Summer is upon us and the sun’s incessant heat is piling up in the triple digits. You can choose to become a hermit until fall, or plan ahead with the proper equipment to win the day and enjoy summer. Such a piece of gear is this 32 oz insulated water bottle from Vanquest.
Agua es vida as the saying goes, water is life. While one could glop some hot stew into this for a day of hunting on a frigid mountaintop, it’s H2O that’s on my mind as temperatures locally are expected to hit 108°F in coming days. Vanquest advertises that this will keep your cold beverage cold for up to 24 hours. This is achieved by having the stainless steel body holding both insulation and a vacuum chamber. The outside is powder coated, preventing condensation (sweat) as well as providing a durable surface. As this is constructed from stainless steel, it is of course phthalate- and BPA-free. The hype on the water bottle’s insulation rating is real. I’ve been shocked when I was done with the bottle for the day but left a little ice water in there, only to find ice still floating around hours and hours later.
The 32 oz jug-o-liquid is compatible with the Hydra Water Bottle Holder. This is a hypalon rubber and 1000D cordura nylon holster which is compatible with all sorts of cylindrical objects. From 16.9 oz skinny bottles to giant 64 oz Klean Kanteen’s, the elastic adjustment strap will hold snug your beverage. Molle straps on the back ensure the Hydra will be securely attached to your kit. The Hydra water bottle holder is as effective in function as it sounds in design.