The CityLoop Thermavac from Aladdin is their latest eCycle sustainable material water bottle for keeping drinks temperature controlled, writes Mike Gormley.
Aladdin have long been at the forefront of manufacturing containers to drink from; since 1908 in fact. This is their latest product and importantly the double-walled bottle is made from about 90% recycled eCycle Stainless Steel.
The Thermavac, as the name suggests, will keep your drink cool or warm over a long period; quoted as twelve hours, it certainly works for the one I have. At this time of year it has been keeping my chosen ‘wet’ nicely chilled when out and about. It fits neatly into most standard drink bottle holders and at 0.6 litre is a convenient size to have with you on most occasions. It also stands well on your desk, as mine is doing now. The long thin shape also allows it to slip easily into a small pack or rucksack.
The CityLoop element works well out of the city as well! As not one to spend much time in any city if I can help it, I have not been able to ‘test’ this bit, but for sure it is a handy design to hang on your finger or just haul the bottle out of your bag. It is of a soft pliable material and works as a good handle to open the top, which takes just a convenient three quarter turn to open and shut. The neck is by nature of the design quite narrow but fine to drink from, in fact very good because of this. No valves and mechanisms to get fouled up.
When one wants to give it a good clean it is dishwasher safe. There is a good range of colours but this one is, appropriately, powder coated matt black. It is very durable which I did test, by mistake, as I dropped it so now has a small dent in the base. But that is all.
Does the job well, as you would expect for this well-known name.
*Thermavac is a registered trademark of Aladdin.
[images © Mike Gormley]