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Best Water (or other drink) Bottles for the Beach

Best Water (or other drink) Bottles for the Beach

When it comes to summer and drinks, your concerns are usually: heat, sand, and length of time.

How does my drink stay cold in the heat? How will I keep things out of it? And how long can I be out in the sun? HOWWWWW?!

The answer is clear...

Hydro Flask. 

Yes, that's something to hula hoop an inflatable about. 

Hydro Flask believes each of their bottles/drink cups should fulfill 3 needs: temperature, taste, and transport.

And when you think about what you want in a drink carrier, you undoubtedly require those components. It needs to be able to maintain its temperature, not affect beverage taste (how many times have you put coffee in your water bottle and *bleghhhed* after the first sip of new H2O?) and you should be able to carry it places with ease.

With Hydro Flask's TempShield™, their double wall, vacuum insulated technology that guards the temperature of your drink, you can bring ice water with you to the beach in the morning, and you’ll still have ice in the afternoon! Colds stay icy cold up to 24 hours.

If you're a vacay coffee drinker who likes to start his or her day on the house deck overlooking the ocean, you're going to want that coffee to stay hot to enjoy the view. Hydro Flask keeps it hot until you're ready to hit the sand: temperature retention for up to 6 hours.

You're also guaranteed no condensation or heat transfer to the outside of the bottle, ever. And all Hydro Flasks are made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel – a metal recognized for its strength and purity that protects against flavor transfer.

Protect temp. Protect taste. Shop Hydro Flask. 

With five lids to choose from, you could use a flip cap, flex cap, straw lid, wide mouth or standard sports cap. If carrying is the hope, the flex cap is the best option.

Crafted to be comfortable… with flexible, durable TPU material and new wide handle design, you can easily carry your favorite beverage with you all day long.

The Flex Cap’s durable stainless steel pivots allow the strap to move when you do, which makes for easy, fluid motion and pure carrying joy. The careful construction also eliminates stress points, so strap breakage is a thing of the past.

What about size? 

From 10 oz to 64 oz, you can get a Hydro Flask rocks cup, super-size it to growler size or go anywhere in between!

The Hydro Flask 16oz "True Pint" is pictured below in a drink pass.

Some products and colors pictured may no longer be available.

Why Purchase a Hydro Flask? What's the Big Deal?

Why Purchase a Hydro Flask? What's the Big Deal?

You may be thinking, well, I don't need something that keeps my beverages cold right now. I've got the weather! East Coasters and Upper Mid-West/West Coasters, yes. That may be true. Temps are diving down at the moment, but what about the rest of the nation?! What are they to do with lukewarm water in outside temperatures? And what about our hot beverages? In any type of weather?Don't you want to eliminate that disappointing feeling of taking coffee to work only to have it, too, turn lukewarm?! YOU DO? Well, great. You landed on the right blog then!

Hydro Flask has ended lukewarm suffering around the nation with the creation of, well, the Hydro Flask.Coming in 12- to 64-ounce sizes, it's your perfect beverage-holding best friend. Everyone in the Holabird Sports office, besides myself, has one! Louie has one in orange. Cathy in mint green. Korynn in purple. Dustin: grey. Curtis: forest green. Shea: invisible Hydro Flask. Because I don't have one. What do I have? I use, sigh, a water bottle.

After seeing the creative department showcasing their Hydro Flasks on their desks and brandishing them during an 11 a.m. chair swivel, I had to ask... "WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL GUYS?!" "It does exactly what it says it does! There are so many products out there that claim to be miracle products. It says it keeps your beverage cold or hot for hours, and well.. it really does. That's the big deal. IT DOES IT," says Curtis Cox, Holabird graphic designer. You may have seen our emails... Curtis makes those.

So, how long is "hours," you ask? I asked the same question... only to be answered by Louie, Holabird's social media coordinator. "24 hours cold. 6 hours hot. I'd bet even longer than 24 hours for cold, too." 24 HOURS? You're saying I can fill a Hydro Flask with iced coffee at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday, and come back into the office Wednesday at 9 a.m., take a swig and not want to spit it out? Dustin, our photographer and videographer confirmed: "The ice might have melted a little bit, MIGHT, but it will still be cold. Yes." Korynn, Holabird photographer, says she "can put ice in there in the morning and it's still ice by dinner time. It keeps my stuff cold for a very, very, VERY long time." THE END OF MY WATERED DOWN COFFEE SAGA STARTS NOW!

Buuuut... will I need a little Hydro Flask snuggie? For cold or hot beverages? "Nope, there's no heat transfer at all." Dustin again. "And it doesn't sweat. No sweating on the outside. I don't need a coaster," says Curtis "It's great for beer, too." Beer, you say? Yep, "the Hydro Flask comes in growler size, 64 ounces," Korynn affirms. Wink wink, beer enthusiasts.

Some of my coworkers use the 20 ouncers, some use the 32, and some us the 16. Most have multiple--MULTIPLE--of the same product. So much Hydro Flask love in here! I feel like I'm drowning in maintained-temperature infatuation. And as if I wasn't already convinced that I should buy one... The team revealed the best feature of all: "You can do a great Bane impersonation talking into your Hydro Flask when it's empty." Hmmm... The real reason for purchasing I see.

After badgering all of my coworkers, they wondered what would break first... my jealousy... or my annoyance with lukewarmity. It's pretty much a tie. Holabird Sports sells Hydro Flasks in-store and online in a variety of sizes and colors. So get your own Hydro Flask today--I'll be right behind you. And if you need some more proof, here's a video of us performing a Hydro Flask versus Travel Mug experiment, where we take a normal travel mug and pit it against the Hydro Flask! See who won the "stuck in snow for 5 hours to see if the beverage is still hot" challenge.

Interested? Try the Hydro Flask out for yourself!

Hydration for Runners Infographic: The Dangers of Dehydration

Hydration for Runners Infographic: The Dangers of Dehydration

If you know how to recognize the symptoms and levels of dehydration, you will know when your body is telling you that it’s in need of water. The levels of dehydration correspond to a percentage of body weight lost in the form of sweat.  Someone who is becoming increasingly dehydrated will experience various degrees of symptoms at each of these levels.

Dehydration is scary, but it’s 100% preventable. Simply put, in order to stay hydrated during a run, you need to replace the water that your body loses from sweating. Sure, you can just drink when you’re thirsty, but knowing your sweat rate could save your life.

­­Finding Your Sweat Rate

  1. Weigh yourself without clothes.
  2. Complete 1 hour of hard exercise with fluid intake.
  3. Weigh yourself again as you did before, without clothes.

If your weight is the same as it was before, then you are adequately hydrating yourself. If you have lost or gained weight, then you are either under or over-hydrating, and you should adjust your fluid intake accordingly.

Always have a hydration carrier to suit your sweat rate.

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