Down Shift Hydration Hip Pack
Definitely less hot and cumbersome than a backpack, this new hip-pack from Hydro Flask is as light as they come. You’ll forget you’re wearing it, but it holds a significant amount of water and gear for long summer rides.
The Down Shift Hydration Hip Pack features the Cold Flow System—an insulated 1.5L reservoir, neoprene reservoir sleeve with reflective lining and articulated back panel—that keeps water chilled three-plus hours, and removes forever the “heat blanket” effect of some bike backpacks. The ripstop bottle pockets (that can hold 12 – 24 ounce Hydro Flask bottles) ensure you’re well-hydrated for longer rides, and the quick stash pockets are easy to reach (so you never have to remove the pack to reach stuff).
Plus: Gear Straps allow you to pile on an extra layer or compress your load. And you can tuck the straps away when not in use for seamless storage.
Cold Flow System™️ keeps water cold for 3+ hours.
HydraPak®️ IsoBound™️ 1.5L Insulated Reservoir.
High-flow HydraPak®️ Blaster Bite Valve self-seals after each sip.
HydraPak®️ Plug-N-Play™️ connect system for convenient refilling.
Dual stretch bottle pockets fit 12 – 24 ounce Standard and Wide Mouth Hydro Flask bottles.
Deployable, adjustable gear and compression straps.
Dual zippered hip belt pockets.
Internal organization for tools, snacks, keys and other essentials.
Soft-lined media and sunglass pocket.
Bike light attachment.
Insulated Food Jars
One of Hydro Flask’s mottos is “Pack well now, eat well later.” And this mainly applies to their seriously well-made food jars. What makes these the finest such jars we’ve ever tested? First, they’re easy to open (with a soft-grip lid) and convenient to eat from (thanks to the extra-wide mouth). They keep ice cream cold and soup hot. And they can travel far without fear of leaks or breaking. So: take your favorite meal anywhere.
TempShield insulation keeps cold foods cold and hot foods hot for hours.
Soft grip lid is easy to open.
Wide Mouth design is convenient to eat from while on the go.
18/8 pro-grade stainless steel construction.
BPA-free and phthalate-free.
Plus: Hydro Flask’s #RefillForGood Initiative
Hydro Flask first launched its Refill for Good initiative last summer, uniting the brand with consumers, pro athletes and global thought leaders to eliminate single-use container waste. Refill for Good is the rally cry to make good changes for good reasons, educating consumers to protect and preserve green spaces through simple, achievable actions – such as choosing reusables to single-use bottles and containers.
In early 2021, Hydro Flask conducted a survey to measure the impact of COVID on consumption of sustainable vs. single-use plastic products. The results showed that during the pandemic, 67% of respondents had reverted to using single-use plastic items.
Just take it from Hydro Flask ambassador, plastics researcher and founder of the non-profit We Swim Wild, Laura Sanderson. Laura is swimming the cold, open waters of the UK’s 15 national parks (nearly 1,000 km) on a mission to map the levels of microplastics found in water samples she collects. Through her work, highlighted in this 2-minute Hydro Flask film, she hopes to raise awareness and lobby for change at government level.
Here, Laura shares three easy steps to reduce your plastic footprint in 2021:
–Swap single-use plastic bottles and food containers for reusable alternatives. Reusable water bottles are the number one refillable product that Americans own, according to the survey – an easy swap that studies show keeps 217 plastic bottles from going into a landfill each year!
–Shop for clothes that are made from non-synthetic materials, aim for fewer loads and wash on a lower setting. Everyday washing of our clothes produces more microfibers – and up to 40% of them enter rivers, lakes, and oceans.
–Walk, bike, or opt for public transport wherever possible. Car tires are a significant source of microplastics that end up being washed into rivers, lakes and oceans.