When to Replace the Filter
If the filter still won't pump after following the above steps, it's time to replace the filter cartridge with a new one. In 2018, a new replacement element costs just over $45 from Amazon.
Proper Maintenance is Important
Taking the time to properly clean and maintain your Katadyn Hiker Pro can help extend the useful life of this must-have backpacking water filter. For additional tips for maintenance and usage, review the product manual.
Tips & Warnings
Preventative maintenance helps extend the filter's life.
Use the clearest water possible when selecting a water source
Use the pre-filter's float to keep the hose out of the mud and off the bottom of the water source.
If possible, allow the sediment to settle out of dirty water before filtering or use a coffee filter wrapped around the pre-filter to help keep sediment out.