Camelback’s Grove water bottle might be effective when it comes purifying water laced with lead, but microbes, that’s probably an entirely different story.  For that you need the Camelbak All Clear.

Much like the Grove, the All Clear can purifer the water to a consumable level.  But the Grove is intended for industrliazed worlds that already have a relatively clean water system in place and might simply suffer from contaminants, such as lead and bad taste.   The All Clear is intended to be used by those traveling to 3rd World countries or on trips where the water source is questionable. And by questionable we mean microbes that can infest your body and put your gut through the ringer until you reach a hospital.

Using the All Clear is simple.  You fill the water bottle, replace the cap and power on the UV cap.  Agitate for 60 seconds and presto, you’ve got drinkable H20.  You see, the UV light kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa. A small LCD screen embedded into the cap lets you know when you’ve successfully completed a cycle and the cap is weather resistant ensuring that the UV light keeps humming in a down pour.  That is until you’ve used it 80 times or purified 16 gallons of water, where upon you’ll have to recharge the battery (the bulb is good for 10,000 cycles or 3 bottles a day for 9 years).

You can buy one, albeit eventually, on Amazon for about $90.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."