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3.01.2011

CamelBak Groove: Review & Giveaway

Last week I received a CamelBak Groove in the mail to review. I'm in love!!!  Please note that I received a complimentary Groove from CamelBak for this review. The opinions stated below are all my own.

The product
The Camelback Groove is a 20 oz dishwasher safe plastic water bottle with the filter built in to the straw.  This means that you can drink water anywhere. Fill it up at a water fountain and it filters out the chlorine, bad taste and odor.  It does not purify water.  The filter lasts approximately 3 months.  Each replacement filter is $5. It features a big bite valve for sipping water, is 100% BPA free and has a lifetime guarantee. The bottle comes in 4 colors (grey, pink, blue and light green) and the retail price is $25. 

My experience
The bottle comes with instructions to insert the filter. I am a visual person (I don't read directions) and it was very easy to get it ready to use.  Basically, you put the filter under the faucet for 15 seconds and stick it into its place on the bottle. 

The bottle has a soft plastic mouthpiece from which you sip the water.  Over the first few days, I decided I wasn't in love with the soft mouthpiece and took it off for a day or two just sipping through the small mouthpiece (which worked fine), but then I ended up getting used to the bite valve piece.  I think that I like more water to come out when I sip.   Post run, I really wanted to chug water, and in this case, I really couldn't get it fast enough.  Take note that it isn't for chugging - more for sipping! 

When you refill it, I have been holding the lid upside down - otherwise some water leaks out of the bottom of the filter piece.

I have been bringing this around everywhere with me - I started using the bottle last Monday and have definitely increased my water intake.  It has a nice little plastic loop which makes it easy to grab and to attach to my bag too.  I love it and think it would make a great gift for any athlete.

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GIVEAWAY!

 
Enter to win your own CamelBak Groove! 
How to enter: (mandatory entry) Leave a comment below answering the following question:
How many disposable bottles could you give up in a year by using one Groove?  OR
Where would you fill up with tap water if you had Groove?

Bonus entries - leave a comment for each
Visit the Camelback site and tell me another product you would be interested in (1 bonus entry)
Like the Philadelphia Running Examiner on Facebook. (2 bonus entries)

This giveaway will end on March 8 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Please be sure you leave your email with your comment.

27 comments:

  1. I mostly stick to reusable bottles at this point and have no problem refilling with tap water everywhere I go. I would love to try this one!

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  2. I like the "Charge 450" hydration backpack - looks functional and fun colors!

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  3. I now "Like" PRE on FB.

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  4. I know what you mean about filter bottles flowing slowly, but it's an awesome concept!

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  5. I'd refill at work, where we don't have a fancy water cooler!

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  6. Awesome giveaway! I have a couple of the older CamelBak bottles that I use constantly. I would fill up at the public water fountains I find along my runs downtown.

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  7. I have two camelback's and love them to pieces! :) I fill up at work & at home! :)

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  8. at the gym with the water fountain

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  9. I would definitely refill at the water fountains at our gym with one of these!

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  10. I would love to try the Podium Ice that is supposed to keep drinks cold four hours longer!

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  11. I'd fill up right at my fridge. No bottles saved because I don't use bottled water. Also, I would get a delaney pack on their Site. Also, I liked the Philly Running examiner. Thanks for doing the contest!

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  12. I'd love to refill at my school's water fountain. Does it filter out middle school germs?

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  13. I drink the tap water at work and its alright, not the best but not the worst! I would love to have the Groove to use at work!

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  14. I love the M.U.L.E hydration pack! It comes in orange which I love and looks pretty cool!

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  15. i'm proud to answer this question by saying i would give up ZERO disposable bottles. i don't buy bottled water and refuse to do so. i only use reusable bottles.

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  16. I never drink that stuff, don't you know what fish do in it???????????? LOL

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  17. I don't use disposable bottles, so I would refill this at my gym and my house.

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  18. I would probably reduce my disposable bottle use by about 50 bottles. I'd still probably forget this at home sometimes. :)

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  19. I would fill up at home running after the two kiddies and in the fall when I am back to work teaching:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I don't use disposable bottles.
    I'd fill up with water from the water dispenser on our fridge.

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  21. I like Philadelphia Running Examiner on FB.

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  22. I like the Quick Grip bottle too.

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  23. I'd give up 0 bottles, as my family and I don't buy any water...however, I would definitely use it to fill up at my gym!

    I "liked" the phil. running examiner and visited the site...I like the MULE hydration pack!

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  24. I would give up some bottles, not sure exactly how many. Every once in a while I will be out and realize that I forgot my bottle. I would be able to keep one in my car as an emergency bottle and keep 1 in the house. I also really want, someday, to get the pack for hiking: http://www.camelbak.com/Sports-Recreation/Packs/2011-Aventura.aspx... And I liked the page on FB. I really want one of these bottles. :)

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  25. Oh, and yes I would fill up at the gym and at the airport. I dislike airport water, but I hate the price of bottle watered there so I would definitely use this to drink at the airport.

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  26. How many disposable bottles could you give up in a year by using one Groove? Answer: I go through two 12 oz bottles a day of water during weekdays so lessee...a LOT of bottles!!!

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  27. I'd also like the .5 liter Stainless Better Bottle from the CamelBak site.

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