We absolutely loved the Vango Magma Flask, which outperformed every other flask on test for keeping fluids hot, and is available for a very reasonable price.
- Great price
- BPA-free cup
- Only available in black
Designed by camping and hiking specialist Vango, the stainless steel Vango Magma Flask delivers everything a walker could want, and its bargain price is a bonus. Like Henry Ford’s proverbial Model T, you can choose any color, so long as it’s black, but that simplicity aside, the copper-coated double wall vacuum flask delivers impressive insulation to retain heat and keep cold drinks cool.
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Although you have no choice in the color, there are options when it comes to volume. The Vango Magma Flask is available in three sizes: 500ml, 750ml and 1 litre, so there’s a good range of choice from a small flask for solo walks, right through to big bottles for family forays into the wilds. Considering the bargain price of this flask, it’s worth having a couple in different sizes for taking on varying adventures. All sizes are backed up by a three-year guarantee if you register the product after purchase.
• RRP: £10 (UK)
• Volumes: 500ml / 17fl oz; 750ml / 25.3fl oz; 1L / 33.8fl oz
• Weight (empty): 295g / 10.4oz
• Height: 25.5cm / 10in
• Lid-opening style: Screw-in stopper
• Colors: Black
In the field
The Vango Magma flask won our heat retention test hands down, with the thermometer showing that boiling water had cooled only to 78°C after four hours, the best performance of any of the flasks we tested by a margin of almost 10 per cent. Very impressive.
Besides its superb performance level, one of other compelling features of this flask is its pleasing simplicity. There’s no fancy stopper or lid – just unscrew the top a little and pour your measure of warm sustenance into the small, lined cup that Magna comes with.
Given its superb performance on test, and the very reasonable price tag, it’s very hard to make a case for choosing any other flask and spending more. Highly recommended.
After spending a decade as editor of Country Walking, the UK’s biggest-selling walking magazine, Jonathan moved to edit Outdoor Fitness magazine, adding adrenaline to his adventures and expeditions. He has hiked stages or completed all of the UK's national trails, but was once overtaken by three Smurfs, a cross-dressing Little Bo Peep, and a pair of Teletubbies on an ascent of Snowdon. (Turns out they were soldiers on a fundraising mission.)
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