Many people like their water ice-cold. But not all ways to chill water are created equal. Some are colder than others. And that’s what we’ll be discussing in this article.
Ice Cold Water Bottles
Water bottles are the best way to stay hydrated throughout the day. And if you want to keep your water cold that long, there are some ways to do it.
First of all, there’s the option of an insulated water bottle. These are typically made out of stainless steel and can keep your water cold for up to 24 hours. That’s right, your water will stay cold for a full day. Some examples of this technology include Hydroflask and Yeti. They can be found on Amazon, or in your local stores. A water bottle of this quality can be expensive, but it’s worth the price for how well it works.
Another option is the kind of water bottle with either a lining or insert that you can freeze. These come in plastic, are relatively inexpensive, and are great at what they do. They’ll keep your water nice and cold, even if they don’t last as long as insulated bottles.
For an honorable mention, try something you can get at the same time as a cool metal wallet, a Nalgene water bottle from Trayvax.
It can keep your water perfectly cool while you hike the trails. It’s dishwasher-safe on the top shelf and comes in three fun colors. While it’s not as long-lasting as some of the other options, a cooler or ice pack can help with that.
An insulated cooler bag is one of the best ways to keep your lunch or beverages cold. And these are some of the best ones you can find.
For the best of the best, with a rather hefty price tag, the Engel HD30 is a great choice. It’s large enough to hold all the food and drinks you need, and insulated enough to keep them cold for three days. This is a great cooler bag to use while camping or at a cookout. Unfortunately, with its large size, it can get pretty heavy and awkward to carry.
For something a bit less expensive, try an AO Coolers 24-Pack cooler. It’s less than $100, easier to carry than the Engel, and it’s still able to hold plenty of food and ice packs. Unfortunately, the exterior isn’t waterproof, and the shoulder strap is a little short. Keep these things in mind, and you’ll be able to find a nice, cold cooler bag.
Ice packs aren’t created equal. Some get colder or stay cold longer than others. These ice packs stand out as the coldest you can get.
For the best overall, the Arctic Chillin’ Brew brand is the one you want. It’s thin but rigid, and it keeps your items cold for four hours, and in good condition for up to seven. It’s under $30 on Amazon and is a great option if you want more money to stay in your front pocket wallet.
If you want something cold, but not as rigid, the FlexiFreeze pack is a great option. You can mold it to fit any cooler or freezer, but it doesn’t keep cold as long as the Arctic. When paired with one of the coolers above, though, that isn’t as much of a problem. It can be purchased for $20 on Amazon, which is a pretty good deal.
Keeping it Cool in Other Ways
Stainless steel ice cubes, also known as whiskey stones, are another way you can keep your drinks nice and cold. They don’t melt, won’t water down your drinks, and are easy to clean. You should stir them once they’re in your drink so they can spread the cold nicely. Also, remember to use the tongs to put them into your drinks.
A fun way to make your drinks cold is by adding frozen fruit. Combined with one of the other solutions in this article, it will keep your drink colder for longer, and make it taste better too. Give it a try sometime!
There are many ways to keep your water cold. You can put it into an insulated bottle, or one with a freezable insert. You could keep it in a high-end cooler bag, and surround it with the best quality ice packs. Or you could simply use ice, whiskey stones, or frozen fruit. Whichever way you do it, stay hydrated with Trayvax.
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