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Hip Flask suggestions

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by doug_the_donut, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. doug_the_donut

    doug_the_donut Loaded Pockets

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    I'm considering purchasing a hip flask. My last one (a rather beautiful piece) rusted from the inside after not being used to a few years. I'd usually be carrying Whiskey or Brandy in it.

    eBay has several listed starting such as THIS which ships from Hong Kong for only $3.76. Granted, it's stainless steel instead of covered with leather, but I don't mind that.

    Now I have 2 questions:

    1) Whether I should buy a cheap one like the link I posted or invest in a more expensive one.
    2) How can I prevent the flask from rusting up again?

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. ZenEngineer

    ZenEngineer Loaded Pockets

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    Snow peak has several sizes of Titanium flasks that will never rust, but cost over $125. Whether you buy affordable gear or pay more for the best gear available? That's a personal choice.
     
  3. dimeotane

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    Cheap flasks

    I had one that was more than $10 from one of those mall engraving stores. It was cheaply made and developed a leak on the bottom edge where the welding had a pinhole sized leak in it.

    My only other concern about cheaply made flasks is that a non food safe welding flux would be used, like one with lead in it or something... I don't know much about welding however... so perhaps this isn't a realistic concern.
     
  4. chico13

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  5. mrbickelsworth
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    Stainless steel flasks in general shouldn't have a problem rusting. I know nothing about quality issues regarding their construction, plus it's hard to tell because prices can be all over the map. The only suggestion I would make is stay away from pewter because I've heard that it can impart a metallic taste to its contents.

    I came across this flask on a trip to england. I really liked it because it's slim and more pocketable, and the wool wrap with leather trim is unique. But $70 for a flask is a little rich for my blood. ;D

    http://www.highgroveshop.com/gifts-stationery/gifts-by-recipient/for-men/highgrove-check-slim-hip-flask/c-gif00099/
     
  6. mrbickelsworth
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    Or you might consider a Stanley Flask. I think it'll be heavier than almost any other option, but the construction quality and durability is almost undeniable.
     
  7. doug_the_donut

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    I think I'll probably save up for one of those Snow Peak flasks. Thank you for your help everyone!