Worth it despite annoyances
I keep one at work, one for home/car and one at the gym. (I use CamelBak bladders for hiking). Love these bottles in both sizes & have had several (I used to "lose" them until I started getting them in obnoxious colors; guess I'm not the only one who likes them!) I had one where the bite valve broke, and one that leaked around the lid - but to be fair it got dropped. A lot. Newer ones have not had the problems other reviewers noted unless you turn them upside down w/ the mouthpiece open. I do not have any issue getting the mouthpiece up w/ one hand
I find the loop great for carrying or attaching to my work backpack w/ a carabiner
I don't have a dishwasher & hated that the mouthpieces got gross & were tough to clean, until I found a baby's sippy cup cleaning brush - works perfectly on the mouthpiece (the CamelBak brushes do not work). I agree w/ the reviewer who complained about lipstick sticking; guess Camelbak doesn't expect us to be in lipstick required situations w/ their products!
Great product, despite leaks.
I used this for a year while leading hikes pretty much all day, everyday, and it was great. I love the fact that it's dishwasher safe. I would pop it in with all my other dishes and it would be completely clean without becoming distorted. It does leak occasionally, but it partly happened as a result of the straw not being completely inserted into the mouth piece on the inside of the bottle. It also leaked from the lid, where it meets the bottle, and I never quite figured out why that would happen. It was very inconsistent in that regard; one day it was leaking, the next it was fine. Still loved it and overall, it's a great bottle.
Amazing Water Bottle
This product has made me start drinking water. Before I owned this, I drank primarily juices and sodas other than when I played sports or did exercise. Now that I own this water bottle, I drink a ton of water and feel a lot better. I can't say enough about how durable, easy to use, and enjoyable this product is. I never though I could be so passionate about drinking water.
Had to exchange
So far, I've owned 2 Camelbaks: The first, being the Better Bottle; the second, the Eddy. The Better Bottle leaked after just 2 weeks, while the Eddy has lasted 4 months. I don't know if I dropped it or what happened, but the Eddy started leaking constantly, to the point that I can't take it anywhere unless it's sitting upright. Definitely exchanging it for another one; hopefully third time's the charm!
I got this water bottle for Christmas 2012 and while at the time I felt it was a random gift I literally take this everywhere. Over year later it's still in great condition and a reminder to keep hydrated. I can understand it's not best capacity for remote long distance activity and better serves for casual everyday use.
Best design ever!
I've used an Eddy for 2 yrs (always in the car for on-the-go hydration) and when I forgot it in the plane recently, I didn't hesitate to replace it. The fold-down bite valve is the coolest most inventive feature of any water bottle on the market. It's by far my most favorite!
Camelbak eddy water bottle 25 fl. oz.
I use this water bottle every day and have been very pleased. It doesn't have leaking problems like most water bottles and fits into my backpack easily with the slim design. I would recommend this product.
We bought two of these bottles for everyday use.
There have been no leaks, as reported by others, and these bottles get used everyday.
Read the directions... Hand Wash Only
Easy to carry and keep with you.
Since getting this bottle in an effort to be more green, I have been carrying it around everywhere and drinking much more water in my normal day.
Great for a gift
I have one and bought this for my wife and she loves it!