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
Rated 1 out of 5 by jenika UGH LEAKS
Leaks coffee where it twists on.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by momnlawyer Steaming hot!! or Icy Cold!!
This mug is the best. ever. I love the two different lids. I use mostly the wide mouth lid, because otherwise the hot liquids never cool down!! (I leave the lid open until it is drinkable temp, then close it to keep it warm) I ordered one for each of my kids who are cross country runners. This bottle keeps water cold for practice for them all through the school day until practice after school. I ordered one for myself and my husband. We both use our all day every day. I'm just about ready to throw away all of those other water bottles and travel mugs we've accumulated in search of this one.
October 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Towiesal Coffee thermos
I was really excited, even had my name engraved so no one would take it. I'm only able to take a few sips every hour or so because of the job I have. After 4-5 hrs it is Luke warm. I immediately change the cap after drinking so it would stay hot throughout my shift. Consequently I was quite disappointed. I've always been impressed with the quality of your products before this purchase.
October 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by pfbranch Insulated Bean Canteen by Hydro Flask, 18 oz.
It retains heat & cold no better than mugs that can be purchased for 1/3 the price of $30. They were purchased at the LLBean Flagship Store, Freeport, MA. Mug does not retain heat or cold for hours as advertised.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenFormerlyofMaine All Day Soccer Tourneys? No Problem!
We have more travel mugs than we know what to do with. When this arrived, it immediately went through the soccer test. Arrived at first field at 8:30. By the end of the second game around noon? Still Hot. Like, really hot. And that was with the flippy lid open for most of the time, because I use a straw. :) Excellent product, and I'm debating tossing the other mugs and just getting a couple more of these!
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EgLLbeanShopper so far so good
It's great. Being able to monogram is great, because I lose water bottles too often. Unfortunately the monogram with my last name I chose unfortunately doesn't look quite like it would be the owner's name, as much as a brand label.
The wide mouth along with the screw cap is good for enjoying tea (the aroma needs a wide mouth) and keeping it totally secure in the side mesh pocked of my backpack while I'm bicycle commuting to work / school. I've had problems with other flip top caps for that on other insulated travel cups, so it's good to have both kinds of cap. The heat insulation is very good.
I love it.
October 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by FritzK Not so hot coffee
I bought this at the Victor, NY store and it will be going back next time I'm in the area. I needed a replacement coffee thermos/mug and this looked like the perfect one. The label on the item stated it would keep drinks hot for up to 8 hours, the website indicates up to 12 hours.
I poured hot coffee in it and immediately could feel heat coming through the walls. After an hour the coffee was room temperature. It appears the key words here are "up to". I expect to pay a little more for LL Bean quality but this item fell far short so I'll take it back and look for something else.
October 1, 2014