Maybe a little small
A couple lid issuesWhat we liked: It’s a light 0.6 pounds, and the spun-steel, double-wall vacuum insulation means it keeps in the cold excellently. It’s got a leak-proof, drink-through lid (we subjected it to some vigorous shaking for testing). It’s easy to clean both the bottle and the lid, and it has an easy-to-grip surface.What we didn’t: As far as volume, we’d like just a little more — though it’s exactly Venti sized (20 ounces) if you’re going to use it for coffee. (There’s a size smaller but not a size bigger.) It seems like there might be a small design flaw when it comes to getting the last few gulps of water. And as one reviewer said, it’s surprisingly loud when you snap it shut, so don’t do it at your kid’s piano recital.Pros:
Trails yes, boardroom maybe
Wear-and-tear questionsWhat we liked: It’s also a light 0.62 pounds with more spun steel and another double-wall vacuum, which means you can expect A+ temperature control. The signature Hydro Flask leak-proof, handled twist-off lid can be swapped for a user-friendly Flex Chug Cap. It’s easy to clean both the bottle and the lid. And as an environmental bonus (though it did not affect our assessment of the bottle), the company introduced a trade-in and recycling program for old Hydro Flask bottles (turn one in, get $5 off your next purchase).What we didn’t: It looks trail- and gym-ready for sure, but it might be a little bright for the boardroom. The sleek metallic finish makes us wonder what it’ll look like after some wear and tear (we didn’t have the heart to take a Brillo to the side).