Outdoor Gear Reviews

GSI MicroLite Review

GSI Outdoors makes some pretty great products, so we kind of do cartwheels when a box shows up from their team. In this shipment, we received the new Microlite 500 FLIP and the Microlite 1000 TWIST.  As luck would have it, I was guiding Bruce on an Eastern Nebraska turkey adventure.  I asked him what kind of coffee he drank as we have quite a serious little coffee habit and plenty of options. Turns out Bruce is a tea drinker so I brought water and we headed out on our turkey adventure.

I have one of those electric kettles where you set the exact temperature desired, so I just set it up to boil. I then filled up both of the Microlites with boiling water, let them cool for a minute and sealed them up before heading out the door at 4 am.  Bruce brought his own teabags and we were off and running.

As luck would have it, the gobblers started talking at about 6:30 and we were front and center for the action all morning.  All was good until the darn hens took the gobblers across the fence line and away from us and Bruce burned his tongue with the tea.  The GSI Outdoors Microlites keep water really, really hot.  So HOT that you should probably warn anyone with you about this. I also found out the hard way for Bruce that water for tea should be around 180 degrees versus 212 degrees.

What I especially like about these bottles is that they are stainless steel, the lids are exceptional, they come in a wide variety of colors and they are very well built.  If you need a thermos that can hold soup, chili, coffee, water or tea, this is a perfect companion to your gear.  The lid on the 500 FLIP was easy to operate and drink out of, but if I could only have one of these, it would be without question the 1000 TWIST.  It’s exceptionally light with a wide enough mouth to drop in chili, soup, coffee or even ice cubes and water.  Price point for the 1000 TWIST is $34.95 and $25.95 for the 500 FLIP.

Check them out at http://www.gsioutdoors.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=microlite


Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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