If you ask any true water bottle snob, the only ones worth carrying are those with a hands (or teeth) free spout similar to the Camelbak Podium or Specialized Purist Hydroflow bottles. Polar knew for some time that they needed to provide a similar option, but wanted it to follow their current business model of being made in the U.S. of domestically sourced parts.
After quite a bit of time in development, that nozzle is almost here with the Zip Stream…
Still in prototype form, the Zip Stream nozzle will be a 4 way silicone self sealing design that is still easily removable and dishwasher safe. The nozzle will be able to be fully closed by pushing down, but when in the up position it will seal automatically. The bottles themselves will be offered in 20/24oz versions in 4 different styles for $14 or $15. Replacement caps will also be available for existing Polar bottles and will sell for $5-6. Both will be available sometime in 2016.
The Zip Stream may be the big news, but Polar fans should also welcome the updates to the Sport cap. Now more durable and easier to both open and close as well as completely remove for cleaning, the caps are available now on all Polar bottles in 12/20/24oz sizes.