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    my flask has finally died. there are a lot to choose from out there so any recommendations? one that keeps things hot for yonks is my main concern. money no object....

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    think you may be hit by the words "JETBOIL"

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    Think he means a Thermos type (isulated) flask - not a cooker / heater like the Jetboil (although technically the Jetboil cup is 'slightly' insulated).

    Sigg do a very good 'City Cup' (insulated cup) and would guess their insulated flasks would be well worth a look!

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    I was going to suggest jetboil, i was looking for a new flask and then got a free jetboil on the trail card offer.

    Since then i haven't even thought about a new flask.

    Its perfect for a brew or making food on the move. you can also get a little coffee filter thing for it too which is cool

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    Jetboil is great (I have one) - but it's not a flask if that is what Parky wants... ;o

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    I got an "Aladdin" brand traditional stainless steel vacuum flask about 3 years ago from the local ironmongers, of all places. It's got a screw-type stopper, rather than one of those new-fangled button affairs, & it's done the job perfectly.

    It wasn't expensive, even if money is no object!



    TK Maxx often has proper "Thermos" branded ones in too, which I would imagine are probably OK.

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    My old one was an aladin one, was great and lasted for years.

    Actaully thiking about it i could do with one for fishing as i dont think the jet boil would be as easy to use on the beach or rocks in a howling gale.

    from what i remember the lifeventure ones looked quite good, sure i saw them cheap somewhere recently too but cant rememeber where....sorry

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    I too was thinking about replacing my "thermos" also. It hasn't died but difficult to clean since I can't reach inside without a brush...and yes I've tried the rice method but it still has residue on the walls. So this morning, promted by your question I visited the "Thermos" site only to find more types of flasks than one could imagine...including an entire category devoted to extreme temperature applications.
    http://www.thermos.com/SubCategories...me=Element%205

    I don't own one but they do appear to be the answer to your "yonks" concern

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    Yes-TK Maxx often have cheap stainless steel flasks with labels such as Thermos,Aladdin,Judge and even,if you are lucky,Zojirushi!
    Some seem to be similar flasks with different brand labels.Worth testing your purchase at home before you head for the hills-there are some duds, even from the well-known brand names.

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    I bought a thermos from the local hardware store for £3 maybe £4.
    Like yours it got cruddy real quick so the wife says fill it full of water stick a washing up machine tablet in it & leave it overnight-works a treat

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    Tesco, about £3 for an Aladdin flask. Works fine and happy with mine.

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    Zojirushi all the way.Got mine from Elia,the distributors

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    Get thee to TK Maxx. My local always has a wide range, at prices cheaper than anywhere else.


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    jetboil could be difficult to explain to the nice ticket inspector on the train 80O

    strangely, it's a sigg that has died and refuses not to leak. had a larger sigg whose screw cap bit decided it really has a split personality and refused to stay in one piece.

    in the past i've tried various cheapo flasks and all the ones i've tried only kept things hot for a couple of hours.

    zojirushi has a good reputation, i wonder where i can find one. i feel a google coming on.

    thanks all. google here i come.

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    The problem is the quality of the insulation. The classic flask using glass had the glass silvered on each side of the vacuum. Obviously we want something like stainless steel rather than glass. You get much better insulation with dimpled foil layers inside the vacuum but I don't know which flasks use this.

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    had my Zojirushi from Elia, the importers..
    a search on Tinternet should find them.

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    had my Zojirushi from Elia, the importers..
    a search on Tinternet should find them.

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    mines made by Elia - does that make it zojirushi???

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    Think they both got good reputations Morph.Elia sent me a range of Elia badged flasks and Zojirushi.Couldnt go far wrong with either I reckon.Had a picture of Alan Hinkes pouring a cuppa out of a flask !!!!

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    Got a trendy "push-button-drink-through" model in Japan. Absolutely the dogs, envy of everyone - stays hot twice as long as anyone elses.

    Girlfriend recommended it she said Zojirushis were common as muck and for old people and recommended I get one from this trendy new make. The make...? Thermos LOL.

    Shame they don't import that pmodel to blighty.

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