Outdoor gear: Big Chill water bottle

Big Chill water bottle

THE SITUATION: Finding a dependable water bottle is trickier than it seems. It has to stay cool, not leak and be easy to sip from without much effort.

A SOLUTION: CamelBak’s Podium Big Chill 25-ounce water bottle meets those criteria with top-notch insulation, a special spill-proof drinking valve and a body that’s easy to grip with one hand.

The double-wall insulation helps keep water cooler than single-wall bottles and can also retain heat when you want it. Completely BPA- and BPS-free, it’s made from a polypropylene material that won’t impart any plastic taste.

THE DETAILS: The Podium Big Chill has a wide-mouth opening that provides good water flow for those really thirsty moments while also allowing you to add ice easily. It has a self-sealing nozzle that reduces the likelihood of spills and is easy to remove for cleaning. A positive lockout on the nozzle secures with just a few clicks to eliminate any leaks on-the-go, even during the most intense excursions.

The dimensions are 10.75 by 3 inches; weight without liquid is 5.6 ounces. It is available in multiple colors.

PRICE: $15.

AVAILABILITY: To purchase or find a list of retailers, visit camelback.com.