I use an insulated lightweight Thermos Bottle to carry some warm tea or coffee with me which I can enjoy during my breaks while I go for hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing or snowshoeing. Usually, I take a Thermos Bottle with me if my trips are rather short so there is no need for me to take a camping stove and a gas canister with me which also saves some weight. This week we went to Finnish Lapland with our Thermos bottle which we received for testing purposes. In general we were quite happy to have warm tea with us spending the whole day outside with temperatures on average around -10 C and cold wind during the day.

With the Thermos bottle over the arctic circle

On our second day in Lapland we used the Thermos bottle while cross-country skiing.

On the third day we went snowshoeing.

Where we had a break in a Tipi which we found on our trip.

Drinking a cup of tea from a Thermos bottle in Finnish Lapland Winter

On the fourth day we went snowshoeing on the top of the the Fells where we enjoyed a warm cup of tea which helped to warm up our body temperature in the cold Fell winds.

Arc'teryx Tecto FL Jacket- Tubbs XPlore Snowshoes - Arc'teryx Kappa Pants - Thermos Bottle close to the Arctic Circle in Finland


Likes

  • Easy to open/close.
  • Very little that can go wrong.
  • No chance for mechanical failure / one whole item and not moveable / stopper on the top
  • Size: good for 2 people or 1 person for whole day
  • Temperature stays warm but needs to be tested for 24 hours (we have tested it for about 8 hours being outside)
  • Cup on top is rather big and comfortable to drink from
  • No plastic taste
  • Having used it for a week we couldn’t find any traces of brown tea spots inside of the bottle.
  • Handle is easy to carry especially if you are wearing gloves. Without the handle it would be more difficult to hold the bottle with gloves.

opening a Thermos Bottle close to the Arctic Circle - Thermos Bottle - Suunto Ambit3 - Arc'teryx Tecto FL Jacket


Dislikes

Folding the handle / making the bottle compact takes a bit of time. Top ring connected to the the bottle doesn’t want to move that easily preventing the handle from folding in neatly. Requires some effort to move it into the right position.

Thermos Bottles close to the Arctic Circle in Lapland Finland

Size of the Thermos bottle Stainless Steel 1.2l (40 oz / 692 grams) compared to the compact Thermos 1l bottle (32 oz / 523 grams).


Recommendation

This bottle fits easily into any backpack and also has a useful handle. This Thermos bottle feels high quality and should last for a couple of years. Personally, I think smaller bottles than the 1l version does not make any sense since the weight difference is really not worth to mention and you can stay longer outdoors as well. Can’t wait to use my Thermos bottle again on my next winter hiking trip.

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