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TECHNOLOGY

Hydration made better.

Our products are built to last in the harshest of environments. People from all around the world depend on our products to perform, so they can perform at their peak. This is what has driven us since the beginning and will continue to take us into the future.

REUSABLE + DURABLE

Because TPU is incredibly flexible, we’re able to make the walls of our bottles and reservoirs significantly thinner than our competitors without compromising durability. Our soft bottles are 3 to 6 times lighter than popular competitor one-litre bottles made from hard plastic or single-walled stainless steel. But weight is only half our story: our bottles are extremely compressible. When empty, that same bottle rolls smaller than a deck of cards to disappear neatly inside a pack or pocket. Additionally, our bottles compress as you drink down the water inside them. A half-filled bottle takes up half the space in your pack, and the remaining water doesn’t slosh around when you’re in the great outdoors.

 

RADIO FREQUENCY WELDING

 Over our nearly 20 years in making hydration products our expertise in RF welding TPU has led the industry. One of the reasons we work with TPU is it responds extremely well to radio-frequency welding, which is used to bond film or moulded pieces to one another. RF welding passes electricity from an anode to a cathode through the TPU material, activating it on an atomic level to create extremely localised heat. Molecules in the two pieces of material bond so completely that the site of the weld is actually structurally as strong as the material around it. In addition, we use an “overlap” welding technique whenever possible that greatly increases weld longevity and removes creases where bacteria can grow.

REVERSIBLE SLIDE-SEAL™ HYDRATION

The original reservoir designs from our early days used roll-top closures much like you’d find on a dry bag used in kayaking. The wide opening on the top had the benefit of being easy to add water and ice. Equally important in preventing bacteria growth between rides was the ability to turn the reservoir completely inside out for easy cleaning and drying. These were clear advantages over competitors’ reservoirs, and why it was an essential feature to keep when we engineered the current Slide-Seal top closure. We’ve gone through much research and many iterations to get to our current version and with the result being an absolutely leak proof, quick and simple to use end product that allows for the reversibility needed to get to every nook and cranny when cleaning and drying your reservoir. Additionally, it uses four times less injection-molded plastic to produce, making our reservoirs significantly lighter than competitor versions.

DESIGN WITH INTENTION

We put hundreds of hours of thought into every component that makes up a reservoir or bottle carrying our name. From tubing and bite valves with higher flow rates to developing IsoBound™ Technology to keep fluids colder, we’re always searching for performance gains without making sacrifices to durability or weight. We use TPU because it’s extremely light and strong. We use RF welding because it’s precise and makes seams that can survive being run over by a truck. The Slide-Seal™ top uses very little plastic, is leakproof, and makes our reservoirs the easiest to use and clean on the market.

LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPRESSIBLE

Because TPU is incredibly flexible, we’re able to make the walls of our bottles and reservoirs significantly thinner than our competitors without compromising durability. Our soft bottles are 3 to 6 times lighter than popular competitor one-litre bottles made from hard plastic or single-walled stainless steel. But weight is only half our story: our bottles are extremely compressible. When empty, that same bottle rolls smaller than a deck of cards to disappear neatly inside a pack or pocket. Additionally, our bottles compress as you drink down the water inside them. A half-filled bottle takes up half the space in your pack, and the remaining water doesn’t slosh around when you’re in the great outdoors.

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