OUR REVIEW OF THE KATADYN POCKET WATER FILTER – MODEL# 8013618
Having access to clean water is something that is easy to take for granted. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, like a hiker or a backpacker, an international traveler, or just someone who wants to be prepared, having a portable and effective water filtration system is vital. For those who are seeking to prepare for the worst by building a food and water supply for themselves and their families, I highly recommend the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter.
Out of all of the water filters that I have tested and used, this is the one that I have found to be most effective and useful to place in my own go bag. While it may seem a bit pricey, I have found it to be worth every penny.
Unlike cheaper disposable water filters, the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter is built to last. It is made with heavy duty materials with a special ceramic element that can be easily cleaned over and over again. In fact, the Katadyn Pocket Water Filter is designed to filter 13,000 gallons of water. And to my knowledge, this is the only water filter of its size that comes with a 20 year warranty.
A little bit about the filter itself. It stands 10 inches tall and is about 2 1/2 inches wide. It weighs about 20 ounces when empty.
Katadyn claims that this filter can filter and pump about 1 quart (32 ounces) of water per minute. In our usage, we have found this to be fairly accurate. Around the world, health organizations, and outdoors enthusiasts rely upon Katadyn water filters to purify water from practically any source. Even the U.S. military uses the Katadyn water filter in their various expeditions. (And many other militaries do for this matter.)
I don’t know of a better portable water filter on the market anywhere near this price. If you want the best water filter that your money can buy, look no further than the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter.