Hydro Flask Just Got Better – New Flex Cap Improves Insulation & Portability

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth with Flex Cap In Four Colors and Sizes
Improving on something which is already a leader in its field is a tall order. Sometimes these attempts to tamper with a winning formula result in disaster. Fortunately for Hydro Flask (and their fans,) the company has managed to innovate something new which improves the Hydro Flask's already impressive insulation and portability. Meet the Flex Cap. The Flex Cap looks like a simple screw-on lid, but is the product of clever and careful engineering. Made from durable BPA-free TPU plastics and supported by stainless steel pivots, the Flex Cap's most obvious feature is providing a convenient c...

Mobot Bottle & Foam Roller Review – Hydration and a Massage All-in-One

Mobot Foam Roller Water Bottles in Four Different Colors
It seems the new trend in the world of water bottles is to offer not just a bottle but instead a gadget. We've looked at plenty examples of these products lately: be it a bottle that can light up and play your favorite songs, a bottle with a built-in mister to cool you off, or a digitally enhanced "Smart Bottle" - the trend is undeniable. With the subject of this review, the Mobot Bottle & Foam Roller, manufacturer Mobot has combined two common fitness products into a single item. Aside from being remarkably novel, there is definitely a practicality to the combination. Fans of foam rolling ...

Best Insulated Growlers – Our Top 5 Picks

Stanley Classic Insulated Growler Overflowing with Beer Foam Best Insulated Growlers Top Picks Article Heading
If you're unfamiliar with the growler, you can sort of think of them as the heavyweight champions of the water bottle world. Aiming for maximum storage capacity, growlers are an ideal solution for storing hefty quantities of any beverage. Modern insulated growlers far exceed the capacities of most water bottles, with 64 ounces being more or less the standard baseline for classifying as a growler. In this review of our top 5 picks, we'll examine a variety of popular growlers to help you find the best option. All of the growlers we've selected for this comparison are 64 ounces and feature dou...

Turn Your Hydro Flask or Klean Kanteen Into a Filter Bottle with the AquaGear Filter Straw Cap

Aqua Gear Water Filter Bottle Attachment in Klean Kanteen
We've never made a secret of our appreciation for Hydro Flask and Klean Kanteen: we've looked at Hydro Flasks, reviewed Klean Kanteens, even pitted them against each other. We named Hydro Flask 2015's best bottle and gave it an honorable mention in 2016 when Klean Kanteen took the crown. The filtered water bottle has been another commonly reouccuring theme here on the blog, from our filtered water bottle buyer's guide to our look at bottles with integrated filters such as the LIFESAVER Bottle or the LifeStraw Go. Yet whenever we come across a filtered bottle - as nice as the bottle might be...

TUR Hydration Teton Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review

TUR Hydration Teton Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottles in Blue and Green
We are always excited to see a newcomer to the insulated stainless steel water bottle game, especially one as colorful as TUR Hydration's Teton. A lightweight, easily portable, and eye-catchingly colorful water bottle, the Teton offers a minimal footprint while still boasting high quality double-wall vacuum insulation. Rounding off the package with a few other neat features, TUR Hydration has proven capable of offering the world a quality example of a modern water bottle. We do have a few qualms with the Teton, though, which we'll explore below in our review. While we understand TUR Hydrati...

Generic Hydro Flasks – 5 Impressive Alternatives

45 Degree Latitude Insulated Stainless Steel Growler 64 Ounce Hydro Flask Alternative
The Hydro Flask is successful for a reason. Named our best bottle of 2015, it's a bottle we still use well into 2016 and beyond - we even had to mention it again in 2016's best bottles. Made with 18/8 foodgrade stainless steel, equipped with double-wall vacuum insulation, and available in a range of sizes and colors, the Hydro Flask brand has come to dominate the insulated stainless steel bottle market. All of this success has bred a huge market for hungry competitors. Interestingly, whatever patents Hydro Flask might have seem to be quite loose, as a wealth of generic Hydro Flask alternati...

Best Insulated Water Bottles – Our Top Picks

Different colors of Insulated Stainless Steel Klean Kanteens
So you want an insulated water bottle, but where to begin? In the last few years, the market has seen an absolute explosion in insulated water bottles, both from familiar manufacturers and new brands previously unheard of. One of the demands water bottle manufacturers have best been able to satisfy is the need for insulation. Insulated bottles keep their contents hot or cold by limiting heat transfer between the bottle's contents and the atmosphere outside. With a bit of clever engineering behind it, well-made insulated bottles are capable of keeping ice frozen even in the most blazing heat...

Cayman Fitness Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review

Closeup of Cayman Fitness 17oz Insulated stainless steel water bottle
Every now and then you come across a product which gets straight to the point. The Cayman Fitness 17 Ounce Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is an example of such a product. With no frills or extras to speak of, the Cayman Fitness bottle is a bare-bones stainless steel bottle which accomplishes everything that it needs to and nothing that it doesn't. Cayman Fitness makes much more than just water bottles, and this durable insulated bottle is meant to be a "go-anywhere" companion to the healthy, active lifestyle promoted by the company and their products. The choice of insulated stainl...

FNova Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review – A Worthy Hydro Flask Alternative?

FNova Water Bottle Review
When we were offered a chance to receive an FNova Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle for review, we couldn't help but notice the striking similarity between the FNova and our long time favorite the Hydro Flask. No matter how you look at it, FNova has pretty much unabashedly taken its design cues from Hydro Flask. But is that such a bad thing? The Hydro Flask is undeniably a winning design, so iterating on their success could be a great thing for water bottle consumers by creating competition and broadening the market. In our testing, the FNova does stack up to a Hydro Flask in many ways...

The Wonderful World of Hydro Flask Accessories

Paracord Handle for Hydro Flask
Maybe one of the coolest things the Hydro Flask brings to the table is the big world of accessories that accompany them. Everyone has a unique approach to their day, so why not to their water bottle, too? Hydro Flask's are backed up by a supporting cast of accessories of all flavors. Maybe you want to add a nice straw lid, or just want to put a handle on it. If you want a nifty sleeve you can get 'em in silicone or as a full fledge carrying pouch. Pick and choose from the world of Hydro Flask accessories and you can have a Flask as individual as you are. In this article, we'll take a bit of...