Kickstarter Roundup: Stowaway Gourmet, TAMMOCK, Tiny Lights, and Merino Wool Shirts

Lloyd Vogel

This week's Kickstarter Roundup features gourmet meals, tent hammocks, tiny lights. and stretchy wool shirts!



With flavors like Miso Salmon Okayu, Chana Masala, Jambalaya with Shrimp, and Bison Beer Black Bean Chili, what's not to be excited about? We find ourselves in a renaissance of prepackaged backpacking meals, and we are certainly excited to try out these delicious sounding meals by Stowaway Gourmet. Lots of dietary options, lots of variety, and lots of unique flavors!

We are launching with eight meals—four entrees and four breakfasts, with twelve more entrees under development. We source only top quality ingredients for our meals. No weird, unpronounceable chemicals or preservatives. Ever. Experience the flavors and food cultures from around the world from a selection of international options. Our meals are lightweight and suitable for outdoor adventures, emergency preparations, or convenience food at home or the office.

Check out Stowaway Gourmet on Kickstarter!



It seems like Kickstarter is sprouting new hammock projects each week! Similar to the TRAFT, this Kickstarter seeks to solve a problem that does not exist. Yes, the idea is thought-provoking in an "I'm always interested in new ideas sort of way," but this monolith weighs 20lbs, doesn't work with many mainstream hammocks, and makes every fiber of my hammock loving self twinge. Even for car camping, park visiting, or festival going, this seems incredibly impractical and cumbersome.

Our goal was to design a portable solution that would allow outdoor adventurists to use their hammocks anywhere in the world. Whether it be a desert, beach, music festival, hotel balcony, bedroom, or your very own backyard.

As development began, we discovered many hammock-lovers shared the same problems we faced such as unpredictable weather, storage needs, bugs and animals.  This gave us the idea of putting a protective tent around a relaxing hammock. And so, the Tammock was born. You can now take your hammock adventure anywhere.

Not a tent. Not a hammock. It's a TAMMOCK. 

 Check out the TAMMOCK on Kickstarter



Who doesn't enjoy little gadgets? This little .45oz light is waterproof, fireproof, 100 lumens, and 1.2inches long. From key chains to tent dangles, this little dude is bound to find some utility in your frontcountry or backcountry life. 

We know a thing or two about flashlights. We went from the World's Smallest in 2015 to the World's Smallest, Even Smaller in 2017. After 6 successful Kickstarters, $1M+ in funding and delivering 100,000+ flashlights, we wanted to visualize things through a slightly different stream of light; a brighter one. 

We believe that your everyday carry essentials are a reflection of you and your lifestyle. BULL3T is no exception- not only is it functional, beautiful and minimal, but its new design makes it the best, most powerful everyday carry micro LED flashlight available.  

Check out the Bull3T on Kickstarter!



Outdoorsy? Nope. Outdoorsyish? Yup. Western Rise is back on Kickstarter with a new wool shirt. Meant to handle the transition between the office and the casual outdoors, this wooly wonder is stretchy, odor resistant, moisture wicking, and designed for functional comfort.

A highly functional shirt for travel, outdoors, and every day that can be worn more and washed less. It's cut lean, tailored, and ready to move. The magic is in our unique blended Australian Merino wool knit fabric, which allows this shirt to keep up with your active life.

The Limitless Merino Wool Shirt is odor resistantmoisture wickingtemperature regulatingwrinkle resistant, and stretches in every direction to move with your body. It is truly the one shirt you can wear day-in and day-out, no matter the weather, occasion, or location.

Meticulously crafted from the yarn up to combine high performance with t-shirt comfort, this innovative shirt replaces at least three shirts in your bag. Whether you dress it up or dress it down, the Limitless Merino Wool Shirt is the perfect shirt for travel, work, outdoors, and every day. The Button-Down Shirt, Elevated.

Check out the Limitless Merino Wool Shirt on Kickstarter!



Scott A Brotherton

Scott A Brotherton

Lots of people plucking down $300 for a hammock thingy but most of the discussion seems to revolve around colors moreso than anything else…there IS one born every minute….lol

Rob Balentine

Rob Balentine

My hammock setup weighs around 2.5 lbs. Twenty pounds is ridiculous. I could carry an ultralight tent setup and my hammock gear and be 1/4 of that weight.

Jim Hamel

Jim Hamel

Hmm … you would think a company that has had 6 prior Kickstarter campaigns with more than $1 million in funding would be a going concern that could self-fund a new product introduction in a more conventional way.

Leave a comment