Counterpoint: Hydro Flask’s water bottles are not as extravagant as some may believe.

It has come to my attention that people are arguing that Hydro Flasks are the best water bottles.  However, I am writing this to tell you that that is incorrect.  First of all, Hydro Flasks became popular through the VSCO girl movement.  The VSCO girl movement refers to oversized t-shirts and short shorts wearing scrunchie loving girls.  In addition, these girls love stickers, Birkenstocks and saying, “Sks sks sks.” This saying supposedly refers to saying the end of the word flask pronounced loudly and obnoxiously.   

Now, I am not attacking VSCO girl’s themselves. I myself have VSCO girl-like traits.  I wear Birkenstocks almost everyday of the summer, I live in oversized t-shirts and I have what they call, “an emotional support water bottle.” 

But, my emotional support water bottle is not a Hydro Flask.  It is, in fact, a Yeti water bottle. I hold this water bottle near and dear to my heart.  It is durable, classy and keeps my beverages cold for days.  Yeti’s website explains how each beverage holder, whether it is a water bottle, a jug or a tumbler, will keep beverages hot or cold for at least three days. That cannot be beat. 

Hydro Flask’s bottles keep water cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.  That is a drastic difference compared to the Yeti bottle.  Yeti’s vacuum seal technology prevents cold beverages from losing their chill for up to three days. Not only that, but Yeti’s bottles are dishwasher safe, which is a rare feature in today’s water bottle industry. Thus, one reason everyone should ditch the Hydro Flask for the Yeti is because of the duration Yeti keeps beverages hot or cold.  

However, this is not the only reason. When I was a lifeguard in high school, it was rare to see a lifeguard without a water bottle. Since we are required to be watching a pool for a specific amount of time, we could not walk away to grab a sip of water.  Instead, we had to carry our water bottle with us as we would go about our rotations. 

During my time as a lifeguard, I learned that Hydro Flasks can get dents in them extremely easily.  For example, my coworker Jocelyn owned a Hydro Flask.  While she was watching her designated pool, she accidentally kicked her water bottle off the stand and onto the pool deck. (It is important to keep in mind that this lifeguard stand was six to seven feet off the ground and the pool deck was made of concrete.) The bottom portion of her water bottle had dents all over it.  Shortly after this, I also kicked my water bottle off the same lifeguard stand. However, my water bottle did not dent like hers.  I owned a Yeti water bottle, so mine remained dent free. 

So, another reason to own a Yeti is because they are extremely durable.  You can kick them off lifeguard stands, drop them on the ground and even if you fail to catch it when your friend tosses it at you, it will remain dent free. That, my friend, is a water bottle worth purchasing. 

The last reason I will urge you to use a Yeti is because they have a wide range of products.  You can purchase coolers, travel mugs, dog bowls, tote bags and even apparel. Not only have they perfect the art of the water bottle, but they also perfected all of their other products.  They are so much more than just a water bottle company.  They are the most optimal drinkware company. So, if your emotional support water bottle is in need of an upgrade, I recommend you ditch the Hydro Flask and pick up yourself a Yeti. It keeps your drinks cold and does not have the negative connotations that the Hydro Flask carries with it.

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