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Double-wall construction keeps water cold twice as long as regular sport bottles
Innovative, self-sealing Jet Valve eliminates splatters and spills
Lightweight, easy-squeeze bottle delivers the right flow to quench your thirst
Removable nossle for easy cleaning
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CamelBak Podium Big Chill 25 oz. is a high performance insulated sport bottle that keeps your water cooler longer. A double-walled bottle construction uses closed cell foam technology to keep your water cold twice as long as a standard bottle. The patented spill-proof, self-sealing Jet Valve allows the user to hydrate immediately without having to open or close a drinking interface and the bottle's streamlined ergonomic design offers excellent squeezability without compromising bottle grip. The large aperture of the drinking nozzle generates an exceptional water flow rate and is easy to remove for thorough cleaning. The Podium Chill also has a lockout dial with easy to read graphics for leak-proof transport.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First found these in a bike store in a smaller, less colorful version and the guy that just sold me my kids bike was over the top enthused about these hydration bottles. I purchased one even though I avoid the typical bike bottles like a plague because of all the obvious, BPA, plastics gassing, bad taste etc etc. but these were made by Camelback, a brand I trust and were '100% BPA Free with TruTaste™ HydroGuard lets you taste your water, not your bottle' plus they had an easy open close switch and a leakguard. All wins as far as I was concerned.
Gave it a month of pretty regular use with the kids fighting over who gets the Big Chill as opposed to the stainless and I came back and ordered four more in the 25 ounce size. One pink, two blue and one gray and plan on ordering another pink. Awesome product, the solid colors, pink, baby blue and gray really stand out and draw attention. Water stays cold, no condensation, even youngest child is able to lock unlock water...
These bottles really do work. If I fill the bottle with ice cubes and tap water, the water stays cold for at least a couple of hours in hot weather. 2 bottles on a long hot bike ride provide hours of cool relief. Plastic construction is relatively lightweight. 25 ounces is a good capacity. The valve system on the 2013 version of these bottles is a big improvement over the last version. It flows freely when open and is relatively leak proof when dialed closed. These fit fine in standard bicycle water bottle cages. Height is slightly taller than standard large sized bicycle water bottles, which may be a problem is you have a very small bicycle. Price is very reasonable for what you get. No complaints from me, especially since I bought them on sale for $10 each.
After returning other bottles, I ordered CamelBak as I had good experiences with other products they made. I got two models from CamelBak, the Eddy Vacuum Insulated Stainless Bottle and the Big Chill Water bottle. I tried the mouth pieces and like them both. The Eddy works with a straw going to the bottom of the bottle, has a flip top to close it and the typical bite valve to drink. I like this system and because the straw is wide, you get good satisfying gulps out of the bottle. The Big Chill needs to be lifted overhead to drink - more of a typical workout, sports bottle. To compare the insulation quality, I filled both bottles to the rim with ice cubes, then filled it up with water, closed the bottles and put them out in 95 Fahrenheit for 90 minutes. Eddy had no sweat whatsoever and about 90% of the ice remaining after draining the water. Big Chill was a little wet from the outside, but no puddle as you would know from non-insulated bottles After draining the water, only 20%...
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