At road.cc every product is thoroughly tested for as long as it takes to get a proper insight into how well it works. Our reviewers are experienced cyclists that we trust to be objective. While we strive to ensure that opinions expressed are backed up by facts, reviews are by their nature an informed opinion, not a definitive verdict. We don't intentionally try to break anything (except locks) but we do try to look for weak points in any design. The overall score is not just an average of the other scores: it reflects both a product's function and value – with value determined by how a product compares with items of similar spec, quality, and price.
Good scores are more common than bad, because fortunately good products are more common than bad.
The Lezyne Flow Bottle 750 is a cheap and cheerful bottle that remains leak free. It doesn't stain or retain unwanted flavours, but the restrictive nozzle isn't the best for those who prefer big gulps.
Lezyne's Flow bottles are available in two sizes – 600ml or 750ml – and in two colours. I've been using this 750ml foggy clear version (the other option is smoke grey) for six weeks now, both on and off the bike.
I've repeatedly dumped it in my backpack with no leakage, and it's left no sticky trails down my frame.
As a rider who likes to switch between energy drinks on the weekends and water during the week, I've been impressed with the lack of staining or contamination of taste. With just a quick rinse new contents taste just as they should, and not of whatever you had four rides ago.
The Flow bottle is slightly hard to clean thanks to its thin neck and a nozzle which isn't removable. The thin neck means it works extremely well with Lezyne's own cages, but having tested this in a variety of cages it proves secure in any with a ramp-style retention system, such as the Elite Ala Resin cage.
It's less happy in cages which rely on friction alone, such as the Fabric Gripper, as the bottle has a slightly smaller circumference than most.
The valve doesn't leak even on the roughest of terrain, but I do find its flow rate rather low. I like a nozzle that allows me to chug a third of the bottle without coming up for air, and I can't do that with this. If you're a slower drinker who prefers smaller sips, you'll be absolutely fine.
The Flow bottle is completely BPA-free, so no health concerns there, and after six weeks of constant use the graphics are holding up pretty well – although just beginning to show signs of wear.
At £7 the Lezyne Flow is priced competitively. The Fabric Gripper is a little more expensive at £8.99, for instance, but the flow rate is also higher. Plenty of bottles are more expensive still such – the Camelbak Podium 710ml Bottle is £11.99 – but the removable nozzle will keep it fresher for longer.
Cheaper bottles include Elite's Jet Bottle, which is also BPA-free, at just £4.99 – although it's smaller too at 500ml.
The Lezyne Flow is a solid, effective bottle that's good for those who like smaller sips. It's cheaper than some, too, though given the lack of a removable nozzle it should be too.
Leak-free bottle for those who like little sips, but won't stay in all cages
If you're thinking of buying this product using a cashback deal why not use the road.cc Top Cashback page and get some top cashback while helping to support your favourite independent cycling website
road.cc test report
Make and model: Lezyne Flow Bottle 750
Size tested: 750ml
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?
Lezyne says: "Traditional cycling water bottle with classic Lezyne styling. Optimized compatibility with Lezyne bottle cages."
Its a good bottle which does indeed work well with Lezyne bottle cages, but I would rather have a higher flow-rate nozzle.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
BPA free materials
high flow nozzle
Available in two sizes: 600 ml / 20 oz. or 750 ml / 26 oz.
Color options: Foggy Clear or Smoke Grey.
Slim neck is easy to grab but it feels loose in cages without ramps.
No obvious weak spots, though harder to clean than some.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Stain proof and doesn't retain the taste of the previous drink, so good in that respect. It could be easier to clean though, and I'd like to get more out of it with each sip.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Nozzle flows quite slowly.
How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on road.cc?
It's pretty much mid-market.
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 overall score
This is a decent bottle which doesn't leak. With a removable nozzle to make cleaning much easier, and a nozzle that flows at a less restrictive rate, it would score one or two points higher.
About the tester
I usually ride: Specialized venge pro 2019 My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,