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Camelbak® offers many new ways to haul around the world's most precious commodity-fresh drinking water.
Timely-given the explosive growth in the numbers of people trying stand-up paddleboard--and competing in it too...Camelbak has three new ways for users to take a sip without missing too many paddle strokes---with these water friendly, hands-free hydration "built from the ground up." Or really, engineered from the inside-out with the techy input of paddle, Slater Trout.
|Molokai-2L Antitdote® reservoir-external fill-hands-free sips $100|
|strap holsters for paddle, PFD friendly, compression straps, quick drying/fast draining|
|nice flow-rate-Camel Clip™ Bite Valve-pockets that drain|
|BAJA LR-w/ mew 2 liter Antidote-lumbar reservoir -stabilizes weight on hips, frees up arms/shoulder to paddle, adjust compression straps as water is drunk-for perfect fit $120|
|low profile-adjustable for different torso lengths|
Besides snazzy color options-the Groove™ series-come with charcoal filters---sold separately---that make the tastes of water much more groovy---chlorine free tap water...in a 100% BPA free bottle, easy to clean, dishwasher safe.
Filters are anticipated to last 3-6 months-depending on use.
|keeps the bottle sweat-free, liquids colder $30|
|Charcoal filter---Groove-easy to replace|
|$25...no spill -great water flow|
EDDY™-3 sizes-100% BPA free-$14-$16
|Eddy™ easy to clean stem tube and straw-easy to carry thumb tab|
|redesigned one piece silicone Big Bite™ Valve -one hand sipping|
|Fits most cup holders---|
|Podium Big Chill---keeps drinks cold|
A UV water purification -fill up with water bottle, the ALL CLEAR Microbiologically UV Water Purifier takes 60 seconds (.75L) to give, well the 'all clear' o making water safe to drink.
|Available Feb 2012 exclusive to REI then in March to other specialty retailers $99|
It works via a high-powered ultraviolet light---and requires just 3 simple steps(secure protective cap, hold power button down 2 seconds, rotate)---AND an LCD screen reveals when the purification is finished.
|usb cable plugs into electronic devices like laptops, cellphones, solar...|
|one charge last 60 refill...charge via a mini usb cable in cap|
WHAT ELSE: new bike packs...new colors...
|Back panel air channel-padded for comfort and airflow,..back pockets for gel packs/snacks|
|Built in tube strap|