Here’s a little contribution about the Field accessories.
I just ordered and got the Bottle.
As @instantjuggler wrote about it, it is somewhat a strange one. And, probably more on the miss side than on the hit side of things.
First, the over-engineered little thing attached to the bottle - the little label. It’s hooked by some kind of metallic thing. Very « sturdy, on the field » little thingy that’s completely unnecessary and probably accounts for more than I’d like in the final price.
The metallic cork is a bit over engineered too, but the handle proves somewhat useful.
The coating seems a little bit on the cheap side of things, I don’t know how long it will stay intact.
The neck diameter is way too large for me - but some friends actually like it that way (they got their own, not sharing bottles). So I’d say its up to your preferences.
The three most annoying thing for me, at this price point, are a bit odd.
It’s not a thermal bottle - which, for a Field labelled accessory, is a huge deal. It’s great around the house. But I wouldn’t take it with me on a hike. No way.
It’s a bit on the small side of sizes. There again, the Field moniker just falls short. You’d need at least 2/3 bottles like this one for a good ol’ hike.
5 washings later and a week of use, there is still a metallic taste when using it. Can’t seem to get rid of it. Which would point towards the bottle being made out of some kind of cheap coating-treated metal sheet.
All in all, I’m gonna keep it - 2023 is officially the year I spent more time sending back shitty things than actually using purchases I made. It will stay at home.
But it’s not a great buy if you ask me. The price point is, easily, 20€ over what you would pay for if you’d buy a thermal 1.5 liter bottle for the actual field.
It’s really weird that the Field series is not really a Field series at all.
It’s more of a « I live in the office, in a huge city » kind of vibe.
I recently had the chance to have a friend use a Zoom H5 and a TX-6 outdoors. The TX-6 was back in its pocket 5 minutes later due to rainy conditions. The H5 proudly pulled the effort.
If I ever get curious again, I’ll update.
Note aside - that’s TE for you.
Was gonna post this and I thought to myself that I would have never imagine posting about a gourd, ffs.