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    melrose7 is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default Hydroflask question

    So I bought a Hydroflask from Dick's Sporting Goods last winter for a Christmas gift for myself from all the love they get on these boards. My question is why doesn't my ice last all day like everyone says. I'll put ice in with cold water in the morning and by noon all the ice has melted. By 3:00 my water isn't even that cold anymore. I keep hearing that people have ice in it all day even after having it outside in 90 degree weather. I keep in in my classroom. I still use it everyday but this has been bothering me and the more I hear them recommend I am frustrated why mine doesn't keep the ice from melting.
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    Maybe check to see if it's still insulating properly? This is from the hydroflask website:


    1. Flasks that seem to have lost their insulating properties: You can test the insulation of your flask at home with boiling water. Pour from a kettle or pot directly into the stationary flask, filling it all the way to the neck. Exercise caution pouring boiling water into the flask to avoid burns. Do not hold the flask while filling with boiling water. Also, do not place the cap over the flask. After about 5 minutes, feel the outside of the flask (below the neck). If you feel any hot spots, the insulation has been compromised and you are eligible for a replacement.

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    this may not be true of others but i start with cold filtered water (we keep a brita in there all the time) from my fridge and add ice to that. i also sometimes "prime" the flask by filling it with the coldest tap water i have. but even if i dont prime, the ice lasts all day. i definitely prime if i do hot things.
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    sometimes i dont get to cleaning the bottle until the next morning, 24 hours later and theres still ice. i think checking to see if there is an insulation leak is excellent.
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    Maybe you need more ice? I usually fill mine with ice, then add water, and it stays all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squimp View Post
    Maybe you need more ice? I usually fill mine with ice, then add water, and it stays all day.
    Yes, this is us too. I fill the hydroflask about 3/4 full of ice and then add water.
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    I think yours may be defective. I only put a few ice cubes in mine and cold water and still have ice at the end of the day, even on 90+ degree days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PZMommy View Post
    I think yours may be defective. I only put a few ice cubes in mine and cold water and still have ice at the end of the day, even on 90+ degree days.
    Same here.


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    I don't put ice in mine, and the water still stays very cold throughout the day! The outside of the bottle can be room temp or warmer, but the water inside stays chilled. I agree that yours may be defective.
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    Did you ever drop your Hydroflask on the ground? I heard that the walled insulation can crack with drops. I think yours is probably defective, as my ice lasts a very long time.
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