Backcountry Bartender: Stanley Flask, Shot-Glass Set

Glass shot glasses break, bottles of booze are heavy, and passing around a flask isn’t, well, classy.

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There is an all-in-one solution to backcountry boozing: the Stanley Stainless Steel Shot Glass and Flask set.

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Is this product a necessity? Absolutely not. But if you’re camping with some friends and would like to toast to the good times, it’s a nice luxury.

The flask and shot glasses are two separate pieces, but Stanley packages them in a set. Clad in classic Stanley Hammertone Green, they are the best solution I’ve found to sip in style in the backcountry.

Flask

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The 8oz stainless steel flask is rectangular and fits in a back pocket. The cap is leak-proof, and a plastic lanyard keeps it attached to the flask. It’s tough. Not only did it survive getting passed around a wedding but also several outings into the backcountry (and even an ill-fated meeting with a car tire.)

My only qualms with it was the small opening to fill it up. Stanley didn’t include a funnel and even compared to other flasks I’ve used, this was a pain to refill. There’s nothing worse than watching precious whiskey dribble away.

Buy Now Individually for $18 or in the set ($35 for package)

Shot Glasses and Holder

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“Why do I need shot glasses in the backcountry?” That was my first thought when I took these out of the packaging. Passing a flask had always sufficed in the past. But after using them on a group camping trip, I have to say I’m a convert.

I mean, it’s a lot easier to toast when everyone has a glass.

The set of four 2oz shot glasses are stainless steel and dishwasher safe. They nestle inside one another and all fit in the green carrying container, which can also work as a cup (or a very large shot glass) if there’s a fifth member in your group. It’s only single-wall, though, so it’s not a great coffee mug.

I loved the shot glasses for dolling out correctly proportioned booze. Coming from someone who has broken more shot glasses than I can remember, their toughness is nice, too.

Buy Now for $16 (or $35 for package with flask)

If you’re looking for a way to bump up your backcountry bartending, give the Stanley set a try. You can find more information on the brand’s booze-friendly website.

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Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.

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