Water from Air: Fill Your Water Bottle with Humidity During the Ride

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My brother spotted this one over at the Huffington Post, and it sounds too good to be true: a machine that grabs water out of thin air to fill your water bottle during a ride. Of course, anyone who owns a dehumidifier knows this tech has been around for a long time, but the Fontus adds in solar panels for power and makes use of rushing air created by the bike’s movement to make the whole thing work.

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The Fontus is only a prototype but the inventor, Kristof Retezár, claims he pieced the test rig together with just $25-$40 in parts. Humid conditions produce the most water (we have plenty of that here in the South!) and in his tests, Kristof found the device can produce up to half a liter of water per hour.

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Something to take on your next bikepacking trip?

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