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Just purchased the paracord handle for my war-scarred 64oz. Definitely makes it easier to carry with as much ice water I drink. I’m not one to leave reviews because I feel some people are too bias with their opinions towards a company and whatever they’re selling. But I do stand behind Iron Flask and their products. Remind me what’s a yeti again?
I ordered the black paracord for my pink iron flask and got maybe 2 months of use out of it before the plastic part that wraps around the bottle snapped in half when I picked up my bottle one day. I'm a nurse so I use my water bottle constantly and was a little sad that the cord broke. If you're one of those people who carry a million things in/out at a time to avoid taking multiple trips, you understand how convenient this thing was to wear around my wrist while carrying a ton of other things haha. Luckily customer service was AMAZING. I emailed them with a picture of my broken paracord and order number and they got back to me later on that night asking me to pick out a new cord and they'd ship it out to me for free! Unfortunately, they didn't have any black cords left so I had to choose a different color but that's okay, I love my new one! 5/5 stars for amazing customer service, the new cord, and just for being an overall amazing company. I will continue to buy from this brand for this exact reason!
I have previously owned a hydro flask which I absolutely loved. When I had to leave work for distance learning as a teacher, I forgot to grab my water bottle. I wanted to order a new one but the price tag of the hydro flask was not sitting well with me. I looked up comparative products and stumbled upon the Iron Flask. I got it very quickly in the mail and immediately put it to the test. It keeps my water ice cold for 24 hours or longer. The straw lid is my favorite part. I loved that it came with this without having to pay a lot more like I would with other products. The product looks great, and it feels great to carry around. I highly recommend the Iron Flask to anyone that is looking for a new water bottle at an affordable price.
The water bottle itself performs well. However, I ordered the 32 oz as I was afraid the 40 oz would not fit in my car cup holder. The 32 oz fits in my minivan's cupholder by not in my Camry. The 32 oz also has a different neck size than shown so it's too small to hold under an ice dispenser, you have to pour ice into a cup then put individual ice cubes in the hole. Also, if you order a paracord holder, it does not work with the neck of the bottle.
The first day I used this product in my 64 oz iron flask bottle, the handle dropped the water bottle and dented the bottom of the bottle. I was so upset thinking I was securely placing the handle correctly and all of sudden baaannnggg. There should be a better to securely attach this handle to the bottle. It was not intuitively otherwise It would have never dropped to the floor. The mechanism to secure the handle is not thick, very flimsy. I am still using the handle but I check every time I fill up the bottle with water. This seems like an after thought product.
Its a clever design that uses a plastic ring and tension cord to secure the handle to the top of the bottle. Its a bit of work to get it on -- some may want to use a small screwdriver to lever it around (just don't scratch your bottle! tape the end first or use a plastic spudger if you have one). The compass is generally accurate and the safety whistle emits a piercing sound if you blow hard. The only issue is you can no longer use the Metal lid with its' plastic retainer ring -- cause that's the same ring they are using to hold the handle on. As long as you're good with one of the two plastic lids, it works great. 4 stars because I had planned to use the metal cap. 5-stars if you don't care.
One small, personal nit: I hate cheap 'biner clips. This is one of those. Toss it and put a decent clip on. (Nite-ize, etc.)
This handle made carrying my Iron Flask a lot easier. It’s wonderful and very secure as it looks like it won’t come off easily. Packaging, as usual, was nice and elegant. Overall, great accessory to our existing bottle and made things easier for me!
I love the color of this, and the fact that it matches my bottle perfectly. About the install, it was a little difficult, but once I warmed it up enough, it went on relatively well— DON’T FORCE IT; that’s what causes it to tear, and if you use heat, let it cool down properly before using it. Now, onto the little bonus features— Whistle: it’s pretty loud, made my ears ring when I tried it out, perfect for emergency situations, especially with all the weirdos out there. Mini compass: I haven’t tried it out yet, but I honestly wasn’t expecting it when I ordered it. It’s cute and placed in a spot where it isn’t in the way, and could prove to be very useful if placed in a survival situation. Flint and scrapper: Honestly, this function is so cool! This was something that I wasn’t expecting at all, but I absolutely love that they added into this handle! You use the flint to scrape against the middle prong of the clip to crate sparks, and the scrapper part to cut the cord into desired pieces! Honestly, if I were on naked and afraid, I’d take this handle with me. Overall, I haven’t had any issues with the paracord handle at all, and always get compliments on the aesthetic of it paired with my Iron Flask. The reviews seem divided, but the customer service seems to be above satisfactory, so I’d say it’s safe to say, you can put your trust in this brand, I’ve bought two paracord handles and two Iron Flasks already, and love them so much! Thanks for the read!
I would give it four stars because the compass fell off and broke when I dropped my Iron Flask, but I didn't know it came with a compass until I received it in the mail. It does look odd with an empty space where the compass should be. I like the Flint and whistle that comes with the Paracord handle and the black Paracord itself. It's a great accessory everyone should add to their Iron Flask.
I thought this was a silly accessory but I’m pretty obsessed with it! I love that I can carry my bottle like a wristlet, hang it from the strap on my purse, or hang it from the stroller, but most of all I love the whistle! I use it to call the kids in from the playground instead of having to yell and have them say WHAT? lol whistle means come in now, no conversation. Also, as you can see I hook my keys on so one last thing the fumble or forget when I’m rushing out the door.