'All Clear' UV Light Bottle Purifies Water in 60 Seconds

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On Friday afternoon, I plugged my water bottle into a laptop USB port for a charge. Saturday found me in the woods of Wisconsin, dipping the bottle into a lake then pressing a button to purify its contents for a drink.

The $99 bottle, called the All Clear UV Microbiological Water Purifier, is made by CamelBak. It uses UV light to render microbes harmless, letting you grab a drink almost anywhere.

Specifically, the UV light “destroys microbe DNA,” as CamelBak puts it. Bacteria, water-borne viruses, and protozoan cysts, including the troublesome cryptosporidium breed, are rendered benign by the light.

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The full All Clear kit

This technology is not new. Municipal water plants have long used UV light to make mass quantities of water safe.

In the outdoors industry, Hydro-Photon has sold its UV-based SteriPEN product for more than 10 years. You dip the wand-like SteriPEN device in water and stir as UV light streams and purifies.

CamelBak’s All Clear is a similar concept but with a different design. The all-in-one bottle and purifier comes as a kit with two caps — one with the lamp mechanism, one a normal plastic lid.

The goal with All Clear is simple and quick purification. You fill the 0.75-liter bottle up to near the top then screw the cap on tight. Press a button and gently shake the bottle as light glows and a digital counter ticks from 60 seconds to 0.

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Digital countdown on UV cap

That’s it. The water is rendered drinkable in a minute, CamelBak guarantees. You can pour it from there into another container or drink straight from the bottle.

The system is slick. But there are a few caveats. Make sure and wipe off the threads of the bottle, for example, so that you don’t ingest untreated drips.

Also, not all water works in the system. Water must be mostly transparent for the All Clear to function — it’s not a filter and any sediment or specs floating will remain. (The company sells a $15 optional filter cap if “chunky” water is likely on your trip.)

CamelBak recommends water that is “at least as clear as lemonade.” Anything funkier and you need a pump-filter or other product to work the H2O clean.

Personally, I’ve used UV purifiers around the world, from Patagonia to Nepal. My test this past month was not as exotic. But even water from a lake in northern Wisconsin can make you sick.

How do you know it works? CamelBak cites independent lab tests and EPA protocols… (review continued on Page 2 of this post)

Posted by JT - 09/18/2013 09:20 AM

Are the lithium batteries replaceable or do you have to trash the whole thing after ~80 cycles?

Posted by Editor - 09/18/2013 09:47 AM

You recharge it after the 80 cycles and it’s good to go for another 80 then. Batteries are not removable. They are made to last for life of the product.

Posted by noel t - 09/18/2013 10:38 AM

I like the rechargeable aspect of it and all-in one. It will be perfect for travelling. The price however is a little steep. I’d rather get a uv light purifier for $30-$40 and drop in my wide mouth nalgene.

Posted by pdub - 09/21/2013 03:54 PM

I use this system for 3rd world travel. I like the all in one aspect – when in public or sharing it’s a little more discrete and dignified than swirling your Steri Pen in your drink.

Posted by James Foster - 09/30/2013 03:37 PM

I’d love to have one of these as my son is getting to the age where he can go hiking with me now. Potable water is something we all under appreciate at times. The fact that this is rechargeable is phenomenal. What a great product. I’d love to own one.

Posted by John - 09/30/2013 03:37 PM

I’m riding my mountain bike across the alps in November! I need me some clean water bro. Thanks!

Posted by Naomi - 09/30/2013 03:37 PM

I am a water snob and need this for drinkable water anyway

Posted by Matk Hedinger - 09/30/2013 03:37 PM

I backpack, hike, and camp throughout Europe. I dont know WHAT they have in their water supply round here!

Posted by Matt Holland - 09/30/2013 03:38 PM

When out backpacking I run into some great-looking clear mountain streams, and there’s always the desire to drink straight from them. This will give me an extra layer of safety without the hassle of pulling out the filter!

Posted by Mary Milella - 09/30/2013 03:39 PM

I would LOVE this considering a group of us are currently planning our trip to the Grand Canyon to run R2R2R!!

Posted by Todd Hepburn - 09/30/2013 03:39 PM

All the bathrooms and sinks are always occupied by women in my house, so I have to use the stream out back all the time. Help keep me safe!

Posted by Brody Berson - 09/30/2013 03:39 PM

Going on a climbing trip to the red and what better way to get purified water than from your own bottle instead of wasting tons of plastic bottles, this bottle would be a blessing!

Posted by Brian Wood - 09/30/2013 03:40 PM

Potable water is important to function properly. I need this so that I can keep hydrating and keep moving.

Posted by KRZYSZTOF BRACKA - 09/30/2013 03:40 PM

perfect for travel to mountain or wood where you do not have clean water, small handy, nice

Posted by Steve Hoffman - 09/30/2013 03:41 PM

Anyone would be well equipped with this bottle…any water source becomes a personal fountain. Who wouldn’t need this!

Posted by Daniel Fischelli - 09/30/2013 03:42 PM

I’d love to have an All Clear bottle because if you’re not always prepared you’re never prepared. Often I bring tons of water on hikes, but just in case I run out this bottle would allow ease of mind while out on the trails. A fancy new M.U.L.E. bag wouldn’t hurt to carry it in as well :)

Posted by Jason Hansom - 09/30/2013 03:42 PM

This would be awesome for the shooting trips I lead. Instead of packing water or tabs this would make life great!

Posted by Chad Mortensen - 09/30/2013 03:43 PM

I need an All Clear bottle in my quest to visit more waterfalls around South Carolina and North Carolina. It would be great not to have carry my filter or extra water with me. Plus I would be able to enjoy the fresh tasting water without a chemical taste and with confidence that I will not get sick.

Posted by Sarah Laughlin - 09/30/2013 03:44 PM

I would use this bottle on my upcoming trip, backpacking in estes park, colorado. My final destination inside the park is lake odessa, this water bottle would make it extremely convenient to be able to utilize this water source and purify my water. As a recent college graduate paying back student loans, I don’t have the money to be spending on an expensive water bottles like this, but it would be awesome to win one considering I am an avid backpacker and traveler. SLaughlin326@gmail.com

Posted by John - 09/30/2013 03:44 PM

I need an All Clear bottle so I don’t die of dysentery on the Oregon Trail.

Posted by Jacob - 09/30/2013 03:44 PM

I need an ‘All Clear’ Bottle so that I can drink runoff water in Colorado streams without having to worry about its contents.

Posted by Stacey Rice - 09/30/2013 03:44 PM

I need a Camelbak All Clear bottle for my upcoming volcanology field camp in Iceland! I need all the help I can get in buying gear for this trip!

Posted by Alex Flamm - 09/30/2013 03:45 PM

Love the all in one aspect..
This would be very helpful for cutting weight on my AT hike through the smokies.
Are there color options?

Posted by KamL - 09/30/2013 03:45 PM

Would love to have for my next 100 mile run (November) to ensure I have safe water the entire time!

Posted by jason - 09/30/2013 03:46 PM

I need this to stay prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

Posted by Brandon Yoey - 09/30/2013 03:46 PM

That is awesome! If I had one of those I would use it every day, especially now that I’ve started hiking with my dog rocky. Both my dog and I could have clean water whenever we need it.

Posted by Charlie Miller - 09/30/2013 03:47 PM

My girlfriend recently moved to VA near the Shenandoah National park. When I visit her, we like to take long day hikes and are hoping to spend a few nights out there this fall. We have been shopping for water purification systems and were just going to settle for chemical tabs so we didn’t have to pack in the extra bulk of a pump system. The water in the streams is very clear but we obviously need to treat it. I need the Camelbak All clear so we can enjoy our new adventures in the park together.

Posted by Arielle O'Neill - 09/30/2013 03:48 PM

I need this All Clear bottle to dayhike through the Enchantments in Leavenworth, WA with safe drinking water!

Posted by Dan Stapleton - 09/30/2013 03:49 PM

Last year we got cryptosporidium in our city drinking water. I don’t want to be unprepared for the next time that happens.

Posted by David - 09/30/2013 03:51 PM

I would love to check one out on my upcoming trip to Thailand. I’ve already gotten dengue fever there before, I would like to try to avoid and bowel involved parasites if possible..

Posted by Bonnie - 09/30/2013 03:52 PM

Wow, as a full-time nature enthusiast, I need one of these! I am going on a big camping and hiking trip in two weeks, and this would be absolutely perfect for it! I am also doing some mountain restoration work, and since we have to do quite a hike to get to the site, it would be nice hike up a light little bottle instead of a big, heavy jug of water. Also, no plastic waste!

Heck, I would use this everywhere, even when I’m just bumming around a city.

Posted by Justin - 09/30/2013 03:52 PM

water is the heaviest thing I end up carrying besides myself. I’m not getting any lighter but this would let me have unlimited drinking water! I do 5-6 endurance (100+ miles) a year and multiple recreational trips into backcountry. Would love to bring camelbak along for the ride.

Posted by Garrett - 09/30/2013 03:53 PM

Everyone needs clean water even during our winter camps.

Posted by Christopher McHugh - 09/30/2013 03:55 PM

I love the outdoors, but costs leave me doing a lot, with budget gear. This is one area I would rather have premium quality stuff, so I’d say I need this!

Posted by Ollie Smyth - 09/30/2013 03:55 PM

I need an all clear bottle for when out hiking with my scout group, so all of us can get clean water. And they all hate carrying water and come scrounging for mine!

Posted by michael cueva - 09/30/2013 03:56 PM

need clean travelling water- being sick on an adventure – not so good

Posted by Roger Morris - 09/30/2013 03:56 PM

I need an All Clear bottle because were taking the kids camping every single chance we get this Fall and we’re going off the beaten path.

Posted by Erin Schadt - 09/30/2013 04:01 PM

I need an All Clear for our next family camping/hiking trip, because 60 seconds is about the max kids will wait patiently!

Posted by Mc - 09/30/2013 04:06 PM

I need this because my current method of drinking my own urine is great in terms of flavor, but not very sustainable.

Posted by carlos - 09/30/2013 04:07 PM

I need an All Clear bootle, because for me is very important sports in mountain, I don´t like to carry water, the true spirit is the unknown…

Posted by Marcus Hammond - 09/30/2013 04:11 PM

I am going hunting in about a month and I could use one of the UV bottles. I never know how long I am going to be out and the ability to have fresh clean water is a must!

Posted by Sean - 09/30/2013 04:11 PM

It would be nice to be able to purify drinking water out of the same waters I will be putting my kayak into.

Posted by Conrad Culling - 09/30/2013 04:14 PM

I need this All Clear bottle to break into multiple day backpacking trips in the Yosemite Valley.

Posted by Sidra Boyer - 09/30/2013 04:14 PM

I need the Camelbak Allclear for my daily long distance longboarding and days on the trail. 12 miles each day I work, 40 miles 3 days a week for training. I skate to hike, to get groceries, to explore. I drink a LOT of water. I could truly benefit from the weight I’ll save and with how easily the system works I’ll save time and use it to hydrate my pup too whether she’s pulling me on my longboard or along for a camping/hiking adventure. I interact with a lot of likeminded individuals I meet on the trail, the sidewalk, skate events and find myself constantly being asked about my gear. I would love the opportunity to have the AllClear and share an awesome and essential find.

Posted by Bri Leahy - 09/30/2013 04:24 PM

Just became a (poor) photography student at the Art Institute of Seattle. Need this for ALL of my upcoming off the grid photography adventures!

Posted by collin hamlett - 09/30/2013 04:27 PM

I need this to reduce pack weight and volume for my first Mt. Whitney attempt next month.

Posted by Hal Summers - 09/30/2013 04:27 PM

Living in the desert water is essential. I’m going on a backcountry hike where water is limited and suspect. This would be AWESOME to have on my next and any subsequent adventures.

Posted by Val Kowalewich - 09/30/2013 04:30 PM

Well – I will be hiking in Tofino, British Columbia in less than two weeks….there will be lots of streams for me to use the “ALL CLEAR” in….certainly would come in handy.

Posted by Becky Gunn - 09/30/2013 04:35 PM

I would love to have this as I go hiking all over North America. I love Camelbak!

Posted by Bob Thurman - 09/30/2013 04:36 PM

This would be GREAT for our next rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon!

Posted by Pete - 09/30/2013 04:39 PM

When I’m in the backcountry, a simple and elegant solution is what I need. This is it.

Posted by christopher sorel - 09/30/2013 04:41 PM

I need this for liquids as I take the scout troop camping.

Posted by jeremiah - 09/30/2013 04:51 PM

Hiking in to Supai and the surrounding Grand Canyon area for multi-day adventures, this would be a perfect addition.

Posted by Emils - 09/30/2013 04:52 PM

This would be handy for my geography field trips up in the Highlands. Clean water while researching environmental problems is all i need. :)

Posted by Andy O. - 09/30/2013 05:03 PM

I need this to stay prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

Posted by Andy L - 09/30/2013 05:06 PM

I need one of these so I can have clean water on my next safari. Zimbabwe here I come.

Posted by Matt Brown - 09/30/2013 05:17 PM

My son just bridged into boys scouts and the new troop is known for a lot of backpacking and back country exploring so this would be a great addition
our gear

Posted by Luis Ulloa - 09/30/2013 05:23 PM

I like to hike and chill out in my hammock. Collecting rainwater from the tarp and have it filtered right away sounds convenient.

Posted by mike - 09/30/2013 05:24 PM

Will be paddleboarding some remote locations through fl and will help protect me from any diseases and reduce my load

Posted by Julian M. - 09/30/2013 05:25 PM

I need an All Clear water bottle for when my wife and I travel to volunteer in Azerbaijan this spring. We’ll be primarily in rural areas often without running or clean drinking water. We’ll need to treat all of the water we drink and this would be a huge convenience compared to boiling or using chemicals.

Posted by samuel groves - 09/30/2013 05:25 PM

This bottle would enable me to keep on hiking instead of having to stop and pump water through my purifier.

Posted by John - 09/30/2013 05:26 PM

I’m getting my first opportunity to go on a backpacking trip and I can’t wait! Being a student my funds are pretty limited and having bottle that makes filtering water easy would be the cherry on top for this trip! Plus I love and trust all my current camelbak gear!

Posted by Rebecca Belaire - 09/30/2013 05:27 PM

This would be great when I hike the appalachian trail! wont have to wait for the drops to work and wont have to carry a filter! and maybe other hikers will go buy them cause they will love it! quick and easy! thanks!

Posted by True Ricker - 09/30/2013 05:28 PM

It’d be a mighty handy tool when my SAR-dog-in-training is ready to get called out for an extended search.

Posted by LH - 09/30/2013 05:29 PM

I need this “All Clear” bottle for my trips in NYC

Posted by Nick Hoffman - 09/30/2013 05:31 PM

I need an All Clear for an upcoming trip to the BWCA!

Posted by Jen - 09/30/2013 05:31 PM

I need an All Clear Bottle because I’m going camping soon for my anniversary AND I recently started harvesting rainwater, it would be fun to use the All Clear to filter the rain water so I could drink from it while gardening!

Posted by Jason - 09/30/2013 05:32 PM

I have been using a steripen but my fellow hiker has this setup which works much better for disinfecting water on the move. Really looking forward to picking one of these up.

Posted by Lisa - 09/30/2013 05:32 PM

I need this so that I can ensure I’m safe no matter where my adventures take me!

Posted by Lisa Eaddy - 09/30/2013 05:32 PM

I would love to get an All Clear bottle for the adventures my husband and I like to take to the waterfalls of the Carolinas and Tennessee. It would be nice not to have to carry a big heavy backpack with water. We are also both skydivers and the only drinking fountain there is a little questionable.

Posted by Jessie Morton - 09/30/2013 05:32 PM

I am working at a summer camp this summer that does not have running water, i would use bleach to purify the water, but that can be unhealthy if you do it wrong, so having a water bottle that purifies water can make my life a little easier and a little healthier!

Posted by Trey Jackson - 09/30/2013 05:33 PM

I would use the All Clear when hiking and backpacking in the Cascades with my daughter. I’d explain that the stream/lake fairy would use her magic to make the water safe to drink, and that if she (my daughter) waved her wand (stick), said the magic word, and tapped the bottle, she too could make the water safe to drink.

With luck I’ll be able to pull it off as many times as the battery lasts…

Posted by Hannah Peschek - 09/30/2013 05:33 PM

In November my boyfriend and I are taking a 6 month trip to South America. This water bottle would be a perfect addition to our luggage because the drinking water isn’t always safe. Most of the locales still drink bottled water. In order for us to get the most out of our trip we can’t afford to get sick. This water bottle would help us make that happen. Thank you!

Posted by JR - 09/30/2013 05:34 PM

This would be awesome for my next deployment. Humping up and down the mountains of Afghanistan is harder when you have to carry all of your water with you. Being able to refill from local sources and treat the water on the spot would be amazing.

Posted by Rob DeBevoise - 09/30/2013 05:36 PM

I need the Camelbak all clear for when I am leading backpacking trips in the White mountains or if I am trail running and get “misplaced” and run out of water.

Posted by Elaine Altemeier - 09/30/2013 05:36 PM

You’ll never know where you’ll be and need some purified water. Would love this in my everyday bag and when traveling.

Posted by Christy - 09/30/2013 05:37 PM

I would love to have this as I am currently training for a 10k. Also for my honeymoon next summer ;-)

Posted by Zachary Anderson - 09/30/2013 05:38 PM

I need this so i can drink water from where ever during hunting trips!

Posted by RJ Khanthichit - 09/30/2013 05:40 PM

It would be amazing to get one of these bottles, not just for my use but for the use of my family who are in Lao and Thailand where the water isn’t all that friendly to the body in the streams they use. They don’t have access to modern plumbing and well sometimes it can be a long walk to get purified water and this will benefit them well. On the hiking trips I go on which some times last days one of these would be simply amazing to have.

Posted by Jeff Schick - 09/30/2013 05:40 PM

this would be awesome when i hike and camp with my sons who almost always run out of water.

Posted by Mary Toleson - 09/30/2013 05:43 PM

I would use this bottle on our upcoming family trip to North Carolina. We will be camping in various places for up to 2 1/2 weeks. Sure would help from having to lug around alot of water and the little ones would love the “adventure” of using it.

Posted by Laura Burris - 09/30/2013 05:44 PM

I’ve just started hiking to try to get in shape (put on quite a bit after my father passed away). I drink a lot of water, and this would be great to have with me – no longer have to carry all those extra bottle of water. I can just use the local streams.

Posted by randy mays - 09/30/2013 05:45 PM

I do a lot of hiking in the summer and need clean water on the trail. This would be great:)

Posted by Brian Musick - 09/30/2013 05:46 PM

I need an All Clear bottle to take to Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail in Pennsylvania in November for a 31 mile trek!

Posted by Wm. Tuttle - 09/30/2013 05:48 PM

This would be prefect for my 4 annual survival campouts down at my creek here in Iowa. A week for each season for the last 35 years.Winter time it gets down to -20’F or so usually.Best was -38’F air temp. Sweet!! Not too exotic, but gettin out and roughing it nonetheless.I enjoy these outings as well as I would about anywhere. Besides, there are several beavers to watch, and plenty of firewood for cooking, sterilizing H2O, and keeping warm. Besides…..it’s free for the hiking or skiing.:)

Posted by Guiseppie - 09/30/2013 05:54 PM

Id love to have one of these as I am constantly going on trips into the woods and other areas with the army national guard. Even if we get the water in buffalos its still can be quite sketchy. This would help boat loads and way better than a canteen!

Posted by Brian Lunn - 09/30/2013 05:55 PM

I need an All Clear bottle for when I go on a 2 week road trip/ hiking trip to/in Wapiti, Wyoming. I can never seem to carry enough water with me on the day hikes.

Posted by David Torres - 09/30/2013 05:59 PM

I need an All Clear bottle the water when I travel doesn’t kill me. One option instead of having to bring several to clean water would be great!

Posted by Jorge Lomas - 09/30/2013 06:05 PM

I would need this bottle to keep me hydrated as i walk the different local and national parks doing fire mitigation and invasive species removal with my saw crew, helping my community and the generations to come be able to enjoy the beauty and omnipotence that mother nature offers here in Colorado and around the world!

Posted by Sena C. - 09/30/2013 06:05 PM

I would love to have this for hiking because I always seem to run out of water.

Posted by Darryl Lee - 09/30/2013 06:07 PM

Hiking up in Tahoe, I felt pretty safe drinking snowmelt, but if I had this bottle I’d have felt 100% all clear!

Posted by Robert Ritz - 09/30/2013 06:09 PM

I am a former scout and an outdoors man. I don’t always have the resources to purify my water because my only purification system is at home. So I end up bringing along large jugs of water (and we know how cumbersome that is) on my outings. I have been looking for a hand held for some time but have not had the cash to shell out for one. Thanks.

Posted by Nathan Sneller - 09/30/2013 06:10 PM

I need an All Clear bottle for a trip I’m taking next summer to Takeo Province, Cambodia. I’ll be doing medical clinics there in remote villages that have water supplies which are full of bacteria and parasites. Due to the lack of plumbing and general hygienic practice in the region, people in the villages regularly relieve themselves wherever they see fit (sometimes within yards of the wells that the community and I will be drinking out of). Not only will I be many miles away from any clean source of water, I will also be out of the country, far away from any reliable healthcare in the case that I consume some sort of critter in my water. The humidity will be intense, so I will be sweating like crazy and desperately needing the water. I’ve used Camelbak products in the past, and I feel that this filtration system could seriously aid in my attempt to help the people of Cambodia. BTW, I posted this in Facebook as well, just to make sure someone saw it, not as an attempt to make two entries. Thanks!

Posted by Peter B - 09/30/2013 06:13 PM

Oh man, I need one of these for ultramarathoning! My runs take me miles from the nearest water source, and sometimes the amount of water in my vest just can’t bridge the gap between sources! This is the perfect way to safely refill all my water bottles and reservoir at a natural water source, mid-run. I’ve certainly gotten into some sticky situations in the Grand Canyon in mid-winter which would have been alleviated by this setup!

Posted by Jason Whitaker - 09/30/2013 06:15 PM

I could use this when I go camping again

Posted by Ashley Smith - 09/30/2013 06:15 PM

I would love to have one of these handy for my next camping or day trip up to Northern Arizona. It would be so much easier, and eco-friendly, to be able to safely drink out of one of the beautiful creeks up there.

Posted by Ben C - 09/30/2013 06:18 PM

I need a second all clear… well, not really, but I’d really like to pass one on to one of the guides I travel with in the third world, who swears by the pure water, but feels ill half of the time- likely due to water-borne illness.

Posted by Lori - 09/30/2013 06:18 PM

It’s hunting season and when I am out hiking for that perfect buck I need to stay hydrated! and you never can be too careful when it comes to being prepared for the worst!

Posted by Kae Edmonds - 09/30/2013 06:18 PM

I would love to put this water bottle to use. I am a runner and avid outdoorsman. This gem would be right up my ally. I would love to give it a try!!!

Posted by Michael C. Fortner - 09/30/2013 06:19 PM

I’d love one of these because you never know how good the municipal water is when traveling, even in the US.

Posted by Rick Jacobson - 09/30/2013 06:21 PM

This looks amazing, and I would want the All Clear so that I could carry less water in my pack…

Posted by Malcom Snipes - 09/30/2013 06:32 PM

Taking a backcountry outdoor education class and 5 6-7 day trips, this would come in handy when hiking or backpacking in a area where fresh water is sparse.

Posted by Austin N - 09/30/2013 06:34 PM

I need a Camelback All Clear bottle to purify my water on the camping trips I go on. Often I drink a lot if water and I run out of my 2 liters! I think that having this bottle with the incredible capabilities it has, would give me a chance to pack lighter, be more efficient, and not have to worry about rationing my water supply near streams and rivers.

Posted by Jessica - 09/30/2013 06:40 PM

Because…How freakin’ cool is that?!?!

Posted by Doug Warner - 09/30/2013 06:44 PM

This would be handy for drinking water discovered in-cave during multi-day expeditions!

Posted by Tim - 09/30/2013 06:47 PM

While I don’t necessarily need the UV bottles, I could certainly use one of those podium bottles during the twelve hour Dirt Circuit I’m running on October 19th. It’s a 2.8 mile loop course and I don’t plan on carrying a pack or anything but a water bottle might come in handy. I love having water on demand and not having to wait til I get to an aid station.

Posted by Matt - 09/30/2013 06:49 PM

I may not have a amazing adventure planned, but I sure could use this for when I work the midnight shit in my patrol car in New York City. As a officer its great to be able to get water from anywhere and be able to purify it in just 60 seconds.

Posted by Haley - 09/30/2013 06:50 PM

I would love one of these bottles because I’m planning on going to south america in a few months and don’t know where my path will take me while I’m studying there!

Posted by Valerie - 09/30/2013 06:53 PM

I need them for my kids and their school adventures! School only lets the children have clear bottles!

Posted by Joe buckingham - 09/30/2013 06:55 PM

This would be the ideal bottle to take on my hiking and camping trips. Plus it would be amazing to bring to work as i am a CNA and am on my feet all day and need to stay hydrated

Posted by Prat Ravel - 09/30/2013 06:55 PM

This is a great looking product. I am going to the Amazon rainforest for a fortnight and the only water i am going to be able to drink is water from the amazon. I would prefer to have a quick purifier so that I can drink safely. This is a great product for just that. Great job Camelbak

Posted by Julie Burns - 09/30/2013 06:57 PM

AMAZING. Would love this new bottle for our upcoming move to Bozeman, MT. Clearly it screams…take me to Yellowstone, ASAP! :)

Posted by Wilson Sauthoff - 09/30/2013 07:00 PM

I really need one of these Camelbak UV filters for my next outdorking adventure because iodine tablets taste gross! Plus Camelbak makes solid products, so I know it’s good!

Posted by John H - 09/30/2013 07:02 PM

Here in the Pacific Northwest it seems like I get sick from the water every time I go out, I am in desperate need of one of these bottles!!!!

Posted by Mitch Myers - 09/30/2013 07:14 PM

I so need this I build trails here in florida and run out of water almost every time I am out in the woods and cant carry that much water out but have plenty of running streams nearby but have been reluctant to drink from them! Plus camelback products rock and last a long time!

Posted by Canyon Parcell - 09/30/2013 07:15 PM

When I hike with my family I hike differently. We have a tendency to go off-trail and find our own path. We use the contour of the mountains, the hills, and the cliffs to determine the path we take. We also take trails we’ve never been on and stop to climb whatever we can: trees and large boulders. Our next hike is McDonald Peak in Montana. We are still deciding whether to do it in 1 or 2 days. Should we pack light and come home in the dark, or should we take our time and follow the advice we’ve been given? For us there is not much of a choice really. Say it cannot be done and we will prove you wrong. That is why we will need an All Clear Bottle. We pack light and carry basic food, water, first aid, and climbing gear. A 100oz Camelbak is not enough for a 24 mile journey. If we get stranded overnight, we need to be able to resupply and get moving. The All Clear Bottle is not just a safety net for what could happen. It is also a ray of hope for us to keep moving out of the mess we put ourselves in.

Posted by roderick bartlett - 09/30/2013 07:20 PM

Need one of these for my low impact travels

Posted by Keith - 09/30/2013 07:22 PM

So I don’t hurl.

Posted by Kevin Eisele - 09/30/2013 07:26 PM

I love going of day trips and various adventures. I already own a CamelBak Velocity (the predecessor to the Rouge) and a 100 oz unbottle which I keep in my day trip bag, but being able to purify water out of a stream in 60 seconds would be a huge help on long hiking trips.

Posted by Bonnie Moebeck - 09/30/2013 07:27 PM

I need an All Clear so our newest addition to our hiking crew (our son) can enjoy clean water too!

Posted by Aaron - 09/30/2013 07:27 PM

Big road trip coming up the CA coast – complete with some Big Sur hikes. Water bottle sure would come in handy then!

Posted by Jason Heacock - 09/30/2013 07:28 PM

As a cub scout leader, clean water is a necessity and I have and will always promote Camelbak product.

Posted by dennis co - 09/30/2013 07:42 PM

we always do our camping with kids, 2 lively girls they both of them got experience of bacteria from water, they did not enjoy the camping trip. this would be the best solution for our problem.

Posted by James Weglein - 09/30/2013 07:45 PM

I could place one in my deployment bag. My Maryland Air Guard unit is part of an Urban Search and Rescue team and this kind of kit would be great in the event of a call out to a natural disaster where clean drinking water is not quickly available.

Posted by Cristina Figueroa - 09/30/2013 07:47 PM

I need an all clear bottle, because I will be going on a 6-week geology field camp trip this summer in the Western U.S. and could use some drinkable water! Not to mention, I’m a geology major so I spend most of my time in the outdoors!

Posted by Matt Fulkes - 09/30/2013 07:47 PM

Safe drinking water is the #1 human requirement. Without it, we die. Anything to help procure said water would be of extreme use. I would like one of these to add to my bag.

Posted by brent stewart - 09/30/2013 07:49 PM

I could really use one of these for backcountry camping trips, and those long mountbiking rides that go everywhere!

Posted by luke jaconette - 09/30/2013 07:51 PM

i need a all clear water bottle cause i do alot of backpacking trips with my boy scouts troop and when we are in the rocky moutians of whit moutians its hard using a water pump in a stream a all clear water bottle would be way easier and save me time so i can enjoy the trip more

Posted by b. april eom - 09/30/2013 07:54 PM

like my water, i like my bottle crystal clear, i should have a clear view!

Posted by Brad Miller - 09/30/2013 07:56 PM

I need one of these because carrying an extra wide mouth nalgene just so I can use my steripen is a huge pain.

Posted by Abe Weisleder - 09/30/2013 08:06 PM

i need that bottle because i need to stay hydrated or else i’ll need an I.V. liquid

Posted by John P - 09/30/2013 08:19 PM

I would like to send it with my cousins who do mission work in africa a lot of the time and show people over in africa that there is help out there for them and clean drinking water as well as a emergency backup for my cousins if they need it in Africa if they get into a bad spot.

Posted by Neil Humphreys - 09/30/2013 08:22 PM

I need an “all clear bottle” because I am in the army and use water bottles on a daily basis and this will help keep my water fresh and clean for every run I do.

Posted by Jen Youn - 09/30/2013 08:23 PM

I may not be forging the Orgeon Trail with my oxen like they used to but I’m pretty sure I could use these on my hiking tabs backpacking trips!

Posted by Kyler Scott - 09/30/2013 08:25 PM

I would absolutely love to get this water bottle as it would be an awesome tool to have on Boy Scout camping trips, hikes, and other activities as I work on moving from the rank of Life Scout to Eagle Scout(hopefully) very soon. It would also be a great supply to have in your emergency supplies (particularly when you live in the unpredictable Florida weather that can be excessively harsh.) I have used Camelbak since my years of an 11 year-old Boy Scout and am sure to continue to use their products after I earn my rank of Eagle Scout. I am a long time user of Camelbak products because of the quality they put into them and the design and technology that is built into them. They always surpass my expectations and I’m sure they would continue doing so if I received that water bottle.

Posted by Kelly McBride - 09/30/2013 08:26 PM

I need an All Clear bottle because we are always heading into the back hills and unknown areas and never seem to be able to carry enough water on us.

Posted by Jeremy Dalton - 09/30/2013 08:29 PM

My girlfriend and I plan to go camping and hike Mt Mitchel in NC in two weeks and this would be the perfect accessory to have to help purify our water

Posted by William Hyde - 09/30/2013 08:35 PM

Next may I will embark on a journey to hike the infamous Pacific Crest Trail!! I am in need of a UV filter. This bottle and filter combo will cut weight and would definitely be the main source of my clean drinkable water. I’ll be using my really old CamelBak bladder also and wouldn’t mind adding another great piece of your gear to my pack. Thanks CamelBak for always being there to quench my thirst!!

Posted by sean - 09/30/2013 08:38 PM

i need this to keep my load as light as possible i can get water on my way from streams when i go mountain bike riding and i won’t have to worry if my drinking water is contaminated or not thanks

Posted by Laura - 09/30/2013 08:39 PM

I need an All Clear bottle for my Michigan Adventures. I’m going to school in the Upper Peninsula of MI surrounded by the “Great Lakes”. With water so pristine, all you want to do is drink it up, this water bottle would be awesome!!

Posted by Hans Holmes - 09/30/2013 08:46 PM

The military base I work on is considered a superfund site and every time I try to drink the water I get sick, though the military says its all clear! Instead of carrying gallons into work on my bike, one of these bottles would be great!

Posted by Chris H - 09/30/2013 08:56 PM

My brother-in-law is in an adventure race in South America and it would make a great gift for his trip.

Posted by Alison S - 09/30/2013 09:00 PM

I NEED an “all clear” water bottle for all the hiking in the Smokies I will be doing this fall!

Posted by Alexander Helman - 09/30/2013 09:00 PM

I would love to own one of these bad boys so I can keep putting the miles under my feet while staying healthy. Besides, in the UP of Michigan, there are miles still to be explored.

Posted by Garrick Yoong - 09/30/2013 09:08 PM

I need an All Clear bottle so that I can drink straight out of the lakes in the BWCA on my next canoe trip.

Posted by Jon Reimer - 09/30/2013 09:09 PM

I need an all clear bottle to drink from the waters of Lake Nebagamon…

Posted by Sara Monsalve - 09/30/2013 09:26 PM

My fiance and I are getting married next month. We are going to Kauai for our honeymoon and will be hiking the Napali coast to a secluded beach for a 5 day camping adventure!!

The All Clear Water Purifier would help us tremendously. We have been trying to find something to bring with us so that we can have plenty of drinking water along the way, and this bottle would be a serious help!

Posted by Joe R - 09/30/2013 09:30 PM

I need an All Clear Bottle so I don’t have to pull a Bear Grylls anymore!

Posted by Christopher Gumienny - 09/30/2013 09:31 PM

I would love this bottle purifier because my friends and I are planning to get “lost” in the woods somewhere in Illinois or Wisconsin. We could include this in our basic survival kit which would help enormously.

Posted by Justin - 09/30/2013 09:34 PM

I would feel much safer drinking water at music festivals and other adventures out of town. Would also be very nice on mission trips.

Posted by Deirdre - 09/30/2013 09:38 PM

This fall will be our first backpack trip for our 2 boys and they would get SUCH a kick out of doing water purification the All Clear Camelbak way.

Posted by Josef Wright - 09/30/2013 09:48 PM

Here in New Orleans, I could really use the Camelbak water purifier when there’s a ‘boil water advisory’during a hurricane. It’d be great for running with my dog in City Park too. Or bird watching in Jean Lafitte Park. Or open water swims.

Posted by Scott Mezzano - 09/30/2013 09:50 PM

Planning to hike the entire Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin next season and the All Clear bottle from CamelBak would be a great tool to make sure it’s a healthy trip. I would definitely purchase the filter, lemonade sounds a lot better than chunky soup!

Posted by Elizabeth Kifer - 09/30/2013 09:51 PM

I would love to have a All Clear water bottle because I am a freshman in college and hope to travel abroad to China and manage a golf course there. As you well know, China’s water is not readily available to drink. With the All Clear bottle, I would be able to fuel not only my physical self, but my goal to become a golf director in China.

Posted by Andrew Caceres - 09/30/2013 09:56 PM

Going on gap year RTW trip, this would be awesome!

Posted by Lauren Davidson - 09/30/2013 10:06 PM

I Need an All Clear water bottle to keep me powered up while teaching, and while hiking.

Posted by Bhakti Chavda - 09/30/2013 10:12 PM

Because I’m a Girl Scout alum and I want to always be prepared! Also, I have a friend in the Peace Corps stationed in Panama, and I know she can use all the fun goodies she can get. So I would love to share my winnings with her. :-)

Posted by Max - 09/30/2013 10:20 PM

I need it to clean my waters so I don’t get the giardias!

Posted by kevin Fanning - 09/30/2013 10:41 PM

I would love to have an All Clear water bottle because I love hiking and backpacking, and having this as a way to obtain drinkable water would be amazing. My daughter (16) and I are avid hikers and backpackers, but sometimes we run out of water. It would be great to have a source of clean water if we ever run out or get in a rough situation.

Posted by christine s. - 09/30/2013 10:44 PM

I need an all clear water bottle for backpacking and camping. I tend to take a camelbak and then not drink enough water throughout the weekend because I’m afraid of running out. This would mean I could refill easily!

Posted by Robert Nicolli - 09/30/2013 10:59 PM

I go camping often here in Bozeman, Montana and having this would make obtaining clean drinking water a breeze.

Posted by Christopher Miller - 09/30/2013 11:13 PM

Water purifiers are incredibly valuable tools in the world of outdoor sports. As a traveling rock climber in Asia (China, Laos, Thailand, etc.) having a water purification system would be a HUGE benefit!

Posted by Mednel - 09/30/2013 11:15 PM

I would use this swag on my next trip to Colorado.

Posted by Jun Z. - 09/30/2013 11:30 PM

Interestingly enough, I would give it to my brother, who is going to Costa Rica on a Habitat for Humanity trip.

Posted by Jeffrey Ludwig - 09/30/2013 11:54 PM

It would be great to have one of these. So convenient for my mtn. biking trips that have streams where I could use this.

Posted by Rita L. - 09/30/2013 11:55 PM

Going to Disney World and I don’t want to be stuck drinking unfiltered tap water during our stay. I’d love to get 4 bottles, even if I gotta pay, because we love CamelBak bottles.

Posted by Kevin Pu - 10/01/2013 12:34 AM

My wife and I both have CamelBak bottles from REI and it’s been going with us on bike trips and amusement parks, but the only problem is that the water obviously runs out and it can be pretty hard on two thirsty people on a hot sunny day. We NEED and we’d LOVE to have this for those same outings. We’re both like camels and drink loads of water throughout the day so this fits perfectly into our daily life! I would be carrying the EDDY™ INSULATED filled with ice & my wife with the All Clear bottle filled with clean purified water. We’ll be able to have limitless cold filtered water throughout the day wherever we are!

Posted by Nick Wehrhan - 10/01/2013 12:43 AM

I need this for my winter back packing this winter to keep me hydrated while shredding the gnar gnar.

Posted by Daniel Saez - 10/01/2013 12:46 AM

I am going on a trip down to Chile to see my family then to hike in Patagonia with my cousins. This would be a great tool for us on the trip!

Posted by Keith Kreml - 10/01/2013 02:12 AM

I need one of these for when I go on deployment and want to purify questionable drinking water in many countries.

Posted by Cameron Alvarado - 10/01/2013 02:37 AM

I am constantly visiting friends and family in various areas where clean tap water is questionable, I’d also love to use it for bike rides!

Posted by Randy Bruiser - 10/01/2013 02:38 AM

I need this because I currently lost my job and things have been a little tough at home. Im glad i still have a little bit of money in my savings. I am trying to cut costs here and there and I feel that water is pretty spendy. This would help me out because I can simply drink water from the tap without worrying about getting sick. I try to keep hopes up and relax on the trails when I can get out there. So i think that would be pretty rad also. Anyway I hope I win one. thanks

Posted by Benjamin Sperl - 10/01/2013 03:01 AM

I am a trailrunner and love to go out in the wilderness for hours. Basically I use my drink system but any time the water bottle is to small. As I ran far up to the tops of mountains it tempts me to drink the glaciers water. But it is dirty as well. So what I need is right described in the article…

Posted by Danyyil Mykhaylov - 10/01/2013 04:06 AM

Greetings from Ukraine gear junkie! I would like to have an All Clear bottle to explore the carpathian mountains safely!

Posted by Becca Turner - 10/01/2013 04:28 AM

I need a Camelbak All Clear so I can travel safely through the Andes next summer, without missing my weather window due to a stomach bug.

Posted by Ed - 10/01/2013 04:50 AM

I hike with the cub scouts. Cub scouts either forget to bring water or drink all of theirs at the start. Waiting 30 minutes for chemicals can be too long for cub scouts.

Posted by BenB - 10/01/2013 05:16 AM

Would love this for family hiking trip, great design

Posted by Tiffany - 10/01/2013 06:02 AM

I would love to have an All Clear bottle for a 3-Day for the Cure Walk! Breast cancer runs in my family. After having a beloved aunt pass away from breast cancer earlier this year, my sisters and I wanted to do something fun and impactful in her honor. As a high school teacher, her presence and spirit was life-giving. We want to give life to others by helping to raise awareness and money for cancer research! Although this event is not a hiking adventure or camping trip to a remote region, I am an avid user of reusable water bottles. I think the All Clear bottle is awesome and could even be a life-changing tool for those without access to clean drinking water.

Posted by Ian - 10/01/2013 06:53 AM

I need an All Clear for use in many trips coming up!

Posted by Matthias - 10/01/2013 07:27 AM

I really need this purificatin bottle for my next trip to north India. In the north you really need water to stay hydrated as the air is soo thin and every movement is extremly hard. check more about my trip here: http://goalzero.fundly.com/himalayan-mountain-village

Maybe you want to help as well to bring powe and water to the people who deserve it!

Posted by Tony - 10/01/2013 08:03 AM

I could use an All Clear bottle because I will be venturing on a cross country bike tour next spring and sometimes it is tough to secure a water source!

Posted by Scott - 10/01/2013 08:13 AM

I would love to use this as a teaching tool on the importance of clean water for drinking for my son who recently started hiking with me.

Posted by garyg - 10/01/2013 08:19 AM

Heading to Nepal… don’t make me drink the water (untreated)!

Posted by Shannon Kyle - 10/01/2013 08:44 AM

I am traveling to Uganda on a mission trip to love, teach and work with the orphanage moms of Watoto (www.watoto.com). While they have wells, the safety of the water can still be a risk for non-locals and the All Clear bottle would ensure safe drinking water for our group.

Posted by willie meadows - 10/01/2013 08:56 AM

This would be great for hunting season

Posted by Mike Kirkham - 10/01/2013 09:08 AM

The long and short of it; I have IBS and I have issues with drinking municipal water when I travel. When I hike or bike, I have to carry ridiculous amounts of water from home or I risk dehydration and/or cranky bowels. Have you any idea what it’s like to hike for hours on end with a case of “Angry Ass?”

Posted by Jack - 10/01/2013 09:09 AM

Every time I go hiking or base camping, we go on day or more hikes, and when I find water on the road, we don’t have time to boil it.
One of these would be awesome to be able to purify water on the go for those long trips!

Posted by Steve Peterson - 10/01/2013 09:11 AM

I’m a trail runner and would love to have this when car-camping at the trail head. I wouldn’t have to lug bottles of water with me.

Posted by Laurent - 10/01/2013 09:20 AM

I would use this as a blacklight to party all night while backpacking. Next morning, while totaly hangover, I would clean some water to rehydrate myself for the day.

Posted by David Haines - 10/01/2013 09:29 AM

I need one of these to try in the BWCA and also for my ‘go bag’ that has a few survival items inside. I think this would make a great addition to that bag in between wilderness trips!

Posted by Emily Lipson - 10/01/2013 09:30 AM

I am going on a semester long National Outdoor Leadership School Trip through Australia. I will be canoeing and hiking in the backcountry of Australia. I will be away from clean water for almost 3 months! This bottle would be amazing while in Australia for a semester!

Posted by will - 10/01/2013 09:44 AM

Day hiking will be forever lighter with this solution! I would love to have one!

Posted by klawrence - 10/01/2013 09:46 AM

I always need to bring either a water filter (MiniWorks), or extra water bottles with me, when I’m fly fishing at remote streams. It would be great to be able to just bring one bottle, and save the extra space/weight.

Posted by Austin - 10/01/2013 10:48 AM

I am spending most of November trekking through the San Rafael Swell in southern Utah. I’d love to have one of these UV bottles to lighten my load!

Posted by Curtis Davis - 10/01/2013 11:17 AM

I do a lot of backcountry fly fishing. I can see this being weight saver. Would be nice to have

Posted by Mary Staump - 10/01/2013 11:35 AM

I need an “All Clear” Camel Back Water bottle for when my Fiance breaks our water pump filter again,during a back packing trip. So I can have something to drink clean water with :)

Posted by Bob Czaplicki - 10/01/2013 11:35 AM

My wife has gotten sick before when we thought we have thoroughly purified water before, so it would be great to have a better more foolproof way.

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Posted by Gerald Myers - 10/01/2013 12:52 PM

I frequently travel to remote areas in foreign countries where clean drinking water is scarce.

Posted by Steve H. - 10/01/2013 01:37 PM

The Camelbak All Clear will come in handy while looking for Elk in the mountains of southwestern Montana. Would hate to get sick while trying to fill the freezer.

Posted by Noel Tavan - 10/01/2013 01:47 PM

I am heading to Costa Rica for my honeymoon next month and I do not want to have explosive diarrhea for the big day! Please give me a bottle (or 2 – for the Ms). Thanks! (noel.tavan at gmail)

Posted by Chris - 10/01/2013 02:11 PM

I need a Camelbak All Clear UV Microbiological Water Purifier because I’ve always wanted to drink from a babbling brook.

Posted by Joe R - 10/01/2013 03:25 PM

I need an All Clear bottle for an upcoming multi-day self-support kayak trip in the Grand Canyon and many other adventures ahead!

Posted by Simon - 10/01/2013 04:18 PM

I need it, because the water is never safe. You can’t be sure it is..
I like the Camelbak’s all-in-one solution. I’ve seen several people having problem with compatibility of SteriPEN with some bottles, it was guaranteed to work on (such as SIGG, etc.). This CamelBak bottle might be the solution to these problems.-)

Posted by Devin Richards - 10/01/2013 04:33 PM

I need this for both hiking with my puppies to make sure they (and I) have safe water, but also as I have to travel to Fargo ND! Who knows what lurks in their water?!?

Posted by jeff schmidt - 10/01/2013 06:44 PM

This would come in handy when I run out of water in the middle of nowhere

Posted by Rachel Greenwood - 10/01/2013 07:55 PM

Rock-hopping, hiking, backwoods camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this weekend… Clearly, I NEED this Camelbak product to kill all the germs in the government – I mean river. (Oops!)

Posted by Mike Thompson - 10/01/2013 08:47 PM

I would love to try this. My wife and I hike with CamelBak bladders now, but this would allow us to travel even further – and do some overnights – without the fear of “running dry”.

Posted by Lacey Beadle - 10/02/2013 04:50 AM

We actually sell these at my work – so I know from a read all about it perspective how wicked these bottles are but it would be even better to tell customers from actual personal experiences, I find that’s always a deal maker if you can back your product first hand! I spend a lot of time on trails around Australia and get out bush back in the motherland New Zealand. Even at the crag, on the bike it’ll do the trick everywhere. Making water that looks suss, not so suss.. every outdoorsers dream!

Posted by AJ Groff - 10/02/2013 09:29 AM

The reason this would be perfect for me. I am a college kid going to school in a tiny town that is supported by my university. The water in our town is very bad and we have boil alerts about 3-4 times a month. I would use this for those instances. Also Im crazy and hiking the PCT in 2014 and think this would be a good idea to bring in Southern Calif where I hear water sources are scarce at best. I <3 Gear.

Posted by Rowdy S. - 10/02/2013 10:19 AM

I need an All Clear bottle for peace of mind.

Posted by Sebastien G. - 10/02/2013 10:16 PM

I could use the clear when I go bike riding and run out of water there is always a place to find water, but I rarely take a filter with me.

Posted by Glenn Witgen - 10/03/2013 06:48 AM

I need an All Clear for an upcoming trip to the Colorado.

Posted by Sadie - 10/03/2013 02:05 PM

This would be great for a backpacking trip. I could use this on my next week long hike.

Posted by Mike Smith - 10/05/2013 11:24 AM

This would be great to use on my backpacking trips. My next one is into the Grand Canyon and any weight savings would be great.

Posted by Paige Kurosawa - 10/18/2013 05:05 PM

I need an all clear bottle so that when I’m sitting in some shoddy local restaurant in Thailand I don’t have to whip out my water filter and UV pen and disinfect my water. (Can you say, awkward?)

Posted by jason - 10/20/2013 06:11 PM

Backpacking the buckeye trail in February and could sure use this.

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