Our 3rd Generation Adapter
When we released our first version BottlePro cup holder adapter in 2015, we had no idea if it was going to sell. But we used our prototypes for a few weeks and loved having our big Nalgenes close at hand while driving, so we figured this product could help others too. Soon we realized that many other people really wanted a way to keep their large Hydro Flask, Nalgene, YETI, Klean Kanteen, Takeya, or other large bottle nearby while driving, instead of having it roll around on the passenger seat.
Fast-forward 7 years. We're on our 3rd generation adapter, BottlePro Max, which works for many more situations. Let's see what it looks like and what you can expect.
See our Release Video below for a video summary, or you can read through the post below!
BottlePro Max Release Video
What to Expect
Your BottlePro Max will come in a box like this. Open it, and you’ll see an insert with info about our company. Just contact us if any issues come up.
BottlePro Max is our biggest adapter yet, and it’ll fit with even more of your larger containers, including most bottles between 12 and 48 ounces.
Our logo is imprinted on the top. There’s a slot on the side for mug handles, and the base has soft-grip pads for stability and to prevent scratches. BottlePro Max now includes flexible centralizer (stabilizer) tabs, and this allows many more bottles to fit securely, even smaller diameters bottles and tumblers. With larger bottles, the tabs might make the fit feel too tight. In that case, just pull out the centralizing tabs, and you can store them in the bottom recessed area. They’re easy to press back into place when you need them again.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you install your BottlePro Max. Don’t just insert the BottlePro Max. You probably won’t be able to tighten it.
Instead, expand the base some first (twist the top COUNTERCLOCWISE) so the feet will press up against the sides of the cup holder when you insert the adapter. THEN twist the top clockwise to tighten.
Don't forget to pull up on the adapter to make sure it’s a secure fit and doesn’t come out.
Congratulations! You can now keep your big bottle close at hand while on the road! If you run into any Issues or questions, just send us a message. And don’t forget to check out our other accessories for your big bottles.
Follow along as we tackle this tough, but fun hike!
Located in Palisade, Colorado off of G Road.
Hydration products we used (follow the links to Amazon)
1) Hydro Flask 40oz Wide Mouth
2) BottlePro Cup Holder Adapter
3) SplashPro Splash Guard
4) HikerPouch Leather Bottle Sling
After debuting just over 10 years ago, Hydro Flasks quickly gained traction as the go-to insulated water bottle. For many people, the simple benefit of having a bottle that is vacuum-insulated was enough of a selling point. For others, it's the clean, yet stylish design. Whatever the reason, Hydro Flask continues to build its following and shows no signs of slowing down.
It's only natural what happened next. A whole range of accessories have been developed with the goal of making life with these amazing but cumbersome bottles a little easier.
We here at BottlePro got involved in this niche early with our cup holder adapter, so we've seen it grow over the years, including new notable accessories coming available fairly often. Here are some of our favorites for the best accessories for Hydro Flasks in 2022 (focusing on 32 and 40 ounce bottles).
ACCESSORIES FOR GETTING AROUND
The most common accessories for Hydro Flasks involve making it easier to bring your bottle wherever your adventures take you. These include cup holders, bottles slings, and handles.
#1: Cup Holder Adapter
#2: Stylish Bottle Sling
#3: Heavy-Duty Bottle Sling
#4: Leather Bottle Sling
#5: Paracord Handle
ACCESSORIES FOR PROTECTION
Next, consider investing in something that can help keep your bottle looking great for years to come.
#6: Bottle Sleeve
#7: Bottle Boot
ACCESSORIES FOR FLAVOR AND ICE
Now that your bottle is easier to bring along with you on your adventures, it's time to think about ways to improve what you're actually drinking!
#7: Flavor Infuser
#8: Ice Alternative
#9: Splash Guard / Ice Stopper
ACCESSORIES FOR CLEANING
It's not the sexiest category, but you should certainly put some thought into cleaning your Hydro Flask.
#10: Brush Kit
Bonus: Bottle Tablet Cleaners
A Review of Cup Holder Adapters for Large Bottles, Hydro Flasks (Updated for 2022)
We reviewed four popular adapters on the market today. This video will help you decide which cup holder adapter to purchase for your bottle. Clicking the links will take you to Amazon so you can check prices.
If you'd rather read the review, we've included a transcript of this video below for reference.
(And if you purchase something, we get a referral fee as an Amazon Associate! Thanks for your support!)
And while we focus on a few types of Hydro Flasks, this review is also applicable to other large bottles like Nalgenes, YETIs, Klean Kanteens, Simple Moderns, Takeyas, Thermoflasks, Iron Flasks, Fifty/Fifty, Swig, and many other popular bottles on the market today.
If you're not sure whether you need an adapter at all, we highly-recommend you visit the blog post referenced at the beginning of the video so you can determine if your car's cup holders will likely work with any of these adapters. Or if you're using a smaller bottle, you may not even need an adapter! Just click the link below to view that post.
Which Hydro Flasks Fit in Cup Holders? - The Ultimate Guide (Updated for 2022)
Hydro Flasks are great bottles, but many of them are so big that they don’t fit in standard cup holders. So we’re going to review four of the most popular cup holders on the market today, and give you our thoughts and recommendations. Links to purchase are in the description.
This video focuses on comparing cup holder adapters needed to use larger Hydro Flasks, and we assume you already know you need an adapter. But you may not need one at all if you have a smaller Hydro Flask, like a 21oz. Check out our blog post for a full step-by-step guide. Link in the description.
Let’s get started.
First we have Amazon Basics. Like many popular categories, Amazon released their own cup holder and have undercut most other adapters on the market. But it’s still very functional and a good option on a budget
Next up we have BottlePro, which is our cup holder adapter.
In summary, BottlePro is a great budget alternative to Amazon Basics for 32 and 40 ounce Hydro Flasks, but for smaller diameter bottles, you might want to look at an adapter with centralizer tabs. And keep an eye out for our upcoming 3rd version, which will have many improvements.
Next is Swigzy, which is a great premium option.
Last is Joytutus. This cup holder is a good option overall.
So that’s it! We hope this review has been helpful. Don’t forget to check out our website at bottlepro.net, where we have other products like infusers and splash guards for Hydro Flasks. And subscribe to our blog for more content like this, hydration news, and updates on product deals. Thanks for watching.
This post is up-to-date as of April 7, 2022. If you see any wrong information here, please let us know and we will update this post!
ALREADY KNOW YOU NEED A CUP HOLDER ADAPTER?
SKIP AHEAD TO STEP #4 TO SEE OUR ADAPTER RECOMMENDATIONS,
OR SEE OUR VIDEO REVIEW HERE (CLICK TO LINK)
The adapters we review below are:
WHICH HYDRO FLASKS FIT IN CAR CUP HOLDERS?
With the every-growing popularity of reusable water bottles like Hydro Flasks, more and more people are wondering what is the best way to keep their bottle close at hand on the road?
But which Hydro Flasks fit in cup holders, and do you need a cup holder adapter for your car? This can be a tougher question to answer than you might initially think because of the sheer number of cup holder designs and water bottle sizes.
We've developed this step-by-step guide to help you make the best decision for your situation.
And while this post is primarily focused on Hydro Flasks, it also applies to similar reusable bottles like Nalgenes, YETIs, Klean Kanteens, Iron Flasks, Thermoflasks, Takeyas, Simple Moderns, Fifty/Fifty, and many others that are on the market today.
LOOK AT YOUR CAR'S EXISTING CUP HOLDER
Before thinking about which Hydro Flask will work for you, we recommend taking a closer look at your car
First, measure your cup holder's diameter and save it for later.
Then, determine if you have a "standard" or "non-standard" cup holder according to the descriptions below. This can have a major impact on whether cup holder adapters would fit securely in your vehicle, which opens the possibility of using larger bottles.
WHICH HYDRO FLASK WORKS BEST FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE?
Now that you know whether you have a "standard" or "non-standard" cup holder, it's time to think about what size bottle you'd like to have. Keep in mind that the "narrow", "wide", or "oversized" designations below refer to the bottle diameter, not the mouth diameter. For example, you can have a 20oz Wide Mouth bottle that is categorized under "Narrow" because it is only 2.91" diameter.
The lists below are based on specifications listed on Hydro Flasks website and some that we independently verified. If you already have a bottle, we recommend measuring its base yourself to make 100% sure that you have the correct measurement. If your bottle has a protective boot, then you should also include this in the width measurement (they generally add around 0.25" to the diameter, but it varies based on the boot manufacturer).
The mug measurements are for the diameter of the body, not including the handle.
The links in the lists of bottles go to the product pages on Amazon.
There's a lot of information here, so to make it easier, we've developed this flowchart to help you sort through it all. You just need to know (1) whether you have a "standard" or "non-standard" cup holder and (2) the diameter of your cup holder compared the diameter of your desired bottle.
Disclaimer: The information provided above has been fact-checked against Hydro Flask and Amazon websites (and with some in-person measurements). The flowchart below is based on our experience and observations. However, please note that we cannot 100% guarantee compatibility of any resulting purchases you make because there are literally hundreds of thousands of different bottle/cup holder/adapter combinations once you add them all up. But hey, that's what return policies are for!
With that said, let's dive right in!
NEED AN ADAPTER?
If you determined that you need an adapter, then check out the adapters listed below. Unlike back in 2015 when BottlePro launched, there are plenty of cup holder adapter options on the market nowadays. Here are some of our favorites.
Best Budget Option
Best Alternative to Amazon Basics
Best Premium Option
Alternative for Bottles between 3.8" and 4.25"
Hiking the Colorado National Monument, Independence Monument (And What we Used for hydration)
The Colorado National Monument is a relatively lesser-known park, at least compared to nearby Arches and Canyonlands in Moab, Utah. But as Grand Junction locals know, that almost makes it better. You won't get the massive crowds like you do around Moab, and the scenery is out of this world. Here's our recap of our hike on the amazing Independence Monument hike, starting from the lower trailhead.
Location, Parking, and Services
Hydration Products and Accessories We Used while Hiking
1) Iron Flask 40oz Wide Mouth (Fire): See on Amazon
2) BottlePro Cup Holder Adapter: See on Amazon
3) FlavorFuze Straw and Straw Lid Kit: See on Amazon
4) HikerPouch Leather Bottle Sling: See on Amazon
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