CamelBak Podium Bottle BPA Free Water Bottle Frost/Carbon 24 oz (700 mL)
Step up to the Podium. The New CamelBak™ Podium™ Bottle incorporates Jet Valve™, a revolutionary self-sealing valve into a taste-free bottle with a high flow rate.
Introducing the racing bottle for the 21st century. The revolutionary PodiumTM Bottle combines the innovative self-sealing Jet Valve and a high flow rate in a squeezable bike bottle. With the Podium, drinking is effortless; no more “bite to open, hip-slap to shut”. The Podium’s proprietary TruTasteTM material eliminates plastic aftertaste. And embedded anti-microbial technology ensures your bottle will stay clean and fresh. Own a bottle as advanced as the rest of your gear.
Podium Bottles Key Features:
- 100% BPA-Free
- Jet Valve™: Lets you sip from any direction, or squirt to cool off on long rides. Eliminates the "bite open, hip-slap shut" steps.
- No Sticky Frame: Made from medical-grade silicone, the Jet Valve eliminates splatter on your frame or jersey.
- Leak-Proof: Positive shut-off for leak-proof transport. At base of valve, turn bar 90 degrees to stop water flow.
- High Flow Rate: Squeezable bottle offers more water when you need it.
- Better Taste: TruTaste™ polypropylene, which lets you taste your water, not your bottle. Also lined with HydroGuard™ to inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause odors, discoloration or deterioration of the bottle surface. (Does not protect user against disease-causing organisms. Always wash bottle after use.)
OK, I get the JetValve™, but do I still need to suck on the nozzle to drink?
It’s your choice. You can either put the nozzle between your lips, or just open your mouth and squirt. The JetValve™ opens automatically when you squeeze, then shuts automatically to prevent drips. Since there’s no pop-top valve to shut off, you can guide the nozzle into helmet vents easily without accidentally shutting off the valve.
Explain the lockout valve under the nozzle. Do I need to shut this off every time I drink?
No. The Jet Valve™ keeps your bottle sealed and drip-free during use. The rotary valve under the nozzle on the cap is actually a secondary lock-out. We recommend using the lock-out exclusively for storage, i.e. if you’re storing the bottle in a bike bag or trunk. Leave it open during rides or for easy access when you’re drinking from the bottle. You can also lock out your backup bottle on the bike to prevent any unexpected squirts from potholes or other big hits.
How does the Podium™ Chill Bottle insulation work?
The Podium™ Chill features a unique, low-profile double-wall construction with a layer of airtight, insulating foam. Compared to other insulated bike bottles that can be stiff or bulky (or both), the Chill bottle is lightweight, easy to squeeze, and fits a lot of water volume into a small space. That’s why we call it, “Cool without Compromise.”
What materials are used to make the Podium™ Bottle and cap?
The Podium™ and Podium™ Chill are made primarily from TruTasteTM polypropylene, a proprietary blend of polypropylene that is food-safe and taste-free. Compared to ordinary bike bottles which are made of low-density polyethylene that can flavor or distort the taste of your water, a CamelBak TruTaste™ bottle means your water will taste like it should. The bottle cap is made from polypropylene, with smaller components made of HDPE. Sealing components (nozzle, Jet Valve and o-ring) are made of medical grade silicone.
What is the “Hydroguard” treatment mentioned on the product?
HydroGuard™ is a CamelBak proprietary antimicrobial technology embedded directly into the bottle walls. HydroGuard™ is an EPA-registered compound that uses the natural anti-microbial properties of silver metal to inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause odors, discoloration or deterioration of the bottle. HydroGuard™ does not protect the user against disease-causing organisms. Always clean the bottle after each use.
What is BPA?
Bisphenol-A is an ingredient used to make polycarbonate and certain other plastics. Recently, there has been increasing consumer demand for a bottles made without Bisphenol-A (BPA). CamelBak is proud to offer all of its bottles in BPA-free materials, including the Podium and Podium™ Chill, Better Bottle™, Classic Bottle, Performance™ Bottle and Kids’ Bottle.
What are phthalates (pronounced Thal-ates)?
Phthalates are components added to some plastics, such as vinyl, to make them soft and pliable. CamelBak bottles do not contain phthalates or vinyl components.
Do the Podium™ or Podium™ Chill bottles leach any chemicals? What type of safety testing is done?
All of our bottle products receive rigorous 3rd party testing to ensure that no harmful chemicals have come in contact with, or have leached into food/beverage surfaces. Testing is completed to demonstrate compliance with the following US and international standards:
• U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) food safety standards
• European Community food safety standards
• Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare