BECAUSE I LIKE COLD, COLD WATER
To drink that is. In races especially, but when does that actually ever happen? I've been in races where I KNOW they put the gatorade and water out the night before and then it sits all morning in the hot sun. (I have to wonder if this is why some people get sick on gatorade?? That and the haphazard way they mix it.)
Anyway, for training, I am always looking for ways to keep cool, and having cold, cold water to drink helps. For the bike and run, I always freeze water bottles, and for the most part the water on the bike stays cold almost all the way through at least 50 mile rides even on the hottest days. But I'd been using Polar bottles, which I haven't been that fond of because when frozen, they are hard to open and harder yet to squeeze to get anything out of while moving. This usually results in me not drinking much if anything unless I stop. And the latest models have this loop on the cover which is really annoying. So I've really been looking for something better.
And I know others use the camelbacks that fit on their backs, but for me its just not something I'm willing to use. Except this new Camelback bottle I recently found and tried.
Not only is is less rigid than the Polar bottle, it also doesn't leak if the spout is open and it tips over. And its BPA free. The only drawback I can see right now is it doesn't hold quite as much as the Polar bottle. And so far I haven't been able to locate one in a hand-held model, but I'll keep looking.
So that's my public service announcement for today. Hope this information comes in useful for someone.