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Federal Court Affirms Hydrapak Victory Over Source Vagabond

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Hydrapak issued this press release regarding the United States Federal Appellate Court affirmation of the dismissal of a law suit brought by Source Vagabond in 2011 alleging patent infringement by Hydrapak.

Hydrapak, a leading global supplier of active-lifestyle hydration equipment, announced that the United States Federal Appellate Court affirmed its victory over Source Vagabond Systems in a 2011 patent-infringement lawsuit.

In a one-word ruling, the court “affirmed” the decision made in April 2012 by the U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon, which dismissed Source Vagabond’s claims of patent infringement.

In a related decision, the Hon. Judge James L. Cott recommended a sanction amount of $187,000 in the favor of Hydrapak for the frivolous filing of the lower court case. This recommendation now goes to Judge McMahon for her ruling.

“Once again, the courts have validated the integrity of our work,” said Matt Lyon, President of Hydrapak. “We are thrilled to move forward from this chapter and continue to create superior hydration systems.”

Hydrapak, which has steadily gained market share in the military, industrial and law enforcement categories, recently announced two separate partnerships with top military designer and manufacturer, London Bridge Trading, and leading distributor and U.S. Prime Vendor Source One Distributors.

“By mirroring our successful recreation business model of partnering with industry and worldwide brands, Hydrapak continues to gain market share in the hydration category on the Military, LE and Industrial fronts,” Lyon added.

Source Vagabond’s 2011 lawsuit contended that the top closure system used in Hydrapak’s Reversible Reservoir II infringed upon Source Vagabond’s patent.

Even before the suit was dismissed last April, Hydrapak was awarded its own patent on its unique and novel closure method – a tacit acknowledgment of the company’s pioneering design and intellectual property.

www.hydrapak.com

SEK Solutions to Supply AquaSource Water Tanker to USMC

Friday, August 17th, 2012

SEK Solutions has announced that it has been awarded an order from the US Marine Corps to supply 2,613 AquaSource Water Tanker 5 Gallon (20L) Collapsible Water Bags manufactured by Source Hydration for the Marines’ Mountain Cold Weather and General Support Equipment Program.

Developed specifically for the requirements of the US Marine Corps, the Source Aquasource reduces the weight of the system by 13.4 pounds compared to the old Collapsible Water Bag procured through the Marine Enhancement Project. In addition to its primary function as providing a water resupply system that is more easily transported by a Marine Rifle Squad during dismounted operations, the Source Aquasource also provides capability to function as a Vehicle Hydration System for mounted operations when paired with the Vehicle Hydration Hub Upgrade Kit, as well as being able to be used as a Field Shower system when paired with the Field Shower Upgrade Kit.

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AquaSource is a durable, collapsible, backpackable hydration alternative to traditional water cans. Source uses a Glass-like reservoir technology that helps eliminate fungus and the absorption of odd tastes by the bladder.

Source Hydration Announces New Distribution for US Market

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Source Hydration has announced that The Craig Group will be taking over distribution of Source’s tactical hydration product line within the United States, starting August 1st, 2012.

Their press release goes on to say -

With their head office in Virginia Beach, VA and fulfillment center in Rossville, Georgia, The Craig Group will be able to offer more responsive customer service and efficient ordering processes, as well as faster fulfillment of Source Hydration products, as they will be warehousing Source Hydration’s product line in their GA warehouse. In addition to improved customer service and order fulfillment, The Craig Group and Source Hydration will be launching an aggressive consumer based marketing campaign, starting in Fall 2012. More details to follow in the next few months.

The 2012 retailer price list will remain unchanged, with freight charges being based FOB Georgia. Current Source Hydration retailers are welcome to continue ordering from Source directly; however, after October 1st 2012 shipping charges will be based as FOB Haifa, Israel with the dealer paying for international shipping and customs brokering charges.

Amanda Shipley from The Craig Group will be the account manager for all Source Hydration related matters. As such, she will be contacting our present customers in the next few days to introduce herself to you and send the credit and dealer application paperwork along with the 2012 Source Hydration US retail price list for The Craig Group.

Amanda’s contact information is:

Amanda Shipley
Source Hydration Customer Account Manager

The Craig Group
195 S. Rosemont Rd. Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Phone: 757-427-7563 ext. 13 | Fax: 757-427-7564
Email: sales@thecraiggroupdistribution.com

215 Gear Partners with Source Hydration as New US Stocking Dealer

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

215 Gear have announced that they are now a Source Hydration dealer.

www.215gear.com

Source Hydration Announces New Australian Distributor

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Source Hydration has announced that Sport Outdoor Leisure Australia (SOLA) has been appointed the distributor of the Source range of products in Australia and New Zealand. SOLA will be distributing Source’s Tactical line to retailers in addition to its outdoor recreation hydration and footwear lines. CrossFire Australia will continue working in close cooperation with SOLA to represent Source to Australian MOD clients.

SOLA’s press release reads:

“SOLA will, with effect from 1 September 2012, become the Australian and New Zealand Distributor of the Source range of products. Source is a world leader in Hydration Systems, Hiking Sandals, Socks and Travel accessories supplying the outdoor recreational market, and industrial and military markets in over 25 countries on all continents. Founded in 1989, Source has been a ground breaker in its categories worldwide for over 20 years.

Source has a significant research and manufacturing capability and is committed to the ongoing development of innovative outdoor products for world markets. Both SOLA and Source share a passion and commitment to the environment and social responsibility programs.

SOLA, has over the past decade, established a high level of expertise and intellectual property in the hydration space. It is confident that by partnering with Source it will bring competitive, new and exciting products to its various market segments.”

SOLA, in addition to Source is the Australian distributor for Bianchi, Netti, Fox, Fizik, Selle Royal, Brooks, ESS and Allen.

Great news for ANZACs looking for hydration options.

Sneak Peek – Source Double D

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Double D from Source…Coming Fall 2012

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Warrior West – Source Hydration

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

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Source Hydration offers the Razor; the keep-it-simple approach to MOLLE hydration. It is designed to integrate specifically with armor vest carriers and other platforms with PALS webbing. However, they did something interesting. The Razor can be fitted to both even and odd numbered PALS channels thanks to a little bit of innovation. The low profile baffled bladder is great for use while seated or when wearing packs.

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Unit and agency orders go to www.adsinc.com.

Source Hydration – Their Development Philosophy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Drum Roll Please

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The winner of Day #13 of the 12 Days of Tactical Christmas is TC Collins. TC’s innovative use of Duct Tape had us enthralled.

Everyone who entered did an outstanding job and we are so impressed that we’ve decided to do something special for all of you. We’ll be in touch to discuss the details.

Thank you to everyone who entered as well as the giveaway sponsors:
5.11 Tactical
Black Palm Syndicate
Blue Force Gear
G-Code
HSGI
Legion Firearms
Line of Fire
Massif
Medford Knife & Tool
MSR
Source Hydration
Tac Girls
Tactical Distributors
Tactical Research
Tactical Tailor
Triple Aught Design
Wild Things

Visit Source Hydration at SHOT Show

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Source Hydration is exhibiting at the 2012 SHOT Show in booth #5022 on Level 1 in the Law Enforcement and Tactical Products area. Displayed will be their 2012 product lineup including armor integrated low profile hydration, CBRN hydration, as well as their groundbreaking Vehicle Hydration Hub System.


In addition to DOD customers, Source is making its products available to retail dealers for 2012.
Contact Matt Fisher for more information: matt@sourceoutdoor.com