Oakland, CA (Beruary 18, 2015) – Hydrapak™ and Ergon™ have worked together to bring something new to the hydration category. Ergon™, a Germany-based brand of innovative, ergonomic bike products, collaborated with Hydrapak™ to customize its new OHY™ reservoir to fit perfectly in two new cutting edge race packs developed with downhill legend Fabien Barel.
For the Ergon™ project, Hydrapak™ engineers exceeded the guidelines from Ergon’s design team. The result is a unique cube shaped 1.5 L reservoir that sits at the waist for a lower center of gravity. The BE1 and larger volume BE2 packs feature a 4 step back fitting system, are unbelievably flexible, and superlight at 965 grams (including reservoir).
“When designing our new series of bike packs we turned to Hydrapak to create a reservoir and drinking tube system that paired seamlessly with our packs,” explains Bjoern Altenhofer, Backpack Designer at Ergon™. “With the importance our company puts in the ergonomics of our designs it was critical to source a hydration partner that could meet our stringent design and quality ethos.”
“We enable our OE partners to look beyond traditional reservoir dimensions and expand the realms of possibilities with a stable of 45 readily available Reservoir and SoftFlask™ design options,” explains Sam Lopez, Director of Engineering at Hydrapak. “Allowing product designers the freedom to dream is what makes the OE side of our business fun.”
ABOUT HYDRAPAK: Hydrapak is the hydration specialist whose products are the easiest-to-use and most functional hydration systems available. Their technical manufacturing expertise allows Hydrapak to design and build unique and inventive solutions to portable hydration. By pushing the boundaries of design and materials, Hydrapak’s innovative solutions deliver superior performance for all activities. With input from dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, Hydrapak continuously refines its products to achieve a standard of performance unsurpassed in the industry. This strategy has positioned Hydrapak as the leading provider of personal hydration systems to an extensive and growing list of manufacturers integrating Hydrapak solutions into their products for recreational and military use.