OAKLAND, CA (July 19, 2018) – Since launching reservoir systems to the market in 2001, HydraPak® has grown to become the largest OEM hydration brand globally. For Spring 2019, HydraPak is launching activity-specific hydration systems with added high performance features, improved design, and a first-to-market insulated reservoir - IsoBound™ Technology - which provides 15% more insulation from outside temperatures.

Built for performance, the re-designed reservoir system is engineered to be more reliable, simpler to use, and provide 20% more flow without added weight, additional parts or compromising the simplicity of the slide closure, the wide fill top design, or the reversibility of the reservoir. Updated performance features include:

· Updated patented Slider Top™ has a smoother profile to prevent chaffing and new grip feature for leverage when sliding open/closed

· New Dual FlexGrip™ technology increases flexibility of opening and makes it easier to fill, carry, and access in a pack

· Plug-N-Play™ Connector re-engineered for a more minimal profile – 1/3 slimmer – flush edge button features a fully shrouded clip to prevent accidental activation

· Blaster™ Bite Valve redesigned with a taller, more ergonomic, twist on/off bar for a smooth rotation, and a reduced profile Dust Cover offers less bulk

· Hose barb technology re-engineered to allow for 20% faster flow rate

The activity-specific design updates to the Velocity 1.5L (MSRP $32), Shape-Shift 2L/3L (MSRP $36/$38), and Force 2L/3L (MSRP $40/$43) reservoirs provide a more intuitive user experience for quick access, rapid refills, and a lightweight fit. In addition, HydraPak launches its new Iso-Bound™ insulation technology in the Velocity 1.5L IT (MSRP $38) reservoir designed for trail running and fast & light activities available in Spring 2019.

HydraPak IsoBound™ is the first insulated reservoir on the market, and prevents latent heat (or more specifically, condensational warming) keeping water at an ideal temperature longer. The double-wall construction and open cell foam technology create a barrier around the reservoir providing 15% more insulation from outside temperatures, a better grip, and more comfortable carrying experience. HydraPak Iso-Bound™ slows the heat transfer from the user to the hydration, making it an ideal solution for a wide range of outdoor activities. Brand partner, Nathan® Sports will feature the technology in a 1.6L custom hourglass shaped reservoir in their new Spring 2019 Vapor Howe and Vapor Krar running vests.

Brand partners expanding their hydration product line in Spring 2019 include Black Diamond®, Dakine®, Thule®, Osprey®, Patagonia®, and Salomon®.

About HydraPak
Pushing boundaries to redefine the future of hydration, HydraPak creates innovative solutions that stand up to the harshest environments. Easy-to-use and highly functional, every HydraPak product showcases the technical manufacturing expertise that has distinguished the company for nearly two decades. By offering a better way to hydrate, and continually seeking to refine its offerings, HydraPak has pioneered new product categories and become a trusted partner for dozens of major OEMs. These renowned global brands integrate HydraPak’s proprietary designs and technologies into their hydration products for recreational, athletic and military use.

Kate Gaeir, Akimbo Communications, (206) 334-0863, kate@akimbopr.com


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