Using Personalized Water Bottles To Market Your Brand

2013 June 24
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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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Goal Setting in the Mountains Equals Epic Adventure

2013 June 12
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by Vapur Admin
Written by Vapur Pro Team member, Chris Davenport.
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.
Happy Adventures!
Chris and friends after a successful day on Columbia Point 13,980′ in the Sangre de Cristo Range.

Germany: Runner’s World

2013 June 11
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Vapur® MicroFilter Now Available for Purchase

2013 June 3
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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

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 and as always, “Live Flexible.”


Vapur Makes A Great Hiking Water Bottle

2013 May 27
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by Vapur Admin

If you’re anything like the Vapur Team, you love hiking; it’s a great aerobic exercise that can improve cardio and respiratory fitness, muscle tone and weight control.

A hiking water bottle, like the Vapur Anti-Bottle, is an excellent way to stay hydrated without carrying around excess weight, or taking up valuable space in your pack. On top of getting great exercise, hiking lowers your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, different forms of cancer or other causes of early death.  Weight bearing exercise has also proven to increase bone density and slow down bone loss.  Regular hiking can also improve your mood and your quality of sleep.  A 155 lb person can burn up to 370 calories in just 30 minutes while hiking!  By utilizing your entire body to vigorously hike, you can greatly strengthen your legs, knees, ankles, arms, core, shoulders and neck.  Hiking can also be social and entertaining when done with friends or calming when you just some time for yourself to think and de-stress.  There are many health benefits to hiking.

Our team’s love of hiking and our love of the outdoors has made us here at Vapur adamant about protecting our planet. The Anti-Bottle, our flagship product, was founded with our obligation to be  globally responsible by helping provide an alternative to the 200 million disposable water bottles dumped in landfills and oceans.  So wholeheartedly, we ask you to use a reusable Anti-Bottle, enjoy the land and, of course, get out and hike!

Singapore’s Child

2013 May 23
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GET HYDRATED – Looking for a durable yet trendy bottle to use? The Element sports a brand new, proprietary and patented wide-mouth SuperCap, which offers ease of use and quicker drinkability.

The bottle is especially ideal of any urban, sport or outdoor active pursuits as it is durable, lightweight, collapsible and built for adventure. The new Element series is the first Vapur Anti-Bottle available in larger sizes (700ml and 1 litre) and designed to meet the greater hydration demands of athletes in mind.

Singapore: U Weekly

2013 May 23
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Asian Diver

2013 May 23
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Vapur – Quenching your thirst has never been so sustainable!

Tipping an Anti-Bottle to the West Ridge

2013 May 22
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Written by Vapur Pro Team member, Jake Norton.

When I was 12, my father and I climbed Mount Rainier in Washington. After our climb, we visited my great uncle, Roe Duke Watson, in Seattle. Sensing that I wanted to understand more about this “game” of climbing, Duke disappeared into his office and shortly emerged with a worn and tattered old book, its pages dog-eared and cover scuffed. On the cover was a simple, yet remarkably inspirational, photograph of two climbers silhouetted against a whale-backed ridge and about to disappear into the vast immensity of a Himalayan peak. The photo – and the climb it depicted – is one of the most iconic in all of climbing, showing Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld on the West Ridge of Everest.

Mount Everest is a magical place from a myriad of perspectives. While much aligned in the popular press today (and much of that being deserved), there still is a great deal to be impressed and inspired by on the mountain. From its sheer height and challenge to the wellspring of motivation it touches in its climbers, from the friendships forged on its slopes to the sunrises and sunsets viewed from its shoulders, Everest has a lot to offer to those willing to accept. For me, however, the greatest inspiration emanating from the highest point on earth comes from the past, from the ascents made decades ago and the people and personalities who made them.

In my brief time on Everest – seven expeditions since 1999 – I’ve been fortunate to brush with those historic climbs. I was a researcher and photographer on the Mallory and Irvine expeditions of 1999, 2001, and 2004. And, last spring, climbing for Eddie Bauer, I was able to follow some of the footsteps of Hornbein and Unsoeld.

Spring 2012 was a tough season on Everest, following a uniquely dry winter that left the upper mountain icy, scoured, and raining rock. My teammates – David Morton, Brent Bishop, and Charley Mace – and I worked hard, but were relentlessly pushed back by the route, the conditions, and our choice of climbing style. We didn’t make it too far on the mountain, but we were able to brush with history, to follow some of those inspirational footsteps of Hornbein and Unsoeld. While unsuccessful from a summit standpoint, Spring 2012 stands as one of my top expeditions of all time.

It was exactly fifty years ago today – May 22, 1963 – that Tom and Willi emerged from their tiny tent at 27,300 feet in the Hornbein Couloir on Everest’s North Face. From there, they climbed through difficult terrain – 5.6 crumbling rock, steep snow, and ice – and reached the summit at 6:15pm. They completed a new route on the mountain, and then descended the Southeast Ridge, making the first-ever traverse of Everest. Oh, and they spent the night out in an open bivouac at 28,000 feet to top it off.

To me, though, the most incredible part of their ascent was not the climb itself – although that was phenomenal. Instead, it was the perspective they climbed with and maintained after the climb was done. Tom and Willi were not after praise and pedestals (although they received plenty of both). Instead, they were after the pure essence of climbing: they chose the West Ridge because it presented deep uncertainty. No step was guaranteed on that route, the risk quotient was high, and that’s exactly how they wanted it. The climb to them was about far more than that little patch of snow on top of the world; it was about embracing the uncertainty which is, as Tom says, an “essential seasoning of life.”

For the past year, David Morton and I have been working with our co-director and editor, Jim Aikman, on a film telling the story of Everest in 1963 and the groundbreaking ascent of the West Ridge. We put the final touches on it last week, and High And Hallowed: Everest 1963 will make its world premiere at MountainFilm in Telluride this Friday.

In his book “Another Roadside Attraction”, Tom Robbins wrote that “history is a discipline of aggregate bias.” That may well be true – and I know where my bias stands: the West Ridge in 1963 was perhaps the greatest climb in Himalayan history, and one to inspire for decades to come.

So, on this day, let’s fill our Vapur bottles and tip them back in honor of Tom and Willi and all those who made their ascent possible.

Germany: Shape Magazine

2013 May 21
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