Whether you’re fed up of buying take away coffee, trying to increase your daily intake of water or you would like to reduce the amount of plastic in your life, insulated flasks are great for day to day life and not just for the odd picnic. There are plenty of different models on offer which can make shopping for one hard work. Before you start, you should think about when you will use the flask so that you know which features you should look out for. Sports caps are good if you only plan to hold cold drinks, a handle on the lid is useful if you are going to carry it and a leak proof lid is a must have to avoid any unconvenient spillage. We’ve put together a list of our favourites to help you decide which is the flask for you.
Floral Daisy Bottle, Chilly’s Bottles: £25
Chilly’s Bottles come in a variety of modern and colourful designs from florals and pastels to tropical and abstract. Great for daily use these bottles will keep your drink cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 whilst the screw top lid prevents leaks and the insulation stops condensation making it perfect for carrying around in your bag.
Insulated Classic Bottle, Klean Kanteen: £27.95
The double-wall vacuum insulation will keep drinks hot for 20 hours and cold for 50 hours. The powder coat finish will keep your bottle chip free for longer and the handle on the lid allows you to clip the bottle to your bag when you’re out and about. If you’re looking for something to keep your tea or coffee hot all day long this is the bottle for you.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Red Original: £25
Made of marine grade stainless steel to stop corrosion and extend the life of your bottle, this lightweight Red Original bottle is great for those on the go. It comes with both a canteen and a sports cap to cater for hot and cold drinks and can be easily attached to bags. To top it all off, it’s large capacity of 750ml is enough to hold a full bottle of wine!
Thermos Eclipse Flask, Thermos: £13.95
This thermos flask has a classic design with a large cup perfect for keeping tea and coffee warm for 12 hours. The clever lid is what makes this flask stand out from the others as it has room to store tea bags so that you can top up when on the go.
STANLEY Adventure Vacuum Bottle, Amazon: £24.06
This sturdy leak proof flask is great for all occasions. The insulated lid doubles as a cup so if you’re not a fan of drinking tea or coffee straight out of the bottle. As with most things STANLEY this vacuum bottle is built to last and has no trouble dealing with everyday use and wear.
S’well White Marble Travel Drinking Bottle, John Lewis: £35
If you’re looking for something luxurious then S’well have a bottle for you. Drinking out of a reusable bottle has never been so classy, especially with their Elements Collection. The triple-walled ThermaS’well technology keeps your bottle condensation-free and lets you enjoy your drink, hot or cold, all day. Best of all, S’well also have an insulated stainless steel Cocktail Shaker and Tumblers set available in the white marble design to match!
Thermo Flask Hot & Cold One, Sigg: £22.99
This flask will keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. The convenient lid that you can open and close with just one hand makes it perfect for almost all situations be it a trip to the gym, commute to work or a day out.
Tefal Grande Travel Mug, John Lewis: £25
This leak-proof travel mug will keep your drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for 12 hours making it great for daily commutes. The silicone wrap gives the stainless steel flask better grip. The travel mug is dishwasher safe unlike some of the others and is guaranteed for five years.
Tweed Picnic Flask, Joules: £19.95
A classic stainless steel flask with a twist. This tweed flask is perfect for all the long walks and picnics to come as the weather gets warmer.
Standard Mouth Bottle, Hydroflask: £31.94
These bright bottles are great for keeping you hydrated all day no matter where you go and come with a handle on the lid making it easy to carry. Hydroflask bottles are also available with sports caps or you can purchase the sport cap separately so that you can take the bottle everywhere from work and days out to the gym.