ORCA Team Chaser
Keeping your hot and cold drinks that way just got better. Whether you are going to work, the ball field, a tailgate party or down to the dock, the ORCA Team Chaser will get you there with an ice-cold (or piping hot) beverage. The ORCA Team Chaser's new microplated stainless steel color palate lets you carry your favorite team color, while the double walled, vacuum sealed body ensures that your ice will stay frozen and your drink will stay strong. Team color lids allow you to see when it's time for a refill. Materials 18/8 stainless steel double walled vacuum sealed body. BPA-free Eastman TritanTM copolyester lid. Exclusive Micro-plate finish. DIMENSIONS: 3.875" x 7.375"
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The seal was kind of funky when I first got it. I got two. A blue cup with a white lid for me and a purple cup with a gold lid for my girlfriend. My alma maters colors are blue and gold. Her alma maters colors are purple and white so we switched lids. One of them was way too tight and she almost dumped the water all over the floor. One of them was a little loose and would leak under the mouth opening when you tipped the cup up to sip.
Onto the good:
That was over a year ago. After a few weeks of daily use, both of the seals normalized to a solid middle ground. It's tight enough not to leak. It's loose enough to pop off safely and easily. Same could be said for her cup.
If you keep the cup in an area out of the sun at room temperature and fill it with crushed ice and ice water, the water will be cold for about 16 hours. I know that because if I fill it up with ice water at the end of the work day around 5 and leave the cup at my desk. The water will still be cold at noon for lunch the next day. Cube ice will probably hold it even longer.
The cup is impressively sealed. My girlfriends nephews were playing with it and knocked it over while it was full of water. The lid was shut and only a small droplet of water popped out of the airhole from the initial impact. After it landed it rolled around on the carpet for a little while before we were able to get her nephew and nothing else spilled out.
It's very robust and that includes the lid and the paint. I was a little hesitant about getting a painted one because I was afraid it would get scratched up but this paint is very thick and very hard. It seems like it is cooked on. I've been using this thing daily for over a year. It's used in my office and car everyday. It's gone with me on countless fishing trips. It's rode in the cupholder of kayak on over a dozen paddle trips. The lid still looks relatively new. A small sliver of paint, about a 1/16th inch wide, around the bottom of the base has worn away exposing the silver metal. Along with a nick on the side caused by who knows what. The paint still has it's bright blue color.
It fits in every cupholder that I've ever tried to put it in. It also fits very securely in the water bottle holders on the sides of my two Jansport backpacks.
10/10 cup all around. I can't say enough good things about it.
This time I get the cup completely assembled but with no stickers. The lack of consistency drives me crazy. And it's not just this company, but I've rambled long enough. Wake up American workers, or you are going to continue to be outsourced to another country where they are willing to work for less and bust their butts because they know what it means to actually go hungry!