If you’ve decided you want a flask to carry your spirits or you want to upgrade to a more modern flask, you need to find one that meets your needs and your aesthetic. However, you also want to be sure your flask upholds the integrity of the alcohol, delivering the best flavor possible. So this buyer’s guide lists the factors you need to weigh when shopping for a flask and offers newcomers some tips on etiquette so that you create the right statement when enjoying your flask.
Factors to Consider When Flask Shopping
Whether it’s your first flask or your fifth, you need to consider several factors to find one that meets your needs and preferences. Some factors may not be as important to you as others. So these key features give you an idea of what to look for:
Capacity: Determine how much liquid you want the flask to hold. Flasks come in various sizes, typically ranging from 100ml to 240 ml. Choose a capacity that suits your intended use, whether it's for personal use, sharing, or a specific outdoor activity.
Material: Flasks are commonly made of stainless steel, but who wants to be commonplace? Modern flasks are made from glass and offer a much better tasting experience than stainless steel. Plus, glass flasks have a sleek, upscale look that fits a more modern aesthetic. You can choose from different sleeves, such as leather and silicone to further enhance your style and provide a comfortable grip when sipping from your flask.
Lid and seal:Look for a flask with a secure and leak-proof lid to prevent spills and maintain the temperature of your drinks. While screw-on or flip-top lids are common choices, quality flasks will offer a leak-proof experience by offering lid liners for a perfect seal. That way, you can carry your flask with confidence, knowing the contents won’t spill.
Design and shape: Flasks come in various shapes and designs, from traditional curved ones to flat, pocket-sized styles. Choose a shape that fits comfortably in your hand and matches your aesthetic preferences. Look for flasks with patented styles that ensure an original look and a comfortable, user-friendly experience.
Easy to clean: Glass flasks are easy to clean, and you can use a few simple methods to clean them. Plus, high-quality flasks offer custom cleaning kits as accessories to ensure your flask is clean. Clean flasks result in consistent flavor quality.
Durability: Consider the build quality and materials to ensure the flask can withstand regular use and potentially rough handling during outdoor activities.
Weight and portability:Consider its weight, how you plan to carry it, and whether it can easily fit in your bag or pocket. A larger size might be perfect to throw in your pack, but you might not like how heavy it looms in the breast pocket of a jacket. So make sure you purchase one that you’ll be comfortable carrying around, or better yet, purchase multiple sizes for flexibility.
Price: While you don’t want to live above your means, you also don’t want to blow the investment you make on your spirits by using a sub-par flask. So find a modern flask that offers the quality and features you need at the price point you can afford. When shopping for flasks, look for special discounts such as buying a bundle of two different sizes so you can get the most for your money.
Additional features: Some flasks come with extra features like a way to track measurement, a food-grade funnel, and extra seals. These features help you to enjoy your flask and avoid spills or leaks, adding to the quality of your purchase.
By considering these factors, you can find a high-quality flask that best suits your needs, whether you plan to use it for outdoor activities or travel. Plus weighing these factors allows you to select one that keeps your spirits tasting perfectly and kept securely while enhancing your personal style.
Why Choose a Glass Flask?
In ancient times, glassblowers created glass vessels in various shapes, including containers similar to what we now refer to as flasks. These glass flasks were used to store liquids, oils, and other substances for everyday use, travel, or ceremonial purposes.
Glassblowing techniques evolved over time, and glass flasks continued to be popular throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In the 17th and 18th centuries, glass flasks became more ornate, with intricate designs and decorative elements, often used as containers for perfumes, medicines, or alcoholic beverages.
While glass flasks were among the earliest types of flasks, other materials became a cheaper alternative. Material, such as stainless steel, has been used to make flasks, but glass flasks continue to be favored for their aesthetic appeal, chemical inertness, and the ability to showcase the contents inside.
Glass flasks make the best containers because they are:
Historically used: Glass flasks are the OG of flasks. The modern appeal to the glass flask is that it matches the aesthetic of the liquids it stores, requiring craftsmanship, not an assembly line, to create. The artisan nature of a glass flask makes it a classy way to carry your spirits. The use of flasks dates back centuries, and early flasks were primarily made of glass.
Odor and taste neutral: Glass is non-porous and does not retain odors or flavors from the beverages stored inside. This makes it an excellent choice for carrying a variety of drinks without any aftertaste.
Chemical inertness: Glass is chemically inert, so it won't interact with the contents and won't leach any harmful substances into your drinks. You can maintain the high quality of your beverage by using glass.
Transparent: Glass flasks allow you to see the contents, which can be helpful when identifying the beverage or checking its level. With silicone or leather sleeves to protect your flask from Ragproper, you are still given a window so you can clearly see the level of content.
Aesthetics: Glass is classic and elegant and promotes a curated look. It shows that you care about the whole package—you want to both carry your liquor with you but in a way that maintains the quality of its flavor.
If you’re looking for a modern flask to carry your favorite spirits with you, consider the glass flask options at Ragproper. The sleek, modern style and patented glass flask keep your drinks tasting great and polishes off your personal style with class.
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