Camelbak Relay Water Filter Review
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With decades of making products to drink water while being active, Camelbak has ventured outside the world of hydration packs and water bottles, and has now made it to your refrigerator with the Camelbak Relay water filter and pitcher. While this is a big step as far as moving into a new product category, it is not a complete surprise because Camelbak has been making water filters for the outdoor market for many years now. The nice thing about an outdoor brand like Camelbak breaking into the household goods market is that they bring some new ideas to the domesticated water filter.
What Sets the Camelbak Relay Apart from other Home Water Filters
The most noticeable feature in the Camelbak Relay water filter pitcher is the rate at which it filters water. When I first started using the Relay, the water was not moving through the filter all that fast. The good news is that the directions warns you about this because the filter needs to get water running through it a couple times before it really gets flowing. After a couple uses, the Camelbak Relay pitcher marketing material rang true, the water flowed through the filter just as fast as the faucet could let it go. Typically, when filling other water filter pitchers, you end up waiting for the water to filter through. This is not a huge problem, but the first time I watched the water go so quickly through the filter, I was very impressed. A benefit to not having to wait for the water to filter through is that you don’t need a large filter reservoir which makes more room for the filtered water to sit. Total space for water in the Camelbak Relay is 10 cups.
Another feature worth noting in the Camelbak Relay water filter pitcher is the spout the water goes out. If you fill water bottles on a daily basis, it is nice to know the spout fits nicely inside a water bottle eliminating any room for mess. One of the issues that I have with many water filter pictures is that carbon filter doesn’t last that long and I end up running water through a filter that is 2-4 months past due. The nice thing about Camelbak Relay is that the carbon filter last 4 months instead of 2 months. This saves both money and having to remember to change the filter as much.
For cleaning, the Camelbak Relay is Dishwasher safe for all parts except for the actual filter.
With Camelbak pushing into the household market, I am very excited to see my household products with cool little tech features. And while I love to geek out with tech, I am very happy to let you know that the Camelbak Relay water filter pitcher provides great clean tasting water and works like a charm. And for those that want to match the pitcher to their kitchen colors, the Camelbak Relay water filter pitcher comes in 3 colors, blue, purple, and charcoal.
For more information, please visit www.camelbak.com or www.amazon.com/camelbak.