REI Bullet Bottle Reviews

Positive Reviews


cool (and hot!) thermos


Pros: great insulation, stainless steel

Cons: hard to drink straight from the bottle

As many other reviews have noted, the bullet bottle keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end.  It's got some great insulation.  My wife and I each got one for christmas - I'm not a coffee drinker, so I usually use it for smoothies in the morning, while she uses it for coffee or tea.  Once I finish my smoothie at work, I wash it out and fill it with water for the rest of the day. It's also a good tough bottle, you don't have to worry about any potential contaminants from plastics, and it's pretty stylish.  My only complaint is that it's not easy to drink straight from the bottle.  It's really meant as a thermos, and you can either use the cap as a cup or pour the contents...
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Negative Reviews

Lasted 1 month


Pros: Keeps beverages hot for a long time.

Cons: Bad construction, ink on bottle bleeds.

This thermos looks cool, and keeps drinks hot, but I am not satisfied.  The ink on the REI label bleeds when you try to wash it, and gets the ink all over your hands and sink.  The top has seperated so now the cup/top is just black plastic.

More Reviews

Works well


Pros: well built, functional

Okay; this is a great choice if you need a thermos type beverage storage device.  It is very sturdy and great for traveling.  On a recent trip to a Steelers game in PA, I filled it up with coffee (for after the game of course).  Coffee was still hot after traveling 3.5 hours, then sitting in a freezing car for another 4. 

REI Bullet Bottle


Pros: sleek, insulates well, good size

Cons: none so far

This is a great thermos.  It is stainless steel which we all know is the best thing on the market for being non-toxic and non-breakable.  It is light weight, good looking, comes in some rockin' colors and is competitively priced.  I use this thermos to keep my water cold while off on a hike with kids in my Palo Alto preschool and the water, with only two ice cubes, stays perfectly cool even on a hot day in a hot van.  I love this product.  It keeps things equally hot as it does cold.  But I would recommend a dedicated water bottle and a separate, dedicated coffee thermos as the coffee smell lingers inside.

holy cow

I'm drinking what tastes like fresh coffee right now, but it's actually MORE THAN 8 HOURS OLD!! Stins was generous enough to share her tasty coffee this morning and I can't believe how warm it still is. I guess I'm used to buying products that don't work all that well, cause I shouldn't be surprised that a thermos is keeping its contents hot, but I'm amazed - this thing is great. Definitely recommend the REI bullet bottle and will be getting one of my own. ***UPDATE - I bought one for myself and I love it.

This bottle is my new favorite thing


Pros: Keeps things so hot or so cold for SO long!

Cons: I only have one

Oh man...I cannot tell you enough how much I love my REI Bullet Bottle.  It's amazing.  I love it.  Why, you ask?  Let me tell you. Well, first of all, it's made of stainless steel so no leaching plastic for me.  But it also means that it's quite tough.  I've accidentally had it roll from desk to floor a few times, and there's only one slight ding in the cap.  Other than that, it's shipshape. Second of all, it is like magic.'s like magic.  I usually use mine to keep my coffee or tea hot in the mornings on my way to work.  So here's the routine...I get my coffee/tea/hot beverage of choice around 8:30.  Then I hop on the bus for half an hour till I get to work.  Then I sip...
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