Collaboration Offers Ultralight Microfilter and Soft Flask Combo

(OAKLAND, CA) – HydraPak® – the creator of innovative hydration solutions for performance-driven people – has partnered with Katadyn®, the Swiss leaders in water filtration and purification, to launch the BeFree™ water filtration system.

Perfect for backcountry and urban travel, the BeFree™ is an ultra-light 0.6L, integrated microfilter and flexible soft flask. A first of its kind in the market, the BeFree™ EZ-Clean Filter Membrane allows users to easily clean the filter anytime, anywhere with just a simple swish or shake.

“As the leaders in soft flask technology, our collaboration with Katadyn as a trusted water filtration partner exemplifies both brands commitment to constantly evolve and advance the methods by which people hydrate,” says Matt Lyon, CEO of HydraPak. “We are thrilled to partner with Katadyn on an innovative user-focused product.”

The BeFree™ filter offers effortless drinking without sucking due to its unique Free Flowing Channel filter technology. As the smallest packable filter in the Katadyn lineup (read: 58g), the BeFree packs down to fit in your pocket, allowing users to smash, stash and go.

Renowned for its expertise in manufacturing with TPU, HydraPak produces a broad range of purpose-built flexible bottles, soft flasks and reservoirs. Through its own branded products and partnerships with dozens of OEMs, HydraPak’s focus categories include the outdoor, mountain biking, running, winter sports, tactical and adventure travel markets.

The BeFree™ is currently available in outdoor specialty stores and is compatible with all HydraPak products with a 42mm opening.

For more information, visit: www.hydrapak.com or www.katadyn.com.

About HydraPak 

Pushing boundaries to redefine the future of hydration, HydraPak creates innovative solutions that stand up to the harshest environments. Easy-to-use and highly functional, every HydraPak product showcases the technical manufacturing expertise that has distinguished the company for nearly two decades. By offering a better way to hydrate, and continually seeking to refine its offerings, HydraPak has pioneered new product categories and become a trusted partner for dozens of major OEMs. These renowned global brands integrate HydraPak’s proprietary designs and technologies into their hydration products for recreational, athletic and military use.

About Katadyn

Katadyn is the Switzerland-based market leader for portable, personal water treatment systems and products for the outdoor and marine industries. Under the guiding principal, “Making water drinking water,” Katadyn develops and manufactures its portable water filters, desalinators and chemical disinfectants for camping, hiking or global journeys. With Katadyn products, clean drinking water is a given even in remote corners of the globe. As functionally multipurpose as a Swiss army knife, the finely tuned product portfolio offers diverse and personal solutions for water treatment. Still made in Switzerland today, the product line ranges from water filters and tried-and-true Micropur tablets to the smallest manual desalinator for marine applications. One thing all products have in common is our high standard of quality, reliability and easy operation. For that reason, many international aid organizations as well as the military rely on the survival aid and life-saving support from market leader Katadyn. Katadyn is a brand in the Katadyn Group portfolio.