I bought the 26 oz bottle in Carolina Blue a couple weeks ago, after researching several different types of similar bottles. Mostly everything I read had this bottle rated as the top or near the top and, for the price, it easily seemed like the best bargain. Here's what I've got after two weeks. The bottle definitely sweats. Not the whole day, but usually for the first hour after filling it with ice and water, the bottle will sweat. It's not a lot, like you would get with a glass or plastic bottle, but it's enough that I need to wipe it off with a tissue to get it dry. Ice retention is OK. I've primarily been using it at work, which is air conditioned. I leave for work at about 8, and I have a full bottle of ice and water. By about noon or 1, the ice is pretty much all gone and I need to refill it. In part, that is because I am adding new water that melts the ice. If you are able to use larger sized ice cubes, I would bet the ice will keep much longer (i.e. a large square ice cube you might get at a restaurant in your whiskey on the rocks). Overall, I'm pleased and I like the bottle. I'm most disappointed about the fact that the bottle sweats, frankly. I'd definitely give it a four or five stare review if it weren't for the sweating. Even after the ice is melted, the bottle keeps the drink cold for a long time.
26oz Bottle, Stainless
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26oz. RTIC Bottles are stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulated. Keeps your drinks ice cold longer - works great for hot beverages. 100% leak proof cap with a three finger grip. Extra wide opening for easy filling, drinking and cleaning. Made with durable kitchen-grade steel.
Opening 3". Base 3.25", Height 10.5"
Double Wall Vacuum Insulation
Maximum temperature retention & insulates hands from the cold
Keeps Ice Longer
Holds ice for up to 24 hours.
Keeps it Hot
Works great for hot beverages.
Air Tight Seal
Heavy duty lid seal locks in the cold.
No Sweat Exterior
The outside stays dry. No need for a coaster.
18/8 Stainless Steel
Strong stainless steel construction.