MaxChill Water Bottle '02 Water Bottles/Cages

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[Aug 13, 2006]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Does keep contents cooler.

Weakness:

HEAVY and messy

With the summer heat, I thought it would be nice. Although, it does keep the contents cooler for a while....it is heavy....messy getting in and out of cage

Similar Products Used:

Polar bottle

[Oct 11, 2002]
Colnago21
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None, though the purple shell looks nice.

Weakness:

Expensive. Simply does not work. To add insult to injury, you get your bike all wet and dirty. Also, the wet shell adds considerable weight to your bike.

The theory behind this product is that its specialized shell, when wet, slows the rate of evaporation and keeps the bottle cooler, for hours. How? The water trapped in the shell is thought to evaporate first, keeping more heat away from the bottle. Unfortunately, the wet shell is better at promoting rusting of cage bolts and attracting dirt than at keeping your bottle cool. After a 30-minute rides under conditions ranging from cool mornings to hot summer afternoons, I found this bottle to be no better than any run-of-the-mill bottle. It actually might be worse.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized wide mouth bottles, without any shells, worked as well or better. Polar insulated bottles worked great as long as you keep them in the freezer for a few hours before filling them (the manu

[Aug 20, 2002]
Dale Garrison
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

COOLS water. I've "re-wet" the liner and tasted the water a few minutes later and can tell the difference. Unbelievable. Until they event a 1-oz.refridgerator this is the best bottle you can have in hot weather.

Weakness:

It isn't cheap. Some people don't like a wet covering on a bottle. In some climates it could collect dust. I think the ability

I like long (50-100 mle) rides, even in our hot, humid Midwest summer. Even on sagged rides, you usually have bottles of hot water after a mile or two. This product is a miracle. It works better than anything I've ever tried.

Similar Products Used:

"isulated" bottles; can't remember the brand.

[Jul 28, 2002]
Rick70
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

none

Weakness:

must stay wet, heavy when wet, dries quickly, does not work

These suck. If your looking for an insulated bottle, stick with Polar. It works better and its cheaper.

Similar Products Used:

Polar bottles

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