5 Minute Profile: Hydro Flask, Bend

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By Jim Teece

Each Month I spend 5 minutes using the web to find information about Oregon Companies.

Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks. 

Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask is committed to bringing customers Unexpected Refreshment each and every time through the unique combination of temperature, taste and transport. Every bottle features the company’s TempShield™ double wall insulation to keep beverages at the desired temperature, 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure pure and refreshing taste, and durable powder coat and ergonomic design for the ultimate in transport. Hydro Flasks are stylish, BPA-free, recyclable, and backed by a lifetime warranty.

They moved into new Bend Headquarters in 2016.

The modern 12,000-square foot office building incorporates a variety of unique features including a hydration station, bike corral and showers for post-lunch exercise outings. In addition, team members have access to beverage taps and specialty coffee equipment featuring Hydro Flask customers’ microbrews, kombucha, and roasted coffee. With panoramic view windows and roll-up doors facing the Cascades, the space embodies Hydro Flask’s fun and adventure-oriented brand culture.

The building encompasses an integrated research and development center with product design, engineering, and testing, along with sales, marketing, operations, finance, and human resources. There is also an open space for team members to collaborate and socialize. 

“We’ve built an incredible team and we’re excited that we now have a facility that both better reflects our brand and accommodates our recent expansion,” said Hydro Flask General Manager Scott Allan.

The company was acquired in February 2016 by Helen of Troy for $210M cash. 

The Hydro Flasks are made in China, but the company says the factory is highly regulated, pays fair wages, and is socially conscious.

There are no press releases on their website since 8/9/2019.

“From modest beginnings, we exploded with hydra- tion-loving fans everywhere to hit 1 million in sales by 2011. We now offer over 100 products across : hydration, coffee, beer, food and soft-goods.”

Helen of Troy is based out of El Paso, TX and also owns OXO, Vicks, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Hot Tools, Dry Bar.

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