The backcountry is better with booze
If you are in the mindset that the splendors of the backcountry are even more splendid with a cold beverage in your hand, then you're in luck. It's never been easier to carry the booze of your choice deep into the woods. We've picked our five favorite vessels, from growlers to flasks, that will help you enjoy your favorite spirits off the grid.
Klean Kanteen Classic Growler ($55)
Growlers are ubiquitous, but Klean Kanteen’s performed the best in our head to head test, keeping beer the coldest and most carbonated. Pack this double-wall insulated, stainless steel vessel into your pack and you’ll have 32 ounces of cold beer when you reach the campsite. It’s up to you if you share or not.
Platypus PlatyPreserve Wine Bottle ($10)
In theory, you could pour a bottle of wine into a couple of plastic baggies and call it a day. Or, you could opt for the PlatyPreserve, which holds 800 millimeters of your favorite wine, tucked into an air-tight, flexible bladder designed specifically to keep wine fresh. It’s unbreakable, so feel free to toss it around without worry; try that with a wine bottle.
Stanley Shot Glass Set ($25)
You could pass your flask around the campfire and contract everything from the flu to herpes, or you could pack these lightweight, stainless steel shot glasses and pour your booze into tiny cups like a civilized human being who doesn't want herpes.
Bush Smarts Hip Flask ($25)
You probably already have a favorite flask, but this one is built for the backcountry. It’s incredibly light, holds 11 ounces of booze, and can be tossed around without concern because it's made from durable, and BPA free, polyethylene.
HydroFlask Rocks Cup ($20)
There's a difference between sipping whiskey and having campfire cocktails. It’s a factor of sophistication. If you're prone to whipping up an Old Fashioned at your campsite, you need these 10-ounce stainless steel cups that come with press-on lids to reduce spillage when you're inside the tent.