SLYTECH Selects Hydrapak as OEM Component Provider

Groundbreaking Back Protector to Feature 1-Liter Reservoir Hydration System

Hydrapak, a leading global supplier of active-lifestyle hydration equipment, has been selected by SLYTECH as the full-service Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) provider for the latest offering in foam back protection for action sports athletes.

The SLYTECH 2nd Skin™ Hydrapro XT, will feature Hydrapak’s 1-liter hydration reservoir, which boasts a patented slide-seal closure system and Plug-and-Play connector. The pack, designed with input from Olympic and World Cup champion Ted Ligety, is slated for distribution in Fall 2013, and takes the action-sports-focused brand to the next level by offering both safety and accessible hydration.

“We are stoked to feature Hydrapak’s outstanding technology in the SLYTECH 2nd Skin™ Hydrapro XT. As a company that strives to not only offer athletes the most durable, flexible and comfortable protection, we see adding a hydration element to our product line as an extra step in taking care of our athletes and consumers," says Carlo Salmini, Founding Partner of Shred/SLYTECH. “We are extremely selective when it comes to quality and performance, which made a partnership with Hydrapak a clear choice as they are the best in today’s hydration market.”

The SLYTECH 2nd Skin™ Hydrapro XT stands to fill a market gap, while concurrently opening the action sports protection field to a much wider spectrum of users, including recreational skiers and snowboarders, both of which are increasingly in search for hydration while on the move.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by SLYTECH for integration of our hydration system into their safety equipment,” said Hydrapak President Matt Lyon. “SLYTECH is known across the snow sports industry as a premier provider of protective gear and to have the opportunity to help realize their vision of integrating hydration systems into such innovative gear is a huge honor.”

The strategic partnership between Hydrapak and SLYTECH is the latest collaboration in which the Oakland-based company has been recruited as technical advisor and OEM provider.

About Hydrapak
Created in 2001, Hydrapak, creators of innovative and advanced hands-free fluid delivery systems, was introduced to satisfy the growing demand from athletes for personal hydration systems. Hydrapak produces a lineup of custom built hydration backpacks, reservoirs, and bottles for a variety of sports, including skiing/riding, biking, hiking and running. Hydrapak is also an OEM for top manufacturers specializing in consumer, commercial and military purposes. To view all drink systems and components, bottles and hydration packs visit or call 510.632.8318.

Anomaly Action Sport designs, markets and distributes eyewear and protection brands SHRED and SLYTECH. Through these two brands, Anomaly Action Sport is able to bring the action sports industry a new wave of creativity and skills, leading to a multitude of industry-breakthroughs in engineering and product design. With focus on athletes, experience and forward thinking, it provides an unconventional approach to product development and business strategy as well as unparalleled dedication to safety and advanced technology. Through SHRED and SLYTECH, Anomaly Action Sport is able to showcase products and leadership in performance, quality and style. Both SHRED and SLYTECH are sold and distributed in approximately 40 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit,, or join us at, or on twitter and @slytechprotect, and on Instagram @shredoptics, @slytechprotect


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