Leave it to the outdoor enthusiasts of Oregon to make a great reusable drinking container! Hydro Flasks are BPA-free and can be recycled if you ever decide to retire them, but with a lifetime gaurantee you won't have to. The eco-friendly company is also philanthropic and gives 5% of net profits back to charities chosen by each individual consumer. Use the barcode on each bottle to select one at www.fivepercentback.org.
I received the wide-mouth Hydro Flask in the midst of a Southern California heat wave. The double-wall and vacuum insulation feature boasts that hot things will stay hot and cold drinks will stay cold, and I inadvertently tested this right away. The bottle sat in my car during an entire yoga class in 90 degree weather, and when I opened it to have a sip I was relieved to find cool and refreshing water inside! Despite being a 32oz container, it was very lightweight and has a sweatproof exterior, which keeps it from soaking my gear when I put it in my yoga bag (or the seat of my car on forgetful days).
An optional accessory I also tested out was the straw lid, which works on any of the flasks in their product line. The set of straw can be cut to fit any height Hydroflask and are coated with rubber so you won't hack it to pieces if you tend to gnaw on them like I do.
These award-winning flasks come in a variety of colors and sizes; they just released food containers and a beer growler! Check out their entire line at http://www.hydroflask.com/
Jessica Rienecker has been practicing yoga since 2009, and teaching since 2013 in Orange County, California. She focuses on intro level classes to help make yoga accessible to all fitness levels and body types.You can follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/TallGirlYogi or her blog at www.tallgirlyogi.com. Jessica is Project Manager at Yoga Teacher Magazine.