Perfect for group trips or family camping, the Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L is a simple-to-use water filtration system. The system’s water bag, filter, and integrated hose allow a single water source to be set up for your entire group.
Providing clean, safe drinking water in the backcountry, the Katadyn Gravity Camp 6L filter is perfected for group outings.
The first thing to talk about with any water filter is how it keeps you safe and what it filters out of the water. So what we have here is a 0.2 micron glass fiber filter. It is going to filter out bacteria, cysts, sediment and taste out of your water. So it is very simple to use. As I mentioned, it is a gravity filter. So it doesn’t require any pumping or anything like that to move your water through the filter. You just have to fill up the six liter bag with your water. The filter is inserted into the bottom of the bag and you hang it from a tree or some point above you and gravity does its thing and filters it at about two liters per minute. So it is pretty fast.
This is going to filter water really, really quickly. So if you have got a big group. If you have got a family outing, scouts, that kind of thing, you are going to be able to filter water very quickly. Also, if you are just out there in the backcountry with one or two people and want a way to carry your water very quickly and efficiently, this is also a great option for smaller groups as well.
Katadyn is using their ultra flow filter, which is just an innovative filter that is going to allow the water to move through the filter faster, again, with that group cooking in mind.
Underneath of this flexible grate that you have on the outside of the filter there is a filter protector. So that is going to filter out sediment first. It is going to protect the glass fiber filter on the inside from getting too much sediment build up. And this over its lifetime is going to be able to filter about 1500 liters of water, depending on water quality. You can always back flush the filter to clean it out and it gives you directions on how to do that. So it is really easy to clean.
But this filter is going to last a long time. It is going to filter out a lot of water over its lifetime
The features that come with the Gravity Camp six liter, you obviously get the bag. And this is what I call the dirty water bag. If you have a container where you can put the water first and then put it into this bag to filter it out, that is ideal, but you can take this bag to your water source, fill it up and use it that way. Katadyn does suggest wiping off any excess water from the outside before you start filling up other water bottles.
So you get the six liter water bag and there is a really nice see through window on the front of this. So you can tell how much water you have left inside. Really great carry handle at the top. So basically all you have to do here is roll that down and clip it off. This is going to allow you to hang it from a tree or anything above you to get that gravity going.
Down on the bottom you have your opening. It is threaded so you are able to attach the filter and the filter connector. It attaches really easily on to there and that is going to allow you to have a nice seal with your water.
When the hose is connected to this filter connector, the water is going to be able to flow freely out of that, but when you don’t have the hose connected it has an automatic shut off valve. So that makes it really convenient to carry your water to and from your water source.
Your other pieces include the output hose. You have got a black connector here for the actual filter and then you have a white connector on the other side. This is going to be a quick connect to other water hydration sleeves and things like that. You don’t have to have that on there. You also have a shut off valve here for the actual hose. So I would put that on the hose. Once you have got your hose connected to the filter, you can use this just to stop the water flow. And then you also have a little sponge for cleaning. They give you also a little stuff sack so that you can keep all the pieces safe inside your pack.
Once you have got everything set up and you have got your water, it is really easy to connect the hose to the filter. It is a really quick connect. And my overall impressions of this whole system is that for one, they are using very durable materials. It is made to take into the backcountry. So anywhere from the materials in the bag to the welds and the stitch lines, the buckle here and the hose, everything is very durable. Should you need to replace anything, all of these parts are replicable if anything should happen. And with the cleaning sponge that they give and the way you are able to back flush the filter, this is going to last a really long time.
It is a really simple and easy to use system and it is going to be great for groups or families, any time you want reliable, clean drinking water in the backcountry.
It is the Katadyn Gravity Camp Six filter.