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Vapur was honored to be the official water bottle of the third annual Outside in Aspen on June 8-10!

 

Over 300 attendees, including pro athletes and instructors received a new Element Anti-Bottle to keep them hydrated throughout their outdoor adventures.

 

 

The weekend’s events included demos, gear giveaways, adventure clinics, a pool party, symposiums, panels and a beer garden!

 

The Outside in Aspen panel members:
Mike Roberts — Outside Magazine Senior Editor
Alison Gannett — World Champion Free Skier
Chris Klug — Olympic Snowboarder
Jake Norton — Everest Guide
Chris Davenport — World Champion Free Skier
Ginna Kelly — Adventurer and Aspen’s Green Girl
Eric Larsen — Polar Explorer
Willie Kern — Big Water Kayaker

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


The Vapur Element Anti-bottle, $12 and $14 Leon & Lulu, 248.258.3600 and Middle Earth Gifts, 734.769.2925, is a foldable, reusable, freezable, washable, and attachable alternative to disposable water bottles. It’s 100% BPA free and available in .7 liter (24 fluid ounces) and 1 liter (34 fluid ounces) sizes.

Styleline Magazine

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.

American Way

What will you accomplish in 2012? Will you reach summit you’ve always dreamed about? Paddle a new and challenging river? Log 100 days on skis? Run a half marathon? Or maybe just spend more time with your dog?

To celebrate the recent launch of the Vapur Element, an Anti-Bottle designed especially for outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, and adventure junkies, Vapur is asking all of our friends and fans to share their goals for the year in our “I Will… Vapur” contest. Entrants are invited to finish the sentence “I will…” with their biggest ambitions for the coming year and provide a photo encapsulating their goal. Currently in its third week, the contest has already drawn more than 250 entries. You can share your entry, or other favorites, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest directly from the contest’s Facebook app. The winner of the grand prize, a $500 gift card, as well as several Vapur Element bottles for runner ups, will be selected by Vapur when the contest ends on April 13th, with winners announced on the 16th.

To enter your own goals, visit the contest on the Vapur Facebook here.
Or if you’re on Twitter, tweet your “I Will…” text and use the hashtag #IWillVapur



We’re looking forward to seeing what you’re going to do this year! As always, we hope your Vapur will be there every step (or leap) of the way.

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

 

 

 

 

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.

Jennifer Lockwood and the amazing folks at Daily Grommet selected Vapur to be featured as their daily “grommet” on December 3, 2010. As part of their feature, they produced this great video about all the benefits of the bottle. Enjoy!

On November 7 & 8, the Vapur team attended this year’s Opportunity Green conference at UCLA. This global sustainability conference was chock-full of innovative ideas and a shared passion for change. The day began with a riveting show from famed photographer Chris Jordan, who vividly illustrates the scale of our trash and captured thousands of dead albatrosses on Midway Island in the Gyre . Annie Leonard shared the story behind her critique of American consumerism, the Story of Stuff. We even heard advertising change agents who are transforming the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference on Dec 7, 2010 into a global campaign for hope via Hopenhagen.

Read the the Los Angeles Times article about the conference, featuring our friend Kevin Krohner for IOS Technologies. We first wrote about the conference here.

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Poster at the event.

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Our Co-Founder, Jason Carignan explaining the evils of bottled water.

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Conference organizers Karen Solomon and Mike Flynn.