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Verdict: 
Good thermal bottle, though you do need to squeeze it harder than most
Weight: 
95g
Passport Frostbright Reflective Water Bottle
7 10

The Passport Frostbright Reflective Water Bottle is a decent bottle that sits well in cages, is easy to use, and keeps cool drinks cool and warm drinks warm. It could perhaps be easier to squeeze, but all in all it's a decent bottle at a decent price.

The first thing you notice about the bottle is that it has been designed with reflective qualities in mind. It has a clear outer layer of plastic, but inside is a high-vis material with snowflakes on. It works too – when light shines on it, it really lights up well.

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As well as being high-vis, the bottle is thermal, keeping drinks cold or warm. It worked relatively well at this – I put in cold water and it seemed to be around the same temperature a couple of hours later. It works with warm drinks too, but a bottle full of tea isn't really what you want this time of year.

The shape sits well in bottle cages – I didn't notice much movement and it was never close to popping out.

At the top, it has a traditional screw-on cap and the nozzle is a simple push up or down affair. Both work well, and the nozzle is made from a relatively malleable rubber, which doesn't leave any kind of taste in the mouth.

Frostbright Reflective Water Bottle - top.jpg

Frostbright Reflective Water Bottle - top.jpg

It isn't the easiest bottle to squeeze, probably because of the space between the outer clear plastic and the inner, where the liquid is held. I had to squeeze it considerably harder than most other bottles to get the same amount out.

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As for price, its RRP of £11.99 is very reasonable for a thermal bottle. It also comes in silver and red, blue or black, so you can probably match it to your bike, if you're into that kind of thing.

Overall, it's a decent bottle. Its thermal properties are good, it doesn't move around in the cage, and has a useful high visibility element – all at a decent price. I'd like it even more if it was a bit easier to squeeze.

Verdict

Good thermal bottle, though you do need to squeeze it harder than most

road.cc test report

Make and model: Passport Frostbright Reflective Water Bottle

Size tested: Volume 550m

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Passport says: "It is a high visibility, thermal water bottle, for keeping drinks cool or warm whilst improving your visibility."

It works well for all of these purposes.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Insulated double skinned PVC bottle.

Safety reflective liner.

Large access screw-on cap.

Leak-resistant valve.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Seems well made, stayed in the cage nicely and kept everything as warm or cold as I needed.

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Performed fine, although did need to squeeze a little harder than I would like to get liquid out.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

Seems well made and the tough outer means it is likely to last a long time, even if it's dropped a few times.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Good price for a decent bottle.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

It performed well, nice and high vis, but perhaps could be easier to squeeze.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The high vis element is a nice touch.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Needing to squeeze hard to get liquid out was a bit of a pain.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your score

Good price, well made and innovative features, a good choice for a water bottle.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 27  Height: 6 ft  Weight:

I usually ride: Cannondale Supersix Evo 6  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 5-10 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking

George spends his days flitting between writing about data, running business magazines and writing about sports technology. The latter gave him the impetus (excuse) to get even further into the cycling world before taking the dive and starting his own cycling sites and writing for Road.cc. 

When he is not writing about cycling, he is either out on his bike cursing not living in the countryside or boring anybody who will listen about the latest pro peloton/cycling tech/cycling infrastructure projects.