A good vacuum flask does not have to be expensive – the “Bergsteiger” magazine tested TATONKA H&C Stuff and praised its attractive price-performance ratio. Together with insulation properties, its handling with thick winter gloves was tested and the conclusion was that it was indispensable, particularly on lengthy winter trips.
On prolonged tours, a drop of hot tea puts new life into waning spirits but some vacuum flasks can be very heavy to carry. TATONKA’s H&C Stuff weighs just under 500 grams and holds 1.0 litres. “Bergsteiger” magazine recommends it for lengthy trips and assesses its insulation properties as very good.
The test team noted whether the vacuum flask was light enough for high-action activities like ice climbing and whether it was easy to grasp with gloves. Day trips call for a flask that is simple and practical to handle. For longer bivouac trips, you need a robust vacuum flask which holds a significant amount and also keeps the liquid warm for a considerable period safely and without leakage – like the TATONKA H&C Stuff, which was notable for its simple handling and also its outstanding price-performance ratio.
Above all, the vacuum flask’s suitability for winter trips was decisive for the “Bergsteiger” magazine’s test team – how does the flask fit into your hand? Can it also be used with gloves on? How long does it keep liquids warm? How well can the liquid be proportioned when poured? How practical is its top?
Further test results and lots more information on vacuum flasks can be found in issue 12/11 of the “Bergsteiger” magazine.