Hydro Flask & Deschutes Brewery Team Up for Giveway

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There’s still time to get out and enjoy summer, and Hydro Flask is teaming up with the great folks over at Deschutes Brewery for an awesome end-of-summer Picnic Package giveaway through Mantry.com, a modern food-of-the-month club geared toward American artisan food and high performance food and beverage products. Gift Pack Items

To enter, simply visit Mantry.com/giveaway, enter your e-mail address and ‘Like’ Mantry.com through Facebook*. Three prize packs will be given away and winners will be announced on Friday, September 13th (kinda scary, but in a good way).

*Facebook account is not required to enter contest.

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#DrinkUpSummer Winners Announced!

Drink Up Summer BannerAnd we have a winner for the Hydro Flask #DrinkUpSummer Photo Contest! The voting race was incredibly close (2 votes separated 1st and 2nd) and because of this, we have a few extra items for the runner-up, as well.

Congratulations to Laura Mooney, who is our first place vote getter with her awesome photo at Mirror Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest. Laura, please contact Hydro Flask to claim your prize pack, which includes:

Drink Up Summer 1st Place photo by Laura Mooney

Drink Up Summer 1st Place photo by Laura Mooney

• Hydro Flask Copper Brown Growler (just released a week ago!)
• Deuter backpack
• A pair of Bogs shoes (please let us know your shoe size when you e-mail)
• Ruffwear Bivy Bota Bowl for your canine friend
• Ruffwear Hydro Plane floating Frisbee for your canine friend
• Wigwam socks

Out second place prize goes out to Molly Cougill, who was only 2 votes from first (so close!). Molly, please contact Hydro Flask to claim your prize pack:

Drink Up Summer 2nd Place photo by Molly Cougill

Drink Up Summer 2nd Place photo by Molly Cougill

• Hydro Flask Copper Brown Growler
• Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18 Backpack

Also, we have a few Hydro Flasks to give away for some of the folks that voted! We randomly selected six people out of everyone who voted in the contest – each person will be able to select the Hydro Flask of their choice (excluding the growler and limited to items in stock).

The random winners are:
• Mauro Zuim
• Cindy Hwang
• Alyssa Spiering
• Chris Nishti
• Todd Civin
• Mike Smith

All winners will be contacted via e-mail for details on claiming your prizes.

A big shout out goes to the great brands who were kind enough to be involved in the contest and generously provide product for our winners. Thank you to:

Ruffwear
Mountain Hardwear
Bogs
Wigwam
Deuter

Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to all for helping us #DrinkUpSummer with your Hydro Flasks!

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AMBASSADOR FEATURE: Lucas Wachs – Skiing

Photo: Pete Alport

Summer hasn’t even wrapped up yet and Hydro Flask skiing ambassador Lucas Wachs is already clicking in his skies and snagging cover shots. His latest feature? Wachs appears on the front cover of the Lib-Tech Ski homepage. As impressive as this is, it’s just a tiny glimpse into the kind of exposure we anticipate Wachs gaining this year.

Six-year Freeride Team member and Oregon-based Mt. Bachelor skier, Wachs joined the Hydro Flask Ambassador team earlier in 2013 and shares the same “work hard play hard” mentality as we do. If he’s not in his backyard (aka Mt. Bachelor), then he’s out enjoying everything else Central Oregon has to offer. With his personal motto “The world is your terrain park,” there’s not much Lucas doesn’t do—from skating to mountain biking to skiing, he’s not afraid to drop in; just so long as he’s getting stoked on what he’s doing.

Along with Hydro Flask, other great brands such as Lib Tech, The North Face, Skijersaa’s, Dragon, Black Strap, New Growth, and Mt. Bachelor have seen something in his incredible talent and skiing abilities. So far, he’s made all the right moves to get to where he is now including keeping a positive mindset, treating his body like the ultimate temple and surrounding himself with awesome friends.

This fall, we look forward to checking out his segment in the upcoming movie “All Damn Day” along with his edits on Newschoolers.com, among other locations. Unlike some of his fellow skiers, Wachs is making a name for himself at the ripe young age of 19 and continuing to kill it both on the hill and with his friendly, Bend-native charm.

Check out the below edit of Wachs and friends at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon, or follow him at http://www.lucaswachs.com/blog.html.

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Outside Magazine Names Hydro Flask One of America’s Best Places to Work

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Hydro Flask was named recently to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The company, which is celebrating its 4th anniversary this year, was ranked 27th out of 100 selected companies. The full list of the top- performing small, medium, and large companies is available online at OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork. The list of winning companies is also included in the August issue of the magazine, now available on newsstands nationwide.

As part of the ranking process, Hydro Flask employees completed confidential employee-satisfaction surveys to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives and community outreach programs. Employer questionnaires about the same topics were also included in the program. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

“Since our company’s inception four years ago in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask has embodied a work hard, play hard attitude in a unique mountain town setting where we have the opportunity to test out all of our products right in our own backyard,” said Scott Allan, CEO of Hydro Flask. “Our employees feel great about the mission of the company and the products that they stand behind, and our success can be attributed to their passion and dedication. We are all thrilled to receive such honorable recognition.”

In addition to the comfortable, open work environment, Hydro Flask offers a generous benefits package and paid time off, profit sharing program for employees, paid time off for individual volunteer work and company-wide outings for volunteering. The company also offers tuition reimbursement and involvement in Commute Options, which rewards employees for biking, carpooling, telecommuting or walking to work. Additionally, Hydro Flask hosts Friday lunches for all employees, and organized outings during lunch and after work, such as trail running and mountain biking.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States.

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Healthy Hydration: The Benefits of COLD Water Consumption

Bodybuilder & Hydro Flask Fan Aimee Leclerc

Bodybuilder & Hydro Flask Fan Aimee Leclerc

Who likes the taste of lukewarm water? Not us! In fact, we’ve made it our mission to save the world from lukewarm water. Hydro Flasks are carefully designed to help keep your liquids COLD for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. Cold water not only TASTES better but it’s also better FOR you. Seriously! That’s why Hydro Flask’s double-wall vacuum insulated technology will not only impress your friends and loved ones, but it will also provide you with long term health benefits.

Why Should You Care?

The benefits of drinking cold water are extensive, especially during and directly after a hot workout when your core temperature is up. Cold water has been shown in tests to help bring your body temperature down, which is important when we need to replace fluids that were lost during heavy breathing, sweating and urination. Cold water is also easily digestible, therefore it exits the stomach more easily and allows for faster re-hydration and nourishment. Even after your workout, you should continue to drink cold water, as it helps break down meals and prevents constipation.

No Little White Lies.

We’ve found a variety of studies have been conducted to show the increased health benefits of drinking cold water versus lukewarm or room temperature. According to a study from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, athletes who ingested COLD water had a significantly smaller rise in core temperature over their 60 minute workout duration and were able to postpone a rise in body temperature for at least 30 minutes. Whereas, those who drank room-temperature water (perhaps because they have not acquired a Hydro Flask of their own yet!), were only able to withstand an increase in core temperature for 15 minutes and did not perform as well as the ladder participants in performance tests.  Furthermore, cold water has been proven in its ability to help you lose weight and increase both your metabolism and total calories burned. The study found  that your body tends to burn more energy when cold water is being consumed, which means calories are constantly being burned when your body has to heat up the water to normal body temperature.

Still Not Convinced?

21oz Hydro FlaskBottom line is cold water is essential for those leading healthy, active lifestyles.  At Hydro Flask, we want to help you stay cool, hydrated and healthy during these hotter months and believe that our bottle could be the answer to saving the world from lukewarm water. During a heavy workout, having cold water seems like the most healthful option, not only because it is thirst quenching but also because of its ability to prevent your core temperature from rising for a longer period of time. Post workout is also beneficial because it is easily digestible and therefore is able to move through the body more quickly and provide re-hydration almost instantly. How much better could it get?! The days of lukewarm water drinks have come to an end. No more overheating or dehydrating due to lack of cold water. It’s here and it’s cold. So get out and get on with your adventures just as you always have- before you go though, get your hands on a Hydro Flask. You won’t be sorry. Seriously.

Information gathered from:

  1. Health benefits of drinking cold water. (2012). 360 Living , 2. Retrieved from http://www.360living.in/article/health-benefits-drinking-cold-water
  1. Carlson-Phillips, A. (2012). The effect of a cold beverage during an exercise session combining both strength and energy systems development training on core temperature and markers of performance . Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition ,9(44), Retrieved from http://www.jissn.com/content/9/1/44

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FivePercentBack.org Has a New Look

Hey Hydration Nation! Hydro Flask’s charitable arm, FivePercentBack.org, has been working on a new logo, updating the website, as well as streamlining the process for making donations, and it is all ready for you to check out! FivePercentBack.org allows you, the customer, to choose which charity 5% of the net profit of your flask purchase will go. FivePercentBack.org now has a new list of charities to choose from that are reflective of Hydro Flask’s mission for charitable giving and work on a national or global level including:

Adopt-A-Classroom, American Cancer Society, charity:water, Fair Trade USA, Habitat for Humanity International, Kids in the Game, Leave No Trace, National Public Radio, Red Cross, Special Olympics, Surfrider Foundation, United Way and World Wildlife Foundation.

Check us out on Facebook; we will be posting about Hydro Flask’s charitable efforts and events as well as those of the charities listed above.

Happy donating!

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Hydro Flask’s “Drink Up Summer” Photo Contest

Tis’ the season for adventure! Summer is officially here… To kick it off right, Hydro Flask is launching its “Drink Up Summer” Photo Contest.

We believe our customers are some of the most creative, enthusiastic and passionate out there and want to see what adventures you & your Hydro Flasks are taking this summer. We encourage participants to enter a photo that embodies summertime adventure, fun and hydration. Each Monday we will be announcing one lucky “weekly winner” who will receive a Hydro Flask of their choice. The weekly winners will be automatically entered into the running for the Grand Prize winner, who will be voted on by our fans! The Grand Prize winner will receive a wide assortment of prizes from us & a few of our partner businesses. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Monday September, 2nd, 2013.

To enter, upload your photo at the “Drink Up Summer” contest page. Please tag your photos with the hashtag “#DrinkUpSummer” and include in your photo at least one Hydro Flask product with the hashtag. For specific rules and restrictions, please visit the contest page.

  • *Each photo must contain at least one Hydro Flask product
  • *Don’t forget to tag your photo #DrinkUpSummer
  • *Weekly Winners may choose any Hydro Flask of their choice (with the exception of the Growler 64oz.)

Tune in every Monday to see the “Weekly Winners” and their photos on our blog.

Let the games begin!

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Straw Lid – More Inventory To Arrive Next Week

Straw Lid is Sold Out

Hydro Flask fans have been waiting for the Straw Lid for Wide Mouths for quite a while, so when we released the first wave of inventory this morning we knew it’d be popular. We didn’t quite know it would be THIS popular and unfortunately we’re sold out for the moment. The good news, however, is that we’ll have plenty more in stock by next week.

With that said, we apologize to everyone who has not been able to order the Straw Lid today. If you can’t wait until next week, please call your local Hydro Flask retailer near you to see if they have it in stock. Not all stores have them yet, but a few such as Roger Dunn Golf Store have plenty in stock. Please check out the Roger Dunn locations here.

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Hydro Flask Offers a Sip of Summer: Introducing the Straw Lid

Introducing the New Straw LidWith summer just around the corner, Hydro Flask is unveiling the new Straw Lid for Wide Mouth Hydro Flasks. Available at select Hydro Flask retailers around the country on June 15th (check here for store locations) and on the Hydro Flask Online Store, the Straw Lid fits the 18oz, 40oz and 64oz Hydro Flasks and will retail for $6.99.

The Straw Lid is an easy-to-use, BPA-free flip straw with a high flow-rate and a durable rubber coating to withstand bite marks. It comes with two separate straws that can be cut to fit any of your Wide Mouth Hydro Flasks and has a convenient finger loop so you can clip your bottle while on the go. The lid is BPA-free PP#5, top-rack dishwasher safe and is backed by Hydro Flask’s lifetime warranty.

The Straw Lid was created to fill demand from loyal Hydro Flask customers who were looking for an additional accessory for their Wide Mouth flasks. It joins the Hydro Flip Lid for Wide Mouths, and the Sport Cap for Narrow and Standard Mouth flasks in the accessory department.

Visit a retailer near you and pick up the new Straw Lid — summer sippin’ has never been easier!

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Hydro Flask to Sponsor the Subaru Outdoor Games 2013!

We are thrilled to be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Subaru Outdoor Games taking place in Central Oregon from June 25th-30th. Thanks to Subaru of Bend, a portion of the proceeds from the Outdoor Games will be going to local and national non-profit organizations located here in Central Oregon and nationwide! The week will be jam-packed with great outdoor events, food, beer and competition for the whole family to enjoy.

The Games kick off on Tuesday, June 25th at 2 pm in the Volcanic Theatre Pub in the Century Center where they will be featuring an encore presentation of the best films from the Bend Bicycle Film Festival from the past five years. As the week progresses, each day will celebrate a sport or activity that is vibrant here in the Central Oregon community, with the hopes of offering a little bit for everyone! Examples include kayaking, canoeing, running, mountain biking, skiing and more. For a full schedule & list of events go to http://subaruofbendoutsidegames.com/events.html.

In the final evening on Saturday, the Hydro Flask team would love your support at ‘The Champions of the Universe Invitational CyclePub Race‘ at Goodlife Brewery. The Hydro Flask-sponsored event will run from 5:30–9:30pm and will feature a handful of national celebrities steering the 6-person Cycle Pub, with challengers weaving throughout the course and completing obstacles on the way. Get there early, grab some cold beverages at Goodlife and snacks via one of the numerous food carts on the premises and cheer on your favorite team. A majority of beer sales, plus all competition entry fees will be split amongst two great charities — Commute Options and Kids in the Game. Costumes for the event, whether you’re participating or merely spectating, are highly encouraged!

Tickets can be purchased at Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe, Foot Zone, The Signal Spot, Hutch’s, or online at Ticket West http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aPDX13:PCEN0627%3a&linkID=twspok

Hope to see you all there!

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