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I Darley Defense Days – Hydrapak – Collapsible Canteen

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

For 15 years, Hydrapak has provided hydration systems to popular brands such as LBT, tactical tailor, MMI, TacProGear, and many more. The unique construction of their bladders allows them to be turned inside-out, to facilitate easier cleaning.

Recently, they’ve came out with a line of collapsible canteens in two models: the Stash and Softflask.

The Stash comes in 3/4 liter and 1 liter sizes. It’s collapsible design offers the advantage of a reduced footprint over traditional canteens systems, which maintain the same volume either empty or full.

Here’s a photo of a willing volunteer placing his full weight on a 3/4 Stash bottle.

The Softflask comes in 1/2 liter and 3/4 liter sizes.


The SplashGuard is a new product which inserts into wide mouth bottles, concentrating flow and protecting from splashback.

Hydrapak’s line of collapsible canteens are currently available at all base exchanges. However, as a special offer to SSD readers, now through June 15th take advantage of a special 50% off discount through the Hydrapak online store – use coupon code TACTICALUSER2015! to apply the discount.


HydraPak Hosts L.E.A.F Hour at SHOT 2015 In Appreciation of Uniformed Attendees

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

HydraPak, manufacturer of advanced hydration solutions, is expressing its gratitude to Law Enforcement and Armed Forces (L.E.A.F) in attendance at SHOT Show 2015 in Las Vegas.

Active duty law enforcement and military personnel are encouraged to visit the Hydrapak/Mercury Luggage booth (#10665) and receive a complimentary Hydrapak SoftFlask as a gesture of Hydrapak’s appreciation and commitment to those who serve. L.E.A.F. Hour takes place from 4pm to 5pm on Wednesday, January 21.

Anyone with a Common Access Card (CAC) or law enforcement ID can visit the booth during L.E.A.F. Hour and receive the award-winning collapsible SoftFlask hydration tool, a lightweight flexible TPU flask with soft bite valve and on/off modes for no-leak transport.

Hydrapak Reservoirs, bottles and SoftFlasks are recognized for revolutionary design, superior construction and extreme durability. As a global supplier of hydration products, Hydrapak provides expert guidance to industry partners within the tactical markets on the most advanced choices for their specific hydration equipment needs.

OR Summer Market – HydraPak

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Coming Fall 2014 from HydraPak is the new Stash bottle.


The soft sided Stash carries up to 750 ml of liquid yet collapses to a 2″ height when empty for storage or transport.

Other features:
BPA Free/ PVC Free/ Meets or exceeds FDA & EU regulations
Dishwasher Safe
Naturally Anti-fungal


Darley Defense Days – Hydrapak

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


The Hydrapak Softflask launched at Outdoor Retailer Winter market. TAA compliant versions are available in 750 and 500ml. It just so happens that the 500 fits perfectly in a Tactical Tailor Fight Light Universal Mag Pouch. They also offer several other standard and custom hydration solutions.

Email tracey@hydrapak.com for more information.


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.


Hydrapak Announces Partnerships with London Bridge Trading and Source One Distributors

Monday, January 14th, 2013

This announcement by Hydrapak, may well have some interesting implications for a market long dominated by Camelbak and to a lesser extent Source Hydration. Hydrapak has been around since 2001 and been an OEM provider of hydration bladders. LBT is well known for producing quality load carrying and armor systems and Source One Distributors brings their TLS and prime vendor experience to the table. It looks to be quite a combo.

Hydrapak, a leading global supplier of active-lifestyle hydration equipment, today announced partnerships with London Bridge Trading, a leading equipment designer and manufacturer for the United States Armed Forces, and Source One Distributors, a top military equipment distributor.

The new collaborations, featuring Hydrapak’s ultra-durable 1st Wave technology, make the Oakland-based company a leading supplier of hydration solutions for American troops at home and abroad.

“Hydrapak’s innovative hydration technologies and Source One’s knowledge of military distribution channels and tactical gear will allow us to provide additional assistance to the men and women of our armed forces,” said Vinny Chhibber, Source One’s marketing manager.

“Though our two companies are in a new relationship, Hydrapak has worked with us like we’ve been together for years,” said Vincent Moran, LBT’s vice-president of purchasing. “We look forward to a bright future with Hydrapak.”

Hydrapak introduced its 1st Wave hydration systems in 2011, its first product line designed specifically to the requirements of military, law enforcement, and industrial needs. In addition to reservoirs constructed with extra-thick thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), 1st Wave products also feature TPU- and Neoprene-insulated drinking tubes and dust covers for bite valves – design innovations that acknowledge the harsh environments where soldiers serve.

“We’re a hydration company that’s willing to innovate and capable of innovating,” said Hydrapak CEO and Lead Engineer Matt Lyon. He added that the company’s experience as an OEM provider for top brands such as The North Face, Salomon, and DaKine makes it uniquely suited to design and distribution partnerships.