This week we have several foundational outdoor Kickstarter companies launching projects! BioLite is back with a new headlamp, Coalatree is out with a new jacket, Kammok is showcasing a new top quilt, and a new to Kickstarter Company, Mystic Devices just launched a sweet bike light!
Top quilts are wonderful, and Kammok's new Bobcat looks exceptionally comfortable and fun. A "trail to travel" product, this quilt was designed for outdoor technicality and indoor utility. It weighs 19oz (6oz less than their beloved Firebelly quilt), looks exceptionally snuggly (especially because of the quilted diamond pattern), and is rated at 45 degrees. Trapped in a traditional mummy style sleeping bag? Free yourself!
Cloud nine in a bag, hog-the-covers kinda comforter. The Bobcat offers endless ways to keep you warm in and outside your comfort zone. The Bobcat packs down so that you can carry less and cover more ground. A nifty handle makes it easy to tote or snap onto your pack when hands are full. Lighter than your camera. Smaller than your sleeping bag. At 19oz, the Bobcat packs a toasty punch for its size.
We had a chance to check out the BioLite headlamps at Outdoor Retailer this past summer, and they are 100% as awesome as they look. BioLite has run several incredibly successful Kickstarters in the past (Basecamp Stove, Firepit, and Base Lantern), and their new headlamps look like another big win for BioLite and anyone who decides to back their campaign.
With 330 lumens and 4 lighting modes, the BioLite HeadLamp provides top-tier performance with a fit unlike any headlamp you’ve experienced thanks to our proprietary 3D SlimFit Construction. By integrating our electronics into the fabric with a custom molded housing, we pack all your lighting into an ultra-thin facing that is designed to fit as seamlessly as a contact lens: moves with you as a single unit and you soon forget it’s even there.
For those who transition frequently and seemlessly from urbanite to outdoor adventurer, Coalatree has launched another attractively functional peice of apparel. No more strechy pants Kickstarters for them, Coalatree has come out with a featured-up synthetic hooded jacket that weighs just under 1lbs. With almost 2000 backers and a track record of sucsessful Kickstarters, this looks like another wildly sucsessful campaign.
Reliable warmth that’s fit for any adventure, from the top of the Rocky Mountains to the city streets of Tokyo! With a hypoallergenic insulation that keeps its warmth even when wet, six pockets for gloves, headphones, passports, and more, and an internal stuff pocket that instantly turns the jacket into an on-the-go travel pillow, the Coalatree Camper Hooded Jacket is the perfect layer for all your travel and outdoor adventures.
Straight out of the future, the coolness of the Hydra 3 Bike Light is apparent as soon as the concept is explained. A bike light that automatically identifies and illuminates the trails in front of you? Brilliant! Designed for night riding, it mounts on your handle bars, runs for 2 hours on its own internal battery, and is wickedly bright.
The Hydra3 is designed especially for night mountain bike riding. Using our patented terrain-adaptive technology, the light uses advanced electronics and software to sense your motion and automatically steers the light around corners like the headlights on high-end luxury cars. Flow through switchbacks with confidence and maximize your visibility and run-time. No headlamp and no additional gear required. This is the only bike light you’ll ever need.