If I'm going Bikepacking I'll need a hip flask, but which?

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  • mcmoonter
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    What works best with your Single Malt?

    mcmoonter
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    Nips over to the never seen before STW shop section and finds one on special offer. That’ll do nicely, thanks.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    just too late…

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    I find a hip flask doesn’t hold enough for my liking, a couple of drinks and it’s gone so i bought the Highland flasks from Bob here at backpackinglight

    Premier Icon Nick
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    What Somafunk said. I got one of these from Backpackinglight

    GSI Hipflask

    Been good to me it has.

    duckman
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    Another vote for Gsi, McM; bikepacking equals having a huge dump before setting off to save weight, can’t be taking metal with you when plastic is available! 😀

    mcmoonter
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    STW hip flask arrived this morning. I decanted some Highland Park into it and it tastes mighty fine. Duckman, I’ve a lot to learn about lightweight bike packing. Failing at the first hurdle isn’t uncommon for me. 🙂

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    Put your spirit in plastic bottles, much lighter and more volume. You don’t need a specific device for this.

    Premier Icon billyboy
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    Old lucozade bottle!

    Carried one all round the Cairngorms last autumn filled with spirit AND never touched a drop of it

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    I decanted some Highland Park into it and it tastes mighty fine.

    Really, I must try one of these mythical flasks, last time I had Highland Park it was in a glass and tasted frankly average.

    jon1973
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    I never got a funnel with my STW flask, or the nice box for that matter.

    duckman
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    McM,when you find yourself sawing the handle off a toothbrush,or using breath fresh strips,then it is long hard look at yourself time…err,or so I have heard… 😳 prob with a plastic bottle is they aren’t much lighter,but a lot more fragile,the gsi flask doesn’t crease the way a water bottle does when it is stuffed to the bottom of a pack or bag. As to the highland park post;all whisky tastes better in a tent listening to the sound of weather,animals and nothing man made. FACT.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    Sigg Traveller oval; hip-flask shaped and can hold virtually an entire bottle of single malt – why settle for anything less?!

    Spin
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    I pour away the vile contents of one of these and use that. It has many advantages over a hip flask being bigger, cheaper and bigger.

    It’s bigger too.

    ElShalimo
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    Oooh that Sigg Traveller is nice

    Platypus do a PlatyPreserve which is good for wine when backpacking
    They keep port in good nick too…..hic

    duckman
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    Yup,l use the flat pack platypus for water,it can also take hot water without disforming or leaking.

    OrmanCheep
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    How about a double barrelled one…

    cynic-al
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    The non bikey one I got from leffeboy in 1997.

    I got a lightweight one too.

    I’m surprised that a 50+ yr old male Scot doesn’t own one already!

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Platypus is a good call for your malt. Flexible and non-breakable. It does tend to retain some of the taste should you then re-use it for water though. Whether or not you think this is a good thing is up to you 🙂

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