Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CAMELBAK® 2011/12 Water Bottles + New Stand-up Paddleboard Packs

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

words/images Judith Ecochard

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.

Tahoe LR$70

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 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

$ 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

Kid's bottles---cute


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 

Accessory pre-filter can use to scoop up water $15

WHAT ELSE: new bike colors...

Back panel air channel-padded for comfort and airflow,..back pockets for gel packs/snacks

Built in tube strap

Ergonomic shapes