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Run Oregon Test Kitchen: Gourmet on the go with the Food Flask by Hydro Flask

We have reviewed a variety of Hydro Flask items over the past few years (from water bottles, to growlers, to tumblers). Even though they have gone worldwide, we will always be proud with their beginnings right here in our great state. We were recently sent Hydro Flask’s newest items, their Food Flasks, which come in 12 and 18 ounces.

Hydro Flask is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest. Being a company born and raised out of Bend, it’s almost impossible to walk around this state without seeing someone using something by this homegrown entity. Over time, they have grown their footprint by expanding beyond their water bottles into other beverage related items like tumblers, pint glasses, and growlers. Their new Food Flasks are their latest products and a foray into food canisters to accompany their great beverage ones.

It’s not too difficult to imagine the benefits of having the benefits of Hydro Flask in a food container. From the work perspective, I don’t mind making myself sandwiches most day, but if I pack cold leftovers it usually means needing to wait in line at our gross work microwave. And, since I am often times out of the office (and city) on the lunch hour, it’s impossible to do any reheating. That’s what has been so great about these – the fact that I can heat these up at home before I leave for work in the morning, and no matter what time I get around to lunch in the office OR on the road, it’s still warm and ready.

Carried over to the running side of things, these are perfect to toss in a pack to have a warm and healthy meal following a day on the road or trails. They are equally fantastic to add to your Hood to Coast list in an effort to make sure that you won’t be drowned out by potato chips and granola bars. Every. Dang. Meal.

I know I have mentioning the ability for the Food Flasks to keep things warm, but they are also capable of keeping things chilled. From veggies and fruit to yogurt and salads, there’s really endless possibilities.

I have love mine so far, and have no real qualms about them. I am happy to see them in the line-up and excited to see what Hydro Flask has coming next!

Item: Food Flask

  • 12 oz – $29.95
    • Mango (Orange)
    • Pacific (Blue)
    • Stainless
  • 18 oz – $34.95
    • Kiwi (Green)
    • Plum (Purple)
    • Stainless

More about Hydro Flask*:

We’ll keep water icy cold on a hot sunny beach. And serve up a hot coffee on the chairlift ride. We’ll sit patiently by your camp chair with frosty cold beer while you gather wood for the fire. Or keep you hydrated on a hike: ice, water, go. And five hours later, after driving to the trailhead and climbing  2,000 feet, you’ll still have ice and water while you enjoy the view. We’ll bring you hot tea on misty riverside mornings when the steelhead are running, hot cocoa to coax your kids along a snowy trail, and a refreshing sip of “all-about-you” during Saturday afternoon yoga. We’re not just along for the ride. We’re along to help make the ride awesome.

*”More About” information taken from the company’s website. We like to let their own stories speak for themselves, because we review companies that have real personality and passion about what they do.


Thank you to Hydro Flask for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

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About Matt Rasmussen (976 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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