Why We Chose The Mizu V12 Insulated Flask: BPA-free, durable, recyclable, good capacity
Founded by famous snowboarder Jussi Oksanen, Mizu – which means ‘water’ in Japanese – have been dedicated to outdoor hydration since 2008. The initial idea was to create products that are tailored towards athletes, whilst also aiming to reduce the use of single-use plastic throughout the world. And the Mizu V12 insulated flask does just that.
Made of a recyclable and long-lasting stainless steel, and with a 1.2L capacity, the V12 is one of Mizu’s larger insulated flasks. It’s also one of their more recent flasks, and includes a larger opening than older models, as well as a tougher, more durable build.
Who Is The Mizu V12 For?
At 512g, the Miu V12 isn’t ideal for lightweight backpacking but would better suit less intensive camping holidays with you and your mates. Because of its large size and stainless steel build, it’s also ideal if you’re looking for something that can double up as both a food container and a flask for liquids.
“It’s a great insulator.”
Mizu say that it’s capable of keeping warm items warm for up to 12 hours, and cold items cold for up to 24 hours and from our experience testing this thing, we can vouch for those numbers. It’s a great insulator.
The V12 is made of a BPA-free 18/8 food grade stainless steel. This means that it’s made from 18% chromium and 8% nickel, the same material found in most commercial kitchens. In this sense, it’s built to ensure no chemicals move from the flask into your food and drinks, unlike with plastic or aluminium for example.
This additionally means the flask is entirely recyclable, though we imagine it’ll be a while until you get to that point – if ever. (All Mizu products have a lifetime warranty should anything go awry.)