|Rating:||8.8 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.7 / 2|
|Ease of Use||1.8 / 2|
|Weight||1.7 / 2|
|Durability||1.8 / 2|
|Size||1.8 / 2|
We own a number of water bottles but rarely use them for hiking limiting their use to short day hikes and gym and general use. There are literally dozens of readily available brands and models available on the market so deciding which one to use is very much a personal choice.
Even though we own several water bottles between us we received two bonus Camelbak Eddy+ .75 litre water bottles as part of a large gear rekit. We didn’t think we needed them but we are glad we have them. First up, these are a narrow profile water bottle that is also slightly taller than other water bottles. In all honesty I didn’t think about this until I used the bottle. While I can reach a water bottle located in the side pockets of my pack, I have a lack of flexibility and I can’t get the broader shorter 1 litre bottles back in without taking off my pack. The thinner, taller bottles are much easier to restow.
The thing I really like about this bottle is the internal straw that is attached to the bottle lid. This allows you to drink without tipping the bottle which means there is less likelihood of pouring water on yourself and if you are driving, it means you don’t take your eyes off the road. The bite valve is comfortable to use and when not in use, folds flat. This water bottle is also now available in a range of colours to suit your stylistic needs.
There are a couple of negatives with this bottle and the first is something that will impact on anyone driving up a decent-sized mountain. We learnt early on that if the bottle is full and we drive up a tall mountain, the pressure builds up in the bottle and when you open it to drink, it will dribble out. So long as you keep this in mind and make sure the bottle isn’t full you want have an issue.
The other negative is that we both use these bottles on a daily basis and we do get a bit of mould build up in the bottle so we have to pull everything apart and clean them thoroughly every 10 days or so. Most of the bottle will clean up well in the dishwasher but you will need to dismantle and clean the bite valve manually.
While there are cheaper bottles available on the market, it’s hard to go past this option for almost any hike. In fact we have love these so much we now own two each!
This is a great bottle for general daily use as well as for hiking
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AUD $29.99 RRP
Eddy+ .75 Litre Water Bottle, green colour
Camelbak Eddy+ .75 liter Water Bottle showing the cap, drinking spout and internal ‘straw’
Top view showing the bite valve folded away
Bite valve unfolded ready to use
This review was done with product purchased by the Australian Hiker from a retail store