Every season, some gift comes along that not only is useful, but also supports a great related cause. Camelbak hit the mark this year. For every purchase of Camelbak’s Groove bottle with a unique filter system, the company will donate $10 to water.org.
You may have seen their filtered bottle system they released earlier this year. The top is the standard patented bit valve, but with a charcoal filter built into the tube stem. The bottle easily clips on to a backpack. I found it most useful to take to take it to work and use as my primary hydration aid for early season training.
The holiday version comes with a new design and, of course, sponsorship of water.org. Too often, we take access to clean water for granted. Purchasing a bottle of water is a luxury, not a necessity. Over 1 billion lack easy access to safe, clean water. Water.org is a great organization that is actively working to develop high quality, sustainable water supplies at the local level. Co-founder Matt Damon is using his star power to promote the effort as well.
The instructions say the filter will last for 300 fills of the bottle and then can be replaced or discarded. One word of caution – take the filter out before the bottle comes near the dishwasher. Despite my best efforts, my first bottle managed to go through the dishwasher about one month later. The good news is that even with no filter, the bottle works great for hiking or paper pushing in a cube.
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