What does Bear Grylls, a Cowboy in a black and white Western film, Army personnel, hikers and Red Sea dive guides have in common? They all carry water, and most of them use a water canteen.
Fourth Element has launched a capacious canteen - it holds 1.5 (imperial) pints - or in new money, 32 oz of liquid.
This pro-grade stainless steel vacuum flask benefits from a double insulating wall which means that iced drinks stay cool for up to 24 hours. And conversely a hot drink will stay suitably toasty for up to 12 hours.
Thought has gone into the screw on / screw off BPA free lid. Once you remove the lid, the canteen has a large opening that makes filling and pouring a doddle. You won't need to worry about accidental spills.
The gulper mouth is designed so that you can also sip fluids from the open canteen. The screw thread is rounded off and kind to the lips.
There is a second alternative for taking on fluids. The lid has a twist and sip valve, with such a wide aperture you fill your flask with rustic soup and not worry about the drinking stem getting bunged up with chunks of carrot, celery and pearl barley. It also means that washing and cleaning the lid is very easy.
The only thing I need to add to the ergonomic handle is a Karabina, so that I can snap attach this canteen to my hand luggage, belt, or ruckstack.
Should you run out of water whilst you are out and about, there are a number of Apps that can help you find a water refill station.
- Size: 900 ml / 32 oz / 1.5 imperial pints
- Weight: 442g / 15.59 oz
- Dimensions: 26.3 cm / 10.38 inches (H) x 9.8 cm / 3.88 inches (W)
- Pro-grade stainless steel
- Lid: BPA free, Polypropylene / Silicone
- Hot liquids: up to 12 hours
- Cold liquids: up to 24 hours
- Sport twist and sip valve closure system
- Ergonomic handle