In my experience as a reporter for The Strategist, when it comes to insulated water bottles, no company gets reviews as passionate as Zojirushi does. Just last month, in our guide to the very best water bottles, cookbook author Carla Lalli Music sang the praises of her stainless-steel mug: “We did a whole beach day, and at the end, there were still ice cubes inside,” she began, adding that “the Zoji never spills … It has the most bustproof cap in the biz.” New York deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff swears by the same bottle, describing its stay-cold capabilities as “mind-boggling.” That insulation also works for hot beverages, keeping tea or coffee warm for hours.
All of the technology that goes into the above — from insulated stainless-steel layers to a smart-locking lid — means that typically, a Zojirushi mug will set you back close to 30 bucks. But this Prime Day, its most handsome Smoky Blue colorway has been discounted by more than 25 percent, bringing the price down to just under $22. Which, considering how many years (nay, decades) its stainless-steel construction will last — and how many compliments the bottle’s design will earn you around town — appears to us to be a truly excellent deal.
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