Bottle Material: BPA-Free Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester. Tritan makes the eddy™ clear, vibrant, durable, dishwasher safe and 100% BPA-Free.
CLEANING THE EDDY
The bottle, bite valve, straw and lid can be cleaned in the top rack of the dishwasher or by hand with warm, soapy water. Pull off the bite valve and straw from the cap. If you like to use a bottle brush, we don’t recommend forcing a brush through the Bite Valve slit. If you have the brush kit, run the small brush through the straw.
For a deeper cleaning, add a drop of mild soap or tablespoon of bleach to a clean glass jar filled with water. Drop the bite valve, straw and cap into the solution, and tightly close the jar’s lid. Shake the mixture around for 30 seconds, and then let the parts soak for about 15 minutes. Rinse and shake dry.
To re-assemble the lid:
Flip the stem collar (the component the bite valve attached to originally) to the open position. Orient the bite valve so the finger tab points towards the front of the cap. Push the bite valve firmly onto the stem collar.
Press the straw back into place on the bottom of the lid. Ensure the straw covers the notches completely.
What is BPA?
Bisphenol-A is an ingredient used to make polycarbonate. In recent years, there has been increasing consumer demand for a bottle that is not made with Bisphenol-A (BPA), and CamelBak® is proud to offer BPA-free bottles with the same great properties customers have come to expect from polycarbonate: vibrant color, clarity, durability, dishwasher-safe, and with no residual taste. The entire CamelBak® bottle line is now available in BPA-Free materials.
Can I use with carbonated beverages?
You can use any beverage in the CamelBak® eddy™, however we do not recommend the use of carbonated beverages with the straw configuration because pressure can force liquid out through the straw. To use with carbonated beverages, we recommend that you remove the straw and drink via “tip and sip.”
How do I clean the CamelBak® eddy™ with bite valve?
First pull off the bite valve and the straw from the cap. You can clean your bottle by hand or in the top rack of the dishwasher. For cleaning by hand, you can soak all parts in warm soapy water.
First-time use: What’s the clear thing on top of the cap for? Do I remove it or cut it to drink?
The clear thing is the CamelBak® Big Bite™ Valve. This patented feature provides easy drinking and spill-proof safety. Do NOT remove or cut this piece to drink. Simply bite it slightly and sip as you would out of a straw.
Can/How do I freeze the CamelBak® eddy™ with bite valve?
You can freeze the bottle but make sure:
Can I use the CamelBak® eddy™ in high-altitude/ low-pressure environments (i.e. airplanes, mountain altitudes, etc)?
1. The bottle is not completely full when you do this (we recommend only 3/4 full to allow for expansion of the water as it freezes to ice). 2. The bottle is right side up
We also recommend that the bite valve stem NOT be flipped up or down if there is any frozen water in the tube. Wait until thawed.
Yes, but with special care because pressure can force liquid out through the straw. Keep the bottle right side up with the bite valve in the closed position. Remove the straw for additional protection. Expect a bit of “spurt” during the first sip. You may also twist the cap open to release any pressure and then close before your first sip.
Can I put hot liquids in it?
We do not recommend using with hot drinks because the experience will be similar to drinking hot liquid through a straw.
How do I know if my bottle is BPA-Free?
The BPA-Free logo will be molded on the base of the CamelBak® eddy™. All CamelBak® bottles are BPA-free.
What happens if I put sports drinks/juice in the CamelBak® eddy™?
Use of any of these drinks in the bottle is fine, but thorough cleaning after each use is recommended.
Does this new BPA-free eddy™ leach any chemicals? What type of safety testing has been done on the new Bottle?
After rigorous 3rd party testing of the BPA-free eddy™, no harmful chemicals have been detected to come in contact with, or leach into food/beverage surfaces. A FCN (Food Contact Substance Notification) notice #729 declared that Tritan is safe and meets all EPA and FDA guidelines for material that is to come in repeated contact with food. In addition, we have verified that all materials used in the bottle including Tritan meet the stringent guidelines set by California Proposition 65. Extraction tests were completed by independent 3rd party researchers, verifying that the new material meets all requirements as set forth by organizations such as:
What max temperature (freezing/boiling water) can the CamelBak® eddy™ withstand?
FDA food safety standards
European Community food safety standards
Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
California Prop 65
eddy™ can withstand being filled with boiling water or stored in below freezing temperatures. We do not recommend boiling the bottle itself. Is the CamelBak® eddy™ microwave safe?
Feel free to use the CamelBak® eddy™ to warm up liquids (ie. up to a minute), but we don’t recommend cooking your dinner in it. Do NOT microwave with the cap in place as it contains metal screws that are not microwave safe.
Does the CamelBak® eddy™ work with back country purifier filters/microfilters?
The CamelBak® eddy™ is compatible with filters that adapt to a 63 mm screw top opening (in other words, it’s compatible with most filters on the market).
Does it hold residual taste?
No, there is no residual taste in the bottle materials, and it’s also stain-resistant. Some sports drinks and other flavored beverages can leave behind residue of flavor oils that could require extra cleaning.
What happens if I take the straw off?
Removal of the straw allows a “tip and sip” mode of drinking.
What is your BPA-free eddy™ made from?
The CamelBak® eddy™ line is made from a copolyester polymer called Tritan™, made by Eastman®. It offers the same great qualities that we have come to expect from polycarbonate bottles and is 100% BPA-Free. The BPA-Free CamelBak® eddy™ is now shipping to retail stores.
The eddy™ Caps are made of Polypropylene – for toughness and sealing performance.
The Big Bite™ Valve is made of Medical-Grade Silicone – for long life and taste-free performance.