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- Hydro Flask makes great insulated, travel-friendly drinkware. Its bottles maintain beverage temperature (hot or cold) for hours, and they’re durable and easy to carry.
- They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and functions, including a 12-ounce Cooler Cup, 18-ounce Food Flask, and 40-ounce Wide Mouth water bottle.
- At Insider Picks, we all have a Hydro Flask we love and never want to part with. Here are the nine favorites that haven’t let us down.
A few years ago while scrolling through my college’s online Lost and Found group, I noticed something interesting. Among the usual desperate pleas for abandoned phones, IDs, and apartment keys, it was the anguished cries triggered by the loss of an unexpected possession — a Hydro Flask bottle — that most often found itself the subject of sympathetic cyber pats on the back.
What would make a lost water bottle more concerning than the inability to communicate with people or get into your own house?
Hydro Flask, a drinkware company founded in Bend, Oregon in 2009, has accomplished the massive task of making customers care more about their reusable water bottles than their phones or keys, with no secret tricks or gimmicks.
People love Hydro Flask’s products because they’re plain effective, durable, and convenient to use. They’re designed for active lifestyles, but that doesn’t meant you have to be an avid hiker or camper to enjoy them. Any time you’re moving, whether by foot, plane, bike, or canoe, you’ll find use for a Hydro Flask product.
Hydro Flask makes water bottles in a variety of sizes and colors, as well as drinkware options for coffee, alcohol, and even food. They’re all made from stainless steel, along with double-wall, vacuum-insulated TempShield tech that keeps its contents hot when you want it to be hot and cold when you want it to be cold.
The bottles are easy to carry thanks to the signature Flex Cap, a soft and comfortable strap that moves flexibly with the bottle as you swing it back and forth, and all the products are coated in a non-slip finish so you’ll never drop an entire jug of water on yourself and make a mess.
Hydro Flask bottles are available in a variety of colors, including limited edition collections, and they’re also customizable, with over 180,000 possible combinations.
In case your bottle starts leaking or the insulation becomes compromised, don’t worry. You won’t have to go too long Hydro Flask-less because the company offers a lifetime warranty on all its products (except the cooler bags and bottle slings, which have five-year warranties).
If you need help deciding which Hydro Flask to get, we’re all too familiar with its bottles and other drinkware, from the classic 21-ounce Standard Mouth bottle to the 12-ounce Cooler Cup that doubles as a beer koozie. You can find our favorite Hydro Flask products below.
Here are the nine best Hydro Flask bottles and products we swear by:
18-ounce Wide Mouth
I have the 18-ounce wide mouth water bottle at my desk, so I use it multiple times a day. It’s super easy to clean and the perfect size so that I don’t have to get up five times a day to refill it. And because it’s so well insulated, I know that I can leave it for a few hours if I have to take meetings and my water will still be chilled when I get back. —Breton Fischetti, Insider Picks vice president
Shave Ice 32-ounce Wide Mouth (limited edition)
I had always heard how great Hydro Flask’s water bottles were, and I never paid much attention because I already have about half a dozen water bottles. Hydro Flask recently sent over its limited edition Shave Ice collection of water bottles, so I finally got to try one out, and it’s great.
It really does keep drinks cold for 24 hours or more as advertised. I popped some ice and water into mine, screwed the lid tight and left it alone for an entire day. When I opened it again, the ice was still partially there and the water was cold. Beyond the great insulation, I also like that the bottle’s mouth is wide enough to accommodate ice cubes and that the lid has a cute little handle for portability. —Malarie Gokey, Insider Picks senior editor
16-ounce True Pint
The 16-ounce True Pint was designed for beer, but it’s been my go-to office cup for nearly two years. Every day, I fill it with ice water and it stays cold for as long as I need it to be. It’s so well insulated that the ice is usually still there in full form when I’m finished with the cup. I end up refilling it multiple times a day since I always drink a lot of water, but never because my drink turned lukewarm after a few minutes of sitting. —Amir Ismael, Insider Picks reporter
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