When it comes to biking, there are three things that you can’t leave at home; your bike, a helmet and, of course, your water bottle.
If you are an avid cyclist, whether it be on the road, BMX, up a mountain or even as a recreational activity, you will understand the importance of staying hydrated.
Staying hydrated before, during and after biking is vital in ensuring you stay fit, healthy and can perform at your best.
Turtle Can products are designed with those that lead an active lifestyle in mind which makes them desirable for cyclists.
Here we aim to demonstrate how the design, functionality and characteristics of our bottles combine to meet your needs.
Kind to the environment
In recent years the issue of plastic pollution, particularly with regards to disposable bottles, has been a topic of discussion among cyclists.
Perhaps most notably, organisers of the Tour de France came under fire for the inordinate number of plastic bottles discarded by riders during each stage of the famous annual event.
As a result, many cycling events, competitions and marathons across the world are committed to finding more environmentally-conscious options.
Turtle Can is one of the best and most eco-friendly water bottle choices for all sports, but particularly for biking.
Stainless steel water bottles have impressive green credentials, being both 100 per cent recyclable and non-toxic.
When compared to other materials used to manufacture water bottles, stainless steel’s impact on the environment is minimal.
Research shows even the smallest measure of dehydration can have an impact on our body – something that is especially true for cyclists.
To put it into perspective, for a rider that weighs 80kg, a two percent loss of body weight through perspiration equates to 1.6kg.
Although this appears a small percentage, the rider quickly experiences a significant loss in performance.
Each Turtle Can has a capacity of 500ml (or 17oz) of liquid – an optimum volume for cyclists.
Every stainless steel bottle holds just enough to keep you hydrated throughout without being so large that it becomes a burden.
It is not only easy to carry, but will fit comfortably into the majority of cages on bikes while remaining secure.
Depending on the climate you ride in, having an insulated bottle can assist in keeping water at the right temperature – which is essential to aid performance.
As with any demanding physical activity, you start to perspire and dehydrate when your body’s core temperature rises.
That risks hindering your performance, which is why drinking chilled or cold water is so important.
Turtle Can’s double-wall vacuum-insulated bottles are designed specifically to ensure water stays cold before, during and after you ride.
Each container is guaranteed to keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours to give you peace of mind.
Turtle Can bottles are designed with cyclists in mind, which is why they are composed of lightweight stainless steel with a premium-looking smooth exterior.
The insulating coat is perfect for any ride, no matter how long, because it is condensation-proof, making it easy to grip and hold onto even while perspiring.
Its fluid shape and sleek exterior makes it one of the easiest bottles to slide in and out of your bottle cage without getting caught and, best of all, it won’t break.
Stainless steel is robust and made to last which means, unlike a plastic or glass bottle, you don’t have to worry about it cracking or smashing if it drops after meeting a bump in the road.
One of the most important aspects of a water bottle for bikers is its functionality.
Unlike other sports or activities, bottles must be carried around on a bike while its being used which means accessibility is essential.
Turtle Can products are created with this core design element in mind.
The mouth of a Turtle Can is purposefully designed to ensure cyclists can easily control the flow of water to quickly hydrate themselves.
Other water bottle top designs are flawed in that they only allow a small amount of water out at a time, so rehydrating takes longer.
The mouth width of a Turtle Can also accommodates refills at any tap or drinking fountain without causing spills.
With our bottles, there are no issues related to opening pull-up caps or difficult plastic lids if your hands are clammy.
The stainless-steel cap on each Turtle Can twists opens with ease every time and is completely leak-proof.
The size and weight of a water bottle are crucial in any sport, but none more so than cycling.
Water bottles essentially become a part of the bike and when you’re on a long ride, so every pound of weight matters.
The lightweight design of a Turtle Can is ideal for biking activity, and is the appropriate size and weight for any bicycle frame.
Each 500ml bottle holds enough liquid to keep you hydrated over an extended period without becoming an inconvenience and, most importantly, without weighing you down.
Ensuring you are hydrated is crucial when engaging in strenuous physical activity.
Whether you are participating in a competitive race or on a casual bike ride, biking can require you move constantly for hours at a time.
With that in mind, regular hydration helps keep you in peak condition.
Turtle Can’s stainless steel bottles are built to support a healthy and active lifestyle.
It is a water bottle that not only keeps you hydrated and focused, but also permits you to contribute to reducing the amount single-use plastic.
Help a growing movement towards cleansing the world’s oceans of harmful plastic waste by adding Turtle Can to your daily grind.