/ Flask recommendations

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idiotproof (Buxton MC) - on 05 Dec 2014
Need a new flask so going to ask santa for one. So which one shall I ask him (and his elfs to make for me.

Any recommendations for 0.5l to 1l flasks. Just for drinks on the hill, no soup (i.e wide mouth not needed).
Bluebird - on 05 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Thermos Ultimate Flask. It is exceptional. Almost too perfect and keeping stuff hot, even after 24 hrs. 0.8l
sleavesley on 05 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

The lifeventure ones have worked fine for me. Also buy the litre one for my old man (he had one that took a battering falling out of lorries etc, started to leak but they had changed the design so had to buy a new one).
Not sure how long his last one has lasted but for everyday use its been brilliant. He found the litre stayed hotter than the 700ml important as he often starts around 4am.
syv_k - on 05 Dec 2014
Guy Hurst - on 05 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

The Thermos Ultimate is by far the best of several flasks I've had, Even the smaller sized ones are so effective that drinks are still too hot to drink straight away even at the end of a winter day on the hills.
girlymonkey - on 05 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

this costs £4 in Morrisons, and is the best flask I have ever had. It's still too hot to drink by lunchtime if I use freshly boiled water in it, and there's no faffy cups, and I can work it fine with mittens on.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dSe7xEDKZzI/U1mIfG7os3I/AAAAAAAAAkY/Sjy7qMlA24M/s1600/flask+morrisons.jpg
highclimber - on 05 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Stanley are about the best on the market I'd say but are expensive.
thebigfriendlymoose - on 05 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

I use one of these Thermos Light & Compact:

http://www.thermosonline.co.uk/store/Thermos-Light-and-Compact-Flask-1-0L/sp_302

keeps hot stuff drinkably warm overnight, and as the name suggests, it's light and streamlined.
captain paranoia - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to syv_k:

Unsurprisingly, the result in that test is 'bigger flasks stay hot for longer'...

"Why do elephants have Big Ears?" No, not because Noddy won't pay the ransom.

One fundamental problem with stainless flasks over an old-fashioned glass vacuum flask is the metal is a good conductor of heat, so heat conducts from the inner, up to the neck, and down on to the outside of the flask, from where it escapes to the environment. With a glass flask, glass isn't such a good conductor, and the glass vacuum envelope is contained within a protective sheep, often foam insulated, so this conduction problem isn't as significant. Of course, glass vacuum flasks aren't as robust as steel flasks...
squirrel00 - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Second bluebird, thermos ultimate awesome flask got it in 0.5l
wilkesley - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to squirrel00:
Yet another vote for the Thermos Ultimate, by far the best flask I have ever bought.
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Ghastly Rubberfeet on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Thermos Ultimate!

Bought mine after at least 3 others I know recommended them

so +4

;~))
Thugitty Jugitty on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to captain paranoia:

> .... the glass vacuum envelope is contained within a protective sheep

I hope I don't get lambasted for pointing out what a cumbersome arrangement that is.

mwr72 - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to highclimber:

> Stanley are about the best on the market I'd say but are expensive.

Agreed, I had one for 15 years until someone on site stole it. Last weekend I treated myself to another.
captain paranoia - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to Turdus torquatus:
Ah, the wonders of spelling correction, though I'm not sure how it managed that one... Sleeve. Nope, no trouble...

Still, putting your flask inside a protective sheep would certainly keep it warm. Provided said insertion didn't kill the sheep. And if you could encourage the sheep to accompany you, it would carry the flask for you.
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GridNorth - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Another vote for the Thermos Ultimate. Over the years I've owned just about every make of flask on the market both glass and stainless steel but this one stands out head and shoulders above the rest with regard to keeping drinks warm.
andi turner - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):
Yes, thermos ultimate. Best flask going bar none.
TobyA on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to captain paranoia:

> Ah, the wonders of spelling correction, though I'm not sure how it managed that one... Sleeve. Nope, no trouble...

> Still, putting your flask inside a protective sheep would certainly keep it warm. Provided said insertion didn't kill the sheep.

I like the original sheep idea, anyway If sheep are anything like tauntauns on Hoth, the sheep being dead won't matter: "this'll smell bad kid, but it'll keep you warm until I get the shelter up!"

butteredfrog - on 06 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Steel Thermos 0.5lt, £4.99 from the Range. Best flask I have ever had.

iksander on 07 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Morrisons flip top. Better than Primus, Stanley etc £4.99
Pedro - on 07 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

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Pedro
llanberis36 - on 07 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Get yourself to Jo royle in Buxton and get one of their life venture ones
Very sturdy and reliable
idiotproof (Buxton MC) - on 18 Dec 2014
In reply to idiotproof (Buxton MC):

Thanks,

I think Santa is brining me the Thermos version people have said.


Ta

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