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5.0 out of 5 starsSuperb Heat Retention Zojirushi SM-SD60-BC
Reviewed in Australia on 19 August 2019
A great product and highly recommend! It has a easy to use sipper with a small air hole to ensure that your favourite beverage continues to flow smoothly out of the flask. Opening the lid is as simple as clicking the open button (minimal force required) and the lid will flick open and the lid springs ensure that the lid remains back so that your nose/face doesn't touch the lid.
What I love about it is that the lid can be completely disassembled and you can wash everything easily. The locking mechanism is easy to operate with one hand and the lid (to screw on to the flask) is also very secure and requires no/very little tightening pressure when screwing it back on.
There are a number of colours to choose from but I went the safe option of Black to ensure fingerprints and minor scratches are hidden. The Silky Black colour does have a slight reflective gloss but is not something I was worried about and overall doesn't scream attention if holding this in public or placed on a desk (eg. Work).
I have dropped this a few times from off a table (1 meter from the ground) and no real visual surface scratches but your results may vary.
The Zojirushi SM-SD60-BC is not widely available in my region (Australia) and generally don't have an authorised reseller making e-marketplaces like Amazon.com.au and others the only other option to get this item into the country. Free shipping is only available from Amazon US if the total purchased item is over $49 (with Prime membership). So if you are not in a hurry just wait for Amazon Prime Sale days where US shipping is generally waived and free (when Amazon US fulfills the order) otherwise expect to pay nearly half the cost of the product on shipping fees.
3 stars, mainly due to the fact that the gold on mine strips really easily compared to my black or red, easily cleaned, stays hot for 2 days and chilled, and is very good when compared to established brand names like Tiger.
fantastic flask/travel mug does what it says on the tin --but beware item sent from Japan and for some reason attacts a £12,29 customs charge inc a £8 post office handling charge . the first one i ordered did not have a fee still worth it great product
It's ridiculously good at keeping the heat in. My drink stays hot for 10+ hours. No leaks so far. It looks and feels like a premium quality item and it's the right shape to fit the cup holder in a car. The sippy bit and rubber seals in the lid come apart for easy cleaning. Honestly if you want to carry 480ml of steaming hot beverage with you all day, this is the product to get. I'm really pleased with it.
After doing lots of research bought my first Zojirushi cup few years ago. This cup really keeps drinks hot for hours. Therefore, I gave the first one to my sister, then bought another one for me, and this one for my special person as a birthday present.