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Katadyn Combi Filter Reviewed

The Katadyn Combi is the only water filter made by Katadyn that can easily be used on the Trail, in RVs and attached to your home water faucet making it great for hiking and camping as well as emergency home use.

    What's Smart?

  • Lightweight
  • great tasting water
  • Assembles and cleans easily
  • Works quickly

    What's Not?

  • Finding a replacement filter to buy (you can below)
Suitable for: Base camp, backpacking, trekking, boating
Approx price: $200 US or less
Countries available: Worldwide (check with us or Katadyn)
Brand: Katadyn

First Impressions

The Katadyn Combi filter comes nicely packaged and is easy to assemble. The fact that it can be easily used both for camping and other outdoor activities while being suitable for 1 to 4 people is impressive.

It's even more impressive that this filter system can also be used at home in case of an emergency providing safe water both for drinking and cooking no matter where you are.

What Buyers Have To Say

Although there are less reviews for the Combi than for other Katadyn filters, the review for this model are excellent with most users rating this it 5 out of 5 stars.

Most users favorably compare this model to Katadyn's pocket filter, liking the fact that it costs less and does virtually the same the job. Here is what some of the users had to say.

  • “It has stood the test of repeat use for a few years now.” (Amazon review)
  • “Best filter for the price.” (Amazon Review)
  • “ I like the fact you get 13,000 gallons from it.” ( review)

Pros And Cons Of The Katadyn Combi Water Filter

It's not surprising given the almost perfect review of the Combi filter there are few negatives users found.

The worst anyone said about it was the difficulty in finding this filter in order to buy and use it. Of course this can be a real problem for those who want it but are unable to find one to purchase. You may have to contact the company itself in order to get one.

Update: ( replacement ceramic and carbon element ): Click here to buy the Katadyn Combi replacement ceramic and carbon element buying the Katadyn combi replacement ceramic and carbon element


  • Lightweight making it a great for backpacking
  • Provides great tasting water
  • Easy to assemble and easy to clean
  • Works quickly to supply to clean water
  • Durable


The Katadyn Combi Water Filter is highly recommended by those who have purchased it and used it. The filter is durable enough to take backpacking and camping in remote areas and is easy to use.

The double filtration systems provides great tasting water. However, probably the real selling point of the Combi is that it can be used both out on the trail and for home emergencies when fresh water is unavailable and needed.

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As you know being able to have pure clean water to stay hydrated when you are on the trail and away from civilization is essential to staying healthy and having a great trip. The features of this filter make it possible to have clean water anywhere at anytime. These features/specs include:

  • Cleanable ceramic filter element
  • Measuring gauge
  • Refillable activate carbon cartridge
  • Pump filter system
  • Attaches to faucets
  • Removes both disease carrying micro organisms and chemicals.
    Ease of use
    How the water tastes
    Filter lasting
    Value for money

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