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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:46am
Subject: Favorite Insulated Tumbler?
 

It's been a while since the review of the Nissan/Thermos products here, and I wondered what folks have been using since.

I got a Thermos Sipp a while ago after some research, but I figured I'd ask you all what you've been using that keeps coffee hot and safe for a while.
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:56am
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We just had this discussion about a month or two ago...must have been just before you joined.  Try the search tool and you should be able to find the thread, so you can see what was said about the following and others.

There were several favorites, such as the Contigo and the Avantro.  

I've been a very happy Avantro user for several years, but ordered two Contigos (one for travel and the other for my office) a week or so ago.  Still waiting though...maybe I'll post a comparison "review" after they arrive?

 
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:01pm
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Before posting I searched on Thermos and didn't find anything.  

I'll look again....  - Found it!
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:24pm
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yeah, that's the thread I was talking about.  Please post back if you decide to buy something.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:24pm
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The Contigo looks cool, but I'd worry about how to clean the magic mechanism.

While I've been satisfied with the Sipp (decent design, easy to clean), I'd like something that holds heat a little better.

I guess I may talk myself into buying one and try a side-by-side with the Sipp to see if it holds heat longer.
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:31pm
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take a look at the Avantro if you're concerned about the washing the mechanism on the Contigo.  They too have a heat retention vs time chart on their website (if you can find - I always seem to have difficulty with that).

 
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:49pm
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Yeah, I'm having trouble finding the Avantro.  I found one OOS on Amazon, is that the model?
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 1:13pm
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no, that's the mug...it sucks cause of the handle and the lid being very low from the drinking surface, and the way the lid opens and closes.

the tumbler is waaaaay better...here's a lousy picture (makes it look squat) of the stainless one... Click Here (www.kaboodle.com)

I looked at the sipp. they're pretty similar I think except the Avantro has a wider top end, so it fits nicely in every cup holder I've ever tried and the width gives you a "compression fit" in your hand (via gravity).  the screw on base (docking station) is awesome. the lid has a much better mechanism for opening and closing, that won't break and when you pour to drink your mouth is actually there where the coffee is coming out, instead of a foot higher (exaggerating).

I'll edit if I find a better place that has all the other colors.

k, here's another one.  I have this color... Click Here (www.amazon.com)

 
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Posted Wed Jan 2, 2013, 2:37pm
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I'm not fond of metal coffee cups so I use a double walled glass tumbler made by takeya. I was concerned about breaking it but so far that has not been a problem.

Click Here (www.takeyausa.com)
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 3:13pm
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We have 2 of the Contigo cups and they work great!  Well made, well insulated, drip free, and they look great, too!
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