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I was skeptical about paying $25 for a WATER BOTTLE at first, but my girlfriend bought one and I liked it, and I also had an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket, so I thought, what the heck...
Well, I must say the 'Kanteen' did not disappoint.
Aesthetically, the design is pleasing -- diameter fits well in the hand, not too narrow or wide, even with the added thickness of the insulating vacuum-layer. Wide mouth is much nicer than the normal sized ones of other water bottles. Cap is sturdy, stylish, simple. The entire thing looks and feels well-made of quality materials.
Now, that's all nice, but does it make for a $25-worthy bottle?
I wouldn't have said so until I found out just how well this thing insulates. I filled it up with ice water Tuesday night, so I could have some water by the bed overnight. I woke up Wednesday morning, opened it up -- still a lot of ice in there! I drank some, then, on a hunch, closed it back up and left it all day while I was at work. Wednesday night -- still ice! I took another sip and closed it back up.
Thursday morning... yep, still ice. I drank it down to about 1/3 remaining, then capped it back off. It's now Thursday evening at 7:10 P.M. and there is still a small chunk of ice remaining.
This is indoors, in Florida... so even though it's wintertime the house is still in the low seventies. This means that, in room temperature conditions, this simple-looking water bottle keeps ice frozen for AT LEAST 48 hours, and that's mixing a few handfuls of ice cubes with 16 ounces of tap water. Pretty impressive. Even more impressive is the fact that the bottle isn't cold on the outside, and there's no condensation to sweat onto the wood of my bedframe.
Bottom line: I was skeptical at first, but this bottle is well worth its $25 price tag. Aesthetically and functionally speaking, it's top-notch. I definitely recommend it.