How I chose my water filter!

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How I chose my water filter!

Post by BlackWidowTackle » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 am

I like the Katadyn units and this is what I figured out in my research and price comparison. These are the units I looked into:
1. Katadyn Pocket(up to 13,000gal before filter change) MSRP $370 and Filter MSRP $200.



2. Katadyn Mini(up to 1,850gal before filter change) MSRP $110 and Filter MSRP $60.

3. Katadyn Hiker Pro(up to 300gal before filter change) MSRP $85 and Filter MSRP $50.

4. Katadyn Hiker (up to 200gal before filter change) MSRP $70 and Filter MSRP $50.

Those were the models that I had to choose from and this is how I chose the model that I did.
1. The hiker was a GREAT price at $70 but it only lasted 200gal compared to the pocket which is 13,000gal. So I would need 65 filter to last the length of the pocket which would cost me $3250.

2. Next was the hiker pro which is a step up from the hiker and can connect directly to a hydration system like a camelbak which I like but only last 300gal before a filter change and compared to the pocket that is 43 filter and that would cost me $2150.

3. Now the Mini which is nice and light and small for packing which is a plus and the filter last 1,850gal. But it would take too long for 2 people to use and I would need 7 filter to last as 1 pocket for a cost of $420 which is not too bad.

4. And not for the one I choose the Pocket. It last up too 13,000gal and comes with a “LIFETIME WARRANTY” so if it ever does happen to break they will fix it for free and it is very solid. Now for the cons on this one. It is a little larger than some and weight a little more at 10″ high and 20oz. A MSRP of $370 and for the filter is is MSRP $200.

I choose the pocket because it will last probably a lifetime for me before I had to change the filter:) I could use it in a nice mountain stream or in a pond with out a problem.
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Re: How I chose my water filter!

Post by stickandlimb » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:45 pm

That looks like what I need to go to Colorado elk hunting . The first time I went i would drink from the stream but I understand that they are warning people not too . The last time i went I ran out of water because we got lost . I had no way to fill my bota bag with filtered water so I just about dehydrated going over a mountain trying to get back on course . Thanks
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Re: How I chose my water filter!

Post by TradRag » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:00 pm

stickandlimb wrote:That looks like what I need to go to Colorado elk hunting . The first time I went i would drink from the stream but I understand that they are warning people not too . The last time i went I ran out of water because we got lost . I had no way to fill my bota bag with filtered water so I just about dehydrated going over a mountain trying to get back on course . Thanks
This is what I use and love. 3. Katadyn Hiker Pro(up to 300gal before filter change) MSRP $85 and Filter MSRP $50. Its been on a few elk hunts too. :mrgreen:
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Re: How I chose my water filter!

Post by BlackWidowTackle » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:08 pm

They are a must have even if you just get the tablets.
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