Summit CamelBak® Podium BottleWe love this bottle. It is branded for The Summit (@BechtelSummit) and made by Camelbak. Picked it up on a lark since we like to review gear and have a room full of gear, this bottle has surprised us. Not only is it unbreakable, it is truly leak-proof even when open. That needs some explanation, you can see in the image of the top, you can dial it from closed to open. When open it is still hard to spill. You can squeeze and it will come out, but the bite valve works to keep the water in your mouth and not one everything. Turns out we have used these on our night stands. Sure beats knocking over a glass in the middle of the night! Water does not taste like bottle from these which is a real bonus.
The shape is comfortable and the size fits in the side pockets of our day pack and the side cargo pocket on our scout pants. (That is why we have cargo pockets isn't it? Steve has a 16 oz Stanley leak proof coffee mug that is usually there.) These bottles might make the cut for water at the jamboree, but we are not yet sure.
As of April 9, 2013 it was $7.99 at http://www.scoutstuff.org/bottle-podium-21oz-sbr.html. Non-BSA versions can be had at amazon here. From scoutstuff: "Stay focused to maximize performance when you hydrate with the ultimate insulated bike bottle! High-tech Zeroloft® insulation makes the bottle ultra-lightweight while keeping water cool four times longer than standard bike bottles. Also keeps beverages warm for your cool-weather rides.
Made of BPA-free TruTaste™ polypropylene with HydroGuard™ so all you taste is fresh, clean water! Innovative, self-sealing Jet Valve™ eliminates splatters and spills.
Great-looking 21-oz. bottle features the new Summit logo, so carry it everywhere! It’s a great way to start conversations about the Summit Bechtel Reserve™—Scouting’s exciting, new high-adventure base."
As of April 9, 2013 it was $7.99 at http://www.scoutstuff.org/bottle-podium-21oz-sbr.html. Non-BSA versions can be had at amazon here.
Try it, you will like it.
Steve and Kimberly Myers