Katadyn Vario Water Filter
The Katadyn Vario is a ground-breaking combination of ceramic and fiberglass filters, the Katadyn Vario microfilter offers versatile, reliable performance for varied conditions. Simple to use, lightweight and compact, the Vario offers unparalleled output, effectively filtering up to 2 quarts of water per minute! The Vario effectively removes waterborne bacteria and cysts.
Fiberglass filters are more porous than ceramic filters, so they allow for high volume output, but also have a shorter life expectancy, as they are more prone to wear and tear and reduced performance in very dirty water. Though they offer lesser output than fiberglass filters due to the dense structure, ceramic filters more effectively filter dirty water, are more cleanable and have an extremely long life expectancy. Encasing both filter types in a single housing, the innovative Vario takes advantage of the positive aspects of each, depending on conditions. A simple turn of the Vario puts the ceramic filter to work, filtering 1 quart of water per minute and providing up to 500 gallons of water (depending on water quality) over the life of the filter. Turn the Vario again to engage the pleated fiberglass filter to provide up to 2 quarts of water per minute in less dirty conditions. A smooth-operating ergonomic handle employs dual-piston technology to increase efficiency. An activated carbon core reduces unpleasant tastes and odors, ensuring fresh-tasting water.
The Vario is designed to screw directly into the top of most 32 oz. water bottles but also includes an output hose and that can be used to fill hydration systems or other containers. A lengthy input hose with prefilter makes drawing water from streams or creeks easy and efficient. A deluxe carry bag has instructions and field maintenance tips. The Vario also comes with a cleaning pad.
- Item Weight: 15 oz.
- Dimensions: 6.5 in. length
- Field Maintainable: Yes
- Filter Material: 0.2 micron Ceramic and/or 0.3 micron fiberglass
- Removes: Giardia; Cryptosporidium; Bacteria; Taste
- Flow Rate: Up to 2 quarts per minute
- Capacity: Up to 500 gallons depending on water quality
Water treatment products are in high demand for outdoor enthusiasts, international travelers, relief groups, and preparedness-minded individuals. The Swiss company Katadyn provides users with a water system for every need, including traveling, camping, backpacking, sailing, paddling, fishing, biking, and anytime you need to, as the company says, "make water drinking water."