Rated 5 out of 5 by Maineguide04071 Great Item
I bought this Vacuum Bottle to take Soups and Stews into the field for a Guided Hunt. Not only did the bottle keep the soups hot throughout the day; it was larger enough to feed both my sport and myself. Easy to clean and maintain after the trip. Rigid and well made. I would recommend to an Guide or person looking to use in the field.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by psufootballfan steamy hot
I bought this for tailgating and it kept the water really steamy hot for 7-8 hours.
November 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Good thermos, poor cup/handle
I had a Stanley beverage thermos that I used for many years and it finally failed. I had another Stanley soup thermos that failed years ago and just never used. I was looking to buy a replacement for the beverage thermos when I ran across the LL Bean 50 oz. model. It was bigger and because of the dual mouth feature, it really replaces both the Stanley models. Even better, the design seems to more efficiently conserve heat. My only criticisms are the cup and handle design. The inner cup is useless to me. The outer cup's insulation is too weak so holding the cup by the bowl is impossible. To make this worse, the handle is undersized so using this to hold the cup is uncomfortable. It is also too small. This design could be improved with a 10 oz. over-cup for soup and an 8 oz. inner cup for beverages. Neither would require a handle if adequately insulated. The handle is nicely designed for pouring but uncomfortable for hand-carry. The carry strap, however, can be shortened for hand carry if you make some keepers for the excess strap material. Just roll up the excess inside the strap loops and use the keeper to hold it in place. I made mine out of rubber bands for now but plan to make some out of webbing I have lying around or maybe I'll get creative and use woven leather lacing.
October 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ret0912 great for hunting
Haven't used it a LOT yet, but so far keeps liquids hot for hours. Like the mouth adjustment from narrow to wide!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AfftonMO 50 oz. Vacuum Bottle
Absolutely Fabulous! I've never owned a thermos, large or small, that kept the contents at the same temperature for an entire day. This one really works, and is really built well, including a detachable "shoulder strap" if needed. One thing though, it can get pretty heavy when fully loaded, so take that into consideration if backpacking.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Summerpop So far so good...
I purchase this Stainless-Steel Vacuum Bottle for when I go camping over the weekend. The shipping was very fast. I wash and fill the bottle with hot water Tuesday evening. When I check it this morning is was still very hot .... I came home this afternoon it was still very hot. It seems like it will work very well for having my morning tea, it also holds about five cups of water...I like everything about the product. Thanks
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RioAbajo Did the job!
My purchase fulfill what I bought it for, my drinks stayed cold even though it was very hot 90+ during the road trip over 300+ miles. To my surprise the ice never melt "amazing", other containers never lasted that long.
September 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PreppieStudent A Nice, Hefty Thermos to Replace an Old One
This is a great thermos to replace my old Aladdin Thermos that I had since primary school in 1998. Now that I am going to Graduate School, I know that it is spacious to hold any soup or warm coffee that I can take to work at the lab or between classes for lunch.
My only reservation is that the optional carrying strap that the thermos came with seems a bit cheap and was unraveling at the ends. I had to sew the ends over to prevent the straps from further unraveling. I read on previous reviews that the strap breaks eventually, hopefully L.L. Bean addressed this problem.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BungalowArtist Great Product
Works as advertised. In doing my creative/craftsman work during the day I drink a lot of water here in Florida. I used to drink out of a plastic 64 oz thermos where towards later afternoon the ice was gone and the water was starting to get warm. With my new LL Bean thermos the ice is still in tact throughout the day and even into the evening. Great Stuff! Not to forget that drinking water out of stainless steel is a heck of a lot better! Thanks
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorsMommyof2 Super Product! Surpasses expectations!!!!
Just used on a car trip and 13 hours later soup was STILL WARM!!!! Amazing!!! Not piping hot but still warm enough to eat. Make sure to fill with hot water first then dump out to warm container before adding contents. You will not be disappointed with this vac container. It is large enough to hold a serving for two adults and 2 small children. As for the engraving I was not that impressed. The lettering was small and on the opposite side of the LLBean Logo. In my opinion should be underneath the logo and maybe it wouldn't look tacky being so small. BUY IT!
April 21, 2013