Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I approve of this product (and its company's policy).
Since I quit doing bike rallies (part of the problem, not the solution) years ago, I've had to actually buy and maintain my water bottles. For years, the ubiquitous Specialized bottle was my primary bottle. A few years ago, I tried (and liked) the Polar Bottle insulated sports bottle. While it didn't really stand up to the Texas heat, it offered some cooling retention (a wet crew sock works better in dry climes... which ain't here), and therefore became my preferred summer-months bottle (I don't care for back-borne water bladders, as they remind me too much of Robert A. Heinlein's 'The Puppet Masters').
The bottle pictured (old style) is about 5 years old. The black rubber nipple recently disintegrated, rendering the otherwise functioning bottle useless. So I called the manufacturer about purchasing a new nipple. Instead, they sent me a new cap, free of charge. For a five year old, discontinued water bottle that cost just $10 new.
I endorse this product and the company that manufactures it.