I like the looks of the bottle but there are some shortcomings. Firstly I am comparing it to the Camelback Podium which is less attractive imo yet far superior in functionality. The Elite rubber top comes off which may be a boon to cleaning but is a detriment while riding. The top also must be pulled up to get water. You might as well use an old school style. The bottle itself is a bit hard and tougher to squeeze, not as fun while tired on the bike. I say stick with the Camelbaks.