Elite Jet Water Bottle
The Biodegrable Bottle
The Biodegrable Bottle
Looking across the water bottle range at Elite, we previously wrote about their award winning super lite Fly water bottle. This time we’re going to be telling you all about their Jet bottle, which takes a few of the advancements from the Fly and puts it into a more robust biodegrable bottle that’s suited for tougher riding environments.
One key aspect of this bottle and something that is key to Elite’s environmental production processes, is that this bottle will take less time to biodegrade if composted in waste desposal centers – and in a world where plastic is a big issue, this has to be a winning formula for the future. The Jet bottle is a robust item though and very firm to feel. There’s nothing flimsy about this bottle, and yet it’s also got a really good flow system, meaning that you get the fluid you need easily and no unwanted drips.
The Jet has the same high-flow valve system as the Elite Fly bottle, but in a sturdier and more robust form, whilst the design itself is sleek and sporty. The bottle is also dishwasher proof, meaning that it’s easy to keep clean. Nobody likes those smelly bottles in the cupboard, where your drinks eventually taste rancid. Elite have tackled this by producing a bottle that you can simply pop into a dishwasher and use again without any aftertaste. The innovative ‘push-pull’ nozzle simply clips off from the cap opening and comes apart so that you can easily give it a thorough clean. It’s a single rubber nozzle and has no fiddly parts to cause confusion or to lose.
The diameter of the opening, 74 mm, is smaller than many other bottles in the Elite range and the cap is also more tapered. It looks stylish and simple and the bottle comes in clear of black, or indeed in your own team custom design.
Out in the roads, safety has also been key to design and the technical side of this bottle. The Elite Jet shares the same ‘blow off’ cap as the Elite Fly, meaning that if the bottle is dropped on the road and driven over, the cap flies off and the bottle compresses. We didn’t test this aspect of the design, but we’re confident enough in our friends at Elite to know that it’s a fact 😉 It’s a bottle that feels comfortable and firm to hand and it does the job expected.
The Elite Jet comes in 4 sizes: 350, 550, 750 and 950 for those longer rides. The 550 bottle weighs in at only 77.5 g and is flexible enough to fit easily into the range of bottle cages from Elite, and indeed all modern cages. It’s hard to get too excited about water bottles. However, all of us have had annoying bottles that smell, leak, don’t wash easily and are too hard to squeeze or simply look bad on your bike – yes, style matters! Thankfully, Elite take hydration seriously, and so if you’re after a great bottle that’ll last a long time and do it’s job well, whilst also looking stylish on your bike, that the Elite Jet is just the bottle for you.