HydraPak Wins Coveted ISPO Award 2018 Gold Title

The new Expedition 8L Earns Top Rank in the Outdoor Segment for Hydration Systems
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OAKLAND, CA - February 9, 2018 

HydraPak 2018

ISPO Awards 2018

HydraPak® – creator of innovative hydration solutions for performance-driven people, received outstanding accolades at the recent ISPO Awards 2018 in Munich, Germany, earning Gold for the new Expedition™ 8-Liter in the Outdoor segment for hydration systems.

The Expedition™ 8-Liter (MSRP $60) is a compact, lightweight, versatile water storage container. Built for the long haul it totes over 2-gallons of water. It offers an innovative, purpose-built feature set that makes the product useable from van life to alpine expeditions.

“The Expedition is truly unique,” says Morgan Makowski, Director of Marketing at HydraPak. “Backpackers and road-trippers now have a truly reusable, and easily stowable water storage solution that offers an improved design and more versatility than a disposable container.”

Featuring a wide-mouth Plug-N-Play™ Cap for easy pouring and dispensing, a flexible webbing handle for effortless carrying, low profile daisy chain for lash points, and a freestanding design with dual baffles for stability. It’s lightweight and packs down to less than a ¼ of its’ filled size when empty. The Expedition is made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant, waterproof nylon TPU-film laminate and applies HydraPak’s patented RF-welding manufacturing technology, which creates a bond 50% stronger than a typical seam weld.

“Durability, convenience, and versatility were key in designing the Expedition,” says Matt Lyon, President/CEO at HydraPak. “We’re thrilled to have been awarded the top accolade for the hydration category as ISPO Awards have always represented top quality sports products.”

The ISPO Award has established itself as the seal of quality for the sporting goods industry. Aimed at retailers, jounalists and consumers, the ISPO Awards serves as an all-season guide to notable products for the upcoming season. For 2018, the 42 ISPO Award jurors represented 15 countries including China and Canada and were made up of athletes, retailers, journalists, designers and consumers who chose the best sport products after in-depth discussions and a secret vote.

HydraPak 2018

“With its robust, versatile reservoir, drinking water is always available in the outdoors. Excellent design, versatile, easy to pack and great for long distances,“ commented ISPO Award 2018 juror and professional ice climber, Marianne van der Steen.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.

The Expedition 8-Liter will be available in specialty outdoor stores and online at hydrapak.com later this month.

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.

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