Clean Bottle Review
Water bottles are all the craze these days. Each and every company puts a different spin on delivering water to you via the following features: BPA free, stainless steel, extra cool, seal proof lid, carbonation safe, and the list goes on and on. Clean Bottle puts an entirely different spin to your typical bike bottle by touting that they are 100% leak proof despite having your typical screw off top, while also having a screw off bottom. The screw off bottom is designed to allow you to truly clean every nook and cranny of the water bottle, thus eliminating the nasty gunk that tends to build up in plastic bottles.
We are all about trying new things and were excited to see how a bottle with two points for potential leaking would perform over time. After 2-3 months of serious use on the bike, in a backpack on a hike, or simply around town, we have yet to have any top or bottom leaking. I like to use various powder mixes for energy or recovery drinks and have found the Clean Bottle a great go to bottle because I know that once I am done with my orange flavored beverage, I can throw the bottle in the dishwasher and don’t have to wait for the bottle to lose that orange taste in the next couple of days, which I normally do with my old plain plastic bottles. The top, bottom, and body of the bottle are top rack dishwasher safe and I have yet to encounter any melting or loss of seal.
Clean Bottle is made of a stiffer plastic which may be great for the longevity of the bottle, but it also makes drinking from the bottle a tad harder. To get the flow of fluid going you have to put a little more squeeze into it with your hand. This wasn’t a major deal breaker for us, but at the end of a super long ride I may beg to differ. The Clean Bottle is also a tad smaller, holding 22 ounces and not your typical 24 ounces. Once again, not a deal breaker. The bottle fits easily into every backpack side stash we tried and all the bike cages we have on our bikes as well.
As a bonus, Clean Bottle donates 10% of their profits to cycling and eco friendly organizations, which is pretty cool. With an MSRP of 9.95 and a special deal if you buy 4, Clean Bottle may be a nice change from the freebie water bottles we all have from various races!