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keeping drinks COLD! (Shameless Plug i guess???)

Old 05-23-11, 08:24 AM
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keeping drinks COLD! (Shameless Plug i guess???)

So this week here in the beautiful state of AZ, we are hitting the 100 + degrees.

I recently picked up a couple of Camelbak PODIUM Ice Water Bottles, it says that it is four times the insulation compared to others, and it will keep drinks 4 times colder LONGER than others.

Sat & Sunday, i rode up South Mountain, Saturday was hot, Sunday was Hotter, and the bottles Responded both days. Granted i filled it up with crushed ice, but after a 1 hour 32 minute ride, in 92 degree weather, there was still ice in the water bottle.

So, I personally recommend these, there a bit pricier, i believe at $22 a bottle, but i think its worth it, since you do need COLD drinks in this Hell Hole Called Arizona.
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Old 05-23-11, 08:35 AM
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so are you talking about the normal insulated CB podium bottles? or are these something different? what threw me off is the price. the normaly insulated bottles are like $12 and the non insulated bottles are like $10. do you have a link?
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Old 05-23-11, 09:59 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Podiu...6166238&sr=8-1

This is from AMAZON, which it about $20.00...i have some Camelbak Podium Chill bottles, but somehow they seem to not keep the drinks cold, this one here is the Podium ICE, and it is stating that it has 4x the insulation, which will help keep the cold 4 times longer. And i have to concurr with it....as i tested it this past weekend.

Good Luck to you all!
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I have heard those are awesome. I have the Podium Chill right now, but may spring for at least one Podium ICE when it gets a little warmer in Utah.
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personally I'd rather have more warm water than less cold water... and the insulation takes up space.
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I have two of the podium ice bottles I bought late last year. I have not had the chance to test them in hot conditions but probably will in the next few months. They are 20 ounce bottles so a little smaller than the Polar bottles they replaced. I guess I got a deal I paid $18 each for them. A new bike shop was opening and they had them discounted.

I like them better than the polar bottles because they are easier to squeeze and they don't leak.
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
personally I'd rather have more warm water than less cold water... and the insulation takes up space.
i agree with this. thats why i us the regular podium bottles.
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Old 05-23-11, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by M_FactorX19 View Post
i agree with this. thats why i us the regular podium bottles.
Both the regular Podium bottles and the Podium Ice bottles are the same size 21 ounces.
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Not a bad price here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/CAMELBAK-Podium-...#ht_1613wt_702
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Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
Both the regular Podium bottles and the Podium Ice bottles are the same size 21 ounces.
im talking about the non isulated bottles. they are 24oz
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Originally Posted by M_FactorX19 View Post
im talking about the non isulated bottles. they are 24oz
You can buy them in different sizes. 21 oz and 24oz.
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Originally Posted by M_FactorX19 View Post
im talking about the non isulated bottles. they are 24oz
Usually, two 21 once bottles is enough for me and it is great to be able to keep the water cold on hot days. If I need more than that, I have a camelbak pack.
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I have one non-insulated and one insulated (looks like the ICE) and they are awesome. The jet nozzle alone is worth it.
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the insulated water bottles work amazing. i don't know how they do it, but i have an aluminum bottle and a insulated one. i drink the aluminum one first, because it gets hot so quickly, then near the end of my ride, i reach for the insulated one, and its still cool, even 45-1 hour later. they work great, get one!
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I too would rather have more warm water that less cold. Also pre-hydrate (maintain the day before, don't let yourself get low)
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
personally I'd rather have more warm water than less cold water... and the insulation takes up space.
not me. warm water tastes like death on a really hot day.
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I have something like that. The mouth is big enough to get iced cubes into. I put a handful of these in, with some cold water and lime juice, then leave the bottle open in the freezer until I'm ready to leave. After I climb that mile long hill that ranges from 8 % to 15 % two hours into my ride, I appreciate the hell out of my cold water.

If it wasn't for the insulated water bottles, I'd typically not bring water, and stop at fountains around the city when I get thirsty or pass one that isn't still winterized.
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I bought a pair of Podium Ice bottles after reading this thread and finally got them today. I did a little semi-pseudo-quasi-scientific test to compare to my other insulated bottle and a plain plastic bottle, and was happy with the results.

I filled them all the with same number of ice cubes and same amount of water, then I put them out on my west-facing back porch in the late afternoon. The thermometer in that location read 108-111 degrees during the test period. The biggest difference from bike use was the lack of significant wind.

Water temperatures at 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours:
Podium Ice: 34, 37, 61, 80, 85 degrees
Polar Insulated: 34, 42, 77, 92, 94
Plain plastic: 34, 51, 86, 90 (I started this one an hour after the others as an afterthought)

Bottom line was that the Podium Ice water still felt a little "cool" after 4 hours, while the others' water only felt "cool" for somewhere between 2 and 3.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with any water bottle or cycling equipment manufacturer or retailer.
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The sock trick works quite well too.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
The sock trick works quite well too.
That's cooling from evaporation? I don't see anyone doing that in Ohio. I'll have to try it on a hot, humid day. Do you have to re-wet the sock often?
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That's cooling from evaporation? I don't see anyone doing that in Ohio. I'll have to try it on a hot, humid day. Do you have to re-wet the sock often?
Yep ... cooling from evaporation. If you want your water to remain cool, you might have to wet the sock every time it dries out, but you can use just about any water source to do that.
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you put a sock around the water bottle? does it still fit in your cage?
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you put a sock around the water bottle? does it still fit in your cage?
Absolutely. You put your bottle IN the sock, and then put it in your cage.

But you don't use a thick wool one or anything. Go with a small cotton one. Children's socks work well.
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....that is what I was doing wrong! I had the sock IN the bottle. (had to)

I live in FL and it is always hot and humid. I have used different insulated bottles, however I find that filling the bottle 3/4 full and freezing works just as well.
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Originally Posted by St_Pete_Speed View Post
I live in FL and it is always hot and humid. I have used different insulated bottles, however I find that filling the bottle 3/4 full and freezing works just as well.
Do that, and put the bottle in a wet sock, and the ice will melt slower.
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