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Water Bottles(4 posts)

Water BottlesChrisVedral
Sep 15, 2001 4:41 PM
HEy i need some new bottles and im thinking of trying the polar bottles or the maxchill. Do they really keep the liquids cold for a while? and which one is better?
re: Water BottlesElefantino
Sep 15, 2001 5:25 PM
MaxChill is a dirt magnet which, at least in humid climes, turns the outer casing to mud. I hate them and so does everyone else I know. Stay away from them for cycling, particularly if you're headed off-road.
I have a Polar, plus about two dozen of regular bottles in various states of newness and oldness that I have picked up, free, over the years from various rides and races. I am decidedly cheap, and to me there's no difference between any of the non-insulated bottles. None of them last more than a couple of years' worth of daily use, anyway.
I freeze my liquid (usually Gatorade) at night, and regardless of the bottle it's cool during the next day's ride. The cheapie bottles thaw first, and the Polar stays frozen for the second half of the ride. Then I have a small ice chest with more in my car.
Yes, Polar Bottles workbianchi boy
Sep 15, 2001 5:36 PM
I've got a couple of PBs, and they work great. I fill mine about half full with ice and then top off with water. The water will stay cold or at least cool for about 90 minutes. I haven't heard maxchill, but I've heard the same complaints about them that elefant mentioned.
Yes, Polar Bottles work -- Dido, freeze 'em & ride nmjagiger
Sep 15, 2001 9:00 PM