The latest offering from a major player in the personal and outdoor hydration industry just upped the bar for portable water technology by combining water purification and storage in a single unit.
Most of us know CamelBak as an innovator in sports and outdoor water carriers, but their most recent product goes another big step beyond hydration, as the CamelBak All Clear™ isn't just a water bottle, it's a water purification device as well.
The All Clear system consists of a .75 liter Tritan plastic bottle (BPA-free), which can be filled from any water source, and a cap containing a UV-C light and controller, capable of transforming that full bottle of potentially hazardous water into potable water in just 60 seconds, notes CNet.
"UV-C (Ultraviolet C) light destroys microbe DNA of all sizes including: bacteria, Protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium), and water-borne viruses. Destroying the microbe DNA prevents reproduction. Without the capability of reproducing, the microbes are neutralized and rendered harmless." - CamelBak
The UV cap is powered by two rechargeable Li-Ion batteries (which can be charged with a USB cable), and are capable of running 80+ cycles of purification (one full bottle) on a full charge. That equates to 3 bottles per day for 26 straight days before the unit needs another charge, and the bulb itself is rated as lasting for 10,000 cycles.
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When combined with a pre-filter (also available from CamelBak), this little unit could really change the personal water purification game. The All Clear is currently priced at $99.