Katadyn Vario Microfilter

5012-998
  • Available prices $120.00

Description

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This two-stage ceramic disc and glass-fibre microfilter has an adjustable output for different conditions. A simple turn engages the cleanable ceramic prefilter, for use with dirty water for a longer cartridge life. The high-surface area 0.3micron glass-fibre filter removes bacteria and cysts and the replaceable carbon core improves taste and reduces pesticides and chemicals in the water.

  • Filters up to 2L per minutes in fast-flow mode and up to 1L per minute in long-life mode.
  • Cartridge pumps up to 1875L, depending on water quality.
  • Dual-piston pump provides maximum output for minimum effort.
  • Adaptor base allows the filter to directly attach to water bottles and the output hose (included) connects directly to hydration systems and other large containers.
  • Includes: a pre-filter on the intake hose, a cleaning pad for the ceramic disc, and o-ring lubricant.

Tech specs

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Weight 425g
Ideal for Camping and hiking
Filter type

Water can be treated using various types of filters, chemicals or non-chemical purification methods, or a combination. Filters on their own will not remove viruses as they are too small.

Glass-fibre filter w/carbon core
Output 2L/min
Dimensions 19 x 10cm
Cartridge life

The life of the filter cartridge is based on the quantity of water you can treat before the cartridge is no longer effective. This does not apply to battery operated or chemical filter systems.

400-2000L
Filter size

A 0.5 micron or smaller filters protozoa and some large bacteria; 0.2 micron or smaller filters smaller bacteria such as campylobacter.

0.3microns
Effective against protozoa

Protozoa are larger than one micron and include cryptosporidium and giardia.

Yes
Effective against viruses

Most viruses are in the 1.0 micron size range, but they can be as small as 0.002 microns.

No
Effective against particulate

Particulate consists of very small bits and pieces such as dirt or bugs.

Yes
Effective against bacteria

Bacteria can cause illnesses such as diarrhea and dysentery and are about 1.0 micron in size, although some can be as small as 0.2 microns.

Yes
Made in Switzerland