CamelBak have just introduced their new CamelBak All Clear Bottles that turns nearly any tap or natural water source into potable drinking water in just 60 seconds. Using UV light technology it enable you to cleanse and microbiologically purify water fast and easy. The bottle is equipped with a ultraviolet light source, fitted inside its screw-off top which purifies your water with UV light and kills off almost all of the unwanted germs and bacteria. You can also get an optional filter that when attached will help to clear out potential debris and dirt from the water. Very useful if your water source is for example a stream or a pond.
The UV light utilises proven UV technology to effectively neutralise microbiological contaminants to EPA standards. It is powered by an internal battery which can be recharged via the built-in USB port. A fully charged battery will hold enough power to purify a 80 full bottles of water, equivalent to 60 liters or about 16 gallons.
The system is very easy to use and is designed to be portable, making it ideal for the avid hiker. Fill the bottle from a tap, stream or other water source. Attach the UV cap and power on by pressing the button on the lid. A LCD display will show a countdown from 60 seconds and during this time you should agitate the water. Within a minute you are ready to drink and refresh yourself.
All Clear Bottles are both impact and weather-resistant and the cap insulates the UV bulb to ensure effective purification every time. The CamelBak All Clear drinking bottle is now available now for $99, with an optional pre-filter also available for $15. Currently it is available in U.S. only, but hopefully this type of portable solutions will spread to other parts of the world soon. This type of system has great potential because of its simplicity and portability, and could help people in parts of the world where pure and safe drinking water is hard to come by.
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