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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clear2Go Water Bottle And Filter Review




When I first started back packing I used one of those old school pump filters. I did a caving trip through a major caving system in the Tetons using the same kind of pump. A little silt or separation of the the parts, and the next thing you know you have a non-functioning pump and contaminated water. It happened both times.

Soon after I started looking for alternate ways to filter water. I quickly found the Clear2GO Water Bottle. The Clear2GO Water Bottle is a food grade sports bottle with an integrated filter. I had seen similar water bottles with filters, but most did not filter microbes sufficiently. The Clear2GO Water Bottle filters 99.9% of microbial cysts including cryptosporidium and giardia. It also filters up to 100 gallons before a filter change is necessary.

I have used this water bottle in Canyon Lands NP, Yellowstone NP, Teton National Forest, Bear Tooth Wilderness, Wasatch Mountains, Uinta Mountains, and around town. It is always clean tasting water. I am always the first to fill up and be ready to go at the water source, and I have never experienced a clogged filter or contaminated drinking water.

The only down side is the size of the container. If hiking through a dry or hot area you may quickly empty the 1qt water bottle. To solve this problem I have carried an additional Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene or other soft water container. Also available is the Hydration Technology Innovations Expedition Water Filter. This is basically a water bladder with an integrated filter. It also has a sports drink option that turns dirty water into a clean sports drink. I haven't used it yet, but will post a review as soon as I do.

As always, be smart and thrive.

3 comments:

  1. Filtered water bottles are so useful and convenient to use. You can easily take them with you wherever you go for clean, safe water. Similar to Clear2GO are the newer batch of filtered water bottles today. My favorite hands down is the LifeStraw Go Water bottle. When choosing the right brand, go for the strong and reliable ones. I usually opt for water bottles that can filter around 99.99% of protozoan parasites, waterborne bacteria and also BPA and Phthalate free. For more information on other options, see: http://backpackingmastery.com/top-picks/best-filtered-water-bottles.html

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