Coffee is the most important meal of the day. Just ask anyone with a young family, a tedious job, a hangover, or a hard day’s graft ahead of them. It is, in no uncertain terms, the OG of energy drinks. The head honcho of hot beverages. The Don Corleone of the caffeinated world.
So how does a hit of hot java stack up in the great outdoors? Very nicely, thank you very much. Nothing gets your beans buzzing quite like a blast of alpine air. A latte in the lift line or a flat white on a flat light day is sure to raise your stoke levels. But mother nature can be cold and unforgiving. She spares no mercy for a feeble paper cup or flimsy plastic lid. You’ll need the big boy insulation.
Enter: the Hydro Flask 16 oz Coffee with Flex Sip Lid Flask and the Hydro Flask 12 oz Mug – the perfect vessels for your hot hydration needs.
“Coffee is the most important meal of the day”
What’s so good about these products? Well, shoutout to the leak-proof lid on the flask first and foremost. Sip and transport your drink without worry, my good friend. Be it a bumpy ride on the Central Line or a buffeting wind on a backcountry ridge line, we have zero spillage to report, thus far.
The flex strap on the flask is also excellent. We never get tired of that solid, easy-to-see, feel of a Hydro Flask. Oh, and did we mention the smooth flow opening here, designed for hot liquids? It has, like all the best pieces of kit design, been implemented in such a way that you’ll barely notice it until you try a lesser flask for comparison.
“The clever double-wall vacuum-insulation protects temperature for hours”
The mug has a press-in lid featuring Honeycomb insulation for additional temperature control as well as an opening for easy sips. As for the body itself? Well, they don’t call this the Roger Federer of mugs for nothing – it’s got a lovely soft touch to it, and that calm, muted exterior is juxtaposed by the red hot intensity concealed from within.
It also, like the flask, is BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free, has a super durable pro-grade stainless steel construction, and comes with a Lifetime Warranty.
What’s that, you say? You’re not a fan of hot drinks and you’ve wasted the last three minutes reading this far? Au contraire, mon frère. You see, the main selling point of these Hydro Flask products is what they refer to as TempShield. The clever double-wall vacuum-insulation protects temperature for hours.
In essence, it means your cold drinks in summer and your warm drinks in winter will stay refreshingly cool and piping hot for longer. Double usage, year-round action, and all in a very attractive and functional single product. Lovely stuff.