I live in SW Florida and summer has arrived with a vengeance. I tried the Ice version to see if my drinks would stay colder longer. The answer is Yes. I have since given away some of my other bottles and am using these exclusively.
No advantage over the Podium Chill. Bottle is also stiffer than the Chill. Save some money and buy the Podium Chill instead.
Use this bottle on 50 mile rides, keep the beverage cold. At times, after the 3 hour ride there is still a little ice in the bottle. I filled the bottle with ice to the top, and add the beverage, nice having a cold drink while riding.
Podium Ice bottles are my go to bottles for hot summer rides. I've made it over 3 hours with ice still in these bottles. Can't beat them.
I have had and liked the Camelbak Podium Ice water bottles prior to this one. It still keeps the water cool on warm days, but it took me a few times using it to figure out why this newer version of the bottle wasn't as easy to drink from as the older version - the nipple on the bottle is much shorter than the older version, therefore I end up with the twist wings (don't know what else to call then) between my lips. The water just doesn't flow like the older version and drinking from the bottle is not that comfortable. Camelbak needs to go back to the previous length for the nipple.
This bottle does keep liquid cold a lot longer than a regular bottle, 4 times, not so sure. I wish bottle held a little more than 21 oz.
The podium bottle fits well in my bottle cages and keeps my drinks cooler than most other bottles longer.