What is the best outdoor water filter to buy?

Some websites claim that, Katadyn Vario Water Filter is the best filter in the world, however, I want to see what other people think about this? What is the best outdoor water filter on the market?

8 Answers

  • chris
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Best" is an opinion, some things to consider are level of purity, weight, cleaning ability, replacement cartridge cost and how much space they take up for packing. I have a "first need" going on 20 years now with no problems and their prices have remained steady. Here is an article to help you choose the "Best" one for you,


  • 4 years ago

    Best Outdoor Water Filter

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    6 years ago

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  • 10 years ago

    You need to determine the specs that make you comfortable. You can choose a water filter based on many factors: weight, filtering-type, size of screening for micro-organisms, desalinization, price.

    I am satisfied with the MSR ceramic filter that I bought years ago. Among other things, it fits with my style of carrying water in liter bottles, can be easily maintained with a scrubbing, and does not require replacement filters. However, I have not needed a filter for extreme international threats, toxic metal removal, or desalinization.

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  • 10 years ago

    I have a Katadyn pro hiker and I also use their chlorine dioxide tabs, work really well for me when camping. Plus the filter is only about 60 bucks and the tabs are 11 bucks for 30 of them.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    There are a lot of trade-offs between effectiveness, usability, weight, and field maintainability.

    The model you mentioned is incredibly effective for removing micro-organisms.

    However, the MSR Miniworks is lighter, and much easier to maintain in the field.

  • Joyce
    Lv 4
    5 years ago


  • snow
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    I like my MSR miniworks

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