Like many of us, I have water bottles coming out of my ears (or at least overfilling cabinets and pantries). Vanquest’s 32 ounce water bottle has become my favorite lately. At least when I can find it, as my wife and children regularly steal it for their own use.

From the manufacturer’s website:

This insulated stainless steel water bottle is vacuum-sealed and insulated. It is the ideal companion for your adventures. With a 32-oz (950 ml) capacity that can keep cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 6 hours, you will be able to hike, ride or enjoy the range with your favorite drink any time. Feel great about cutting down on the number of plastic bottles with this reusable and durable bottle.

Specs & Features

  • Net Weight: 15oz
  • Size: 9.25 (H) X 3.50 (W) X 3.50 (D)
  • Phthalate-Free and BPA-Free
  • Sweat-Proof and durable powder coating
  • Keeps cold up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours
  • Compatible with the HYDRA Water Bottle Holder
  • Materials:18/8 #304 Stainless Steel

This water bottle is outstanding. It keeps your liquids cold or hot, as desired equally well. It is very well made, the powder coating providing a durable non-slip surface. Likewise, the double wall stainless steel construction provides excellent insulation and prevents external condensation. The rubber grip ring on the cap makes for easy opening even with gloves on.

How well does it work?

To test hot water, I put boiling water (212 degrees) in it, closed the lid and set it aside. 12 hours later, the temperature measured 130 degrees, not too far below the temp of a fresh cup of coffee. As Vanquest advertises it will keep items hot for 6 hours, I was very pleasantly surprised at how warm it still was.

Likewise, testing for cold temps, I filled the thermos with a little less than a cup of ice and the remainder cool water. 10 hours later the ice had melted. But at even 15 hours later the water remained cold.


Cost – List price is $23.99, below many in its peer group. 5.

Comfort – Easy to grab and hold on too, easy to use. 5

Durability – Extremely robust and well made, an easy 5.

Functionality – Very functional, does what you need it to. 5

Weight – At or slightly above its peer group. This is the only negative I see. 3

Overall rating – 23. I love this bottle. Now if I can just find which of my kids took it.

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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By DougP

Doug is a former CIA officer with extensive overseas experience in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has an MBA from Wharton and worked in high tech, private equity and manufacturing. He regularly writes on business and intelligence topics for both web and print publications and advises on film and TV productions

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