Over the past year I have helped fund a number of Kickstarter projects. I backed the Vere Sandal Company, with an iPad stand, and with a watchband for the iPod nano. If you are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is
an online threshold pledge system for funding creative projects. Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors,ranging from indie film and music to journalism and food-related projects.
One of a new set of fundraising platforms dubbed “crowdfunding”, Kickstarter facilitates gathering monetary resources from the general public, a model which circumvents many traditional avenues of investment. Project owners choose a deadline and a target minimum of funds to raise. If the chosen target is not gathered by the deadline, no funds are collected (this is known as a provision point mechanism). Wikipedia
Currently I’m supporting a new Kickstarter project that has just five days left before the campaign is over. The KAMMOK is a hammock with a bit of a difference in that it is made from especially light material, has special connection straps that let you put it pretty much anywhere and it comes with its own carry bag.
The project is also supporting good works by bringing clean drinking water to those who have none. Cool products that also do good is never a bad combination!
What I love about this project is the fact that you don’t have to have your KAMMOK in one specific place but rather you can keep it with you and set it up anywhere you need a chair or a recliner. Living in a post and beam house that has posts in a variety of locations throughout the open upstairs I can see this quickly becoming a favorite “chair” or “couch”.
So what exactly is the KAMMOK? Here’s what the Kickstarter post has to say about it:
The KAMMOK is a new light-weight camping hammock (or as the cool kids say “kammok”), designed to comfortably sleep one person. The KAMMOK is made of an incredibly strong, yet breathable diamond rip-stop nylon fabric called LunarWave™. Our proprietary fabric is softer than a baby’s backside, easily stows away into a water resistant compression sack about the size of an angry blowfish, and weighs around one pound.
The KAMMOK is the centerpiece of our brand and embodies the spirit of adventure. Lightweight material and durable construction allow the KAMMOK to go where no bed has gone before. Thanks to our revolutionary new suspension system, the Python Straps™, as long as you have two relatively close points that are capable of bearing your body weight, you can virtually kick back in your KAMMOK anywhere!
WHERE CAN I ‘KAMMOK’?
The real question is, “Where can you not ‘kammok’?” The KAMMOK is perfect for: the urban artist finding inspiration while ‘hanging out’, the surfer who needs a break after shredding some wicked waves, or the college student wanting a comfortable release from those “long study sessions”. While the KAMMOK can be used in almost any setting, ultimately, we designed this product with the outdoor enthusiast in mind.
The modern outdoor enthusiast is a minimalist who is looking for innovative technology that helps them connect with the elements and nature. With the KAMMOK, you are no longer “bound to the ground”. You can ‘kammok’ in exciting new places: between trees, in a cave, on a cliff face or the beach, in the art studio, a dorm room, or your cubical at work (disclaimer: we are not responsible if you lose your job).
If you find it interesting, then you just might want to be one of the backers. Remember, there’s less than a week to go in this project before it’s fully funded and in production. Read more here.
We’ll have a full review once mine arrives.