Vapur® Establishes Pro Team

Professionals Eric Larsen, Anna Levesque and Laura Bylund Represent Vapur

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (September 10, 2012) – Vapur, designer and manufacturer of the innovative Anti-Bottle, is pleased to expand its relationships with three North American outdoor athletes and explorers; Eric Larsen, Anna Levesque and Laura Bylund. Their adventures will take Vapur Anti-Bottles to the ends of the earth (quite literally!) and their experience in the field will offer insight into what extreme outdoor athletes and adventurers demand.

“Since the launch of our flagship outdoor product, the Element, Vapur has been developing relationships with professionals and enthusiasts in the outdoor industry in order to gain insight, further develop technical lines and to have key players represent the Vapur brand,” said Vapur Marketing Manager, Jenny Guy. “Vapur is very proud to be aligned with these great athletes.”

With a lightweight, portable, functional and easily packable design, these respected individuals of the outdoor realm have chosen to represent Vapur and the Anti-Bottle as members of the official Vapur Pro Team. Vapur Anti-Bottles have proven to withstand extreme temperatures, brave the rapids, and hang on at great heights, offering the ultimate hydration solution for outdoor athletes. As Vapur Anti-Bottles are put to the test, Eric, Anna and Laura will offer invaluable feedback that will help Vapur products evolve throughout the R&D process.

Eric Larsen, a modern day explorer and expedition guide, has spent the last 15 years traveling the most remote and wild places on earth. Eric was the first person to ever paddle through the North Pole in the summer and then to the South Pole. He is also one of a few Americans to have skied to both poles. The seasoned backcountry ranger has dog-sledded in the Canadian arctic and summated Mt McKinley, among many other expeditions. He has been named an Outside Magazine Eco All Star.

Anna Levesque is a world-class whitewater kayaker and instructor dedicated to enhancing the lives of women through kayaking, yoga and travel through her company, Girls at Play. Anna has over 15 years of experience as an accomplished international kayaking competitor, instructor and guide, making her a leading expert in her field. She was a member of the Canadian Freestyle Kayak Team from 1999 to 2003 and earned a bronze medal at the Freestyle World Championships in 2001. She placed in the top 3 in several freestyle competitions and extreme races during that time and has paddled in over 10 countries around the world.

Laura Bylund is a dedicated Outdoor Rope Rigging Professional Specializing in rock climbing, canyoneering and rope rescue systems. Laura shares her enthusiasm for climbing by educating students as Climbing Program Manager at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Adventure Programs. As a freelance guide, certified instructor and stunt rigor, Laura lives her passions daily.

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About Vapur, Inc.

Founded in 2009, California-based Vapur, Inc. is on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable and convenient. As the leading designer, marketer and distributor of reusable, handheld, collapsible hydration products. Vapur’s complete line of Anti-Bottles® have been adopted by athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, celebrities, green activists, government agencies, fashion gurus, and families alike. Vapur’s ultra-durable Anti-Bottles® are proudly made in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe. Vapur is privately held, with products available in 13 countries worldwide and contributes a portion of all sales to water-related and environmental causes. For more information, visit and as always, “Live Flexible.” Follow Vapur on Facebook or join the conversation on Twitter.


Vapur Element Proves a Perfect Match for Outdoor Enthusiasts

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:


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.


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





Video: The Vapur Element Rethinks Portable Hydration For Active Lifestyles

Coming March 2012, Vapur brings our renowned “Anti-Bottle” technology in an all-new package to meet the demands of the outdoor, active lifestyle. The new Element Series continues in the Vapur tradition, offering a foldable, reusable, BPA-free portable water bottle that is Made in the USA with an infusion of features perfect for the trail, the mountain and the long haul.

Some of the many new features of the Vapur Element include:

  • SuperCap™ technology for secure-locking, high flow access
  • Wide-mouth fill area
  • Integrated clip design allows foldable, convenient transport
  • Durable 3-ply construction
  • Anti-microbial lining
  • New larger 1-Liter  size

Watch the story from our co-founders about how Vapur and the Element Series are changing the way we think about portable hydration.