Forums The Gear Room Anyone hike with a thermos? Recommendations? Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Author Posts November 17, 2014 at 5:45 am #580327 WhitePine 503 Posts Anyone hike with a thermos instead of or in addition to a nalgene? Have any recommendations for a lightweight roughly 1L size? November 17, 2014 at 6:37 am #678354 96avs01 875 Posts Hydro flask vacuum insulated bottles should work. 165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks 163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s 162 Furberg Chris November 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm #678355 HansGLudwig 601 Posts ^Yes. And stay away from the Hydroflip lid. The pressure difference tends to force out some coffee. Better the wide mouth or narrow (normal) screw tops. The simpler, the better. I luuves me some coffee in the BC. It does a lot toward making a cold, windy peak more pleasant. Go stainless all the way around, i.e. with a stainless inner (not the traditional reflective glass which breaks). They are heavier and less efficient but bomber and sufficient for a the day. ≤ 16 oz is sufficient for me. A little goes a long way in the cold. I drink more coffee on the drive than on the trail. More would be useless wight. Soup in a thermos might be a different story… Be sure to bookmark Splitboard.com's Recent Activity page... http://splitboard.com/activity-2/ November 19, 2014 at 6:25 am #678356 Method 151 Posts I have the snow peak kanpai. It doesn’t quite keep stuff as hot as a glass lined thermos, but it’s also not as bulky either. It’s pretty tough, I’ve dropped it heaps of times. There is a titanium version (über $$$$) that shaves some weight. It’s got 3 lids, 1 for cold, 1 for hot and one for pouring. I’ve only ever used the “hot” lid. November 20, 2014 at 7:18 am #678357 WhitePine 503 Posts Thanks for the suggestions. November 21, 2014 at 5:13 am #678358 MHolmes 190 Posts Need to find the US (REI?) version of this http://www.mec.ca/product/5029-809/mec-callaghan-2-vacuum-insulated-bottle-500ml/?f=10+50463 $9.75 and keeps tea/coffee/soup hot in my pack for 10 hours of splitboarding. Scalding hot for 5 hours even. Did I mention it’s less than $10? November 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm #678359 Jason4 443 Posts I just got a 25oz/750ml Stanley thermos from a friend and while it’s too heavy to carry in the snow it was very nice to get back to the car to scalding hot tea yesterday. I had filled the thermos before 6am and it was 2pm when we cracked it open, when I poured the last of the tea and the tea bags into the sink at 5pm they were still steaming. November 25, 2014 at 9:34 am #678360 TLN 47 Posts Bought a “thermos” brand from amazon. Scren-in cap, no buttons. Promised to hold for 24h. Haven’t tested it alot, but I was drinking a how tea next to my pc from it. I spend a day in mountains, and got some tea left from a weekend. October 14, 2015 at 5:32 am #784369 callidus 16 Posts Always. I use a Thermos brand bottle. Holds the heat well. October 14, 2015 at 9:03 am #784376 snowsnowsnow 54 Posts I’ve got a Contigo from Costco that I use for daily life. While it works well for that, the button would present an issue in a pack. I’ve been looking to pick up an Avex branded one which has a lock for the button or a Zojirushi which is supposedly a great performer. October 14, 2015 at 9:22 am #784377 rughty 620 Posts I have a hydro flask growler for backpacking. I filled it straight from the tap the day before it was sitting in the sun on day 2. No temp or carbonation losses. It is a little heavy and bulky, but mine is 64oz. I would trust that all their bottles are this good!!! Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.