You can’t help but love the Aussie pitchman’s relaxed, no-nonsense delivery. He’s sure confident about his product’s “nano-silver” purification technology. I don’t know what that is, and apparently, nor do the Interwebs, as evidenced by my Google search revealing the following options:
So, your guess is as good as Google’s as to what the underlying technology is that allows us to drink the water after it’s gone through its cleansing process. Here’s the site’s explanation.
The filter looks packable enough and simple to use. I’m concerned about how to refill larger bottles, like a Nalgene. It looks like it could screw on to something like a Platypus softbottle though.
Anyway, it’s new gear, so that’s cool. Anyone use it?
Most adventure types long for a trusty mobile living space. Unfortunately, the cost of such motorized luxuries tends to put most dirtbags out of the running for rides like Sportmobilesand Earthroamer packages. You can now add the VW-customized Doubleback to the list of super-cool but highly impractical backcountry adventure rigs.
So sure, it’s expensive as hell at almost $90k but you must admit, you’d love to spend a week in one. The designers of the Doubleback took the common slide-out room feature found on motorhomes and campers and applied it to the rear end of a VW camper van.
When you go to the Doubleback website, don’t bother watching the video, all it does is show you that it’s a van (even using the now annoying tilt-shift effect) and that it can drive down an empty road. And it doesn’t even do that well.
It looks like the result of a Chevy Corvair Rampside being exposed to gamma rays. You wouldn’t like it when’s it angry. I could see a ton of nights spent in the bed of this rig, which is the “re-imagining” of Jeep’s early Forward Control truck. Plus you could park it anywhere along the beach. What’re they going to do, tow you?