How can one be so excited about something as simple as a water bottle? Well, this is no ordinary bottle to me. Gone is the nasty aftertaste of backwash water from the weekend ride, half-baked in the sun, the hint of melting plastic and potential mold. Specialized developed the Purist WaterGate Bottle that's engineered with a special plastic that resists taking on odors and flavors of popular sports drinks. It's as if it were made of glass, leaving water tasting pure and fresh. It's easy to squeeze and features a nice open and close valve. I may never use my hydration pack ever again, and opt for carrying these bottles instead.