• slider american basin
  • slider handies peak
  • slider binoculars
  • slider tetons
  • slider death valley

Keeping It HOT or COLD with Hydro Flask


How many water bottles are stored in your cabinets? Two, five or ten? I think we are bordering on ten or more. Why so many? Some have different purposes (biking, running, etc), cuteness factor plays a role in keeping it or it might have some sentimental value that keeps me hanging on to it. Sound familiar or am I just weird? Ok, I know I am weird, but still.

I’m also a water bottle snob. I prefer insulated water bottles. If I am going to have a hot or cold drink I want it to stay hot or cold. Especially, if I’m out hiking in the cold or heat. Having something to drink to warm me up or cool me down is important.

So when I am looking at water bottles here’s what I factor in:

1. Is it insulated?

2. It is easy to use?

3. Is it heavy? I don’t want to be lugging a brick around in my pack.

4. Cute colors? Yeah, I want cute. That’s the girly girl side of me.

5. What do others say about it? I do read reviews and listen to others opinions about gear. Do you?

When the opportunity to try out Hydro Flask was presented to me I jumped on it. I have heard great things about their water bottles and how they keep drinks cold or hot for a very long time, so I wanted to test it out myself.

hydro flask logo


J-man was actually the tester with the 12 oz. bottle with the sports cap.

The sports cap is easy for J-Man to use by popping the top up and pushing it down. Sometimes he hasn’t been strong enough with other water bottles to preform that function but it was simple with this cap.

J-Man has used the bottle for cold water and hot cocoa and every time the temperature of each did not disappoint. The cold water stayed cold even after 6 hours and the hot cocoa was still warm after 4 hours of snowshoeing in 30 degree temperatures. “The double wall vacuum insulation technology allows Hydro Flasks to keep contents hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours.” That’s pretty great!


Hydro Flask water bottle in snow


The bottle is easy to clean and I love that it has a grippy texture on the outside unlike most bottles that have a super smooth finish. The texture helps handle the bottle better.


Hydro Flask


To answer the question is it heavy? Not any heavier than any other insulated water bottle and it fits great in a backpack.


Hydro Flask in backpack


Since J-Man’s bottle has performed so well I’m looking at getting one for myself with the hydro flip lid, so I always have hot coffee. That’s important!

Hydro Flask offers great color options, a wide variety of bottles and caps and also insulated food flasks.


Hydro Flask insulated food flask


We used the food flask for macaroni and cheese and soup and both times the food was the perfect temperature to eat. There was no leaking and it’s super simple to clean. Since the flask is insulated it will keep your food warm or cold for up to 3 hours.


Toddler with Hydro Flask water bottle and food flask


All of Hydro Flasks products are cast from double wall vacuum insulated food grade 18/8 stainless steel, therefore they are BPA-Free and resistant to bacteria and odors.

If you’re looking for an insulated water bottle or food storage container that truly keeps your liquids and foods the temperature you desire definitely check out Hydro Flask.


Have you tried Hydro Flask? What’s your favorite water bottle?




  1. Glad you enjoyed the Hydro Flask…I love mine (all of them!) and use them daily.

Speak Your Mind