Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CamelBak Relay Review

It's no secret, I a fan of quite a few of CamelBak's products. Not all, but quite a few. A little while ago I was lucky enough to receive a CamelBak Relay to test out. The Relay is Camelbak's first venture into the home water filtration market and it's about time. I only have my Brita to compare it to and there isn't much of a fight here. The Relay is a vast improvement over my Brita.


The first improvement I noticed is the speed. With the Brita, you fill the reservoir and wait for 7 minutes for the water to filter. This doesn't seem like a big deal but if you have to do it over and over those 7 minutes add up. The Relay filters the water as fast as you can fill it. It also filters the water again when you pour it into your glass which can't be bad.

Perhaps the best improvement over the Brita is there's no black shit in my glass! The only downside I've seen so far is the filters are more expensive but the last twice as long so it evens out.

In closing, this image pretty much sums up my first impressions of the Camelbak Relay.

Bottom line: Highly Recommended. 
Buy It If you use any another pitcher water filter product.
Don't Buy Them If you already have one.



3 comments:

Jake Dean said...

What I'd really like to know is, does the friggen top fall off when you try to pour a glass of water? Britas of late have not been very well engineered.

Cycle Jerk said...

I forgot! The top stays on solid. Thanks for reminding me of another thing that pissed me off about the Brita.

NC Pinchflat said...

One thing I'd like to know is, how does it handle urine? In extreme situations mankind may have to drink its own pee to stay alive. You've done a great job to cover the more obvious ways in which this product excels over Brita (and I totally believe you) but what about pee? Does it make it taste better than with the Brita?