Hydro Flask and Splore Partnering for a Cause

Winter OR 2014 – January 22-25

Each summer and winter, the outdoor industry descends on Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer Show. This semi-annual outdoor gear trade show hosts leading equipment retailers, manufacturers and outdoor industry professionals, who all come together to introduce, learn about, test, discuss and order the newest gear and innovations.

Hydro Flask was in attendance, along with Splore, a non-profit organization based in Salt Lake City that provides people with disabilities and disadvantages access to outdoor recreation and adventure. This year, Hydro Flask and Splore teamed up twice to raise a total of more than $2,200  to support Splore’s mission and adventure programs.

Hydro Flask + Bohemian Brewery Happy Hour

On day three of the trade show, Hydro Flask and Bohemian Brewery collaborated to host a Happy Hour event on behalf of Splore. It was a huge success! Besides sharing tasty brews, Splore gave away prizes from its partners and raised over $1,000!

Hydro Flask Sale

The final day of Outdoor Retailer was abuzz with activity as crowds lined up for the annual Hydro Flask sale. This year, Hydro Flask sold its bottles at a discount and donated all of the proceeds of the sale to Splore, raising over $1,200 for Spore’s outdoor adventure programs. Great deals for a great cause!

Thank you to Splore, Bohemian Brewery and everyone else who participated in or attended these fundraising events. As we at Hydro Flask tend to say, great flasks and great causes can go hand-in-hand!

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Jingle Bells (Hydro Flask Edition)

Hydro Flask Holiday Video Contest:

At the beginning of the week, we ran a Holiday Caroling Video Contest through our Hydro Flask Holiday Calendar. Participants had about 3 days to submit a video of themselves, along with friends and/or family, on the Hydro Flask Facebook page. The morning after the contest deadline, Hydro Flask employees arrived at work to discover this video posted on the company Facebook page:

Jingle Bells (Hydro Flask Edition)

Wow! This video was way above and beyond anything we expected when we came up with the idea for a video contest. The video quickly circulated around the staff via e-mail, with the subject line: “Stop what you’re doing and watch this video right now!” We were truly impressed by the creativity and talent of our friends in North Carolina. The group was kind enough to give us a few more details about themselves and the making of the video, which we are excited to share with the rest of our friends.

The Participants:

A group of friends connected through their church in Raleigh, North Carolina, put the entire video together on the spot after one of their weekly meetings. Here are their names and roles in creating the Jingle Bells (Hydro Flask Edition) video:

Tim – Co-wrote lyrics, played HydroFlask-shaker, sang, co-video editor

Drew –  Co-wrote lyrics, played HydroFlask-drum

Bryan – Video production

Jake – Video production

Alex – Played lead guitar, sang

Kyle – Sang, played keys

Hannah – Sang, played keys

Haley – Sang, played keys

Megan – Sang, played keys

Julie B. – Sang, played keys

Julie N. – Co-video editor

Hannah – Moral support

Molly – Moral support

The Lyrics:

Hydro Flask, Hydro Flask

Keeps it cold all day

Stainless steel, vacuum sealed

And a lifetime warrantaaay

HEY!

Hydro Flask, Hydro Flask

Keeps it hot all day

Coffee, soup, and ice for days

and it’s free of B-P-A

“The Making Of” – in the words of Tim Nicklas:

“I have been following the Holiday Calendar since it started on the third [of December], and I have collected all the symbols thus far. So, when I saw this, I knew I wanted to submit a video. When we were meeting with our missional community this week, I told Drew about the contest, and we decided to do it then and there with our whole group! After figuring out the lyrics, we whipped out our iPhones, so we could have several different angles. After a few takes, we were all set to edit!”

We hope you enjoy the Jingle Bells (Hydro Flask Edition) video as much as we have been enjoying it! Thanks, Tim and the Raleigh crew, for not only creating this awesome video but for sharing your story as well!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Hydro Flask!

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Hydro Flask Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! We at Hydro Flask would like to wish all of our friends, customers and fans a happy, safe and wonderful Holiday Season. We would also like to let you know about a few changes to our office hours during the coming weeks.

Hydro Flask’s offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • Christmas Eve: December 24, 2013
  • Christmas Day: December 25, 2013
  • New Year’s Eve: December 31, 2013
  • New Year’s Day: January 1, 2014

In addition, our warehouse will be closed for physical inventory from January 2 – 5, 2014, with shipping resuming on January 6th. Any order placed on or before Friday, December 27, 2012, should ship out before the start of physical inventory. In addition, it may take a few days to catch up on orders placed while the warehouse is closed. We thank you in advance for your patience through this process!

With the exception of these dates, we will be open during our typical hours of 8am-5pm PST, Monday-Friday. We will be happy to help you with any questions or orders during this time. You may contact us at 888-58-HYDRO or info@hydroflask.com.

We wish you all the best this Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

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December 6th #HydroHolidays Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Stephen Reinhardt (@Stephen522), Laurie (@Lauriep808) and Ashley Bell (@ashleybell3)! You are the winners of the #HydroHolidays Instagram Photo Contest. Here are the winning photos:

You each win a 12 oz Hydro Flask! To claim your prize, please e-mail marketing@hydroflask.com. Let us know your name, phone number, shipping address and color preference for your flask. We’ll get your flask in the mail first thing on Monday!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Don’t forget to keep checking our Hydro Flask Holiday Calendar each day for more games, contests, giveaways…..and collect your symbols so you can enter the drawing for the Grand Prize after Christmas! (Hint: Tubbs Snowshoes!)

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Express yourself with the New Hydro Splash Line

Hydro Splash LineEvery Hydro Flask fan has a unique story, a unique voice, a unique style. With the new Hydro Splash Line, your Hydro Flask can now be as unique as you. Grab a Splash Band and a Splash Cap, add some color and flair to your Hydro Flask and let your true personality shine. We know you’ve got it in you.

Hydro Splash bands in packaging.With the Splash Bands you can add some color to your Wide Mouth Flat Caps. These are available in packs of four, with two color sets: Caribbean Bands (blue, green, light blue and violet) and Sunburst Bands (yellow, orange, salmon and pink). Splash Caps are available for Standard Mouth (12 oz and 21 oz) and Wide Mouth (18 oz, 40 oz and 64 oz) Hydro Flasks.

Hydro Splash bands on bottles.Splash Bands – MSRP $5.99
Standard Mouth Splash Cap — MSRP $3.99
Wide Mouth Hydro Flip Lid — MSRP $4.99

Splash Bands and Splash Caps are available only at the Hydro Flask online store.

Oh, and they also make great stocking stuffers!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

With the celebration of Thanksgiving, we launch the season of giving — a time to be with family and friends as we share meals together and exchange gifts. Following on the heels of Thanksgiving is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days that have become known among retailers and consumers as the official start of the shopping season for the upcoming holidays.

Black Friday occurs on the day following Thanksgiving, and has been a tradition among retailers in the United States since the 1970s. Cyber Monday gained traction in 2005 as a day for finding great deals among online retailers. This year, Black Friday also falls on the final day of November, fondly nicknamed Movember or No Shave November by those who honor the month by growing out their facial hair.

Hydro Flask is excited to offer deals to celebrate all three of these events — the culmination of Movember, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Hydro Stache BottleFor Movember and Black Friday, Hydro Flask will be offering several deals. For mustache aficionados, we’ll be unveiling a Limited Edition “Hydro Stache” 18 oz Wide Mouth Coffee & Tea flask, specially engraved with 7 different mustaches on the back of a black bottle. 10% of the sale price from the Hydro Stache bottle will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, making this a great feel-good gift for the mustache lovers among your friends and family. On top of this, Hydro Flask will be offering 10% off all of our black bottles (including the Hydro Stache bottle!). Note, these deals will be available only on Black Friday, so don’t miss it!

On Cyber Monday, we will be offering 10% off all Hydro Flask colors and models, and we’ll offer free standard shipping. Like the Black Friday deals, this offer will only be valid on Cyber Monday.

In order to take advantage of these great deals, please visit www.hydroflask.com and sign up for our email newsletter (located in the footer of each page)! We’ll be sending out the promo codes for each of the deals later this week. Hydro Flasks make great gifts for anyone on your list, so don’t miss these opportunities to stock up! Until then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

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CEO Note: Welcome to the New HydroFlask.com

Hydro Flask web site

A note from Hydro Flask CEO, Scott Allan:

Hi Hydro Nation-

You may have noticed that the Hydro Flask web site has received a recent facelift. We decided to do this for a number of reasons. Though our old web site served us well, we have grown and our brand has evolved thanks to the support of customers like you. As such, we wanted to create a site that better reflects the high quality and adventurous spirit of our brand and the personal connection customers have with their Hydro Flask. Of course we also wanted to create better online experience for our customers. The new Hydro Flask site offers a one-stop shop to engage with our brand. Here visitors can access our dealer store locator, online retail store, charitable arm of 5% Back, review and participate with our community via our social media and blog pages, and access other content that tells our story, such as our new Ambassador page and About page.

Our Brand Experience:

We are continuously amazed with the photos and stories we hear from our customers around the globe. To put our own spin on this, we engaged highly regarded outdoor photographer Tyler Roemer to capture our own versions of Hydro Flask adventures around the state of Oregon. You may also notice that we have re-shot every Hydro Flask product on the site, so users can experience the higher quality construction and distinctive look and feel of a Hydro Flask. These images portraying adventure and dependable quality are the ear marks of our brand. You have let us know how important these are whether you are staying hydrated while enjoying the outdoors, golf, or yoga, recharging with a quality hot tea or coffee, or sharing what you consider the best India Pale Ale with friend.

User Experience:

Within the brand experience, we wanted to provide HydroFlask.com visitors the opportunity to access and participate in our online community, learn more about our company and our products, locate a nearby store that carries Hydro Flask, post to our social media site, or checkout with ease at our online store. Experienced customers can visit our Social page to see what other customers are saying on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and then post their own content. New visitors can learn more about us via the Hydro Flask tab to access information about the technology behind our products, lifetime warranty, store locator and FAQs.

In addition, another important aspect to our new website is the integration of our charity program, 5% Back into HydroFlask.com. Now our customers can access 5% Back directly, making it easier to learn about the charities we work with and to influence the allocation of donation dollars. Giving back is a core value of Hydro Flask as we believe great flasks and great causes go together. In just a few minutes time, each customer can do their part by registering their purchase and selecting the charity they wish to direct their proceeds to.

Ambassadors:

Lastly, Hydro Flask is pleased to showcase our new Ambassador Program, featuring a diverse, carefully chosen set of representatives that live our brand values.  Our ambassadors are more than just professional athletes and craftspeople who happen to use Hydro Flask products. We’ve teamed up with people who are passionate about their sport or trade, Hydro Flask and about their community. Our Ambassadors span veteran professionals to up-and-coming athletes in the realms of skiing, snowboarding, ultra running, yoga, rock climbing, canoe sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, cycling, and cross-fit. Our ambassadors also include craftspeople that bring passion and a pursuit of perfection that we feel are best served in a Hydro Flask 18oz Flip Cap or Hydro Flask growler  These include a talented coffee roaster and an award winning craft brewer. Despite the diversity,all share a common lifestyle and passion that are reflective of the Hydro Flask brand.

We hope that you enjoy our website as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it. Please visit often to see what new things we have in store for you and to contribute your own Hydro Flask stories!

Thanks for being a fan!

Cheers,
Scott Allan Signature

Scott Allan

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Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winners

Great American Beer Festival LogoThe 2013 Great American Beer Festival wrapped up Saturday, October 12, in Denver, Colorado, after 3 days of tasting and competition among the largest number and widest variety of hand-crafted products in the American beer industry. Put on by the Brewers Association every year since 1982, the Great American Beer Festival is the American brewing industry’s top public tasting opportunity and competition, and according to the Guinness Book of World Records®, there is no other place on earth where a beer aficionado can find more beers on tap.

This year, Hydro Flask was in attendance, showcasing our 64 oz Beer Growler in the newest color available, Copper Brown. Our 64 oz Beer Growler is the first insulated growler of its kind, and perfect for keeping your beer frosty cold.

A big part of the Festival is the beer competition, in which breweries enter their beers to be judged by a Professional Judge Panel for a specified style category. There are 75 beer-style categories, and the Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals based on excellence in each category. Among the most coveted in the industry, these awards are not given lightly, and they are recognized around the world as a symbol of brewing excellence. The Award Criteria for Gold is: “A world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style, displaying the proper balance of taste, aroma and appearance.”

Hydro Flask 64 oz Copper Brown GrowlerWe are honored to announce that 15 of the Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winners are Hydro Flask customers. Additionally, Hydro Flask brewer ambassador Tonya Cornett was behind the 10 Barrel Brewing medal winner – Congrats Tonya! Here’s a shakedown of our customers who took home gold medals:

10 Barrel Brewing (Bend, OR) – German Sparkle Party Berliner Weiss (German-Style Sour Ale)

Bend Brewing Co. (Bend, OR) – Lovely (Aged Beer) and Ching Ching (American-Style Sour Ale)

Black Tooth Brewing Co. (Sheridan, WY) – Black Eagle Baltic Porter (Baltic-Style Porter)

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, MO) – Love Child No. 3 (Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer)

Carver Brewing Co. (CO) – Munich Dunkel (European-Style Dunkel)

CB and Potts Restaurant and Brewery (Durango, CO) – Big Horn Hefeweizen (South German-Style Hefeweizen)

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. (Roseland, Virginia) – Old Virginia Dark (American-Style Dark Lager) and Azreal (Belgian- and French-Style Ale)

Great Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, CO) – Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (Chocolate Beer)

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, CO) – Fade to Black Volume 1 (Foreign-Style Stout), Sawtooth Ale (Ordinary or Special Bitter) and Milk Stout (Sweet Stout or Cream Stout)

Lost Rhino Brewing Co. (Ashburn, VA) – Rhinofest (German-Style Märzen)

Ninkasi Brewing Co. (Eugene, OR) – Bohemian Pilsner (Bohemian-Style Pilsner)

Odell Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, CO) – 5 Barrel (Classic English-Style Pale Ale)

Piney River Brewing Co. (Bucyrus, MO) – Old Tom Porter (Brown Porter)

Rock Bottom Brewery (CO) – Moonlight Porter (Robust Porter)

Ska Brewing (Durango, CO) – True Blonde Ale (English-Style Summer Ale)

In addition, Devils Backbone Brewing Company won Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year, and Rock Bottom Brewery (Broomfield, CO) was awarded Brewpub Group and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year.

Great job to everyone who participated in the Great American Beer Festival, and congratulations to all those who took home medals. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival!

Cheers!

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness BannerOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual health campaign organized by major charities, including the American Cancer Society, aimed at increasing awareness of the disease and raising funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure, as well as providing support for those affected by breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, and about 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. However, thanks to the American Cancer Society and dramatic improvements in cancer research, treatment and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today.

Hydro Flask is showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a limited edition, pink 21 oz Breast Cancer Awareness bottle. For each Breast Cancer Awareness bottle purchase, Hydro Flask will donate 5% of the total bottle sales to the American Cancer Society. The 21 oz, standard mouth bottle comes in Hydro Flask’s bright, spirited Pinkadelic color, with a ribbon engraving. It makes a great gift, not to mention an  ongoing reminder of the importance of prevention and early detection, for all the ladies in your life!

Is pink not exactly your color? No worries! You can still participate by purchasing the Hydro Flask of your choice and visiting our charitable arm, 5% Back, and selecting the American Cancer Society during the month of October. Visit our website, www.FivePercentBack.org for more information and to enter the serial number from your Hydro Flask purchase. To learn more about breast cancer, visit the American Cancer Society web page and see how your donation makes a difference.

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