New to the family of products from the folks at eat.sleep.stitch. is an insulated traveller mug for people who prefer cold drinks. (The mug, not this cup, is pictured above.)
It holds 20oz. (a Vente at Starbucks) and is two-layers of clear plastic. “eat.sleep.stitch.” is printed in grey on the front. It has the overall shape and feel of a cup from them.
The really clever thing about the cup is between the layers. It’s filled about halfway with a clear gel. I was confused by it at first, thinking it was a crack, but move the cup and you’ll see the gel moves slowly.
The gel can be frozen and will keep your drink cold for about three hours. As a test, I froze my mug and put ice tea in it without ice this morning. Almost immediately the drink was colder than it would be with ice. After three hours, the gel was no longer frozen and the cup wasn’t cold to the touch, but my drink was still cold.
I suspect things would stay colder even longer if you added ice.
The top is also clear plastic, in the shape of a to-go lid which screws on securely. It has an opening for a straw. The cup comes with a translucent, washable straw, but you can also use a standard or slightly longer than standard straw.
I thought the cup was very effective and I’m delighted with it. I only have two concerns. First because of the gel, this cup must be washed by hand. Do not put it into the dishwasher.
Second I wish there was a completely closed top as most water bottles have. The cup cannot be laid on its side or jostled too much if it has a drink in it. Some people may find this a serious problem.
Even so, I love my cup and it is now my go-to for drinking at my desk.
The traveller cup is shipping now and your LNS can order it.