The CamelBak Podium Chill 24oz Insulated Bike Bottle is designed for use while out riding bike. Featuring a double-wall construction, the CamelBak Podium Chill water bottle will keep your drink cold for twice as long. The JetValveTM construction offers a self-sealing top for a leakproof top and high flow rate for quick hydration. Plus the design ensures the CamelBak Podium Chill water bottle will fit a variety of different water bottle cages. For hydration while on-the-go, use the CamelBak Podium Chill 24oz Insulated Bike Bottle.
Leak proof closure
Easy squeeze construction
100% free of BPA, BPS, and BPF
All parts separate for thorough cleaning
Optimized to fit securely in a variety of bottle cages
Double-wall construction keeps drinks colder for longer
JetValveTM construction is self-sealing and offers high flow
After using podium bottle for many years Camelbak changed the design reducing the diameter of the bottle so they no longer fit many bottle cages and bounce out easily. Other than the size this is well designed and fabricated.
A fellow cyclist recommended this product and told me that it kept his water cold and ice cubes solid for "many, many" hours. I did not have the same experience. My water was lukewarm in about an hour and a half. Maybe I bought the wrong bottle.
These bottles work well. Keep water cold much longer than normal. Not crazy about drink spout. I find it difficult to operate while riding my bike. Also difficult to keep clean. Too many pieces/parts to take apart.
I use this water bottle every day, all day. When I am not on my bicycle I have it in easy reach to keep hydrated. I’ve done this for years. I bought a pair of the Podium Chills to replace aging 1st gen Podiums. The upgrades are sweet. The bottles are very slightly narrower and better fit the cages and car cup holders. Water flow is improved when a gulp is desired. Cleaning is easier. The insulation keeps the cold in a few more minutes. Recommended!
Love the slightly larger volume (25oz) vs standard 21oz. A few extra sips on a hot day cycling are priceless. :) Insulation works reasonably well; certainly better than non-insulated bottles, but don't expect ice cold on hot days. Added plus, is the insulation works to slow down freezing during winter activities when it's below freezing. Cap seals exceptionally well, without requiring excessive effort to shut or open cap. Mouthpiece also seals well and opens easily with a light-medium squeeze of the bottle. Additional plus is it fits well in all vehicle cup holders and even tighter door trim panel bottle holders. Only complaint, slight as it is and depending on the activity (dusty or muddy mountiain bike trails), is the mouthpiece can get dirty since it's not capped/covered. The mouthpiece does require occasional cleaning of the mouthpiece requiring disassembly from the main cap housing. Loved it enough that I'm buying some for my wife.
I've had all the older versions of the Camelbak Podium chill and I got the new one and it was even better than I expected easy to clean it fits in my bottle cage really good and I love the fun color options thank you CamelBak
I bought this at the height of the summer heat -- 95+ in St Louis.My old-school water bottles had turned lukewarm by the time I finished the first bottle, so I ordered the Podium Chill 24 ouncer. It not only kept my water cold, but it still had some ice by the time I finished an hour-and-a-half ride! Turned out to be a great puchase, plus it's easy to squeeze and to drink. very pleased.
Got the bottles a few weeks ago and they are the camelback boxes that I have always used but for one thing. They are not the color outlined. Maroon is a dark red. They came and are closer to brown than maroon.
i read a review on bicycling mag. i have one of the bottles they were rating, and it said there are 2 better. so, i tried the CamelBack Podium Chill. reviews are correct. On my 35 mile ride still has ice. 2:15, old bottles, ice melted.
Wishing I had read the reviews on this model. I was excited to get it as it was described as such a great product. I was replacing a bottle that came with my bike. (Toxic plastic smell) After my ride this morning found it difficult to remove from the cage with sweaty hands, very hard to open and a very low water flow when squeezing. All discouraging when you want to hydrate ASAP.
I’ve been using these products for several months now. I fill one halfway with ice then water and the other fully with ice then water when I head out for my morning bike rides. the one I fill with ice and water still has cold water 2 hours into my rides even in 70-80 degree heat... Very nice to have!!!
This bottle just does what you need it to. If you freeze your drink the night before, you'll still have ice in your bottle well into your ride. Once I actually still had a fully frozen bottle 20 miles into the ride.
I bought a new 24oz bottle and 4 replacement tops for other bottles I had. So far, 2 of the replacement tops squeak and I have to keep squeezing them to get the air out. I am disappointed because this is exactly the problem I was trying to solve for.
Before I bought this bottle, I read a lot of reviews talking about how the new locking mechanism was hard to operate, how the new bottle design was hard to squeeze, doesn’t keep liquid ice cold, etc. I have used Camelback Podium water bottles for more than 13 years since I started cycling and have always thought they were “fine”. Since buying this new one, I wanted to weigh in on the negative and, in hindsight, “whiny” comments that were lodged against it. The locking mechanism does require two hands to operate, but I think the lock is more for transporting the bottle without spillage than it is for locking and unlocking it on the bicycle. In fact, I have no idea why you would want to unlock and lock it while riding. With the lock in the open position, the bottle doesn’t leak unless it is squeezed forcefully — like when you run over it or sit on it. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to just splash out liquid while on the bike. As to the “too hard to squeeze” complaint, I am sure that this new bottle is waaaaay easier to squeeze out liquid when and where you want it, e.g. in your mouth., than the old bottles. Finally, NO BOTTLE is going to keep the liquid cold when you are cycling unless it is also cold outside. Moreover, who wants to put ice cold liquid down your throat while you are over-heated? Not a good practice. All in all, I would most certainly recommend the new Camelback Podium water bottle. Thanks for continuous improvement, Camelback!
I have been using Camelback bottles for 5 years now and this is the first time I am disappointed with one. This new bottle is definitely a downgrade and just doesn't worth this amount of money. Here are the reasons:
1- If you are thinking of buying this bottle for insulation like I did, do not bother. I put cold water in the bottle and after an hour of cycling in the evening the water heated up to room temperature. In no ways I can say it "keeps water cold twice as long as other bottles" as Camelback claims. To be honest I didn't see any difference than an non-insulated bottle. 2- Somehow you get less water than before in each shot. I would say you get at least half or even less water in one shot compared to older bottles. You can not squeeze the upper part of the bottle either and naturally this is the part you grab when you are pulling it out of the cage so you need to pull it out and move your hand down each time. It is way to stiff now for a cycling water bottle. 3- The new cap closure system is too tight. The cap is much easier to open and close in my older Camelback bottles. The new system is so tight that when you want to open and close the whole bottle cap opens. 4- New bottle is much narrower than the previous ones. I almost lost it on a rough road. This has never happened with previous bottles. New bottle does not fit well in cages. It moves around too much.
I have owned 3 Podium bottles In the past 5 years or so and they have been enjoyable. I started off with a similar design bottle from the Nike outlet store until it fell one day.
Bottle is flexible and easy for me to squeeze. I am 28 years old and 6 foot so maybe my size is larger than other owners of this bottle, many reviews say the bottle is stiff I have no problem squeezing the bottle until empty while riding.
I really like how easy it is to clean the newer designed lids. Before you were only able to take one rubber tip off though now you are able to clean inside of the whole mechanism easily.
Again, for the price, I think the bottle keeps my water decently cool considering I live in Las Vegas, and it is decently easy to use.
I bought 2 Podium Big Chill bottles in 2018 and unfortunately lost one recently. They were/are fantastic bicycle water bottles as all the other reviewers have stated. So... I bought a new Camelbak Chill 24 oz water bottle and I hate to have to jump on the dog pile going on but I must. The lid lock/unlock twist has much more friction compared to the 2018 "original" version so it is very difficult to readily lock/unlock. Also the squeezability is tougher as well as I get only about half the water compared to my 2018 Podium Big Chill. This is unfortunately a few steps in the wrong direction. I have been looking on Amazon and elsewhere to get the older version. Now, the new version is made of good components and is exacting in its design completion, but its just not that good in usability/functionality.
I bought a couple of 24oz to replace one that I lost and and to stop my wife from taking mine. I wasn't impressed at all. I used them on my bike rides and by the time I get to second one the liquids are warm.
Have taken these out for two rides for 25 and 50 miles. Although the temps have not been all that hot, I really love the tops on the ease of getting them out of the bike holders and the tops on ease to drink. The added feature of lock is nice for the 2nd bottle incase of any issues. Would buy these again, easy cleaning as well!
I bought my original Camelbak in Arizona years ago and loved it, until my husband began taking it when he drove his school bus. Then he left it on a band trip he droves! I ordered a new one for myself and one for him. We love them!
the new Cap closure system is way too tight when opening or closing. I assumed it was just the two bottles I bought at the LBS, so 2 replacement caps were mailed to me under warranty. They are even worse. They're so tight that, when moving the dial to open while in the cage, the whole cap unscrews, plus they are also very uncomfortable to turn. If I leave it in the open position, the valve leaks from road vibration when the bottle is full. I'm guessing no one ever field tested the new version.I happily switched years ago to Camelbak and ride about 600 miles a month. The rest of the upgrades were on track, but the cap is a deal breaker. Time to find a different option .
The new bottle DOES NOT fit better in cages. It's significantly narrower than the old bottle and rattles around in my bottle cage. It WILL fall out. I purchased two of these and am returning both. Please bring back the old bottles!!!! To second what others have said....the squeezability of this bottle is worse as well.
I've had 4 or 5 previous Podium Chill bottles and the new design is awful. The top has too many parts. The bottle itself is really stiff and you cant squeeze get the last 4 or 5 ounces out of the bottle.
Very disappointed in this product as I have been a avid Camelbak user for years. I race my road bike and depend on quick trips to the bottle for safety. These bottles are very difficult to squeeze and not a safe option to be able to grab that quick drink when the race is on. They are also more slick than previous iterations of this bottle and was concerned about losing bottles over rough roads. Trying to hit up Amazon for previous years models.
I am obsessed with my 2018 style podium chill, I cannot go a day without it. It had the perfect ratio between size, weight, mouth feel, and drinkability. You can easily chug a decent amount of water by squeezing the bottle when your training and dying of thirst. HOWEVER, this new update is not the same! It is hard to squeeze and rotate the lock on the top making it more difficult to drink quickly while your playing sport or training. The mouth piece is much harder on your teeth and difficult to grip onto or chew leaving for an unsatisfying mouthfeel. I was so upset to see a change in my all time favorite drink bottle when I went to the store and not to mention the ugly colorway selection. The lid looks sleek but the colours and patterns are very sub-par. PLEASE BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL!
Keeps liquid about as cool as other insulated bottles. For a gulp of water, requires you to squeeze the bottle. Disassembly is not "painful" but gives 4 parts to the cap rather than a standard dispensing cap which is much simpler both on the bike and in cleaning. No directions to disassemble for cleaning so: 1) remove the inside cap 2) remove the inside ring. 3) Rotate to proper alignment then pull out the dispenser tube out toward the outside of the cap. Now done.