Hydro Flask Bottle 1.0 & 2.0 Manufacturing

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Hydro Flask® water bottles keep ice cold drinks stay cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks stay piping hot for 12 hours so you can stay refreshed for any adventure. Aim at replace single-use
plastics like plastic water bottles and to-go

TempShield double wall vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours

Durable 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel construction ensures pure taste and no flavor transfer

Color Last powder coat is dishwasher safe, and your bottle stays slip-free and colorful, no matter where you take it

Ideal size for all-day hydration

BPA-Free and Phthalate-Free


What is a Hydro Flask?

Hydro Flask is a double-walled stainless steel water bottle with a TempShield lid that keeps cold liquids cold for 24 hours and hot liquids hot for 12 hours, so it’s easy to stay hydrated when you have this portable thirst-quenching travel sports water bottle. Whether you’re heading to the gym or to the other side of town, you can easily take your drink with you with this metal water bottle. The simple modern water bottle design is perfect as a bike water bottle, water container, insulated mug, or travel mug.  This vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle is large enough to hold a day’s worth of water and easily fits in a backpack, gym bag, bike water bottle holder or car cup holder. The durable 18/8 water bottle stainless steel will keep your favorite beverage fresh and pure with no lingering taste or odor and is BPA free. Make our new dishwasher safe water bottle a part of your Hydro Flask collection. The new powder coating retains its color and grip with every wash and rinse.


Who owns Hydro Flask?

Hydro Flask, the Bend-based maker of stainless steel, sold  firstly vacuum-insulated water bottles at Munch and Music and the Deschutes County Fair. Hydro Flask has been acquired on February 29, 2016 for approximately $210 million by a subsidiary of Helen of Troy Limited, a global consumer products company based in El Paso, Texas.

Helen of Troy Limited is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for its customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including: Housewares: OXO®, Good Grips®, Soft Works®, OXO tot® and OXO Steel®; Health & Home: Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Febreze®, Stinger®, Duracraft® and SoftHeat®; and Beauty: Revlon®, Vidal Sassoon®, Dr. Scholl’s®, Pro Beauty Tools®, Sure®, Pert®, Infusium23®, Brut®, Ammens®, Hot Tools®, Bed Head®, Karina®, Ogilvie® and Gold ‘N Hot®. The Nutritional Supplements segment was formed with the acquisition of Healthy Directions, a U.S. market leader in premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers. The Honeywell® trademark is used under license from Honeywell International Inc. The Vicks®, Braun®, Febreze® and Vidal Sassoon® trademarks are used under license from The Procter & Gamble Company. The Revlon® trademark is used under license from Revlon Consumer Products Corporation. The Bed Head® trademark is used under license from Unilever PLC. The Dr. Scholl’s® trademark is used under license from MSD Consumer Care, Inc.

We can not find any information on Hydro Flask website or product decoration about where hydro flask is made. What is clear, however, is that all of the kettles are made in China, and the written information on the bottom of their bottles indicates that the bottles are designed in Bend, Oregon, and are made in China.


Any Hydro Flask Water Bottle Made in USA?

The answer is “NO” Hydro Flask Botle is made in USA. These is no stainless steel insulated bottle that is produced in the U.S. due to cost and efficiency issues, as well as very strict environmental regulations. It is well known that stainless steel bottles are reusable and environmentally friendly, but their manufacturing processes are not so environmentally friendly, such as electrolysis, copper coating, polishing, painting, etc. All these manufacturing processes require sufficient environmental protection to manage the earth without pollution.

Considering these challenges, it’s impossible to have a stainless steel water bottle made in USA.


How Does Hydro Flask Work?

Best sports insulated water bottle: Hydro Flask flex cap water bottle 21 oz.
insulated water bottle cap keep your ice cold water longer

Hydro Flask works very well with its TempShield double walls vacuum seal insulation that keeps cold liquids chilled for up to 24 hours, while hot liquids remain hot for up to 12 hours.

We have checked the best seller on Amazon with the Hydro Flask Water Bottle – Standard Mouth Flex Lid, here are 30,889 global rating and customer reviews by June.01.2021:


Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5
30,889 global ratings
5 star 
4 star 
3 star 
2 star 
1 star 
Top positive review from the United States

Top negative reviews from the United States

1.0 out of 5 stars
I received a dirty, used product!

Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2018                                                                                           

Size: 18OZ  Color: COBALT Verified Purchase 


What Is Hydro Flask Made of?

Hydro Flask is a reusable water bottle made of 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure pure flavor and no flavor transfer – the durable construction can withstand whatever life brings. This material is highly resistant to rust and does not need a liner, compliant with California Prop 65 regulations and Title 21 of the FDA Code of Federal Regulations, Non-Toxic, BPA-Free, Reusable, Eco-Friendly.

Lid of hydro flask water bottle is made of Polypropylene plastic resin (5# plastic)

The Lid of hydro flask water bottle is made of Polypropylene plastic resin (5# plastic) which is FDA-approved for food contact, so you’ll find polypropylene in food containers like those that hold yogurt, cream cheese, and butter products. Because it has a high heat tolerance, it’s also often used in packaging of food that can be heated in a microwave.


What Size Hydro Flask Should I Get?

Are stainless steel bottles worth it? How it works?


Standard Mouth Hydro Flask Water Bottle

The standard mouth hydro flask water bottle, Flex cap and Sport cap with different sizes:

350ml; 12 oz. hydro flask

500ml; 17 oz. hydro flask

600ml; 21 oz. hydro flask

750ml; 24 oz. hydro flask

 Standard cap for hydro flask water bottle

Standard Mouth Flex Cap (Included)

Moves with you.

Strong yet flexible, the Standard Mouth Flex Cap is the perfect companion for spontaneous campouts, epic road trips, and everything in between. Made with stainless steel pivots and an easy-to-carry strap, this cap has Honeycomb Insulation to help keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot up to 12. Pair it with any of the Hydro Flask Standard Mouth bottles.

 standard sports cap for hydro flask water bottle

Standard Mouth Sport Cap

Sip. Refresh. Go.

From mountain trails to morning yoga class, the Standard Mouth Insulated Sport Cap lets you hydrate one-handed and on the fly. It’s the first insulated sport cap specifically designed to keep water in your Hydro Flask bottle ice cold, sip after sip.

Sport Cap is not intended for use with hot liquids and is not leakproof.

what size hydro flask water bottle


Wide Mouth Hydro Flask Water Bottle

The wide mouth hydro flask water bottle, Flex cap and Straw cap with different sizes:

540ml; 18 oz. hydro flask

600ml; 20 oz. hydro flask

750ml; 24 oz. hydro flask

960ml; 32 oz. hydro flask

1920ml; 64 oz. hydro flask


Which Size Hydro Flask Water Bottle Is The Best?

Best for kids: the 12oz kids bottle with straw.

Best for beer at camping/party: the 64oz stainless steel growler.

Best for sports running hydration: the standard mouth 17oz with straw.

Best insulation to keep ice cold 24 hours up: the 32oz wide mouth bottle with tempshield cap.

Best for hot coffee drinking: the 18oz wide mouth bottle with flip cap.


How Much Is A Hydro Flask?

You can buy a hydro flask with prices ranging from 29$ to 65$ in the United States.

12 oz. kids hydro flask: 38.87$

18 oz. flex cap standard mouth hydro flask: 29.95$

21 oz. sport cap standard mouth hydro flask: 35.95$

20 oz. flex cap wide mouth hydro flask: 37.95$

32 oz. flex cap wide mouth hydro flask: 44.95$

40 oz. flex cap wide mouth hydro flask: 49.95$

64 oz. flex cap wide mouth hydro flask: 64.95$



What’s So Special about Hydro Flask?

The hydro flask bottles has great vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot for 12 hours and ice cold for 24 hours, with tempshield design cap to have strong cold retention performance. The details are as follows;

1.A TempShield design cap/lid which has double walls for a better heat retention for the bottles to keep ice cold longer.

2.All hydro flask bottles are Powder coating surface which is non-slip, easy to grip with comfortable on hand during running sports activities, and it is more durable, completely dishwasher safe.

3.Lead Free for the whole bottle including Getter soldering which people usually ignore it but it does take extra cost for manufacturing a lead free stainless steel vacuum insulated bottle.


Why Is Hydro Flask So Expensive

The hydro flask water bottle product unit prices from its supplier in China is 4.0 $~8.00$ with high volume quantity purchasing, plus shipment cost and customs tax cost, it won’t exceed 5.00$~10.00$, the price you buy a hydro flask 12 oz. to 64 oz. is 29.95$ to 64.95$ in United States, why is hydro flask so expensive?

All of the hydro flask water bottles are made from high quality stainless steel 18-8 with double wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks ice cold for 24 hours without condensation But since other stainless steel bottles can do the same thing, would you be happy to pay for so expensive price only because it is Hydro Flask®?

Yes, you may be willing to pay for it, and when you drink from a bottle, you’ll enjoy ice cold water. You do not have to worry about toxicity, and get a product and lifetime warranty on the bottle.

Going back to the question of why hydro flask is so expensive, it is mainly because the company that owns the brand wants to maintain the symbol of the brand in the high-end market through marketing strategies, get good profit margins, manage the distribution chain, and grow in the long run. All these factors together will make it so expensive in the market that you can buy a water bottle from Hydro Flask.

In 2020, Hydro Flask updated and re-designed the water bottle to launch 2.0 hydro flask water bottle, let’s take a look to see what’s the difference between the 1.0 hydro flask & 2.0 hydro flask?

The difference between 1.0 and 2.0 hydro flask


2021, What’s The Difference Between Hydro Flask 1.0 & 2.0?

For a cleaner look, newly 2.0 hydro flask water bottle feature a smaller logo and no Registered Trademark Symbol® by the logo and wordmark.

Also the top bottle mouth of the metal bottle is different. 2.0 version Hydro Bottle has a mirror finishing area on the top of the bottle mouth, others including the powder coating, vacuum insulation, raw material, cap, decoration is completely the same.

Are you willing to pay more money to buy a more expensive Hydro Flask Bottle 2.0 with minor difference?

1.0 Hydro Flask

1.0 hydro flask bottle

2.0 Hydro Flask

2.0 hydro flask bottle


Is Hydro Flask Better Than Yeti?

Both Yeti water bottle and Hydro Flask water bottle are made from double walls of high quality stainless steel 18-8, which means they are of equal quality level, but what’s the difference between Hydro Flask and Yeti to see which one is better?

1.Sizes and shape is no much difference, both have from 12oz to 64oz to choose.

2.Color is no much difference, both have a variety of beautiful colors.

3.Bottom: Hydro Flask water bottle doesn’t have bottom cap which need to purchase extra booster to protect from accident dropping; Yeti water bottle has bottom which make it more durable.

4.Threads on bottle mouth: Hydro flask water bottle has its threads on the outer shell of bottle mouth, easy to clean; Yeti water bottle has its threads on the inner shell of bottle mouth, better for sealing to keep water cold and hot longer time.

5.Lids: Hydro flask water bottle design a Tempershield double walls construction lid to keep ice cold long time; YETI water bottle design a double seals inside the water bottle mouth to keep ice cold long time.

6.Weight: when with the same sizes, YETI water bottle has more weight than Hydro Flask water bottle.

Both YETI and HYDRO FLASK keep water cold 24 hours up and have lifetime warranty, you can check the the difference between the two water bottles to purchase with your preference.


Where to Buy Hydro Flask Water Bottle?

You can buy hydro flask water bottle from its official website or an authorized dealers from lists:

  1. https://www.hydroflask.com/
  2. https://www.amazon.com/stores/Hydro+Flask/page/35FE7892-2638-4C24-87FF-A10D3FA1010F?store_ref=SLP_FW_F7DE1C7F-82C8-477D-8973-FD76B5A599C6
  3. https://www.moosejaw.com/
  4. https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/
  5. https://www.rei.com/b/hydro-flask
  6. https://www.tillys.com/brands/hydro-flask/
  7. https://www.tiso.com/br:hydro-flask/
  8. https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/brands/hydro-flask.html
  9. https://www.nordstrom.com/brands/hydro-flask–14701
  10. https://www.jaxgoods.com/brand/hydro-flask


How Can I build A Water Bottle Brand Like Hydro Flask?

Whatever you want to set up a water bottle business to have your own private brand like “Hydro Flask water bottle’ with existing design water bottle products in the market, or you want to create an unique custom design water bottle with your private brand for a long term business, you can contact a China stainless steel insulated water bottle supplier like “EcoShine Drinkware Limited” who is specialized in water bottle oem manufacturing from concept design, tooling development, mass production to final shipment to help you working from “0” to market.


How Hydro Flask Water Bottle Is Made?

Hydro Bottle Flask made with double wall stainless steel 18-8 (SUS304)that is food grade, BPA Free, Toxic Free, corrosion resistance, with a vacuum insulated layer between double wall eliminate condensation from inside to outside to keep drinks ice cold for 24 hours with sweat free functionality. Here are the details to know the manufacturing processes at the stainless steel manufacturer factory how the Hydro Bottle Flask made……read more.

1.Body Production: 1.raw material → 2.shaping of outer cup and inner tank → 3.welding getter on the bottom piece → 4. copper lining on the surface of inner tank (optional) → 5. welding to join the outer shell with inner tank together → 6. ultrasonic cleaning → 7. vacuum producing (test vacuum 100% first time) → 8. electrolysis → 9. polishing (test vacuum 100% second time) → 10. decoration (painting, powder coating, water transfer, heat transfer printing, laser engraving, silk-screen printing etc.)

2.Cap/Lid Production: 1. plastic raw material → 2. injection molding → 3. assembly

3.Assembly and Packaging: 1. confirm packaging requirement per PO → 2. prepare all parts → 3. cleaning dust → 4. inspect parts → 5. assembly bottle body and cap → 6. add sticker or label → 7. on-line 100% inspection → 8. pack into gift box → 9. pack into carton box → Finish

  1. Purchasing raw material
  2. Cutting stainless steel pipes
  3. Water expansion or stretching process to fabricate outer shell and inner shell
  4. Cutting pipes to into 2 pieces
  5. Mouth forming and threading
  6. Shrinking bottom
  7. Matching and welding the mouth of stainless steel vacuum flask (the out wall and inner wall join together then do Laser welding)
  8. Fine tune the mouth
  9. Bottom punching and matching
  10. Fine tune the bottom
  11. Rolling up the corners
  12. Flatting the inner shell top side
  13. Thread rolling
  14. Cleaning and drying
  15. Appearance inspection
  16. Joint welding
  17. Waterproof test and leak detection
  18. Matching cup mouth
  19. Welding bottom
  20. Spot welding
  21. Pressing the match
  22. Welding inspection of the bottom
  23. Vacuuming process inside the vacuuming equipment about 4 hours to create vacuum insulated layer between the inner wall and outer wall
  24. Vacuum insulation performance inspection (Vacuum Insulation Test (measure the stainless steel bottle tumbler is good quality or faulty on vacuum insulation) 100%)
  25. Electrolysis for the inside of the stainless steel vacuum insulated flask (it can clean the dirty to have nice surface, also create a layer on the inner surface to have good corrosion prevention)
  26. Inspection of electrolysis quality
  27. Polishing the surface of outer wall of the stainless steel insulated flask
  28. Second time fully vacuum insulation test
  29. Decoration of spray painting or powder coating or transfer printing
  30. Inspection of spray painting & powder coating
  31. Laser engraving customized logo / silk screen logo
  32. Third time 100% vacuum insulation test for each insulated bottle/tumbler/cup
  33. Assembling with caps and other attachments such as straws, carabiners, and brushes.
  34. Perform quality inspection
  35. Packaging


How Much to Manufacture Hydro Flask Bottle?

When you need to create a custom design stainless steel water bottle, you should need to know How Much does it cost for manufacturing? and what can affect the cost?

In this situation, you are in the right place here that we Ecoshine Drinkware Limited can help you to find out the important thing you should know about the cost of Stainless Steel Water Bottle Manufacturing.

The stainless steel water bottle cost can be vary different depending on what is your custom parts design and the order quantities.

There are some basic information of stainless steel bottle pricing you need to know. For example, product design cost will begin when you set up the project even the production has not been launched yet; the material not only affects the quality but also is the main cost of your custom bottle products; the order quantities could affect a lot of the whole cost, and affect the shipment cost for your water bottle products;

You also need to think about:

  • The timing of your order
  • The cost of using surface treatment
  • Labor costs
  • Any additional cost such as packing cost, shipment cost

To understand more, let’s take a look at each of the things that affect Stainless Steel Water Bottle pricing [……read more]

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