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CamelBak Eddy+ Tritan Renew Review

This bottle is recommended because it is simple, lightweight, durable and has a solid feature set
camelbak eddy+ tritan renew water bottle review
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Price:  $17 List | Check Price at Backcountry
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Pros:  Simple design, inexpensive, lightweight
Cons:  Made of plastic, doesn't fit in all cupholders
Manufacturer:   CamelBak
By Jane Jackson ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Jun 10, 2022
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  • Ease of Use - 40% 8.0
  • Durability - 25% 8.0
  • Weight - 20% 8.0
  • Taste - 15% 7.0

Our Verdict

The CamelBak Eddy+ Renew won our hearts and our wallets and, as a result, takes home a Best Buy award for a top-value plastic option. The bottle is simple and resistant to leakage, plus it's incredibly lightweight and affordable. We loved using this bottle around town — from the gym to the coffee shop and even around the house. Its lightweight and durable build make it a great option for hiking and other outdoor excursions. And while plastic isn't everyone's first choice sometimes, CamelBak has made this one from 50% recycled materials that are BPA, BPS, and BPF free.

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Pros Simple design, inexpensive, lightweightLight, durable, resists flavors, simple design, wide mouth makes for easy fillingAffordable, insulates well, has interchangeable lids, easily portableUseful carabiner attachment, well-designed lid, lightweight, very collapsibleLightweight, collapsible, simple design
Cons Made of plastic, doesn't fit in all cupholdersDiameter too big for cup holders, wide mouth makes it difficult to drink from when walking or drivingPaint chipping after a few months of use, flip cap seemed to lack securityTips easily, hard to cleanNot very durable, difficult to clean, retains flavors
Bottom Line This bottle is recommended because it is simple, lightweight, durable and has a solid feature setA tried and tested classic, this model is versatile and reasonably pricedThis is one of our favorite bottles because it's easy to use, just the right size, lightweight and inexpensiveThis bottle combines a collapsible design with a spout for convenient, easy drinkingWith its lightweight design and packability, this is one of the best collapsible bottles out there
Rating Categories CamelBak Eddy+ Trit... Nalgene Wide-Mouth Simple Modern Summit Platypus DuoLock So... Platypus SoftBottle
Ease of Use (40%)
8.0
8.0
7.0
5.0
3.0
Durability (25%)
8.0
7.0
8.0
3.0
3.0
Weight (20%)
8.0
8.0
4.0
10.0
10.0
Taste (15%)
7.0
7.0
8.0
5.0
4.0
Specs CamelBak Eddy+ Trit... Nalgene Wide-Mouth Simple Modern Summit Platypus DuoLock So... Platypus SoftBottle
Body Material BPA-free plastic Eastman Tritan co-polyester 18/8 stainless steel Nylon / polyetholyene Polyethylene
Empty Weight 7.1 oz 6.4 oz 15.7 oz 1.6 oz 1.2 oz
Volume 32 oz 34 oz 32 oz 34 oz 34 oz
Bottle Weight per Fluid oz Capacity 0.22 oz 0.19 oz 0.5 oz 0.05 oz 0.04 oz
Mouth Diameter 2.3 in 2.5 in 2.25 in .75 in 1 in
Base Diameter 3.8 in 3.25 in 3.5 in 6 in 6 in
Height 9.25 in 8.25 in 9 in 11 in 13 in
Body Type Hard-sided/traditional Hard-sided/traditional Hard-sided/traditional Collapsible Collapsible
Free of Materials BPA, BPS, BPF free BPA, BPS and Phthalate Free BPA-free BPA-free BPA-free
Cap/Lid Type Screw cap, flip top Loop-top screw cap Screw Cap, flip top Duo-Lock flip cap Closure cap
Volume Options 14 oz, 25 oz, 32 oz 16 oz, 48 oz 14 oz, 18 oz, 22 oz, 32 oz, 40 oz, 64 oz, 84 oz .75 L, 1L 0.5 Ltr, Push-Pull cap

Our Analysis and Test Results

In every metric, the Eddy+ Renew performed very well. From its simple features to its lightweight design, this recycled bottle is a high-value choice. The smaller sizes fit nicely into cup holders, though the 32-ounce that we tested this time around is less accommodating. In terms of durability, we had very few complaints with this bottle; in fact, it's one of the lighter hard-sided bottles in this review. With a few simple parts that are fairly easy to clean, the Eddy+ has many qualities that impress, all with an affordable price tag.

Performance Comparison


camelbak eddy+ tritan renew water bottle review - the classic camelbak straw in action!
The classic CamelBak straw in action!
Credit: Jane Jackson


Ease of Use


An update on the classic CamelBak Eddy bottle, the Eddy+ Renew has all the same great features as its predecessor. CamelBak could be credited with popularizing the straw-style lid that is now seen across the board in most other water bottle brands. The Eddy was truly the first of its kind, and the Eddy+ Renew is a fantastic update to the classic design but with 50% recycled materials. We appreciate the simplicity of the flip-cap straw and especially appreciate how the bottle does not leak when the straw is stored. This feature inspires confidence when throwing the Eddy+ into a backpack for a short day hike or a commute.


The main features of this bottle are integrated into the cap. The lid has a straw, screw cap lid, and flip spout. The pieces can easily be disassembled for cleaning, and the mouth is wide enough to easily fit a bottle brush. With a straightforward, integrated carrying handle, the feature set on the Eddy+ is fairly simple and easy to use, which we love.

camelbak eddy+ tritan renew water bottle review - we love that the camelbak eddy fits into most car cupholders.
We love that the CamelBak Eddy fits into most car cupholders.
Credit: Jane Jackson


Durability


This is a strong bottle with a well-made body and cap that can endure a lot without breaking. In our drop tests, the Eddy+ Renew fared well with only some minor scuffs and scrapes, even when dropped directly on its lid.


The spout and straw didn't leak at all, inspiring confidence both when carrying the bottle in a backpack and when using it computer-side. This bottle could, of course, shatter if dropped far enough. But overall we feel confident that this bottle will survive much more often than it will fail.

camelbak eddy+ tritan renew water bottle review - we saw no issues with durability throughout our testing period with...
We saw no issues with durability throughout our testing period with the CamelBak Eddy+ Renew.
Credit: Jane Jackson


Weight


Here, the CamelBak Eddy+ Renew really shines — this bottle is super lightweight. Among the hard-sided bottles in this review, the Eddy Renew is one of the lightest, with a measured weight of 7.1 ounces. In terms of weight per ounce, this bottle weighs only 0.22 ounces per fluid ounce. With this lightweight design, the Eddy Renew is a fantastic bottle to take on day hikes and camping trips.


Taste


The Eddy Renew did surprisingly well in this metric, despite its rubber bite valve and plastic straw. When filled with electrolyte drink mix, it only took a few rinses and a swish of the bottle brush to clean it out.


Perhaps if used with a rotating mix of flavored drinks, this bottle would carry flavors throughout the different uses, but if used only occasionally with flavored beverages, the Renew does just fine.

camelbak eddy+ tritan renew water bottle review - we used the camelbak on a multi-week camping trip and found that the...
We used the CamelBak on a multi-week camping trip and found that the bottle cleaned easily and didn't impart flavors.
Credit: Jane Jackson


Should you buy the CamelBak Eddy+ Renew?


If you are looking for a bottle that you can take anywhere — from work to the mountains — the CamelBak Eddy+ Renew is an awesome choice. The straw-style design doesn't leak, and it makes drinking fun! We loved using this durable, partially recycled plastic bottle throughout the day, no matter what we were doing.

What Other Water Bottles Should You Consider?


If the straw design doesn't suit your fancy but you still want something lightweight and affordable, try the Nalgene Wide-Mouth as an option. Alternatively, if you're looking for a bottle that is not made of plastic, but has similar features, check out the Klean Kanteen TKWide] or the Simple Modern Summit.

camelbak eddy+ tritan renew water bottle review - this lightweight, portable bottle was by our side more often than...
This lightweight, portable bottle was by our side more often than not over the course of our testing period.
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