Keepin’ Cool with Polar Bottle (+ Giveaway)
A year ago Beth did a review of five great water bottles and one of the stand-out bottles for road cyclists was the Polar Bottle. This summer rides in 80-90 temperatures gave us another chance to contrast our regular plastic bottles with the Polar Bottles, observing how quickly the ice melted and the water became tepid in the plastic water bottle. At that rate, I could have made sun tea in the clear plastic water bottle. At the time, I had one Polar bottle which I depended on to stay cold in the first 60-90 minutes of the ride while I finished off the first bottle. It was so refreshing to drink water that was still icy-cold at that point. It’s due to the design of the Polar bottles: it has an insulating layer between two walls of plastic which keeps liquids cool twice as long as regular water bottles
We knew that we liked the way Polar Bottles kept our water cold and how neatly it fit into a standard water bottle cage on the bike, but it was when we stopped by their booth at this summer”s Outdoor Retailer Show that we had a chance to check out the great designs and colors of their bottles. It makes it easy to find one to match your style and look great on your bike. (We bought several!)
Polar Bottle just announced they wanted to make a small tribute as our country recognizes the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this week and so they have designed a bottle with a star-spangled flag graphic. “We are always coming up with new limited edition bottle graphics,” said Judy Amabile, president of Product Architects. “Given the significance of 9/11, we thought our customers would like a patriotic bottle choice right now. And the back-to-school bottles are perfect for fall.” (Judy Amabile, an avid cyclist who lives in Boulder, Colorado, is the owner of Product Architects, Inc. which invented Polar Bottle.)
Polar Bottle is offering a nice give-away to TWO Cycle & Style readers with a pair of Polar Bottles in the 20 oz and 24 oz sizes, one pair of the star-spangled flag graphic and one pair of the great-looking falling leaves design. To enter the Polar Bottle give-away, tell us about your perfect ride to see the best of autumn’s beauty in the comment section below. The TWO winners will be chosen on the last day of summer (Sept. 21) and we’ll send it off to them on the first day of fall (Sept. 22, 2011)!