At first glance the Abloc Arrive S bottle don’t look that different than any other bottle on the market. But their slightly altered shape vs. a traditional water bottle is designed to make them easier to use, especially in small frames and for those who carry a bottle in a jersey pocket. Add in the embedded anti-microbial tech in the bottle and cap and a high-flow, self-sealing silicone valve, and these look to be a great alternative bottle option, and a reasonable value. Find out more, including pricing after the break…
As the first product from the young San Francisco company, the Arrive S uses its tapered shape to make it easier to slide into bottle cages and jersey pockets. The taper especially helps cyclists get the bottle in ad out at steeper angles, as is often necessary on small and sloping geometry frames, and the bottle shape claims to be compatible with all standard cages.
The Arrive S claims a weight of only 65g for the small volume euro-sized 18.5oz/550ml bottle. Its shiny plastic cap comes in seven colors for the ever important bike and kit matching, and the body gets a clean face without logos so they will look new longer. The antimicrobial technology is actually a material characteristic, not a coating that will wear or wash off, and is in both the main body and the cap to resist growths and smells. Even then, the bottles are tested BPA-free and phthalates-free. Its silicone valve promises to be leak-free, and easily can be taken apart for hand or dishwasher cleaning.
Retail price is $12 in the US and 11€ in the EU. The bottles are available now for global delivery, with shipping in the US from $5 and in the EU from $10.