- The Muckguard protects the Surge valve from dirt and grime
- Available in 3 sizes to fit virtually any frame including full suspension MTB
- Radiant heat reflective technology and Tri-Layer insulation keeps liquids cool
- Easy to squeeze bottle
- 100 percent BPA-free for safety
- Dishwasher safe and Surge Cap removes for easy cleaning
- Lifetime guarantee
- Harder to drink on the go with a two-step process to open: Liftoff Muckguard and open Surge valve.
- The Surge valve must be closed to secure the Muckguard
- Only available in two colors
Price: $14/ $15/ $16
Capacity: 12 oz / 20 oz / 24 oz
Weight: 111g /139g /162g
Colors: Zipper, Shatter
Safety: 100 percent BPA free
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Availability: Online and retail
How obtained: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
All-Terrain. Always Clean.
We’ve all been there: A rainy road ride, dusty gravel grinder, or a muddy trail ride. You go to take a drink and the bottle is a filthy mess. You try to wipe it clean with your jersey but who knows what grimy residue is still lurking. Polar took their best-selling Breakaway insulated bottle and added a Muckguard to address exactly this problem.
The Muckguard protects the Surge Cap from collecting dirt while you ride. When you’re ready to take a swig, pop off the Muckguard and pull open the Surge Cap to enjoy a cool refreshing drink. Polar’s Tri-Layer Insulation and radiant heat reflective technology combine to keep liquids cooler longer.
The Muckguard worked perfectly, just as designed. But my issue is when taking a drink I had to remove the Muckguard (easy to do), then pull open the Surge Cap, take a drink, then close the Surge Cap and finally snap the Muckguard close. When mountain biking with a bottle, I usually stop and take a drink, so this design works just fine. However, on gravel or road rides drinking is primarily done while on the bike. The two-step process is a little more cumbersome while pedaling. I’d like to see the next version of this bottle have a taller Muckguard giving the choice to cover the Surge Cap when it is open or closed.
The easy-squeeze bottle also has a grip groove to prevent it from slipping out of your hands. The bottle is available in three sizes – 12 oz, 20 oz, and 24 oz. From a full-suspension mountain bike to a road bike, you’ll find a bottle to fit that frame.
If you are the type of cyclist that goes out in all kinds of weather conditions then Polar’s new Breakaway Muck insulated bottle is worth a second look. Eliminate drinking from a dirty valve and stay hydrated on any ride. This dishwasher-safe bottle comes in a variety of sizes to fit your rad full suspension MTB or your fully-loaded gravel frame. Just get out and enjoy the ride.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.