I have to admit, I have never owned a flask before. I’ve seen some really cool ones. I think this one fits the bill. It’s very masculine, stainless steel and has it’s own built in cup. The cup reminds me of the plastic collapsible cups me and my sister had when we were kids. This brings back some happy memories. I am really glad that I was afforded the opportunity to review Decodyne’s Shot Flask in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. I love this adult version of the collapsible cup. It’s quite sturdy since it’s stainless steel. Just pull up tight, and it’s a solid cup. I have to admit, it’s fun to play with, lol.
This flask has an 8oz capacity. 8oz is 1 cup. It does not open up to be cleaned, but I know a safe, natural way to sterilize. As an in- home pediatric nurse, years ago, lol, we used to sterilize trach supplies in vinegar. You need to soak for a solid 24 hours. So you can fill the flask with vinegar and let it sit when you are not using it for a day, easy peasy. Alcohol itself keeps things from getting grungy anyhow, but you can use a flask for other liquids. I was teasing my husband and said I should put my Benadryl in the flask. I have a lot of allergic reactions, and always have Benadryl with me. He thought it was a fun idea. You also don’t have to worry about any rusting, or chemicals leaching through since it’s made from stainless steel. Having a flask can be really handy. Good alcohol can be very expensive. If you are going to a friend’s house, you may not want to bring the whole bottle. Same thing holds true if tailgating before a game. Sometimes, self control comes with having a limited amount available, lol. At least I have known some people like this. I sure we all do.
Besides being made out of stainless steel, it is wrapped in genuine leather. It feels really nice in hand. The leather also affords a good grip. so it shouldn’t slip out of your hand. If you place the flask down, I’d advise closing it up first. It’s tall but narrow, so it’s easy to tip over. The cap is also stainless steel, and it screws on and off. It is attached to the flask so you don’t have to worry about dropping or losing the cap. The cup itself collapses and just pushes into it’s complimenting hole in the side of the flask. It fits in very snug so it won’t just fall out. To remove it, I used my pocket knife to pry it out. Stronger hands might be able to just pull it out. I’m sure it will loosen some over time. I really appreciate the cup addition. Drinking straight out of a flask is slightly unrefined, you can say. And, with a cup option, you don’t feel weird sharing the spirits.
For a flask, this one is pretty top notch. I feel comfortable in recommending this product.
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