Gear Review – CamelBak .75L BPA-free bottle

I should not have to espouse the importance of hydrating before, during and after a run to replenish fluids and electrolytes. For the before and after periods, I sip often from a CamelBak .75 L BPA-free bottle filled with ice water or, better yet, home-brewed herbal iced tea (caffeine free!). The feature-packed, well-designed and eco-friendly bottle has become an indispensable, integrated part of my running being. I use it around the office (after a lunch-time run), in the home and on the go.

Continue to read my review below the photos.


.75 CamelBak bottles in blue with classic cap (left) and in sky blue with bite valve (right)


.75 CamelBak bottle with blue neoprene insulating sleeve

What we like:

Features:

  • Ample hydration capacity yet light weight – will hold .75 L (25 ounces) of liquids when full, weighs only 5 ounces when empty
  • Wide-mouth bottle can be used with either bite valve (included) or classic cap (optional)
  • Easy to carry with integrated handle on cap (or side strap on optional neoprene insulating sleeve)
  • 100% BPA-free
  • Spill proof
  • Stain resistant, should not absorb odors
  • Dishwasher safe (on top rack)
  • Optional neoprene sleeve to insulate liquids, reduce condensation and protect bottle (weighs 2 ounces)

Design:

  • Bottle is molded from Eastman Tritan copolyester, which is durable, clear, BPA-free
  • Ergonomic bottle shape, classic cap or bite valve
  • Clear bottle available in 10 colors
  • Neoprene sleeve available in 5 colors

Eco-friendly:

  • Bottle and straw are 100% BPA-free
  • Bite valve is medical grade silicone

Retail Price:

  • Bottle with bite valve $14
  • Classic cap $4
  • Neoprene insulating sleeve with strap $10

What we would improve:

  • The bite valve requires a little practice if you’re thinking about using it during a workout
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