CamelBak Podium Chill is a high performance insulated sport bottle that keeps your water cooler longer. A double-walled bottle construction uses closed cell foam technology to keep your water cold twice as long as a standard bottle. The patented spill-proof Jet Valve™ allows the user to hydrate immediately without having to open or close a drinking interface and the bottle's streamlined ergonomic design offers excellent squeezability without compromising bottle grip. The large aperture of the drinking nozzle generates an exceptional water flow rate and is easy to remove for thorough cleaning. The Podium® Chill also has a lockout dial with easy to read graphics for leak-proof transport.
Double-wall construction keeps water cold twice as long as regular sport bottles
Innovative self-sealing Jet Valve™ eliminates splatters and spills
Lightweight easy-squeeze bottle delivers the right flow to quench your thirst
100% Free of BPA and BPS
TruTaste™ polypropylene with HydroGuard™ lets you taste your water not your bottle
Removable nozzle for easy cleaning
Positive lockout for leakproof transport
Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean
Also keeps warm beverages warm during cool weather rides
I bought this recently thinking that it was the same as a similar Camelbak bottle called a "Podium Ice" which on the exterior graphics claims to be "4X COLDER." While that is not a very technically meaningful description, in my experience the Podium Ice does keep beverages colder longer than the "Podium Chill," and both do so better than non-insulated bottles. The valve arrangement is the same on both, does not leak, and is satisfactory otherwise.
It doesn't appear that the "Podium Ice" is available any longer, and I wonder why not. In any case, the description of all of the insulated water bottles would be more credible and useful if more objective technical data were given, such as the time required for the temperature of water in the bottle (with no ice in it to increase from 35 degrees to 45 degrees with the outside air at, say, 100 degrees with a 10 mph wind (which is indicative of what the bottle would experience being carried on a bicycle on a hot day). Or, more technically, an "R" value for the container.
So, I rate the Podium Chill as "good," but could be better.
I really like the bottle and and squeeze style, but I have one of the older bottles and I prefer it because it isn’t insulated and it’s much easier to squeeze. These insulated ones are too difficult for me to squeeze comfortably.
I've had mine for about 2 years now, I'm buying a replacement cap for that bottle as well as buying another one in this style. The insulation works awesome and it's easy to grab and go and squeeze. I freaking love this bottle!!!
I haven't used anything other than Cambelback's Podium Chill water bottles for 10 years running. It does what water bottles are supposed to do and it keeps it cold and refreshing for those long bike rides in the midday sun.