An ideal filtration solution for trail runners, fast packers, and ounce-counting hikers and backpackers, the Katadyn BeFree 0.6L Microfilter marries a microfilter to a flexible drinking flask to provide immediately safe, drinkable water.
Eliminating the need for hoses or separate containers, the system integrates a 0.1 micron microfilter directly into the cap to remove bacteria and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. No pumping is required and there's no need to allow time for purification to occur. Simply remove the cap and dip the flexible, BPA-free 0.6L Hydrapak Flask into your water source, screw on the cap, squeeze the bottle, and drink from the “stay clean” nozzle. The filter’s hollow fiber EZ-Clean Membrane can be easily cleaned at home without the need for backflushing, brushes, or other cleaning tools.
The collapsible design of the drinking flask makes the microfilter perfectly suited for the pockets on standard backpacks, running vests, or even cycling jerseys and the entire system weighs in at just 2 ounces! A wide mouth opening on the flask makes it easy to fill, empty, and clean.
Note: The EZ-Clean Membrane has a capacity of up to 1,000 liters, depending on water quality and the EZ-Clean Membrane Replacement Element (sold separately) can be purchased to extend the life of the system beyond that point.
- 9" x 3”
- 2 quart/minute output
- Hollow fiber filter
- 2 oz weight
- Effective against bacteria and cysts
- Capacity of up to 1,000 liters
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Cycling, Travel, Emergency Preparedness Item Weight 2 oz Dimensions 9" x 3" Warranty 2 Year Limited Field Maintainable Yes Filter Material 0.1 micron hollow-fiber Removes Bacteria and Cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium Flow Rate 2 quart/minute Capacity up to 1,000 liters, depending on water quality
Real Customer Reviews
Likes: Light. Rolls up small. Easy to use. Fits into UD vests when full well. Other uses: Brought it to Jamaica and filtered my water—worked well.
Dislikes: Doesn’t fit Salomon and Nathan vests well. Don’t know how to tell if you let it freeze.
- My first choice filter
Likes: I used this filter last year on the High Sierra Trail. I liked it so much I bought a second one for a friend. The flow rate is excellent. It fits into my pocket for easy access. I have so much confidence in this product I don't even carry a backup system.
- Haven't tried it yet, it's for the Go Bag.
Likes: Compact, light weight.
- Good for day hikes
Likes: I wish it had a 2 stage filter with carbon for taste, but this will work well for day hikes.
Dislikes: No carbon filter
- So handy
Likes: Lightweight, packable, filters great,
Dislikes: It did stain with my water treatment tablets but I expected it would.
- Love it!
Likes: Used recently on an overnight hike on the AT. Performed much faster than my mini Sawyer Squeeze.
- convenient hydration!
Likes: lightweight, easily stores when not in use. Super easy to use and maintain. Affordable. Nice to not have to carry a lot of water around all the time, just dip and drink :)
Dislikes: No dislikes yet. Used it on a recent 4 day trip in the California foothills and the filter worked great!
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