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Backpacker Magazine – March 2011

Gear Review: CamelBak Groove

A water bottle that makes chemically treated water taste better.

by: Dan A. Nelson

CamelBak Groove (Courtesy Photo)
CamelBak Groove (Courtesy Photo)

See 7 More Ways to Treat Water
From gravity filters to chemical treatments
[enjoy taste]
Want the low weight of a chemical treatment but hate the aftertaste? Pair one of the products at left with this bottle. The 20-ouncer (comes in stainless steel or BPA-free plastic) has a charcoal filter that strips chemicals and impurities out of water, so it improves the taste of chemically treated water. (It does not filter out pathogens like bacteria and protozoa.)

Add chemicals directly to the bottle or treat a bigger batch in a separate reservoir and transfer it. The filter lasts for 50 gallons, and replacements cost $5 each. $25-$35; 4-8.5 oz.; camelbak.com


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Carl S.
Mar 15, 2011

You need to tag these items correctly. This is NOT a water "purifer" it's a water filter. Sloppy tagging will lead to confusion and a less educated readership.

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