CamelBak eddy

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   2

Reviews

0

Horrible product. I do not recommend for outdoor setting…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $4

Summary

Horrible product. I do not recommend for outdoor setting where you might get winded.

Pros

  • Very strong plastic construction
  • Carabiner attachment loop

Cons

  • Horrible mouth piece
  • Hard to drink out of

The bottle construction is extremely tough and well built, however, the suction is horrible. When trying to suck water through the straw and mouth piece, you really have to work. Tried drinking while running and found that I had to suck so hard it left me light-headed. 

I do not recommend this product for exercise situations, but should work well when you are not winded like driving or casual stroll around the neighborhood. This is probably why I got on clearance at Dick's Sporting Goods.  I suspect this is why they sell a different cap for this product which does not include the straw and functions more like a normal water bottle (i.e. Nalgene).

0

Durable enough — but utterly dumb design. You have…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $23

Summary

Durable enough — but utterly dumb design. You have to hold upright, look down, and generally appear like the Spartans sipping a frappe on the "Meet the Spartans" spoof of "300."

Pros

  • durable
  • good loop for carrying

Cons

  • a lot of bulk and weight for just 0.75L
  • HORRIBLE straw design
  • cumbersome bite-valve access

I just don't get this product. If you're going with a water-bottle design, why put in a bite-valve/straw that makes you have to literally look DOWN to use it?

On trails in White Mountains I had it as my "convenience water" and my hiking partner forever saw folks coming up the trail before me on water stops because I was LOOKING DOWN to drink out of the thing. And, at that, I was only drinking after finagling the somewhat overly-firmly-retracted bite-valve open in the first place.

This product is an utter waste of the resources used to make it.  It has the 1.5 star only because it takes a beating ... well, except the straw comes off after the first cold night (30°F).  

I love Camelbak ... but this is like that bad movie they should have never made (oh, and by the way, "Meet the Spartans" is WAY BETTER than "300").

Timothy

I actually love this procuct but not for hiking - i use it in the car but leave the bite valve on the up position. It's nice you don't have to tip it up to drink while dirving.


2 years ago

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CamelBak Eddy Stainless .7 Liter Water Bottle FEATURES of the CamelBak Eddy Stainless .7 Liter Water Bottle No Tipping Required: Just flip open the bite valve and sip Sleek shape fits easily in most cup holders Durable, easy to carry and spill proof Naturally 100% BPA-free, taste-free stainless steel Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean Drink Interface: Spill-proof bite valve Custom print available Age 5 and up Stainless steel Custom color bite valve accessory available Carry handle / carabiner loop SPECIFICATIONS of the CamelBak Eddy Stainless .7 Liter Water Bottle Water Volume (approx): 24 oz / .7 liter Bottle Material: BPA-free 302 Stainless Steel

- Moosejaw

The Camelbak Eddy Insulated .6L Water Bottle is a compact insulated water bottle that keeps cold cold and hot hot. Double-walled design insulates your drink and reduces condensation from cold drinks. The spill-proof top makes drinking on the go a snap - just flip, bite and sip. The straw means you don't have to tip the bottle back to drink. The integrated handle loops on a carabiner for easy storage. Wide mouth opening makes filling with ice and water easy, and cleaning a breeze. The 100 percent BPA Free Tritan material is durable and taste-free. A handy insulated CamelBak water bottle for keeping drinks cold on the go. 100 percent BPA Free Eastman Tritan Copolyester. Capacity: .6 liters (20 oz). Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 10.25 in (8 x 9 x 26 cm). Big Bite Valve material: Medical grade silicone. Weight: 9.4 oz. Available Color(s): Black, Cobalt, Lavender

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

ed?dy (ed-ee) noun 1. a current of water opposing the mainstream that creates a circular turbulence with a calm center 2. a movement that runs contrary to the current thought (CamelBak is the eddy in the mainstream bottled water habit.) Water Volume (approx)

- RockCreek

Convenient portable size for on-the-go hydration that fits conveniently in most cup holders.

- Ramsey Outdoor

The Eddy Insulated .6 L Bottle from Camelbak is your bottle when you're on the go. Toss it in your bag when you're heading out on the trail, to work, or to class. You'll always be hydrated. PRODUCT FEATURES: Hydration Capacity: 20 oz (.6 L) CamelBak Got Your Bak Guarantee: If we built it, we'll Bak it with our lifetime guarantee Redesigned cap and bite valve provide faster flow and enhanced durability Double-Wall bottle keeps water cool and reduces condensation Flip, Bite and Sip. No tipping required (though possible: just remove the straw) Durable and spill-proof Easy to carry: Integrated loop handle makes it easy to clip a carabiner or carry with the crook of a finger 100% BPA-Free Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean New CamelBak Big Bite Valve is compatible with CamelBak eddy and CamelBak Groove bottles CamelBak Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee Dimensions: 3 x 3.5 x 10.25 in (8 x 9 x 26 cm) Big Bite Valve Material: medical grade silicone Straw Material: BPA-Free Bottle Material: BPA-Free Eastman Tritan Copolyester. Tritan makes the eddy clear, vibrant, durable, dishwasher safe and 100% BPA-Free Insulation: Double-Wall bottle designed to keep water cool and reduce condensation

- Appalachian Outdoors