Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle Water Carrier

4.31/5 (61 Reviews)
MSRP : $11.00


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Product Description

The Polar Bottle 20oz Artist Designs water bottles feature an insulating layer between two walls of plastic, so they keeps liquids cool twice as long as other water bottles. The 20oz Artist Designs Bottles fit standard bike water bottle cages and feature a convenient, removable carrying strap. All Polar Bottle products are BPA-free and Phthalate-free.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2010

Strengths:    Keeps drinks colder than non insulated bottles.

Weaknesses:    TOO HARD to get an adequate drink while riding due to stiffness of the bottle and lousy valve design

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money on this bottle - Camelback Podium Chill bottle is 100 times better, softer plastic squeezes easily, jet valve REALLY works great, and it is also insulated. I've relegated the Polar bottle to gym use and bought a pair of Camelbacks for my bike, now I'm much happier and a lot less thirsty while riding!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Camelback Podium Chill

Bike Setup:   Carbon fiber frame road bike with SRAM Rival components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by G-ran-T-Rider a Cross Country Rider from Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2010

Strengths:    Holds lots of water, keeps water cold, looks good, fits in cage well.

Weaknesses:    A bit hard to suck out of, a bit spendy.

Bottom Line:   
Get this bottle, you won't be disappointed. Keeps water cold, even on the hottest summer days. The insulation works so well that if you put it in the fridge, the water won't get cold unless you open the cap!

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Favorite Trail:   Pinocchio's Furniture

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Bike Gallery

Similar Products Used:   Normal bottles.

Bike Setup:   Fisher x-caliber

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George P. a Weekend Warrior from Miami, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
This is by far the best water bottle on the market today. It is a bit pricey, but it's worth it. It keeps stuff colder for longer than any container i have ever used, and they look great. Everyone should have a polar bottle!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $11.00

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brent1107 a Weekend Warrior from Little Rock, AR, USA

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2008

Bottom Line:   
For sweltering summer heat it is well worth the trade off of having 3 less ounces than a standard bottle due to the insulated wall thickness. Full of ice cubes will stay cold for up to two hours. If you freeze the bottle contents (be sure to leave 1.5" top-gap for expansion--it will chill up to 4.5 hours). I've had trouble with heat exhaustion, so have experimented considerably. In the earlier 80's, used from 1 - 3 layers of tube socks (for differing thaw-time rates)over standard bottles for 100 mile rides: four bottles--two iced, two frozen. Yep, should have invented the Polar instead. Anyone know or concerned about PBA content?

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Favorite Trail:   Ouchita

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Chainwheel


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fernando_mc5 a Cross Country Rider from Goiânia-GO Brazil

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2008

Strengths:    Fantastic Bottle!!!The best on Market!!Very Durable and works great!!!

Weaknesses:    Could be lighter and carry more liquid!!!!

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the products that you won´t change for years!!Very durable, just use it and will last for many rides!People that have dificult to wash, just put in washing machine!

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Favorite Trail:   Laboratório

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Normal bottles


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norm Lincourt from Rochester, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I have had my Polar Bottles since about 1993 and they have been the best investment I ever made in biking/hiking equipment. They are still able to keep my water cold for several hours. The valves slip and don't stay up all the time, but they still work just fine.

I won't use any other kind of bottle! Go bear go! The new bottles look great, but I can't give up my old friends just yet.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Duck22 a Cross Country Rider from Virginia

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2007

Strengths:    Keeps icy drinks icy a lot longer than regular bottles, especially on 90-degree plus days.

Weaknesses:    A little hard to clean, but spray in a little Clorox and swish it around, no problem. Plastic is stiffer than clear bottles, so you need to squeeze harder.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it, use it, get a new one every few years. Small dollars for a good product.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Plain old bottles.

Bike Setup:   Hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by D. Murray a Cross Country Rider from SC

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007

Strengths:    Keeps your favorite beverage cool a lot longer than a plain bottle.

Weaknesses:    The new style 20oz bottle no longer fits on the seat tube carrier on my GF's small frame bikes.

Bottom Line:   
I've been using Polar bottles for years. They do a great job keeping fluids cool. I can usually still have a cool drink after an hour or more into a hot ride. They do a much better job than any plain bottle.

As for cleaning, I've never had a problem. I rinse them out as soon as I get home from a ride. I have forgotten to clean them on occasion and they needed more than a "rinsing". A bottle brush like the one in a Camelbak cleaning kit works great.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   On-line/LBS

Similar Products Used:   Generic LBS bottles

Bike Setup:   '05 Stumpjumper Expert 120 and '07 Tarmac Expert

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2007

Strengths:    Size

Weaknesses:    Nearly impossible to clean the bottom of the inside. Irregular shaped.

Bottom Line:   
Look around for something with a smooth, easy-to-clean interior.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Container Store

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brad Harford a Cross Country Rider from Tucson, AZ

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2007

Strengths:    Keeps water cool longer.

Weaknesses:    A little slow getting liquid out of it.

Bottom Line:   
Filled with ice and topped off with water stays cold with some ice still in it for over an hour in 100 plus degree desert heat. Two hours, still cool. Normal bottle lasts an hour or less. It is worth the extra money for the extra hour of cool water.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Never used an insulated bottle before.

Bike Setup:   Mountain bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dave Wefler a Weekend Warrior from Hobart, IN. USA

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2007

Strengths:    Looks pretty sweet, lots of color choices.
Works pretty decent. Plan to do a experiment to see if it works better than normal water bottles.


Weaknesses:    not a super fast flow of water coming out, squeezing helps a little. PRICE!

Bottom Line:   
Does a good job of keepings things cold. haven't tried hot yet but I heard it works both ways.
I really like this bottle but I spent $11 on it. Would have been nice if they were a little bit cheaper.
Look cool as hell though.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere in the country

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   Hodson's Bay

Similar Products Used:   other water bottles?

Bike Setup:   Specialized Allez triple - stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Racer from Phoenix, Arizona

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Strengths:    Keeps water/sports drink cold for hours. Freeze 1/2 the bottle for 2 hours of riding, or full bottle for 4 hours.
(Based on Az summer of 100+ deg).
Stays "snug" in bottle cage for rough mtb trail riding.


Weaknesses:    valve quits working properly, or breaks over time. ( 1-2 years of frequent use)

Bottom Line:   
Just came out with a "new and improved" version that holds slightly more fluid. Cool "updated styling" also.

http://www.polarbottle.com/whats_new.html

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Similar Products Used:   other generic bottles

Bike Setup:   Mountain and road bikes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian McInturff a Cross Country Rider from Marietta, GA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2006

Strengths:    Keeps ice water colder longer, easy to fill with ice cubes

Weaknesses:    A bit large but that is to be expected with the insulation. Need a dish brush to clean thoroughly.

Bottom Line:   
Fill it with ice and water and it stays cold about an hour in 90 - 95 deg heat. Good for short rides when you don't need much water and don't want to bother with the Camelbak. If you want ice water to stay cold for hours, get a Camelbak Unbottle, wrap it in a towel, and put it in a daypack.

It would be nice to have a Polar Bottle version with a "fuzzy sleeve" for evaporative cooling in dry climates.

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Favorite Trail:   Blanket's Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Uninsulated water bottles

Bike Setup:   Fisher Tass

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pablo a Racer from San Diego, CA USA

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2005

Strengths:    DUAL Purpose!

Weaknesses:    Heavy

Bottom Line:   
HEY- This is a good commuter bottle! Keeps my coffee almost hot during a 30min commute- better than a regular bottle. How does it know to keep hot things hot and cold, cold? Why has no one mentioned this??

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $9.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Various

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dr. Mike a Weekend Warrior from hackensack, nj,usa

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    I bought two of these bottles, one a 24 oz and the other a 20 oz. Neither one keep liquids apreciably cooler than a regular water bottle even upon the addition of ice. The flow through the valve is very slow even if you squeeze the bottle hard and attempt to aspirate harder by sucking

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money on this one

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $9.00

Similar Products Used:   I found the off the rack gatorade bottle to empty more easily and could be reused


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