WJ Tested: Hydro Flask Review

WJ Tested: Hydro Flask Review

WAVEJourney Tests and Reviews Hydro Flask True Pints and Vacuum Insulated Bottles

What is one of our favorite things and something we rarely leave home without? The answer is… a Hydro Flask.

Back in 2009 we first learned about Hydro Flask from the original inventor, and we soon found their stainless steel vacuum insulated bottles to be the best we’d tried and the most useful bottle for anywhere we roamed.

Fast forward to 2016 and what Hydro Flask now has in their line of products, and see why we are still using their water bottles (as well as why we now include their 16 oz True Pint in our gear/gadget list everywhere we go).

What WJ Likes About Hydro Flask Products:

  • Keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours
  • Keeps beverages hot up to 6 hours
  • Resistant to residual flavors
  • Made from 18/8 pro grade stainless steel
  • BPA-free
  • Sweat-free
  • Stainless steel finish or powder coated finish in fun colors
  • Durable – last for many years
  • Lifetime warranty

Hydro Flask 16 oz True Pint:

Hydro Flask 16 oz True Pint

Hydro Flask 16 oz True Pint

Pros: The True Pint is every beer lover’s dream come true. Not only does this stainless steel vessel keep beer (or other libations) at the same temperature for many hours, the lip is thin and makes for easy sipping. WJ has used the pints for both hot and cold beverages – coffee, tea, water, wine, beer – and found there is no residual taste from one beverage to another. This is definitely a bonus as we have tried other stainless steel mugs/cups that absorb the flavor of the liquid and need to be soaked with baking soda and/or vinegar to remove it (not an issue with our Hydro Flask testing). Also, the True Pint doesn’t get hot or cold to the touch when holding it – that’s a bonus. Love the variety of fun colors that the True Pint is available in. This is a terrific item to use at home, camping, at a festival, while on a road trip, or to take on a journey far from home.

Cons: No lid is available, plus from our findings we noted the actual liquid measurement of the True Pint is no more than 15 oz (although it says it is a 16 oz pint).

Hydro Flask Vacuum Insulated Bottles:
WJ tried and tested the 16 oz and 32 oz Wide Mouth bottles with the Flex Cap.

Hydro Flask Review

Hydro Flask Review

Pros: The Flex Cap is insulated, which helps to maintain the temperature of the liquid for a lot longer time, and the handle on it makes it much easier to carry. The vacuum insulated bottles do not sweat, which is a huge bonus for the times when we have put them inside a daypack or luggage (nothing worse than everything else getting wet from a sweaty bottle). The wide mouth is perfect for ease of drinking from, and also for adding ice to drinks. We’ve taken these bottles to hot yoga classes when the room temperature is 100+F, and the water has stayed the same temperature as when we filled it. Plus, we’ve never had a leaking lid in any situation with any Hydro Flask bottle we’ve tested over the years.

Cons: The 32 oz does not fit in WJ’s Volvo cup holders (but the 16 oz does).

Bottom Line:

If you haven’t tried Hydro Flask you’ve been missing out. We need a set of True Pints for entertaining at home – because we won’t let anyone else use ours and guests are envious. Whenever we are out in the car we know the liquid in our Hydro Flask insulated bottles will be the same temperature as when we filled them – no drinking warm water that should be cold, or cold coffee that should be hot. Looks like we’re going to continue never leaving home without a Hydro Flask or two.

Note: Hydro Flask provided these items for WAVEJourney to test. Read our full disclosure statement to see that this has no effect on our articles, reviews, and/or opinions.


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