There’s no better feeling than getting out in the woods and spending some quality time in nature. Regardless of what you’re doing, there’s always room for a good cup of coffee. Making it and keeping it hot, however, can be a real challenge if you don’t have the right equipment. The good folks at Stanley have just the right thing to keep you going when the going gets tough.

The Classic Vacuum Steel French Press is a great product that will help keep you alert and active during your outdoor trips. As with most Stanley products, the French Press is made of 18/8 stainless steel, which means you’ll never have to worry about rust building up between trips. The vacuum insulation keeps your coffee hot for a little over 4 hours or cold for about 9 hours. If iced coffee is your thing, then you’ll be looking at 24 hours before it starts to get back to a lukewarm temp.

Stanley Classic French Press

With a completely steel press, you won’t have to worry about any plastic parts breaking while you’re in the middle of nowhere, which is always a plus. One of the reasons the French Press is able to retain heat so well is because of the double wall steel lid. Add a very large and ergonomic handle, and you’re set. One of my favorite things about this French Press is the fact that you’re looking at holding 48oz of the black liquid gold. As with any Stanley product, they include a lifetime warranty that covers just about everything. If you aren’t happy with your product, they’ll replace it.

Weighing in at 2.5lbs, it’s fairly hefty to pack in your bag, but you’ll appreciate the benefit you get from it. Dimensions are 7.13L x 4.88W x 9.53H inches. You can get yours today for $65 from Stanley or a sporting goods store near you!


Author – Rodney Pointer is a former Army Infantryman. After graduating from Airborne School, he was ruthlessly assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana to live out his days as a dirty leg. He served with the 2nd BN, 30th Infantry of the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Following his deployment to Afghanistan, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Operations. He currently works as a nuclear security contractor.