XL Freedom: Katadyn expands its BeFree line with 6.0L and 10L water filtersApr 26, 2021
With the launch of the new BeFree Gravity 6.0 Liter and 10 Liter water filters, Katadyn adds two group-compatible sizes to the BeFree line.
For years, Katadyn BeFree water filters have been essential travel companions for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. The lightweight filter systems ensure a safe supply of drinking water from streams and lakes and can be taken anywhere, due to their small collapsible design. With the launch of the new BeFree Gravity 6.0 Liter and 10 Liter water filters, Katadyn adds two group-compatible sizes to the BeFree line. The new Large and XL sizes use the principle of gravity and combine highly-efficient hollow fiber filtration technology with the BeFree line's signature EZ-Clean MembraneTM to make safe drinking water for groups effortlessly available at all times. The new filter systems will be available in May 2021.
At the heart of the sleek and foldable BeFree Gravity 6L and 10L filter systems is the EZ-Clean Membrane™, the hallmark of the BeFree filter line with a fast flow rate of up to 2 liters per minute. During the filtration process, water passes through a hollow fiber filter that reliably removes microorganisms such as bacteria and cysts as well as sediments with its 0.1 micron (0.0001 mm) pore size. The water level is clearly visible at all times through the transparent display window. When refilling is required, the filter system can easily be transported from the water source back to camp with the convenient carrying strap, and hung from a branch or other available mounting. Drinking water flows safely into the preferred container through the outlet hose, which is equipped with an automatic outlet stop and a quick-release for direct attachment to hydration bladders. To avoid contact with contaminated water during refilling, the outlet hose has a quick connect fitting allowing it to easily be removed and reattached after filling. As capacity should not come at the expense of weight, the 6.0L filter weighs just over 260 grams, and the 10L filter weighs less than 290 grams. The capacity of the new filters is up to 1000L, depending on water quality. To clean the EZ-Clean MembraneTM, simply shake or swish it in water in the field or at home.
In parallel with the new filter systems, Katadyn is also launching a BeFree Gravity Upgrade Kit, which allows users to convert a Katadyn Gravity Camp or Base Camp Pro filter into a BeFree Gravity filter system. This requires a separately available BeFree filter element and a 6L or 10L water filter system with accessories. The new BeFree Gravity 6.0L and 10L filter systems as well as the Upgrade Kit will be available in stores from May 2021.
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