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    Thermos heads up

    Thermos ultimate 900ml 25 quid on amazon
    I've been through many flasks over the past few years. This one has about the same thermal efficiency as the thermos king but is much much lighter. It's my flask of choice these days.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Thermos ultimate 900ml 25 quid on amazon
    I've been through many flasks over the past few years. This one has about the same thermal efficiency as the thermos king but is much much lighter. It's my flask of choice these days.
    Never had you down as a train spotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jools View Post
    Never had you down as a train spotter.
    Heads up for tartan travel blankets appearing next week
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Thermos ultimate 900ml 25 quid on amazon
    I've been through many flasks over the past few years. This one has about the same thermal efficiency as the thermos king but is much much lighter. It's my flask of choice these days.
    Cheaper than the 500 ml version at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Thermos ultimate 900ml 25 quid on amazon
    I've been through many flasks over the past few years. This one has about the same thermal efficiency as the thermos king but is much much lighter. It's my flask of choice these days.
    Seconded, one of the best Iíve ever used toss up between this and zjorushi for the absolute best

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    Thanks, ordered!

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    Could not resist!

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    I feel a sudden urge to buy one, but I dunno why I need it..
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    Thanks for the heads up OP. Just ordered one. This will make a fantastic gift to my parents from my dog. I am not even joking.

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    Just what I needed (apparently)😀

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    looks good value for money and lightweight, I'm tempted although I've just bought a Thermocafe 1.0L

    any recommendations for cup/mugs?

    the mrs & I usually share a flask for a couple of brews or cups of soup, the flask usually has 1'mug' only

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    I've never understood Thermos flasks, I mean when you fill it with hot water it keeps it hot and when you fill it with cold water it keeps it cold. But how does is know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    I've never understood Thermos flasks, I mean when you fill it with hot water it keeps it hot and when you fill it with cold water it keeps it cold. But how does is know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna1138 View Post
    looks good value for money and lightweight, I'm tempted although I've just bought a Thermocafe 1.0L

    any recommendations for cup/mugs?

    the mrs & I usually share a flask for a couple of brews or cups of soup, the flask usually has 1'mug' only
    No comparison between the thermocafe range and thermos's top line. If you buy the ultimate and do some tests yourself the difference will be obvious

    Cups /mugs are a slightly more tricky area

    I could ramble on but i would possible risk boring even myself.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    That's a lot of espresso even by my standards

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    Mugs zjorushi, kleancanteen (mkii lid) or the avex ones in costco, I seem to have an obsession with all things thermos related I've even got a cupboard dedicated to them lol.


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    Have had the same thermos for 25 years!, I "bought" it with tiger tokens that you used to get with Esso petrol. Fantastic quality flasks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    Mugs zjorushi, kleancanteen (mkii lid) or the avex ones in costco, I seem to have an obsession with all things thermos related I've even got a cupboard dedicated to them lol.


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    It's all about the lid

    The problem with the contigo ones is that while it provides a good thermal barrier and liquid security it is pretty complicated which doesn't make for easy cleaning.

    The zoji ones are good. I used to really like my simple 300ml lifeventure, also had a cheapy issue /bcb copy. I liked the simplicity of these and the fact they were pretty good at heat retention for 300ml. Don't know if they have gone downhill in recent years though. Bought a couple of LV ones recently and will report back in due course.

    I'll give klean canteen a look. Wasnt aware of them before. Cheers.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Bought a couple of LV ones recently.
    Lid Verte?





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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Bought a couple of LV ones recently.
    Louis Vuitton?

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    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    It's all about the lid

    The problem with the contigo ones is that while it provides a good thermal barrier and liquid security it is pretty complicated which doesn't make for easy cleaning.

    The zoji ones are good. I used to really like my simple 300ml lifeventure, also had a cheapy issue /bcb copy. I liked the simplicity of these and the fact they were pretty good at heat retention for 300ml. Don't know if they have gone downhill in recent years though. Bought a couple of LV ones recently and will report back in due course.

    I'll give klean canteen a look. Wasnt aware of them before. Cheers.

    The newer contigo are far far easier to clean, however the kleancanteen ones as the name suggests are superb because the lid strips down completely in 5 seconds and goes back together again too. Well worth a look


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    I've been surfing klean kanteens for the past fifteen minutes and have been licking my computer screen in anticipation.
    Ive remembered i have seen them before but wrote them off as too good to be true, the best looking flasks are rarely the good performers
    But really like the look of the mid size wide neck flask with the new style cap. Think i might pull the trigger on one of those bad boys.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Whilst on the general subject - Chilly's water bottles - any good?

    I've always used Sigg water bottlers (with the insulating jackets) but the Chilly's do get good reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I've been surfing klean kanteens for the past fifteen minutes and have been licking my computer screen in anticipation.
    Ive remembered i have seen them before but wrote them off as too good to be true, the best looking flasks are rarely the good performers
    But really like the look of the mid size wide neck flask with the new style cap. Think i might pull the trigger on one of those bad boys.
    I love the fact that you are genuinely excited about thermos flasks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    I've never understood Thermos flasks, I mean when you fill it with hot water it keeps it hot and when you fill it with cold water it keeps it cold. But how does is know?
    Reminded me of this:

    DAVID Beckham goes shopping, and sees something interesting in the
    kitchen department of a large department store.
    "What's that?" he asks. "A Thermos flask," replies the assistant.
    "What does it do?" asks Becks. The assistant tells him it keeps hot
    things hot and cold things cold. Really impressed, Beckham buys one and
    takes it
    along to his next training session.
    "Here, boys, look at this," Beckham says proudly. "It's a Thermos
    flask."
    The lads are impressed.
    "What does it do?" they ask.
    "It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold,"says David.
    "And what have you got in it?" asks Roy Keane.
    "Two cups of coffee and a choc ice," replies David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    I've been surfing klean kanteens for the past fifteen minutes and have been licking my computer screen in anticipation.
    Ive remembered i have seen them before but wrote them off as too good to be true, the best looking flasks are rarely the good performers
    But really like the look of the mid size wide neck flask with the new style cap. Think i might pull the trigger on one of those bad boys.
    I've got a few of them in different sizes and they're very hard to find fault with now, the new style cap is out the old style leaked. I'd put them on par with zjorushi and easier to clean, the only negative is they're not one hand opening or should I say not easy one hand opening. Try one I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I was.
    I'm also grateful there another weirdo like me out there with a penchant for flasks and thermal mugs lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    I've got a few of them in different sizes and they're very hard to find fault with now, the new style cap is out the old style leaked. I'd put them on par with zjorushi and easier to clean, the only negative is they're not one hand opening or should I say not easy one hand opening. Try one I'm sure you'll be as impressed as I was.
    I'm also grateful there another weirdo like me out there with a penchant for flasks and thermal mugs lol


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    one hand opening is of course essential if you are supping whilst cruising thermalcups.com
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    one hand opening is of course essential if you are supping whilst cruising thermalcups.com
    It can be done and I've got the knack now but it's not zjorushi or avex easy but miles easier to clean. Also the drink doesn't slop out when left open in my cup holder either so for me they're nigh on perfect, let me know your thoughts when it arrives.

    We both know you have to buy one now lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    one hand opening is of course essential if you are supping whilst cruising thermalcups.com
    It can be done and I've got the knack now but it's not zjorushi or avex easy but miles easier to clean. Also the drink doesn't slop out when left open in my cup holder either so for me they're nigh on perfect, let me know your thoughts when it arrives.

    We both know you have to buy one now lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Thermos ultimate 900ml 25 quid on amazon
    I've been through many flasks over the past few years. This one has about the same thermal efficiency as the thermos king but is much much lighter. It's my flask of choice these days.
    Are these easy to break down and clean thoroughly as most flasks Iíve bought in the past are a bugger to clean thoroughly.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    Are these easy to break down and clean thoroughly as most flasks Iíve bought in the past are a bugger to clean thoroughly.
    Cheers.
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    If i didn't find it easy to clean it would not be on bignose daves list of recommended purchases
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
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    If i didn't find it easy to clean it would not be on bignose daves list of recommended purchases
    Thatís good enough for me! 🤗
    Ordered! Cheers.

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    Result!! I had a flask on the Christmas list for my dad for fishing. Just ordered 👍

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    One handed opening those flasks.. place between the thighs and twist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    One handed opening those flasks.. place between the thighs and twist?

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    Yep you can do that, I've got it with one hand now flicking the mechanism as I pick it up with my index finger.


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    Mass drop have a zjorushi mug on offer too anyone else who has this strange obsession.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    Thanks for the heads up OP. Just ordered one. This will make a fantastic gift to my parents from my dog. I am not even joking.
    Think Iíll ask my stepdaughterís labrador (Ozzie) for one..........he spends lots of time with me thesedays! Ideal way for him to show how grateful he is.

    I get v. frustrated with cheap flasks that are poor, might treat myself to one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Whilst on the general subject - Chilly's water bottles - any good?

    I've always used Sigg water bottlers (with the insulating jackets) but the Chilly's do get good reviews.
    I haven't used chilli's but have a s'well and 2 hydro flasks. I can thoroughly recommend both but prefer the hydroflask as the neck is wider so it it easier to put ice in and to clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    I love the fact that you are genuinely excited about thermos flasks
    'a man who is tired of thermos flasks is tired of life' h.d.thoreau
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    'a man who is tired of thermos flasks is tired of life' h.d.thoreau
    Isn't that also a quote from Cimino's 'The Deer Hunter'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootneck View Post
    It can be done and I've got the knack now but it's not zjorushi or avex easy but miles easier to clean. Also the drink doesn't slop out when left open in my cup holder either so for me they're nigh on perfect, let me know your thoughts when it arrives.

    We both know you have to buy one now lol


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    Went for the 592 wide mouth cafe cap

    Pleased with it. Impressed by the cap design.


    Will test it on my next trip to baffin island
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Went for the 592 wide mouth cafe cap

    Pleased with it. Impressed by the cap design.


    Will test it on my next trip to baffin island
    Superb, the cap design is one of the best I've seen from a cleaning perspective.


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    My Thermos arrived very impressed with it, certainly looks the part.
    I will try it out when I venture out into the lakes over the Christmas period.
    One thing puzzles me, the cleaning instructions say do not submerge?? Is it possibly to stop the water getting behind the plastics.
    Unless itís a generic thermos instruction sheet to cover a wide flask range.

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    I bought a Zojirushi about four years ago on foot of recommendations from this forum. It's been one of my best purchases. I use it every day and it's faultless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    My Thermos arrived very impressed with it, certainly looks the part.
    I will try it out when I venture out into the lakes over the Christmas period.
    One thing puzzles me, the cleaning instructions say do not submerge?? Is it possibly to stop the water getting behind the plastics.
    Unless itís a generic thermos instruction sheet to cover a wide flask range.
    Mine arrived few days ago (thanks OP!) but didn't get any instructions (don't think I missed it) just the flask in plastic bag with ring of card with model details around flask.

    Agree it looks good - nice bronze finish which wasn't obvious from amazon picture. Very slight downside it isn't particularly stable (though only really important for filling).

    Might buy another for Mrs K and chuck out some of the duff ones which occupy shelf in a kitchen cupboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Mine arrived few days ago (thanks OP!) but didn't get any instructions (don't think I missed it) just the flask in plastic bag with ring of card with model details around flask.

    Agree it looks good - nice bronze finish which wasn't obvious from amazon picture. Very slight downside it isn't particularly stable (though only really important for filling).

    Might buy another for Mrs K and chuck out some of the duff ones which occupy shelf in a kitchen cupboard.
    My instructions were inside of flask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    My instructions were inside of flask.
    Don't think mine were, I'll check but will be soggy now!

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    Can we see some pictures please?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Can we see some pictures please?


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    what of?
    landscapes, fluffy kittens?
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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