This bottle is HUGE, its much more coinvent to be able to carry the volume of 3 normal bottles in 2, this is especially helpful on 3 hour rides where normally I'd have to refuel at a gas station. My only complaint is that the material is very thin and deforms/scratches easily.
I used to be a Camelback Podium fanboy, but I missed having a larger bottle. I saw a thread on TrainerRoad talking about 1L bottles and the Elite Fly got high marks. I bought two and I really like them. Not too firm, not too soft. The bite valve works and has the right amount of resistance, that keeps it open while drinking and doesn't fall back mid drink. it doesn't look clunky. Yeah, the labeling gets scratched up pretty easy but that doesn't really matter. I just find it curious that it's 950 ml, not a full 1L, but close enough.
It is lightweight, but who cares when it has 2.5 pounds worth of water in it. When the spout is closed, and the bottle is turned upside down and squeezed, there is no leaking at all. Interestingly, when the spout is open for drinking it leaks quite a bit unless the bottle is squeezed very lightly. For me, the additional volume is worth the leakage. I thought it might be loose in my standard aluminum bottle cages, but I haven't had any problems on bumpy roads during the two months (~150 miles/wk) I've been using them. The thinness of the bottle walls may cause them to wear through more quickly than other bottles, but I haven't noticed any wearing so far.
Allows you to carry almost three small bottles of water in one cage. Soft plastic makes it easy to drink out. It is a little hard to fit in your frame and weights your bike down.
Stick to Camelbak or another brand the lid has to be in so tight it strips bottle. When you try to use water will come out lid and soak you. Wanted a bigger size but I suggest looking elsewhere
With the pandemic, I am very hesitant to go in to convenience stores for fluids on long weekend rides. So, I needed bottles with more capacity and these did the job. Two of these plus a juice in a jersey pocket put me well over a liter of fluids. The material is very soft/squishy so you may want to take that into consideration if you have certain bottle cages that don't fit tightly around bottle. These are absolutely perfect. Get them if you're going long and worry about the safety of stops.
Large capacity (critical in AZ), light weight, aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, does not affect taste of water, even after water sits in it for several days!
Holds a ton of water. Very light (when empty, of course). Flows a lot of water. Only downside is that the shiny exterior quickly picks up micro-scratches.
Itï¿½s nice to be able to carry large capacity of water, but the bottles are really thin and will have to get new after using them for few weekends of rides.