Best Insulated Bottle Ever Used (40oz)
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The 40oz is plenty big to last you throughout the day even if you're a camel. Well ok, I wouldn't go that far, but I always end up bringing it home or back to the campsite with me after a full day of activities still filled with liquid. This thing retains cold and heat really well - I can drop ice cubes in this and it'll still be there by the end of the day. I've also used it for hot chocolate too, and I practically burned my tongue assuming that, after 2 hours of not touching it in the car (don't try to drink out of this while driving by the way...), it would be plenty cool enough to drink. I can't say it keeps things hot for half a day since I've never kept anything in there for 12 hours without actually drinking what I packed (and really, for those that are complaining that it doesn't retain heat after n hours, how often are you going to pack something hot in one of these for that long without actually drinking it?).
One feature I really liked about 40oz I got was the wide mouth, which made putting in ice cubes, protein/chocolate powder, etc. much easier without the need of a funnel.
Unfortunately I'll be returning the 40oz for the 18oz wide mouth since the 40oz can't fit in the bottle pocket of my camera backpack (Kata bag), which I carry around to most hikes and climbs :(. Keep this in mind in case your bag doesn't offer a very spacious bottle pocket.