Rated 5 out of 5 by LongTimeHikerBiker Best water bottle ever. The end.
I'm so glad I made the switch to this kind of water bottle (and I got 2). No plastic-y taste. Woohoo. I haven't used them in hot weather yet, so can't comment on ability to keep beverage cool, but I love the overall design and lack of icky taste. Yay!
September 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrsFrey A nice waterbottle
Overall I really love this waterbottle. The only problem I have with it is that it get cloudy after being in the dishwasher. Which makes it less pretty. But that doesn't change it's function. It keeps water cool for a while, durable, and has a nice handle for hanging on to something. I really like it and recommend it.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by marishka Good size and nice color!
This is a replacement of my last water bottle like this that I had for maybe 6 years. Keeps liquids cold especially if you add ice for about 3 hours on a very hot day, bit the liquid never really gets hot even after that. Fits into most bike bottle holders and great to take on a hike or to the beach. Easy to wAsh and keeps clean . I add a little baking soda to each rinse which keeps smells away.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coffeefor1 Stays cold
The polar water bottle keeps my daughters water cold all day long while at school
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dnewc very disappointing
Insulation?? Does not keep drinks cold, even when stored in the freezer and sweats terribly. I was sold by the washable valve, which is nice but overall I'm very disappointed.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SnowQuest Great water bottle
This water bottle is fantastic, this is our 3rd and I'm sure we will need one more for our other child in short order. These bottles can keep water cold all day, this one is for my son at school and he couldn't be happier.
Simply fill with ice and water and close...
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by yogadiane insulated water bottle
We are pleased with this purchase.
light weight, attractive, keeps the chill and fits in the car.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bountifulman Okay water bottle. Not great insulation.
This water bottle is inexpensive, and appears to be a great insulated bottle. But it doesn't keep the contents cold for more than 2 hours. I was hoping it would keep water cold for a lot longer than that. We were very disappointed. They are good quality, functional water bottles, but don't expect them to keep liquids cold for very long.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mamasha keeps drinks cold
I love this water bottle. Have bought 3 just to rotate. I do use ice in it so drinks stay really cold and it does NOT leak!
As always llbean delivers FAST.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by plunkie Ice water on a hot hike
I have purchased a dozen of these and the smaller 20 oz version over the last few years. I use them for outdoor activities but also for around the house during the hot months.
If I add ice and pour in room temperature water, the ice melts and the water is not very cold. I add ice and cold water from the fridge then put the bottle in the refrigerator until I am ready to go. If I am driving a distance before a hike or paddle, I will put the chilled bottle in a cooler.
I have tried filling it with water and then sticking it in the freezer. Freezing it without leaving room at the top will distend the bottom. It does not seem to damage it but it would not sit upright until it melted. Freezing a full bottle solid kept it solid for most of the day in mid-70 degree weather. Unfortunately, that meant almost no water during the hike. Live and learn.
If I put a strongly-flavored drink like fruit punch into the bottle it seems to hold onto that flavor permanently. At least it holds it through multiple washings including inside the dish washer.
I do wash these in the dishwasher although that is probably not necessary since they only carry water these days.
The one tweak I would like is to have a more comfortable carry-handle. At least this one is removable.
July 1, 2014