Keep cool with no sweat, or warm when it is a bit chilly. These bottles have a unique double wall that allows for increased insulation and temperature retention. Double-walled insulation keeps the cold in on hot summer days, and reduces condensation.
Hydration Capacity: 20 oz (.6 L)
Spill-proof bite valve opens with a bite and seals shut automatically.
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Bite Valve Material: medical grade silicone
Straw Material: BPA-Free
Bottle Material: Tritan makes the Better Bottle clear, vibrant, durable and 100% BPA-Free.
First-time use: What's the blue/black/clear/pink thing on top of the cap for? Do I remove it or cut it to drink? The blue/black/clear/pink thing is the CamelBak Big Bite Valve. This patented feature provides easy drinking and spill-proof safety. Do NOT remove or cut this piece to drink. Simply bite it slightly and sip as you would out of a straw.
What happens if I put sports drinks/juice in the CamelBak Better Bottle? Use of any of these drinks in the bottle is fine, but thorough cleaning after each use is recommended. Can I put hot liquids in it? Yes, hot liquids can be used in the CamelBak Better Bottle. However, if you are using the Better Bottle with Bite Valve, please be aware that the experience will be similar to drinking hot liquid through a straw and use caution.
What max temperature (freezing/boiling water) can the CamelBak Better Bottle withstand? The CamelBak Better Bottle can withstand being filled with boiling water or stored in below freezing temperatures. We do not recommend boiling the bottle itself.
Is the CamelBak Better Bottle microwave safe? Feel free to use the CamelBak Better Bottle to warm up liquids (ie, up to a minute), but we don't recommend cooking your dinner in it.
Can/How do I freeze the CamelBak Better Bottle with Bite Valve? You can freeze the bottle but make sure: 1. The bottle is not completely full when you do this (we recommend only 3/4 full to allow for expansion of the water as it freezes to ice). 2. The bottle is right side up We also recommend that the bite valve stem NOT be flipped up or down if there is any frozen water in the tube. Wait until thawed.
What happens if I take the straw off? Removal of the straw allows a "tip and sip" mode of drinking.
Can I use with carbonated beverages? You can use any beverage in the CamelBak Better Bottle, however we do not recommend the use of carbonated beverages with the straw configuration. To use with carbonated beverages, we recommend that you remove the straw and drink via "tip and sip."
Can I use the CamelBak Better Bottle in high-altitude/ low-pressure environments (i.e. airplanes, mountain altitudes, etc)? Yes, but with special care. Keep the bottle right side up with the bite valve in the closed position. Remove the straw for additional protection. Expect a bit of spurt during the first sip.
Does it hold residual taste? No, there is no residual taste, and it's also stain-resistant.
How do I clean the CamelBak Better Bottle with Bite Valve? First pull off the bite valve and the straw from the cap. You can clean your bottle by hand or in the top rack of the dishwasher. For cleaning by hand, you can soak all parts in warm soapy water.
Why did you change from polycarbonate to this new Tritan material? Customers have asked for a BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate. CamelBak has a long history of developing innovative products by listening to our customers and we have been committed to finding a BPA-free alternative to polycarbonate (PC). After exclusive research and material trials, CamelBak was the first to develop and deliver Tritan to market.
Does this new BPA-free Better Bottle leach any chemicals? What type of safety testing has been done on the new Bottle? After rigorous 3rd party testing of the BPA-free Better Bottle, no harmful chemicals have been detected to come in contact with, or leach into food/beverage surfaces. A FCN (Food Contact Substance Notification) notice #729 declared that Tritan is safe and meets all EPA and FDA guidelines for material that is to come in repeated contact with food. In addition, we have verified that all materials used in the bottle including Tritan meet the stringent guidelines set by California Proposition 65.
Extraction tests were completed by independent 3rd party researchers, verifying that the new material meets all requirements as set forth by organizations such as:
* FDA food safety standards
* European Community food safety standards
* Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
* California Prop 65
How do I know if my bottle is BPA-Free? The BPA-Free logo will be printed on the side of the CamelBak Better Bottle if it is a BPA-Free version. In the store, the BPA-Free bottles will display a large BPA-Free sticker.
What is your BPA-free Better Bottle made from? The CamelBak Better Bottle line is made from a new copolyester polymer called Tritan, made by Eastman. It offers the same great qualities that we have come to expect from polycarbonate bottles and is 100% BPA-Free. The BPA-Free CamelBak Better Bottle is now shipping to retail stores. The Better Bottle Caps are made of Polypropylene for toughness and sealing performance The Big Biteã¢ Valve is made of Medical-Grade Silicone for long life and taste-free performance
What does the Recycle #7 symbol mean? The number code inside a recycling symbol is a resin identification code, used primarily by those in the waste stream management industry. It is not a measure of safety, but indicates what an item is made from so that recycling plants know how to categorize and recycle it. BPA exists only in polycarbonate #7 bottles, but not in all #7 bottles, despite a great deal of misinformation in the media and public perception. It is possible that a #7 bottle does not contain any BPA at all. Recycling codes 1-6 refer to specific materials, while #7 is a miscellaneous category that simply signifies that a product does not fall into the categories 1-6. #7, or "other" plastics are often made of multiple resins or layers of different types of plastics. These may include microwavable packages, snack bags and industrial plastics. If a product does not have a recycle symbol on it, it is automatically categorized as #7 or other.
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