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Rated4out of5bydmccarthy104fromSolid, does its jobNeeded an extra bottle for my Miir bottles, and this suited the bill.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated5out of5byRhosfromGood heat retentionOn a recent project, I measured the heat loss on various size stainless steel insulated containers (Thermos bottles, coffee cups, etc.). I started by filling each container to its capacity with 200 degree water. Below are the temperatures for containers in the 16-24 oz. range after a 3 hour & 10 hour period - numbers shown after the item are: temp. after 3 hrs and temp. after 10 hrs. The list includes this item as well as the others listed. I also included a pretty much standard (larger size) 32 oz. Thermos bottle and a "no-name" 16 oz. insulated container with sealing cap & cup/lid that I got free for subscribing to a magazine for comparison. Items are listed in order of the content temperature after 10 hours.
32 oz Thermos 193,178
24 oz Thermos Direct Drink 180, 152
16 oz Thermos Backpack bottle 177, 143
16 oz No-Name publication give-away bottle 178, 142
21 oz Hydro Flask 177, 139
16 oz Thermos Cup rotating seal 169, 130
20 oz Kleen Kanteen 167, 125
24 oz Oxo Good Grips LiquiSeal 150, 104
16 oz Kleen Kanteen 151, 103
16 oz Starbucks Cup 144, 100
Over time, heat loss occurs through the double stainless walls with a vacuum between them. However, most heat escapes due to poor design, location, and sealing of the lid and/or stopper. Specifically the lid or stopper should seal at or below the upper end of the double wall vacuum section of the stainless portion of the container and the lid/stopper should have some kind of insulation itself, if only an internal air space.
For instance the stainless steel Starbucks cup itself has pretty good insulation qualities on its own and the lid seals just at the upper end of the double wall vacuum section. But the cap is a single piece of plastic that just bleeds heat off the surface of the liquid inside. The Oxo is even worse in that it has the same lid configuration the Starbucks cup has but in addition has a band of about an inch between where the lid seals and where the vacuum insulation starts – BIG heat loss here.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated5out of5byuncle saltfromgreat temperature retentionhesitated due to the cost, but really like the bottle. keeps water cold for hours.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated5out of5byroyce44fromBest of the bestBest there is. The great thing about this design is that you get the feel of its durability while also having a stylish, subtle look. It doesn't get any better than this.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated5out of5byBig Red 64fromWorks Great!I used this on a trip to the beach in South Carolina. Worked great. Filled with ice in the morning and provided cold water all day. Very strong.
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated5out of5byRunner MattfromWorth the CostIf I fill up with ice on Friday there is still some ice on Sunday.
Perfect for traveling. Once I get through security at the airport I fill up and am confident it won't spill in my bag.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated5out of5byLisRfromGreat Bottle, does what it claimsPurchased this bottle while I visiting family in Bend, OR on a road trip. I kept seeing the little man with the "squiggly hair" on bottles people were carrying around town. I figured these folks new something about a good water bottle. I wasn't disappointed.
Headed to REI to pick up a special edition they sold benefitting COTA. The bottle felt great, and the sales person told me he had one and it was his favorite bottle. I used to use another brand I really liked, but now this is my favorite water bottle. Insulated and perfect to hold. Left it in the car with 100+ degree temp, and a few hours later when we came back to the car, the water was still ice cold. Awesome! It sat out overnight, and was still cold the next day in the heat. Can't speak highly enough of this product. I'm sold!
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated4out of5byJimiWfromGood BuyI use this everyday for work and play. Keeps cold temps overnight. As for hot temps, not very good. At least not for coffee.
Date published: 2013-11-21
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