Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

The Katadyn Pocket Water Filter is buit like a tank. It is tough and rugged which is very well-suited for mountaineering and trekking. I brought this filter when we climbed Mt. Apo and it served me and my buddies well. Sir Leo and I gathered water at the mountain lake and we drank it. So far we are alive 😀

I got this unit (mine is color blue) from a friend who seldom used it and I was lucky to be the one to have it.  I was focused in buying the MSR filter but when I looked at reviews the Katadyn filter topped the MSR filter in terms of durability and usefulness.

The first time, I tested it using ordinary tap water (our tap water in Bacoor Cavite is not potable) and drank the filtered water. I was really nervous as my stomach is really sensitive to water impurities and oftentimes I get stomach pains. To my surprise I did not get any stomach pains at all (or worse LBM hehehe). The water was clear and clean. I knew then the filter was doing what its supposed to do.

Durability and usefulness are on TOP of the requirements (lightweight is another thing) when I look at mountaineering gears, and Katadyn Pocket Water Filter is on TOP of the list. You wont worry if it gets bumped at or accidentally, you drop it during a climb or trek. The solid Aluminum and plastic construction is really really tough!!! Try to break it and you will fail hehehe. I won’t hesitate to bring it during long treks and major climbs specially if carrying a lot of water is impossible.

For more info visit Katadyn’s website http://www.katadyn.com/caen/katadyn-products/products/katadynshopconnect/katadyn-water-filters-endurance-series-products/katadyn-pocket/

I rate this product 5-out-of-5 stars 🙂

2 thoughts on “Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

  1. hello Pinoy Outdoorsman!

    I have come across this product at REI when I visited Oregon 3 weeks ago. They’re a huge outdoor equipment store and their range of equipment is amazing.

    Anyway, I was going to buy the Katadyn too because of the fantastic reviews but I came across the Sawyer All-In-One Water Filter. It cost me $70 and what really sold me on it was it didn’t need replacement filters, meaning I don’t have to buy anything more after this kit.

    Does the Katadyn need replacement filter cartridges too? It must be a great item and your article makes me think about getting one in the near future.

    I’m not as skilled in the outdoors as you are, but we have similar interests.

    Cheers,

    TZH

    By the way, I also purchased my BioLite Stove from REI and really love it too. My own review for my Sawyer and BioLite will come soon. I will cite you however as the 1st guy that I know of in the country who has reviewed the stove. Keep up the good work!

    • Hi TZH. Wow it’s great that you were able to buy the Sawyer All-in-one water filter. Wish that is available here in the Philippines…. and you have the Biolite (all smiles right now). You will have lots of great time using it, definitely!!!

      As for the Katadyn, yes it will need filter replacement once the silver impregnated ceramic filter becomes too thin….. I have never replaced it yet though. It’s really a work-horse.

      Looking forward for your reviews and thank you very much for dropping-by.

      Enjoy always!!! 🙂

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