Don't Wait on Tuesday's Best Amazon Deals

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Amazon

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 8.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

Codenames for $14.99 (list price $19.95)

Pandemic Board Game for $21.60 (list price $39.99)

Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive 2 for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4, LG, Nexus, HTC and More for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Silver for (list price $64.99)

Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy and More (Black) for $39.99 (list price $79.99)

Beam Electronics Universal Smartphones Car Air Vent Mount Holder Cradle Compatible with iPhone 7 7 Plus SE 6s 6 Plus 6 5s 5 4s 4 Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 LG Nexus Sony Nokia and More (Black) for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty) for $37.99 (list price $49.99)

iPhone Charger, Quntis iPhone Charging Cable, 3 Pack 6ft Apple Certified 8 Pin USB Lightning to USB Cable Cord for iPhone 7 7 Plus 6 6S 6 Plus 5S SE iPod iPad Mini Air Pro and More (White) for $12.99 (list price $59.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver / Car Kit, Portable Wireless Audio Adapter 3.5mm Aux Stereo Output (Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, Built-in Microphone) for Home Audio Music Streaming Sound System for $15.99 (list price $23.99)

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime, 66-Foot Bluetooth Range & Built-in Mic, Dual-Driver Portable Wireless Speaker with Low Harmonic Distortion and Superior Sound - Black for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

ISSIKI Electronics Wireless Earbuds with Case for $26.99 (list price $200.00)

Giant Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float, Swim Raft Floatie Lounger by Captain Floaty for $39.99 (list price $99.99)

Waboba Surf Ball (Colors May Vary) for $7.87 (list price $9.99)

KITCHEN

Vremi VRM020014N Mixing-Bowls, Multicolor for $17.99 (list price $49.99)

Vremi VRM020033N Baking-Sheets, 6 Piece, Black for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

DEIK Oven Mitts, Non-slip Kitchen Mitts with Heat Resistant up to 464°F, Cooking Gloves Larger and Longer for Baking, Barbecue, Grilling, Black, 1 Pair for $11.49 (list price $39.00)

Portable Silicone Nested Measuring Cups Set - Attachable Measuring Cups And Stackable Spoons - Heat Resistant & BPA Free Silicone tools - 4 pc Expandable Collapsible Cups And 4 piece Swivel Spoons for $8.95 (list price $19.95)

HIC 9-Piece Stackable Espresso Coffee Tea Set, Fine White Porcelain, Set Includes 4 (4-Ounce) Cups with Matching Saucers and Metal Stand, Gift Boxed for $21.49 (list price $49.99)

French Coffee Press (Black) - 34 oz Espresso and Tea Maker with Triple Filters, Stainless Steel Plunger and Heat Resistant Glass - by Utopia Kitchen for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

K-Cup Carousel - Holds 35 K-Cups in Black for $12.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid No-Slip Silverware Tray Organizer, Large, Black with Grey for $6.94 (list price $14.49)

Royal Stainless Steel Silverware Set Mirror Polished Utensils (20-Piece Flatware Set) for $29.95 (list price $59.99)

Small Bamboo Wood Cutting Board With Juice Grooves Best For Chopping Bread, Meat, and Cheese. Small (12 X 9) You Will Love How This Midori Way Decorative Buffet Tray Looks On Your Kitchen Counter. for $11.00 (list price $32.00)

hOme 6 Quart Slow Cooker Pot - Digital Programmable Slow Cooker Crock - 10 Hour Timer Auto Shut Off and Food Warmer - Oval Slow Cooker Nonstick Removable Crock Stoneware and Stainless Steel Exterior for $28.95 (list price $59.99)

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, Black for $14.99 (list price $23.79)

HOME

Comfort Linen 300 Thread Count Cotton Dobby Stripe Sheet Set- Assorted Colors/sizes, King - Silver for $17.99 (list price $129.99)

HC Collection Bed Sheets Set, HOTEL LUXURY Platinum Collection 1800 Series Bedding Set, Deep Pockets, Wrinkle & Fade Resistant, Hypoallergenic Sheet & Pillow Case Set (Queen, White) for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

Koogel Storage Box,Toy&Cloth&Book Caddy,Linen Style with Lid,Set of 2,Gray for $15.99 (list price $35.99)

Foremost 340001 Modular 5-in-1 Shelf Cube Storage System, White for $95.26 (list price $192.44)

Rubbermaid Step-On Wastebasket Trash Can, 13-Gallon, Metal-Accent Black, 1843029 for $19.97 (list price $19.97)

Love-KANKEI Wood Picture Photo Frame for Wall Decor 26×29 inch - With 30 Clips & Ajustable Twines - Collage Artworks Prints Multi Pictures Organizer & Hanging Display Frames for $15.99 (list price $25.99)

Paw Prints Keepsake Photo Frame by Better World Pets – Holds 4 x 6 inch Picture – Memorial Clay Imprint Kit – For Dogs and Cats – Perfect for Pet Lovers – Hinged For Desktop for $16.77 (list price $34.99)

MCS 10pc Multi Pack Picture Frame Value Set - Two 8x10 in, Four 5x7 in, Four 4x6 in, Black (65508) for $19.88 (list price $35.04)

Garment Bag, EZOWare Black Foldable Breathable Garment Suit Dress Jacket Coat Dust Cover - Set of 3 for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

L-Fine Mesh Laundry Bags Lingerie bags 6 wash bags (2 Large & 2 Medium & 2 Small) black & white for $7.99 (list price $32.99)

Home- It Mop and Broom Holder, 5 position with 6 hooks garage storage Holds up to 11 Tools, storage solutions for broom holders, garage storage systems broom organizer for garage shelving ideas for $9.99 (list price $23.99)

Modern High Back Leather Executive Office Chair Manager Office Chair PU Leather Boss Chair Reception Conference Chair Swivel Meeting Chair with Curved Lumbar Support for $79.99 (list price $259.00)

Premium Velvet Suit Hangers - 50 Pack - Heavy Duty - Non Slip - Velvet Suit Hangers Black - by Utopia Home for $18.69 (list price $39.99)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Gillette Fusion Manual Men’s Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count, Mens Razors / Blades for $33.97 (list price $47.99)

Jerrybox 360 Degree Rotation Adjustable Multi-Function Cosmetic Storage Box, Large (White) for $20.99 (list price $39.99)

Panasonic EH-XC10-N Micro-Foaming Facial Cleansing Brush with Warming Makeup Removal Plate, 20.16 Ounce for $99.99 (list price $129.99)

Crest Complete Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste - Minty Fresh, Net Wt. 6.2 oz(175 g) (Pack of 3) for $6.92 (list price $8.77)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $19.95 (list price $49.99)

First Aid Only All-purpose First Aid Kit, Soft Case with Zipper, 299-Piece Kit, Large, Color Varies for $13.82 (list price $26.74)

Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment Skin Protectant 14 Ounce Jar for $12.74 (list price $16.89)

Metene Medical Forehead and Ear Thermometer,Infrared Digital Thermometer Suitable For Baby, Infant, Toddler and Adults with FDA and CE approved for $29.99 (list price $79.99)

ALASKA BEAR® Natural silk sleep mask & blindfold, super-smooth eye mask (One Strap) for $9.99 (list price $22.00)

Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop Kit for $35.99 (list price $44.99)

InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Diffusers with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off Function for Home Office Bedroom Room, 100 mL for $14.95 (list price $69.99)

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Step-On Technology, 400 Pounds, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black (White) for $22.89 (list price $69.99)

Sunbeam 756-500 Heating Pad with UltraHeatTechnology for $11.50 (list price $16.50)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $4.49 (list price $5.46)

PaperPro inPOWER20 - 3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, Blue (1122) for $10.46 (list price $26.49)

Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count for $5.39 (list price $7.65)

Colore Premium Art Pencils Pack – 50 Assorted Pencil Set For Coloring Pages & Books – Colored, Watercolor, Drawing, Charcoal and Metallic Color Pencils For Students, Kids & Adults School Supplies for $21.99 (list price $49.99)

US Art Supply 82 Piece Deluxe Art Creativity Set in Wooden Case with BONUS 20 additional pieces - Deluxe Art Set for $29.96 (list price $69.99)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count for $8.76 (list price $17.99)

Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4" Length, 210/Strip, 5,000/Box, 10 Box Pack (S7035111) for $17.92 (list price $36.34)

AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - 4-Pack (White) for $7.99 (list price $9.99)

Canon MX492 Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer with Mobile or Tablet Printing, Airprint and Google Cloud Print Compatible for $48.29 (list price $49.74)

Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator for $8.94 (list price $14.04)

Mead Composition Notebook, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 5 Pack (72930) for $8.99 (list price $20.30)

Thick Classic Notebook with Pen Loop - Lemome A5 Wide Ruled Hardcover Writing Notebook with Pocket + Page Dividers Gifts, Banded, Large, 180 Pages, 8.4 x 5.7 Back to School Supplies for $12.94 (list price $25.99)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Fruit Infuser Water Bottle - FREE Infusion Recipe eBook & Anti Sweat Sleeve - 32oz - Full Starter Kit - BPA Free Plastic - Insulated - Best for Fruit Infused Water Travel Sport for $14.97 (list price $37.87)

Meyoung Portable Projector Support 1080P 1200 Luminous Efficiency 150" for Outdoor Indoor Movie Night, Support Blu-ray DVD Player, Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones and HD Games (TC80 White) for $84.99 (list price $129.00)

Outdoor Projector Screen - Foldable Portable Outdoor Front Movie Screen, Setup Stand, Transportable Full Set Bag for Camping and Recreational Events,74.4 Inch (16:9) by Vamvo for $69.99 (list price $212.15)

Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set - Gardening Tools with Garden Gloves and Garden Tote - Gardening Gifts Tool Set with Garden Trowel Pruners and More - Vegetable Herb Garden Hand Tools with Storage Tote for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

Beace Weight Lifting Gym Gloves with Anti- Slip Leather Palm for Work Out Exercise Training Fitness and Bodybuilding for Men & Women for $11.99 (list price $20.99)

Expandable Garden Hose - 50 ft. Retractable, Lightweight & Flexible - 8 Pattern Function Watering Nozzle Gardening Spray Included - Enhanced Brass Fitting Connectors - Free Hanger & Storage Holder for $29.29 (list price $49.99)

Fit Board --- The ABS Legs Core Workout Balance Board with a Twist -- Exercise Board Gets You Simply Fit with Total Body Work Out (Orange) for $29.92 (list price $39.99)

25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs, UL listed Backyard Patio Lights, Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Light for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black for $15.95 (list price $29.99)

Portable Camping Hammock [3rd Generation] Wolfyok(TM) Multifunctional Lightweight Nylon Parachute Outdoor Hammock for Backpacking, Camping, Travel, Beach, Backyard (Single,Orange/Gray) for $19.99 (list price $39.99)

Wham-O Mini Frisbee Golf Disc Indoor and Outdoor Toy Set for $21.79 (list price $29.99)

Simple Modern Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double-Walled Wave Bottle, 17oz - Winter White for $11.99 (list price $35.00)

ViQing Gear Kinesiology Tape 3-pack - Muscle / Sports / Athletic / Battle Tape for $18.97 (list price $49.95)

YOKIRIN Best Skipping Jump Rope for Endurance Training and Fat Burning - Handles Speed Cable -More Intense Workout than Exercise Weights More Calories than Exercise Treadmills or Step Machines for $8.99 (list price $15.99)

TOOLS

Crescent CTK170CMP2 Mechanics Tool Set, 170-Piece for $98.79 (list price $206.13)

ORIA 76-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set with Magnetic Driver Kit, Repair Tool Kits With Portable Box For iPad, iPhone, Laptops, PC, Smartphones, Watches and Other Devices for $25.99 (list price $69.99)

Etekcity Unify Made Upgraded Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch (H1) for $15.98 (list price $19.98)

Homasy Wireless Doorbell Kit, Operating at 600 Feet with 52 Chimes, 4 Level Volume, 1 Receiver & 1 Weatherproof Push Button with Sound and LED Flash (White) for $7.99 (list price $19.99)

Tonshen 3 Pack Drain Snake Hair Augers 19.6 Inch Drain Clog Cleaning Tool Clog Remover for $5.99 (list price $9.99)

DEWALT DWST17808 TSTAK I Long Handle Toolbox Organizer for $24.47 (list price $42.00)

VICTONY Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb Smartphone-Controlled Multicolored Color Changing Lights(V-LED Light Bulb-01) for $26.99 (list price $49.99)

GU10 LED Bulbs 50W Equivalent, SHINE HAI 4000K Neutral White Spotlight Bulb GU10 Base, UL-Listed Led Light Bulbs, 120V, 3 Years Warranty, Pack of 6 for $13.99 (list price $49.99)

Woods 2001WD Outdoor Outlet Timer with Photocell Light Sensor, Weatherproof, 24-Hours Mechanical, Black for $7.97 (list price $17.99)

KEKU High Power LED Headlamp(5000 Lumens MAX) Rechargeable Waterproof HeadLamp Flashlight on the head headlamp with 3 Xm-l T6 4 Modes,Wall Charger and Car Charger for Outdoor Sports for $23.99 (list price $45.99)

Universal Socket,Kusonkey Multi-function 7mm-19mm Universal Sockets Metric Wrench Power Drill Adapter Socket Professional Repair Tools for $9.49 (list price $29.99)

Stanley 018800R Mobile Work Center for $26.39 (list price $42.74)

ANY-ANGLE Multi-Angle Measuring Ruler: FULL-METAL Angle-izer Template Tool Made Of Premium Aluminum Alloy – Perfect For Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen, Carpenters, Roofers, Tilers, DIY-ers & GREAT GIFT for $20.95 (list price $39.99)

Reacher Grabber by VIVE - Rotating Grip - 32" Extra Long Handy Mobility Aid - Reaching Assist Tool for Trash Pick Up, Litter Picker, Garden Nabber, Disabled, Arm Extension for $14.99 (list price $24.99)

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit for $229.99 (list price $530.00)

10 Products for a Better Night's Sleep

Amazon/Comfort Spaces
Amazon/Comfort Spaces

Getting a full eight hours of sleep can be tough these days. If you’re having trouble catching enough Zzzs, consider giving these highly rated and recommended products a try.

1. Everlasting Comfort Pure Memory Foam Knee Pillow; $25

Everlasting Comfort Knee Pillow
Everlasting Comfort/Amazon

For side sleepers, keeping the spine, hips, and legs aligned is key to a good night’s rest—and a pain-free morning after. Everlasting Comfort’s memory foam knee pillow is ergonomically designed to fit between the knees or thighs to ensure proper alignment. One simple but game-changing feature is the removable strap, which you can fasten around one leg; this keeps the pillow in place even as you roll at night, meaning you don’t have to wake up to adjust it (or pick it up from your floor). Reviewers call the pillow “life-changing” and “the best knee pillow I’ve found.” Plus, it comes with two pairs of ear plugs.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Letsfit White Noise Machine; $21

Letsfit White Noise Machine
Letsfit/Amazon

White noise machines: They’re not just for babies! This Letsfit model—which is rated 4.7 out of five with nearly 3500 reviews—has 14 potential sleep soundtracks, including three white noise tracks, to better block out everything from sirens to birds that chirp enthusiastically at dawn (although there’s also a birds track, if that’s your thing). It also has a timer function and a night light.

Buy it: Amazon

3. ECLIPSE Blackout Curtains; $16

Eclipse Black Out Curtains
Eclipse/Amazon

According to the National Sleep Foundation, too much light in a room when you’re trying to snooze is a recipe for sleep disaster. These understated polyester curtains from ECLIPSE block 99 percent of light and reduce noise—plus, they’ll help you save on energy costs. "Our neighbor leaves their backyard light on all night with what I can only guess is the same kind of bulb they use on a train headlight. It shines across their yard, through ours, straight at our bedroom window," one Amazon reviewer who purchased the curtains in black wrote. "These drapes block the light completely."

Buy it: Amazon

4. JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock; $38

JALL Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
JALL/Amazon

Being jarred awake by a blaring alarm clock can set the wrong mood for the rest of your day. Wake up in a more pleasant way with this clock, which gradually lights up between 10 percent and 100 percent in the 30 minutes before your alarm. You can choose between seven different colors and several natural sounds as well as a regular alarm beep, but why would you ever use that? “Since getting this clock my sleep has been much better,” one reviewer reported. “I wake up not feeling tired but refreshed.”

Buy it: Amazon

5. Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light; $200

Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light
Philips/Amazon

If you’re looking for an alarm clock with even more features, Philips’s SmartSleep Wake-Up Light is smartphone-enabled and equipped with an AmbiTrack sensor, which tracks things like bedroom temperature, humidity, and light levels, then gives recommendations for how you can get a better night’s rest.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set; $159

Stratus sheets from Slumber Cloud.
Slumber Cloud

Being too hot or too cold can kill a good night’s sleep. The Good Housekeeping Institute rated these sheets—which are made with Outlast fibers engineered by NASA—as 2020’s best temperature-regulating sheets.

Buy it: SlumberCloud

7. Comfort Space Coolmax Sheet Set; $29-$40

Comfort Spaces Coolmax Sheets
Comfort Spaces/Amazon

If $159 sheets are out of your price range, the GHI recommends these sheets from Comfort Spaces, which are made with moisture-wicking Coolmax microfiber. Depending on the size you need, they range in price from $29 to $40.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Coop Home Goods Eden Memory Foam Pillow; $80

Coop Eden Pillow
Coop Home Goods/Amazon

This pillow—which has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon—is filled with memory foam scraps and microfiber, and comes with an extra half-pound of fill so you can add, or subtract, the amount in the pillow for ultimate comfort. As a bonus, the pillows are hypoallergenic, mite-resistant, and washable.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Baloo Weighted Blanket; $149-$169

Baloo Weighted Blanket
Baloo/Amazon

Though the science is still out on weighted blankets, some people swear by them. Wirecutter named this Baloo blanket the best, not in small part because, unlike many weighted blankets, it’s machine-washable and -dryable. It’s currently available in 12-pound ($149) twin size and 20-pound ($169) queen size. It’s rated 4.7 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer reporting that “when it's spread out over you it just feels like a comfy, snuggly hug for your whole body … I've found it super relaxing for falling asleep the last few nights, and it looks nice on the end of the bed, too.” 

Buy it: Amazon 

10. Philips Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band; $200

Philips SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band
Philips/Amazon

Few things can disturb your slumber—and that of the ones you love—like loudly sawing logs. Philips’s Smartsleep Snoring Relief Band is designed for people who snore when they’re sleeping on their backs, and according to the company, 86 percent of people who used the band reported reduced snoring after a month. The device wraps around the torso and is equipped with a sensor that delivers vibrations if it detects you moving to sleep on your back; those vibrations stop when you roll onto your side. The next day, you can see how many hours you spent in bed, how many of those hours you spent on your back, and your response rate to the vibrations. The sensor has an algorithm that notes your response rate and tweaks the intensity of vibrations based on that. “This device works exactly as advertised,” one Amazon reviewer wrote. “I’d say it’s perfect.”

Buy it: Amazon

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This Insulated Growler Keg Lets You Pour Carbonated Beer, Soda, and Cocktails on the Go

GrowlerWerks
GrowlerWerks

The biggest hurdle for taking draft beer on the go is keeping it cold and carbonated once you leave the brewery. And while insulated travel growlers help keep drinks fresh for longer, traditional glass growlers start losing carbonation once they're opened.

Portland-based GrowlerWerks combats the scourge of flat ales with a line of growler kegs featuring built-in tap handles that mimic a brewery-fresh pour. And with the company's lightweight and affordable uKeg Go ($99) model, GrowlerWerks is making sure your sudsy drink of choice can survive all-day cookouts, lazy nights on the patio, or a week in the fridge.

How is the uKeg Go different from a growler?

The main selling point of the 64-ounce uKeg Go is its tap, which dispenses beer just like you'd be served at a brewery. But it’s not as simple as just filling it up and playing bartender—you’ll first need to install an 8g CO2 cartridge before you even pour your first pint. Much like an actual keg, the CO2 is what’ll actually keep your drink nice and foamy after you've filled the growler. (GrowlerWerks sells its own CO2 charges separately at $12 for a pack of 10. Each cartridge should last for the entire 64 ounces.)

The cartridge itself pops right into a sleeve, which you then screw into the bottom of the cap. Once you've tightly secured the cap onto the growler, you can choose your carbonation setting—first position for beer and cider and the second position for soda and cocktails—and start pouring.

Though the system isn’t complex, you’ll definitely want to give the instructions a once-over before you first use it—I wound up wasting my first CO2 cartridge because I didn’t have the cap in the “off” position when I first installed it, resulting in it emptying out before I could even screw it on.

So, does it work?

My first drink—Coke, because my local breweries still aren’t allowing private growler fills due to COVID-19—came out perfectly chilled and fizzy, as if it had just been poured from a fountain. But time is the enemy of all carbonated beverages, so over the next eight hours I poured a few more glasses to see how both the CO2 and the temperature held up.

I found that there was very little difference between that first cold glass at 8:00 a.m. and that final one at 5:00 p.m. The drink suffered virtually no temperature change, thanks to the uKeg Go’s double-wall vacuum insulation, and never lost any of that bubbly character. Even when the keg was left out in the sun from noon to 5:00 p.m., the soda remained unaffected.

GrowlerWerks uKeg Go
GrowlerWerks

Because we're talking about a keg here, I knew I had to test out beer as best I could, so I transferred a few cans to the uKeg, and the result was pretty much the same—the growler maintained the beer’s temperature and carbonation level all day long, resulting in a consistent pour that never lost flavor or crispness. It’s basically indistinguishable from having beer straight from a brewery tap, and it'll probably be my go-to travel vessel anytime I bring local beer on the go.

While these tests simulated bringing the uKeg to an all-day event, the company claims the growler would be able to maintain the carbonation for up to two weeks.

How's the build?

The whole idea behind the uKeg Go is portability—it's meant to travel with you wherever you go, from a backyard barbecue to a weekend excursion out into the woods. And it sports a stainless-steel body that should be up for the challenge. It's lightweight, but the build is sturdy enough that you shouldn't fret that you've got fragile cargo with you (just be aware that there is a tap faucet to think about, so you might not want to jostle it around too much). There's also a convenient handle secured onto the top, making it easy to carry around with a finger or two while also traveling with beach bags and other outdoor necessities.

In terms of appearance, the uKeg Go is sportier and sleeker than the company's traditional uKeg model, looking more like an insulated bottle from HydroFlask or Stanley than a piece of brewery equipment. And there are two colors to choose from: a uniform tungsten gray model and a slightly bolder chili red, which is what I went with.

You can pick up a uKeg Go for $99 on both the GrowlerWerks website or Amazon. There’s also the company’s standard uKeg growler that ranges from 64 to 128 ounces and features a much more nuanced CO2 system. That'll run you $159–$209, depending on the exact model you get. And if coffee is more your speed, the company recently released the uKeg Nitro ($199) model that dispenses creamy, nitro-infused cold brew with the pull of a lever.

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