Katadyn Vario Water Filter, Dual Technology Microfilter for Personal or Small Group Camping, Backpacking or Emergency Preparedness

August 18, 2018 - Comment

Activated carbon granulate reduces chemicals and improves taste and odor. Well suited for backpacking use, this Filter features a dual Piston mechanism to provide continuous water flow with minimal effort. To further minimize sediment input, a float keeps intake out of sediment on that may be on the bottom of your water Source.A member of

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Activated carbon granulate reduces chemicals and improves taste and odor. Well suited for backpacking use, this Filter features a dual Piston mechanism to provide continuous water flow with minimal effort. To further minimize sediment input, a float keeps intake out of sediment on that may be on the bottom of your water Source.A member of Katadyn’s Backcountry Series of water filters, the Vario Multi Flow Water Microfilter is the first water filter that is adjustable for different conditions. It combines two leading technologies into one high-performance pump: ceramic for a longer life and pleated glass fiber for easy operation. The Vario offers a high output and also contains a replaceable carbon core to keep the water tasting fresh.

Key Details: Output: Up to 2 quarts (2 liters) per minute Cartridge Capacity: Up to 500 gallons (1875 liters) Weight: 15 ounces Height: 6.5 inches Hose Length: 36 inches Includes prefilter, cleaning pad, and deluxe carry bag

About Katadyn
Katadyn of Switzerland has been producing high quality portable water systems since 1928. Their history has been one of innovation and durability. Katadyn products are used by militaries, health organizations and outdoor adventurers world-wide. No other water system provides higher quality or longer lasting performance. Katadyn is the global leader in portable water treatment. With subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, France, and Singapore; Katadyn develops, produces, and distributes high quality products which are used whenever safe drinking water isn’t available–for travel, camping and humanitarian operations.

From Backpackgeartest.org
The Katadyn Vario Microfilter is part of the backcountry series filter line. The manufacturer indicates this filter line is good for all round use. The manufacturer claims that this filter meets the industry standards for reduction of bacteria (99.9999% Klebsiella terrigena) and protozoan cysts (99.9 % Giardia and Cryptosporidium)…read the entire review

Product Features

  • Dual pumping modes
  • Removes particles
  • Activated Carbon reduces chemicals
  • Suitable for backpacking
  • Glass fiber filter
  • A simple turn engages a ceramic pre-filter for long life in dirty water or a pleated glass fiber filter in normal conditions
  • Produces up to two quarts per minute in the faster flow mode and one quart per minute in longer life mode
  • Replaceable carbon core keeps water tasting fresh; reduces chemicals, odors, and toxins throughout the life of the cartridge
  • Dual piston technology provides maximum output with minimum effort
  • Adapter base attaches directly to water bottles or an output hose can be used to fill hydration systems or larger containers

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Great, probably, if your unit does not leak catastrophically. I’m a long time Katadyn advocate, having used the HikerPro on expedition in SE Asian rainforests for years. Owing to some damage sustained through long term usage I decided to replace my HikerPro with the Vario for its greater throughput. The unit is solidly built, but on usage proved to be problematic for me. Straight out of the box, it started to pump a good volume of water for a few strokes before water started to gush out of the connection point between the top and bottom halves. Assuming…

Sig says:

Great for group camping. Amazing in an emergency. I bought this for camping trips with friends since it had a large output and I figured it would be good for multiple people using it. It took some setup time, and I spent an evening rinsing out the carbon-dust from the filter, but this is normal for new filters. It was perfect for a 6 person, 3 day camping excursion, especially since we all use camel-backs and it made filling them a breeze. (You can get more water into them with the pump than just filling from the tap, just don’t overfill, or…

Old Hacker says:

Lots of pluses and minuses. Since I’ve got a lot of water filter/purifiers, I feel I can safely and objectively compare my experience with them in reviewing this Vario. For sure, it’s a little heavier and bulkier than say, a Hiker Pro. At it’s best, it works great. At it’s worst…well, more about that later.First the pros and cons;Pro;1. It can pump fast and with only mild effort. The bidirectional pump action can really move the water, especially if you have it setup to bypass the ceramic…

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