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The Thermos Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle That Keeps Ice Water Ice Cold Up to 12 Hours

Updated on October 31, 2016
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The Thermos Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle keeps ice water cold for up to 12 hours, and it's also leak-proof and condensation-free!
The Thermos Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle keeps ice water cold for up to 12 hours, and it's also leak-proof and condensation-free! | Source

Still Searching for the Perfect Water Bottle? The Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless-Steel Hydration Bottle May Be the Answer

I've spent more than a decade searching for a hydration bottle that could live up to my demanding expectations. Just when I was about to give up, I finally found it: the Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless-Steel Hydration Bottle.

If your search for the perfect water bottle is still ongoing, this Thermos hydration bottle just might end your quest.

Finding a durable, reusable water bottle that is slim, easy to hold, great-looking and leak-proof so I can carry around with me even in my purse allows me to avoid buying bottled water in mostly non-biodegradable plastic bottles that end up in a landfill after a single use. And finding one that stays room temperature and condensation-free on the outside while keeping my ice water ice cold on the inside for up to 12 full hours means I drink more water and stay better hydrated.

What Makes This Thermos Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Hydration Bottle Perfect?

Here's why I think the Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless-Steel Hydration Bottle is the perfect water bottle.

  • It keeps ice water ice cold — with some ice still remaining — for up to 12 hours! During the day I try to drink and refill it every couple of hours (4x a day), but at night I refill it with ice water and keep it on my night table by my bed and there's still ice in it the next morning when I wake up. I can have a drink of ice water if I wake up thirsty in the middle of the night, and I have ice water to take my vitamins and medications with in the morning.
  • It's 100% leak-proof so I can carry it in a briefcase, purse or tote bag without worrying about any of the other contents getting wet - especially important papers, business cards, credit cards or portable electronics like my iPhone and digital camera.
  • The outside remains absolutely dry and condensation-free. That means this Thermos water bottle doesn't leave water rings on wood surfaces, won't leave puddles of condensation on coasters, and won't ruin any important paper next to it ... or even under it! So it's perfect for a desk at an office or home office. (I've found the only way to get in my 8 glasses of water a day is to keep my Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless-Steel Hydration Bottle within sight and arm's reach at all times.)
  • It's made of durable stainless steel inside and out that won't shatter like a glass-lined vacuum bottle if it's dropped accidentally.
  • It doesn't affect the fresh, clean taste of the water inside. I'm extremely sensitive to metal or plastic water bottles that affect the taste of the water inside; this Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless-Steel Hydration Bottle leaves the water's taste unchanged.
  • Its slim profile and ribbed grip make it easy to hold comfortably and securely, even with fairly small hands like mine ... and even with sweaty palms so I can stay hydrated during exercise or while out in the summer heat.
  • It has a wide mouth that's easy to fill with ice and a comfortable drinking spout that lets me guzzle my ice water without having to tilt my head back and upend the bottle (which usually results in the front of my shirt or top getting wet - you know what I'm talking about!).
  • It's very easy to clean because of the wide opening of the drinking spout in the cap as well as the wide mouth of the bottle itself and the lack of a straw. I don't even mind the fact that it needs to be hand washed, first because it takes less than a minute with the OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set I've recommended below (which also makes cleaning nearly any type of bottle or jar MUCH quicker and easier) but also because I keep mine with me 24/7, so I wouldn't want to be without it while it was in the dishwasher.
  • It's BPA-free. The body of the bottle is made from double-walled stainless steel and the top is made from 100% BPA-free material.
  • The button that opens the flip-top lid is located within easy reach of the thumb of the hand that's holding the bottle for one-handed operation. So whether I'm taking my vitamins or carrying a bag of groceries, I don't need to use both hands to take a sip of cold water.

Flip-Top Lid withThumb-Level Button Lets You Hold the Bottle and Open the Lid with One Hand

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Good Looks as Well as Great Performance

The 18-ounce Thermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle (model 2465) also boasts sophisticated good looks that are equally appropriate for a business meeting and a long run. It comes in a choice of three great looking finishes: regular Stainless Steel, Charcoal gray, and Midnight Blue. Since my husband's bottle has the regular Stainless Steel finish, I bought mine in the Charcoal finish so we could tell them apart. I've just ordered another one in the striking Midnight Blue finish as a backup in case either of our beloved bottles is lost of stolen. Now that we've finally found the perfect water bottle, we don't ever want to be without ours again.

Comparison of Thermos TherMax patented double wall stainless steel high vacuum insulated technology vs. double wall glass insulated, double wall foam insulated, double wall construction and single wall / non-insulated construction.
Comparison of Thermos TherMax patented double wall stainless steel high vacuum insulated technology vs. double wall glass insulated, double wall foam insulated, double wall construction and single wall / non-insulated construction. | Source

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The Longer I Use This Water Bottle, the More I Appreciate It

I keep my Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle with me literally 24/7 — on my desk, in my purse or tote, on my night table, in the car, when I'm exercising, walking, on vacation, at the beach, you name it. And with its clean, industrial design, it's sleek and attractive enough to take to business meetings.

Does the 18-ounce Thermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle fit your idea of the "perfect" water bottle?

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Tip: Keep Your Hydration Bottle Clean with the OXO Water Bottle Cleaning Brush Set

Since the Thermos 18 oz. Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Hydration Bottle should be hand washed and not put in the dishwasher, it's important to have the right set of brushes for cleaning both parts thoroughly and easily. The set of three water bottle cleaning brushes from OXO Good Grips allow you to hand wash any hydration bottle or any water bottle quickly, easily and thoroughly.

  • The largest brush has a very long handle and a tapered brush head that's slim enough to fit easily into our water bottles. The stiff bristles at the tip clean inside the bottom easily and the rest of the bristles are soft and clean inside the bottle efficiently without scratching the inner walls.
  • The bristles of the detail brush form a loop that's perfect for cleaning inside the lid and into all the screw-on threads.
  • The long handled, slim drinking straw brush is great for cleaning inside the drinking spout.


A Great, Affordable Gift for Everyone on Your Gift List!

Give the Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle This Holiday Season or Any Time!

It's the perfect gift for anyone else who cares about staying cool, healthy and hydrated.

There's no need for you, your spouse, partner, friend, relative or co-worker to settle for a water bottle that leaks or "sweats" condensation, has a mouth too narrow to fill with ice easily, isn't easy to clean and/or can't keep water ice cold all day long.

Do yourself or them a favor and buy the Thermos Vacuum Insulated 18-Ounce Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle. Mine is my constant companion day and night and it has helped me increase my daily water intake dramatically. In addition to the many health, weight loss and fitness advantages to staying well hydrated, my skin has never looked better.

© 2013 Margaret Schindel

Have You Found Your Perfect Water Bottle Yet? Do You Think the Thermos 18-Ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Hydration Bottle Might Be It?

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Virginia Allain: Thanks, Virginia! My husband and I both are still wild about ours. I hope this water bottle / hydration bottle makes you as happy as ours are making us. :)

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      Virginia Allain 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Sounds perfect. We've tried so many and they just don't keep the water cold more than a few hours.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks so much, D.! I'm delighted that you enjoyed my review of this sonnet-worthy water bottle and I know you'll love it once you get yours. :D

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      I need one! Could have really used this on my recent vision quest. A water bottle worthy of poetic verse, for sure. Love your creative review.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @SheGetsCreative: Thanks, A.! That's been a huge benefit for me, too. Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed my product review! :)

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      Angela F 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

      The fact that it's condensation proof puts it at the top of my list!

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Charlino99: Thanks, Charlino! As you can tell, I give this one my highest recommendation...and I've tried at least a dozen others before finally finding this one. I hope this turns out to be your perfect water bottle, too! :)

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Susan Zutautas: Thanks so much, Susan! I'm so glad you enjoyed both my sonnet and my product review. And I really appreciate your kind comment. :)

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      Tonie Cook 3 years ago from USA

      Love this! I've been looking for a good water bottle, and this has piqued my interest.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love the poem! Great review!

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @David Stone1: Thanks so much for your very kind words, Dave! I'm delighted that my review answered all your questions about this wonderful bottle and that you enjoyed my sonnet. :) I really appreciate your kind words!

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Ruthi: Thanks so much, Ruthi! I'm so glad you enjoyed my sonnet as well as my review. Yes, the condensation-free aspect is wonderful! Everything in my purse stays dry as a bone, and I can put my water bottle down on my nice wood night stand or side table without so much as a coaster! Thanks for your lovely comment. :)

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      Gotta love a review that includes a poem. I couldn't think of a single question that this review didn't answer. Perfect for New York where the next refreshing drink can be hard to find.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Wouldn't you know it - 'tis the poetry sold me on this thermos! (What can I say, I'm a poet!) Condensation-free is truly the feature clincher for me, as there is not a thing worse than moisture dampening the contents of my thermos carrying bag.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks so much, Susan! I really appreciate your kind feedback. :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      18 ounces is a nice size and I love the features you mentioned. I'm with Robin on the cleaning tool set - I can see where that would be very, very helpful. Great review, fun sonnet! Thanks!

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @aka-rms: Thanks, Robin! It really makes a huge difference if you have a reusable water bottle; cleaning's a breeze! I'll bet it would work for sippy cups, too. :)

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      Robin S 3 years ago from USA

      I especially like the cleaning tool you've added here. That's a handy gadget that I surely could use.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @ChristyZ: Thanks so much for letting me know, Christy! I'm absolutely crazy about mine (in case you couldn't tell!). ;) Please let me know how you like it once you receive it!

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      ChristyZ 3 years ago

      I'm always lugging around Rubbermaid plastic water bottles, which sometimes leak. This Thermos looks amazing! I love how it keeps the water cold for so long and doesn't leak, I'm going to have to get one of these.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      @Nancy Hardin: Thanks for your helpful comment, Nancy! I couldn't agree more. And these Thermos hydrating bottles are very reasonable - well under $20 for an unbreakable, great-performing bottle that should provide many years of excellent service. :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thermos is one of the most recognized names in the business, and I bought two Thermos travel mugs before our vacation this summer. We were absolutely amazed at their ability to keep a beverage either hot or cold, (whatever it was when you put it in there) for so many hours. Thermos may cost a few cents more, but they darn sure do the job better than any other drink container I've ever used.

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