Perhaps you’re familiar with that climactic scene in virtually every treasure hunt oriented movie, in which the grueling challenges have been surmounted, and the weary treasure hunters excitedly locate the gold pieces? That exact ‘I’ve found it!’ moment occurs every time I drink out of my Hydro Flask in winter conditions. With the official beginning to winter 2010 still 40 days away, Continue reading ‘Hydro Flask Winter Performance Review’
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Went up skiing late and long enough yesterday that I got to see sunset, and just about had Alta to myself for some nice turns in Baldy’s Main Chute. Aside from a few grooming machines taking workers off the mountain, and passing an acquaintance on the way up, the place seemed largely deserted. Well, aside from the jibbers – mostly kids, sliding rails and hitting jumps – who only make it about 200 yards out of the parking lot. That’s all the mountain they seem to need though, so bless ‘em.
On the other hand, I prefer the solace and beauty higher up, and took in the sunset Continue reading ‘Main Chute Laps Plus Sunset Pictures’
Labor Day indeed! Putting the finishing touches on the training for the upcoming double marathon with a hike up Mt. Superior in the afternoon, followed by a mountain bike cruise up to, then down, Salt Lake City’s Bobsled in the evening. Yes, I believe in cross training even for an event which will primarily tax only certain body parts. With the two efforts adding a little anaerobic and plenty of aerobic exercise into the mix, it was a good way to head into the rest phase, in my view. Perfect weather and gorgeous views only made the day more sublime.
Since picking up my ingeniously designed Hydro Flask several weeks ago, I’ve taken it on more outings than I can easily recount. Not only that, I’ve subjected it to all the customary conditions and treatment my outdoor gear usually receives in the Wasatch Mountain Range. The Hydro Flask has been shaken inside my hand or backpack for long distances while running, hiking, and mountain biking, and it hasn’t leaked so much as a drop. The disclaimer here is that I’ve only been using a narrow mouth loop cap, not the sports cap. For further details, I’m regularly using the 24 ounce size – in Everest Blue, if you’re curious.
I have dropped my flask (accidentally, of course), added flavored powders, performed iodine water treatments, jogged with it in hand, camped with it in freezing temperatures (it’s already snowed in the Wasatch), taken it on bike rides, and used it to transport hot chocolate & brandy, as well as using it indoors. It performs as the company states, with Continue reading ‘User Review and Pictorial – Hydro Flask in Action’
Finally, a real solution to a real hydration problem has emerged, courtesy of Travis Rosbach and Cindy Morse at Hydro Flask, a young company out of Bend, Oregon. Between them, they’ve designed a double walled, 18/8 food grade stainless steel hydration bottle with an insulating vacuum seal between the two walls. For details of the problem Continue reading ‘Hydro Flask Solves a Serious Hydration Issue via Insulation’
One of the first things to be seen at the Outdoor Retailer Show, just past the Park n Pedal bicycle service (ride your bike, and get it parked beneath their tent by a valet, courtesy of the local Bicycle Collective), is the sidewalk chalk art sponsored by Brooks-Range and created by Douglas Mallori Rouse. It is laid down in a 3D style such that, viewed from above, (when the photographer stands on a chair) it appears that the individual is in the mountains. I’ve never seen this sort of sidewalk art before, and can attest to the fact that, viewed from anywhere but the chair, it gets a little Continue reading ‘Outdoor Retailer Show Details’