The 9 Best Camping and Backpacking Flasks

Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace.

Drinking is an activity for the every man. However, lugging a six-pack of your favorite microbrew into far regions of the wild is easier said than done — especially if you have the intention of keeping it cool without ruining it. Fortunately, modern hip flasks have been around since the beginnings of the 18th century, providing a means for nobles to discreetly sip their libations anywhere they choose. There’s now a diverse multitude of flasks on the market, ranging from titanium and stainless-steel containers to those constructed of thermoplastic polyurethane, all of which let you unload the weight and keep the drinks flowing when you’re miles from the closest bar. Below are some of our favorites.

Vapur Incognito Flexible Flask ($7)


The Incognito’s low-profile design — available in either teal or black — is as flexible as it is simple. The BPA-flask allows you to discreetly tuck 10 ounces of fluid in your bag or pocket when traveling, and when done, quickly run it through the dishwasher. The bundled pourer and freezer-safe components only make it that much more enticing.

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