Kickstarter & Indiegogo Roundup: Bwindi Tent, Carbi Light, Chase Pants, and Hand Paddlers!

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This week's roundup features 2 Kickstarters and 2 Indigogos! Bwindi Tents, Carbi Lights, Chase Pants, and a Hand Paddler Documentary!


BWINDI FIELD TENT - Mosquito net & 3-season tent

Designed for those doing fieldwork (hence the name of the company) the Bwindi Field Tent is designed to keep you safe and comfortable while indoors or outside. Loaded with pockets and thoughtful features, the creators of the Bwindi tent have focused on the details so you can focus on doing good works.

A self-standing indoor mosquito net that converts to a 3-season expedition tent. For international travelers, aid workers, and professional field researchers to sleep safer in remote locations. Multi-functional and durable.

• Built for travel, fieldwork, and adventure
• Lightweight and small packing - fits in your carry-on bag
• 4-access zippers for charging cables; 18 pockets; 22 attachment loops; 1 roof shelf

Check out the Bwindi Field Tent on Indiegogo! 



Carbi - Light Without Limits

1500 lumens is a lot of lumens, and the Carbi seems like a versatile and useful headlamp. While the video makes it appear a little chunky, the headlamp itself weighs just 2.75oz. At $179 (typically it sells for $358) its certainly an investment.


Enjoy your favorite sports with Carbi, an innovative headlamp that eliminates the well-known tunnel effect found in all conventional lamps.

  • 1500 lumens
  • FLOOD light @210 degrees: NO TUNNEL EFFECT
  • SPOT light @150 meters
  • SMART Battery: 48 hours @45 lm | 1h40min @1500 lm
  • ANT+ and Bluetooth 5 (Low Energy)
  • iOS & Android APP
  • GoPro compatible
  • CNC Milled Aluminum Back Case

Check out the Carbi Headlamp on Indiegogo! 



The Chase Pants

The Chase Pants are built for performance. While not the first pair of everyday pants to hit Kickstarter, they boast extreme durability, reflective details, natural performing fibers, magnetic organization, moisture-wicking qualities, lightweight material, stain-resistant, water-resistant, odor-resistant, intuitive and secure pocketing, breathability, smart stretch, temperature regulation, itch-free, quick-drying capabilities, shape retention, UV-ray protection, and more. 

After 2 successful projects our team is back with an elite team of Bluesign Factories and Mills to push the limits of fashion driven performance and sustainability.  We are proud to introduce The Chase Pants — The Ultimate Everyday and Travel Pants.

For over 4 years we have been working behind the scenes with boutique mills and groundbreaking yarn suppliers to create a propriety and innovative fabric we call TT-1. The premium combination of Combat Wool, T-400 Lycra, and Nylon 6,6 to create a dynamic blend of technical fibers to suit the Traveler, Commuter, Explorer, and the Innovator.

Check out the Chase Pants on Kickstarter!



By Hand, The Film

Almost unfathomable... 2,200 miles from Alaska to Mexico... HAND PADDLING PADDLE BOARDS. Crazy? Incredible? Inspirational? All of the above?

'By Hand’ is a feature length adventure documentary film about twin brothers that paddled 2,200 miles without support. In an attempt to escape comfort, reconnect to the natural world and set a new bar for ocean adventure, twin brothers Casey and Ryan Higginbotham made a decision that would reshape their lives. On March 18th, 2016 they embarked on a paddle from Alaska to Mexico with 18' paddle boards. The brothers carried nothing more than two dry bags of gear each and a camera. No support boats, no paddles, and nothing similar to gauge from. Nothing like this has ever been done. 

Check out By Hand on Kickstarter!


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I am wondering about the sizing, that are loose fitting, an not tight like a women would wear. I do do a lot of traveling, and especially out doors, in the nature an woods.

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