"Dad was right about a lot of things, but he was wrong when he said we couldn't have it both ways...For group filtration, this is the speediest pump filter I've ever used." - Backpacker Magazine 2007 Gear Guide
"Katadyn Vario uses both ceramic and carbon filters so you can adjust the filtration according to water quality. Result: a filter that's fast AND long lasting." - Outside Magazine 2007 Buyer's Guide
IPSO Outdoor Award, 2007
The Katadyn Vario is the first truly new water filter to be introduced in the past 10 years. The Katadyn Vario is the first ever water filter to combine the benefits long life and fast flow in one product. The Katadyn Vario water filter combines ceramic and pleated filter technology which makes it adjustable to all field conditions.
The Katadyn Vario water filter also features Dual Piston Technology which produces the fastest flow rate on the market. Its replaceable carbon core keeps water tasting fresh and the multi-water adaptor base makes it easy to fill any water bottle, container or bladder.
Combines Ceramic and Pleated Technology = Adjustable for different field conditions
Dual Piston Technology = Most efficient, fastest flow available
Replaceable Carbon Core = Keeps water tasting fresh
Multi-Water Adaptor Base = Easiest to fill and water container/ bladder
Microfiltration Method: Cleanable ceramic disc lengthens life of primary pleated microfilter. 0.3 micron high surface area pleated glassfiber microfilter removes waterborne bacteria and cysts. Replaceable carbon core reduces chemicals, pesticides, and bad taste in water.
Output: Up to 2 quarts (2 liters) per minute.
Cartridge Capacity: Up to 500 gallons (1875 liters), depending on water quality
Weight: 15 oz.
Hose Length: 36"
Includes: Prefilter, Cleaning Pad, and Deluxe Carry Bag