Apr 3, 2008 at 12:13 pm #1228154
@arichardson6Locale: North East
In spite of everything going on in the thread about BPA's and such, I'm curious about a good container for hot liquids. I don't care what it's lined with or what it does to me. I just want it to keep liquids hot and to not leak. My girlfriend wants this mainly for around town, but she may take it backpacking. It it's light that's great. She was all for me trying to find the lightest functional option for her.
So I'm looking to get a thermos that will keep things warm. I'm asking hear to see what the lightest option around is. I considered SIGG, but I figure all the light ones must be single wall so I don't think that will work. It gets hot right? All the containers advertised as mugs are HEAVY. Is this the reality of the situation?Apr 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm #1426938
Guyot Designs, SS Bottles, Double-Wall. Way lighter than other thermos's on teh market… but a little hard to find.
Lexan will keep warm… but nothing beats a true double wall. Well… I guess you could slip either into a bottle cozy…
PS – Depending on your volume requirement (I presume it's holding coffe / tea) this might work. (note it's metal inside)Apr 3, 2008 at 12:59 pm #1426939
Get a metal "bullet" thermos that is metal inside.Apr 3, 2008 at 1:10 pm #1426941
If lexan is okay – Pacific Cornetta Bootle™ Double Wall Insulated 32 oz. Water Bottle
By Sigg – Hot & CoolApr 3, 2008 at 1:16 pm #1426942
These work well:
They keep coffee or tea hot for 8 to 10 hours of around town, office, or school use.Apr 3, 2008 at 1:23 pm #1426948
@arichardson6Locale: North East
That's great that SIGG's are double walled. I should have done my research. I think I'm getting kind of lazy because the advice here is so good. Next time I ask questions like this people should just respond "You have the internet."
I think I will go for a SIGG. I like them :)Apr 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm #1426949
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
Joshua – I just checked the Guyot Designs website and saw only single-walled containers. Are they not making double-walled ones anymore?Apr 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm #1426953
Yeah, I only saw single wall containers at the Guyot site too. And their bottles have plastic lids from the looks of it. The Klean Kanteen lids have metal threads with a plastic top/grips.Apr 3, 2008 at 2:53 pm #1426969
Yeah – after an extensive search I've not been able to find a retailer that still has the double wall version.
Please note, the lids are glass filled nylon… a plastic that 1) has yet to have any scare about leaching 2) isn't in contact with the liquid for an appreciable amount of time anyway. So, please, dispense with the knee-jerk 'plastic is bad' attitude if you haven't though it through completely.
Also, please do not state materially incorrect facts… Kleankanteens come, by default, with PP caps. SS Caps are an optional extra purchase.Apr 3, 2008 at 9:41 pm #1427031
In case you have a Starbucks down the road, you can often pick up a bullet style one for $20. That is a lot cheaper than the SIGG ones….just saying.Apr 3, 2008 at 9:45 pm #1427034
For those thinking of using Klean Kanteen as a thermos, do realize they are single wall! Stainless steel gets hot fast and ow! So don't forget that!
"Can I put hot liquids in my Klean Kanteen?
No. Klean Kanteens are single walled and not for use with HOT liquids. Warm beverages can be used at personal comfort level."
"Is the Kanteen a thermos?
No. A Kanteen is a single-walled bottle and has little insulating properties. Keep in mind that if your drink is boiling hot, the Kanteen will be too hot to directly handle. The single-walled construction allows for more volume and the option to put your Kanteen on a flame."
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