HOW IT BEGAN
We (Dane and Dustin) created Hardside Hydration to fill a need in the backcountry hydration space. After experiencing broken bladders and wet bags during a backcountry elk hunt, we knew we could do better. We needed to create a rugged and dependable solution for hardcore hunters and backpackers.
In the end, the solution was simple. Use what many people already carry (a Nalgene bottle) and combine it with a venting cap that can accept a hydration hose. Make it rugged and leakproof. Check. Allow people to use a hydration hose they already have. Check. Make it easy to use. Check. Provide the best dang customer service ever! Check!
We have a lot of great ideas and products planned for the future. We want to fix all the things we don’t like about backcountry hydration… and maybe some non hydration things too. Got an idea; let us know. We want to make stuff that people love to use on their ultralight, backcountry adventures. Be strong, stay hydrated!