The Solarbag purifies 3.5 L of drinking water via a sunlight-activated, nanotechnology-coated mesh.

Product description Brand name and product description

SolarBag disinfects chemical contamination in drinking water via a nanotechnology-coated mesh, which is activated by the sun. The SolarBag is compact in size and relatively lightweight making it suitable to ship to areas of humanitarian need.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Countries include: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvado, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, UK, USA, Vietnam

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"


Many organizations (Amazon, Brownells, Camping World, Columbia Fire and Safety Ltd., L.L. Bean, REI, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Woot, Sportsman’s Guide) also offer the SolarBag for purchase.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

99.95 USD

Reduced prices can be found on the company’s online store


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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