CamelBak Bottle Bite Valves and Straws - 2 Piece(s)
CamelBak Bottle Bite Valves and Straws includes two replacement straws enable sipping without tipping. CamelBak Bottle Bite Valves and Straws fits the CamelBak Groove model and CamelBak Eddy model. CamelBak Big Bite Valve is made of BPA-free silicone. CamelBak is BPA-free
CamelBak Groove Water Bottles Only:
Remove the carbon filter as it is the only part of your bottle that is not dishwasher safe. Give your Fresh Filter a quick 15-second rinse the first time you use it to dislodge any harmless, loose particles of carbon, then set it aside, as no additional cleaning is recommended. If you accidentally run your filter through the dishwasher, discard and replace it with a new filter.
To clean CamelBak Groove and CamelBak Eddy Water Bottles:
Pull off the bite valve and straw from the cap. Clean it in the top rack of the dishwasher or by hand with warm, soapy water. If you like to use a bottle brush, we don’t recommend forcing a brush through the Bite Valve slit.
For a deeper cleaning, add a drop of mild soap or tablespoon of bleach to a clean glass jar filled with water. Drop the bite valve, straw and cap into the solution, and tightly close the jar’s lid. Shake the mixture around for 30 seconds, and then let the parts soak for about 15 minutes. Rinse and shake dry.
To re-insert the Bite Valve into the cap:
- Flip the stem collar (the component the bite valve attached to originally) to the open position.
- Orient the bite valve so the finger tab points towards the front of the cap.
- Push the bite valve firmly onto the stem collar.
First-time use: What’s the clear thing on top of the cap for? Do I remove it or cut it to drink?
The clear thing is the CamelBak Big Bite Valve. This patented feature provides easy drinking and spill-proof safety. Do NOT remove or cut this piece to drink. Simply bite it slightly and sip as you would out of a straw.
What happens if I put sports drinks/juice in the CamelBak Eddy?
Use of any of these drinks in the bottle is fine, but thorough cleaning after each use is recommended.
What max temperature (freezing/boiling water) can the CamelBak Eddy withstand?
The CamelBak Eddy can withstand being filled with boiling water or stored in below freezing temperatures. We do not recommend boiling the bottle itself.
Can I put hot liquids in it?
CamelBak does not recommend using with hot drinks because the experience will be similar to drinking hot liquid through a straw.
Is the CamelBak eddy microwave safe?
Feel free to use the CamelBak eddy to warm up liquids (ie. up to a minute), but we don’t recommend cooking your dinner in it. Do NOT microwave with the cap in place as it contains metal screws that are not microwave safe.
Can/How do I freeze the CamelBak Eddy with bite valve?
You can freeze the bottle but make sure:
- The bottle is not completely full when you do this (CamelBak recommends only 3/4 full to allow for expansion of the water as it freezes to ice).
- The bottle is right side up
CamelBak also recommends that the bite valve stem NOT be flipped up or down if there is any frozen water in the tube. Wait until thawed.
Does the CamelBak Eddy work with back country purifier filters/microfilters?
The CamelBak Eddy is compatible with filters that adapt to a 63 mm screw top opening (in other words, it’s compatible with most filters on the market).
What happens if I take the straw off?
Removal of the straw allows a “tip and sip” mode of drinking.
Can I use with carbonated beverages?
You can use any beverage in the CamelBak Eddy, however CamelBak does not recommend the use of carbonated beverages with the straw configuration because pressure can force liquid out through the straw. To use with carbonated beverages, we recommend that you remove the straw and drink via “tip and sip.”
Can I use the CamelBak Eddy in high-altitude/ low-pressure environments (i.e. airplanes, mountain altitudes, etc)?
Yes, but with special care because pressure can force liquid out through the straw. Keep the bottle right side up with the bite valve in the closed position. Remove the straw for additional protection. Expect a bit of “spurt” during the first sip. You may also twist the cap open to release any pressure and then close before your first sip.
Does it hold residual taste?
No, there is no residual taste in the bottle materials, and it’s also stain-resistant. Some sports drinks and other flavored beverages can leave behind residue of flavor oils that could require extra cleaning.
How do I know if my bottle is BPA-Free?
The BPA-Free logo will be molded on the base of the CamelBak Eddy. All CamelBak bottles are BPA-free.
What is your BPA-free Eddy made from?
The CamelBak Eddy line is made from a copolyester polymer called Tritan, made by Eastman. It offers the same great qualities that we have come to expect from polycarbonate bottles and is 100% BPA-Free. The BPA-Free CamelBak Eddy is now shipping to retail stores.
Do I need to clean the bottle before first use?
The stainless steel bottle is easily cleaned by hand with a bottle brush, using warm water and mild soap if desired. The cap assembly can be cleaned in the top rack of a household dishwasher. The straw and bite valve may be removed from the cap to help provide better cleaning of the inside passages of the cap. It’s a good idea to place small parts in a top-rack basket, if available.
Recycling and Repurposing CamelBak Products
When it is time to replace your CamelBak product, we recommend that you disassemble the product as fully as possible. Place any plastic components into your curbside recycling. Then, donate any material components (e.g., packs) to Goodwill or other re-use organizations, as they're experts in re-purposing items to keep them out of a landfill.
CamelBak Products, LLC is an outdoors equipment company based in Petaluma, California, known primarily for its hydration products, such as hydration packs and water bottles. CamelBak is also a supplier of hydration packs, protective gear, and other products to the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies around the world. The CamelBak name comes from a play on the myth that a camel stores water in its hump. In reality, those humps store fat.
Small Steps to Environmental Leaps
CamelBak thinks the best way to reduce waste is to create products that last. So their products are meant to be used over and over and over again- standing up to rigorous use before they are eventually recycled or repurposed. But thye also think it's important to make small choices that can make a big difference. We've carefully thought about many of the day-to-day "housekeeping" tasks at CamelBak to make sure they are walking the proverbial walk. After all, their company's long-term vision is to eliminate bottled water and the environmental waste it generates.
Here are some small steps they've taken about which we feel pretty good:
- Their Petaluma, California headquarters is built to LEED-certification standards
- They've eliminated disposable bottled water at our offices. Perhaps this is not so surprising...
- Their San Diego, California distribution center uses rechargeable, electric equipment to lower CO2 emissions and provide a healthier workplace for their employees
- The dedicated business operations team based in Asia reduces their intercontinental travel
- Their sourcing team works hard to find and develop materials that are more sustainable and biodegradable
- Their bottles are all dishwasher safe. The dishwasher uses half the energy, one-sixth of the water and less soap vs. hand-washing
- CamelBak has a recycling program for paper, plastics and aluminum- and we set our printers to print on both sides of a page whenever possible
- CamelBak's headquarters office is accessible via public transit, and is bike commute-friendly with bike storage facilities, showers and lockers
If you have found yourself wondering- with the unlimited amount of time you have reclaimed by texting instead of emailing- what CamelBak is really like, read through their mission statement and values.
An Idea Born From the Most Basic Human Needs - Thirst
Bicycle enthusiast, Michael Eidson, is competing in the "Hotter'N Hell 100." And that's exactly what it is: a 100-mile road race in the grueling summer heat of Wichita Falls, Texas. Water is vital to surviving the race, and there are few places to refill a water bottle. Eidson, an emergency medical technician by trade, decides to fill an IV bag with water and slip it into a white tube sock. Yes, a tube sock. Then he stuffs the contraption into the back of his bike jersey, throws the thin hose over his shoulder and clamps it with a clothespin.
Hands-free hydration is born. And Eidson is able to drink as he pedals...while the other racers laugh and fiddle with their water bottles.
Operation Hydration - The Road to Survuval
Jeff Wemmer, a competitive cyclist who fell hard for CamelBak, was so impressed by the product that he started bringing packs to races to sell them. Talk about a fan. CamelBak eventually hired him, and in 1993, Jeff embarked on a road trip to keep the start-up running during very tough times.
Company lore has it that Jeff visited bike shops from Florida to California, pitching our renegade product from the back of his motorcycle. Each order Jeff faxed back to the factory literally breathed another day of life back into CamelBak.
The Rest is History
It took courage, conviction and imagination to evolve from an IV bag in a tube sock sold by a motorcycle-driven sales force of one. Our core values remain the same and drive everything we do - from inventing the hydration category to becoming the world's leading maker of hydration solutions.
Oh yeah...about those bikers who laughed at Eidson? Well, chances are they've got a CamelBak strapped to their back or in their bike cage these days. Go figure...
"We give a ___." is one of CamelBak's core company values. (They only have four, and each means something important to them.) This one stems from their belief that doing the right thing isn't just good business sense, but common sense. They pay close attention not only to what they make- but how they make it, for whom they make it and the way it impacts people's lives and the environment.
CamelBak's Partnerships Matter
- When choosing suppliers, CamelBak seeks out long-term business partners who are:
- ISO Certified
- Leaders in advanced manufacturing techniques
- Specialized and highly technical- not commodity suppliers
- Willing to explore and learn with them to discover cost-effective solutions to unique challenges
- Located as close to the point of final destination as possible, lowering financial and environmental transit costs
- Taking meaningful steps to reduce their carbon footprint, including reducing water waste, saving energy, eliminating toxic emissions and putting an end to the use of harmful chemicals
- Just as they're committed to their own employees, they also care about the health and well-being of their partners' employees. Their partners must pay a living wage, provide safe working conditions and adhere to all local employment laws. To that end, they post a Code of Conduct in their partners' facilities. The Code includes contact information so that employees can anonymously report rights violations. Additionally, CamelBak conducts regular third party compliance audits.
Whenever possible, they work with businesses that are providing employment opportunities to historically under-represented groups, including women-owned, veteran-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged organizations.
Is it Good Enough for You?
When making their products, they seek out materials that exceed the performance and safety expectations of our diverse users. They test- and retest- at various stages of the manufacturing process to ensure the product (and the materials it's made from) works the way it should in worst case conditions like bone-chilling cold, desert-hot heat, and prolonged exposure to the elements. And of course, it should go without saying that their products meet or exceed FDA and EU regulations.
More About CamelBak's LEED-Built Headquarters
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. It provides third-party verification that a building was designed and built in a manner that will promote energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources
- LEED is the nationally-accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green work spaces
- Camelbak's building is powered by renewable energy sources
- They have low flow faucets, which have lowered our water consumption by 20%
- They've got Energy Star rated appliances
- Their building has plenty of natural lighting, motion activated lighting, utilities that have been programmed for key business hours and a multi-zone HVAC system that's both energy efficient and contributes to a more comfortable climate for their employees
- They used Low VOC paints, FSC certified woods, renewable corkboards and recycled materials. They left exposed support beams, ceilings and floors where appropriate in an effort to reduce the amount of resources used in building out our space.
To continuously reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform.
They are Obsessively Innovative.
They are forward-thinking inventors who value creative, unconventional ideas and unusual solutions to common problems. They seek new ways to do things and are not afraid to take risks. "We Give a ____." They are fully dedicated to what we make, how we make it, and for whom we make it and the way it impacts people's lives.
Rest Stops are Over-Rated.
They push to be first, but must also be the best. They get excited about winning and taking on seemingly impossible challenges. They prefer not to coast, draft, take the easy route, or sit still.
People Inspire Them
Passionate people make superior, meaningful products. They are inspired by one another and the diverse missions, passions, and stories of their customers.
CamelBak Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your BPA-free Better Bottle made from?
The CamelBak Better Bottle line is made from a new copolyester polymer called Tritan, made by Eastman. It offers the same great qualities that they have come to expect from polycarbonate bottles and is 100% BPA-Free. The BPA-Free CamelBak Better Bottle is now available. The Better Bottle Caps are made of Polypropylene - for toughness and sealing performance. The Big Bite Valve is made of Medical-Grade Silicone - for long life and taste-free performance
Is polycarbonate safe?
CamelBak has monitored scientific research concerning the safety of products that include BPA. Based on a broad range of scientific findings, they firmly believe in the safety of our products. They are not recalling our polycarbonate bottles.
While there is not consensus on the issues surrounding BPA, recent comprehensive reviews of polycarbonate and BPA have concluded that estimated daily exposure to BPA poses no known safety risk. However, we intend to closely monitor recent reports from The National Toxicology and Health Canada. The findings from tests by the following organizations indicate that BPA exposure does not pose a safety risk:
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
- The American Council on Science & Safety
Many regulatory bodies worldwide, including the European Commission Scientific Committee on Food, the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency, and the Japan Ministry for Health, Labor, & Welfare
What is BPA?
Bisphenol-A is an ingredient used to make polycarbonate. In recent months, there has been increasing consumer demand for a bottle that is not made with Bisphenol-A (BPA), and CamelBak is proud to offer BPA-free bottles with the same great properties customers have come to expect from polycarbonate: vibrant color, clarity, durability, dishwasher-safe, and with no residual taste. The entire CamelBak bottle line is now available in BPA-Free materials in North America.
Why did you change from polycarbonate to this new Tritan material?
Customers have asked for a BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate. CamelBak has a long history of developing innovative products by listening to our customers and they have been committed to finding a BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate (PC). After exclusive research and material trials, CamelBak was the first to develop and deliver Tritan to market.
Does this new BPA-free Better Bottle leach any chemicals? What type of safety testing has been done on the new Bottle?
After rigorous 3rd party testing of the BPA-free Better Bottle, no harmful chemicals have been detected to come in contact with, or leach into food/beverage surfaces. A FCN (Food Contact Substance Notification) notice #729 declared that Tritan is safe and meets all EPA and FDA guidelines for material that is to come in repeated contact with food. In addition, we have verified that all materials used in the bottle including Tritan meet the stringent guidelines set by California Proposition 65. Extraction tests were completed by independent 3rd party researchers, verifying that the new material meets all requirements as set forth by organizations such as:
- FDA food safety standards
- European Community food safety standards
- Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
- California Prop 65
How do I know if my bottle is BPA-Free?
The BPA-Free logo will be printed on the side of the CamelBak Better Bottle if it is a BPA-Free version. In the store, the BPA-Free bottles will display a large BPA-Free sticker.