Smart Nalgene Flask for Upcoming Cold Days

October 1, 2009 By: zmatthews

nalgeneflask.jpgI recently attended a wedding in Arkansas, where I served as one of the sixteen or so groomsmen (the groom tended to be the one hosting the parties in college). When you’re buying gifts for that many buddies, you tend to reconsider the $50 money clip. Our groom made a real smart move and bought us all something we’ll actually use: the new(ish) Nalgene Flask.
This 12 ounce gem is made of Nalgene’s typical high density plastic, and it has some very smart features. The cap removes and becomes a one ounce shot glass (for, you know, “espresso”). There’s an insulating sleeve to keep contents warm or cold, depending on your preference. The standard flask shape–apparently perfected by 19th century English prostitutes for sneaking gin onto docked Men o’ War–means you can comfortably carry the bottle close to your body on extra-cold days.
Best of all, at only $7, this is one of the cheapest possible ways to bring one of life’s comforts with you to the river. Just don’t fill it with Hot Damn®. Trust me.
What’s your favorite adult beverage to sip on a cold day at the stream? Let us know in the Comments section!