Regular hydration is a must during physical exertion. Whether one uses a hydration bladder or a water bottle for this purpose depends on personal preference. Athletes who prefer drinking from the bladder carried in their backpack should take a closer look at Fidlock's hydration bladder and its clever closure system.
Conventional hydration bladders are closed at the top opening after filling with screw or clamp closures. With the hydration bladder, a magnetic closure takes over this task. After the liquid has been filled into the bladder, the magnetic bar closes fully automatically. This simplifies handling enormously and you do not run the risk of unintentional leakage of liquid when closing the full hydration bladder.
A snap closure on the bag flap, which is also magnetic and can be operated with one hand, provides additional protection and prevents accidental opening. Even when dropped on the back, where the hydration bladder is exposed to high mechanical pressure, it keeps tight.
The three magnetic closure strips that run across the entire width of the hydration bladder offer another advantage. The large opening not only makes the bladder easy to fill and empty, but also to clean and dry.
"We are delighted that our innovation has found favor in the industry and is attracting even more attention thanks to the award," emphasizes Joachim Fiedler, the founder of Fidlock.
In 2016, Fidlock founder Joachim Fiedler caused a sensation in the sporting goods industry for the first time. With the "TWIST bottle", Fidlock introduced a magnet-mechanical holder for bicycle drinking bottles, which makes the otherwise usual drinking bottle basket on the frame superfluous. The success of the "TWIST bottle" motivated Fiedler to transfer the principle of magnetic connections to other outdoor accessories. Today, Fidlock's product range includes cell phone holders, bike bags, waterproof protective covers and transport bags.
"With our products, we want to turn the brief, inconspicuous moment of opening and closing into an intuitive, surprising experience. Whether helmet or shoe, bag or satchel - the areas of application for our patented closure concepts based on magnetic-mechanical technology are diverse," explains Fiedler.
The company now holds 400 patents from 65 patent families and is represented by 60 distribution partners in over 40 countries worldwide. The European Patent Office has nominated Joachim Fiedler and his magnet-mechanical closure solutions for the European Inventor Award 2022.
- Easy closure without manual locking, shifting or clicking
- Large opening for easy refilling and cleaning
- Tight closure that can withstand high mechanical pressure during falls
- available in 1.5L and 2.5L volumes
- BPA free and tasteless material (TPU)
- replaceable drinking tube
- Field of application: outdoor activities, biking, hiking, climbing, jogging and trail running
- Price: from €59,99