Our doctors tell us to drink 8 glasses of water per day, but this is easier said than done. When you’re out in the great outdoors a staying hydrated isn’t just one twist of the faucet away. To address this problem, many of us have turned to the Hydro Flask – one of the most highly rated, insulated water bottles on the market.
This isn’t just a great way to stay hydrated, it’s also extremely well insulated so it keeps water really cool and coffee piping hot. Now, with the right accessories, you can make it even easier and more fun to use.
These are our top pics for the best hydro flask accessories. If this isn’t the only water bottle you use, these accessories will ensure that nothing else can compete with it.
But first, if you don’t own a Hydro Flask yet, grab one here!
Hydro Flask Lid
When you’re working out, you’re pushing your body to it’s limits. There are very few things more satisfying than a huge gulp of icy cold water after a hard day at the gym, and many find the standard spout on the hydro flask a little lacking. With the official Wide Mouth Flip Lid, you’ve got a quick and easy to way to drink water as fast as you’d like. No more unscrewing the cap, just pop the top and drink.
Heading out for a run? The last thing that any of us want to do is dump water all over ourselves while we’re in motion. When you’re out getting a little cardio there is no better option than the Wide Mouth Straw Lid. The BPA free plastic straw helps keep the water in your mouth, and prevents any spillage. It’s easy to flip open while on the go, and there is no need to unscrew the lid any longer.
Looking for absolute durability? Check out the Hood River Stainless Steel Cap. This accessory adds a ton of durability to the stock lid, and includes a handy flip up handle. The pristine sheen of stainless steel is hard to ignore, and will certainly earn you a jealous glance from everyone at the gym who is still stuck with their old Nalgene bottle.
The biggest challenge we face with our water carrier is carting it around. That’s why the first thing we’d get is a handy carrier to make it easier to use. In this department, we’ve got three options.
The Neosling is a simple, easy to use Neoprene Hydro Flask carrier pouch that comes in seven vibrant colors. Fitting the 40, 32, 24 and 18 ounce flask, this pouch is virtually universal. The comfortable sling makes it our first choice if your hydro flask is the only thing you’re carting around, whether you’re hiking or commuting to work.
45 Degree Latitude
For advanced hiking, you need something a little more durable. The 45 Degree Latitude sling is available in four different colors, and it’s durable neoprene enclosure is built to withstand a little more abuse than most models. It includes a pouch you can use to carry small supplies, and fits any 64 ounce Flask.
Want more from your carrier? The Onoola Pocket Carrier offers a pouch large enough to fit the latest iPhone, and two different ways to carry it. Sling it over your shoulder, or grab onto the strap. No matter how you want to carry it, the Onoola has got you covered.
Hydro Flasks are available in a ton of fantastic color choices, and many of us don’t want to cover it up. If you’re looking for a simpler way to carry it around, consider the Gearproz Paracord Handle. Paracord is an extremely durable material, and feels comfortable to hold. This carrier is a significant upgrade over the stock handle, and one of those accessories that we wouldn’t want to go without.
Looking to protect the metal surface of your flask? Look no further than the Onoola Silicone Sleeve. This sleeve is form fitting, and doesn’t add much bulk to your flask. It does, however, make it significantly easier to hold, as the rubbery surface is much grippier. You can choose from a variety of colors, some of which even glow in the dark! Installing it is as easy as slipping it right on, so you can’t go wrong with this option.
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How to Clean a Hydro Flask
Baking Soda is something you probably already have in your cupboard, but it’s one of the most important! Moist environments have the potential to breed bacteria, so there are a number of important health reasons why you want to keep your Hydro Flask clean. Do you know how to clean a Hydro Flask? The answer might not be what you expect.
Ignore the dish soap on your kitchen counter. Instead, grab two or three tablespoons of baking soda, and mix it with a little water. It doesn’t have to be too hot, warm is fine. Dump it all inside, and shake vigorously. For stubborn stains, you can let it sit overnight to let the offending stain dissolve.
Is a Hydro Flask Dishwasher Safe?
Short answer: No. Long answer: Sometimes. Many of the accessories we’ve listed are dishwasher safe. All of the lids can be thrown in the dishwasher, or washed in the sink along with the rest of your dishes. But the flask itself is not. In fact, you shouldn’t let the outside of your flask make contact with hot water for any long period of time. It uses a high tech and unique insulation. Doing so could damage it, and prevent it from keeping your water cool for as long.
If you’re having a hard time cleaning it with the baking soda method, you can employ a bottle brush for a little extra scrubbing prowess. The Hydro Flask is a fantastic water bottle, but if you want to keep it fully functional you should ensure that you care for it properly.