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Review And Ratings For The Katadyn Hiker Pro Water Filter

The Katadyn Hiker microfilter is a pump type filter that was specifically designed to be light and easy to carry for those who enjoy those camping and hiking trips that are a little off the beaten path.

    What's Smart?

  • Easy to pump
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to set up
  • Good for various uses

    What's Not?

  • Buying replacement filters
  • Lacks durability
Suitable for: Base camp, backpacking, Hiking
Approx price: $80 US or less
Countries available: Worldwide (check with us or Katadyn)
Brand: Katadyn

First Impressions

The Hiker Pro Water Filter comes nicely packaged and when removed from the packaging it looks and feels both lightweight and sturdy. The instruction for assembly and care look to be straightforward and uncomplicated.

Consumer Reports

The reviews are extremely positive with this filter ranking between 4 and 5 stars on different review sites. The average ratings are between 4.4 and 4.6 stars out 5 stars which indicates that most users find that it does what it supposed do, very well.

Some of the comments regarding this filter include:

  • “It's easy to carry, clean, and store.” (trailspace review)
  • “I've been using Katadyn filters for over 30 years now.” (trailspace review)
  • “Hiker pro worked great. We were in the Galiuro wilderness for 6 days and pumped close to 20 gallons of water, some that looked pretty bad.....” (Bass Pro review)

There were a lot of advantages that users found using the Hiker pro as well as a couple of disadvantages. Here is a look at the pros and cons.

    Pros of The Hiker Pro

  • Fills a 1 quart bottle in less than a minute
  • Strong pumping handle that is easy to pump
  • Durable
  • Easy to read instructions
  • Easy to set up
  • Great tasting water

    Cons of the Katadyn Hiker Pro

  • Replacement filter is expensive costing 1/2 the price of the entire filter system.
  • Plastic inlet valve pops off though Katadyn is quick to replace the part.


The Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter fills a real need for those people who enjoy traveling off the beaten path where water poses a real problem .

This filter seems to purify water from almost any source making it possible to get clean drinking water whenever necessary as long as there is a water source near by.

The Hiker Pro is an an ideal choice to meet the water filtering needs of one or two people.

Hiker Pro Water Filter Features and Specs.

Katadyn Hiker Specs

  • The anti-clog pleated cartridge requires little maintenance other than washing it out periodically.
  • Easy to use minimal resistant pump
  • Active carbon core that helps remove more impurities from the water and results in a great taste
  • Pre filter helps to protect the filter giving it a longer lifespan.
  • Compact design makes this filter great for backpackers as it takes up little space and is light weight.
  • Bottle adapter attaches to your drinking bottle making fill up a snap.
    Ease of use
    How the water tastes
    Filter lasting
    Value for money

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