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Review: Camelbak water bottle

Written by Fiona

September 28 2020

My occasional guest reviewer, Seth, has written a review of a Camelbak water bottle.

He writes: As a family, we have taken these Camelbak bottles around the world over the past years and have tried multiple styles and models. Here is what we thought of some of their bottle line.

Camelbak CHUTE MAG 25oz (.75L) bottle


  • Magnet top 
  • Leak-proof 
  • Easy carry handle
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA, BPS, and BPF-free
  • 13 different colours
  • Prices from around £14. See Amazon.
  • Camelbak.

What’s good about the Camelbak Chute Mag bottle?

The best thing about this bottle is the magnetic cap. It keeps the top from hitting you in the face, and it keeps you from losing it. This is a win-win idea!

The nozzle on the Chute is the perfect size for drinking. It isn’t a huge opening where you have to worry about sloshing it all over your face, but it also isn’t difficult to get the fluids out.

I like that it is dishwasher safe, so it can be thoroughly cleaned.

After using it for nearly a year, I have found the handle to be great. Big enough to hold on to and great for clipping to something else.

The general construction of the whole bottle is durable. There have been no issues after taking it on multiple international trips and family adventures.

Since both the lid and the top are able to be tightened down for no leaking, it does relieve the mind when your toddler is attempting to do his best to cause havoc.

What’s not so good about the Camelbak Chute Mag bottle?

For me, the .75L size is a bit too big. I would definitely recommend getting the .6L size if you want to fit it into the side pockets of backpacks.

It is nice that there is no straw or bite valve, but that does mean you have to screw the top on all the time.

That is petty, I know, but if you are doing time on the treadmill or bike, get one of Camelbak’s Peak bottles.


  • Great bottle.
  • Sturdy Construction.
  • The magnetic cap is gold.

On test: Camelbak EDDY®+ Kids .4L bottle


  • Bite valve and straw
  • Leak-proof
  • Comfortable carry handle
  • Odour and stain resistant
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA, BPS, and BPF-free
  • Many different colours and designs.
  • Buy for around £12. see Amazon.

What’s good about Camelbak EDDY®+ Kids .4L bottle?

These are great bottles for kids. We have not found any better water bottles.

I can’t remember when we purchased our first Eddy bottle for our daughter, but she has been carrying it around since she could first walk. Now that we have three children, we have more Eddy bottles in our home. 

We get them because we can clean them easily. They are easy to hold on to for the kids. We can clip them to their backpacks. They are durable (see below).

What’s not so good about Camelbak EDDY®+ Kids .4L bottle?

We want the older model back. The bottle plastic was so much more durable and some of our bottles we’ve had for years.

Whereas, when we purchased a newer Eddy model this spring, it broke in the first month. We took it back and got a replacement, and that has held up better. 

On the newer models, we have found that the bite valve is not nearly as durable and cracks easily.

Also, make sure you unscrew the cap after taking it off. Please, for the sake of the slightly damp gentleman behind you, unscrew the cap!

Conclusion: The Eddy bottles are our go-to bottles for the kids. We aren’t going to change that. However, we loved the earlier versions better. Please go back, Camelbak.

  • Thanks to Seth G for the great review.
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