The Short Answer (Review):
You aught to pass over this product. It is not great in its design. Especially the lid, which broke on me. It’s not a terrible bottle and it is cheap but it doesn’t do anything better than your other options. I’m always willing to spend my money on a more quality, enduring product compared to trying to save cash on cheap products .
I bought this guy about 8 months ago. I bought another one 3 months after that and I enjoyed them then. The bottle worked. But now I know that this bottle is certainly lacking and I advise you to keep looking as there are more enduring options to buy that don’t have the weaknesses of the Glacier Point 25 oz vacuum insulated bottle.
To start off, lets talk about this thing’s construction. It’s made almost entirely off 18/8 stainless steel, which seems to be the standard, though it doesn’t take a massive mental leap to imagine that a company could just claim their product is made of 18/8 stainless when it really isn’t. The bottle is double walled with empty space between the exterior wall and the interior wall. Just a side, the inside of the bottle doesn’t appear to have any coating. With this being said I have never came across a steel bottle that gave any indication that the inside was coated. There looks to be a hard resin sealing the bottle up on the very bottom. Some of this dark resin has chipped away in one of my bottles. The lid is a sturdy looking assembly of 2 steel lid components, a steel carrying loop and a gasket/seal which probably is made of silicone. I said “looking” because its not. I dropped this bottle from about waste height (maybe 4 feet max) onto a tile floor. Also, It landed on its side and definitely was at least 3/4 full of water. Upon hitting the ground the lid came apart in two sections. The screw-on part of the lid stayed in place and everything else had popped off. Water stayed in the bottle due to the screw-on lid piece still being in place. I simply had to smash the top lid parts into the screw-on part to get them to stay together securely enough to unscrew the whole lid. This worked but I did cut my thumb several times on a rough edge on the top lid portion. That shouldn’t happen. The parts really aught to have been deburred if they are on the exterior of the product. I did manage to put the lid parts back together but now they weren’t aligned right so the seal wasn’t uniformly pressed up against the mouth of the bottle which made me fear leaks but it never did leak if I remember correctly. After this happened I didn’t use it very often. My Glacier Point bottle came with an additional plastic lid which sucks because it lets out very little water. It also looks fairly weak and I’ll go out on a limb and say that it is a lot harder to clean and more prone to getting dirty because of its design.
Has this thing ever rusted during its use? You better believe it. But keep reading as it will give you more context. I got the bottle all sweaty after a morning run then left it in my car and went to school. That day it was at least 70 degrees out but no higher than 85 degrees Fahrenheit. I was at school for 5-6 hours and when I found the bottle after returning home it was covered with surface rust spots. The rust was easily done away with using simple Scotch Brite pad. No part of the bottle has ever rusted since that one incident. And yes, I have had other stainless steel water bottles than had rust form on them though they were not subjected to the same conditions.
As far as the insulating qualities are concerned I’d say it is on par with nearly any other stainless steel water bottle I have owned. At this point in time for me, I think all insulated steel bottles of comparable size perform at the same level of each other without exception. Bottles like this one can easily manage to keep water cold over an 8 hour work day. I believe the main factor that effects insulation abilities is the distance between layers or if they’re any insulative material between the layers. Also, if you have more fluid in your bottle the fluid should stay colder longer.
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