CamelBak Groove

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


Capacity 20 oz / 0.6L
Materials BPA-free Tritan plastic
Filter life 2 months or 200 refills



The "Better Bottle" just got "Bestest". This is a…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: gift prize from Trailspace

The "Better Bottle" just got "Bestest". This is a natural evolution of Camebak's Better Bottle.

The bottle itself is BPA free Tritan, so worry not. The lid has a large loop for easy attachment to a strap or caribiner on a pack. The no-spill "bite" valve makes life easy, no need to unscrew a lid or pop-up a valve to drink. the valve gives perfect flow every time, without aeration.

The filter has been through 30 refills to date, and does an admirable job of improving the taste of my SoCal tap water. Everyone in my family has tried it and found that it definitely improves the taste of our water. I would recommend removing the filter and rinsing once daily for best results (takes only a few seconds to do). THIS IS NOT A WATER PURIFIER, only a taste filter.

The filter is meant only for water, less than 100 degrees. I only wish that the water bottle was larger than 20 oz, as I go through water quickly. Overall, it's a fantastic design that makes tastey water easy to enjoy. Kudos. What is needed now is an in-line filter version for their reservoirs. 


A wonderful product to help you go Green and reduce…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Camelbak)


A wonderful product to help you go Green and reduce the carbon footprint. Great for brisk walking, urban hiking, and shorter day hikes. Would highly recommend it for everyone to help reduce the purchase of bottled water. I have also read many on-line reviews that you can take it empty with you through the TSA checkpoint and refill it once you pass through the checkpoint and avoid getting ripped off by over-priced concessionaires at the airport.


  • Reusable
  • Does take that nasty taste out of water
  • Saves money over the long run by refilling with tap water instead of purchasing bottled water
  • Looks good
  • BPA Free
  • NSF certified
  • Encourages and helps with keeping hydrated when you are being active or taking it easy at home or behind the desk at work


  • Initial start up cost compared to just using an ordinary water bottle; especially if you have kids that lose their things all the time
  • Need to remember to purchase and change the water filter every 3 months

I was fortunate enough to be a winner of the Camelbak Glide during their Make the Pledge to Stop Drinking Bottled Water promotion, recently.

The Camelbak Glide is a 20oz BPA free, NSF certified water bottle with a pop in charcoal filter that goes into the straw, built into the cap. The charcoal filter filters out the nasty taste of chemicals used in treating our water supply. It is not intended nor marketed to filter stream water that you come across the back country while hiking. The water bottle is easily cleaned either by hand or dish washer.

When you first get your Camelbak Glide and when you replace the filter, remember to rinse the charcoal filter under running tap water for 15 seconds. The water is treated as you drink the water through the straw. Very easy to use. Since you are sipping the water through a straw, you don't have to worry about tipping the cup and having the water leak through the cap if you don't tightening it all the way, like you would with many cheap, plastic water bottles you receive as freebies or pick up inexpensively.

The bottle appears to be well made. Camelbak gives a lifetime warranty against mfg. defects, not on normal wear and tear or product abuse. I think the hardest thing is to remember to change the filter. Camelbak has an app you can get so you can have reminders sent to you, to solve this issue.

Even though I have only had my Camelbak Glide for a week, it appears to be well made, and looks good on my desk at work. It comes in several colors. I received mine in Graphite Grey, which I love. The bottle fits well in my small/medium sized lady hand. I would recommend anyone thinking about a filtering water bottle to get it.


Thanks for the review, Diane. After you've used it a while, you can update the review and tell us how it's working. I'm continually rewriting reviews as I gain experience with the product.

2 months ago

Manufacturer's Description

The new CamelBak Groove is a portable filtration system in a CamelBak bottle with a contemporary design that’s easy to use and carry.

It’s a convenient way to drink delicious, refreshing filtered water anywhere, helping consumers break free from home or office water filters and reduce the waste and expense of disposable plastic bottles. The filter is integrated into the straw, making CamelBak Groove more stable than top-heavy designs with filters in the cap.

Visit CamelBak's Groove page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Camelbak Groove .75 turns tap water into fresh, great-tasting water anywhere you go. Sustainable, plant-based filter lasts about 3 months or 48 gallons (180L) of water. Easy to refill and easy to use bottle with a filter built into 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. Independently certified by NSF International for product safety and performance. NSF is an internationally recognized, independent testing agency that validates performance claims. CamelBak products carrying the NSF logo have been system tested against NSF / ANSI Standard 42 for the reduction of chlorine, taste and odor. CamelBak Groove filter bottles are compatible with the CamelBak Big Bite Valve (sold separately). Hydration Capacity: 25 oz / .75 L. Weight: 6.7 oz. Always: 100% BPA-Free. Warranty: Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee. Bottle Material: BPA-Free Eastman Tritan Copolyester. Tritan makes the bottle clear, vibrant, durable, dishwasher safe and 100% BPA-Free. Cap Material: BPA-Free Polypropylene. Bite Valve Material: The CamelBak Big Bite Valve is made from medical grade silicone. Country of Origin: China. Available Color(s): Violet, Graphite

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

CamelBak Groove .6L Bottle FEATURES of the CamelBak Groove .6L Bottle Turns tap water into fresh, great-tasting water Sustainable, plant-based filter lasts about 3 months or 48 gallons (180L) of water Activated carbon filter removes chlorine, taste and odor Easy to refill bottle with a filter built into the straw Cap, straw and bottle are top rack dishwasher safe, remove filter before washing Durable, BPA-free, easy to carry and spill proof Each filter eliminates 375 disposable plastic bottles Drink Interface: Spill-proof bite valve Insulated sleeve available Age 5 and up Custom print available Custom color BV accessory available SPECIFICATIONS of the CamelBak Groove .6L Bottle Water Volume (approx): 20 oz / .6 liter Bottle Material: BPA-free eastman tritan

- Moosejaw

Filters as you sip, so you can hydrate on the go. Re-usable, BPA-Free, spill-proof bottle with a filter inside.

- RockCreek

You're on the move, but you still want clean, fresh-tasting water without the disposable bottled water guilt. Meet CamelBak Groove, a bottle with a filter built right into the straw. Re-usable, BPA-free and spill-proof, CamelBak Groove allows you to drink filtered water exactly the way you want. Sip with ease, flip shut for storage and no spills with the patented CamelBak Big Bite Valve.

- Ramsey Outdoor