Hydro Flask Review

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I usually review books because I am constantly reading and love to share books with you that I enjoy. This week, I’m sharing something I also use constantly: my water bottle.

I drink water, kombucha, and herbal teas almost every day. At home, I drink out of a quart size mason jar with a Cuppow lid, but that doesn’t work as well on the go because a mason jar doesn’t fit in my car’s cup holder.

I have a Klean Kanteen and have used it for years (in fact, I can’t even count the dents it has now and it has served me really well). My only complaint with the Klean is that it is all metal and it doesn’t keep liquids cool or hot for long. If I use it to workout outside in the summer, my water is hot enough to make tea by the end of my workout.

I love the idea of glass water bottles, but they aren’t practical with my kids.

Until recently, I typically just loaded up the ice in my Klean Kanteen and hoped it wasn’t hot by the time I wanted to drink it.

A few weeks ago my husband and I went out for our anniversary and we stopped by our local outdoor sports store to get extra carabiners for our treehouse zip line. While he was getting the needed climbing supplies, I browsed the camping gear and saw something called a Hydro Flask.

What is Hydro Flask?

The packaging claimed that this Hydro Flask water bottle could keep cold liquids cool for 24+ hours and hot beverages warm for 12+ hours. I was skeptical but intrigued. I read the rest of the package and found that Hydro Flask was made with food grade stainless steel and a double-wall vacuum insulation to keep temperatures steady. I also noticed that the plastic lid was BPA free.

I noticed a store employee carrying one around and drinking out of it so I asked him about it.

He opened it and showed me the ice inside… and told me that he put the ice in the night before. Not only had it kept it cold for almost 24 hours, there was still ice in it.

I grabbed a purple wide-mouth bottle and a black bottle with a flip top lid for warm drinks and asked my hubby if they could be our anniversary gifts to each other.

Does the Hydro Flask Work as Advertised?

Fast forward a few weeks and I’ve tested them daily:

  • I used the coffee cup Hydro Flask with my special coffee and it stayed hot for 4+ hours (I finished drinking it then so I don’t know if it would have stayed warm even longer)
  • I put ice water in it in at night and then taken it with me the next day on errands in a hot car and working out and it still had ice in it when I got home.
  • I put fresh juice with ice and it stayed cold all day
  • Used it to keep homemade kombucha cold and carbonated all day long

I now use my Hydro Flask daily and it is pretty much the only bottle I use. If you’re ever in the market for a water bottle, I highly recommend them. These are the specific ones I’ve tried:

Do you use a water bottle? What is your favorite? Share below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


114 responses to “Hydro Flask Review”

  1. Yi Avatar

    I don’t know why this bottle that is made in China is popular. I don’t know whether it is lead-free.

  2. Deb Avatar

    Have you also evaluated whether mold is hiding in the caps of the bottles you recommend? I am constantly finding mold trapped and having to go on a scavenger hunt to make sure I find and scrub it all out. This bothers me in general but especially when it comes to my daughter’s bottles. She has two stainless steel bottles and I just recently discovered where the mold is hiding in the cap. ?

  3. Christi Woods Avatar
    Christi Woods

    Tal also makes similar bottles (as well as a silicon wrapped glass bottle (which withstood several drops from my daughter and myself, though I am more cautious with it). I have two coffe cups andmyboyfriend and I have two huge almost gallon sized bottles for when we go to the range and it 90+ degrees and 90% humidity of NWFL it’s excellent at stay ice cold. The coffee cups keep my coconut oil coffee hot enough to enjoy until lunch time when made around 0600. They can be found at Walmart and are a fraction of the price. My daughter also has a small bottle for in class/lunch.

  4. Lucy Avatar

    Hello! I have a question! How do you purchase your water avoiding the contact with plastic? And what type of drinking water is best ? Purified or spring water?

  5. JoAnna Avatar

    HydroFlasks are very popular in Hawaii. Everyone’s got them covered in stickers. My family has been using them for nearly 5 years now. Ice cold water for 24 hours if not longer & hot cocoa for the mountain days. Smoothies for beach days. They also had food thermos that are great too! Highly recommend this brand! Plus the lifetime warranty is a plus!
    We also have an insulated 20oz Kleen Kanteen, it like the lid, but as far as insulation goes, Hydroflask outlasts it.
    We got gifted the Takeya brand bottles too. They seem lighter in weight & also keep water cold overnight. But not a lifetime warranty like Hydroflask has.

  6. Chelsea Avatar

    Hi! My favorite water bottle/travel mugs are from Highwave. They keep my tea/coffee hot for up to 12 hrs. Sometimes I leave my water with ice in it in the car all day at work and when I come back to it it still has the ice in it! I highly recommend! Here are my two favorites:

    Roam (tea/coffee): https://www.amazon.com/Highwave-JOEmoXL-Stainless-Steel-Travel/dp/B00115WFX8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=b793216dcca0288eb144a748374a781f
    Time Capsule (water/wine 😉 ): https://www.amazon.com/Highwave-Capsule-Vacuum-Bottle-Stainless/dp/B01GP3O312/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=4a2786ec2e57b89100b31f6a9f2e22dc


  7. Ruby Avatar

    Hi! I am womdering if Hydroflask is Lead free? I looked around online with no success for this imformation. Let me know what you know.

  8. Joie Avatar

    Have you check out roadeavour water bottles? They are pretty awesome too.

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