Katadyn Pocket Discontinued Summer 2015
The Katadyn Pocket is a filter designed with longevity and reliability in mind. Made with solid metal pieces and a silver impregnated ceramic filter, it can treat over 13,000 gallons before needing a replacement cartridge, and it comes with a whopping 20 year warranty. The downside to super durability? It is heavy. Really heavy. Weighing in at 23.95 ounces it is by far the heaviest filter we reviewed, making it not the primary choice for weight conscious backpackers. It is also really expensive, costing three times that of most other filters, so not for the hiker trying to piece together a kit on a budget. The Pocket would be ideal for river trips, or guides who are treating water for large groups of people where weight is not as much of a concern. Since it is a pump, it can treat as much or as little water as desired. With this filter you can be guaranteed that it will work well, last forever, and you can warranty it if it doesn't.