Can I put sports drinks in the Podium™ Bottle or Podium™ Chill Bottle?
Absolutely. However, make sure to clean the bottle thoroughly after each use.
Can I use carbonated beverages?
Yes. The Jet Valve™ automatically vents pressure so that "fizz" will not cause pressure buildup. Please note, if the lockout is shut off, there will be pressure buildup, which isn't dangerous, but could lead to unexpected spray when opened.
Can I put hot liquids in it?
No. However, warm beverages are OK, provided they're not hot enough to burn your mouth. Extra-hot or boiling water can distort the plastic in the bottle, but warm tea in your Podium™ Chill Bottle is a nice treat for a cold ride.
Is the bottle microwave-safe?
We don't recommend heating the bottle in a microwave since contents can heat unevenly. We only recommend putting warm liquids in the Podium™ and Podium™ Chill Bottles.
Can I freeze the bottle?
You can freeze the bottle, but before you do, make sure that the bottle is only partially full. We recommend only 3/4 full to allow for expansion of the water as it freezes to ice. Place the bottle in the freezer right side up. Remember: you won't be able to drink until components have thawed.
Are the Podium™ Bottle and Podium™ ChillJacket™ caps interchangeable? Can I use your caps on my other bottles?
Yes. The Podium™ and Podium™ Chill caps can be interchanged. However the caps are not compatible with bottles from other companies. The Podium™ Bottle and cap are specifically engineered to provide leak-proof sealing, even after dishwashing-unlike a lot of other bottles on the market.
Does the Podium™ Bottle fit any bike cage?
Podium™ and Podium™ Chill bottles are designed to fit almost all cages on the market. For best performance, we recommend using cages designed with a little bit of "give" in them. Cages that fully encircle the bottle with a single loop of material, like the Tacx Tao and Specialized S-Works cages, can have a tighter fit. You can still use the Podium™ Bottle with these cages, but be aware that the fit will be snug, which could make it tougher to get the bottle in and out, but on the plus side, also less likely to bounce out over bumps.
Can I get bottles printed with my club or team logo?
Definitely! CamelBak offers custom printing through our Private Label Program, with a minimum order of 72 bottles. If your club has a relationship with a shop that sells CamelBak, feel free to contact your retailer, or get in touch with CamelBak directly at 800-767-8725.
How do I clean the bottle?
The Podium™ Bottle is dishwasher-safe and easy to clean. Simply remove the cap assembly, making sure the JetValve™ lockout is open, and place it, along with the bottle, on the top rack of your dishwasher. Do not disassemble small parts of the cap-simply place the whole cap into the washer. For best results, we recommend avoiding high-heat settings such as "sanitary clean" or "heat boost" which may distort plastic components.
We recommend cleaning the Podium™ Chill bottle by hand, using warm water (and soap if desired). High heat from the dishwasher may distort the lightweight plastic bottle components. The Podium™ Chill cap can be washed in a dishwasher. For instructions, see above.
Do I need to clean the bottle before first use?
We recommend that you wash the bottle and cap in warm soapy water prior to first use, and rinse thoroughly.
Can I remove the Jet Valve for cleaning?
The JetValve™ and nozzle should not be removed from the cap for cleaning. The open design of the cap is engineered so that it's easy to rinse out all the cap components without disassembly. Disassembly of the cap could lead to leaks or product malfunction.
Can I use a bottle brush on the Jet Valve?
To optimize the longevity and performance of the JetValve™ sealing surfaces, we don't recommend forcing a brush or any other cleaning tool through the JetValve™ cross-slit (i.e. where you drink).