Vapur Relocates to Expanded Headquarters to Meet the Demands of Continued Growth

Oxnard, Calif. — Jun 2, 2015

Vapur®, manufacturer of the flexible, reusable Anti-Bottle®, announces that the company will open the doors at its new, expanded headquarters in Oxnard, California on June 2, 2015. The move signifies company-wide growth, as well as Vapur’s continued commitment to efficiency and quality control.

The 8,000-square-foot building will house Vapur’s corporate offices in the same building as its fulfillment center, which sets the company up for future growth and distribution in the U.S. and abroad. As part of its move to expand its facilities, Vapur has concurrently implemented a new ERP system, Microsoft NAV.

Retail and distributor partners can expect complete continuity of customer service, improved quality control, quicker shipping, and greater efficiency, as all divisions will be housed under one roof. And with closer proximity to shipping and distribution centers, the move allows for growth in Asia and Europe, key markets for the company.

“As Vapur continues to grow, this move was a necessary and natural next step for us,” said Brent Reinke, CAO and co-founder of Vapur. “We are setting ourselves up for the future while making sure Vapur continues to be the leading manufacturer and retailer of flexible hydration products.”

In conjunction with the relocation, Vapur is announcing a number of new products this summer: the Microfilter Replacement, Grey/Teal Element bottle and the Wandervino Collection, newly available to retailers in June. The relocation and new products represent Vapur’s growth as a company and commitment to meeting consumer demands with innovative new hydration products.

For more information on Vapur and the above announcement, visit www.vapur.us.

Vapur
Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of flexible, reusable, collapsible hydration products, Vapur’s Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by outdoor enthusiasts, 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 its sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit www.vapur.us and as always, “Live Flexible.”

 

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Vapur® Partners with Global Humanitarian Agency Mercy Corps to Support Lifesaving Aid and Recovery Efforts in Nepal

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (May 7, 2015) – Vapur®, manufacturer of the flexible, reusable Anti-Bottle®, is partnering with the global humanitarian agency Mercy Corps to support relief efforts in Nepal after the country was hit by a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015. The quake was the worst to shake the region in 80 years and has left more than 8 million people across the country in need of emergency supplies.

Vapur will be donating $3 from every Red Element sold on www.Vapur.us to Mercy Corps to help with critical relief efforts in Nepal. This fundraising effort will be going until the end of May. Mercy Corps has more than 100 team members on the ground in Nepal reaching survivors, delivering emergency supplies and evaluating conditions in some of the hardest-hit and remote areas of the country.

“Partnering with Mercy Corps was an easy decision when looking at what Vapur could do to support relief efforts,” said Brent Reinke, co-founder and CAO of Vapur. “Families are in immediate need of clean water, food and temporary shelter. We’re working with Mercy Corps to support their efforts in getting emergency relief and longer-term recovery to these families.”

The flexible, reusable and lightweight Vapur Element is the easiest way to stay hydrated wherever your adventure may take you – to the backcountry, gym, or running errands in the city. The bottle is dishwasher safe, freezable, made in the U.S.A and BPA free.

For more information about Vapur and to purchase a Red Element bottle ($11.99; $3 of which goes directly to Mercy Corps and their relief efforts in Nepal), visit www.Vapur.us.

For more information on Mercy Corps and their efforts in Nepal, visit www.MercyCorps.org.

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.”

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. With a network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries, we partner with local communities to put bold ideas into action to help people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives. Now, and for the future. www.mercycorps.org.

 

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Vapur® Announces New Microfilter Replacement – to Safely and Conveniently Filter Water into any .7 and 1 Liter Vapur Bottle

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (April 23, 2015) – Vapur®, designer and manufacturer of the original Anti-Bottle, announces the release of the new Microfilter Replacement, a water filtration system now compatible with any .7 and 1 liter Vapur bottle, allowing consumers to safely, conveniently and quickly filter water wherever their adventures may take them.

Originally included in the Vapur Eclipse bottle as a filter and bottle set, the Microfilter Replacement is a lightweight, chemical-free water purification system that can now be purchased as a single unit to be used with any .7 and 1 liter bottle. The filtration system utilizes the most advanced hollow fiber membrane technology on the market, safely removing 99.9999-percent of waterborne bacteria and 99.9-percent of protozoa. The filtration system meets the U.S. EPA standards and exceeds CDC recommendations for water purity.

“We are thrilled to launch Vapur’s Microfilter Replacement. This not only allows consumers to safely stay hydrated while in the backcountry and traveling, but is now more convenient than ever as the filter fits in any .7 and 1 liter Vapur bottle,” said David Czerwinski, co-founder and Chairman at Vapur.

The Microfilter Replacement is available at Vapur.us starting April 23, 2015. MSRP $34.99.

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.”

 

 

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Vapur® Joins Drink Up to Support a Healthier America

New collaboration encourages Americans to drink more water more often

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (March 5, 2015)Vapur®, manufacturer of the flexible, reusable Anti-Bottle®, is proud to partner with Drink Up, a national campaign that encourages Americans to drink more water more often. Drink Up is led by the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families.

“We are thrilled to support Drink Up and their effort to encourage a healthier America,” says David Czerwinski, co-founder of Vapur. “We are even more excited to be announcing this collaboration in conjunction with World Water Day, which is March 22. World Water Day is an important time to not only celebrate water, but to look at how water is critical to a healthy lifestyle.”

In celebration of World Water Day and the Drink Up relationship, Vapur will introduce a new Drink Up branded bottle. All proceeds from the bottle sales will benefit the Drink Up effort. The limited edition bottle will be available for purchase during the month of March at www.Vapur.us.

Last year, Drink Up increased America’s water consumption by more than 68 million servings. Vapur’s goal in working with Drink Up is to encourage a healthier America by making healthier choices easier for busy parents and families. The new, flexible, lightweight and easy-to-pack Drink Up bottles support that goal.

For more information on Vapur, visit www.vapur.us or Facebook @Vapur.

For more information about Drink Up, visit www.YouAreWhatYouDrink.org, or Facebook @You Are What You Drink.

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.”

 

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Vapur® Announces New and Improved Microfilter

Brand introduces second installment of Microfilter product

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (July 2014) – Vapur®, designer and manufacturer of the original Anti-Bottle announces the release of its new and improved Microfilter. Building upon its award-winning features, the new Microfilter boasts enhanced ease of use as well as an upgraded design making it one of the lightest and most portable water filtration systems on the market today.

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 filtration system that utilizes the most advanced hollow fiber membrane technology. 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.

The newly released version of the Microfilter has increased intake flow at the top of the straw ensuring users can sip up every drop of water in their bottle. Its new sleek design also makes it even more compact for superior portability. The upgraded Microfilter reflects Vapur’s desire to create the most innovative and flexible hydration products that appeal to everyone from the world traveler to the backcountry explorer.

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). 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 newly improved MicroFilter, visit vapur.us/shop/filtration/explorer-series-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.”

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Vapur® Unveils After Hours Product Line

Brand introduces cocktail friendly totes

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (July 2014) – Vapur®, designer and manufacturer of the original Anti-Bottle, unveils its new After Hours product line, including the Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier and the Incognito Flexible Flask.

Building on its hydration-friendly product line, the new Vapur series allows adults to enjoy their favorite After Hours libation no matter where adventure takes them. And like all Vapur Anti-Bottles, the After Hours line is manufactured in the United States and is ultra-durable, freezable, dishwasher safe, and BPA-free.

After Hours Styles:

Vapur® Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier

The Vapur Vintage flexible wine carrier is the most portable way to transport your vino without the weight of a breakable bottle! Outfitted with an easy screw cap and a peekaboo window, Vapur Vintage is built to hold up to one bottle of any wine variety. You’re now equipped to uncork for any adventure! MSRP: $11.99

Vapur® Incognito Flexible Flask

This is Vapur Incognito, the flask of the 21st century. With its flexible, low profile design, Incognito is the only way to transport your beverage, After Hours. So, tip one back to the flask revival and, as always, Live Flexible. MSRP: $6.99

The Vapur After Hours Vintage Flexible Wine Carrier and Incognito Flexible Flask are available online at www.vapur.us.

 

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.”

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Vapur® and Orfalea Foundation Bring Hydration Back to School

Encourages hydration in schools through a donation of Refill Stations and Anti-Bottles

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (March 18, 2014)  – Vapur®, innovator of the flexible, reusable Anti-Bottle, is teaming up with the Orfalea Foundation in a sustainability effort to reduce waste and promote hydration in Santa Barbara County schools.

As a longstanding member of 1% for the Planet, Vapur donates 1% of their annual sales to sustainability-oriented nonprofit organizations. This year, Vapur is donating water stations and reusable water bottles to the Orfalea Foundation, which in turn is providing them to the Community Environmental Council’s (CEC) Rethink the Drink program – an effort to reduce single-use plastics and encourage students to choose water over other, less healthy beverages.

The donation of 12 Vapur Refill Stations (manufactured by Elkay – the world leader in stainless steel water stations) and 5,800 Vapur Anti-Bottles will go to four school districts in Santa Barbara County. The Refill Stations will be installed at schools selected by the Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative, while the Anti-Bottles will be given to students or sold as a fundraiser for additional school projects. With an additional grant by the Orfalea Foundation, the CEC will oversee the installation of the stations and offer education to the participating schools.

“As a California based company that cares about its community, we are proud to be working with Orfalea, the CEC and 1% for the Planet on this initiative to make drinking water readily available and easily accessible to Santa Barbara students,” said Vapur co-founder, Brent Reinke. “Through this effort, students are reducing waste, learning the importance of reusable products and, most importantly, staying hydrated and healthy.” Vapur will also provide each participating school with a kit explaining the benefits of hydration and the Vapur Refill Stations on campus.

“This campaign has so many facets, from teaching children about the benefits of adequate hydration to lessons about the environmental effects of our food and beverage choices. Refill stations in public places make it easy to do the right thing,” said director of Orfalea’s School Food Initiative, Kathleen DeChadenedes.

“We’re delighted to see two leaders in the 1% for the Planet California network partnering in such a meaningful way,” said Rebecca Calahan-Klein, Director of California Network Development at 1% for the Planet. “Not only are they reducing reliance on single-use plastics, they’re also helping Californians form great habits from an early age.”

“CEC is proud of Rethink the Drink’s success and is excited to move forward with new partnerships. With over 500,000 uses on 31 refill stations since 2010, school communities are showing enthusiasm for this healthy, economical alternative to single-use plastic water bottles,” said Kathi King, Rethink the Drink manager, Community Environmental Council.

To learn more about the Vapur Refill Stations, visit www.vapur/refill. For more information on the Orfalea Foundation, visit http://www.orfaleafoundation.org.

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, flexible 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.”

About Orfalea Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Orfalea Foundation supports high-quality non-profit programs that promote healthy development and build skills for success in learning and in life. Across its range of focus areas, including education, school food reform, youth development, and community enrichment, the foundation works through collaborative initiatives and entrepreneurial partnerships to strengthen communities by empowering individuals. More information on the Orfalea Foundation can be found at www.orfaleafoundation.org.

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3300 nonprofit partners. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet helps people buy better products and protect the planet we play on. To date, our network has given over $100 million back to blue. To learn more go to: http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.

About the Community Environmental Council (CEC)

CEC’s mission is to identify, advocate, raise awareness and develop effective programs to solve the most pressing environmental issues that affect the Santa Barbara region.  We currently focus all of our energy on building a community-based movement that transitions the region off of fossil fuels in one generation – Fossil Free by ’33.  Learn more at www.cecsb.org.

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Vapur® Introduces the ShakeFilter

Brand unveils new filtration system for tap water that’s activated by shaking

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (October 7, 2013) Vapur®, creator of the original Anti-Bottle, introduces the ShakeFilter, a new tap water refresher. The ShakeFilter is the brand’s next step in expanding efforts to make drinking water more portable and accessible than ever by using activated carbon technology to remove unwanted odor and taste from tap water.

  Safe, easy to use, portable and biodegradable, the ShakeFilter offers the most convenient way to reduce unwanted odor and taste from tap water. Simply fill a reusable bottle with tap water, drop in the ShakeFilter and shake to safely remove chlorine and other agents that may affect the odor and taste of water. Vapur’s new filtration product is sold as a set with three ShakeFilter packets per wallet. Each ShakeFilter packet lasts up to 50 uses, based on a 500ml bottle for up to a 30-day period. MSRP: $4.99

“Since the ShakeFilter essentially works with any bottle, it’s perfect for on-the-go use wherever there’s a municipal source,” said Vapur co-founder and chairman of the board, David Czerwinski. “There’s no more fearing the taste of tap water. Plus, kids and adults alike will have a blast shaking their way to great tasting water.”

“Fill. Drop. Shake,” the Vapur ShakeFilter is rolling out to retail locations nationwide and is also available online at http://vapur.us/shop/filtration/shakefilter.

For more information on Vapur and the ShakeFilter, visit www.vapur.us.   

 

 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, flexible 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.”

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Vapur® MicroFilter Now Available for Purchase

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.”

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Vapur® Releases New Shades & Eclipse Anti-Bottle Collections

Shades Collection Now Available at Target In Stores and Online

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Mar. 4, 2013) – Vapur®, designer and manufacturer of the innovative Anti-Bottle, announces the addition of two new collections to their colorful product line-up; Shades and Eclipse.

True to all Vapur styles, the colorful Shades and matte Eclipse Anti-Bottles are freezable, dishwasher safe, BPA-free and made in the USA. Equipped with Vapur’s widemouth Supercap® and an integrated clip, these new lines are versatile and efficient, folding up when empty for easy storage in a purse or pack.

The Shades Collection is now available in Target stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target will carry seven half-liter Shades designs, including all five colors, cool grey, true green, cyan, hot pink and purple, and two Target-exclusive Runway designs: Maze and Diamonds. MSRP: $9.99

“Vapur’s Shades line fits well with Target’s commitment to making well-designed products available at affordable prices,” said co-founder, Chief Design Officer Jason Carignan. “ Our products are created to make everyday hydration easy for everyone. With the vibrant new designs, convenient size and great price point, there is no reason not to hydrate with Vapur.”

The new Eclipse Anti-Bottles are debuting in olive and night blue and are available in both 0.7L and 1.0L sizes. Both new collections join Vapur’s Element, Quenchers and Reflex product lines at large and independent retailers nationwide, as well as at vapur.us.

For more information on Vapur Anti-Bottles, visit vapur.us. “Live Flexible” with the Vapur community; “Like” Vapur on Facebook or join the conversation on Twitter.

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.”

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