And because not everyone needs a nip, but everyone does need water, we’ve also included one of our favorite Jugs for staying hydrated. So before you pack up and head out on your next adventure, consider adding one of these to your supplies. Here’s to your health!
Snow Peak Titanium Curve Flask
Beautiful and well-crafted, worthy of high-grade whiskey.
What We Liked:
When you’re toting 20-year single malt or expensive wine, the last thing you want is for your vessel to tarnish the flavor. This titanium flask from Snow Peak promises premium flavor retention for your premium libations, even when storing liquid for longer than a typical day trip. The construction is absolutely topnotch—sleek and seamless, with a decidedly modern and luxurious look. Just 2.5 oz. when empty, it’s a lightweight carry that easily nestles into a coat pocket or satchel. It even includes a handsome suede carrying case and a funnel for filling. We wish it included a cap tether, but nonetheless, this is one premium flask worthy of the finest of liquors. Get it here.
Hydro Flask Oasis Jug
Ruggedly-built jug ideal for extended hikes and adventures.
What We Liked:
You gotta stay hydrated. We’ve all heard it a million times from our coaches, doctors, parents and significant others. This jumbo jug makes it easy to bring along plenty of water for you and your crew at home, office or on-the-go. It’s vacuum insulated, so it retains heat and cold and won’t sweat. Plus, it features 2 openings: a smaller opening for drinking and pouring, and a larger opening for spill-free filling. We also love the flexible carry handle, which not only makes it easy to carry, it makes it easy to pour. Buy now.
Filson’s Trusty Flask
A classic silhouette wrapped in vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather.
What We Liked:
Why do flasks make great gifts? Because they always fit, they always get used and they’re easy to wrap. But seriously, even a teetotaler would appreciate receiving this handsome flask as a gift. From a form-factor standpoint, it’s standard issue. A number of premium enhancements make it something special. First off, the stainless steel features a chip-resistant PVD coating that gives it a more refined appearance than silver stainless. But it’s the fine leather covering that really kicks things up a notch. We’re talking rich, vegetable-tanned Bridle Leather that feels (and smells) fantastic. If we were making a holiday gift list, this would be on it. And by the way, it’s made in the USA. Get it today.
Stanley Classic Flask
Simple, reliable design with a slim profile for your pocket or pack.
What We Liked: The compact, slim profile of this flask is a great alternative to wider, bulkier flasks that can be cumbersome to carry and difficult to conceal. No frills here, but it does have a wider mouth opening than others, which makes for a smoother pour or swig. Includes a cap keeper, which is essential. 18/8 stainless steel is dependably rugged. Plus, the styling here has a vintage vibe. For around $20, you can’t go wrong. It's available here.
iBasingo 200ml/250ml Titanium Hip Flask
Lightweight, incredibly durable design made of 99.99% titanium.
What We Liked: We’ve seen titanium flasks for twice this price and more, so when we saw the price on the iBasingo flask, we were instantly intrigued. 99.99% titanium means no odor transfer and true flavor retention for your whiskey, wine or other libation. The fit and finish are excellent, especially for the price. The knurled cap is easy to manipulate and includes an integrated keeper, which is a must-have for any flask we’d consider carrying. Silicone gasket ensures a tight seal to prevent leakage. Weighs less than 3 oz. when empty, which gives it a barely-there presence when out-and-about. Get it here.
For Every Season and Reason
GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 8-fl. oz. Hip Flask
All-around winner for quality, design, and price
What We Liked:
Everything! We gave it our “Everyone Award” because everyone should have one. Made of rugged 18/8 stainless steel, this flask features a sleek, tapered design devoid of any harsh edges. Simply put, it feels as good in your pocket as it does in your hand. Knurled cap with the keeper is easy to unscrew, even while wearing gloves. Pouring is easy and spill-free thanks to a wide-mouth opening. Plus, it comes with a microfiber storage bag that doubles as a cleaning cloth. For camping, hiking, tailgating and more, we’d be happy to tote this toastmaster. Buy it here.