Bent-Lee Carrwrote a review of Hydro Flask 18oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle on July 27, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Clean, no frills design and rugged powder coat exterior make for a durable, reliable drinking vessel. Can't beat the vacuum insulation for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold! The new handle top seems very well made.
I would recommend the flip lid for hot beverages such as coffee or tea. The inner walls of the bottle are easy to clean and don't hold scents or stain the way Tritan or other plastics tend to.