CamelBak All Clear UV filtration system review

Purify unsafe water in just 60 seconds with this handy water bottle

Hydration
The CamelBak All Clear is a all in one UV filtration and bottle system.

The CamelBak All Clear is an all-in-one UV filtration and water bottle system (click to enlarge).

Lowdown: CamelBak All Clear UV Filtration System

The All Clear from CamelBak is a unique system that bundles a UV water filter and bottle into one convenient package that’s simple to use, treats water faster than comparable products, and can purify up to 16 gallons on a single charge. At just over a pound, it’s a little heavy for hardcore backpacking, but is an excellent option for traveling abroad or short camping trips.

Stat Box
Capacity: 25 oz / 0.75 liters Life expectancy: Up to 10,000 treatment cycles
Total weight: 1.1 pounds Warranty: Lifetime
Charge: 80 cycles or 16 gallons per charge MSRP: $99
Bottle material: BPA Free co-polyester Rating: 4 Flamin' Chili Peppers 4 out of 5

Pluses
Minuses
  • Treats up to 16 gallons on one charge
  • Only works on clear water unless pre-filtered
  • Treats water in 60 seconds
  • Lifetime warranty

Review: CamelBak All Clear UV Filtration System

If you’ve spent much time traveling abroad, you know how blessed we are in the United States to have access to clean water. In many parts of the world, the tap water is unfit to drink unless it’s been boiled or treated. Even locals will sometimes use bottled water for tasks like brushing their teeth.

Unlike pumps or chemical systems, purifying water with a UV filter is a quick and easy process.

Unlike pumps or chemical systems, purifying water with a UV filter is a quick and easy process (click to enlarge).

I’m not an ultra-conservationist by any means, but I hate buying bottled water. So whenever I travel to undeveloped countries, I always try to pack a filtration system. These come in a variety of shapes and forms, but my preferred solution is a UV filter. These devices treat water quickly, are effective against both bacteria and viruses, and don’t take up a ton of suitcase space. Here’s a video primer on CamelBak’s UV filter offering.

CamelBak’s All Clear UV system is unique in that it combines a UV filtration system and bottle in one unit. To purify water you fill the bottle, affix the UV head, then agitate for 60 seconds. An LCD on the cap verifies that the water is safe to drink. Then you can remove the UV head and replace with the normal cap. Just make sure to wipe down the threads before drinking. For convenience, these directions are outlined on the bottle.

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  • ryan says:

    I think the author of this piece should look into the differences between different types of water treatment. This is not a filter. It does not filter water. It irradiates water with UV, which kills bacteria, viruses, etc. If you fill it with piss, then operate the device, the substance inside will still be piss. Words have definitions and those definitions matter. Money is not speech. Corporations are not people. Bicycles do not have motors. If any word can mean literally anything the speaker wishes it to at any given moment then we might as well all just point and grunt when we want to communicate.

  • Scot says:

    UNGH! UNGH!

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