I recently got the 24oz Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Water Bottle. I really liked the bottle because it is made out of stainless steel. While you can buy flasks in smaller sizes, this flask is great for longer hikes or even camping trips. It also keeps cold liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot liquids hot for about 12 hours. It is a pretty versatile flask as its capacity makes it well suited for longer hikes. You can use the flask during hot weather when you need more cold water. You can also use the flask in winter cold weather because it can act like a thermos and keep your hot water, tea or coffee hot for a long time.
This bottle is for real outdoorsmen and women while being lite enough for casual hikers to bring along on day trips. I have also been using the flask at home to keep my tea and coffee from cooling off too fast.
We have written in our environment column about just how damaging it is for the environment to buy water in plastic containers. Here is the post about plastic that is floating in the oceans. The hydro-flask, on the other hand, has a lifetime warranty. Just imagine never throwing out a plastic bottle in your entire life. For some people that is tens of thousands of plastic bottles not used. Even if you recycle plastic bottles, they still have to be shipped to some plant, repackaged and taken back to the stores. That is extremely wasteful when compared with just buying a single bottle which will last your entire life.
By getting a flask like the hydroflask, over the span of years during which you will be using the flask, you will prevent tons of plastic from possibly filling up landfills, oceans and wherever extra waste ends up. One amazing fact about this bottle is that if you ever want to recycle it after tens of years of possible use, you will be delighted to know that the bottle itself is 100% recyclable.
The bottle is made out of high tech technology. The flask has a patent pending, stainless steel, double wall insulated construction which helps keep the bottle sturdy and allow the bottle to help keep fluid temperatures stable. Some of the cool things about the flask:
It is a great hiking water bottle. Say hello to the people behind hydroflask on Twitter @hydroflask - they are very friendly! Ask them about their 5% back program!
If you are looking for other outdoor gear, take a look at our review of a trekking jacket.