CamelBak Podium Water Bottle - 24oz

A convenient sports bottle.

Camelbak equipped the Podium 24oz Water Bottle with a spill-proof, self-sealing Jet Valve, a removable lid for easy cleaning, and a positive lockout that eliminates any leaks. Its BPA-free TruTaste polypropylene material is safer to drink out of than polycarbonate plastics, and it won't distort your water's taste.

  • BPA-free TruTaste polypropylene
  • Spill-proof, self-sealing Jet Valve
  • Removable top
  • Positive lockout
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    Theres nothing to it, just squeeze and you get water, whats not to love? Definitely remove the nozzle for cleaning every month or so though, a Q-Tip and toothbrush makes quick work of it.

    great NON insulated bottle.

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    great for short rides and night rides!

    Best of all bottles

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love the squeeze to spray fountain bottles, but hate that they often find a way to leak in my bag. Camelbak solves this problem by offering a locking switch. Well done C-back, I look forward to filling my first string biking bottle position with the podium. I'm a little worried about how to keep the nipple clean, but I will cross that bridge when I get there.

    Perfect Water Bottle

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    Simple water bottle, easy to squeeze, great for any activity. It's only 24 oz and it's not insulated, but that's exactly what you're paying for.

    Good -small- water bottle

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    I like how it looks. However, I though it will be a little bit bigger. Probably my fault to not read very well the specs. I'm used to the 32oz, this one is 24oz. However it does the job and it is pretty easy to use while riding.

    What's Not to Love?

      I trust CamelBak for all of my hydration needs on the go and this bottle is no different. The easy squirt valve is so simple, but so effective when you are on the go and need some aqua. I also love that I can lock the bottle so I don't end up with a soggy backpack. The simple but effective design makes this bottle a must have!

      Go to bottle

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      Yes, this is just another water bottle... but there are two main features that put it well above the rest; amazing 'Jet Valve' (that provides comfort and an awesome stream of water) and it also has a locking feature at the top which is great for when using this bottle off the bike or when you want to throw it in your backpack.
      I thought the nozzle was going to be very challenging to clean at first look, but the rubber part pulls off and cleaning of the top is actually easier on this bottle than your standard bottles.

      squirt squirt

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      the go to water bottle.

      They seem to have made the plastic a little softer these days so the bottle is easier to squeeze. Or it;s just 100 degrees out side. maybe both...

      works well with this cage
      http://www.backcountry.com/blackburn-wayside-side-entry-cage

      Sweet

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      Best bottle around

      Best bottle I've found

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      These have been the best option for water bottles that don't leak. I really only purchase these now when replacing lost bottles.

      water is tasteless! great!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I like the method of closure. When I lay the bike down (no kickstand) the water does not leak out. The bottle has no plastic taste. In the future I will get a second one.

      Awesome Bottle

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      Great bottle for riding. Never leaks, easy to use.

      This is THE bottle

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      I've used these bottles for years, and whenever I need new bottles there's no doubt as to what I'm getting. The valve on these is great. Whenever I get some jenky water bottle from a race or event that has a traditional valve you have to pull open and manually close I save it to either clean chains in - NO WAY I'd go back to that type of bottle after using Cambelback bottles.

      Leaks on the bike.

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      We purchased these bottles for a no leak solution for bottles placed in feed bags. We wanted a bottle that would not leak if tipped over. That part works.

      On the bike, not so much. There are a couple of things that happen, that are a nuisance. The end result is your favorite beverage leaking out on your bike, on every ride.

      - Between the jet valve, and the valve for the cap, there is a space for liquid to be trapped. If the main valve is open, and the bottle upright, gravity will take this liquid back to the bottle. If the main valve is open or closed, and the bottle is full and not upright (downtube), the liquid leaks out the jet valve and onto your bike / bottle. If you ride a lot, or are supporting a group of riders this presents you with a sticky mess to be cleaned in the case of a sports drink.

      - Cleaning... The valve and jet valve really need a good rinsing after every ride. If you don't and let mold grow (happens overnight in the sugary environment of a sports drink), it can be very challenging to try to clean it out.

      Overthinking, yup, it's a waterbottle. Does not leak in the feedbag, happy with that! We will probably use these bottles for feed bags, and regular bottles for daily riding.

      A bottle for water and other liquids.

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      Great water bottle. Also can be used to hold other liquids if you are feeling a little adventurous. Love the locking feature. The bottle has a valve to prevent liquid from spilling even if the locking feature is open. The valve makes it so when you squeeze the water bottle the contents come squirting out with incredibly refreshing velocity. It must be experienced to truly appreciate.



      If you are going to use the water bottle on the bottom side of the downtube of your bike I would recommend investing in the camelbak podium mud cap. Just trust me on this.



      The one problem is that the amount of refreshment is dependent on what you put in the bottle. Cold Water = Refreshing. Ice Water = Very Refreshing. Cold sports drink = refreshing. Cold chocolate milk = Heaven. Warm curdled milk = Not refreshing. See what I mean. Other than that it is great.



      *Note. The water bottle pictured is an older version of the bottle. I can only assume the newer version sold here is better than the old one. If anyone disagrees, please send me a new water bottle so I can verify the your claim.

      A bottle for water and other liquids.

      Gagger bottle

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      My friends usually gag when they "Drink" out of my bottle due to the jet valve. That thing is powerful. Think of a mini super soaker. I've owned both the older & newer podiums. Both works the same to me, I don't pay attention to it much besides squeezing and drinking. This will fit really snugged in your bottle cage, overtime it will start rubbing the decals off, but it still works.

      GEN2... meh.

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      I have both the GEN1 and GEN2 models of the podium bottle and I actually like the jet valve on GEN1 more. This is agreed, a subjective decision, but I have partial paralysis of my mouth and the opening is pretty big making it less convenient than GEN1. I'm still deciding on how to stock up on GEN1 bottle valves.

      The bottle shape of GEN2 is most definitely better. It takes less effort to squeeze out water while at the back of a paceline when you're cooked after a pull up front.

      A part of me wishes they wouldn't put graphics where the [generally accepted clamping location] cage grabs the bottle. Mine always look like they have taken a rough ride down a ski slope after a century. Any grit on the cages just carves off the graphics. Overall, just minor gripes. Keeping these bottles and the cages clean with pledge etc helps keep the carnage to a minimum.

      Best water bottle

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      I have several Camelbak water bottles and once you start using them you don't want to go back. They don't leak and are easy to drink out of. No forgetting to push the top down and having it leak or having to put the top up to get a drink. The Podium has a bigger openning than some so you get a higher volume of fluid when you drink.

      Awesome basic waterbottle!

        Went on a 20 mile road bike ride and had just enough water. Love the no leak valve! You can keep it open the entire ride and no water will leak out...it's nice not having to fumble around with opening and closing a valve when you're on a ride. Non-insulated - if it's hot outside, I might use extra ice.

        Best water bottle out there!!

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        I never thought one water bottle would actually be better than other bottles. It's just a water bottle! But I really really like the design of these. I love that they are lockable to throw in a bag with no worries of leakage, but when it's time to ride, they are always open and ready to drink, still with no worry of leaking.
        These are all I've used for years now