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Since 1913

, the Stanley brand has been an important part of countless adventures and even more shared memories. Through the years we have received thousands of letters letting us know how much our product means to them. For many our product represents a cherished memory of a loved one who has passed or a best friend that never let them down. We are honored to be a part of our fans' lives and are hungry for more. Collected here are many of our favorite Stanley Stories. Check them out. Get inspired and share your own. Our history is yours.

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  • FOOTBALL FALL, SATURDAY ROAD TRIPS AND AN OLD TIME FOOTBALL MAN
    Growing up my dad would take me with his two law associates on road trips to follow the Tennessee Volunteer football team. Mom would pack a basket with fried pies, sandwiches and other goodies to comfort us while we were gone....
    Growing up my dad would take me with his two law associates on road trips to follow the Tennessee Volunteer football team. Mom would pack a basket with fried pies, sandwiches and other goodies to comfort us while we were gone. Dad would pack me up and then pick up his two friends on the way out of town. One friend(Jim) was a former player from the 1931 team. He was an imposing man even in his later years. I would sit in the rear and ride along quietly listening to his stories. Jim always had his Stanley Thermos of coffee and a cigar to chew. He drank from the cup/lid and swallowed his spit. Once at a game a group of young college boys had one too many and were using every cheap four letter word they could afford. At 85 years old Jim stood and turned his body to face them (he couldn't turn his neck) and without a word the boys sat down and said nothing else for the rest of the game. The trips were all different is most ways, but the constant was always my mom's care package and Jim's Stanley. Even then i knew that I had to have one of those, because the toughest man I ever met had one. Yeah I got me a Stanley and when I carry it something deep down beckons me to push my chest out and pull my shoulders back. Thanks Jim.
  • FIELD TEST PROVEN
    I've had my Stanley Thermos for 25 years now (give or take) and it has been through it all. I help out my dad with farming, and it's been dropped out of the tractor at least once a week, several times disked over, planted over,...
    I've had my Stanley Thermos for 25 years now (give or take) and it has been through it all. I help out my dad with farming, and it's been dropped out of the tractor at least once a week, several times disked over, planted over, mowed over, you name it. Worst thing that's happened to it was the handle broke... no big deal for Stanley! I now have three of them and even when I'm Ice fishing at -30 I still have hot coffee into the afternoon! I won't even bother looking at any other product since this one has been so good to me!
  • THE SURFLASK
    I GOT MY FLASK AS A 21ST BIRTHDAY PRESENT A LONG TIME AGO. DOWN HERE IN VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT COULD COPE WITH BEING FLUNG INTO THE PASSENGER FOOTWELL, OR BACK OF A UTE, LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF TIMES IN...
    I GOT MY FLASK AS A 21ST BIRTHDAY PRESENT A LONG TIME AGO. DOWN HERE IN VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA) IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT COULD COPE WITH BEING FLUNG INTO THE PASSENGER FOOTWELL, OR BACK OF A UTE, LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF TIMES IN THE YEAR. AFTER HAVING COUNTLESS GLASS FLASKS SPLIT,CRACK, OR JUST PLAIN OLD 'GO COLD', IT WAS A GODSEND TO HAVE A STEAMING HOT CUP OF TEA (ONE TEA-BAG,ONE SUGAR) AFTER A FREEZING COLD WINTERS SURF SESSION DOWN AT RINCON OR BELLS! I'VE BEEN THROUGH SEVEN WETSUITS, FOUR BOARDS, AND THREE CARS BUT I'M STILL ON MY ORIGINAL FLASK! ('THOUGH THE STOPPER HAS A BAD CRACK AT THE TOP, AND THE CUP IS RUSTING REALLY BADLY) UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T LIVE NEAR THE BEACH ANYMORE, AND I WORK OUT IN THE DESERT IN THE MIDDLE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. BUT I BREAK UP MY TRAVEL TO AND FROM WORK (800K ROUND TRIP, EVERY FOUR DAYS) WITH A SHORT BREAK AT A PLACE CALLED CARRIETON, WHERE I 'UNLEASH THE BEAST' AND GET MYSELF, YET ANOTHER, HOT 'CUPPA'.
  • YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP
    I bought my first Stanley stainless steel one quart vaccum bottle about 25 years ago. It has gone to work with me six days a week,ice fishing and hunting sometimes at temps at seven below zero degrees.while on those hunting and...
    I bought my first Stanley stainless steel one quart vaccum bottle about 25 years ago. It has gone to work with me six days a week,ice fishing and hunting sometimes at temps at seven below zero degrees.while on those hunting and ice fishing trips i would just stick it in the snow or stand it on the ice along side of me. A hot cup of coffee is a very welcome thing after being out in that weather 7 or 8 hours and my stanley never let me down. I would boil the water to warm up the bottle the night before i was going out and in the morning just fill the bottle right from the drip coffee maker, still the last cup 8 hour later i would have to let cool a little bit before drinking it so as to not to burn my mouth. Saddly i must say good by to my old friend, it has seen its last trip afield the bottom has rusted thru. I will buy a new Stanley soon my old friend owes me nothing and I have years of memories because of it enableing me to stay out enjoying a hot cup of coffee while my friends were heading home cold.
  • "It goes everywhere I do -- on vacation, camping, and even on shopping trips with my wife! I've replaced the stopper and wrapped the bottle with camo duct tape and the bottle has worked faithfully."

    GOING THE DISTANCE
    Over 35 years ago, my wife gave me a Stanley vacuum bottle as a gift. Since then I have literally used it EVERY...
    Over 35 years ago, my wife gave me a Stanley vacuum bottle as a gift. Since then I have literally used it EVERY DAY!
  • HOT COFFEE
    I got my first stanley in 1979 as a gift and started using it to take coffee to work with me. It always kept my coffee very hot for a very long time. Then I started taking it on long 4-wheeler rides and lost it a few times but...
    I got my first stanley in 1979 as a gift and started using it to take coffee to work with me. It always kept my coffee very hot for a very long time. Then I started taking it on long 4-wheeler rides and lost it a few times but always found it and my coffee was still hot. The green paint dont look as good as it used to but it still today keeps my coffee hot. It is now 32 years old. I have two more stanleys now so I can take three pots of coffee to deer camp with me.