It is exactly as advertised -- a very stylish canteen, rugged within obvious limits. I've never used the straw/sip top, since i stop often to take pictures etc., and have coffee from it then! Obs, you need two bottle cages - one for coffee and one for water (I've not used the canteen for water - I freeze half of my water bottle, and I do not think it would work well with the Velo. The thing is pricey, but the quality matches the price. Great idea!
The top of the canteen is scratched and pitted for this kind of money you would expect better ?????
So far, I love it! It’s solid, well made, heritage grade. The cap is beautiful, works well with my arthritic hands, but hefty. For a cycling bottle, I’m surprised at the weight. My small Hydro Flask (which I stripped and polished to match the stainless cap) is much lighter. I’m not sure how to clean the deep recesses in the plastic cap without a dishwasher. I’ve tried every brush I own and none suffice. (Water only for the straw cap…) I bought this for coffee anyway… It looks really bitchin’ on my olive green, ‘98 Rivendell Atlantis! It fits King, as well as Nitto wire cages. Don’t do you dare use plastic or carbon cages! With the dimpled surface, cage scrapes don’t look as bad. Makes cheap coffee taste like the finest Italian fresh brew…. (not really) It’s worth the weight, unless you do a lot of climbing.
Disappointed with the actual performance of the bottle. Aesthetics… however are great. Took it out for 2 rides in close to freezing temps expecting a hot coffee ☕️. After an hour my coffee was tepid to mild at best. At normal temperatures this should be more regulated but I bought this specifically for colder winter riding. Even after trying to boil my coffee I had the same result. Not what I expected - but it looks nice! What can I say convection is a bitch…
Good for the price. Metal cap is on the heavy side, and way too much packaging.
Looks great. Good quality. Really wish for more capacity at this price. Bought as a gift and was very well received.
I like the velo canteen. Only thing I do not like it the edge on the metal cap. I think it needs to be rounded out more. I can see sliding this into my frame that the sharp edge will gouge the finish.
out of the box, i like the looks of it. well made, sturdy, and functional. two tops included, a sippy lid and the regular one. i like it enough to have gotten another one to give as an xmas gift. sharp looking product. hint, it's not for weight weenies.
This bottle passes the briefcase challenge, i.e. it will not leak when you carry it in a bag. Perfect for that mid-morning coffee break. The insulating effect will maintain the temperature of your beverage for hours, better than any other bottle or travel mug I've used. Be sure to warm the bottle before you put hot drinks in. The stainless steel body and lid are a heat sink and will turn a hot drink into a warm drink in a minute or two if you pour the hot drink directly into a room temperature bottle. Warm the bottle with a little hot water, which you discard before pouring your hot coffee. The website gives the impression that there are two lids: an active lid and a stainless steel lid. I ordered a bottle and discovered only one lid in the box, the stainless steel one. I don't recall seeing an option to specify one lid or the other when ordering, and was led to believe that both lids would be in the box when it arrived. This is the only reason I gave it less than five stars.
Jon Eric F.
It didn't come with the Sport cap as I was expecting... The alloy screw-on cap is fairly heavy Overall seems like a quality stainless steel thermo bottle How do I get the Sport cap?
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