Katadyn - Vario Microfilter
Technical specifications & features
|Mfg Sku/Part Number||8014931|
|Treatment Type||Pump Filter|
|Flow Rate||2 L/Minute|
|Other Features||Capacity (gal)~ 530 (glassfiber) ~ 106 (carbon)
Capacity (L)~ 2'000 (glassfiber) ~ 400 (carbon)
Dimensions (cm)19 x 10
Dimensions (in)7.5 x 4.0
Technology: AntiClog Technology with 0.3 micron glassfiber (no cleaning needed) Activated carbon granulate Ceramic pre-filter.
- Snowqualmie Forest
- Used it for a camping trip in Washington. It performed flawlessly and cleaned easily. The weight and size was good and the speed of the filter was phenomenal. Made short work of filling up everyone's canteens.
- Awesome Water Filter!
There are a few features I love about this water filter but most importantly is how easy it is to use. It can screw directly onto a nalgene (which helps me prevent spilling) and it pumps both directions (pushing and pulling) to really speed up the process. It also comes in a nice little bag that is easy to pack and perfect for a day hike.
Questions & Answers
The Vario is faster and has the option of switching between two modes. One mode has a really high rate of flow for basically clean, clear looking water. This faster mode uses only the glass fiber and active charcoal filter (both easily replaceable). In the second mode, you can twist the bottom to engage the replaceable ceramic disc "pre-filter". This is useful for dirty or turbid water. The second mode naturally doesn't pump as quickly, but it make the filter last longer before it needs replacement. Also, the ceramic disc can be cleaned in the field to restore flow in a clogged filter.
The Vario has more features of the two, but at the end of the day both filters will supply clean trustworthy water.
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