Growing up, I remember seeing those green Stanley bottles carried off by fathers as marched to work. It didn’t matter whether they wore a suit and tie or a hardhat, they carried a full-day’s supply of hot caffeinated goodness in those classic Stanley bottles. The classic is back, in three new forms designed with the outdoor adventurer in mind.
Stanley reached out to me to test three of their products: a Classic One-Hand Vacuum Mug; a Stanley Vacuum Pint; and Stanley Flask. I took them out for a pre-holiday hike in Griffith Park, and found a perfect use for each of these.
First Up: Coffee in the Stanley Vacuum Mug
I started the morning like I always do — with a mug full of strong, hot coffee. The vacuum mug held my grande bold perfectly in my Adventure-Mobile.
I headed to Fern Dell and stopped at the Trails Cafe to fuel up for my hike. My coffee was still perfectly hot.
My goal was Mt. Hollywood — a great hike with lots of trail options. I stowed my coffee in the side pocket of my day pack. The Stanley mug held the liquid without spills, something I’d never attempt with a regular travel mug.
The Stanley Vacuum Mug kept my coffee hot all morning (or cold beverages cold for 24 hours). It opens for drinking with one hand. It’s going to fit my morning routine nicely.
Next Up: The Vacuum Pint
I worked up a sweat hiking to the summit of Mt Hollywood. Soaking in the views with the sunshine, I pulled out a Red Hook IPA and the Stanley Vacuum Pint. It uses the traditional form of a pint glass, but with stainless steel and a vacuum buffer that keeps your beverage cool for up to 4.5 hours. The pint glass includes a top with a built-in bottle opener that slides out and works perfectly.
I really like the pint glass. At home, I’ve been using it sans the top. It feels great to drink from — a nice weight and perfect form. This will be a staple of my post-hike equipment.
Closing Out the Day with Campfire Cocktails
The perfect close to a day of adventure — whether backpacking in the Sierras or exploring the local mountains — is sitting around the fire with a campfire cocktail. The Stanley Flask provide the perfect delivery system for turning a piping hot peppermint mocha into a more adult beverage.
The Art of Stanleyness
These classic Stanley products worked perfectly for fueling my adventure. They are perfect for day adventures and camping trips. They are durable and well made, and for a limited time, SoCalHiker readers can order these and other classic Stanley products and get free shipping on orders over $45 at Eddie Bauer.
Thanks to Stanley for sponsoring this post. The views and adventure are all mine.