First-time use: What’s the blue/black/clear/pink thing on top of the cap for? Do I remove it or cut it to drink?
The blue/black/clear/pink 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.
What happens if I put sports drinks/juice in the CamelBak Better Bottle?
Use of any of these drinks in the bottle is fine, but thorough cleaning after each use is recommended.
Can I put hot liquids in it?
Yes, hot liquids can be used in the CamelBak Better Bottle. However, if you are using the Better Bottle with Bite Valve, please be aware that the experience will be similar to drinking hot liquid through a straw and use caution.
What max temperature (freezing/boiling water) can the CamelBak Better Bottle withstand?
The CamelBak Better Bottle can withstand being filled with boiling water or stored in below freezing temperatures. We do not recommend boiling the bottle itself.