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Loved it for the first few hours, until the plastic ring snapped from just lifting the bottle like normal. Already broken within the first few hours of using it :(
UPDATE 02/10/20: Iron Flask reached out to me and sent me a replacement in midnight black as well as an olive green color. This company really cares about customer satisfaction. Changing my review and will definitely deal with this company in the future. Thank you.
I bought the paracord for my 3 year old to carry her Iron Flask around without dropping it everywhere. Well built and it coordinated well with her bubble gum Iron Flask.
Unfortunately I had to return it. There is a small cutting blade located by the compass where the paracord latches. (Reference picture is paracord on my Iron Flask) When latched it's not a problem. However knowing toddlers and their uncanny ability to open things, I found that to be unsuitable for a toddler if they manage to unlatch and expose the blade. Under just about any other circumstance this would be a good design and a non-issue. Iron Flask team, please note this design feature as I wouldn't want a little one to hurt themselves.
Definitely better than carrying my 40oz bottle by the plastic part on the lid. No complaints. All the survival stuff works as advertised. Would be a great idea for anyone using this on hikes or traveling, I personally don't need if in the gym but hey, it doesn't hurt to have and doesn't add any bulk so I'm not mad at it.
P.S. Mine came with instructions that said to put the plastic ring in hot water for 20-30 seconds and without that tip, Thor himself couldn't put this on. I tried it and felt like I Just went to war with a stamp and lost. Save yourself the pain and put it in hot water so it stretches then put it on.
I just bought this to go with the brand new 64oz cotton candy colored IronFlask bottle I bought. I just put this on last night and this morning I noticed that the bottle where the carabiner sits is scratched up. So now my pretty brand new bottle has all of these scratches on it and it really bums me out. Took the carabiner off of this one and will on the other one I bought for my new bubble gum colored bottle so I don’t mess that one up too. Hopefully this warns others to take that off if they don’t want to scratch their bottles up.
This was a total disappointment! I used it on my brand new Ironflask and after 6 uses the plastic ring that goes around the neck of the bottle split in half, rendering the entire handle apparatus unusable because the only thing holding the handle to the bottle is the elastic, and that's not strong enough and tries to slip over the bottle neck. I have hand arthritis and I bought this to keep from having to try to grab the bottle with my hands--but now I'm back to square one.
I love Iron Flask; their products and customer service are top-notch. I'd already been enjoying my 22oz Iron Flask when I discovered this neat add-on. I couldn't be happier with it - so useful and stylish, also very well made.
When I first put these on my kids' water bottles I was super irritated because the water bottles kept leaking everywhere. Then I realized that I'm an idiot and didn't put it on right. 😂 Make sure you attach it UNDER the very bottom lip of the top. Kind of hard to do, but I put the side opposite the clip on first, then pulled the clip downward and it snapped right in place. Duh! This is one of my must haves for the summer. I can clip these on to any backpack and my kids put them on the handlebars of their bikes and scooters while they ride. Super pumped I found these!
The design is really good but it's kind of hit or miss with durability and quality both from my own experience and what I've read.
The plastic ring is easy to slip on if you sit it in hot water for about a minute and it is a very secure fit once it cools down and sets.
The paracord braid is very robust and fully supports the weight of my full 40oz flask even with my concerns about the securing end.
The braid may need some extra glue on the ends to keep it from unraveling down the line. I'm unsure if mine just slipped through QA without fully secured ends or if this is intended. The ends are nicely fused and won't fray easily but I don't get into emergency situations where I would need easy access to the full length of paracord so I would rather have some gorilla glue holding the braid secure.
My handle came with a faulty compass (air pocket trapped inside large enough to unlevel the disc) and the whistle is very quiet but those features aren't critical to my lifestyle, they're just aesthetic considerations to me.
I really like the utilitarian design overall and the hidden fire sparker is very clever. The handle comes with a small carabiner flip for securing it to a bag or belt, but I wouldn't use it as the sole load bearing clip for my flask.