Hydro Flask for 12 Year Old Boy?

mmbrad02

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Feb 4, 2006
My nephew has requested a Hydro Flask for Christmas. He is 12 and very involved with Boy Scouts. When I said I would take this item, I had no idea there were so many choices! So now I'm watching for the best deal, but also curious.... which "model" would be best in your opinion? I asked his mom and she just said she has seen kids with all various shapes and sizes :) Which was the nice answer but didn't really help me narrow it down any!
 

havaneselover

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Nov 9, 2009
Sort of hard to say. I don't think there's one size in particular to go with. DD has the 44 oz. wide mouth and I have the 24 oz. standard mouth. She has a straw lid too. Dick's Sporting Goods and REI run sales--I'm sure there will be sales around BF.
 

scard192

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Jun 11, 2009
Sort of hard to say. I don't think there's one size in particular to go with. DD has the 44 oz. wide mouth and I have the 24 oz. standard mouth. She has a straw lid too. Dick's Sporting Goods and REI run sales--I'm sure there will be sales around BF.
I got my DGD one as a Christmas gift last year. Got it on sale at Dick's. bought the straw lid too.
Got the 32 oz wide mouth and straw lid for ~ $37 total on BF.
 
  • wenrob

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    Apr 14, 2008
    So, I have a Hydro Flask problem. We have a ridiculous variety in our home. My kids (both 13) seem to prefer the 32oz with wide mouth straw. Big enough to get through the day but not huge. Make sure to get a boot for it to keep dings and dents at bay. As mentioned REI and Dick’s will let you use coupons on them. There *should* be a sale any day now.

    eta: There are a LOT of fakes out there. Only go through an authorized dealer or Hydro Flask themselves. You can find a list on their website and make sure you’re on the official site. (hydroflask dot com)
     

    havaneselover

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    So, I have a Hydro Flask problem. We have a ridiculous variety in our home. My kids (both 13) seem to prefer the 32oz with wide mouth straw. Big enough to get through the day but not huge. Make sure to get a boot for it to keep dings and dents at bay. As mentioned REI and Dick’s will let you use coupons on them. There *should* be a sale any day now.

    eta: There are a LOT of fakes out there. Only go through an authorized dealer or Hydro Flask themselves. You can find a list on their website and make sure you’re on the official site. (hydroflask dot com)
    I didn't know there was a boot, but I'd highly recommend this. DD used hers lifeguarding and they dent and chip like crazy when dropped.
     

    wenrob

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    Apr 14, 2008
    I didn't know there was a boot, but I'd highly recommend this. DD used hers lifeguarding and they dent and chip like crazy when dropped.
    Yeah, my DD is a “dropper.” I’m positive the boot has saved her 32 numerous times. You can also get full sleeves from other manufacturers for them. I’ve noticed a beat up HydroFlask is kind of a point of pride for some but if you dent it the wrong way it’ll break the vacuum seal and make it worthless. This happened to my older DD’s narrow 24.
     
  • krayzie

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    Sep 25, 2013
    My daughter actually customized one at the hydro flask website but apparently they were out of one of the parts as they canceled the order after a few days lol
     

    kaytieeldr

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    Jun 11, 2005
    If it's what the nephew wants, and OP is willing to give it to him for Christmas, and it's highly regarded (4.6/5 stars on Amazon), it's probably an excellent gift.
     
  • HHMcG

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    We have several in our house. We all agree (DH, DD13, DS12, DS8 & I) we like the wide mouth best. With the straw lid. I'd say no bigger than the 32oz or it is a bear to carry.
     

    wenrob

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    Apr 14, 2008
    What's the deal with this name brand? It's so expensive! Why? What can it do that a less expensive water bottle can't do?
    It doesn’t sweat.
    Double Vacuum Sealed
    Keeps things colder way longer than the other million less expensive brands I’ve tried. I fill up two 40oz bottles with cold water (no ice) and a 24oz coffee flask with a Diet Dr Pepper before I go to bed and they stay cold throughout the next day.
    They come in a variety of styles and colors.
    I like them. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    The ONLY bottle that has even come close has been Thermos and they are just as expensive and lack variety/style. We’ve had who knows how many water bottles/containers come through this house and the Hydro Flasks are the only ones used consistently. Even my DH uses one for his coffee and he’s never been a “to go cup” kind of guy.
     

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