Katadyn Pocket Microfilter 8013618
|Microfiltration Method: Field-cleanable 0.2 micron ceramic depth filter
Output: Up to 1 quart (1 liter)/minute
Cartridge Capacity: Up to 13,000 gallons
Weight: 20 oz
Includes: Hydration System Connector, Prefilter, Bottle Clip, Zippered Carry Case, Measuring Gauge and Cleaning Pad and Field Tips
Weight: 2.2 pounds.
Dimensional Weight: 1.35 pounds.
Dimensions: 3.125" (W) x 10.25" (H) x 7.125" (D)
Weight Disclaimer: * Weight may vary based on configuration.
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Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
have owned or used many of the various filters on the market over the years. They all do pretty much the same thing to one degree or another. Some are better than others. Some have features which may make them more appealing to certain folks that may be seen as a detriment by other folks. You pay your money you take your own point of view. I finally broke down and coughed up the dough for a Katadyn not too long ago. I still have a perfectly serviceable MSR Waterworks and have been satisfied with it overall. I've also owned a few Volkswagens in my day but would love to own a Mercedes. This is a very well designed and engineered filter. It's been on the market for decades with very little change in it's design. In that time it has been at the forefront of portable water filtration technology and is considered by many to be a benchmark for comparison. I grant that I sound like a corporate shill spouting these platitudes but in an age and society where "disposable" and "engineered obsolescence" are regrettably industry standards, it's good to find a product that bucks the trend.
Spend the extra money and get this filter! It's built strong and filters out everything..even viruses!! If you end up somewhere where you need water, you want it fresh and clean. Highly Recommend!!