Hydration Making a Big Splash
VAPUR: California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable with their Anti-Bottles: reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products. Vapur has taken their mission further with the new Explorer Series MicroFilter, MSPR $70.
Weighing 2.7-ounces, the filter and bottle set allows users to filter water in a one-liter Anti-Bottle directly from the stream or lake. The filter is a chemical-free, hollow fiber membrane system with an absolute pore size of 0.2 microns, said to safely remove 99.9999 percent of waterborne bacteria and 99.9 percent of protozoa. The system meets U.S. EPA standards and exceeds CDC recommendations for water purity. Each MicroFilter is capable of purifying hundreds of liters of water from lakes, rivers, streams and tap water over its lifespan. It includes a stop feature so users know it has maxed out its usage when water completely stops flowing through the spout. The Anti-Bottle is manufactured in the USA, is BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher safe.
When you’re uprooted from the comforts and luxury of the urban setting, nature’s backcountry can be particularly unforgiving, especially for those who come unprepared. For the exceptionally active outdoorsman or adventurer, there are simple necessities that must be fulfilled in order to survive in the wilderness. Food and water must be found, shelter must be made and fires must be started. At Vapur, we’ve developed a product that no one spending any extended amounts of time traveling through the unrefined land should be without: the Vapur MicroFilter.
The Vapur MicroFilter is a filtered water bottle that has been showered with respectable awards from Outside, Gear Junkie and National Geographic, magazines and publishers that know what it’s like to spend plenty of time traversing the great outdoors. We designed and built a filter suitable for extreme situations that met the high US EPA Standards and exceeded the Center of Disease Control’s recommended standards for water purity, because we’ve been there. We manufactured the Vapur MicroFilter to the specs and qualifications that we’d want to personally use on a backcountry adventure and then put it to the test in extreme environments known for rugged weather conditions, limited resources and ruthless wildlife.
The Vapur MicroFilter is safe and easy to use. Chemicals, pumps, and batteries weigh down your pack, but you won’t need any of those to purify water with the MicroFilter. Simply fill your Anti-Bottle with water and suck through the spout opening like you would on a straw for clean, clear, safe water. In addition, the MicroFilter can be placed directly into the water source or you can also squeeze water through the filter, attached to your Anti-Bottle, to fill another vessel. With the easily folded, super portable, USA made Anti-Bottle, you can stow your filter system to your pack, clip the ultra light system in your duffle bag or fold it up into a spare pocket to make trail blazing a little bit easier.
The Vapur® MicroFilter is a portable, light weight and chemical-free water filtration system that utilizes the most advanced ultra membrane technology to safely remove 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of protozoan cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. The Vapur Explorer Series MicroFilter is made of 60 meters of hollow fiber membrane packed into a compact casing altogether weighing in at only 2.7 ounces. These membranes are produced by process that melts spins and draws 100% polyethersulfone raw materials. After the membrane is manufactured, the surface is coated with hydrophilic polymer to aid the filtration process. The MicroFIlter membrane has an absolute pore size of 0.2 micron and can purify more that 500 liters of clear water from lakes, rivers, streams and water taps. The MicroFilter also features an auto stop feature, stopping water flow when the pore membranes are filled to capacity.
Photograph of Pro Team member, Eric Larsen, testing an early prototype of the MicroFilter.
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.”
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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