The Vario combines individual efficiency with the simplest possible handling. The technology it uses consists of three filter levels: a high-performance glass fibre filter, a ceramic pre-filter that can be adjusted individually according to the cloudiness of the water, and active charcoal for eliminating odours.
Anyone who needs up to two litres of drinking water per minute can use the glass fibre and active charcoal filter. If the water is extremely cloudy, the ceramic pre-filter can be fitted in a moment in order to extend the service life of the glass fibre filter. The Vario is compatible with most standard outdoor bottles and hydration bladders.
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Katadyn Backcountry Series Filters:
Backcountry Series products from Katadyn are ideal for camping, backpacking and trekking. They are lightweight, compact and the easiest way to make safe water. Backcountry Series products are the favourite choice for all-around use.
The Swiss KatadynGroup is the world s Number One for individual water purification systems and products, with a global market share exceeding 50 percent. Katadyn has been developing water filters, chlorine and silver-based sterilizing agents, and mobile desalinators for the trekking and marine markets for 80 years now. Numerous international relief organizations and special army units rely on the products of Katadyn for survival and life saving. The company has further diversified by adding two other outdoor market brands: Trek n Eat the Number One for outdoor and expedition foods in Europe produces high-grade, freeze-dried specialty rations. The Swedish Optimus company producer of outdoor stoves and accessories joined the Katadyn Group at the end of 2007.
Katadyn offers a wide variety of water filtration and purification products suitable for any need. This allows outdoor enthusiasts and travellers to take along products for making their own drinking water when preparing their trips.
Review of Katadyn vario filterBy: Gavin Macdonald on 5 May 2019Just finished the Munda Bidi 1000km bike tour in WA. Used this filter most days to filter water for four of us. 20 years ago I had another Katadyn filter that was a lot of hard work to get a Lt of water. This filter was easy to use and no problem to pump out 5lt in a few minutes. Very glad to have it and know I will take it on adventures in the future. Recommend it for sure. Only downside is the bulk it’s not tiny.
By: Walter Witthueser on 21 April 2019How easy waterpumping got in the last years....I had a 40 years old similar one, also from Katadyn. Pumping was tough work....to make a liter of clean water was hard. This one is a pleasure. It works single handed....make sure you have enough charcoal/filters with you. The ceramic element is good for 2000 ltrs., the paperfilter for 200 ltrs......
KATADYN VARIO CERAMIC WATER FILTER PURIFIERBy: Ronald Konkel on 30 September 2018I am a Registered Nurse in the Remote Kimberley. Water quality here is really awful. With the cost of bottled water here, $15 for 5 litres, my filter will be paid for in no time. This is a very good little machine. I am using it every day to purify about 4 litres. No problem at all. Easy to use and the service has been great. I know of a couple of other RN's that are going to getting this filter as well.
Katadyn Vario CeramicBy: Nathanael Wearne on 6 August 2018A great filter and easy to use. I like the flexibility of use (fast/long life modes & various output options). Really happy with what you get for the money and Wild Earth once again deliver on price. Only had this filter for a few weeks, so can't comment on durability, other than that it appears we'll designed and robust.
REVIEW OF THE KATADYN VARIO CERAMIC WATER FILTER PBy: Julian Ledwoch on 28 April 2018Excellent product for clean, odour free water with a very easy hand pumping action. With ceramic and carbon (refillable) filters in a compact kit with all the accessories and cleaning items you need, it has more performance than a Lifestraw or similar. Highly recommended for ease of maintenance and use.