Hydro Flask trend spreads on campus

Hydro Flask trend spreads on campus

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Students weigh in on new bottle trend

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Seniors Jenna Bynum and Macy Luginbill enjoy their decorated hydro flasks.

Hydro Flasks are steel, all-insulated, multi-colored water bottles created in Bend, Oregon. The company launched in 2009 with the first all-insulated bottle lineup.

After reaching one million sales in 2011, they turned their attention to other markets, not just water bottles, expanding their glassware to coffee, alcohol and food containers.

With seven sizes, two lid types, 14 colors and 14 different ‘boots’, the company boasts 183,456 unique combinations available to create. Hydro Flask utilizes all of these possibilities through their MyHydro™ program, creating custom water bottles as soon as it is ordered. Customers can mix-match everything about the water bottle. 

Hydro Flask offers a vacuum seal in every one of its products called a TempShield™. This double walled vacuum sealed insulation promises to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Their website explains what the TempShield™ does.

“Used in every product we make, TempShield™ is our double wall, vacuum insulated technology that guards the temperature of your drink,” the website says. “Bring ice water with you in the morning, and we promise you’ll still have ice in the afternoon.”

Paige Provost, ‘21, recently bought one and states her opinion on why she spent the money.

“I really like my Hydro Flask,” Provost said, “I appreciate how it keeps my water cold the whole day of school. I feel that ever since I got my Hydro I’m drinking a lot more and staying hydrated. I personally do not see a problem with the price because I think that it is worth every penny.”

Hydro Flasks come with a downside, their price tags. With the cheapest water bottles costing$29.95 for a 12 oz. to the most expensive 64 oz. costing $59.95. Additionally, the stainless steel casing, may dent when dropped.

Bryson Graham, ‘21, uses a plastic water bottle instead. Graham believes the price tag is too expensive. 

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Although the price tag is not cheap, the Hydro Flask trend is rapidly spreading across campus.

“I don’t really like Hydro Flasks,” Graham said. “To me they are too mainstream. It’s pointless to me because a plastic water bottle can do the same thing as a Hydro Flask. They are just too expensive and mainstream for me to get one when I don’t even need it.”

Other leading water bottle brands include Nalgene and Camelbak. Nalgene offers plastic water bottles that are ‘indestructible’. If a Nalgene breaks, they send new replacement water bottles. Camelbak offers hydration backpacks, stainless steel sports bottles and mugs. Both brands are less expensive than a Hydro Flask. Nalgene’s flagship 32 oz wide mouth bottle is $10.99 and $30 for a stainless steel bottle.

Soon after their release, Hydro Flask became a new staple trend, similar to the way Patagonia is popular. Some customize their bottles with stickers to create a unique, personalized look. 

To learn more about Hydro Flasks check out the company website, and to purchase their products in Fresno visit the River Park REI sports store.

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About the Author:

Jacob Hyatt
Jacob Hyatt, ‘21, passionately pursues computer science and competitive soccer. Earning his computer science degree from Stanford with an emphasis on cyber security, Hyatt plans to become a security analyst. Hyatt earned a perfect score on the CST, a California standardized math test. While pursuing honors courses in English and math, he still finds time to volunteer. He also assists the tech teams at Peoples Church and the campus IT department with their network configurations and help desk requests. Besides his passion for technology, Hyatt plays club soccer for a top 50 high school team in California. He plans to help The Feather team report on sports and express his passion for technology through writing articles in journalism.


  1. Bryce Foshee
    Bryce Foshee January 24, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I’m gonna side with Bryson here. While they’re nice, 30 bucks is just too much.

  2. Braden Bell
    Braden Bell January 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Vey nice article Jacob. I have a Hydro Flask and love it. It keeps my water cold all day. I think everyone should hop on the Hydro train.

  3. Jaden Ventura
    Jaden Ventura January 25, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I have to say the quality is worth the price!

  4. Roman Endicott
    Roman Endicott January 25, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I am definitely a part of the trend! I love my Hydro Flask because it is just so convenient.

  5. Juliana Lozano
    Juliana Lozano January 25, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Cool review, really well done!

  6. Nap Hang Wong January 25, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Great article! I learned a lot more

  7. Jacob Avedian January 25, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I really like the insulated steel water bottles, hydro flasks can be a little overpriced though. Great Article.

  8. McKensy Neal January 25, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I am going to side with Bryson too. I have a water bottle that was about $10 that does the exact same thing and its 42oz.

  9. Erin Wilson January 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    So cool! Love the pictures 🙂

  10. Carston Saelzler
    Carston Saelzler January 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I LOVE hydroflasks!! But they are expensive. I’d say keeping your drink cold all day though is a nice feature. It comes down to a personal opinion on whether they like expensive quality water bottles or cheap ones. Your Decision.

  11. kaden
    kaden January 26, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Very good! 🙂

  12. Addie Richardson January 26, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Nice article, cool pictures!😄

  13. Sarah Smith January 26, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Great job! Very informational I learned a lot about Hydro Flasks

  14. Celeste January 26, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Great job on this article.

  15. Faith January 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I love my Hydro Flask and think the price is totally worth it. Good Job on the article!

  16. Stephen Walters January 26, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    For approximately 2/3rds the cost of a hydro flask I have found my klean kanteen to be equally adequate, featuring the same dual layer vacuum insolation and large mouth size. Overall I think that it is a great alternative to the hydro flask.

  17. Logan Lewis
    Logan Lewis January 29, 2018 at 8:36 am - Reply

    I’ve been meaning to buy one for a while, but I haven’t got around to it. Maybe I just don’t know which color to choose…

  18. Mike Lawrence September 7, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I’m a serious cheapskate; however, the Hydro flask is worth every penny. I left mine in the car by accident while I played golf. It was loaded with ice cold water. 4 hours later still ice cold. Late June Reno Nevada.

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