It all started in 2008 on a hot day on a beach in Hawaii.
That day, Travis Rosbach had an epiphany. He realized that his water bottle, and all the others he saw around him, didn’t measure up. He saw bland, sand-encrusted containers of increasingly warm water. His subsequent research revealed that there were no great options that delivered high performance, safety and attractive design. This gaping hole in the market led to the creation of the first Hydro Flask, incorporating principles of vacuum insulation, safety (BPA-free), food grade stainless steel, a range of fun durable colors and a charitable arm called FivePercentBack.org to give a portion back to worthy causes.
Hydro Flask settled in Bend, Oregon at the base of the Cascade Mountains with world class downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, road and mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, fishing, golf and other activities. Abound with outdoor enthusiasts from recreational hobbyists to professional athletes, word quickly spread in Bend and the surrounding area of the new container and its breakthrough technology. People were amazed after sipping ice-cold water from their Hydro Flask after it sat in a blazing hot car for hours and equally impressed after snowshoeing up a mountain and still being able to enjoy piping hot coffee at the summit.
Today, over 5,000 retail storefronts across the country proudly carry Hydro Flask. These include many of the country’s top outdoor, sporting goods, golf, natural food and other specialty retailers. These also include many of the nation’s top microbreweries who proudly showcase their logos on engraved or screen printed Hydro Flask growlers – the first double wall stainless steel vacuum-insulated growler available.
Keep a bottle at the office and fill it up at the jug for cold water through your whole shift. Use a food flask for keeping portable meals hot on camping trips. Or leave a bunch of 40-oz bottles in the rig, one for each member of your fire crew. There are all kinds of possibilities with these bottles, and though it’s carried in over 5,000 retail stores, only at GovX can you get your Hydroflask military discount.
Why choose Hydro Flask?
Hydro Flasks® keep your liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to12 hours. They are made from 100% recyclable, unlined, BPA-free stainless steel, and they have a lifetime warranty. The Hydro Flask is available in 12-64oz bottles in narrow, standard and wide mouth sizes.
FivePercentBack.org was created by Hydro Flask in 2009. Hydro Flask stands apart in their belief that great flasks and great causes can go hand-in-hand. They are strong believers in taking care of each other and the environment in which we live. Therefore, when Hydro Flask began in 2009, FivePercentBack.org started as well. Through FivePercentBack.org, Hydro Flask offers you an opportunity to give back to the greater community by choosing a charity to donate five percent of the net profit of your Hydro Flask purchase.
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