Staying Hydrated with Hydro Flask

Keep hot beverages hot, cold drinks cold, and take them to go

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Price: $25.99

Features: TempShieldTM Protected - 18/8 Pro Grade Stainless Steel - BPA-Free - Durable, sweat-free powder coat finish

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Standard Mouth Waterbottle (21 oz.)
$27.99

Coffee and Tea Thermos (18 oz.)
$25.99

True Pint Glass (16 oz.)
$21.99

Marquee image: The tried and true test of the Hydroflask coffee thermos, water bottle, and pint glass used on the regular, every day. PHOTO: David Reddick

The first time I discovered the magic of the Hydro Flask was in a hot yoga class after a long day of skiing. The heat was blasting and the windows were fogging from the condensation that occurs when 30 sweaty people flow through a rigorous Vinyasa class. About 30 minutes in to the class, the teacher finally gave us a water and towel break. I dropped to my knees, unscrewed the cap, and gulped down icy water so cold I could feel it trickle down my throat and into my belly.

Hydro Flask, a Bend, Oregon-based company, hangs its hat on a double-walled insulation system called TempShield, which the company says keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to six hours. After using the coffee mug and water bottle on a near-daily basis for six months, I can speak to Hydro Flask’s dependable temperature regulation. The coffee I pour into my thermos at 8 a.m. will cool, but it doesn’t reach lukewarm temps until the early afternoon. And so long as you don’t leave it in the car in the sun for eight hours while you’re shredding, the water in the bottle will stay refreshing all day long. Beer drinkers will also love the pint glass, which I put to the test at a recent Kickball game. My IPA stayed cool until the seventh inning, by which point the test ended because I sipped the last of my (second) beer. Also worth noting: The double-walled insulation leaves the sweating up to you.

Skiing Hot: Hydro Flasks are all BPA free.
Skiing Not: The seal on the water bottle cap sometimes gets a little stuck and requires extra elbow grease. Also, after washing the coffee mug in the dishwasher, the little rubber ring on the cap sometimes gets loose, which makes the coffee mug leak. Secure the rubber ring back in place to seal things up.