Clean water scarcity gets a lot of attention and is a big issue in 3rd world countries. WaterVest is a wearable bladder designed to lighten the load, allowing users to carry roughly of 40 liters of clean water in a single trip. The reusable WaterVest costs around the same as a heavy-duty plastic bag to produce, and is made from recyclable plastics. It is designed to evenly distribute the load across the user’s body. It can be filled to match the wearer’s comfort, be a big or small.
At full capacity, it can transport 40 liters at a time, which should be enough for a family for four days. It self-seals to prevent contaminants entering the supply, and can be filled and emptied without the use of utensils. This prevents the spread of germs and infectious diseases. With several prototypes already developed, the team is looking to raise funds on Indiegogo to produce a small batch to test in the field. You can check out the promo video below.