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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, needs a charcoal taste filter, September 28, 2016
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Great filter, but the flavor did need significant improvement. I purchased a Katadyn charcoal adapter and was not disappointed.

The plastic body leaves me a little hesitant to state it feels solid, but it truly does regardless of the flex when pumping water. The design makes it seem relatively simple to replace the plastic part if it ever were broken, but i wouldn't go out of my way to try it. The actual internal mechanism is quite solid.

It is a little heavy, but to be expected from a mostly metal filter that feels as reliable as this one.

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, August 10, 2016
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Owned the Lifestraw, Sawyer, Lifesaver Bottle, and now the Katadyn Pocket Filter, and I must say, this Katadyn is my favorite.

Life Straw is compact, lightweight, and inexpensive, good for survival.
Sawyer is a good bang for the buck
Lifesaver Bottle filters out viruses as well, bit bulky and slow flowing, little pricey.
Katadyn Pocket Filter really is quality, good flow, simple and easy to fill up your water containers.
-It is expensive, but you are getting your hard earned cash out of it, because this filter is built strong, comes with a 20yr warranty, and water is one of the necessities needed to survive, why go cheap on your own safety and well being? It is a little heavy for a filter, but then again, when you really need water, are you going to trust your $20 plastic filter? Or are you going to trust you expensive aluminum filter. Ill carry the extra 1lb.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best portable water filter available, August 5, 2017
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I have owned backpacking water filters over the last 35 years. I like the plastic pump filters by first aid and msr and still own one of each. The squeeze filters are light and convenient and I own a few but I just don't like or trust them as far as durability goes. The katadyn pocket filter is not the lightest filter on the market at close to two pounds, not actually smaller otr lighter than the msr either. What this filter has going for it from my point of view is the extream build quality and durability. No plastic barbs to break off, no plastic parts in any critical area other than the body / tube and even that part is well made and actually overbuilt. With a 13000 gallon ceramic filter life if I get even half of that I will be happy. I see no inherent issues with this filter that other filters don't have. In freezing weather you will need to protect the filter from freezing. Any ceramic filter regardless of the brand will have an issue with freezing. One downside on that note is... Read more

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