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Old 05-25-10, 09:32 AM
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So, I bought a Camelbak Podium bottle ...

... for my commutes this summer.

Why am I supposed to love this product?
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Old 05-25-10, 11:45 AM
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The only bottle I own right now. I'm used to using a Camelbak for mtbing so this fits right in on my commuting.
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I'll be trying this one:
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Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon
... for my commutes this summer.

Why am I supposed to love this product?
Who says you are supposed to love it? I happened to like mine very much. Easier to control flow. Also, I drink a lot of water at night. I can have it next to me in bed or in the tent without having to worry about leakage.
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I have 3, and like the bottle, I still uses them sometimes, its nice they don't leak and they are BPA free, only uses them for water like all other bottles and you wont run into cleaning problems,

I have moved to a Klean Kanteen I like stainless steel, it does leak though, but if I want usesing that I would uses the Camelbak Podium witch I still will do.
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Personally...
Best. Bottle. Ever!
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No clue. I use the regular hard plastic Camelbak bottle, since it disassembles easily and the parts can be repaired. I've had many bottles like the podium one over the years, and they do not hold up to much use.
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Then, from my experience, they were nothing like Podiums.
Mine are beat to hell and I feel they'll be around for quite a while longer.
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I have a couple of the CB Podiums. I started using them early this year. I really like how they don't seem to get as dirty on the outside as the Specialized bottles (using stainless steel bottle cages). I use white bottles, and the CB Podiums look almost like new after 4+ months of daily commuting use. I carry only water in the bottles and empty them and shake them dry after every ride. They dry almost instantly on the inside, and don't have any plastic aftertaste. Great product.
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I loved my podium bottle until I lost it mtn biking in Utah last year. I am still using the soft cb bottles with the bite valve. They aren't quite as convenient as the podium bottle, but I generally prefer them. The podium bottle, however, was great. It didn't' leak all over the place, it shot with a good, strong stream that wasn't too heavy and it was very sturdy. If I wasn't weird about only buying bottles when I absolutely need them, I would have bought a few more.
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