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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.
Really well thought out design on this water bottle. Very simple to use even one handed. Much better than the camelback water bottle it replaced. Also the vacuum keeps my drinks cold for hours. Highly recommended!
I purchased this steel mug after being frustrated by my regular mugs that would not keep my tea warm . I like to take my own tea to work - and I found that even though I would preheat my so called insulated mug - with in 2 hours the tea was at room temp and by the afternoon i was drinking ice tea . So I did some research and chose the Zojifushi mug based on the reviews and I am incredibly impressed . Yes is does cost a bit more but it more than makes up for it in preformance and quality . It almost over preforms - you don't have to pre heat it - instead place the drink in at the temp you would like it all day and thats what you will have . Even in an air conditioned office my tea was the same lovely warm temp in the after noon as when I left the house . In fact just as an experiment I left it in over nite and after 24 hours the tea was still warm ! The mug is easy to disasemble for thorough cleaning and drying. I haven't tried it with cool drinks but suspect it will give a similar performance. It also has a lovely slim shape which is great for my because I have small hands . I also placed a rubber bracelet around it - to give it a bit of grip - not really necessary but it also makes sure no one else in the office mistakes it for their mug, The other thing I did was purchase a water bottle carrier with a strap ( there are several on amazon to choose from ) so it goes over my shoulder with my hand bag and I am not likely to leave it anyway inadvertently and I can walk hands free .
My order came. All of the other four items in package arrived fine except for the mug. The box is open. Corner is damaged. The mug itself is warped and damaged near logo. Expect better from this brand. Had no issues buying and using 25oz Swell bottle from Amazon earlier.
***July 7, 2018 update I emailed Amazon support and they were so helpful to address my quality concerns. They sent me a new replacement product. Same model but no scratches or dents. I brought it with me for three weeks beach hopping and hiking vacation. Used it mainly for cold drinks. It worked great. Retained cold for all day. No leaking. Easy to clean. Can google other reviews and comparisons with temperature retention.
Hand down, this keeps your coffee hot. Every other pros and cons are okay to deal with. Only problem stands out to me was the rubber smell from seals for a couple of weeks. One of awesome things that doesnt get brought up in reviews is its weight. It is VERY light! Lighter than plastic cups. Very good product.