Elite Nanogelite water bottle review

An insulated bottle makes swigging during a ride a bit more pleasant when it's hot or cold out. We've tested Elite's Nanogelite on our cold weather rides

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good way of keeping your drinks at a comfortable temperature, but at the expense of reduced capacity

Reasons to buy
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    Keeps contents warm/cool for moderate length rides

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    Comes with secondary cap which helps keep muck off the nozzle

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    Insulation sealed in

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Reasons to avoid
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    Large bottle for the volume it contains

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    Contents do cool over 3-4 hours

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    Can’t fill with liquids over 40ºC

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Getting a drink at the right temperature is a difficult task when you are out riding. On a hot summer day it can be a bit unpleasant drinking tepid energy drink, while during the winter it’s a definite shock to the system to take a slug of freezing liquid – or slush. So the Elite Nanogelite water bottle is potentially a godsend, as it has an insulating layer of “nanogel” between the outer bottle and its inner container, which is claimed to be the lightest solid insulation in the world. It’s also soft enough to be able to squeeze the bottle to get the liquid out faster.

Watch our guide to nutrition for a sportive ride 

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.