The Hydroflask 32oz Widemouth

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Chugging down water from a sun-warmed water bottle must be one of the worst feelings in the world. However, a not so small company called Hydroflask plan to get rid of it all together. Hydroflask have combined the style and portability of a regular water bottle with the insulating properties of a vacuum thermos. This basically means that this flask is going to keep your drinks cool and your style hot.

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Cool in every way.

Hydroflask 32oz

Hydroflask claim that the 32oz wide mouth flask can keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for up to 6 hours. This is because they are using their new Tempshield insulation, which not only keeps drinks at steady temperatures for remarkable lengths of time, but the pro-grade stainless steel won’t transfer flavors, so your drinks don’t get that horrible metallic taste. The flask also has a Red Dot award-winning insulated cap, which helps maintain the temperature inside, but also allows the bottle to be clipped onto stuff like your rucksack by the attachment loop. When using the flask, I was absolutely blown away by the insulation properties it had. I filled my flask up in the morning before a hike and it was still chilled when I came back, and even sitting at my desk overnight it never warmed. I think 24 hours of cold would be quite a push, but I really don’t mind because even having around 20 hours is easily enough for my needs.

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24 hours of ice-cold.

The design of the flask is something to admire; it won an IF design award in 2015 because of it (take that). The colour choices of the bottles are full and vibrant. I went with the pacific blue which looks gorgeous, but sadly colors are limited in the UK. With most water bottles I would cover them in stickers and let them get beat up, but not the Hydroflask. The smooth proprietary powder coat gives a sweat-free grip and doesn’t show scratches or scrapes, and the colour is just too beautiful to be covered up. I did find that the flask was very thick, which meant I couldn’t fit it in my rucksack side pocket which was very annoying, but I guess I could just attach it with the carabineer loop. I can imagine that someone with small hands might find it difficult to use single-handedly. I liked the soft silicone lid, and it never leaked because of the strong seal. However, it was annoying how the lid is detachable, compared to the old tethered style; this meant that the lid would be more likely to get lost and it just made it an added inconvenience.

Overall, the Hydroflask water bottle will definitely be taking a place in my rucksack for future travels. The 32oz size (pretty much a liter) is perfect for a day trip, and the insulation will keep my drinks cold (or hot) the whole time. The flask might be a bit thick and the cap a little inconvenient, but the combination of good looks and fantastic functionality make this one definite recommendation.

The award winning carry handle.

The award-winning carry handle.

Buy Here: http://www.hydroflask.com/