Katadyn BeFree 1.0L Wins Gold Award at OutDoor Show

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This award acknowledges Katadyn’s innovation in performance for the BeFree product family


Minneapolis, Minn. (June 23, 2017) — The Katadyn BeFree 1.0L earned a prestigious Gold Award at the 2017 OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany for its ultra-light, compact design and trusted filtration performance.

On the heels of the Katadyn BeFree .6L wins for Runner’s World Gear of the Year, ISPO gold award and Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice Award, the jury selected the BeFree 1.0L alongside eight other premier outdoor products from hundreds of products for a Gold Award.

“We are incredibly honored that our newest addition to the BeFree family has earned an OutDoor Show Gold Award,” said Shawn Hostetter, president of Katadyn North America. “Now a family of products, the BeFree lineup allows our consumers to choose based on their needs; from multisport, hiking and travel to backpacking and camping.”

The new 1L nearly doubles fluid ounces while providing the same compact, lightweight abilities as its award-winning predecessor, the BeFree.6L. A new BeFree 3.0L will debut in November 2017 to answer the demand from backpackers and campers.

The BeFree family’s unique EZ-Clean Filter Membrane eliminates the need of backflushing, allowing users to simply shake or swish to easily clean the filter anytime, anywhere. With its Free Flowing Channel technology, the 0.1 micron microfilter provides a flow rate of 2L per minute.

Each BeFree model is tested fully to its life of 1,000L in challenging water. Katadyn’s trusted filter technology safely removes up to 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa to EPA standards using the new 0.1 micron EZ-Clean hollow-fiber filter. The BeFree™ filter protects users from harmful organisms such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, E-Coli and Salmonella. All sizes of the BeFree include a two-year ‘No Leak Guarantee.’

The BeFree family also includes:

BeFree .6L

The original BeFree water filter fits in any pocket and is ideal for mini-adventures, mountain bike adventures, trail running or traveling. This small water filter weighs 58 grams and can treat safe drinking water from rivers, lakes or other sources. The BeFree 1.0L is available now at retail. [$40.]

BeFree 3.0L

The BeFree weighs just 100 grams and, thanks to its sizable volume, it supplies larger groups without a problem and is suited perfectly to serve in a mini-base camp or for a family outdoor outing. The integrated bail handle on the nozzle simplifies filling, and the handy grip allows the flask to be carried easily or hung on a nearby tree once full. The BeFree 3.0L will be available at retail in January 2018. [$55]

About Katadyn™

Katadyn is the Switzerland-based market leader for portable, personal water treatment systems and products for the outdoor and marine industries. Under the guiding principle, “Making water drinking water,” Katadyn develops and manufactures its portable water filters, desalinators and chemical disinfectants for camping, hiking or global journeys. With Katadyn products, clean drinking water is possible even in remote corners of the globe. As functionally multipurpose as a Swiss army knife, the finely tuned product portfolio offers diverse and personal solutions for water treatment. Still made in Switzerland today, the product line ranges from water filters and tried-and-true Micropur tablets to the smallest manual desalinator for marine applications. One thing all products have in common is the high standard of quality, reliability and easy operation. For that reason, many international aid organizations as well as the military rely on the survival aid and life-saving support from market leader Katadyn. Katadyn is a brand in the Katadyn Group portfolio. www.katadyn.com


Kali Platt

Verde Brand Communications


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