When you are trekking through the desert, biking down a singletrack or surfing on a tropical beach, there is one thing you do not want: lukewarm drinking water. No one likes taking a sip from their bottle to find bath-temperature water inside.
Hydro Flask are masters at creating water bottles that keep your liquids cool all day. While some companies say they offer 24-hour cold insulation, Hydro Flask actually deliver. Each water bottle is made with a double-wall vacuum insulation called TempShield, so it maintains its temperature regardless of what’s going on outside.
We tested our Hydro Flask while travelling around Australia and Bali. It was left on the beach in the scorching heat and thrown into a backpack for long jungle hikes – it lived up to expectations. My water stayed ice cold, even hours after filling up.
“You’ll never have to suffer lukewarm drinking water, cold tea or warm lager again.”
Hydro Flask originated in Oregon, USA and you can see why. Located between the mountains and the desert, it is the perfect testing ground for a durable water bottle, designed to cope with a whole range of temperatures – from sub-zero snowstorms to baking hot summer days.
Not only does the 21oz Hydro Flask carry a decent amount of water – just over half a litre – it is also lightweight, so you can easily stash it inside your backpack and stay hydrated on the move. It doesn’t leak either. You can carry your camera and water bottle in the same pouch, secure in the knowledge that it won’t end in disaster.
Each bottle is coated in a signature powder which makes it durable and slip-free, so you can grab hold of your Hydro Flask with sweaty or wet hands. It comes in a rainbow array of colours – choose from a subtle silver bottle or luminous yellow, depending on your vibe.