What could be better than a jug of cold water that’s still cold by the time you come off the trail? Maybe a jug of beer for the campground. Or a jug of tea for an afternoon picnic.

At 64 ounces, the insulated stainless steel Growler keeps cold drinks cold for 24 hours and warm drinks warm for six hours. All with no sweat on the power-coated exterior. The Growler is made out of 18/8 food grade stainless steel and is BPA- and phthalate-free. Nice.

It has a nice wide opening, and the attached cap seals nice and tight. So far, it’s never leaked.

When I first received the bottle, I used it as a post-hike stash, storing it in my trunk. Then I used it around the house to make sure I drank enough water every day. I sometimes see people carrying around Growlers on hot days, but my 32-ounce bottle is about as heavy as I want in my day pack.

Now that it’s getting colder, I’m planning a snowshoe outing in the mountains and can’t wait to surprise my friends with hot cider!

Available in brown, black, and silver.

Bottom Line:  Chug-a-lug your daily water requirement or share something more fun with friends. An ideal holiday gift for your favorite camper.

Manufacturer’s Site: hydroflask.com

buy-now$54.99, $43.98 at Amazon.cm.