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Jeremy Osburn

Locale: New England
Katadyn filter on 08/03/2012 12:29:10 MDT Print View

My dad and I are taking a trip to the 100 mile wilderness in a few weeks. He is hellbent on bringing his katadyn vario (I belive) filter. He knows it screws directly to a nalgene... The problem is that neither of us carry nalgene in the summer, and don't want to. We both take platypus, I have been to both websites and don't see an adapter. Is there a way that I can rig this connection. Having never seen the filter the only thing I can come up with is connecting a short piece of flexible hose to the filter and a cap that screws onto the platy. Is this possible? OR please tell me I missed the product on the web and point me in the right direciton?


Nick Till
(NickT) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
filter on 08/03/2012 16:46:50 MDT Print View

chop off or remove the nalgene adapter and hold the hose in the bladder.

Tim Cleary

Locale: Lost
3rd party on 08/03/2012 18:56:08 MDT Print View

Bladders often are Nalgene compatible in terms of the threading for the cap. For example cheap Walmart OR bladder.

Monty E
(floatingonair) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
Narrow Mouth Adapter on 08/03/2012 20:37:40 MDT Print View

I use the following and it works perfectly:

Chad Webster
(blaktee) - F

Locale: Targhee National Forest
Re: Katadyn filter on 08/08/2012 09:05:21 MDT Print View

the Vario comes with a hose that you can just put into you platy. you do not have to screw it to anything if you don't want to. in fact you can just hold the vario over your platy and pump the water right into it without the hose or screwing it on. The water goes in the top and filters out the bottom.


Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
no Nalgene needed on 08/08/2012 15:43:03 MDT Print View

Not only do you not need a Nalgene it comes with a great bottle clip. I wish more did.

Jeremy Osburn

Locale: New England
thanks everyone on 08/10/2012 06:07:10 MDT Print View

Monty that is an adapter that I knew had to exist. I think we will just go with the simple no weight penalty and hold the hose while filling.

Stephen Komae
(skomae) - MLife

Locale: northeastern US
Nalgene Cantene on 08/10/2012 09:45:18 MDT Print View

Nalgene Cantenes are made of similar material to the Platypus bags, but with a Nalgene wide-mouth threaded top. Comes in three sizes.

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Platypus tube + Katadyn Vario on 08/10/2012 09:55:39 MDT Print View

If you are using a drink tube with your Platypus then pull off the bite valve and plug it right into the blue connector on the bottom of the Vario.

Platypus to Vario connection


Edited by rcmike on 08/10/2012 09:59:58 MDT.