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2011 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: 'Gear That Doesn't Suck' Awards - Part 2 - Page 2
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Blinded by the Light Award

Everyone butchers the lyrics of this 1970's rock song. The designers of this product can flawlessly perform it at karaoke and have mastered the use of light.

CamelBak All Clear UV Water Purification System

CamelBak invades where only SteriPEN treaded before – purifying water using ultraviolet light. CamelBak takes a regular water bottle and designs a water purification system around it.

According to CamelBak All Clear neutralizes 99.9999 percent of bacteria, 99.99 percent of viruses and 99.9 percent of protozoa. After filling up the .75-liter water bottle with untreated water, secure the lid, press the power button and the glowing ultraviolet light purifies the water in 60 seconds. The bulb is advertised as lasting more than 10,000 cycles. (MSRP $99)

CamelBak All Clear UV Water Purification System

Sedentary Sweetness Award

Inspires you to catch some Z's instead of waves.

ENO Reactor

ENO's hammock has been the landing spot for overexerted and lazy outdoorsmen. The new Reactor hammock ups the comfort level.

A second layer of nylon creates a sleeve to stow a sleeping pad. Measuring 9'6" in length, it packs down to a pound-and-a-half.

Couple the Reactor with your favorite camping pad and your active camping trip will be reduced to lounging. (MSRP $94.95)

ENO Reactor

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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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