Hydro Flask Wonder Collection:
Beauty Meets The Beast,
October 2019

by Diane Spicer

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This Hydro Flask Wonder Collection review shows you how a well designed water bottle can put function AND beauty into your hands on the hiking trail and beyond.

Hiking For Her received a Hydro Flask from this collection in exchange for an unpaid, honest review.

  • None of the reviews you read on this website are paid for, and never will be. Just honest opinions on hiking gear, freely shared.

I'm a true believer in the quality and durability built into every Hydro Flask, and you can read more Hiking For Her reviews of their great products here:

If you purchase a Hydro Flask through the links on this website, HFH receives a small percentage of your purchase price.

  • You pay nothing extra.

What's being reviewed here?

A 32 ounce Wide Mouth Hydro Flask called Snowcap from the limited edition Wonder Collection is on display here.

White HydroFlask metal water bottle with screw off lid propped against rocks along a hiking trail

It's also available in a 20 ounce coffee style for your morning commute to the trailhead.


Product specifications

Let's not get carried away with good looks.

As hikers, we demand functionality from our gear.

Work beasts, in other words, that can perform well and literally go the distance with us.

This Hydro Flask Wonder Collection bottle is a fusion of beautiful appearance and thoughtful design to solve a hiker's hydration needs.

The specs:

  • Insulated to keep beverages cold up to 24 hours, hot up to 12 hours
  • No BPA or Phthalates
  • Capacity for enough water on a day hike in moderate to cool temperatures (carry two Flasks in hot conditions)
  • Comes with standard screw off lid, but compatible with a flip up lid or a lid with a straw to personalize the sipping experience
  • Wide mouth fits most water filters
White HydroFlask from limited edition Wonder Collection with hiker using its integrated lid handle

More to love as a hiker

  • Integrated easy grip carrying handle on lid
  • Sweat proof finish: no beading up inside your backpack
  • Texture and dimensions are easy to grip even when gloved up
  • Flex boot at base, for more stability on tippy surfaces


First impressions count!

When I saw this limited edition design from Hydro Flask, I literally said WOW! out loud.

It's gorgeous! 

I also made a mental note: impressive gifting opportunity for the holidays.

Because I'm a big fan of alpine hiking terrain with permanent snow fields and glaciers, the name Snowcap makes me smile.

You could also consider the design evocative of a starry night on a winter hiking trip - another reason to smile.

This design is available in other lovely color choices, all named for memorable moments in the good life of hiking and camping:

  • Alpenglow (reddish orange tones)
  • Dawn (golden)
  • Dusk (deep blue)


Why Hydro Flask Wonder Collection
is trailworthy

Water bottles get knocked around a lot on trails, and I know for a fact it's not just me with horror stories to tell.

Cracked, dented, leaky bottles are sometimes the result.

  • I've seen a Hydro Flask dropped on its pretty little head when passing the hot chocolate across a rocky perch. 
  • The beverage spilled (sad event), but the Flask survived to serve up something delicious on the next hike - and it's still going strong.

After hiking in all sorts of nasty terrain with abrasive and gritty opportunities to scuff up these bottles, I've got some results to share with you:

  • Mine (see review links above) still look pretty darn good, with zero functional deficits.

Hydro Flask products come with a lifetime warranty, and speaking from long experience, they stand up to what the trail dishes out, year round.

  • I've never had to use the warranty.

So don't let the good looks fool you

A Hydro Flask is built to take whatever you throw at it.

Not that I'm recommending that you throw things at it, of course.

  • Unless it's ring toss inside your tent during a rain delay ;)

The sweat proof finish holds its color and resists scratching (unlike plastic bottles), so this design will be there forever.

White HydroFlask metal water bottle among maidenhair fern fronds


I need to warn you

Prepare yourself for something new:

  • People will stop to ask where you got this great looking water bottle.

How many times have you had that happen on the trail??

There's nothing else as attractive + functional on the market right now for hikers, and folks are going to notice it!


True temperatures?

Do these bottles really keep your beverages at the desired temperature?

Yes, within reason.

Really cold or blazing hot conditions will eat into the stated times (not verified for this review) a bit. 

Here's how to help them do their job:

  • Pre-chill in the frig and add ice to your beverage before a hot weather hike.
  • Pre-heat with hot water, fill immediately with your hot beverage, and then tuck the bottle into an extra thick sock inside your backpack for cold weather hiking. Open sparingly throughout the day.


What about the price?

If you're a newbie hiker, use whatever water bottle you have handy.

But as your hiking skills grow, realize the wisdom of investing in quality gear from a trusted company like Hydro Flask.

  • Your one time investment will reward you year after year.

If you're a green hiker, relish the fact that you keep cheap, flimsy single use plastic bottles out of the landfill by using this heavy duty durable bottle for years, if not decades, to come.

Are you a multi tasker? Use one durable, attractive bottle for work, school, travel, sports and the gym.

Worried about how to keep the nooks and crannies of a hydration bladder clean? No worries here.

White HydroFlask water bottle in outer mesh pocket of hiking backpackAnd all of us can appreciate this bottle's sturdy feel and easy off durable lid every time we pull it out of a pack pocket.


Hydro Flask Wonder Collection
is only here for a limited time

Sad to say, these Wonder-ful beauties will disappear one day. 

No worries, Hydro Flask will come up with something just as cool that will do a beastly good job of keeping us hydrated on the trail.

But why wait?

Snag one now for yourself or a favorite trail buddy.

  • Or enjoy one in both sizes: 32 ounces for your backpack, 20 ounces for your desk or car - a matching set!

The only snag?

Choosing your favorite color!

Get to work on solving that problem here.


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