A very tidy solution to the problem of clean drinking water, the All Clear features their familiar 750ml BPA free plastic bottle on the bottom half, with a chunkier-than-usual screwtop lid. Inside the latter is a USB chargeable UV light source, which when activated and the bottle shaken, kills 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa and viruses. There’s an additional sediment filter at £14.99, which comes as separate to the main unit. Sixty seconds to treat and it’ll last 10,000 cycles – that’s a pretty incredible three bottles a day for nine years. It’s a really easy to understand system, and one my family enjoyed using, giving my partner more confidence to use wild stream water in Scotland for our toddler. For treating turbid or cloudy water (which inhibits light moving through the water), repeat the process and use the sediment filter. A slightly heavier and bulkier option, but one that keeps will give you three bottles a day for nearly a month on a single charge, so there’s a lot to like here. It weighs around 240g.
VERDICT: Simple, fun and effective purifier for all the family.
BEST FOR: Day hikes, around camp.
Review by David Lintern @