Outdoor Industry Cheers Arrival of All-New Vapur Element Anti-Bottle!

Vapur co-founders, Dave Czerwinski, Jason Carignan, and Brent Reinke, were in Salt Lake City, Utah to kick off Vapur’s official launch into the outdoor market at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, January 18-22, 2012. As hoped, Vapur’s newest Anti-Bottle, the Vapur Element, was unveiled and it was a showstopper! Retailers and industry attendees were photographing, folding and inspecting this one-of-a-kind hydration solution as they discussed the possibilities.

The vibe at the booth was the perfect blend of anticipation, excitement, and curiosity from retailers, fellow exhibitors, sales reps, consumers, and the media. Hundreds of people stopped by the booth. Some to inquire as to who we were, some to welcome us to the show, and others to get their hands on the Element for the first time. Many people mentioned that they had seen the Vapur in use around the show, while others mentioned reading the launch press release or noticing the Element, among other notable gear, in a show preview. No matter how the news traveled, it traveled fast!

The highlight of the show was certainly the launch party Saturday where the booth was packed to capacity to enjoy happy hour, get Vapur samples, enter the raffle and kick back after a long day with DJ Knucklz spinning popular tunes. Some great energy and excitement around Vapur before packing up to head home and get prepared to launch the Element.

If you know Vapur, you know that we are the maker of the Anti-Bottle; a foldable, reusable, freezable, washable, and attachable alternative to disposable water bottles. The all-new Element is the first Anti-Bottle available in larger sizes (.7L and 1L), designed to meet the greater hydration demands of athletes and all those living an active outdoor lifestyle. Additionally, the Element is equipped with a new widemouth SuperCap™ for greater gulp-ability and a stronger, integrated attachment clip that allows the Element to hang on during high adventure and in variable terrain. From urban use to multi-season use in the great outdoors, the Element is proof of next-level innovation in outdoor water bottles.

  • MSRP: $11.99/.7L     $13.99/1L
  • Widemouth integrated SuperCap
  • Freezable, Attachable, Reusable, Foldable
  • Integrated stronger attachment clip
  • Anti-microbial lining
  • Dishwasher safe, freezable
  • Made in the USA
  • BPA Free
  • 3-ply construction
  • 3 designs available: Water, Fire, Wind
  • Patented shape is lighter and more flexible than rigid bottles, which also allows for easier grip

Highlights of the show:
• Meeting new people, especially outdoor retailers, from all over the world
• Sharing the Vapur story with dozens of media from outlets like: Outside Magazine, Backpacker, Gear Junkie, Women’s Adventure, The Gear Institute, Elevation Outdoors, and others!
• Waking up to Vapur being featured in a “New Exhibitor” article and “Product Gallery” feature of the Element in the OR Daily paper.
• Being announced as a new member of the Conservation Alliance at the CA Industry Breakfast on Friday morning.
• Handing out samples of the new Element and raffling off two TERN foldable bikes during our Element launch party, featuring Salt Lake’s very own DJ Knucklz, live!
• Checking out the innovative new gear by our outdoor industry peers and giving kudos to our favorites
• Attending a free Michael Franti concert!

We couldn’t have had a more successful or fun experience at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012. We are thankful for the warm reception we received into the outdoor community, and cannot wait to see everyone at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in a few months!

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Video of Vapur Party at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market!

The Vapur Anti-Bottle™ Hydration System Brings New Thirst Quenching Element to Outdoor Market

“Fold and go” with Vapur’s® innovative BPA-free products and drink up a refreshing experience

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (January 17, 2012) – The time has come to say goodbye to bulky and disposable plastic water bottles and hello to your new hydration helper: the ultra-durable Vapur Anti-Bottle. Cool, clean and collapsible, the reusable Vapur Anti-Bottle™ makes toting any revitalizing liquid in the outdoors a thing of beauty.

Today, Vapur® is introducing the first Anti-Bottle® specifically designed for the outdoor lifestyle. The Vapur Element will make its debut at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012 January 19-22 in Salt Lake City, UT.

Vapur is the maker of the Anti-Bottle: a portable, foldable, reusable, freezable, washable and attachable alternative to other clunky, heavy and disposable bottles out there today.

“The Element is designed to be the everyday, go-to hydration solution for active outdoor enthusiasts,” said co-founder, Chief Design Officer Jason Carignan. “It’s designed to enable you to stay hydrated on the go and be an essential piece of gear for the outdoor adventurer and the urban warrior alike.”

From urban use to multi-season use in the great outdoors, the Element is proof of next-level innovation in outdoor market hydration systems.

The Vapur Element is equipped with a new widemouth Supercap® for greater gulp-ability and a stronger, integrated clip that allows the Element to hang on during high adventure and in variable terrain. When the Element is empty, simply fold it up and stow it in your pack until you need to refuel. The versatility and efficiency of the Element reduces the space and waste traditionally found with disposable or rigid hydration bottles.

The Element is unique not only in function, but also in its composition. It is constructed from a 3-ply combination of BPA-free nylon and antimicrobial Polyethylene, making the Element foldable, freezable, and dishwasher safe. In addition, Vapur’s patented, flexible design is lighter and easier to grip than rigid bottles, and folds flat when empty to go virtually anywhere.

The new Element is the first Vapur® Anti-Bottle available in larger sizes (.7L and 1L), designed to meet the greater hydration demands of athletes and all those living an active outdoor lifestyle.

The Element comes in three unique, identifiable designs: Water, Fire, and Wind. MSRP: $11.99/.7L and $13.99/1L.

All Vapur Anti-Bottles are manufactured in the United States and use less energy to make and transport than traditional bottles. Stop by the Vapur booth #BR431 at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012 to check out the Vapur Element and get a sample of your own.

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About Vapur®, The Anti-Bottle®:

Vapur’s innovative, active-lifestyle hydration products and accessories were the brainchild of three outdoor and environmental enthusiasts, now partners in Vapur®, who wanted a more portable way to hydrate on the go.  They set out to create a product, not yet on the market, that met their own needs as outdoors enthusiasts: a well-designed flexible, reusable hydration container that would simultaneously enable consumers to have a versatile, safe, portable alternative to wasteful disposable water bottles.  After years of research and prototypes, the flexible, reusable, and sustainable Vapur “Anti-Bottle” was born in 2009.  To learn more about the company, visit www.vapur.us and as always, “Live Flexible.”  Made in the USA.