CamelBak Performance Bottle
Price Paid: $8
My daughter uses this bottle to take with to school every day. I preferred a BPA free bottle for her, that would be durable, easy to clean and easy for her to use.
The ability to clean all parts of this bottle was a plus, breaks down to bite valve, lid, straw, container. I prefer to handwash even though you can place in dishwasher if desired. The cap feature to stop water flow has worked well. Have had absolutely zero problems with it and considering child use/abuse it has stood up to the challenge.
We previously used Nalgene lexan bottles, while colorful, durable and easy to clean the debate continues over BPA. If there is some concern over a chemical I prefer to avoid it outright, which is why we decided on the CamelBak Performance Bottle.
Price Paid: $12 ?
In general this is a fine bottle, with all of the familiar features of Camelbak bottles. Its twist-top shut off valve works well. The shape of the bottle is a bit different than other Camelbak bottles, and is comfortable in the hand. It is top rack dishwasher safe.
I deduct one star because the bite valve is not compatible with an accessory that Camelbak sells- a length of hose with a valve on one end which attaches to the bottle (with the bite-valve removed) and a regular bite valve on the other. Essentially this transforms the bottle into a bladder-type affair that can be stowed while providing the expected Camelbak sippin' hose. This attachment works well with the flip-up better bottle version of the Camelbak bottle, but doesn't with this bottle. One point penalty! Otherwise, good product.
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A no-spill, no leak bottle for any athletic adventure. The CamelBak Performance Bottle incorporates CamelBak's Bite Valve technology in a squeezable, easy-to-use sports bottle. Rotate upper part of cap 1/4 turn to stop water flow. Squeeze sides to increase flow. Perfect for runners of cross-trainers.
Get squeezable, spill-proof hydration when you're on the go with the CamelBak 22oz Performance Bottle. This lightweight water bottle incorporates CamelBak's handy bite valve into a classic sports-style water bottle that makes for an ideal container for biking, running, hiking, or sports. The plastic ring on top makes it easy to clip to your gym bag or backpack.
Camelbak Performance Bottle 22 oz - Road-worthy, trail-ready, gym bag-friendly. The CamelBak(R) Performance(TM) Bottle incorporates CamelBak's Bite Valve technology in a squeezable, easy-to-use sports bottle. FEATURES: -Hydration Capacity: 22 oz (.65 L)100% BPA-Free -CamelBak(R) Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee(TM) -Squeeze sides to increase flow. Perfect for runners or cross-trainers. -No Spills, No Spatters: Sip anytime without splashing as you run or ride. Twist the cap to shut off water flow on the way to your workout. -BPA-Free: Like all CamelBak Bottles, the Performance Bottle is 100% BPA-Free, so it's healthier from the very first sip. -Sip It In Stride: Big Bite Valve and straw allow for easy drinking without taking your eyes off the road or trail. -Stay True to Taste: TruTasteTM -- a proprietary blend of polypropylene -- lets you taste your beverage, not your bottle. -Gauge Your Intake: Fuel gauge makes easy to stay on top of hydration. -Lock In and Go: Fits securely in bike cages for on-road and off-road adventures.
- Massey's Outfitters
A no-spill, no-leak bottle for any athletic adventure. The CamelBak Performance Bottle incorporates CamelBak's Bite Valve technology in a squeezable, easy-to-use sports bottle. Rotate upper part of cap 1/4 turn to stop water flow. Squeeze sides to increase flow. Perfect for runners or cross-trainers. My walking buddies all went nuts for the Camelbak water bottles. Why? Because you don't have to tilt them up to drink out of them. You just suck on the bite valve and the bottle's interior straw draws up your water. That means you don't obstruct your view while walking, biking, driving, keyboarding, etc. The original Camelbak Better Bottles were made of clear polycarbonate, but now they are made of BPA-free materials.
- Rocky Mountain Trail