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Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review

The Katadyn pocket water filter is designed to last, under heavy usage for a considerable length of time and well rated amongst camping and backpacking water filter users

The durability of the Katadyn pocket filter makes this unit well rated amongst outdoor water filter users.

There are many things that you cannot control while you are in the great outdoors, but having access to a clean water supply is one thing that you can, and the pocket filter can produce this.


A Katadyn Pocket is made from heavy-duty materials, so there is no chance of it breaking down on you. Even if you will be using the Katadyn Pocket Filter on a regular basis, it should stand up to all kinds of abuse. In fact, this is the only filter on the market that features a 20-year warranty, which shows how much this company stands behind this product.

What will this filter remove?

The Pocket uses a 0.2-micron ceramic depth filter, which eliminates bacteria and protozoa from the water. This technology is relatively advanced for such a small device, which is good news for all hikers. It is very important that bacteria and protozoa be removed from the water, as these are two of the most common things found in North American water.

Filter Speed

One of the major benefits of using this product is that it can product about a quart of clean water per minute, which means that you will not have to spend your time waiting for your water to be filtered and can get on with your day in no time.

Water filtered and Weight

This element also has a capacity of 13,000 gallons, so you will have a very hard time using its water capacity while you are in the outdoors. Since the Katadyn Pocket Filter only weights about 20 oz, it can be carried with you at all times and there is really no reason to ever hike without one, although there are others lighter on the market, durability is difficult to beat with this Katadyn water filter.

What about virus's?

Perhaps the only drawback is that it is not a water purifier. This means that you would want to bring along some purifying chemicals if you were to use this purifier in Europe or Asia, as there are many more viruses found in the water there, which the Katadyn Pocket Filter might not remove.

With that being said, it does not take much to carry around some iodine, especially when you think about how light the actual filter is.

Final Thoughts

In the end, this is one of the best filters on the market, as it is light, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive.

While you could spend hundreds of dollars on a more advanced model, or much less with a lack of durability, the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter provides everything that you should need. In comparison to other backpacking and camping water filters that are much cheaper, this wins by saving money long term through the length of time the filter lasts.

You can never be too careful with your water supply, as an impure source can make you very sick. Take the proper precautions before you leave and you can ensure that your venture into the outdoors if camping, backpacking or hiking, is a healthy one.

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