Snow Peak Titanium Curved Flask
4 in x 3.75 in x 1 in
6.7 fl oz
I received this as a gift from my wife, and it has…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
I received this as a gift from my wife, and it has proven to be one of my favorite gifts of all time. Fit and finish is top notch, and neutral titanium imbues no taste to the contents even after weeks of storage. The 200 ml capacity is adequate for a weekend, without being too bulky.
- Rounded edges fit nicely in pockets
- Excellent build quality
- Possible to lose lid
- Hard to fill
I love titanium. It's light and strong, but the price tends to make me think long and hard about whether or not I really need to buy the titanium version when there are so many great steel and aluminum alloys available for a fraction of the price.
In this case though, I don't regret the extra expenditure. The sticker price seems awfully high at first, but you certainly get what you pay for. Seamless construction adds durability, and eliminates any worries about leaks in your bag. I have no doubt my flask will outlast me.
You shouldn't leave alcohol in a steel flask for more than three days. After that it can pick up an unpleasant ferric taste, and no one wants to drink that. Titanium doesn't have any metal taste, so there's a real benefit to using it for a flask. I forgot to empty my flask for several weeks once after a trip, and found the contents to be completely palatable. A steel flask would have been a rusty mess.
After three years the titanium has taken on a nice dark patina, and looks even better than it did when it was new. My Snow Peak flask also weighs about half what a comparable steel flask weighs, so there's a real weight savings to be had too.
I do find myself wishing the lid was attached to the body of the flask. I frequently use my flask on the chair lift while skiing, and I know if I drop the lid it's game over and I'll have to dump the flask. Replacement lids are available from the manufacturer, so losing the lid wouldn't be a total disaster. It would nice it it weren't even possible though.
The only really bad thing about the flask is the funnel it comes with. It's cheap plastic, and stands out as a low quality component in a top quality product. It doesn't even fit all that well in the mouth of the flask. The cup on top is too small as is the opening on the bottom, making the filling process a time consuming ordeal as I try unsuccessfully to not spill sticky booze everywhere. In the end I had to purchase a steel funnel online.
I *love* this flask! Looking for a pair of flasks…
Price Paid: $100
I *love* this flask!
Looking for a pair of flasks to give as a wedding gift, I came across this Titanium Round Flask on Amazon.com and immediately added it to my own wish list.
Even though it was a lot more than I wanted to spend on a flask I didn't really need (I have two others), it was also the last one Amazon.com had, and it looked like pretty much everyone else was out of stock, too. So I took the plunge.
It's the best flask ever. It's astoundingly light and rugged, and they're not kidding -- it doesn't add any flavor at all to your booze. It carries enough liquid for sharing, and fits perfectly in your pocket. If you ever find one in stock, buy it. Seriously, it's awesome.