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Last week, the Vapur Team headed out to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, ORSM, to promote hydration and talk gear with a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts.

This motley crew included Vapur’s hard working co-founders, David Czerwinski, Brent Reinke and Jason Carignan, National Sales Director, Ashley Doran, Marketing Manager, Jenny Guy (me!) and Creative Director, Frez Ferrino.

ORSM started on August 1 with a Preview/Open Air Demo Day, including stand up paddle board and kayak demonstrations and… a Sierra Nevada beer tent! The day continued on with Brent and Ashley giving out 1L Vapur Elements to GOA members at the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance dinner, while Jason and I rubbed elbows with the writers and editors of sport and outdoor publications at a Speak EZ Media Suite hosted by Verde PR.

Each day of the show, the Vapur Team handed out 1,000 Anti-Bottles to show-goers at the four Vapur-sponsored hydration stations in the Trade Hall and New Exhibitor Pavilion. Vapur partnered with Event Water Solutions to bring these stations to ORSM and to help cool attendees down in the Utah Summer heat. With lines of people waiting at these stations, the Team managed to blow through 1,000 bottles in about 30 minutes everyday of the show.

To meet demand and to (do what Vapur loves to do) support a good cause, each day the Team also sold 1L Elements in the Vapur booth with all the funds going to the Conservation Alliance.

Friday of ORSM, Vapur held a massive booth party made complete with the infamous DJ Knucklz and two kegs of FREE beer. Anti-Bottles were also given to all who showed up to get down with the Vapur Team.

Needless to say, we had a great time! In 2009, Vapur set out to kick the disposable bottle habit and keep the world hydrated. With a calculated 23,270 disposable bottles saved from landfills that week, we did exactly that as the Mobile Hydration Sponsor at ORSM.  Some of the highlights from OR week include: dinner with Verde PR, lunch with Polar Explorer Eric Larsen, chatting new products with partners, participating in the ORSM Ragnar Relay and talking with great buyers, media and our lovely outdoor reps!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market!

Happy hydrating,

Jenny & the Team


Crowd at Vapur Booth Party

DJ Knucklz Spinning at the Vapur Booth Party

ORSM Ragnar Relay

Vapur Hydration Stations

With headquarters near the Cali coast, it’s a no-brainer that our team here at Vapur, and our families, has summer plans to lounge, surf and swim as much as possible at the beach.  We can guess that many of you have similar plans this summer, no matter which coast you’re on.  But before you find yourself burying your feet in the sand, shading your face under your sun hat, or learning how to SUP, Vapur offers up a handy prep list to make the most of your day at the beach.

Here are some must have’s for your beach bucket, with our Beach “Bucket” List. With a little something for everyone in the family, our list will keep you cool and hip whether your plans include building towering sand castles, catching the biggest waves, or just getting lost in the infinite horizon.

Vapur’s Top 10 Beach “Bucket” List:

1 — Fill and freeze at least one Vapur Anti-Bottle for each member of the family.  Although jumping into the waves seems to cool you off, don’t forget that your body is still losing water through sweat!  Refuel by keeping your foldable, reusable, BPA-free Vapur Anti-Bottle handy.  Pop them in the freezer the night before your trip to keep your water cool throughout the day.

2 — Bring plenty of waterproof, all natural sunscreen.  To find the best sunscreens that protect without nasty chemicals, visit the Environmental Working Group’s Sunscreen Guide.

3 — Don’t forget to protect your eyes with sunglasses that are 100% protected from UVA and B rays.  There are also plenty of options for the little ones.

4 — Choose a wide-brimmed, UV-rated hat to cover your face, neck, and shoulders from the harsh summer sun.

5 — Pack simple, healthy snacks—Most beaches nationwide don’t serve food and many that do, offer unhealthy foods, sweets and sodas.  So, pack a healthy picnic and chill all day long without the beach bloat and sugar crash!

6 — Bring a reliable, practical beach tote.  Waterproof, mesh bags are great because they allow the sand to fall through so you won’t tote the beach home with you.

7 — Bring plenty of over-sized beach towels for lounging, picnicking, and diaper changing!

8 —  If the beach you’re visiting is dog friendly, why not bring the pup? With some doggy treats and a favorite toy, Fido can chase waves all day.

9 — With kids, beach balls and buckets galore, you may want to invest in a toy hauler.  We find that the big-wheeled beach wagons plow through the sand for a smoother ride.

10 — Pack a good book!

The surf is up here in SoCal, so we are checking off our Beach “Bucket” List and heading out for some fun in the sun!  Wishing all our friends and family a fun and safe summer at the beach.  Happy hydrating!

-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!



Vapur Set to Attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show