Zach Bransonwrote a review of CamelBak Better Bottle w/ Bite Valve - .5L on March 24, 2009
This bottle is, in itself, not a bad choice. Well designed and proportioned, it will hold up nicely. However, the sizing was an issue for me. Half a liter was just too small. I know, there's other versions, and I have those other versions, but I think it's worth noting. The other thing would be that the valve can get pretty nasty. If it gets left along for very long, stuff can start growing in there or anything like that. Because of the way it's compartmentalized, liquid gets trapped right at the top, and stays there until drained. Just keep this all in mind. As a water bottle though, it functions quite well, and looks great.