Podium Water Bottle
Camelbak equipped the Podium 24oz Water Bottle with a spill-proof, self-sealing Jet Valve, a removable lid for easy cleaning, and a positive lockout that eliminates any leaks. Its BPA-free TruTaste polypropylene material is safer to drink out of than polycarbonate plastics, and it won't distort your water's taste.
- Convenient and fast-flowing water bottle for serious cyclists
- BPA-free material lets you taste water, not bottle
- Self-sealing Jet Valve eliminates spills and leaks
- Removable nozzle is easy to clean
- Wide-mouth opening helps you fill with ice and water
- Item #CAM00A0
- [cap] BPA-free TruTaste, [valve] self-sealing silicone
- Tru Valve
- 2.75 x 2.75 x 9.5 in
- Claimed Weight
- Manufacturer Warranty
2.5 based on 2 ratings
Fits True To SizeScreen reader users: the following list provides a visual scale to illustrate the product fit. Please refer to the heading above for the fit type in text.
What do you think about this product?
ViewSelecting an option will reload the available reviews on the page
November 13, 2023
Gen 3 lids are so far the best
- I've put it through the wringer
But there's lots of room for improvement. I've used Gen 3 for ~30k miles. I haven't touched my non-Podium bottles in decade. When I get a free Tacx or Purist bottle, I donate it. Nothing beats the Camelbak valve and not having to open and close a bottle except during transport like in a bag or something. Honestly I don't use my Gen 2 or 3 bottles much at all. I still have new-old stock Gen 1 bottles because the ergonomics of the deeper indent and 4 flanges are still better than the Gen 2 non-continuous "indents" which didn't work with all cages. The Gen 3 shape is better than Gen 2 in this regard but still inferior to the original. I agree with the other review that the new Gen 3 lids sit down into the bottle, but this is the easiest lid to clean, service and drink from. I don't fully remove the valve assembly except on rare occasions--but I always pull off the back silicone plug during cleaning and drying, which is way easier than the prior iterations.
April 14, 2022
New Design Has Issues, Broken Caps
- I've put it through the wringer
The old Camelbak Podium bottles were easy to use and easy to clean, this new design is not an improvement. First, the bottle diameter is slightly smaller, by about 3-4 millimeters, so it's not as secure in my standard Blackburn stainless cages. The cap lock is much harder to open and close, and it can get in the way when taking a drink. The cap design is overly complicated, to clean you need to remove a silicone plug, pull off a plastic ring, force a few tabs through the cap top, and then clean and reassemble everything. On the old bottle, I would just twist off the silicone top and either rinse it or stick it on one of the prongs in the dishwasher for a more thorough cleaning, and then twist back on. The new cap protrudes into the bottle, so the bottle can't be filled to the top, as it then overflows when you screw the cap back on. In use, the bottle is harder to squeeze, and it requires much more effort to lock and unlock. It's also not as ergonomic, lacking the four finger-friendly indentations molded into the old bottle. Camelbak really needs to go back to the drawing board on this one. Update: the caps / valves on both bottles failed. In order to disassemble the cap and valve, the silicone stopper and plastic ring first get removed, and then the four tabs holding the valve are pushed inward to remove the valve. When those plastic tabs were pushed, they just snapped off. This is a terrible design. Camelbak will replace the caps under warranty, but this just shouldn't happen on nearly new bottles. I have a couple of older Camelbak bottles and those caps and valves still work after many seasons of use.
Need Expert Advice?
Our Gearheads Can Help