Kickstarter Round up: FlatLay Hammocks, Origami Kayaks, Packable Hoods, and Merino Socks!

Lloyd Vogel

The Ninox is Sierra Madre's stab at conquering hammocking's white whale: the flat lay. Designed to make the hammocking experience comfortable yet functional, Sierra Madre's fifth Kickstarter is crammed with add-ons to allow you to build out your entire hammocking system. 

The flatlay hammock that gives you the freedom to lay anyway you like! On your back, on your side, or on your stomach. The Ninox features new crazy soft fabric, an omni directional flat lay, lots of room, and it has a sweet removable insect shield to keep the bugs out. 

Learn more about the Ninox by Sierra Madre HERE 



The Oru Kayak Haven: The First Origami Tandem

No need for a roof rack, this foldable tandem breaks down and sets up in under 10 minutes. Easy to transport, easy to store, and easy to set up, it can transform from a 2 person kayak to a 1 person kayak if you're paddling solo. Weighing just 40lbs and rated up to 20,000 folds (hard to imagine using anything that many times), the Oru Tandem seems like an exceptionally fun, space efficient, and unique idea!

Our designers combined the ancient art of origami with everything they’ve learned from the past six years of designing foldable kayaks. The result is a tandem kayak that’s performance is as impeccable as its design and it’s portability unmatched.  We’re also adding “versatility” to our toolbelt – the Haven easily converts to a single-seater kayak with the switch of a few buckles, for those times when you just want to fly solo for a bit. And the integrated rail system lets you add a ton of accessories for fishing, photography, picnics, or whatever else floats your boat.

Learn more about the Oru Tamdem Kayak HERE  



If you are a hood lover like myself, the idea of adding a hood to my favorite nonhooded apparel is certainly intriguing. By using the magic of magnets, these hoods seem to attach securely to pretty much any clothing. While it obviously isn't a substitute for a raincoat, it will keep your head dry and warm when the weather gets funky. In addition to the hood, the project also helps fund a 1/4 zip pullover. 

We are Shux, the only performance wear brand to make all of its products packable. We’ve designed every product with a built-in carry pouch making it easy to throw in a backpack or clip to a bag.  We call this “Packable Performance.” Do you have a favorite jacket or coat that doesn't have a hood? Try the AX1 Attachable hood. With magnetic tech, it can attach to any shirt, jacket, or coat collar.

Learn more about Shux Packable Performance wear HERE  



Few things are more wonderful than a comfortable pair of socks. Made from merino wool, these cushiony foot mitts look like a wonderful treat for your feet. Marketed as both an active and casual sock, they are odor resistant, supportive, temperature regulating, and moisture wicking.

Whether your life calls for keeping up with a fast-paced urban lifestyle, or challenging you against the elements of the wilderness, these merino wool socks have got you covered. By combining an urban design for daily use and technical materials for harsh outdoor conditions, NEVERQUIT Elevated Merino will not quit on you. 

Learn more about NEVERQUIT socks HERE  


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Thank you for the SMR mention

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