On my second filter sent free from Katadyn because the first nearly stopped flowing. Now the same for new second filter. The flow is fantastic out of the box. But within in a few days on the trail you will begin to notice it takes a little bit more squeeze pressure to get a drink. Both 100 mile section hikes, one in VA and the other in VT, by day six it was almost down to a trickle. In order to get the filter back to near full function it needs to be soaked in either a vinegar water solution overnight or demilitarized water. Not convenient if thru hiking. Not to bad for a section hiker. Great concept, poor execution.
Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Filter Bottle
Member Gear Review
Not for thru hiking
|Model / Variant||0.6L model|
|My level of backpacking experience||expert|
|# of days I've used this product||30|
|Would I recommend this product to a friend?||No|