8 Reasons Everyone Needs A Hydro Flask

8 Reasons Everyone Needs A Hydro Flask

Say goodbye to your Camelbak.

It's the water bottle you see everywhere. (AKA - ultimate college water bottle). But it's more than just a trend. In fact, just because everyone has one doesn't mean it has to be trendy, but practical. I bought my first one in 2014 after seeing my lacrosse coach carry it around and swear her life on it. Needless to say, I have never used any other brand since. You too, will be tempted to buy one after reading these eight reasons why!

1. It comes in a rainbow of colors...

The first step in purchasing: choosing the right color. If you're anything like me and indecisive, this will be the hardest step. But who's complaining?! More colors for everyone! Choose the best color for you and your personality. (And if you're feeling really outside the box, you can customize your own!)

2. ...And sizes.

Depending on what you use your reusable water bottles for, the Hydro Flask has options for water, coffee, beer/wine, and tumblers! Sizes can range from 12 oz to 64 spankin' oz! You will never be without anything to drink.

3. Your ice doesn't melt.

According to the company, your drink stays cold for 24 hours. However, if you are still skeptical, I left my water bottle out on the blazing turf field during lacrosse practice for two hours. The water bottle itself was burning hot to touch, but the ice cubes were just as I left them! Magic.

4. Hot drinks stay hot.

It's getting cold. The last thing you want is to drink cold hot chocolate. (Does that mean it's just chocolate milk?). Bottom line is, your biggest problem will be trying to not burn your tongue on the beverage you poured in 2 hours ago.

5. One water bottle, multiple lids.

Forget buying multiple kinds of water bottles. If you're feeling a sippy-cup vibe, there's a cap for that! Do you like flipping your caps? Because you can get a flippy cap for easy access to your coffee. But if you're a simple screw-on and screw-off kind of guy/gal, Hydro Flask has your back. Also, a lot of the lids have handles to hold your water bottle. Think about that for a second.

6. Redbubble stickers.

Ah yes, your stickers. They will stay on! And they will look so good against a solid background color. No more see-through water bottles. Personalize your water bottle with stickers and make it a one of a kind. Your Hydro Flask will proudly wear it around without any peeling after washing!

7. It's not plastic.

Not only are you not jeopardizing the planet, but you're protecting yourself from BPA! Even if your plastic water bottle is BPA-free now, no one likes the odd taste of warm water coming from a plastic container. There's something about it that stainless steel that not only makes it easy to clean, but makes your drink taste the way they are. (And there's no odor!)

8. One word: Indestructible.

Since it's so portable, you'd obviously bring it around with you. But that also means there are more chances of dropping the water bottle, too. Unlike plastic, my water bottle has not split open or have cracks. But this water bottle will never break on you. (This is coming from a person who's water bottle flew out of my hand and bounced on the pavement and only left with a small dent!)

So now, with all that being said, which color did you have in mind?

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9 Things All Mexican Food Addicts Know All Too Well

Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

In the city I grew up in, there is a Mexican restaurant just about every five miles. They are the after school hangouts and first date go-to's for most of the kids here, especially the high school girls.

I know the servers at my favorite one know my order almost every time I go in there (at least once a week). However, a lot of people apparently get tired of eating Mexican food about twice a week... but I sure don't. If you are a Mexican food addict like me, I am sure you know at least a few of these yourself.

1. Cheese dip tastes like heaven and you have to have it.

That amazing creamy white cheese dip put on a perfectly salted chip is enough to make your day better. Forget the actual food---we'd be content living off of cheese dip and chips for the rest of our lives. Our restaurant trip is not complete without an order of it and if you are lucky enough to get your favorite waiter, maybe even get a large bowl for the night.

SEE ALSO: An Ode To Queso, My First And True Love

2. You never have to look at the menu.

We know when we decide to go what we are having and it is probably the exact same plate we order each time. I am sure the servers laugh after I order some days because there is only three things I rotate between. My burrito is always my go-to, unless I am feeling fancy.

3. Some of the servers know who you are when you walk in the door.

Either by first name or by order they know us. You are the ones that they tell to pick your own seat and already have your drink order placed by the time you sit down.

4. Your boyfriend/ girlfriend puts you on Mexican restaurant restriction on date night.

You drag them there so much, they get tired of eating there. So much so, they flat out say no when you ask to go there on date night. I mean, how does someone get tired of Mexican food to begin with though?

SEE ALSO: The Perfect Skin Color For A Mexican?

5. You can hum some of the songs that come on.

We may not know what they are saying in the song, but we know the song---trust us. We are in there so much we remember them. Don't ask any questions when we start humming.

6. You "have" a parking spot.

Do not park in my parking spot that is not actually my parking spot, but is my parking spot. Got it? Just do not do it. That starts my meal bad when you take my normal spot.

7. You used to hangout there all the time after school.

It was the hangout spot. Forget the nasty school lunch--- everyone goes to eat Mexican after school. It's the cool thing to do and it started your addiction.

8. You always want to introduce new people to your favorite restaurant.

Oh, you aced that exam? Let's go eat at this amazing Mexican restaurant I love! We always want to find people to go there to eat with so we always introduce new people to it.

9. People always pick on you about your addiction.

Yes, I love Mexican food. Go ahead and tag me in all the memes on Facebook about tacos. As long as I have my Mexican food, I am fine with that.

All in all, we LOVE our Mexican food and our go-to restaurants--- so here is your warning. Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

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If You Have To Mentally Brace Yourself Before Your Starbucks Run, You Aren't Alone

Ordering at Starbucks may seem like a breeze to some, but to others, it is one of the most challenging fears to face when making a simple coffee order.


The idea of walking in to a Starbucks for the first time can seem like a mountainous goal for some. The idea of having to answer multiple questions about hot, iced, blended, with or without foam, what kind of milk you want, the questions seem never ending! To make matters worse, the sizes aren't "normal sizes". I have heard many people become confused solely by the question of whether they want a tall, grande, or venti.

Let me tell ya that Starbucks is a world some refuse to become a part of because of the intimidating coffee addicts who come in and order crazy specific beverages. If you had never been to a location and the customer in front of you ordered a "venti nonfat, skinny, iced vanilla latte with one pump of pumpkin spice flavoring, no whip and cold foam on top" you would probably turn around and walk right back out the door wouldn't you? I probably would.

Luckily, my first experience I just ordered a hot chocolate and no one was in front of me. However, I didn't avoid the giant test questions on added flavors I wanted or if I wanted a specific milk, and whether I wanted any added toppings to it. I guess even the simplest drinks can be complicated.

Nowadays, it seems anyone under the age of 21 can easily walk in to a coffee shop, specifically Starbucks, and make up any order off the top of their head with no struggle, but if you are older, or someone who enjoys simple black coffee, you won't leave Starbucks without getting the nervous sweats.

This goes out to all of those who are nervous to step foot, or maybe have no interest because of the intimidation factor of the coffee shop. I am here to remind you that you are capable of anything, including a barista that will "nail" you with question after question while raising the price with each added request.

I may have made a Starbucks experience sound more dramatic than it truly is, but to some, it seems to be an impossible mountain to overcome. Hence, the popularity and draw towards coffee from home. Well, that and the fact that it doesn't cost $5 a cup. Either way, some try to avoid a Starbucks store at all costs for the crazy "youngins" that come in ordering fancy drinks each day.

One person that explains a true Starbucks experience the best is actor and comedian, Kevin Hart. If you have not seen his segment on his first Starbucks visit, then you should check it out. Right now. You find something so relatable to your coffee related life.

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