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Backpacker Magazine – Fall Gear Guide 2009

Gear Review: Stanley nineteen13 Flask

This 8-ounce flask is made of stainless steel.

by: Testers Berne Broudy, Jonathan Dorn, Shannon Davis, John Harlin, Kristin Hostetter

Stanley nineteen13 Flask (Courtesy Photo)
Stanley nineteen13 Flask (Courtesy Photo)

Though the optimal hooch for hiking is hotly debated among our seasoned testers, the best flask is not: Our staff prizes this personal-size (8-fluid-ounces) container. It's made of light yet rock-solid stainless steel that we've smashed, bashed, and drop-kicked with no significant dents or leaks.

The mouth is easy to sip from (neither too large nor too small) and a leash keeps the lid from getting lost. Smart: The thin shape slides into the most overstuffed winter pack, yet the flask stands on its own without toppling. $20; 4.3 oz.;

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John Sainley
Apr 04, 2012

Do not buy! Small gasket in lid will fall out leaving you with a leaky mess. Stanley replaced several for me, now will no longer honor their "lifetime" warranty. Save your money for something else.

John S.
Apr 08, 2011

Bought one recently and love it. I thought the plastic was kind of cheap at first too. While I would prefer an all metal construction for cosmetic purposes, the plastic seems pretty sturdy. It seems that it will last for years.

Candy Smith
Jan 28, 2010

I LOVE the Stanley flask.
I'm enamored with it. I worked at Yellowstone all summer, and this little guy was my companion...

and now that I'm back in the Pacific Northwest, there's nothing quite like having your little stanley flask full of Pendleton Whiskey on those cold winter nights. A+

Nathan T
Jan 24, 2010

Looks cool, don't like the plastic hinge that holds cap on... seems cheap.

John P.
Jan 04, 2010

Buy it for $20 at REI instead.

John G.
Dec 15, 2009

It's $30, not $20 at the site.


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