Video: How To Tell A Fake Hydro Flask From a Real One


it can be extremely difficult to tell the difference between a real hydrofloss and a fake hydrofloss but there's actually 12 ways that you can do it which I'm going to share in this video but first have a look at these and see if you can tell which ones are real and which ones are fake pause the video if you need to and have a guess and then I'll reveal it to you on the left these three hydrofloss are real and on the right those two hydrofloss the 2-tone ones are fake how do I know these are real well actually purchase these from a hydrofloss directly and I'll link up to hydrofloss comm in the description down below if you want to get an authentic one yourself and that's my affiliate link and these two over here I purchased from eBay and I know that they're fake because hydrofloss never made these colors in this size and when I contacted the seller about these potentially being fakes they just gave me a refund and never spoke to me again so what are the twelve ways that you can tell whether or not your hydrofloss is real or fake how do you identify the difference the first way and one of the easiest ways to do it is by looking at the logo text so this white one is real and this pink one here is fake you can see the difference in the text and you can see this gap between the Y and the D just doesn't look quite right you can see that the logo is different the are kind of curves around a lot more and the more you look at it the more you can see the differences in the fonts that are used the R is not an issue because old hydrofloss used to have that but the newer ones don't have that and so logo and the writing of the logo is an easy way to tell it's a bit harder to tell when you just look at the pictures because then your hydrofloss they shrunk down the logo and removed the R but the older hydrofloss actually did have this logo which was a bit larger and they did have the are there so that can be a difficult way to tell whether they're real or fake the next biggest giveaway is that text at the bottom so real hydrofloss text at the bottom is actually printed in both upper and lower case letters whereas the fake hydrofloss are etched in or engraved in so this is not printed on but they've actually removed the paint and you can see the stainless steel underneath whereas with the real hydrofloss you can see that it's actually printed on it says different things as well this says Made in China it has the product number says hydrofloss comm temps yield insulation whereas the fake just says designed in Bend Oregon has the size and says 18/8 stainless steel so that's another really obvious way to tell a real one from a fake one the third way to tell whether it's real or fake is the color or size options now it's really obvious with some of them like black and white for example hydrofloss never made black and white two-tone colors these two fake ones here these are the ombre colors or two-tone colors and hydro flies did actually make these colors but never in this size they only release them in the 40-ounce and as you can see here this is actually a 32-ounce size so hydro flies never made it in these size and when they did release them they release them with a different color lid not a black lid so I'll put up an image of what it should look like and you can see the different colored lids and as you can see I just got black so that's another way to identify whether it's real or fake if you get a color or a size option that hydro flasks never actually released then you know it's a fake and I'll link up in the description down below to my full list of every hydrofloss color as well as my list of all the discontinued hydro fast colors as well so you can check yours against that list the next hugely obvious tell is the price now if we're on hydro flasks calm looking at the 32 ounce which is one of the most popular bottles we can see that it sells for $44.99 go to ebay and i've searched for some 32 ounce bottles as well if we just look at a 32 ounce we can see this one's selling for $13 and 66 cents if we look at this one here we can see that it's selling for around $27 for these hydrofloss and if we look at this one you can see that it's selling for $26 in a color that hydrofloss never made so price when you're finding ones that are this cheap and they're only $13 1366 for a hydrofloss which usually sells for $44.99 a full article on where you can actually find hydro fast or thin teak one's for sale so I'll link up to that in the description down below if you're interested they are rare but it does happen and I've worked out where you can find them so link to that article will be in the description down below the next way to tell is the seller who did you actually buy your hydro flask from did you buy it directly from the company did you buy it from hydro flask calm did you buy it from Amazon which is actually reputable hydrofloss have kind of taken over this and they seem to be the only company that sells their products on Amazon through a company called tall Ridge so most hydrofloss on Amazon pretty much all of them seem to be authentic from the research that I've done or are you buying from a reputable store like REI or something like that where you know they're actually a dealer of hydrofloss or are you getting it from a dodgy site like this one that's actually Thor is good site whether you can see they've ripped off a bunch of things but you can see these fake ones here 40 ounce hombre for $30 you're not actually going to be able to buy ones like that and if there were real hombre they would have different colored lids these are fake this is a dodgy site I don't know who this is what's Thor is good dot site they don't even have their branding on there they're using the Hydra fast branding and so this is almost definitely a dodgy site and listings like this from eBay almost certainly definitely dodgy as well and we can see here so many different dodgy listings as well so where you get it from is really important so I'll link up in the description down below to hydrofloss comm as well as Amazon which is my affiliate links but there you can actually get authentic ones if that's what you're looking for the next way to tell whether you've got a real or fake one is with the lid now if you look at these lids they look almost identical and I wouldn't know just from looking at them which one is actually the real hydrofloss and which one is the fake hydrofloss even on the lid you've got the hydro floss writing there and it all basically looks the same maybe under a microscope you could tell the difference but I can't personally tell the difference the only difference is I can see is when we flip the lids over and then we go ahead and have a look at them now if we look inside this is a fake one and inside you can see that the rubber seal is actually black and you can see right here that it's actually kind of starting to separate there the inner plastic and the outer plastic kind of has that separation in it whereas if we compare that to the real one we can see it's a bit hard to see in this video but the inside plastic rubber is actually see through and kind of has a white tinge to it and you can see that there's no actual separation in the plastic there if we look at the other fake one we can see that separation in the plastic again and the rubber is basically black and so that's how you can tell the lids apart this is the only straw leader I have and my kids have lost the straw but again inside there it has a kind of white clear rubber gasket but I don't have any fake straw leads to compare to sorry next up is the packaging so both the fake hydro flask came in white boxes like this and the real hydro flask came in a cardboard box like this now the real one when you take it out and take away the packaging it actually came in this little sleeve here that says repurpose me recycle me and then it had the hydrofloss inside that was how I got my spearmint 32-ounce Hydra flask the fake ones on the other hand both came in these white boxes and had bubble wrap over them so we opened that one we can see that it's got bubble wrap and if we open this one we can see that it actually came in identical packaging with the bubble wrap so it didn't come with this hydrofloss sleeve it came with bubble wrap so the packaging is different and that's another way to tell whether or not you're hydrofloss is real or fake viii way to tell is whether or not you got a printed leaflet so if we open a fake one you'll see that it didn't come with anything inside if we open the real one now I've actually used this so it's a bit wet in there but it did come with this leaflet inside just like that and if we go ahead and tip this out then we can see that we've got a hydrofloss leaflet and a bunch of different languages and we've got some details there so the real one came with this leaflet and the fake ones came with no leaflet at all the ninth way to tell is the printed sleeve now these sleeves on the surface look very similar you can see that both got the metallic on the top you can see that the logo is very accurate printing is quite accurate this has white writing for the colder hotter longer this one has metallic writing for that and we can see hydration written three times on the real one only once on the fake one we can also see the real one has multiple different languages on it and as we go around we can see that it has English but then it also has other languages as well and if we look at the fake one then we can see that it's only in English and as we move it around we can see some differences there in what is written on the bottle and the way that it is displayed another thing is with the fake ones the sleeve is just slid on there's nothing stick so it's quite easy to get off with the real hydrofloss however it was actually stuck on so it's a bit harder to get off and what you can see is it's got some sticky glue here that was underneath sticking it on so that was a slight difference there next if we look at the barcode stickers on the fake one here we can see that it doesn't look like the right logo the logo looks different we can also see that it says 2016 on this one whereas if we look at the new one it does say 2020 and we can see some differences down the bottom this one says hand wash only this one says Made in China and what's really interesting is we look at the fake one see how it says lava lava is a red colored hydrofloss this one says spearmint which is the right green color which is what I got this one says lava this is not lava this is not even close to lava and interestingly on this other fake one that I got if you have a look at that then it says lava as well and so maybe they're just using the one sticker for both of them but yeah this is definitely not lava I'm guessing they're just using the same barcode and sticker on all of the fakes getting into the really nitty-gritty if you look at the insides of these now obviously this one's wet because I used it we went to the National Park it was great but if you look at the bubble on the inside of these then you can see in the real one the bubble is actually larger than it is in the fake one so I'm not sure if that's across everyone but that's what I can see here with these fake versus real that that inside bubble is a bit larger also you can see the difference in the neck design here now this is a 2020 or late 2019 hydrofloss neck design where it actually goes up and you've got this aluminium strip up there and you can see the difference in the old design here where it's kind of rolled over it kind of sticks out like that however this is extremely similar the yellow one here is real it's extremely similar to the real one I can't tell the difference just by looking at it so this is an accurate depiction of the older hydrofloss but the new hydrofloss do have these newer neck designs so there's the standard one in the white and this is the wide mouth in the spearmint green you can see that different neck design there for the newer hydrofloss now I've noticed on that they're still selling this old design and they're still selling those ones whereas on Hydra flask comm you can actually get the newer design so that might be a reason to buy it from one place or the other depending on which design you like and I'll leave my affiliate links to both Hydra fast comm and the Hydra flash bottles on Amazon in the description down below if you go through that doesn't cost you any extra but it does support the channel and I thank you for that but what about ice retention how does a fake Hydra flash compared to a real Hydra flask and so I've got a big bucket of ice here and I'm gonna fill these up and test how long they can hold ice and how they compare to each other but this video has been going long enough so we're going to do that in the next video so make sure you subscribe to the channel to see other great content like this and go ahead and click to watch the next video to see how a real Hydra flash compares to a fake Hydra flash when it comes to how long it can hold ice for