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Katadyn

Vario Water Filter

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Product Information For The Katadyn Vario Water Filter

Specs

Brand Katadyn
UPC, EAN, ISBN 604375149311
Weight 15 oz / 425 g
Water Treatment Type Filter
Cartridge Life 2,000 L / 530 gal (glassfiber); 400 L / 106 gal (carbon)
Flow Rate 2 liters per min
Effective Against Bacteria, Protozoa
Filter Pore Size 0.3 micron
Packed Size 7.5 x 4.0 in / 19 x 10 cm
Field Maintainable Yes
Material Plastic

Description

The Vario Water Filter from Katadyn combines individual efficiency with the simplest possible handling. It's technology consists of three filter levels: a high-performance glass fiber filter, a ceramic pre-filter that can be adjusted individually according to the cloudiness of the water, and active charcoal for eliminating odors and improving taste.

Details

  • AntiClog Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber (no cleaning needed)
  • Replaceable activated carbon granulate Ceramic pre-filter
  • Adjustable ceramic prefilter
  • A dual piston mechanism provides continous water flow with minimal effort
  • Uses ceramic as a cleanable dirt shield and glassfiber for microbiological filtration
  • Rubber base with opening for drinking tube
  • Ergonomic pump handle
  • 2 year guarantee
  • Eliminates: bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, sediments.
  • Reduces chemicals and improves taste and odor
  • Integrated bottle thread - fits directly on Nalgene bottles (wide mouth)
  • Outlet tube with bottle clip for easy filling of various containers
  • 2 Filtering Modes:
    - Longer Life: water is first prefiltered throught the ceramic disk
    - Active charcoal: for eliminating odors and improving taste
    - Faster Flow: water is directed straight to the glassfiber membrane, increasing the water flow to up to 2 l/min
Reviews

Reviews For The Katadyn Vario Water Filter

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KatadynVario Water Filter
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to pump (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good filtration (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (5)
    • Backpacking (3)
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    5.0

    easy to use, and maintain

    By Troop 81 Mo Fun

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard To Clean Pre Filter

    Best Uses

    • Hiking/Camping
    • Hydration Packs
    • Water Bottles

    Comments about Vario Water Filter:

    took it out the first time and was able to set it up and use it really quickly and easily. the only issue is that the pre filter at the end of the tube is difficult to take off of the tube so it can be cleaned.

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    5.0

    Vario water filter

    By Michele

    from Cloquet mn

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ease Of Assembly
    • Easy to Use
    • Fast filtering
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking/Camping
      • Travel

      Comments about Vario Water Filter:

      I love how easy and quick this is!

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      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      EXCELLENT

      By Papabear

      from Denver Colorado

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Quality
      • Trail Maintainable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Hiking/Camping

        Comments about Vario Water Filter:

        I used one borrowed on a rim to rim to rim at the Grand Canyon and was so exceedingly impressed I bought one as soon as I got home. I have a First Need Purifier but I am so tired of the huge expense of replacing cannisters that clog so easily and aren't field cleanable that it was past time for a change. I will be testing this one specifically on a Colorado Trail Backpack trip in July with a group of dedicated Boy Scout.s

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          What is the micron rating and what all does it remove.....Besides the size and weight can you compare performance/difference between the Vario and the hiker Pro........thanks, bruce
          Asked on 5/15/2012 by Anonymous from Chattahoochee Hills, GA

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            A:

            The Vario Water Filter has a 0.3 micron rating. Besides size and weight, the main difference between the Vario and Hiker Pro is that the Vario features a dual piston mechanism which provides continous water flow when pumping up or down. The Hiker only provides water flow when puming down.

            Answered on 5/21/2012 by Clayton - Gear Expert from CampSaver.com
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