Years ago, I tested the first incarnation of the CamelBak Podium bottle along with the ChillJacket insulated version (which was later updated to the “Ice” version.)

They took some getting used to, but I could tell CamelBak was on to something. And I think that ‘something’ is the newly released, re-engineered Podium Ice bottle.

Check out the video and press release, and stay tuned for my review once I get my hands on one!

The revolutionary Podium® Ice returns to the CamelBak® Podium lineup after a three-year development project to reinvent the best-in-class insulated bottle. Constructed with aerogel insulation, Podium Ice keeps water cold four times longer than standard sport bottles, now features a higher flow rate and is easier to squeeze and clean.

Since the line launched in 2009, amateur and professional athletes, including the Garmin-Sharp professional cycling team, continue to prefer Podium bottles for training and racing. Reengineered for 2014, Podium Ice holds 21 ounces of fluid and is made from BPA-free TruTaste™ polypropylene. Protected by HydroGuard™, the taste-free bottle inhibits the growth of bacteria that can cause odors, discoloration and deterioration.

Like all Podium bottles, Podium Ice features CamelBak’s proprietary Jet Valve™ technology. The recently redesigned, self-sealing Jet Valve nozzle has a larger diameter to deliver a higher flow rate and is removable to make cleaning easier. Greater bottle wall flexibility increases the flow rate and reduces the amount of pressure needed to activate the Jet Valve, while a larger lock-out toggle allows athletes to easily close the nozzle for leak-proof transport.

“Research shows that cold beverages positively impact athletic performance in hot and humid conditions, so we wanted to offer a sport bottle that keeps liquids cold for an extended amount of time,” said Jon Austen, Senior Director of Product Management at CamelBak. “Our Podium Ice bottle had a large fan base from its launch in 2010, and we’re excited to bring back an even more technically advanced product.”

Podium Ice is lightweight, fits in most bicycle cages and features a velocity design with smooth lines for an ergonomic grip. Dishwasher-safe and covered by the CamelBak Got Your Bak™ Lifetime Guarantee, Podium Ice is available in three colors: Silver, Crimson and Electric Blue; MSRP $25.

*Bolded sections are what has me most excited!

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