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Katadyn Vario Portable Water Filter

Item # 433200
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Key Features

  • Individual efficiency and simple handling

  • 3 filter levels for max. elimination of particles

  • AntiClog 0.3 micron glassfiber filter

  • Adjustable ceramic pre-filter

  • Active charcoal eliminates odors


Our Price   $89.99

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Product Description
Combining individual efficiency with the simplest possible handling, the Vario Portable Water Filter utilizes 3 filter levels for maximum elimination of particles and odor-causing microbes. Features one AntiClog 0.3 micron glassfiber filter, one ceramic pre-filter that can be adjusted individually according to the cloudiness of the water, and one active charcoal that eliminates odors. Filters up to 2L of drinking water per minute. Compatible with most standard outdoor bottles and hydration bladders.

• Capacity: 530 gal., 2'000L (glassfiber); 106 gal., 400L (carbon)
• Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 4" (19 x 10 cm)
• Output: up to 2L/min
• Weight: 425g, 15 oz.

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Katadyn Vario Portable Water Filter
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      Best Uses

      • Hiking (3)

      Reviewed by 3 customers

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      5.0

      One of the best filters

      By John the hiker

      from Lansing, mi

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Flow Rate
      • Good Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking/Camping
        • Travel
        • Water Bottles

        Comments about Katadyn Vario Portable Water Filter:

        I've used this system for 5 trips to Nepal and 6 trips to northern India. I've used two filters for groups of 12-15 college students hiking in the Himalayas. No problems other than having to clean the pre- filter fairly often ( especially with all the students at 3-4 liters a day). The high flow rate with pumping on up and down stroke is a real plus. I trust this system and even use it in India for the tap water in hotels.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great product!

        By Camping One

        from Northern WI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking/Camping

          Comments about Katadyn Vario Portable Water Filter:

          Will be used for extreme camping.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Stopped working after 2 filtrations

          By Dan the Man

          from York, Pa

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult to Use
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

            • Hiking/Camping
            • Hydration Packs
            • Water Bottles

            Comments about Katadyn Vario Portable Water Filter:

            I set off for the long trail for a week long hike to vermont's highest peak. After approximately 2 filtrations the pump would not pump any water. I had to manually fill the cap with water to "prime" the filter and then it would sporadically pump. I checked all the O rings and replaced and lubricated, but to no avail the pump still acted the same. When i got home i tried replacing the filter it self. It did not work. So needless to say i contacted the manufacturer who told me to replace all these different components but would not replace my filter. I was extremely dissatisfied with this product and the customer service. I'll just go back to using my plain jane hiker filter from katadyn. DO not buy this product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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