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Disobey the laws of thermodynamics.

Whether you’re toting whiskey, hot chocolate, or both, raise your Kanpai Bottle from Snow Peak up in the air and boldly toast the good life.
  • Vacuum-sealed, double-wall construction provides superior insulation and locks in a steady temperature
  • Comes with three lids; one for hot beverages, one for cold, and a third for easy sipping
  • The stainless steel material and the sleek design mean this bottle resists wear and tear, says no to funk build-up, and cleans easily

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4 5

Hot Tea on a Mountain!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like this mini-thermos, it's great for ski touring when you don't want to bulk out your pack with a big regular size thermos flask. It won't keep your Tea quite as warm for as long as a normal glass-lined thermos will, but is certainly good enough for day tripping. Worth checking you've tightened the lid properly before you put it back in your pack as I've nearly put it with the lid slightly open (faulty operator not equipment!).

I haven't tried it in warm weather with cold liquids, it's got different lids depending on whether you want warm or cold.

For weight weenies, there's a titanium version ($$$) that shaves some weight off.

Hot Tea on a Mountain!
5 5

Amazing bottle with one flaw

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best vacuum bottle I've ever used. Keeps hot liquids hot all day, seals perfectly (and with confidence), and can even keep a can of beer cold. The only real flaw is that the smooth surface doesn't give a very good grip, leading to increased likelihood of dropping -- and it dents easily. If you're careful, it's well worth the high price -- well-made, sleek design and the three interchangeable lids (for hot; for cold; and to seal completely). If you're clumsy or don't want to risk damage, consider another bottle.

5 5

Well worth the price.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Best vacuum bottle out there. Keeps cold things cold and keeps hot things hot. No way you'll be disappointed.

5 5

Do it.

It's funny how you learn as you get older to pay for quality in the items that most affect your life. This mug is an excellent example. I get it filled with coffee every morning and it stays hot (too hot if I have to hit SBUX) as long as I need it to. I can wash it out with hot water and drink water from it the rest of the day with no coffee taste. Occasionally I will give it a more thorough scrubbing. I have been doing that for about two years and it works great. When I am lucky enough to get out in the woods for a few days, it can keep a 16oz beer cold in 90F heat for over 24 hours using the 'cold' lid.
While I am not a minimalist by any stretch, if I had to pick one, this is the only vessel I would need. Maybe the Ti version is lighter but I would rather have the larger size. Buy with confidence.

5 5

This is THE mug/bottle

It really does hold the temperature. At nights, I (now also my wife) likes to have cold water. I fill my (500ml) Kanpai up with ice, add water, and I have ice cold water ALL night and into the morning.

In the mornings, I empty out the ice and warm up my bottle with hot water, prepare my coffee, and off to work I go with nice hot coffee through out the morning at work.

During the day, I will want a nice cold Fresca. I fill up my cup with some ice and Fresca, take it to my desk, and I have ice cold Fresca for a several hours. Of course, my Fresca is refrigerated. Yes, I'm saying sometimes more than 3 hours. The ice doesn't melt that quickly and so my Fresca isn't watered down with ice melt. Thus I'm enjoying my Fresca as if it was freshly iced down to that last drop since I filled up my bottle a several hours ago. For you soda lovers that love your soda very cold via ice and don't want it watered down after a short while, this is the mug to keep your soda fresh for as slowly as you drink it.

I golf, and use to take a cooler. Now I take the ice cap and put a Fresca inside. After about 5hours in the heat of my car (it is hot) and coming off the 18th hole, I open up my bottle to find a nice cold Fresca waiting for me.

Yes, I use my bottle around the clock and everywhere!

5 5

Glad to have one

I got this a while ago (350ml in Red). I really like it. It was one of those things that I got because I'm a gear head and because I drink a lot of hot tea. Considering the cost it's one of those things your embarrassed about if people ask you. However, once you have it you wonder how you lived without it. It seems silly but it's just so good.

Size: 350 ml is fine for all. I can't imagine having a bigger one. It fits normal sized (USA) soda cans perfectly for chilling with the cold lid. And yes, it'll keep it cold for six hours easy. I once got ice water at a bagel shop and tossed it in the bottle. I slipped the cold lid on and a few hours later all of the cubes were the exact same size and hadn't melted. Craziness!

Hot: I've burned my tongue after putting tea in it six hours later--easy. (water was still quite hot after 9 hours even with me opening and closing it alot) Note you don't put the lid in the microwave for those of you wondering! You actually just put it on top of your drink and it keeps the heat in. It works incredibly well.

Durability: So far so good. I've been impressed by the quality. Though I do take it with me alot, I don't abuse it. I read the instruction manuel before using it to make sure I did it right--ie for the hot lid you need to pour your hot drink in first... then set the lid on top (not screwed in) for 30 seconds before fastening it... this ensures that it won't be too hard to get the lid off later on... i once forgot this and it took me a few minutes to remove the lid... science people probably understand this stuff.

It's a classic Snow Peak product. It's not essential, but once you have it, you really like it, and don't know how you lived without it. It's one of the coolest pieces of gear I own. Snow Peak makes little luxuries for avid backpackers and mountaineers. I love Snow Peak!

5 5


I actually own the titanium version of the Kanpai 350 which shaves about four ounces off the weight in exchange for more than twice the cost. The Titanium version is hard to find, and hopefully hasn't been discontinued. For ultra-light mountaineers, every ounce counts. It's very functional, and a great lightweight addition to my 16 ounce Titanium Thermos (which was unfortunately discontinued). It seems like the best titanium vacuum insulated beverage cannisters are too expensive to manufacture. I wish the Kanpai 500 came in titanium, but alas, there's probably little demand for such a piece.

5 5

Works great! Love the design and the quality!

The Snow Peak Kanpai Bottle has worked splendidly. Its kept hot liquids hot or warm for hours. Easy to clean. Well Built.

I haven't used the cold lid to keep a can of beer cold yet, but I'm looking forward to that opportunity this summer!

I should note that the sipping lid does not create a completely water-tight seal. The flip side to this, however, is that the lid's design is very simple and able to be completely disassembled (three parts including the O-ring), allowing for thorough cleaning. A toothbrush works best for cleaning out the nooks and crannies.

5 5


Great bottle, holds temperature well. Bought it for multiple functions with multiple cups and very happy with it.

5 5

very impressive

a very important part of my kit , i have tried it out on a recent trip to our outbacbk on a excursion , i noticed some jealous sneaky looks in my direction . just have to live with it for now . dh.