CamelBaks are a great pick for people who want durable, efficient water storage. This food-grade stainless steel water bottle is leakproof and condensation free. It has double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. It comes in a range of sizes, from a small handheld thermos to 7-liter hydration vests.
“If you want a durable, high-capacity bottle that will keep your water cold for hours even in hot weather, you want a Camelbak Chute Mag water bottle,” says Caroline Grainger, ISSA Certified Personal Trainer at FitnessTrainer Online. “These bottles stand up to just about anything you can throw at them and are easy to clean. Just about the only drawback is that they don’t fit nicely in most cup holders or water bottle cages,” she says.
“The CamelBak Eddy+ Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle keeps liquids cold, hot, or room temperature for up to 12 hours and also keeps drinks incredibly fresh,” says Lentz. “The bottle comes with a flow bite valve which is easy to open and close with one hand and a locking mechanism. You can fill it with ice cubes in the morning, and the ice cubes will still be there in the afternoon. Its ergonomic design makes it easy to get a good grip on the bottle with one hand. It’s a wide-mouth bottle: wide enough for a quick chug but not so wide that your water comes out in a big gush. And it’s easy to sip from while walking—which I do an awful lot of in the travel industry!! So for me, it’s perfect!” Lentz says.
Lacy Brown owns Sleek Physique, a training studio in Magnolia, Texas. She shares her love for the Camelbak – Women’s M.U.L.E. 12 Hydration Pack and tips for the best experience. “We know the importance of drinking lots of water. That’s especially true when you’re exercising, more critical when you’re a full-time instructor sweating all day long (like me), and most critical when you’re doing it in the Texas summer heat!” she says.
“My Camelbak holds plenty of water and makes it easy to drink on-demand. Think of the alternatives: carrying a bottle when running, or having to take your eyes off the road when on a bike. Definitely not smart or convenient options,” says Brown.
“Even though Camelbaks have some insulation, they’re not perfect at keeping your water cold (especially in Texas!). Filling the bladder up halfway with ice before topping it with water keeps your water cold for much longer. Also–don’t forget the insulator sleeve for the drinking tube! Nobody wants that first sip to be warm and nasty,” she says.