Published on December 17th, 2013 | by Pat
Kammok Kickstarts “The Last Sleeping Bag You’ll Ever Need”
AUSTIN, TX — Like a number of others in their product line, adventure outfitter Kammok has broken the mold on yet another category of outdoor gear. This time, they’ve set their sites on the sleeping bag.
On Monday, Kammok launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of their new sleeping bag design, the Thylacine. The company reports needing approximately $65,000 to finance the first production run. Kammok’s Kickstarter has already hit the ground running, raising several thousand dollars in just the first few hours. The campaign will conclude on Feb. 4.
To put it mildly, the Thylacine is a revolutionary approach to sleeping bag design, with at least two patent-pending technologies developed just for this product line.
Kammok’s design team began with a simple but pervasive problem facing serious campers and backpackers: for someone to be truly prepared for a variety of conditions, and to achieve optimal warmth, comfort, and portability, they would need to own at least four different kinds of sleeping bags.
The Thylacine, by contrast, rolls these different kinds of sleeping bag into one, with Kammok’s patent-pending Variable Warmth Technology.
In a nutshell, the design is that of a modular system. You pick your shell — either Ultra Light or Expedition grade — and you pick your filler baffles — either synthetic or down-blend. The sleeping bag is designed so that, depending on the conditions you will be facing, you can install extra baffles for increased warmth.
In other words, it’s completely customizable to all environmental conditions.
To boot, the length and width of the Thylacine are also customizable with the bag’s second patent-pending technology, CustomFit. The bag is equipped with five width-adjustment points, at the chest, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles, and the footbed also allows for 3-5″ adjustments, maximizing the thermal potential of the bag.
With all this, it’s safe to say my gear wish-list just got one Thylacine longer… I’m just sad I’ll have to wait until June to get one! Here’s a breakdown of the various features:
(All images via Kammok & Kickstarter.)
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