Bikepacking bidon: Purified water on the go

September 7, 2023

camelbak eddy water bottle|camelbak eddy water purifier

Whether you’re safeguarding against dehydration on a long bike ride off the beaten track or prepping for the apocalypse, a small portable water purification system is a useful bit of kit.

A Camelbak/LifeStraw collaboration has given birth to a clever 1-litre bottle designed to harvest and purify water from lakes and rivers by filtering out bacteria, parasites, and microplastics, as well as reducing lead, chlorine and other unwanted chemicals.


Cycle touring in the UK was at its most popular in the 1950s, but a renewed interest in camping over the last few years has seen the pursuit rebranded as 'bikepacking' as a new generation look to holiday by bike. And while most won't venture too far from civilisation, why not hedge your bets with a bidon that can purify water in an emergency?

Win your own portable water filtration system

We have a Camelbak Eddy water bottle equipped with a LifeStraw purification system to give away. To be in with a chance of winning it, simply leave a comment below.

The ethical choice

The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.

The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK's most ethical provider.


RadRunner e-bike prize


Cycle Insurance Quick Quote
Start now
European Breakdown Cover
Start now
Mobility Scooter Quick Quote
Start now

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Your name and email are required.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.