"Sweet Design, but shipped by carnival apes"
I just got the bottle, with the cutesy, non-protective packaging. Love the design, but really really hate the great big dent in the side. It makes it wobble and ruins the lines...and I bet it compromises its ability to insulate.I do seriously love how the cap works. I bought it to drink lots of water after surgery, and they tell me I should avoid swallowing air. Easy to accomplish with this cap.I would exchange the bottle, but surgery is next week, and I would never get a replacement in time. So it will wobble, and look a little oogey. At least it works.
I bought this after losing two Contigo stainless steel insulated water bottles in a row. I was hoping the quality of the bottle was going to be on par with Contigo, and was surprised to find out that they are actually made by the same company. Avex and Contigo bottles are pretty much the same basic design, but I now prefer Avex. The increase in capacity (24 vs 20 ounces), ergonomic shape, and style of the cap, give it the upper hand in my book.
While on vacation in Kansas City I purchased on of these bottles at a Moosejaw store. I got it for making HOT tea so it was a good thing I didn't see the (NOT FOR HOT BEVERAGES) note in the instructions. It works great! After making my tea I swirl the bottle and press the button to vent pressure. I do this a few times till no more pressure vents. I have had only slight seepage at the top seals. Press the button and we're good to go. I have a 25 minute commute to work. By the time I get there I have a perfect cup of HOT tea. Even two hours later it's still very warm. It works the same for cold tea also.Love it so much I'm buying another! My only request would be a larger bottle mouth so I could use larger tea balls.
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