- Apr 14, 2008
There are authentic retailers on Amazon but I’d avoid that if you can because there are just as many fakes and if you don’t know the brand/colors/styles well it’s hard to know the difference.Thank you everyone! I definitely feel like I know a lot more about this before I started.
A couple of follow ups to some previous comments:
1) This child is very brand oriented. So while as an adult I totally understand that there are cheaper knock offs that will do the same job, I will be sticking to the Hydro Flask for this gift.
2) On this side of the famiy, all of us aunts/uncles buy for the kids only. Us adults buy for our parents but not each other. And yes, we have a budget of $50 per child, so the Hydro Flask fits in that range and is something he wanted, so it works for us.
3) I will likely look at Dick's on Black Friday because I like the idea of buying and getting a gift receipt so he can exchange. I think I'm leaning toward a 32oz wide mouth with straw lid, but maybe seeing them in person will make it more clear to me. But what I didn't realize that there were so many fakes floating around. Anyone have any experience with Amazon? If I don't find what I need on Black Friday, I admit i'm not one that enjoys the hustle and bustle of the stores on the holidays, and Dicks is an hour from our home.
Dick’s and REI ship relatively fast while HydroFlask themselves takes their sweet time. Whole Foods and Tilly’s are also authorized retailers if you have those nearby.
I just got this in an email from Dick’s:
If you have other sport type stuff you need to buy it comes in handy. I think free shipping is over $50. They also send out 20% off coupons and $10 off $50 coupons.