When in nature in the cold season, the need for hot food and drink increases significantly. Therefore, in order to be able to enjoy a hot drink at any time, you must have one or more thermoses or a thermo mug.
Impressions from Thermos Primus TrailBreak Vacuum Bottle, Kovea Black Stone Vacuum Flask KDW-BS500, Tatonka Hot Cold Stuff and Boker Travel Thermos Mug, mugs, review.
The range of thermos and thermo mugs currently on sale is very wide. The question of choice rests only on personal preferences and price. And in order to be able to make this choice consciously, we suggest reading below the impressions of using Primus TrailBreak Vacuum Bottle, Kovea Black Stone Vacuum Flask KDW-BS500, Tatonka Hot Cold Stuff thermos and Boker Travel Thermos Mug.
Thermos Kovea Black Stone Vacuum Flask KDW-BS500 and Tatonka Hot Cold Stuff, impressions and review.
Both thermoses were quite actively used during the autumn and winter of 2018-2019. Thermoses are made of food stainless steel, with double walls, with vacuum insulation. The inner surface of the thermos flask is easy to clean and does not store the taste of the previous drink. The volume of a thermos from Kovea is 0.5 liters. Volume of a thermos Tatonka 0,45 liters.
Each of these thermoses, together or alternately, was used to store freshly ground or instant coffee, or an infusion of herbs. Outwardly, both thermoses are almost identical. However, Kovea is clearly made better, a bit heavier and larger. The main difference between these thermoses in traffic jams.
At Kovea, the cork is equipped with a button-valve and allows you to pour drinks without unscrewing it. Stopper Tatonka. To pour the liquid, it must be slightly unscrewed. The plug with the valve is more convenient. Blank plug is much more practical. At least in the case when ground coffee or herbs are brewed directly in a thermos for infusion or herbal tea. The button with the valve is then clogged. The tightness begins to suffer. It must be disassembled and washed thoroughly from the remains of grass or coffee sand..
In addition, in severe frost or in windy frosty weather, the remaining liquid inside the Kovea cork quickly cooled and froze, turning into ice. The cork had to be removed and separately heated. You can imagine how inconvenient and not comfortable. There were no problems with the blank plug Tatonka.
The temperature of the hot liquid, each of these thermoses keeps pretty acceptable. Everything of course depends on the ambient temperature, but even after 8-10 hours, the temperature of the liquid inside the thermos rarely drops below plus 70 degrees. Quite sufficient indicators for thermoses of this design and volume.
Thermos Primus TrailBreak Vacuum Bottle, impressions and review.
Thermos Primus TrailBreak Vacuum Bottle has a volume of 0.75 liters. It was used almost daily throughout the fall and winter of 2018-2019. Among the three thermoses presented in this review, he liked the most. And the quality of manufacture, and ease of use, and versatility. There is a separate review about him on the site.
How thermocup differs from a thermos.
In terms of functionality and device, practically nothing. The main difference lies in the purpose of thermoses and thermomugs. If compressed, discarding all conventions, then:
Purpose of thermoses.
For as long as possible, keep the liquid in them as hot as possible. For example, so that on a halt it would be possible to immediately brew and cook cereals or instant soups. Or cook freeze-dried foods.
If a drink is already pre-brewed in a thermos, then for almost all thermoses to use it comfortably there is a cup-lid. In it, the drink is cooled to an acceptable temperature.
Purpose of a thermomug.
Keep the temperature of a ready-to-drink drink as long as possible. That is, it is understood that you are pouring the drink into the thermo mug already at that temperature at which it can be immediately comfortably drunk and not fired. Or brew a drink in a thermo mug with boiling water, then cool it to the temperature of the drink, and only then close the thermo mug with a lid.
As you can see, the differences between thermoses and thermocups are rather arbitrary. For the simple reason that a thermos can be used as a thermomug, for example, the same Primus TrailBreak Vacuum Bottle. And accordingly vice versa.
Boker Travel Thermos Mug Thermal Mug, Impressions and Review.
Made of stainless steel, equipped with double walls with vacuum insulation. The volume is quite enough 0.4 liters. Completely tight. At the bottom there is a non-slip rubber pad. Therefore, this thermo mug can be conveniently placed on slightly inclined or slippery surfaces..
Perfect for lovers of leisurely walks or gatherings around the fire. Good, very ergonomic shape, comfortable to hold in your hand. Cover with valve. The valve button is large, located in the middle of the cover. It is convenient to open even when wearing gloves..
The Boker Travel Thermos Mug thermo mug was mainly used for storing and using ready-made instant coffee when traveling in a car. And it’s convenient to drink and there’s no risk of spilling hot sweet coffee inside the car when driving awkwardly or while driving along a bumpy country road.