A great product and highly recommend! It has a easy to use sipper with a small air hole to ensure that your favourite beverage continues to flow smoothly out of the flask. Opening the lid is as simple as clicking the open button (minimal force required) and the lid will flick open and the lid springs ensure that the lid remains back so that your nose/face doesn't touch the lid.
What I love about it is that the lid can be completely disassembled and you can wash everything easily. The locking mechanism is easy to operate with one hand and the lid (to screw on to the flask) is also very secure and requires no/very little tightening pressure when screwing it back on.
There are a number of colours to choose from but I went the safe option of Black to ensure fingerprints and minor scratches are hidden. The Silky Black colour does have a slight reflective gloss but is not something I was worried about and overall doesn't scream attention if holding this in public or placed on a desk (eg. Work).
I have dropped this a few times from off a table (1 meter from the ground) and no real visual surface scratches but your results may vary.
The Zojirushi SM-SD60-BC is not widely available in my region (Australia) and generally don't have an authorised reseller making e-marketplaces like Amazon.com.au and others the only other option to get this item into the country. Free shipping is only available from Amazon US if the total purchased item is over $49 (with Prime membership). So if you are not in a hurry just wait for Amazon Prime Sale days where US shipping is generally waived and free (when Amazon US fulfills the order) otherwise expect to pay nearly half the cost of the product on shipping fees.
The bottle itself is very light, it seems well built, but the smell and taste of the water is filled with rubber from the lid. I’ll have to keep the lid off for a while to see if the rubber smell goes away in time.