Corkcicle Canteen Classic Review
Cons: Hard to clean, scratches easily, lacks versatility
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Corkcicle Canteen Classic
|Price||$29.99 at Amazon||$39.99 at Backcountry|
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|$8.73 at REI|
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|$26.99 at Amazon||$18.99 at Amazon|
|Pros||Unique shape, simple design, reasonable price tag||Durable, easy to carry, wide mouth for easy cleaning, lid insert for easy drinking||Light, durable, resists flavors, simple design, wide mouth makes for easy filling||Sleek design, affordable, low-profile for filter bottle||Affordable, insulates well, has interchangeable lids, portable|
|Cons||Hard to clean, scratches easily, lacks versatility||Expensive, heavy||Diameter too big for cup holders, wide mouth makes it difficult to drink from when walking or driving||Limited to water use only, small capacity||Paint chipping after a few months of use, flip cap seemed to lack security|
|Bottom Line||A vacuum insulated bottle with a unique shape and sleek lid that's great for cold drinks||Our favorite choice for daily use because of the size, shape, and ease of use in an insulated stainless steel bottle||A tried and tested classic, this model is versatile and reasonably priced||A bottle that is aesthetically appealing and effective at providing filtered water without leaks and other mishaps||This is one of our top ranking bottles because it's easy to use, just the right size, lightweight and inexpensive|
|Rating Categories||Corkcicle Canteen C...||YETI Rambler 26||Nalgene Wide-Mouth||Brita Stainless Ste...||Simple Modern Summit|
|Ease Of Use (40%)|
|Specs||Corkcicle Canteen C...||YETI Rambler 26||Nalgene Wide-Mouth||Brita Stainless Ste...||Simple Modern Summit|
|Body Material||18/8 stainless steel||18/8 stainless steel||Eastman Tritan co-polyester||18/8 stainless steel||18/8 stainless steel|
|Empty weight (oz)||18.4 oz||22 oz||6.4 oz||13.9 oz||12.4 oz|
|Volume (oz)||25 oz||26 oz||34 oz||20 oz||22 oz|
|Bottle weight (oz) per fluid oz capacity||0.74 oz||0.85 oz||0.19 oz||0.7 oz||0.56 oz|
|Mouth diameter||1.5 in||3 in||2.5 in||2 in||2.25 in|
|Base diameter||3 in||3.25 in||3.25 in||2.8 in||3 in|
|Height||11.5 in||10 in||8.25 in||10.75 in||9.5 in|
|Free of Materials||BPA, BPS and Phthalate Free||BPA-free||BPA, BPS and Phthalate Free||BPA-free||BPA-free|
|Cap/Lid Type||Screw cap||Wide-loop cap||Loop-top screw cap||Screw-cap with straw||Screw Cap|
|Volume Options||9 oz, 16 oz, 25 oz, 60 oz||18 oz, 20 oz, 36 oz||16 oz, 48 oz||20 oz||14 oz, 18 oz, 22 oz, 32 oz, 40 oz|
|Warranty||Lifetime Warranty||3 or 5 year warranty||Lifetime Guarantee for normal use||30 day||Limited Warranty|
Our Analysis and Test Results
This bottle has a unique aesthetic and a sleek, modern feel. The Corkcicle Canteen is great for cold beverages and impressed us with its simplicity. There are some shortcomings in terms of overall function, but the bottle is great for specific uses.
Ease of Use
Here, we assess the performance of each bottle in everyday life. The Corkcicle Canteen performed well in this metric overall. We had a few hangups with small design features, but overall appreciated the simplicity of its design. Since it doesn't have a carrying handle, the Corkcicle has an ergonomic shape that allows for comfortable in-hand carry. The lid is sleek and low-profile and the bottom of the bottle is rubberized to reduce slippage and improve grip. Surprisingly, the bottle fits into a car cupholder, despite its large size.
In terms of ease of drinking, this bottle works great for cold drinks, but don't be fooled by the vacuum-insulated design — drinking hot beverages from this narrow-mouthed bottle is tough to recommend, though, because it's hard to control the flow of liquid to only get a small si.
The shiny, metallic copper-colored bottle we tested impressed us at first glance, but we were immediately disappointed when we scraped the paint off just trying to remove the bottle from its packaging. Subsequently, the bottle continued to get scratched and dinged as we used it in our everyday lives. This performance limited its ranking in the lineup when it came to durability.
The Corkcicle Canteen did, however, pass the drop test and the leak test with flying colors. The rubberized bottom helped reduce the impact of a fall on the stainless steel and the Corkcicle walked away from our drop test with no dents. The lid also performed well when we tested it for leaks. Four layers of threads insert into the bottle to create an impressive seal and an easy-to-clean lid. This is one of our favorite lid designs we've tested yet.
The Corkcicle gets an average score in terms of its overall weight, especially compared to other stainless-steel bottles. Empty, this one weighs in at 18.4 ounces, which lands it in the middle when compared to its stainless-steel, insulated peers. Its slimmed-down feature set cuts back on weight where other stainless bottles with more intricate designs end up weighing more. We like the tiny lid and sleek shape on this bottle — it's a great option for folks who yearn for simplicity.
Honestly, we were hesitant to put anything besides water in the Corkcicle Canteen. The narrow mouth was an immediate red flag in terms of lingering flavors since it is very hard to thoroughly clean. When we conducted our taste test by placing an electrolyte drink mix in the bottle and then washing it and checking for lingering flavors, we tasted faint flavors in Corkcicle, even after two washes. This bottle is challenging to clean and its stainless-steel design imparts flavors, limiting its performance in this metric.
As is common with the majority of stainless-steel bottles, the Corkcicle Canteen is an investment. If you are looking for an everyday bottle that will accompany you to the office, be used at home, or be taken on trips, this bottle works fine. It is fairly durable, minus the paint scratching easily, and should last years if treated with care.
This is a sleek and interesting-looking stainless-steel bottle that works great for keeping cold drinks cold. Its ergonomic shape and simple, secure lid are our favorite features. The narrow mouth makes it hard to clean and challenging to drink hot drinks from. It's a fine daily-use bottle if you won't miss the carrying handle and plan on using it primarily for containing cold water.
— Jane Jackson