Hydroflask Alternatives: The best insulated bottles you can buy in the Philippines
Can't afford a Hydroflask? There are cheaper options.
There’s no doubt. The almighty Hydroflask
has already taken the market by storm. With its practical design and
straightforward selling points, there’s no surprise everyone’s working to get
their hands on these right in time for Christmas.
I won’t lie though, even I have one and I do swear by it. I’ve had mine since 2016. I first saw it in a discreet Whole Foods aisle in Los Angeles. The moment I saw it I knew I just had to buy it. It had something to do with the vibrant color and the fact that it looked simple. I didn’t do any research on it or anything of the like so I was surprised when it had kept my water ice-cold for more than 24 hours.
Today, this brand of insulated bottles and tumblers has become a popular wishlist item among people my age. It’s very practical making it perfect for most, if not all, lifestyles. It’s a great way to motivate you to stay hydrated, biiiiiitch.
To simplify things, we’ve enumerated three main strengths of the Hydroflask:
A handy lid which makes it super portable.
Its insulated body that is designed to keep liquids hot/cold for a minimum of 24 hours on the average.
A wide array of colors to choose from.
Although the Hydroflask has an amazing track record, admittedly even for us here at Coolture, it does come with a hefty price tag. One of its cheapest ones, a 12oz. Wide Mouth marketed for coffee and hot drinks, is already at PHP 1,490. The bigger ones meant for a day’s worth of hydration range from PHP 1,890 (18oz) to PHP 2,490 (32oz).
If you’re thinking twice about the Hydroflask
because of its price or some of its qualities, here are some alternatives to
the Hydroflask that you can get in the Philippines:
OMEGA Welton Double Wall Stainless Steel Bottle
WHERE TO GET IT: SM HOME (PHP 449.75)
The OMEGA Welton is the most inexpensive
insulated bottle we found in the market that has received a multitude of
positive reviews among the zero-waste community in the Philippines. Priced at
only PHP 449.75, it’s also very accessible for purchase as it’s available in
almost all SM home ware stores nationwide.
BaseKamp Vacuum Flask Wide Mouth 600ml
WHERE TO GET IT: BASEKAMP’S FACEBOOK PAGE (PHP 695.00)
Placing second on our list of Hydroflask
alternatives is BaseKamp’s Vacuum Flask. The 600ml bottle is fully insulated
and is an amazing inexpensive option for anyone in the market for a cheaper
substitute. BaseKamp also gives you the option to purchase this with a
Carabiner Lid (PHP 135), a godsend if you’re into the whole portability aspect
of the tumbler. You can clip it on anything!
Atok Outfitters Adventure-Proof Flask 18oz
WHERE TO GET IT: ATOK’S INSTAGRAM (PHP 850.00)
after a municipality in the mountains of Benguet, this local brand of insulated
tumblers and bottles focuses on creating drink ware that’s perfect for outdoor
adventures and regular hiking activities. Its all-cylindrical design allows it
to fit in any bag whether it be a work tote or a hiking backpack. The Atok
Adventure-Proof Flask also ensures that in whatever weather you’re in at the
moment, your favorite drink will be kept ice cold for 24 hours and your hot
beverage for 12.
MANNA Vogue Metallic Bottle 25oz
WHERE TO GET IT: ATOK’S INSTAGRAM (PHP 1,090.00)
The MANNA Vogue Metallic bottles make it on
our list precisely because it’s always on sale at True Value. You might be
lucky and get this exact one on a buy-one-take-one promo!
Like the Hydroflask, this one from MANNA
comes in a bunch of different colors too so you won’t have to worry about it
matching with your other stuff. Its narrow lid makes drinking an easy-sip kind
of situation, something we can never fully get in a wide-mouth container. At
only PHP 1,090 (or less if it’s on sale), it’s a great option for any on-the-go
fitness enthusiast with an eye for thinner, sleeker bottles.
Kujaku Classic Bottle AMZ Series 600ml
WHERE TO GET IT: LAZADA (PHP 1,399.75)
bottles do get relatively expensive precisely because of the technology behind
the whole vacuum sealing and temperature control. The Kujaku bottle is already
known for its range of insulated bottles made with Japanese insulation
technology but this AMZ Series one deserves a shout out from us because of its
modern and minimalist look. Though this brand doesn’t carry designs with a
handy lid for portability, its slim design still allows you to take it with you
wherever you head off to.