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The Hibear flask brews cold brew coffee, tea and more
The Hibear flask brews cold brew coffee, tea and more
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The Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask can warm you up on a frigid ski day or cool you down on a hot summer hike
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The Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask can warm you up on a frigid ski day or cool you down on a hot summer hike
The Limited Edition version includes custom artwork below the silicone cup/base sleeve
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The Limited Edition version includes custom artwork below the silicone cup/base sleeve
Designed around more than just workday commutes, the Hibear bottle is meant to serve all your beverage needs out in the wild
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Designed around more than just workday commutes, the Hibear bottle is meant to serve all your beverage needs out in the wild
The Hibear flask brews cold brew coffee, tea and more
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The Hibear flask brews cold brew coffee, tea and more
Hibear component breakdown
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Hibear component breakdown
Use the Hibear to brew hot or cold coffee in the morning, before giving it a wash and using it to carry water on the day's adventures
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Use the Hibear to brew hot or cold coffee in the morning, before giving it a wash and using it to carry water on the day's adventures
The silicone base cup can be used to share ... with friends of all kinds
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The silicone base cup can be used to share ... with friends of all kinds
Use the Hibear's filter basket to create water infused with fruits and other flavors and its strainer to make classic and experimental cocktails
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Use the Hibear's filter basket to create water infused with fruits and other flavors and its strainer to make classic and experimental cocktails
The Hibear cen serve as a wine decanter
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The Hibear cen serve as a wine decanter
After-hiking cocktails, anyone?
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After-hiking cocktails, anyone?
Cold brew coffee is nice, but you can do that in a basic bottle or jar (though clean-up will be more messy) ... pour-over, on the other hand, requires a specific set-up, and the Hibear flask offers it
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Cold brew coffee is nice, but you can do that in a basic bottle or jar (though clean-up will be more messy) ... pour-over, on the other hand, requires a specific set-up, and the Hibear flask offers it
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The Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask keeps your favorite liquids flowing from wake-up coffee to one last nightcap. This innovative all-in-one beverage master features a screw-apart design and multi-component system to fix up pour-over or cold brew coffee to start the day, carry water through the peak heat of the afternoon, and shake and strain a fireside martini (or few) to cap off the evening.

The Hibear looks like a basic metal water bottle at first, and it does in fact share its double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction with many other water bottles out there. However, it packs a whole lot more into a single package than any competitor we've ever seen. The Hibear's first trick is a protective silicone sleeve on the bottom that pops off as a separate drinking vessel. The cup can be used to share drinks without sharing germs or even as a small bowl for dogs. It also comes in handy when taking advantage of some of the Hibear flask's other special features.

Hibear component breakdown
Hibear component breakdown

In addition to the handled lid that covers the narrow drinking mouth, the Hibear has a second detachable section just below that opens access to a wide mouth and a unique set of innards. The neatly assembled inner core includes a steel filter basket around a thermal rod, with a strainer lid that holds them together.

The steel filter can be filled with coffee and dropped inside the cold-water-filled bottle to make cold brew. It can also hold tea leaves to brew tea or infusions for flavored water.

Forget to put your cold brew together in time (it takes 12 to 24 hours) the day before? You won't have time to wait around for a fresh batch come morning, but you can use the Hibear to brew pour-over coffee. You'll need to heat the water separately, but the tapered, funnel-shaped flask head flips over and secures to the strainer lid on the lower body. Drop a paper filter and coffee grounds in and pour your hot water over. Best of all, the coffee lands directly in the double-wall travel mug you can use to drink and transport it.

Cold brew coffee is nice, but you can do that in a basic bottle or jar (though clean-up will be more messy) ... pour-over, on the other hand, requires a specific set-up, and the Hibear flask offers it
Cold brew coffee is nice, but you can do that in a basic bottle or jar (though clean-up will be more messy) ... pour-over, on the other hand, requires a specific set-up, and the Hibear flask offers it

For its part, the strainer turns the Hibear flask into a cocktail shaker – it even has a similar shape. Mix ingredients below and strain the drink into the silicone cup or a separate drinking vessel. And if it feels more like a wine night, the Hibear also works as a decanter.

The final element of the Hibear design is the thermal rod, which can be frozen directly and secured inside the flask to chill the beverage inside, keeping it cold without the dilution that comes with ice cubes. This metal element even doubles as a muddler when you need to mix up a mojito or similar.

All those elements make the Hibear sound like a bear to clean, especially for someone backpacking or camping off-grid, but the breakdown makes it easier. The innards all unscrew and pull apart so each one can be cleaned individually, and the dual-part top means that you can fit hand and sponge directly into the flask body, no need to squeeze a brush through the narrow mouth.

The Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask can warm you up on a frigid ski day or cool you down on a hot summer hike
The Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask can warm you up on a frigid ski day or cool you down on a hot summer hike

We're still not sure we want to drink morning coffee out of the vessel we only quick-washed under a water jug after mixing margaritas the night before, but of course that's merely an option, not a necessity. Plus, Hibear says its special non-breakable glass inner coating prevents tastes from sticking around – so no coffee-flavored water surprising you mid-hike.

The Hibear flask weighs 23 oz (652 g) and holds 32 oz (946 ml) of liquid when completely empty, weighing 29.2 oz (828 g) and holding 27 oz (798 ml) of liquid with all the inner components installed. A powder-coat finish adds aesthetic toughness outside.

The Limited Edition version includes custom artwork below the silicone cup/base sleeve
The Limited Edition version includes custom artwork below the silicone cup/base sleeve

Hibear took home a 2020 Red Dot Award earlier this year for its innovative take on outdoor drinkware and is moving to get the All-Day Adventure Flask to market via a Kickstarter campaign. Pledge levels of US$69+ will get you a standard flask, while $79+ will secure a limited-edition flask complete with special color and custom mountain artwork below the silicone sleeve. If everything goes as planned, deliveries will begin in May 2020. Things are off to a good start, with the campaign having flown past its goal multiple times over.

Check out the pitch video below.

The All-Day Adventure Flask by Hibear

Source: Hibear

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2 comments
Karmudjun
You have got to be kidding? At that price? Who is going camping, a gen-x or millennial addicted to starbucks? As if that were the only coffee around....I've still got my blue porcelain percolator that has brewed great coffee for 30 years, I pack half of my cooking condiments in it along with my cleaning towels and don't have any issues. If I want to make margaritas in the evening, I have a nice quart pitcher right there! Who needs a cocktail shaker? At that price? really overkill for a niche market!
Hibear Design Co
Hey Karmudjun, we realize it might not be for everybody, but we built this bottle with the adventure traveler in mind! Our thought was that it would help to combine all these tools you typically need to bring camping in order to make coffee, cocktails, etc. so that you can pack less and do more. When you add up all the functionality into a one well built bottle we feel it exceeds its value.