Rated 4 out of 5 by PattyJD Hydro Flask pretty good
The Hydro Flask is a very nice, sleek, slim, durable stainless vacuum insulated beverage container. It came with the coffee cup type drinking lid and an additional water bottle screw top. It was advertised as leak proof, and it would be with the screw top, but it is not with the coffee cup type drinking lid (hence my 4 instead of 5 star rating). It definitely won't slosh out while driving, but liquid will drizzle out if it comes in contact with the lid. I now bring my hot beverage from home and it stays hot for several hours. Haven't tried a cold drink yet. The 18 oz volume is larger than other insulated cups I've seen - just the right size.
I think there was an engraving option, and I would do that next time.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Best hot / cold container ever!!!
This thing is awesome!!!
Coffee still boiling hot after several hours.
Water remains ice cold for more than a day.
Comes with 2 lids - a sealed lid AND a coffee sipping lid. Bonus!
Free engraving, too!!!
November 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CharlieR Quality varies from bottle to bottle
I purchased two insulated Bean Hydroflask canteens, one green and one blue at the same time. The green one worked great for both hot and cold. The blue one would not keep hot or cold for more than two hours. I exchanged the blue one for another blue one. Same problem. I then exchanged the second blue one for a red one which worked great keeping drinks hot or cold for several hours. It appears there is a quality problem with some of the canteens. If I poured hot coffee in the defective one, the outside immediately became warm. With ice water, the outside immediately became cold. Thank goodness LL Bean replaced the defective ones without any problem. I now have two canteens that work very well, and I am satisfied with them.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebiR The Best!
This is our 4th Hydroflask. We have all different ones and use them all the time. They'll keep your coffee hot longer than any other thermos and will keep your cold drinks cold all day even in the summer heat.
November 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CoffeeDrinker2 Travel Mug
This travel mug did not live up to my expectations. My coffee did not stay hot for very long. I'm used to my coffee being hot for hours+...unfortunately this doesn't live up to the one I've been using from another mfg.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChelanWizard Perfect in every way
This is my second hydo-flask... my other is larger. This is perfect for taking in the car or to a conference. Good price... good service. Life is good!
November 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CustomerServiceFreak Barely 5 hours
I ordered this thermos due to it's advertising of "keeps drinks hot up to 12 hours" - HA! I opened it at 6 hours and it was cold - not even a hint of warm. Extremely disappointed.
November 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by acsnyc Leaks from day one
I loved this when I bought it. Unfortunately, it leaks when I drink from it. I've tried everything to fix the seal, but it always leaks from the base of the cap. Could just be a defect on mine. As a camper and traveller, I have used many a thermos and this ranks among my least favorites. I still love LL Bean though.
October 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sizesmall Good concept, flawed design
I bought this canteen to bring liquids to work without messing up my briefcase. The chief advantage is that cold liquids won't cause the container to sweat on my papers.
The design, however, is very flawed. The flip top absolutely must be pressed down firmly if you want to avoid leaks, and I wouldn't trust it if the canteen fell on its side. The screw top is useless for hot liquids. I left the screw top on while hot tea cooled. I didn't keep track of how long it stayed hot, but the next day I couldn't get the top off. It would unscrew one turn, but there seemed to be a vacuum seal. I finally called LLBean and requested a replacement, thinking there was something wrong with this canteen, and I wouldn't get the top off without destroying it. Hours later, I got the top off. If the screw top won't work with hot liquids, what use is it?
Judging from the difficulties other customers have had, I'm guessing this is an item rushed to market without proper testing. If you can find something else to suit your purpose, do.
October 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by FireS A big NO, here's why
I read the reviews, but decided to order anyway once assured
the item was returnable. The hydro flask is being returned.
Tested item in this way:
Put hot water into both my much-used thermos and the
Hydro Flask to warm up their surfaces. Then added heated
water and let stand. After 4 hours, the thermos water was
still satisfactorily hot, the Hydro Flask was more warmish than
hot. Repeated testing at 3 hours. Hydro Flask still not
satisfactory. Not what you want if doing activity outside in
inclement (cool/cold) weather. (eg hiking)
Also noticeable was the outside of both my test subject
(the thermos) and the Hydro Flask after the hot water was
added. The Hydro Flask outer surface was immediately
warm indicating to me the heat was being transferred
directly thru the poor quality insulated shell.
Save yourself the disappointment and the time needed to
return the item. Don't order.
Did not test for cold beverage.
October 24, 2014