Staying hydrated is always important, even more-so when you’re out leading a busy and active life – or spending hours marching around from booth to booth at the Summer Market Outdoor Retailer Show.
The handheld hydration market is not only extensive, but growing at an incredible rate. Over the course of three days at the Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show, our team took some time to seek out some of the fun and innovative handheld hydration products that work for any walk of life. The following water bottles and carriers will help you make sure that your hydration experience is never boring, never an afterthought.
Hydrapak Wooly Mammoth
Woolly Mammoth populations may have disappeared eons ago, but Hydrapak is bringing back the iconic creature in a different form. The new “Wooly Mammoth” bottle from Hydrapak features double wall insulation to provide a layer of insulation between liquid and environment. But whoever heard of a Woolly Mammoth without wool? So Hydrapak uses PRIMALOFT® branded insulation, to further insulate the bottle creating one of the most advanced insulated sports bottles on the market.
SIGG Active Top Bottle
For over 100 years, SIGG has utilized Swiss precision to design and build products that make life easier and a little more enjoyable. This year at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show, SIGG introduced a new Active Top with an integrated straw system that gives you easy access to your beverage without having to lift or tilt the bottle. Even better, it’s completely leak proof at every angle and is built with an adjustability flow that allows you to customize your desired flow rate. Did we mention it is equipped with an aeration function that allows use with carbonated drinks? The New Active Top bottle will be available at SIGG retailers beginning in October of 2012 and will be offered in 0.4L, 0.6L, 0.75L, and 1.0L sizes.
CamelBak Eddy Glass
Love your Camelbak Eddy Water Bottle but prefer the fresh taste of water minus the plastic flavor? Enter the new Eddy Glass. Made of French glass overlayed with a silicone sleeve for grip and protection, the Eddy Glass can withstand a 3 foot drop onto concrete. Reusable, taste neutral and dishwasher safe while still providing the benefits of CamelBak’s spill-proof Bite Valve, the Eddy Glass will remind you why people have been drinking from glass containers since way back in 1500 BC.
CamelBak All Clear™
If the idea of treating 25 fl. oz. (0.75 liter) of water in only 60 seconds sounds appealing, then look no further than the CamelBak All Clear. Fill the bottle with water, screw on the All Clear cap, press the power button and agitate the bottle until the treatment is complete. The All Clear bottle microbiologically purifies water in 60 seconds giving outdoor enthusiasts a valuable tool whatever the destination.
For many outdoor enthusiasts, the bulky size of steel or aluminum canisters often trump our best intentions and end up getting left at home on the shelf. Enter Vapur a California based company on a mission to make hydration incomparably portable and convenient. The new Vapur® Element with integrated SuperCap™ (our review here) was designed from the ground up to meet the performance needs of outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Fill it up, drink it down, then roll it up and tuck it away. All of Vapur’s ultra-durable Anti-Bottles® are proudly made in the USA, BPA-free, freezable and dishwasher-safe.
Liberty Bottle Works
If the Summer Olympics has you feeling a little more patriotic than usual, you’ll love the Red White and Blue story of Liberty Bottle Works. The only American made metal bottle in the marketplace crafted in the heart of Yakima Washington. And if you’re wondering where they rank on the “green scale” know that the Liberty Bottle Works team spent over two years developing the processes and procedures to not only make a product from recycled and recyclable materials, but made in manner rooted in Environmental Stewardship.
AVEX® is a company working hard to craft bottles that are “functionally smarter” in an effort to enhance efficiency of use during life’s daily activities. The AVEX water bottles feature the brand’s patented AUTOSEAL® Technology. The best feature of the AUTOSEAL® technology is that it opens at the press of a button providing convenient, easy one-handed drinking; no lids to remove, no spouts to open. Just press the AUTOSEAL® button to sip, and release the button to automatically seal for 100% spill and leak-proof performance. The updated line of sports bottles includes a handle with built-in carabiner clip to attach to gym bags, backpacks and gear.