What kind of... Flasks?

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You want good heat re­ten­tion at a low price... Vango Vac­uum Flask 750ml £10

Apart from the great price, this well-proven flask also gets an easy­pour­ing screw stop­per and the cup has a plas­tic coat­ing over the lip so you don’t burn your mouth. At 477g oth­ers are lighter and some al­low you to drink di­rectly from the bot­tle more eas­ily, but it’s hard to jus­tify pay­ing more. Also in 350ml, 500ml and 1000ml ver­sions.

Tem­per­a­ture test: 0hr 90°C, 3hrs 78.8°C, 6hrs 70.3°C, 9hrs 63.6°C www.vango.co.uk

You want a lightweight, durable, in­su­lated drinks bot­tle... Hy­dro Flask Stan­dard Mouth 21oz £30

This in­su­lated bot­tle (rather than the com­mon in­su­lated flask with a cup) is su­per easy to use as it has no cup to fum­ble with, and comes in a huge range of colours. It has a more com­pact de­sign and weighs just 360g. It’s not the best for heat re­ten­tion but it keeps a brew hot enough for gen­eral walks. Also in 18oz (532ml) and 24oz (710ml) ver­sions.

Tem­per­a­ture test: 0hr 90°C, 3hrs 76.6°C, 6hrs 66.7°C, 9hrs 59.3°C www.hy­droflask.com

You want the best heat re­ten­tion… Stan­ley Clas­sic Vac­uum Bot­tle 750ml £35

Stan­ley has made flasks since 1913, so has well-proven de­signs. The screw lid of this 750ml flask doesn’t need to be com­pletely re­moved for pour­ing, while the mug is in­su­lated for heat re­ten­tion and has a plas­tic lip so you don’t burn your mouth. Price and weight (590g) are draw­backs. Also in 473ml, 1000ml, 1300ml and 1900ml ver­sions.

Tem­per­a­ture test: 0hr 90°C, 3hrs 82.6°C, 6hrs 77.1°C, 9hrs 72.2°C www.stan­ley-pmi.com

You want ex­cel­lent heat re­ten­tion, with low price and weight... Lifeven­ture Tiv Vac­uum Flask 700ml £19

This flask keeps a brew pip­ing hot, has a very com­pet­i­tive price and a rea­son­able weight of 452g. The screw lid al­lows pour­ing with­out full re­moval, and the cup is in­su­lated for heat re­ten­tion. Slight draw­back is the cup is not in­su­lated over the lip so you can burn your mouth more eas­ily than oth­ers. Also in 300ml, 500ml and 1000ml ver­sions.

Tem­per­a­ture test: 0hr 90°C, 3hrs 80.8°C, 6hrs 74.7°C, 9hrs 69.2°C www.lifeven­ture.com

You want a lightweight, wide mouth, in­su­lated drinks bot­tle... GSI Out­doors Mi­cro­lite 720 Twist £35

At just 287g, this 720ml bot­tle is very light and slightly more com­pact than bot­tles of­fer­ing sim­i­lar per­for­mance, thanks to the use of thin­ner metal walls. It also has a wide mouth for easy drink­ing and clean­ing. How­ever, it’s only avail­able in two sizes and needs treat­ing with care as it will dent more eas­ily than oth­ers. Also a 500ml ver­sion.

Tem­per­a­ture test: 0hr 90°C, 3hrs 79.5°C, 6hrs 71.2°C, 9hrs 64.7°C www.gsiout­doors.com

You want good heat re­ten­tion with eas­ier drink­ing and clean­ing... Primus EX Vac­uum Bot­tle 750ml £37

This 750ml flask re­tains heat very well and is wider than oth­ers for eas­ier clean­ing and drink­ing. A screw stop­per al­lows drink­ing di­rectly from the spout with­out need­ing the cup, while an outer sil­i­cone sleeve im­proves grip and com­fort. Draw­backs are no plas­tic lip to the cup, its weight (671g) and price. Also in 300ml, 500ml and 1000ml ver­sions.

Tem­per­a­ture test: 0hr 90°C, 3hrs 79.2°C, 6hrs 71.6°C, 9hrs 65.5°C www.primus.eu

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