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    so who has Elite Nanogelite bottles ?

    I have a pair coming...should be here Jan 2

    I use 2 Polarbottles, but those things will still freeze up before I am done riding
    when it is 20 deg out. they start so hot they practically melt and are stiff as
    a board in 1 hour...and freeze in 2 hours...gonna test the Elite and see if they are better.

    since the Elite uses aerogel, [and I am blown away by the performance of
    toasty feets]....I reckon the elite bottle will blow away the polar bottle
    by a large margin


    they had better, because 1) they are expensive and 2) don't hold a lot



    I will go for some rides with each bottle at same starting temp and post my results
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    Those look very promising for year round use. Please post a follow up review or something once you've had a chance to test them out.

    The toasty feet are great. The aerogel seems to have huge potential, this seems like a perfect application.

    Winter SPD boots lined with aerogel would be my next request.

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    ok,

    so they have arrived. I haven't tested them yet but:

    they have a large many-threaded screw cap further isolating the top, so the
    top is less likely to freeze vs a polar bottle


    it has an inner layer like a polar bottle, but instead of foil inside,
    it has aerogel granules, loose. you can shake the bottle and see the
    grains of aerogel.


    temperature performance test tonight. one polar bottle vs one nanogelite,
    one sip each for the duration of the ride (prob 3 hours) and see what happens

    yesterday both my polar bottles froze to slush in 2 hours.



    oh yeah of course these are squeeze bottles and are advertised as such, but damn you
    need f'n gorilla grip to squeeze them....
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    I got actual metal thermos-type bottles that fit in a regular water bottle cage, and have a pop top like a regular water bottle. My drink is still hot at the end of a 1.5 hr ride even at 15 deg F. Just Google around to find them; there's several makers.

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    ok the results are in



    elite nanogelite easily last twice as long as polar bottles.

    filled them with really warm gatorade...then hit the trail

    I did 2, 4 hour rides, and compared temps and gosh golly gee when
    the polar was dispensing cold, the elite was still warm. 1 hour later the
    elite was just cool, and the polar was ice cold but not icy

    got home, ice chips in the polar, none in the elite, and it was cold
    but not ice cold


    elite bottles are the new standard in thermo plastic bike bottles, worth
    the price (ummm, maybe, they still cost a crapload of $$)
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    Elite Bottles??

    Elite bottles are an expensive junk. See:

    Bike Tea

    for some systematic evaluation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
    Elite bottles are an expensive junk. See:

    Bike Tea

    for some systematic evaluation.

    sorry, chumley, you fail hard multiple ways

    -that page is not reviewing the elite nanogelite bottle. I am.
    he is comparing insulated to vacuum bottles and vacuum to vacuum.
    I am comparing insulated to insulated bottles,

    oh and btw none of the insulated bottles listed there use aerogel,
    which is way better than any other insulation...just so ya know


    -I don't drink tea, I use energy drinks, because you know, I ride

    -I am comparing bottles you open with your teeth. bicycling bottles you
    do not have to stop and twist some top off to get a drink. who the hell
    wants to stop riding for anything ? I sure don't, and don't want to stop to
    drink

    -all I care about is my drink going to ice before I am done riding. I don't care
    about hot. I care about slush clogs.


    -I am comparing the elite to polar. not stainless steel craptacular thermos things.
    you see polar bottles for sale everywhere and that is all most riders know about.
    well the elite nanogelite is far better than the polar at keeping warm things warm and
    cold things cold, in the land of plastic bottles and bite/mouthpiece.


    IF I was gonna ride past 5 hours in winter then i would lather all up with stainless steel
    thermoses,
    but srsly, this is about yer common bike ride with twin bottle cages riding
    approx 4 hours or less when it is 10 degrees-to-30 degrees. and a beverage
    with 60g carb/hour energy content being available just like it is in summer.
    flowing from a plastic bottle


    can I make it clearer ?


    -if you are gonna rag on the elite nanogelite by throwing a completely unrelated web page link
    up in my thread, then stay the heck out,

    go get some real info, like I did just now by -riding with the bottles in the cold-
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    sorry, chumley, you fail hard multiple ways

    can I make it clearer ?
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    The question was "who has Elite Nanogelite bottles"?

    could you answer the question please.

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    ebikestop.com sells them for $24.95

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    Sorry to bump the thread but I just found out about these bottles and was hoping the OP had some more long-term opinions.
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    they work great at keeping my gatorade mix from freezing on 3 hour rides in winter
    when other insulated bottles have long since iced up. I haven't had any ice build
    up in them. they are weird and hard to squeeze, and the gel settles a bit (but it doesn't seem to affect them)
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