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Cool at first, but leaks and requires frequent cleaning
September 21, 2015
After one year of use, I've given up on this bottle. Though I love the bite concept and carabiner hook, I have found that its overall utility is limited. There are two major flaws with the bottle design:
1. Requires Frequent Cleaning
If you use the Eddy on a daily basis, you can expect gunk to build up in the nozzle every 1-2 weeks. This is because after you are done drinking the bite valve retains a few drops of water that just sit until you use it again. This is easy enough to clean assuming that you have a pipe cleaner style tool.
This bottle will leak through some flaw in the design around the bite valve. If I place the bottle in my messenger bag or camping backpack, it is an absolute guarantee that it will leak onto the items around it. I believe the problem stems from the transition between the top of the straw and the bite valve. Every time I take the bottle out of a bag it is wet around the nozzle and thread area.
In my opinion, the leaking issue should deter anyone from purchasing this bottle unless you'll only be using it upright on a desk and don't mind cleaning it frequently.