CamelBakThe CamelBak Chute 40 oz. Stainless Vacuum Insulated Bottle helps keep liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 6 hours and features an angled spout.CamelBak Chute 40 oz. Stainless Vacuum Insulated Bottle
Engineered for a smooth pour, the CamelBak Chute 40 oz. Stainless Vacuum Insulated Bottle features an angled spout with a spout cap that snaps into the handle for 1-handed use. The vacuum insulation helps keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours so your beverage is always at your ideal temperature. Made of 18/8 stainless steel and BPA- and BPS-free materials.
Features and Benefits
Made of 18/8 stainless steel and BPA- and BPS-free materials
Vacuum insulation helps keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours
Spout cap snaps into the handle for 1-handed use
Angled spout offers a smooth pour
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What's in the Box
CamelBak Chute 40 oz. Stainless Vacuum Insulated Bottle
Rated 5 out of
Jon Jones from
This water bottle is 96% perfectly engineered.This is by far the finest water bottle I've ever owned. (I've owned many, and some of them really nice, too.) Many features common to water bottles are implemented without much consideration to how they will be used in the field, making them indistinctive across lines or brands. But almost everything about this Camelback Chute model is clearly designed with the practical needs of the user in mind.
1.) It's a very sturdy, durable water bottle. Its stainless steel body is hefty and built to withstand virtually any terrain and environmental conditions you might find yourself hiking through.
2.) I love the vacuum insulated double-walled body. Sure it adds more weight to the bottle, but after several hours of hiking under a hot sun you'll be thankful your ice cold water is still as brisk and refreshing as when you first hit the trail. (I haven't tried it with hot liquids as I only use the bottle for warm weather hiking.)
3.) I love that the top of the steel canister is tapered. The circumference of the bottle overall may not make for a confident single-handed side grip, despite the non-slip powder coat on the lower 2/3rds of the bottle. But the tapered top makes it very easy and comfortable to crook a hand under the cap base and maintain a firm grip around the top of the canister without fear of dropping the water bottle. This also feels like the easiest position to tilt and drink from the bottle. (Note: the tapered canister top only applies to the 40 oz model. The 20 oz model features a smaller canister circumference and does not need this tapered top.)
4.) The finger grip behind the drink spout is large enough to accommodate two moderately sized adult fingers. This is handy (pun intended). I've had bottles with a finger loop that only allows for one finger, and I've had to routinely switch from one finger to another to alleviate strain on the knuckles. But this Chute two-finger grip distributes the weight more comfortably for longer carrying duration. This is especially important since the 40 oz Chute is a heavy bottle, and when fully laden, the combined weight makes for ~4 lbs of dead weight. That may not sound like much, but you'll sure feel it after a while.
5.) The half-turn spout cap is pretty great. It makes getting to the contents much more efficient and hassle-free. I've read some reviews elsewhere about this bottle that complain of pervasive leakage with the Chute cap, particularly with the wide-mouth base. This has not been my experience at all. The seal is firm. However I have noted that for some it may take a little getting used to the thread seating on the Chute cap. If you're not paying attention when threading the wide-mouth base. the cap could feel tightened but actually only be sitting crookedly into the threads, and have no sealed protection against leakage.
6.) This bottle is almost perfect, but only almost. The singular issue I have (and it's not a big deal) is with the way the spout cap tucks into the handle. I think the idea that the cap can be tucked away so it doesn't impede comfortable drinking is a pretty great idea. But even after a couple of weeks of regular use I still can't get it properly tucked in to the cap slot correctly on the first try. Sometimes not on the 2nd try either. (It makes me feel like when I'm trying to plug in a USB cable and getting it wrong the first 5 times in a row.) When I eventually DO get the cap properly tucked I feel like I've won a contest. I'm getting better at it, but I don't want to stop in the middle of my hike to try and figure out that elusive angle that will let the cap slide effortlessly into its cradle.
I've got a design suggestion to improve the cap cradle that I plan to pitch to Camelbak. (I live near Camelbak HQ). An idea that will take this bottle from 96% perfect to the full 100% gold standard. Who knows. Maybe you'll see it in a followup model design. Until then, this 40 oz stainless steel Camelbak Chute is quite possibly the very best water bottle you'll find currently on the market, and I recommend it without hesitation.
Date published: 2017-03-20
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