Published February 19, 2012
blogs , technology
Tags: All Clear, bacterial, blogs, bottle, camelbak, filter, microbacterial, microbes, purifier, Technabob, technology, UV, water
When you’re outdoors, either for camping or because the Great Zombie Apocalypse has finally begun, you need to drink clean water. As such, some of the portable filters and water purifiers are a bit annoying to use, which is why I think that CamelBak’s All Clear UV water purifier is so cool. You just fill up your water bottle and use the integrated UV light, and presto, your water is read to drink.
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Published August 15, 2009
cycling , fitness
Tags: Banciao, camelbak, cycling, fitness, huazhong, hydration, platypus, polar bottles, riverside park, taipei, taiwan, training, wanban, wanhua, wunshan, xindian, Yonghe
Kuota Kom Agritubel team edition
Well, I finally managed to go out and train. Since I came back from Hong Kong last Monday, a typhoon devastated Southern Taiwan and we have been plagued with rain.
So basically, since Tuesday the 4th of August, I have been waiting for the rain to abate. I need to get another training solution so that I can still work out inside. Probably some kind of flywheel thing. I’ll check that out over the weekend.
Continue reading ’70 KM Night Bike Ride’
I found an ad on tealit which mentioned an Oakley backpack for sale. It didn’t mention the model, but I called the guy. He didn’t know which model, but after a few questions I knew that it was the Oakley Kitchen Sink backpack, Oakley’s top of the line model which I have had my eye on for a few years.
I spotted it when it came out and almost bought it in 2006. However, I decided that I would get more backpacker gear, from companies such as Arc’Teryx. I did get an Arc’Teryx Acrux 40. Oakley makes some nice stuff, but it’s in-between true outdoors gear and urban gear. It’s actually a lot more urban gear, when it comes to their packs, which is why I could never justify the cost of the Kitchen Sink. For the price, you can get a full on backpack from a reputable outdoor brand. Some of the Arc’Teryx packs, like the small Bora 35 and others, are available for about 150-250$. The Kitchen Sink isn’t really worth that much money in my book.
However, this was an ad for a used Kitchen Sink. It hadn’t been used much and was about a year old. I met the guy and inspected the bag. It seemed almost pristine. I bought it for 70$. That was a pretty good deal.
My wife told me that the Kitchen Sink looks like an expensive pack. It looks very sturdy. It has an expandable bottom, which is handy. It comes with a shaped top lid, where you can store glasses, shades, or multimedia gear.
There is a nifty pocket in the front which can easily house my Nikon D200. It doesn’t have any dedicated water bottle holsters per se, but it does have two large pockets on the side which are perfect for water bottles. I had no trouble fitting in 1L Camelbak bottles. I guess if you aren’t using the laptop sleeve, you could fit in a hydration bladder. I will have to try it out.
After I posted this story on my blog, I got this response from Camelbak.
I was actually very surprised by its content. The marketing department didn’t give me a lot of details.
I got four Camelbak Better Bottles. A 1L which replaces my lost one, a 750ML and a 500ML. On top of that, I got their new BPA free Classic Cap 750ML bottle. Needless to say that it made my day.
I also got two t-shirts and a hoodie.
Continue reading ‘Camelbak Care Package’
Published April 26, 2008
education , mathematics , travelogue
Tags: camelbak, education, end of term, mathematics, semester, spring, travelogue, university
My semester is almost over. I’ve got one last homework to complete for next week. I plan on attending the final research project presentations next week.
Exams went well. Out of four, three went well. The last one was a bit hard. I don’t know. We’ll see how it turns out. I’m totally out of it yet again. However, I did finally get my care package from Camelbak. More on the unboxing tomorrow. I took some nice photos.