Monday, March 9, 2009

Awesome Water Bottle - Camelbak Better Bottle

Besides my iPod, my favorite piece of gym equipment, is my Camelbak Better Water Bottle. It is made of Tritan copolyester, is BPA-free, and you can put it in the dishwasher. My favorite thing about the bottle is that has a straw so you don't have to tip the bottle up to get a drink. This comes in handy if, like me, you tend to easily loose your balance on the elliptical or bike. You also don't have to pull out a valve before you can drink; you just bite down on the straw. (I've pinched the inside of my lip closing one of those typical sports bottle valves.) It has a wide mouth so you can fill the bottle with ice. It's not really 100% leakproof when tipped sideways or upside down so watch how you place it your gym bag. If you load it with ice, it will sweat but Camelback makes a nifty bottle cozy for about $10. They also have replacement parts for the top, valve, and straw which I find at my local REI store. It comes in three sizes - 16 oz, 25 oz, and 32 oz and tons of colors. The 25 oz is $14


  • Made of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, the bottle is completely BPA-free and is dishwasher safe
  • Tritan™ copolyester provides excellent impact resistance and is suitable for both warm and cold beverages
  • Bypass the potential hazards of drinking from wide openings—the CamelBak Big Bite valve virtually eliminates spills
  • Just bite and sip and the beverage flows through the valve—you don't even need to tip the bottle to drink
  • But if lifting and tipping is your preferred method, no problem; just remove the straw inside
  • Big Bite valve has an articulating stem, so when not in use it folds down next to the bottle and stays clean
  • Carry the integrated handle in the crook of a finger, or connect it to a pack or waistbelt with a small carabiner
  • Simply unscrew the cap to uncover bottle's wide-mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning; standard cap size fits many other wide-mouth bottles
  • Specially shaped bottle fits nicely in your hand and accommodates most automobile cup holders
  • All components are dishwasher safe (top rack only); do not microwave