Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review

Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review – Ceramic Swiss Filtration

When it comes to quality craftsmanship, a rare find in today’s modern age, the Swiss Katadyn Pocket water filter is truly top notch.

Perhaps that’s why it comes with an impressive 20-year guarantee.

Unlike most other water filters out there, I actually enjoy taking this one out of my pack. And not just because it looks so incredibly beautiful, but because I know it’s built to take a beating.

Great materials like aluminum, stainless steel, silicone, and ceramic are ones you can dependably rely on when your gear is all you’ve got to survive on.

Factor in as few moving parts as possible and the Katadyn Pocket is a winner in my book. Below, you’ll find my Katadyn Pocket review in greater detail alongside my impressions of field testing this ceramic water filter.


Quick Highlights:

Katadyn Pocket Filter With Clear Nalgene Bottle

– Field-cleanable silver-impregnated ceramic filter element
– 0.2 microns filter (0.002mm pores)
– Eliminates bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores and sediments
– Output approx. 1 liter per min.
– Filters up to 50,000 liters (13,000 gallons) depending on water quality
– Weighs approx. 550 grams
– 20 year guarantee
– Aluminum, stainless steel, silicone and ceramic construction
– Includes prefilter, bottle adapter, abrasive cleaning pads, ceramic filter measuring gauge, and carry bag
– Outlet hose features metal clip which attaches to most bottles
– Few moveable parts for simple and minimal maintenance
– Ergonomic round pump handle for ease of pumping


Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Review

Aluminum Stainless Steel Silicone And Ceramic Katadyn Pocket Backpacking Water Filter

Front Of Box Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Box

Portable Water Filter Katadyn Pocket

Pump Filter Katadyn Pocket

Ceramic Micron Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Clean Water Input Hose Barb Katadyn Pocket

Componets Katadyn Pocket Water Filters

Disassembled Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Included Accessories Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Katadyn Pocket Ceramic Filter Measuring Tool

Katadyn Pocket Input Hose Barb

Katadyn Pocket Instructions Booklet

Katadyn Pocket Pre Filter With Plastic Shroud Cover

Katadyn Pocket Storage Bag

Katadyn Pocket With Ceramic Filter And Aluminum Body Construction

Katadyn Pocket With Metal Bottle Clip On Nalgene

Pump Handle Katadyn Pocket Water Filter

Top View Katadyn Pocket Pump Handle

Top View Katadyn Pocket Water Filters

Backpacking Water Filters Portable Katadyn Pocket

Camping Creek Water Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Ceramic Microfilter Review

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Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Ceramic Microfilter Review

Katadyn Pocket Creek Water Review

Creek Field Testing Katadyn Pocket Water Filter Outdoors

With a 0.2 microns field-cleanable, silver-impregnated ceramic filter removing impurities like bacteria, cysts, algae, spores, sediments, and protozoa, is a breeze.

Simply drop the input hose into any water source and adjust the foam floating device up or down as needed. Clamp the output hose to your water bottle (in my case a Nalgene and Camelbak) or bladder, and pump away. While it does take some pumping action to get going, luckily the round handle is rather comfortable to use, and the base is easy to grip onto with your entire hand.

In terms of output, you’ll see around 1 liter per min.

For filter life, the Katadyn Pocket’s ceramic filter element handles an impressive 50,000 liters or 13,000 gallons depending on the quality of water. Best of all, Katadyn also includes abrasive cleaning pads plus a measuring gauge to make maintenance as easy as it can get.

At around 550 grams you might say it’s on the heavier side, about the same as an MSR Guardian, yet, I’ll easily take the extra weight in exchange for an essential piece of gear I know will get the job done every single time. In reality, for the build quality, I’m stunned Katadyn has managed to get this water filter to weigh as little as it does.


Katadyn Pocket Water Test

Cloudy Dirty Water Katadyn Pocket Review

Katadyn Pocket Pre Filter

Outdoor Katadyn Pocket Review Field Test Dirty Water

Katadyn Pocket With Bottle Clip

Results Crystal Clear Water Katadyn Pocket Review Outdoors




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