The Katadyn Pocket Water Filter is made of heavy duty materials is ideal for long lasting
continuous use even under extreme circumstances. The
silver impregnated ceramic element is effective against
bacteria and protozoa. The Katadyn Pocket is the only
water filter with a 20 year warranty.
The Katadyn Pocket Microfilter meets
industry standards for reduction of bacteria (99.9999%)
and protozoan cysts like Legionella, Giardia and
Cryptosporidium (99.99%). The Pocket is Katadyn’s most
rugged filter. Professionals trust its longevity. The
ideal for 1 to 4 persons while trekking, on journeys and
on expeditions. Like the other Katadyn filters, the
Pocket makes an excellent survival tool. There is a
sense among several people that something catastrophic
is about to take place and depending on who you talk to
some believe it will be at the level of an extinction
event or at least where organized governments no longer
exists. People are stocking up on things like gold, but
can you drink gold in a time of trouble? All the money
in the world cannot buy a carrot when there is none left
on the shelf.
Detailed Katadyn Pocket Specs
Pump filter, ceramic depth filtration (0.2 microns = 0.0002mm pores)
Eliminates bacteria, protozoa, cysts, algae, spores, sediments and viruses in combination with particles greater than 0.2 microns.
Aluminium, stainless steel, silicone, ceramic
up to 13,000 gallon depending on water quality
Up to 50,000 litres depending on water quality
24 x 6 cm
10 x 2.4
Approx. 1 quart/min
Approx. 1 l/min
Approx. 550 g
Prefilter, bottle adaptor and carry bag
OTHER IMPORTANT KATADYN VARIO FACTS
The Katadyn Pocket is the first portable water filter. It is a classic and still a leader.
Made from top-quality, durable materials. This is why the Pocket is suitable for the toughest of conditions and is the first choice for extreme adventurers like Mike Horn.
The tried and tested ceramic depth filter removes bacteria, protozoa and other disease-causing agents. The principle:
The micro-organisms cannot pass through the mini pores of the filter ceramic (0.2 microns) because of their size
(greater than 0.2 microns = 0.0002 mm).
Unlike disposable filters, the ceramic can be cleaned several times - even in the field.
Improved, round pump handle for better ergonomics and an outlet hose which can be attached to water containers
with a simple clip.
PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS BENEFITS
Top-quality, durable materials > unparalleled quality with a 20 year guarantee
Cleanable ceramic filter element > not only for clear but also for very cloudy water /
can be used hundreds of times (not a disposable filter)
Few movable parts > simple maintenance
Long lasting > requires minimal maintenance
Improved hand ergonomics > even easier to pump
Measuring gauge supplied > indicates when the filter element should be changed
Katadyn Pocket Product Set up (download
The Pocket requires minimal set up. For best
results, try out the Pocket before first field use to
familiarize yourself with its operation.
1) Connect Hoses: Push the
hose float on to the input hose (hose with prefilter).
Position the float approx. 2 inches from prefilter.
Attach the input hose to the input barb on the pump
base. Push the bottle clip on to the output hose. Attach
the output hose to the output barb.
2) Flush System: Important:
Before first use, flush system by pumping approximately
0.5 litres of water through the unit to remove harmless
ceramic dust. See following section on Normal Operation
on how to filter water.
1) Place input hose in untreated water source.
Adjust the float to keep prefilter off the bottom
and away from sediment.
2) Attach the bottle clip on the output hose on to a
clean water container*. (Figure 2 3)
3) Hold the filter upright and begin pumping the handle
in a slow, steady manner. Make sure
the input hose is not kinked.
4) After filling water container with filtered water,
remove bottle clip from container and input
hose from water source. Continue pumping to remove
remaining water from pump body.
5) Store the unit in the carry bag. To prevent the
possibility of cross contamination remove the output
hose with the clip and store separately in the re
sealable bag inside the carry bag.
*Note: Before each use, pump and discard a small amount
(0.2 litres) of water to remove stale taste.
Field Performance Tips
The Katadyn Pocket is designed to remove bacteria
and protozoan cysts such as Legionella, Giardia and
Cryptosporidium. To extend ceramic life, always use the
best water source available. Keep the input prefilter
clean and off the bottom. In heavy sediment conditions,
wrap a coffee filter or bandanna around the input
prefilter. Where possible, place untreated water in
container and wait for sediment to settle out until
water appears clear then filter from
water above the sediment.
Maintain your Katadyn water system
to keep it operating smoothly.
1) If handle is hard to push:
Clogged filter pores. If the filter pores of the ceramic
are clogged, the ceramic needs to be cleaned. Never use
force when pumping. Remove the element by turning it
counterclockwise as far as it will go and lifting it
from the housing. Regenerate the ceramic by brushing
under running water with the supplied cleaning pad until
the light, original ceramic colour appears again. When
reassembling hold output barb towards logo on pump
housing and turn clockwise as far as it will go while
2) Lubricate pump handle o ring. Silicone
lubricant is provided with your new unit. Remove handle
collar and handle. (Figure 1 1) Clean excess build up
from black rubber o ring on bottom of handle. Place a
small amount of silicone lubricant all the way around
the o ring. Re assemble.
3) If unit pumps easily, but no water flow: Make
sure prefilter is submerged.
Make sure that input hose is not blocked or pinched.
Hold the filter vertically until water flows.
4) Prefilter: Rinse the prefilter in water to
remove any particles that may be caught in the strainer.
5) Storage: Your Katadyn water system comes with
a carry bag for storage. To prevent the
possibility of cross contamination remove the output
hose with the bottle clip and store
separately in the re sealable bag inside the carry bag.
Long Term Storage (After Your Trip
Store the Pocket filter as follows:
1) Unscrew the pump base and clean the ceramic element
by brushing with the supplied cleaning pad. Allow to air
2) Rinse the blue plastic sleeve and remove any dirt.
3) Lubricate the o rings and the threads of the filter
element and the pump base.
4) Re assemble the filter.
5) Wrap input hose around body and store Pocket inside
the carry bag.
Note: When removing unit from long term storage, flush
the system with one liter of water to
remove any stale tasting water.
Katadyn Ceramic Filter Capacity
Ceramic capacity depends on water quality. The
dirtier the water the more often you will have to clean
the element. This reduces the capacity of approx. 13’000
gallons (50’000 liters). If the gap
of the measuring gauge fits over the ceramic it is time
to replace the filter (Figure 2 3). Inspect the
ceramic for cracks after cleaning, if you dropped the
filter or if you had freezing temperatures. If the
filter shows cracks it will no longer protect you from
Ceramic Filter Installation
1) Unscrew the pump base counter clockwise from the
lower end of the filter housing and remove the plastic
sleeve by pulling it downwards.
2) Unscrew the handle collar on the upper part of the
ceramic element counterclockwise and
remove the pump handle. Lubricate o ring.
3) Remove new ceramic element from packaging
4) Insert pump handle into the new ceramic element and
tighten the handle collar clockwise.
5) Push the plastic sleeve over the new ceramic element.
Apply a drop of silicone lubricant to
the thread of the pump base. Tighten the pump base to
the housing clockwise.
6) Flush ceramic element by pumping and discarding the
When You Travel Abroad, Camp or
…you run a risk of illness ranging from the
inconvenience and discomfort of diarrhoea to more
serious illnesses caused by protozoan cysts (i.e.,
Legionella, Giardia, Cryptosporidium), viruses and
bacteria. The microorganisms that cause these diseases
are often found in the food and water you consume.
Lakes, streams and the local water supply may be
contaminated. To minimize the risk of contracting these
illnesses, we suggest that you consult with your
physician, state health department or traveler's clinic
4 6 weeks before you depart.
And while you are travelling…
• Make sure that prepared food is thoroughly cooked.
• Select non cooked foods (fruits, nuts, etc.) that have
intact shells or skins, and clean your hands before
peeling the food.
• Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and
often, especially before you eat. Filter all drinking
water with your Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter.
The Katadyn Pocket Microfilter is an essential piece
of outdoor equipment.
Your Katadyn Pocket Microfilter is warranted for
twenty (20) years from the date of purchase
against defects in materials and workmanship. Should
your Katadyn Pocket prove defective with in that period
from the date of purchase, return it to the Katadyn
retailer from whom it was purchased. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights and you may have other legal
rights which vary from state to state.