What a week! We are within arm's reach of hitting goal! A huge THANK YOU to all of our Founding Backers for your support! With just a short 10 days left, we are 98% there!
Today we have a double-down bonus test! Cold water and beer test! Over the weekend, we put GoPUCC to the test on the most practical, everyday bottles to see how it stacks up.
Cold Water Test
The test was performed in a kitchen, with the ambient temperature set at 68 degrees F (20 degrees C). Just like the hot coffee test, this test was performed to be as practical and simple as possible, relative to everyday use. Since every person drinks water and the GoPUCC can be a perfect everyday water bottle, it was only practical to do iced water for all 3 bottles.
The competitor bottles in this test are the plastic shaker bottle (BlenderBottle's famous shaker bottle) and the Camelback 25 fl-oz insulated Podium Big-Chill. All three bottles were placed on the counter and they sat there for a total of 7 hours with all 3 lids tightly sealed. No external elements were added other than suitable amount of ice for each container and water.
Temperature was taken every 30 minutes. For about 3 hours, the bottles stayed right at 38 degrees with the ice being in there. There was no temperature drops until just after 3 hours when the ice started to melt in all 3 bottles. You can see beyond 11:30 that temperatures slowly raised with the insulated bottle taking 1st place and the GoPUCC taking second.
As expected, the Camelbak Podium Chill held the temps the longest since that is what it is designed to be (a good suitable water bottle especially for our bikers our there). The BlenderBottle held a good fight but came behind the GoPUCC since it is a basic plastic bottle. As with any test, your results may vary. These were performed with the GoPUCC prototype. However, you can clearly see that the GoPUCC holds up to the battle and is a perfect everyday bottle while still being able to collapse to save space.
Cold Beer Test
Just like the cold water test, it was performed in a kitchen with the set at 68 degrees F (20 degrees C). The candidates for this test are your famous beer glass that you usually get at a restaurant and the good ol' Bud Light aluminum can. Each beer sat in the fridge for a few days in preparation for this test and were pulled out at the same time. Each beer was poured in the same time frame for fair test results. The beer glass and GoPUCC bottle were both room temperature (in the cabinet) and the beer cans are chilled in the fridge. No lids were placed and they were kept open.
Temps were taken every 10 minutes over the duration of 2 hours 20 minutes. It's safe to assume that if a beer legitimately sits there for over 2 hours then it would be beer-abuse if not already consumed ("responsibly" of course for all our PC drinkers)!
The GoPUCC actually came through on this one! In this test, the GoPUCC actually beat the famous beer-glass. While the chilled beer can initially held colder temps initially the GoPUCC kept the same temperatures as the beer can.
This test surprised us. Of course, your results may vary, but in this test, the numbers talk and they are posted. It is clear that the GoPUCC is a great suitable party sidekick for our party/BBQ crowd.
**Disclaimer -- No beer was harmed or wasted in this lab test experiment. They were safely brought back to life and enjoyed.
Thanks again for all your support! As always, if you have any questions/feedback/suggestions, please let us know. Your ears (and fingers) will be heard and we cannot wait to bring the GoPUCC to market with you! Again, please continue to share and let's bring this campaign train to the destination full force!
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Brandon & John