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Katadyn Vario Filter


Powerful and versatile filter for outdoor adventures, providing clean water from various sources.

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Product Description

The award-winning Katadyn Vario is a powerful and versatile water filter designed for small groups. With its compact and lightweight design, it’s the perfect outdoor companion. This filter is adjustable to different conditions, making it suitable for clear or dirty water. It eliminates bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, sediments, and also reduces chemicals while improving taste and odor through its replaceable activated carbon granulate.

The Vario uses a ceramic disk as a cleanable dirt shield and glassfiber for microbiological filtration, ensuring minimal pump resistance. In “LONGER LIFE” mode, it pre-filters turbid water through the ceramic disk, offering an output of approximately 1 L/min. In “FASTER FLOW” mode, the water is directed straight to the glassfiber membrane, increasing the flow to up to 2 L/min.

With its dual piston mechanism, the Vario provides a continuous water flow with minimal effort. The rubber base ensures a secure stand, and the integrated bottle thread fits directly onto Nalgene bottles with wide mouths. The capacity of the Vario is up to 2,000 liters, depending on water quality. Replacement filters are available separately.

Tech Specs

  • Water source: Clear water; muddy water
  • Group size: 2-5
  • Usage: Often
  • Product type: Hand pump
  • Output (L/min): 2
  • Treated Quantity (L): 2000
  • Effective against: Microorganisms, Bad taste, Chemicals
  • Filter material: Glass fibre, Ceramic, Activated carbon
  • Effective against: Bacteria, protozoa, cysts, sediments
  • Field cleanable: Yes
  • Height (mm): 190
  • Diameter (mm): 100
  • Weight: 425 g



Katadyn is a global market leader based in Switzerland, specializing in mobile and customized water treatment systems and products designed for outdoor and marine use. Their mission, “Making water drinking water,” drives the development and manufacturing of portable water filters, desalinators, and disinfectants. Katadyn products make clean drinking water accessible in various settings, including outdoor adventures, marine environments, emergency preparedness, humanitarian efforts, tactical missions, and industrial applications.

With its headquarters still located in Switzerland, Katadyn upholds a commitment to producing products that meet rigorous standards of quality, reliability, and user-friendliness. As a result, numerous international aid organizations and governments trust Katadyn for essential survival and life-saving solutions.