Question

What are your Bottles made out of? Are they BPA Free?

Answer

All of our bottles and reservoirs are 100% free of BPA, BPS and BPF. Our products go through rigorous third-party testing to ensure that no harmful chemicals will leach into food or beverages. Independent researchers have also performed extraction tests to make sure our bottles meet the stringent food safety standards set by the FDA, the European Community, the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, and California Prop 65. BPA, BPs, and BPF are not used in raw materials or manufacturing processes for making our reservoirs or bottles.

Our plastic bottles are made of a BPA-free material called Tritan. Tritan is a copolyester polymer that offers vibrant color, clarity, durability and dishwasher safety—and no residual taste. A FCN (Food Contact Substance Notification) notice #729 declared that Tritan is safe and meets all FDA guidelines for material that comes in repeated contact with food.

Our Podium series bottles are made primarily from TruTaste polypropylene, a proprietary blend of polypropylene that is food-safe and taste-free. Ordinary bike bottles are usually made of low-density polyethylene that can flavor or distort the taste of your water, but CamelBak TruTaste bottles keep your water tasting clean and pure.

HydroGuard is a CamelBak proprietary antimicrobial technology embedded directly into the Podium, Podium Chill and Podium Ice bottle walls. HyrdoGuard is an EPA-registered compound with anti-microbial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause odors, discoloration or deterioration of the bottle. HydroGuard doesn’t protect against disease-causing organisms, though, and you should still clean your bottles after each use.

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