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Podium® Bottle 21oz

100% BPA-Free, so you can be worry-free.Sip or squirt with ease. Innovative self-sealing nozzle eliminates spills and splatters.

The CamelBak® Podium® Bottle incorporates Jet Valve™, a revolutionary self-sealing valve into a taste-free bottle with a high flow rate.

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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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

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

  • Hydration Capacity: 21 oz / 610 ml
  • Total Weight (Pack and Reservoir): 2.5 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

The Podium® 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 JetValve. Disassembly of the plastic cap could lead to leaks or product malfunction.


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.


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  • Great idea in theory


  • Hard to squeeze
  • Leaks

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    I've had this water bottle for about 24 hours, I bought it because I had used a friend's on a hike once and liked the squeeze mechanism (my hands are wimpy, so I need to squeeze with both of them).

    I put the bottle into my gym bag this morning (full of water, with the cap tightened way down, and in the locked position). By the time I got to the gym, about half the water had escaped the bottle and ended up all over my clothes.

    So, like your tray table, I'd recommend leaving this in the upright and locked position (so, only useful when you're actually on your bike and the bottle is in its holder).

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    This is a great bottle! ...

    By Chris W

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    This is a great bottle! The lack of splatter and leaking onto the frame is worth it alone. My mountain bike and gear bag have never been cleaner. Oh yea, it also functions like a champ. NO complaints here!


    Great bottle but it ...

    By Luby

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    Great bottle but it should come in more colors. We are five at home and each of us has two or three bottles. We keep figthing. Also the lids should somehow be color coded to match the bottles color. Otherwise a great bottle.


    This is by far my ...

    By Emily

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    This is by far my favorite water bottle! You will not regret it!


    Owned one of these for ...

    By Jamie

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    Owned one of these for over a year now and by far the best drink bottle I have ever owned!


    This cup is awsome it's ...

    By Hannahm578

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    This cup is awsome it's so fun to drink out of it makes me want to drink water 24/7


    great bottle could be ...

    By DANNY

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    great bottle could be bigger. always open always shut meaning that you have to squeeze the botttle for water tomcome out. i also locks but i never use it. I ride my bike to and from everyday to work. BUYT IT!


    This frickin ...

    By Jordan

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    This frickin rocks!!!!!!!!!!! X_X


    Ohh yeah

    By Tristan

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    Comments about CamelBak Podium® Bottle 21oz:

    Ohh yeah

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