Hikers and backpackers of our world are always looking for ways to save space and shave ounces from their gear. Not only that, but we have generally become much more focused on purchasing and possessing items that will provide the same quality in a simple, smaller, or sometimes lighter form. Hydrapak is working hard to meet the needs of our changing trends and desires in the recreation world by recently releasing the first line of collapsible water bottles ever–and now by adding to the line some even more versatile water bottles!
Modeled above is the 750ml collapsible water bottle that Hydrapak currently produces and sells. It features a unique dual locking system that prevents leakage, but still sports an easy-to-use bite valve once unlocked by twisting the cap locks. The SoftFlask is a perfect product for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a comfortable, form-fitting water bottle for activities such as cycling, hiking, and trail running.
Luckily, it doesn’t end there! Even though the SoftFlask was a breakthrough for collapsible, packable water bottle technology, Hydrapak has been working hard on a new model that suits the needs of other enthusiasts that is, in my opinion, much more appealing to backpackers and hikers. It’s called the Stash Collapsible Bottle.
The big benefits of the new Stash Collapsible Bottle is that it has a firm base that is capable of supporting the water bottle when full, enables the bottle to stand upright when being filled or in use, and that it packs down to two inches in order to allow easy packing and a uniform stuff-case for the water bottle. The Stash seems to be superior to its predecessors, even with a slight weight increase, because of its ability to hold form better and function more like a water bottle in backpacking and hiking situations, but still offering the incredible advantages of having a collapsible, compact, and packable water bottle.
“The Stash™ fills a void for consumers looking for a multi-purpose and space-efficient hydration solution,” said Sam Lopez,Hydrapak Director of Engineering. “It’s great in your backpack as a soft alternative to the ubiquitous hard bottle or to have stacked in your glove compartment for on-the-go everyday use. Hydration gear can’t get any more minimalist or versatile.”
The Stash Collapsible Bottles are BPA/PVC free, dishwasher safe, and come with a No-Leak Product Warranty. The Stash 750ml (25oz) bottles are slated for retail distribution in late Fall 2014 and will be available in Blue, Orange, Green Lime and Smoke colors with MSRP at $17.99.
Hydrapak, innovators of advanced hands-free fluid delivery systems, was created in 2001 to satisfy the growing demand for performance based hydration gear. Beginning with the signature Reversible Reservoir, Hydrapak has expanded its product line to include collapsible bottles and flasks, hydration components, and sport bottles; satisfying a variety of consumers within the Outdoor/Camping, Running, Bicycle, Moto, and Tactical markets. Hydrapak has also emerged as the leading OEM supplier for leading brands seeking custom-built solutions from a trusted authority.