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Podium® Big Chill 25oz

100% BPA-Free, so you can be worry-free.Insulated bottles keep liquids cool on a hot day or warm on a cold day.Sip or squirt with ease. Innovative self-sealing nozzle eliminates spills and splatters.

Large capacity insulated bottle for longer cycling or outdoor adventures.

CamelBak is the official hydration sponsor for the pro cycling team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda. The team uses Podium bottles in training and during races.
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    CarbonRacing RedImola Blue
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Double-wall construction keeps water cold twice as long as regular sport bottles

Large 25 oz (750ml) water capacity

Innovative, self-sealing Jet Valve™ eliminates splatters and spills.

Lightweight, easy-squeeze bottle delivers the right flow to quench your thirst

100% BPA-Free TruTaste™ polypropylene with HydroGuard™ lets you taste your water, not your bottle.

Positive lockout for leakproof transport

Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean

Also keeps warm beverages warm during cool weather rides

Dishwasher Safe: All parts are top-rack dishwasher safe

CamelBak® Got Your Bak™ Guarantee: If we built it, we'll Bak it™ with our lifetime guarantee.

  • Hydration Capacity: 25 oz / 750 ml
  • Total Weight (Pack and Reservoir): 3 oz
  • Always: 100% BPA-Free
  • Warranty: Got Your Bak™ Lifetime Guarantee
  • Bottle Material: BPA-Free TruTaste™ Polypropylene
  • Cap Material: BPA-Free TruTaste™ Polypropylene
  • Bite Valve Material: The Jet Valve™ is made from medical grade, self-sealing silicone
  • Country of Origin: China

CLEANING THE PODIUM® BIG CHILL BOTTLE
The Podium® Big Chill Bottle is dishwasher-safe and easy to clean. Remove the cap assembly, making sure the Jet Valve™ lockout is open, and place it with the bottle on the top rack of your dishwasher. For best results, we recommend avoiding high-heat settings such as 'sanitary clean' or 'heat boost' which may distort plastic components. We don’t recommend forcing a brush or other cleaning tool through the Jet Valve cross-slit (i.e. where you drink).

Please note that the Podium caps are primarily composed of two components: the Jet Valve™ and the silicone nozzle. To wash the cap by hand, pull off the silicone nozzle and wipe cap with a soapy sponge. Rinse thoroughly and snap the nozzle back on. Do not disassemble small parts of the cap Jet Valve. Disassembly of the plastic cap could lead to leaks or product malfunction.

FAQ

I’m used to the CamelBak bite valve, where’s the bite valve on this bottle?
The Podium® Bottle and Podium® Chill are designed specifically for cycling, offering optimum, hassle-free hydration via an innovative feature called the CamelBak® Jet Valve™. Made from medical-grade silicone and designed to flow automatically when you squeeze the bottle, the Jet Valve vents pressure and seals shut automatically when you’re done. It’s simple—no biting involved. So say goodbye to yanking your old pop-top bottle open with your teeth and bashing it shut on your hip, as well as bothersome drips and leaks.

OK, I get the Jet Valve™, but do I still need to suck on the nozzle to drink?
It’s your choice. You can either put the nozzle between your lips, or just open your mouth and squirt. The Jet Valve™ opens automatically when you squeeze, then shuts automatically to prevent drips. Since there’s no pop-top valve to shut off, you can guide the nozzle into helmet vents easily without accidentally shutting off the valve.

Explain the lockout valve under the nozzle. Do I need to shut this off every time I drink?
No. The Jet Valve™ keeps your bottle sealed and drip-free during use. The rotary valve under the nozzle on the cap is actually a secondary lock-out. We recommend using the lock-out exclusively for storage, i.e. if you’re storing the bottle in a bike bag or trunk. Leave it open during rides or for easy access when you’re drinking from the bottle. You can also lock out your backup bottle on the bike to prevent any unexpected squirts from potholes or other big hits.

How does the Podium® Chill Bottle insulation work?
The Podium® Chill features a unique, low-profile double-wall construction with a layer of airtight, insulating foam. Compared to other insulated bike bottles that can be stiff or bulky (or both), the Chill bottle is lightweight, easy to squeeze, and fits a lot of water volume into a small space. That’s why we call it, “Cool without Compromise.”

Can I put sports drinks in the Podium® Bottle or Podium® Chill Bottle?
Absolutely. However, make sure to clean the bottle thoroughly after each use.

Can I use carbonated beverages?
Yes. The Jet Valve™ automatically vents pressure so that “fizz” will not cause pressure buildup. Please note, if the lockout is shut off, there will be pressure buildup, which isn’t dangerous, but could lead to unexpected spray when opened.

Can I put hot liquids in it? 
Warm beverages are OK in the Podium® provided they're not hot enough to burn your mouth. Extra-hot or boiling water can distort the plastic in the bottle but warm tea is a nice treat for a cold ride.

Is the bottle microwave-safe?
We don’t recommend heating the bottle in a microwave since contents can heat unevenly. We only recommend putting warm liquids in the Podium® and Podium® Chill Bottles.

Can I freeze the bottle?
You can freeze the bottle, but before you do, make sure that the bottle is only partially full. We recommend only 3/4 full to allow for expansion of the water as it freezes to ice. Place the bottle in the freezer right side up. Remember: you won’t be able to drink until components have thawed.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz
 
3.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cycling (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for Biking ~ 4.5 out of 5 stars

      As an avid bicyclist a good water bottle is a must have, especially for long trail rides. Thanks to Camelbak, I had the opportunity to try out their Big Chill insulated bottle. I've...Read complete review

      As an avid bicyclist a good water bottle is a must have, especially for long trail rides. Thanks to Camelbak, I had the opportunity to try out their Big Chill insulated bottle. I've used and tested it for 2 weeks now and my overall first impressions are that it's a great bottle for anyone on the go. Able to hold 25 ounces of cool liquid, its rather compact, so it fits nicely into the bottle cage on my large frame 26 inch bike. Just to be sure, if you are planning to use this on your bicycle, if you have a smaller frame bicycle or a ladies bike, you may want to measure first to ensure that the bottle will fit.
      Now on to construction and materials, made from a lightweight BPA free plastic with insulation and a spillproof Jet Valve, it is very easy to quench your thirst without the hassle of having to stop your bike, pull off the cap, pull up the stopper, taking time off of your ride. Having used other bottles, I can say that this bottle is the easiest to use. It is relatively easy to squeeze and the Jet Valve provides a nice burst of water. Since it is insulated, the water stays cool and refreshing for hours. The only downside is, as with most plastic bottles, is that it scratches easily when pulling it in and out of the bottle cage. If you are not using it for cycling, or don't plan on placing it in some sort of holder, scuffing most likely will not be a problem.
      All in all the Camelbak Podium BigChill is a great bottle. I wouldn't hesititate to recommend it to those with active lifestyles or just someone searching for a nice, insulated bottle. Added bonus: The lifetime warranty on the cap means you never have to worry about leaks or breakage.

      4.5 out of 5 stars
      * Disclosure: I received a complimentary bottle from the company. I was not required to write a postive review.*

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Big, cold, but leaks

      I've got 2 of these bottles - for rides under 30mi I'll take one, over 30 I'll take both. In my experience, they hold water cold for hours, but ice melts in about...Read complete review

      I've got 2 of these bottles - for rides under 30mi I'll take one, over 30 I'll take both. In my experience, they hold water cold for hours, but ice melts in about an hour. Probably depends on temperature of water you first put in the bottle.

      My gripe that brought me here today looking for a fix: from the moment I bought these bottles (months apart at separate stores) they leak. I can tighten the top on really tight, then they leak less, but they still leak. When I'm on the bike, I don't mind too much, but before/after rides if I go to take a swig, I've got a mess to clean up in the house.

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      2.0

      Disappointing

      By Gav the Pav

      from East Anglia, UK

      Pros

      • Keeps water cool

      Cons

      • Nozzle Tastes Horrible
      • Water Leaks From Cap

      Best Uses

      • Soaking Your T-shirt

      Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

      I had high hopes for this bottle following reviews and personal experience of an Eddy bottle. You can only squirt water into your mouth, sometimes choking when it hits the back of your throat, nozzle tastes horrible. As I use it at night to remain hydrated, I ended up with a soaked PJ top - not funny, on the other hand it does keep water cool which you can then squirt into a glass at arms length, for that reason and the expense I shall keep it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No issues, no leak

      By Destado1

      from Englewood, FL

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Manage
      • Keeps liquid cold
      • No leaks

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Road bike

      Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

      I have had 2 of these, ordered from Camelbak, for about 3 weeks now. I was hesitant at first due to reviews about leaks, but figured, what the heck. $28 for two bottles I took my chances. I have used both bottles, and there is not a leak one, either at the mouth piece or the lid. I wouldn't trade them for anything

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good but needs few improvements

      By Surya Chataut

      from Fremont, CA

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

            * Love the jet valve that lets you sip or squirt at will
            * Water stay cool for good duration
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            * Yes if you do not tighten it properly it will leak
            * My BIGGEST complain - when I am riding bike the drinking tip gets all dusty and muddy. I try to wrap a plastic around it but then it makes drinking while on the go impossible. If "Camelbak" is really listening please come up with a replacement cap that has a cover on top. For this reason I have stopped using Camelbak bottle and started using a different one with a lid cover.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for Biking ~ 4.5 out of 5 stars

            By CovetteGuy1990

            from PA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy Fit On Bike Frame
            • Easy to use
            • Keeps water cool
            • Lightweight
            • scratches easily
            • Scuffs

            Cons

            • Scuffs easily

            Best Uses

            • Biking
            • Everyday
            • Hiking

            Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

            As an avid bicyclist a good water bottle is a must have, especially for long trail rides. Thanks to Camelbak, I had the opportunity to try out their Big Chill insulated bottle. I've used and tested it for 2 weeks now and my overall first impressions are that it's a great bottle for anyone on the go. Able to hold 25 ounces of cool liquid, its rather compact, so it fits nicely into the bottle cage on my large frame 26 inch bike. Just to be sure, if you are planning to use this on your bicycle, if you have a smaller frame bicycle or a ladies bike, you may want to measure first to ensure that the bottle will fit.
            Now on to construction and materials, made from a lightweight BPA free plastic with insulation and a spillproof Jet Valve, it is very easy to quench your thirst without the hassle of having to stop your bike, pull off the cap, pull up the stopper, taking time off of your ride. Having used other bottles, I can say that this bottle is the easiest to use. It is relatively easy to squeeze and the Jet Valve provides a nice burst of water. Since it is insulated, the water stays cool and refreshing for hours. The only downside is, as with most plastic bottles, is that it scratches easily when pulling it in and out of the bottle cage. If you are not using it for cycling, or don't plan on placing it in some sort of holder, scuffing most likely will not be a problem.
            All in all the Camelbak Podium BigChill is a great bottle. I wouldn't hesititate to recommend it to those with active lifestyles or just someone searching for a nice, insulated bottle. Added bonus: The lifetime warranty on the cap means you never have to worry about leaks or breakage.

            4.5 out of 5 stars
            * Disclosure: I received a complimentary bottle from the company. I was not required to write a postive review.*

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            They leak constantly!

            By Bammo

            from Western Australia

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                  Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

                  I've got two and they both leak from the lid. I've tried the various methods mentioned on forums but to no avail. One of them can be tightened using gorilla hands and is (mostly) leak-free. The other leaks (actually, gushes) water down my shirt every darned time no matter how carefully it is closed.

                  Given the large number of people complaining about this you would think Camelback would do something about it, surely? Hasn't really inspired me to go out and buy a 3rd product from them I have to say...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  25oz Chiller = Leaker

                  By Bob the Biker

                  from Lou KY

                  Verified Reviewer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

                        I love the larger size, I bought 2 of these & they both LEAK around the lid. I even tried some lids for other Camelbak bottles, they still leak. I use electrolytes in my drinks, the salt is not good for my bike cables. I have 4 of the smaller 21oz bottles, they are just great.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome bottle, never leaks!

                        By Cyclist hiker

                        from Small Town, Colorado

                        Pros

                        • Does not leak
                        • Keeps drinks cold
                        • Valve Works Great

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Cycling
                        • traveling

                        Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

                        I use these bottles for everything, cycling, hiking, trips in the car, plane, etc. The seal is not quite as good as a fully flat screw top hard plastic bottle, but it seals much better than an ordinary sport bottle. I would not put it inside a down sleeping bag, but I think nothing about putting one inside my day pack.
                        My go-to bottle. I am surprised people have had trouble with leaking - that is the best part of these bottles: they don't leak.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Big, cold, but leaks

                        By John K

                        from San Francisco, CA

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Big Bottle For Longer Rid

                        Cons

                        • Leaks At Lid Joint

                        Best Uses

                        • Cycling

                        Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

                        I've got 2 of these bottles - for rides under 30mi I'll take one, over 30 I'll take both. In my experience, they hold water cold for hours, but ice melts in about an hour. Probably depends on temperature of water you first put in the bottle.

                        My gripe that brought me here today looking for a fix: from the moment I bought these bottles (months apart at separate stores) they leak. I can tighten the top on really tight, then they leak less, but they still leak. When I'm on the bike, I don't mind too much, but before/after rides if I go to take a swig, I've got a mess to clean up in the house.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        leaks like crazy!!!

                        By Kim T

                        from Texas

                        Verified Reviewer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

                              SO DISAPPOINTED! Purchased this bottle while traveling for work, got back home and put water in it.... The bottle leaks like crazy out the sides of the lid (where the bottom of the lid meets the cup). The first time I tried squeezing water into my mouth, it got all over my shirt! Like I said, I purchased this bottle in another state while I was traveling for work, so I don't know how on earth I'd go about returning it. I honestly don't even think I kept the receipt. But man, what a disappointment! :-(

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Fairly good water bottle

                              By David

                              from New York, NY

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Nozzle
                              • Size

                              Cons

                              • Insulation

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use

                              Comments about CamelBak Podium® Big Chill 25oz:

                              The product is very good but doesn't keep water cold quite as long as I had expected, more than a normal bottle, but nothing too amazing. Overall good bottle though

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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