Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle


The new Chute.75L water bottle is designed for hydration on demand, whether you’re in the backcountry or sitting at your desk. The ergonomic high-flow spout is angled and contoured for efficient, full-on hydration. The leak-proof, tethered cap twists off with just half a turn and conveniently snaps into the handle so it’s out of the way when you’re drinking. We even put the threads for the cap on the inside of the spout so you get a comfortable lip seal. And the one-piece tether is twice as clev

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  1. 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A nice addition to the CamelBak line, but not perfect, February 18, 2014
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    S. Moon
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    Update 2: Upgrading from 3-stars to 4-stars. With a couple of months of use this has become my go-to bottle. It’s not perfect, but it is one of those rare things that grows on you over time.

    The bottle itself appears to be the same as the CamelBak Eddy — just a different cap, so no bite valve or straw. Since I find the straw to add an unpleasant flavor, and the bite valve to be difficult to clean, I was excited to have a CamelBak bottle without these issues.

    The screw-on cap is fine, and the inside threading is nice. Unfortunately the cap is hollow, so there is a gap between the outside and the threaded inside, then inside the threaded inside. I suspect this will be a nightmare to clean should mold ever start to grow up there. Note that the HumanGear CapCap has a similar mouthpiece but doesn’t have the internal threading and is easy to clean.

    The strap on the cap is a bit stiff and a bit short — you need to give a good pull on it to re-cap the bottle, but the cap doesn’t just flop out of the way — you need to hold it or snap it into the holder. Snapping into the holder is nice, but after a few days of using it I find it is still very stiff — for a quick sip you’re not going to bother. Maybe both will loosen up over time.

    The cap itself is attached to a strap that goes through the handle and then is attached under the main threads of the bottle. So if you unscrew the lid it stays attached to the bottle. This is a nice feature, but the cap is heavier than the bottle, so when the cap is off the bottle naturally falls over — unless you hold it or have some ice or liquid in it. The CapCap doesn’t _have_ to be attached to the bottle (it can be if you want), and the Nalgene OTF doesn’t have the strap.

    UPDATE: If the small cap is screwed into the large cap, the cap assembly sort of hinges up on the strap and the bottle will stand upright. I’m sure it would topple with some light shaking, but it is stable enough to put on a counter and fill without having to hold the bottle with the other hand.

    The handle is a bit wider than the Eddy bottle cap. My fingers are too thick to fit more than one in the eddy, and in this bottle I could fit 1 and a half — most people would probably get two in comfortably.

    The primary competition for this bottle would be the Nalgene OTF, which (in my opinion) overall is a better design. I really wanted to like this bottle more, but I prefer the Nalgene OTF cap (which fits fine on the CamelBak bottles) or the HumanGear CapCap. Both of those are also more comfortable to hook onto a finger while carrying a laptop to a meeting.

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  2. Nunya "Beeswax" says
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Get a Nalgene instead, July 12, 2014
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    This review is from: Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle (Sports)
    Its a BPA free water bottle, so that’s good.

    The cap is unimpressive so far for me. The half turn thing is fine, but the cap doesn’t stow smoothly, and once stowed bumps on my nose when trying to drink, especially when the bottle is 1/2 empty. Water flow is fine. Lack of grooves for cap is advertised as a positive, and it’s fine, but Nalgene grooves are towards its base, making it functionally equivalent. Plus this is made in China, vs. Nalgene bottle, which is made in USA and cheaper.

    Pros: holds water. cap is nice enough. stow function may be good someday if it gets softened up/worn in over time. BPA free.

    Cons: Clumsy stow mechanism. Bumps nose when drinking. Slightly more expensive than Nalgene, function not appreciably better. Made in China vs. made in US for Nalgene.

    Bottom line for me, would have gotten a Nalgene if I had to do over.

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  3. 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Highly Recommend!, February 16, 2014
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    Pinay23

    If you’re a person who does not like to suck and sip on a straw for your beverage, i highly recommend this model of camelbak. I also dont like those sports and fancy caps on the newer models of drinking bottles that easily breaks in a single drop. I just want a simple drinking bottle that feels like your’re drinking from a glass. Its easy to clean and does not leak at all. The only drawback (thats why only 4 stars) is that the cap does not fit into the groove its supposed to go, unless you squeeze on the cap really hard. But i found out that i can just pull back on the plastic tether that holds the cap and it gets it out of the way when drinking. The bottle is not too wide so its not awkward to hold in my small hands. Overall I’m very satisfied with the chute model and will buy another to rotate with the one i already have.

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