Recently it was my husband’s birthday and even though he doesn’t normally care for a celebration or gifts, I decided to buy him a Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler. He had been using a ceramic mug with a silicone lid for a few years, and I knew that he would appreciate a better, lighter, and safer cup for his coffee; and one that wouldn’t break.
Anyway, the afternoon before his birthday, it arrived in the mail. No one knew what it was, except for me, and the kids were too excited to wait for their dad’s birthday the following day, so they insisted that he opened it there and then, even before I had a chance to wrap it.
Needless to say that he was quite happy. The tumbler is so beautiful and has such a nice finish. The 16oz or nearly 500ml is perfect for him (the tumbler also comes in 8oz and 20oz). And this means that he can order a large coffee at any café and have it fit nicely in his tumbler.
Apart from keeping your drink at the desired temperature, another area of concern when it comes to tumblers or coffee cups is the lid. I am glad to say that the Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler lid fits perfectly, and is quite snug; it is not exactly spill-proof though, as there is a permanent opening in it from where you drink and so you have to be careful. I must admit that the lid left me a little suspicious about the claim that the drink remains hot for 4 hours, or cold for 20. Naturally, I decided to test this out and make sure!
It just happened that on his birthday we had a camping trip planned and so, the next morning before we left for our trip, we made a hot coffee, poured into the tumbler and started to film our “test” that would see how well it would work over the next 5 hours.
You can watch the video below. But before you do, there is something I would like to add, because I didn’t mention it in the video. The tumbler remains cool to touch pretty much all the time. It is a huge surprise when you taste your coffee after a long while and it is still piping hot. It seems that your hand leads you to expect a different temperature when you take a sip. My husband found out (the hard way) that you need to be cautious with this or else you will burn you lips or tongue. He actually adds a little cold water in his tea or coffee to make sure it’s the correct temperature right from the start.
Once you know how to use your Klean Kanteen tumbler, you will no doubt enjoy it for many years. All Klean Kanteen bottles are a safe, healthy and better alternative to the toxic plastic single-use containers that are on the market today. The affordable bottles and accessories are made to last a lifetime and come with a Strong-As-Steel Guarantee, in which Klean Kanteen® guarantees that their products will “hold up to whatever life throws at them”.
I highly recommend that you consider Klean Kanteen bottles. I doubt that you will regret it!