Katadyn Water Filters

The Katadyn water filters are known to be the best made. They have been manufactured in Switzerland for over half a century. Their system is based on microfiltration through a 0.2 micron microporous ceramic filter element. All harmful cocci, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, cysts and parasites are totally removed, including the chemically resistant infectious agents of Giardia, the amoebic and shigella dysenteries, and those causing typhoid, cholera bilharzia and a long list of other dangerous diseases. No chemicals are used in the purification process. The effectiveness of microfiltration does NOT depend on uncontrollable variables such as temperature and acidity of the water, or on the type and quantity of dissolved or suspended mineral or organic matter. Nor is there any question of how much chemical to use, how long a contact time you need, how long and how vigorously you must stir the water to make it safe, or whether the chemicals have lost potency with time or exposure to heat or moisture.
Katadyn Vario Microfilter

Katadyn Vario Microfilter

Product Code: 1573

Price: $89.95

Shipping: $5.95

The newest Katadyn Water Filter, the Vario is the first water filter that is adjustable for different water conditions.  The Vario combines the two leading water filtering technologies, ceramic filter and pleated glassfiber filter, and allows you to select the filtering mode to best suit the water you're treating.
In the "longer life" mode, water passes through all three filter elements, i.e.
pleated glass fibre, ceramic and charcoal cores, at flow rate of 1 liter per minute. The longer life mode extends the life of the  filter elements, but reduces the flow rate. However, using all the elemets including the ceramic allows you to effectively filter water with more difficult conditions such as cloudy water with solids content.  The ceramic traps silt and particles and can be cleaned periodically to remove the trappped solids.  
In the " Faster Flow" mode, the ceramic filter element is bypassed, allowing filtration by the pleated fiber element at a faster flow rate of 2 liters per minute.
In both modes, the water passes through the Carbon Core, which removes chemicals and addresses taste and odor issues. 
All three filter elements are replaceable and may be ordered seperately.  
Lightweight, compact  and portable the Vario is the most feature rich portable water filter available today.  Ideal for camping, backpacking, or as critical personal emergency preparedness equipment.
The Vario is expected in stock by January 2007