Best Of The Best… ‘Top Gear’ Of The Year

Gravity Filter Upgrade — An all-in-one water-filtering unit, the Katadyn Base Camp 10L uses gravity to convert lake or river water to drinkable H20. The concept is not new, but Katadyn’s refined design of each part and its super-fast 0.2-micron filter results in one of the best backcountry water-procuring systems we have seen.

Its hoses and bag have snap-on receivers to let you hook the filter to a CamelBak. The whole setup was slick and very quick in our testing during a Colorado backcountry trip and then beyond. Read the Katadyn Base Camp 10L review on GearJunkie.

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