Imagine this: You're doing a family trip this weekend. And on camping trips, let's be real: you end up packing for everyone. The kids' shoes, your camping gear, and everyone's food and snacks — so you pack warm soups and pasta into whatever floppy containers you can find, and rush to the car to buy coffee on the way.
Soon you realise it's a mistake you learn the hard way. After some bumps on the road, you realise the lunch bag is soaked, and marinara sauce is dripping from your (non-sealed) plastic lid, and that your coffee from the gas station (which doesn't taste that great) has left stains on your go-to weekend shirt.
Now, this may have never happened to you (at least not all at once), but even if it has, you're probably making sure it never happens again.
Well here's how: By finding yourself a good Thermos! — a.k.a investing in proper jars and flasks that are built to help you and your family stay fed, warm, and hydrated for any outdoor adventure.
The Thermos brand is a household name. Since 1904, they've captivated the world with products that remain a go-to for many hikers and explorers. And now, families too!
Today, the Thermos collection includes a variety of food jars, kid-friendly Funtainers, and different sized flasks and water bottles, all equipped with double-walled vacuum insulation technology. So your coffee can stay warm (and inside the cup), your water stays cold, and your food stays fresh! Most importantly, your weekend adventure is now under control.
Thermoses are also easy to use — for both adults and children — and durable enough to accompany you for many years (and road trips) to come.
Your next question might be... which one should I get?
Their vast range might leave you plenty of choice. But here, we've compiled a list of the best Thermoses for you to bring on any weekend getaway! (According to our top sellers, as well as the best features tailored for your specific needs.)
Photo by @thewalkerways
1. For your coffee...
When your hands are too full from all the things to carry on your trip, you'll be thankful to have a travel mug that keeps your coffee warm, and includes a grip handle. The THERMOCafe Double Wall Travel Mug is our most popular Thermos product to date — it is double wall insulated with a spill resistant lid, and it's compact enough to fit under most coffee machines.
If you need an extra dose of caffeine (it is a family trip after all...) you can also try tons of other colours and sizes in our THERMOCafe range to choose from!
2. For the food...
The Stainless King Vacuum Insulated Food Jar like the one above, for example, even comes with a foldable stainless steel spoon tucked inside its lid, making this perfectly easy and practical to use! Our Thermos food jars have a size range of 470ml, 710ml, to even 1.2L and 2L with wide enough mouths to fit anything you want to pack into it — total versatility without worrying about however much portions or however many people you're feeding.
3. For the kids...
We guarantee you'll find food flasks and water bottles that the kids will love in our wide selection of Thermos Funtainers. They're just as strongly insulated, but this time they come in adorable, fun drawings and patterns that feature all the family favourites — like Star Wars or Disney princesses!
If you want something a little more simple, though, we get you too. These Funtainer Insulated Drink Bottles pack just the same features to keep drinks warm or cool for hours, and are designed with simple, vibrant colours that pop. Each individual Thermos piece for kids are equipped with a hygienic push button lid (with a pop-up mouthpiece for easy drinking), and they're made to be super durable and spill-resistant, so even if you're in the car driving up a bumpy mountain road, rest assured that when its lids are in place, these flasks won't leak a single drop!
4. For plenty of water!
We said it once and we'll say it again: Don't forget to stay hydrated! Especially if you're planning a jam-packed trip full of activities — whether it's chasing the kids around or climbing a hill for 45 minutes straight, a sip of cool water from a Thermos bottle will feel like the most refreshing one you've had.
For that weekend getaway, we'd recommend packing one of Thermos's Stainless King Vacuum Insulated Bottles with 710ml capacity. It'll save you from having to fill your water up over and over again (or even worse, running out when you reach the top of that hill!)
Otherwise, the Sipp Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Flasks are also a popular choice for those who are active and on-the-go. Available in Teal and Plum, they'll keep your drink cool and also have a twist and pour stopper which makes it that much easier to use.
So if you're having a fun outdoor adventure this weekend with your family or friends, Thermos's unbreakable quality and top-performing features will keep you safe in any weather — so you can make memories and enjoy an amazing trip!
The Matchbox Family