- Jul 6, 2015
Anybody have suggestions on a good water bottle? The one I have now leaves the water tasting like plastic. They don't all do that , do they?
The problem with jackets is they don't work anywhere near as good as any insulated bottle on the market. The Polar bottle has a 24 ounce capacity and that's among the largest in non insulated whereas most non insulated bottles are just 22 ounces. The Zefal Magnum is 33 ounces if you want a really large bottlemaydog said:Save your hard earned dough for real upgrades and not a fancy water bottle. Avoid the gimmicky high buck bottles. My LBS sells a basic, BPA free, bottle for about $3. The basic, time tested, valve is the best for on road riding since you can operate the bottle with one hand.
Some like insulated bottles, I prefer maximizing the liquid volume. If insulation is needed, its easy enough to make a jacket to go outside the bottle.
I agree. The ice cubes are still there two hours later on a 90 degree day. A little pricey, but I'm worth it.doctorold said:Camelback insulated. I have two of them. Plastic? I don't notice it.
Camelback reengineered and reintroduced their Podium Ice bottle which is superior to the Chill and always was even before the renewing stuff went on. I haven't bought the new Podium Ice bottle yet to compare to the Polar, but I did own the older version of the Podium Ice, and that bottle did not keep liquid cold as long as the Polar one did. My understanding is the newly reengineered Podium Ice may be better than the Polar is now, but I would hope it would be better if I'm spending twice as much for the Camelback vs the Polar.Pinelander said:I agree. The ice cubes are still there two hours later on a 90 degree day. A little pricey, but I'm worth it.