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.
- 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
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.
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
Dual pumping modes
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