Katadyn, a Switzerland-based producer of portable, personal water treatment systems and products for the outdoor and marine industries, continued to garner praise for its BeFree water bottle and filter.

With the Runner’s World Gear of the Year Award already under its belt, the fill-and-shake collapsible flask also caught the attention of the ISPO Award judges in Munich, where it won a Gold Award in the outdoor segment.

The ISPO jury stated, “Making something so simple, so easy to use is hard to do. Katadyn managed to design a bottle that is just perfect.”

“We are incredibly honored to have earned an ISPO Gold Award in the outdoor segment,” said Shawn Hostetter, president, Katadyn North America. “The BeFree filter is representative of our proven filtration and the innovation to deliver new technology through fresh, dynamic designs to a vast community of users around the globe.”

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