When it comes to flasks, you’ve generally got two options. You can either store your booze in a traditional hip flask, or one of those chintzy plastic ones designed to look like an oldschool cell phone. Outside of these two categories, there’s not a whole lot to choose from — but Nisnas Industries wants to change that.
The company’s new Kole flask is a complete departure from the tired old hip flask design. Instead of the curved but not-quite-pocket-friendly form that you’re used to seeing, Kole is boldly and unapologetically cylindrical. But it’s more than just a tube for your booze — Nisnas has included some simple design elements that make it highly functional as well.
First of all, nearly all the flask’s parts are made from machined stainless steel, so they’re incredibly durable and designed to last a lifetime. However, because steel isn’t a great insulator (or very nice to hold in your hand), Kole’s container is nestled inside a warm, sumptuous sleeve of wood. It comes in your choice of oak, walnut, or mahogany; all of which will insulate your booze, coffee, or whatever liquid you happen to be carrying. And beset of all; when it comes time to enjoy the hooch you’ve stowed away, the lid of the flask is designed to double as a shot glass.
Unfortunately you can’t get your hands on one right away, but Nisnas has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the cost of production. Back the project now, and you can lock down a Kole for about 93 bucks. The creators expect to begin shipping in early December if all goes well — so barring any hiccups in the manufacturing process, the flasks should be ready just before Christmas. Head over to Kickstarter to learn more.