Wild Northerner Magazine Summer 2017 - Page 29

The Hydro Flask is making a name for itself with its durable and efficient design. These bottles use a double wall insulation called TempShield to keep fluids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. It is made of 18/8 stainless steel to maintain taste and purity. The construction means no matter what you have in the flask, it stays comfortable to touch, no sweating or hot surfaces. The flasks come in a variety of sizes and shapes, including tumblers, coffee cups and 64-ounce growlers.

“I’ve bought almost every style to be honest,” Boeswald said. “The Growler is great for any local beer crafter because you can go get it filled with your favourite beer before heading out to camp.”

Drink it up

When night comes to the outdoors, it can be hectic if you can’t see. Headlamps are one of the best inventions of all time regarding the outdoors. They are also extremely varied in terms of build quality,

price and purpose. The Black Diamond headlamps offer

value, durability and ease of use. The Cosmo checks in at

$40 and serves up quality features such as 200 lumens,

waterproof housing, red night vision and strobe

mode. It can be immersed in one-metre of water for

30 minutes. It takes three AAA batteries. It weighs

less than three ounces and has an estimated run

time of 180-hours on low and 30-hours on high.

“It’s not just another cheap headlamp. It is

affordable quality,” Boeswald said.

Light it up