Oakland, CA - Editors at Women’s Health Magazine recently chose Hydrapak SoftFlasks for one of the coveted “2015 Fitness Awards” in the May 2015 issue. The publication named the hydration solution among the “Best Water Bottles.”  

Women’s Health editors called the patented SoftFlask a “game changing” product citing its lightweight construction, size when collapsed and the ability to stash it anywhere. Owing to its innovative design and functionality, Hydrapak’s SoftFlask series is an effective solution for hydration on the go.

“SoftFlasks are the perfect portable hydration solution,” said Sam Lopez, Director of Design at Hydrapak. “Whether on a morning run, training at the gym or hitting the trails for a weekend adventure, Hydrapak SoftFlasks’ space-saving design equips athletes with foolproof hydration.”
Constructed from durable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), SoftFlasks are a soft-sided water bottle that collapses when empty to roughly one-fifth its full size. Design-rich SoftFlasks feature a locking top for no-leak performance and a post-and-sheath silicone bite valve for easy spill-proof sipping.

“Our team is continuing to develop new collapsible hydration products for multiple uses, and the fitness market receives significant focus of our team’s attention,” said Matt Lyon, President of Hydrapak. “We’re honored the SoftFlask design has been recognized by Women’s Health fitness experts in such a high-profile manner.”

SoftFlasks are available in five sizes, the 350ml and 500ml sizes are excellent handheld models easily carried or pocketed in a running belt or vest. The 750ml size is designed for those requiring more water for longer outings but still enjoy the functionality of the bite-valve cap and space-saving design. The 150ml and 250ml sizes were designed specifically for use with energy gels, but have been adopted by those wanting small amounts of hydration for shorter duration activities.
In addition to the SoftFlask being bestowed a “Fitness Award”, Hydrapak technology was included in another of the Women’s Health “Fitness Award” winners. The Nathan Moxy Race Vest, listed in the same article, carries a Hydrapak two-liter reservoir and drinking tube.

With specific designs for fitness, outdoor, bicycle and tactical markets, Hydrapak is the leading designer of space-saving, collapsible and flexible hydration systems. 

For more information on Hydrapak hydration solutions visit hydrapak.com or contact Patrick Brown at patrick@palemorning.com.


The hydration specialist, Hydrapak builds the easiest-to-use and most functional hydration systems available. Their technical manufacturing expertise allows Hydrapak to design and build unique and inventive solutions to portable hydration. By pushing the boundaries of design and materials, Hydrapak’s innovative solutions deliver superior performance for all activities. With input from dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, Hydrapak continuously refines its products to achieve a standard of performance unsurpassed in the industry. This strategy has positioned Hydrapak as the leading provider of personal hydration systems to an extensive and growing list of manufacturers integrating Hydrapak solutions into their products for recreational and military use.