DRINK UP! While summertime sweat is a good thing (it’s your body’s air-conditioning at work), all that fluid loss puts you at risk for dehydration, whether you’re working out or relaxing at the beach. To ensure you get enough water, tote your supply in one of these BPA-free bottles.
The Travel Buddy – Reminiscent of those Capri Sun fruit drink you used to beg for as a kid, the Vapur is an 18-ounce foldable flask that flattens completely when empty for compact storage. And you can toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
As parents, we want what’s best for our children. No matter what our kids do, we hope they try their best, learn, succeed and enjoy life to the fullest. You want to give them all the tools they need to grow up to be accomplished, happy adults and one of the best ways to do this is to start them off right with healthy habits, like staying properly hydrated. With the Vapur Quencher, reusable water bottles, you have the opportunity to not only keep them hydrated but to educate your kids on how replacing disposable bottles with a Vapur Anti-Bottle can have positive benefits for the planet by reducing global waste.
It’s recommended that students take regular water breaks in addition to keeping water bottles at their desks to sip on throughout the day. When the reaction of thirst is initiated in the body, there is typically a two percent drop in body weight from water loss. This can cause up to a ten percent decline in cognitive function and can lead to fatigue, dizziness and poor concentration until corrected. Dehydration can also affect a child’s exercise tolerance, increasing the tendency of experiencing muscle cramping and elevating the risk of obesity.
In order to maintain an optimal mental state and fuel physical activity while nurturing healthy habits, kids must practice maintaining proper levels hydration. Vapur Quenchers kids water bottles help children make the process of drinking water fun and creative by including several different facial expression stickers to design their own, unique, personal vessel. The 0.4 L Anti-Bottle is a perfect storage size and capacity for growing children for both . The Quenchers can be easily hung from a belt loop, packed into a lunch box or even clipped to a backpack. They’re freezable and dishwasher safe too, making it easy to keep lunches cold and clean up easy. When finished or not in use, the Quencher can be folded, rolled or flattened and kept in a pocket or book bag. With three layers to keep the water safe and a reinforced grommet, Quenchers are designed to be durable and long lasting. Quenchers are made from two layers of nylon and a taste free, odor resistant polyethylene. Like all Vapur products, they’re BPA free, keeping your child safe from BPA exposure and happy, healthy and hydrated.
“We are certainly capable of producing anything here in the U.S. The question becomes the cost to do so and the impact on the final cost to the end consumer,” said David Czerwinski, CEO of Vapur, the soft-sided water bottle company founded in 2009, which introduced the award-winning Micro Filter for its bottles this spring.
“The reality is that we all operate in a global environment. Depending on what a company is producing and where a company’s consumer concentration resides geographically, it may or may not make sense to manufacturer here,” Czerwinski commented. “Having said that, I personally feel that manufacturing outside of the U.S. just to skirt environmental, labor, and social responsibility is never a valid justification.”
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The Vapur Anti-Bottle: Your Secret Marketing Weapon
Everybody loves swag. Everybody.
The contents of a “swag bag” generally include gifts that say “Thanks for your time!” and “Here’s something to remember me by…” to your clients. In using the right products, you’ll send a positive message and leave a memorable impression. Swag can be used as gifts, giveaways or handouts at tradeshows, conferences, parties and special events. With a foldable bottle, your branded swag will definitely generate buzz.
These days, most customers buy on recommendation, so what better way to spread the ‘word of mouth’ than by branding a product that swag receivers will love, talk about and use regularly. Past partners who have branded the Vapur Anti-Bottle are US Bank, NASA, Oakley, Jelly Belly, Tommy Bahama. The Anti-Bottle is one of the smartest pieces of swag you could ever give and it will speak volumes about your brand to those fortunate enough to receive it.
The Vapur Anti-Bottle is a foldable, reusable water bottle designed for easy on-the-go use anywhere. With bright colors and eye-catching designs, the Anti-Bottle is the face of foldable, reusable hydration. Vapur Anti-Bottles are a fresh, cool alternative to the typical water bottle because they are easy to fill, carry and store. The Anti-Bottle’s design also lends itself to convenient customization.
By handing your custom Vapur Anti-Bottle out at a tradeshow you’re actually saying, “I know you’ve been walking around this convention center for the last 4 hours. Your feet hurt, you’re tired of small talk, you’ve been shoved, bumped into and… you are probably thirsty. Well, here’s some water! I’m tending to your human need to hydrate and not only are you no longer thirsty, you’re focused and ready to take on the day. You can also easily use this ultra portable water bottle again and again in all of your travel be it business or pleasure. Oh, and what’s that?! That’s our company logo on that fashionable, BPA free container. Did you know that Anti-Bottle not only keeps disposable water bottles out of landfills, but also supports green habits so that future generations can enjoy this planet as well? Not only do I care about you as a potential customer, but as a human being. Drink up.”
Who knew that adding your company’s logo on the Vapur Anti-Bottle could say all that?
Your brand will be sure take center stage as your personalized water bottles get filled throughout the day and are hung from everyone’s swag bag! Whether it’s your company’s artwork, logo, custom message or website, the Anti-Bottle will easily become a unique promotional product for your next trade show or a great gift to your employees, clients and customers. With the Vapur Anti-Bottle’s popularity and ease of use, your custom bottles won’t stay in that swag bag long! This planet-friendly, practical product will be used almost immediately and for years to come, which means longevity in your marketing efforts and more brand exposure for your business!
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I walked the narrow, airy, summit ridge of 13,841′ Hagerman Peak with my partner Neal Beidleman a few strides ahead of me. We had just done an eight mile approach from the county road above the little village of Marble, Colorado and had climbed 6000′ vertical to reach this point. While our bodies were definitely tired, our minds were soaring. I let out a huge “Yaaahhhh’ as I reached the summit, as I occasionally do on the more serious or interesting peaks. In front of us, to the North, lay the huge fourteener, Snowmass Mountain, with it’s large snowfield glimmering in the mid-morning sun and it’s namesake alpine lake still frozen in the valley below. Behind us lay the jagged summits of the Maroon Bells, two of Colorado’s hardest and best skiing fourteeners. Off to our left lay the remote West Elks and we could see Mt. Crested Butte ski resort poking it sharp head over the top of Frigid Air Pass. Hopefully this gives you the visual reference necessary to get the point- which is that we were standing in a totally awesome spot, with our skis on our backs, and many thousand feet of epic spring corn snow below us.
Chris on the summit ridge of Hagerman Peak.
But how and why were we on this obscure high Colorado mountain? The answer is simple: goals. I’m a very goal oriented athlete. They are important to me for many reasons. Goals allow me to plan for the future, to map out my season. Goals give me things to look forward to, projects to dream up and then make a reality. Goals keep you sharp and focused. And I definitely find that when I operate under well-defined goals and clearly defined targets I almost always accomplish more than I would have had I not been sticking to a plan. So I try and set myself up for success by being meticulous about my planning.
The last few years I’ve had really fun and well-planned out spring ski mountaineering trips that have all ended in great success: skiing the Colorado 14ers, two trips up Denali with lots of ski descents, skiing most of California’s 14ers, an awesome climb (summit) and ski (Lhotse Face) of Mt. Everest, skiing 15 major Pacific Northwest Volcanos in 14 days, and this year a plan to try to be the first folks to ski the Centennial Peaks (Colorado’s 100 highest, which are all over 13,810′) None of these trips or projects would have succeeded if it wasn’t for great planning and execution of the goals that were chosen.
This spring was really awesome in Colorado. We had some great late season snow in April and early May that really set us up nicely for a solid month of great spring skiing. As it turned out the timing of this snow and the great weather that followed was impeccable, because my friends Ted and Christy Mahon and I were poised and ready to ski as many of the Centennial 13ers as we could.
Chris skiing the south face of Hagerman Peak. (Photography © Neal Beidleman)
As I said before, the Centennial Peaks are the 100 highest peaks in Colorado. They are made up of 54 fourteeners (peaks over 14,000′) and 46 high thirteeners (these are all over 13,810′) But there are many, many more high mountains in Colorado- including over 600 13ers and almost 2000 peaks over 12,000′. Colorado has by far the most high mountains of any region in North America. So the goal of this project was to climb and ski the 100 highest peaks. My partners Ted and Christy and I have skied the 54 fourteeners already, so now we chipped away at the remaining 46 high thirteeners. This spring I really dedicated myself to this plan, and with the snow and weather cooperating it worked out perfectly. As of today I skied 28 Centennials so am now up to 82 peaks skied out of the top 100. We put a ton of energy and effort into making this happen. A goal like this doesn’t succeed without a high level of commitment and dedication. I sacrificed time with my family and spent money traveling around the state to ski these amazing peaks. But the rewards are huge. You see incredible new places that you may never had visited if it were not for this goal, you get really, really strong from all the days climbing and traveling through the mountains, and you share some incredible adventures, laughs, and good times with great people. So that’s really what it is all about for me. Adventure, fitness, fun, challenge- these are the elements of any great mountain adventure.
My partners “fully committed” to the adventure on Cathedral Peak.
So take my advice and set your personal goals high this summer. It may not involve mountains or skiing, but whatever it is throw yourself at it with everything you’ve got. And remember, it’s easy to be super enthusiastic in the beginning and get all excited about your plans, but it can be tough over time to stay motivated. So work hard because the payoff when you’ve really committed yourself is incredible.
Chris and friends after a successful day on Columbia Point 13,980′ in the Sangre de Cristo Range.
Brand launches its first filtration product created specifically for the outdoor user
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (June 3, 2013) – Vapur®, designer and manufacturer of the original Anti-Bottle, announces the launch of its new award-winning Explorer Series MicroFilter. In an effort to continue serving consumer hydration needs for every situation, Vapur moves beyond the bottle to introduce its first filtration system.
The MicroFilter, named Gear of the Year by National Geographic and Gear of the Show by Outside Magazine at Outdoor Retailer among other accolades, is a lightweight, chemical-free water purification system that utilizes the most advanced hollow fiber membrane technology on the market. With an absolute pore size of 0.2 microns, the MicroFilter safely removes 99.9999-percent of waterborne bacteria (such as Salmonella, Cholera and E. Coli) and 99.9-percent of protozoa (including Cryptosporidium and Giardia), making for safer drinking water in the backcountry or while traveling. The filtration system on the MicroFilter meets the U.S. EPA standards and exceeds CDC recommendations for water purity.
“We are thrilled to launch Vapur’s first filtration product and introduce our outdoor-focused Explorer Series,” said Jason Carignan, co-founder and Chief Design Officer at Vapur. “No batteries, no pumping, no waiting, the MicroFilter is simply the easiest way to ensure safe drinking water on backcountry adventures. Our brand is always at the forefront of hydration innovation, and we are proud to have the MicroFilter continue that legacy.”
The MicroFilter is sold as a filter and bottle set with a 1L Eclipse Anti-Bottle in either Olive or Night Blue (MSRP $69.99). In addition to using it with the Anti-Bottle, the MicroFilter can also be used like a straw to drink straight from the water source or squeezed from the Anti-Bottle into another beverage container.
Together, the bottle and MicroFilter weigh just 2.7 ounces for ultimate portability, and the MicroFilter is capable of purifying hundreds of liters of water from lakes, rivers, streams and tap water over its lifespan. The MicroFilter also includes a stop feature, so users will know it has maxed out its usage when the water completely stops flowing through the spout.
For more information and to purchase the new MicroFilter, visit Vapur.us/MicroFilter.
About Vapur, Inc.
Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products, Vapur’s Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by athletes, celebrities, activists and families alike. The ultra-durable Anti-Bottle is proudly manufactured in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Privately held, with products available worldwide, Vapur contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit www.vapur.us and as always, “Live Flexible.”