CamelBak's Forge vacuum flasks are super convenient versions of a traditional flask and yet only weigh a few grams more.
Forge ahead without spills on your way to the trailhead in the morning. Sometimes water just isn’t enough—that’s why we reinvented the travel mug for a better on-the-go coffee and tea experience. The double-walled, vacuum-insulated steel vessel keeps 16 oz. of coffee or tea piping hot for over 4 hours, with an impact cap that prevents dents or cracks if you drop it. The Forge is designed to fit in most cup holders, but the leak-proof cap means you can also toss it into your pack without soaking your gear.
When you need to keep your eyes on the road, the self-sealing cap lets you drink one-handed, then snaps back into place to prevent leaks or spills. For frequent sipping, just press the top button to lock the cap open. The lid won’t collect grime, either—just pop up the arms for easy cleaning in the sink or dishwasher.
Camelbak's Forge 16 weighs just 25grams more than our Primus 500ml Vacuum flask and contains slightly less hot liquid. Wat you get for this minimal extra weight is awesome convenience - rather than balancing flask and cup on rocks or the ground the Forge allows you to simply pull it from your pack and sip your coffee by pressing the lever.
It only comes out at a trickle but I can live with that. The adjustments (such as locking the cap open) are not very intuitive but once you've read how its done its fine.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear