3 out of 5
a very poor value
November 23, 2005
I purchased the Katadyne Expedition because I wanted plentiful clean water from both dirty and reletively clean sources. This unit has proven totally unsatisfactory. Filtered water was tested for coliform and found with counts in excess of 500 colonies per ml. This test was repeated 3 times along side a competitive field purifier which showed 0 colonies. the water from the Katadyne tastes chalky and nasty. The discharge spout barley threads on and is difficult to adjust. Priming is irregular; if you don't keep up a fast stroke rate, it will not pull the water in. After my experience with the Katadyne Expedition, I would not purchase anything with the Katadyne name on it.
August 14, 2007
Best water purifier I ever bought. Very rugged and relaible. Had mine for 20 years now!!!!