How long does your bottle keep drinks cold?
The short answer is results will vary….but a long time! Because of all of the different situations out there, we do not guarantee a time period. The 25oz bottles hold ice cold for approximately 18 hours. Some tell us about how they left their Thinksport bottle in the car in 100 degree weather only to return to clinking ice five hours later. Others tell us how we kept their drinks cold for longer than 24 hours. One customer even put our bottle in a thermal testing chamber and reported that it was the best bottle he had ever seen. On average the sports bottles hold contents hot for 4 hours. Because of the double-walled construction you also won't feel the temperature of the products. So its important to be careful if you've placed hot liquids into the bottle.
Do your bottles fit in cup holders or water bottle cages?
Our 350ml/12oz and 500ml/17oz bottles are designed to fit in car cup holders while our 750ml/25oz bottles fit some (but not all). 12oz and 500ml bottles will fit into water bottles cages. The 750ml fits most bottle cages on spin bikes.
Thinksport bottle construction:
The bottles are double-walled stainless steel. The mouth piece is made from polypropylene. We would not advise drinking directly from a metal top. The collar of the bottles and the screw on cap are encased in stainless steel.
There is an internal silicone washer. There is no liner inside the bottle or chemical coatings. The bottles are tested for chemicals like BPA, phthalates, heavy metals and biologically harmful chemicals.
What type of stainless steel do you use?
Our bottles are made of 18/8 medical-grade 304 stainless steel and do not have any type of liner.
What are the dimensions of your bottles?
750ml (25oz): 10” high x 3” wide
350ml (12oz): 8” x 2.5” wide
Where are your bottles manufactured?
Our sports bottles are made in China. To proactively address any potential concerns, we’ll mention that all of our products adhere to our strict chemical policy. The Thinksport bottles have been and continue to be tested globally to insure their safety. In fact, our bottles undergo rigorous chemical and biologic testing from multiple laboratories to insure that they do not contain or leach toxic chemicals. Furthermore, Whole Foods has audited our facilities for compliance in Good Manufacturing processes. Regarding quality, the thinksport bottle has been thoroughly field-tested since our inception over four years ago with excellent results.
How do I care for my Thinksport bottle?
While we recommend hand washing our bottles, they are dishwasher safe. We would recommend lodging the strap so that it doesn't get caught by the rotor. You can also remove the strap from around the neck of the bottle. Please see our Facebook page to view the Coffee Top accessory video, which demonstrates pulling the strap off.
Please note that we do not use Lead in our paint. While you might think that this is obvious, the test for Lead in Europe and the US allows for low levels of Lead. The type of test also measures what is coming off the bottle in a solution, which could easily be nothing. We test the paint in its wet state, which produces test numbers that are accurate depictions of what is in the paint. Do not use any abrasives on the outer surface.
Why a sport bottle?
When we introduced the Thinksport bottle over 8 years ago, most reusable bottles were made of polycarbonate material, which leaches Bisphenol-A (BPA). More recently, it has been shown that aluminum bottles with epoxy liners also leach this harmful chemical. So we first and foremost set out to find a safe material that adhered to our strict chemical policy. All Thinksport bottles are made of 18/8 medical- grade stainless steel. We then went on to design our bottles to be highly functional and great-looking too!
How is the Thinksport bottle different?
All Thinksport bottles are super insulated to keep the contents cold or hot for hours. You can fill our bottle with ice and your favorite drink and enjoy a cold drink without the bottle sweating all over your gym bag, backpack, or desk. All of our bottles also feature a wide mouth opening (for ease of filling and cleaning) and a smaller polypropylene spout (for convenient drinking). We’ve also built in unique functionality like an interior mesh filter that keeps ice from blocking the drinking spout and allows users to brew tea on the go. So, you get a high-quality insulated sport bottle for about the same price as the other guys’ basic single-walled bottles.