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Banish bulky water bottles with the collapsible Vapur Element, an amped-up version of the company’s classic Anti-Bottle. Lightweight layers of flexible, BPA-free nylon and antimicrobial polyethylene make this durable, widemouthed travel companion refillable, freezable and washable. Plus, it folds flat enough to tuck in a hiking pack or clip to a carry-on.

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Vapur Unveils All-New Element to Thirsty Consumers

As we count the days, minutes, and hours until the all new Vapur Element becomes available at retail, we wanted to take you on a little journey to reminisce about the past three months. The journey begins in January, when Vapur unveiled the newest, adventure-driven addition to the Anti-Bottle line at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2012: The Vapur Element.

For those of you who have been tuned into our blog, website and social media channels over the past few months, you know it has been sheer madness since the start of the new year! And we mean that in the best way possible! The Element proved to be a showstopper at Outdoor Retailer back in January. Retailers and industry attendees were photographing, folding and inspecting this one-of-a-kind hydration solution as they discussed the possibilities. The immediate result was recognition from top outdoor industry media outlets, including the OR Daily, Backpacker, Elevation Outdoors and Blue Ridge Outdoors online, to name a few.  The Gear Junkie, a top source for outdoor world news and gear reviews even picked up on the Element before the trade show began in a Gear for 2012 show preview! The news of the Element traveled fast, especially with the help of industry vets.

For those of you who haven’t been following the Vapur Trail these past several months, welcome to the journey!  Vapur is the maker of the Anti-Bottle; a foldable, reusable, freezable, washable, and attachable alternative to disposable water bottles. The all-new Element, which is available for the first time to consumers on March 19th, 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 market hydration systems.

  • 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

The Element was announced in January, and people have been buzzing about it ever since! We’ve given a preview to everyone from hikers to pro kayakers to skiers, and the early reviews are full of applause. Check out some gear reviews from top source outdoor hubs:

In the meantime, the Vapur team has been feverishly working and anticipating the introduction of our newest family member to you, the Vapur community. The Element will be available at Vapur.us/store or at a retailer near you on March 19th! We cannot wait to hear how you LOVE it. Happy hydrating!

Finally, a hand held hydration bottle designed to keep up with your active, outdoor lifestyle!

The new Vapur Element was designed to meet the hydration demands that our active/outdoor lifestyles require. So just what are the possibilities? We’ve sent out prototypes with our team that made it to the high peaks of snow-capped mountains, the rocky trail and everywhere in between. It not only withstood the elements, but has proven to be a marquee piece of gear for backcountry skiers, yogis, hikers and more.

Here is a sample of what we’re hearing from our testers:

Skiing

Whether you ski inbounds, duck ropes or tour the backcountry, the Vapur Element is designed with you in mind.  The Element makes it easier than ever to stay hydrated while skiing because it fits discreetly into your jacket or shell pocket.  Plus, because it’s freezable you no longer need to worry about water bottle breaks on powder days!  Here are a couple of testimonials we’re recently received from resort and backcountry Vapur Element users:

“…The Vapur Anti-Bottle is absolutely awesome. It was perfect for the mountain, thanks to its flat-pack design; I just slipped it right into my shell jacket pocket. I’m obsessed with its utility and quality design,” according to an editor at Men’s Fitness magazine who tested the Element on a recent ski trip.

“[I] Took it on [a] hut trip this past weekend- was PERFECT for wine… oh and hydrating with H20 too! It didn’t take up space in the backpack and folded up when empty on ski out.” –Mary Jane Carroll, backcountry aficionado out of Durango, Colorado.

Mary Jane and her crew were humbled when they encountered a 1,000 ft. avalanche slide path hiking near Silverton, Colorado.  We’re thankful everyone had a safe, but epic trip!  Remember that backcountry skiing is not for novices. It’s important to check your avalanche forecast, have the right equipment and complete the proper training before participating in the sport.

Yoga

Many of us love to warm up with hot yoga throughout the winter, especially with sore ski legs!  The Element is the perfect yoga accessory not only because is it lightweight and flexible, just like you, but because you can grab a quick sip in between poses without awkwardly trying to unscrew the cap and dropping it on the floor.  The Element’s Widemouth SuperCap™ allows you to fit ice cubes into the bottle, so your water will stay cold throughout the session.

Backpacking and Camping

The Element is car-camper and backpacker friendly, especially thanks to its antimicrobial lining.  Even if you’re without a dishwasher for several days, a simple rinse will keep that bottle sanitary thanks to the FDA approved, food safe antimicrobial lining that makes up the inner layer of the Element.  Remember to check out the list of warm winter camping getaways if you’re not into snow-caving!

Ice Climbing

After talking with several climbers, ice and alpine alike, we were shocked to hear that they rarely carry water due to the extra weight and bulk it causes.  “It’s bad…” one climber admitted.  The hydration solution for climbers lies in the all-new Vapur Element.  Lightweight? Check! Foldable? Check! Attachable? Check! It’s a no-brainer.

Stay tuned as we gear up for spring sports that are also Element-ready. From paddling, to alpine climbing, to cycling (and beyond) there will be plenty of tips to follow!

The Vapur Element launches in March 2012. Sign up to be notified when and where you get one for yourself by clicking here!

-The Vapur Team

 

 

 

 

Rolled, folded or flattened: New Vapur Anti-bottle meets increasing consumer demand for affordable, convenient and eco-friendly options to disposable plastic bottles

Vapur set to attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show

July 17, 2009

(Westlake Village, CA) The Vapur founders will be attending this year’s Outdoor Retailer show from July 20-24. They will also be helping facilitate the Bikeshare program on the South Plaza with the folks from Swobo bikes on Tuesday. Look for us here and at other show hot spots for your free Vapur before they hit shelves!

 

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Vapur Set to Attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show