I am a lover of hot drinks. Summer or winter, I'll tend to carry one whether I'm walking or climbing. Whilst it might be a luxury, it's one that I've always found easy to justify because tea is a spiritual necessity. As a result, I seem to have acquired a fair few thermal cups, bottles and flasks over the years, all of which vary in their features. The MultiBev is a little different, combining a traditional flask and cup concept with a more modern, sleek (and smaller) style of bottle. The question is: does this model marry the best of both worlds, or is it bascially a cool piece of design that ultimately lacks a compelling benefit?
The MultiBev is a 500ml stainless steel thermos flask/bottle, which can keep your brew warm for up to 14hrs (or if you like it cold, it can do this for up to 20hrs). Where the MultiBev differs is in its inclusion of a 350ml cup that neatly (and almost unnoticeably) screws into the base of the bottle. The cup can keep things warm for up to 3hrs (and cold for up to 6hrs) and has a lid which can be stored safely within a compartment in the lid of the main bottle. Both are constructed out of stainless steel, and extremely well made, but - as a result of this and the complexity of its design - the MultiBev comes at a cost of £49.99.
Whilst I've never been opposed to paying for quality (and this is a quality product), the price will be a potential stumbling block for some people. There's another elephant in the room and that is the small issue of whether there is actually a benefit to combining both a bottle and a cup within a single, relatively compact unit.
To put this into context, if I wanted to share my 500ml of tea with my partner then we'd only get 250ml each, which - let's face it - isn't much. If we wanted to share (and I'm not against sharing) then I'd realistically want something larger, around the 750ml to 1 litre mark, so that there's actually something to split between the two of us.
If I didn't intend to share, and just wanted to drink my own drink, then why would I want an integrated cup rather than just sipping direct from the flask? This is the question I found very hard to answer and the only possible reason I could think of was if you wanted a bottle to take outdoors, then a cup to use in the car, or in more urban environments. This sort of makes sense, but it still leaves the question hanging - why combine the two? It adds weight, increases complexity and - as a result - raises the price.
Whilst the MultiBev is an incredibly well made product and beautifully engineered, I am yet to be convinced that there's a benefit of combining both a small bottle and a cup. If it was larger, and there was actually enough liquid to share - maybe (and for what it's worth, there is a 650ml version available at £54.99); but as things stand it just seems to sit in an awkward area where it's both heavier and more expensive than separates, and has a mug that may as well be permanently removed for all the use it is.
MultiBev™ is a 2-in-1 vessel that serves both as a water bottle with a detachable travel cup. Use for coffee in the morning, water throughout the day, and camp-out beers with friends at night. Double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps beverages hot or cold for hours.
A powder-coat finish and non-slip silicone base create a highly durable exterior.
The leak-proof Pak™ Cap neatly stores the silicone Roll and Fold Lid neatly out of sight until it's paired with the removable cup. It can also be used to store small essentials like a tea bag or snacks.
Easy-to-clean, dishwasher safe design, and BPA, BPS & BPF free. Feel good about choosing a sustainable solution to disposable waste.
- Roll and fold lid - food-grade silicone, splash resistant
- Pak™ Cap - stores Roll and Fold Lid, leak-proof
- Vacuum insulated bottle and cup - 18/8 Stainless Steel
- Non-slip silicone base
- Durable - powder-coat finish
- Stays dry - sweat-proof insulation
- Easy to carry - comfortable carry handle
- Easy to clean - cap, lid, and vessels dishwasher safe
- BPA, BPS and BPF free
- Universal cap - compatible with Chute® Mag, Eddy®, Carry Cap and Hot Cap vessels
- 500ml/17oz bottle - 14 hours hot, 20 hours cold
- 350ml/12oz cup - 3 hours hot, 6 hours cold