The makers of the Kammok Bobcat quilt took just five hours to raise US$50,000 on Kickstarter to put the product into production.
Kammok set out to produce a versatile camping essential that could replace a tent and a traditional sleeping bag in one.
The company took tough 20D nylon fabric, then coated it with a water-repellent finish which sees moisture form into drops and roll off the surface. On the inside is DownTek, which is not only water resistant by offers plenty of warmth – enough so that can be used in temperatures as low as just 7 degrees C (45 degrees F).
Camping quilts are becoming increasingly popular for outdoors enthusiasts in North America because they can be used as ground sheets, rugs or as an alternative to a restrictive sleeping bag. They’re also perfect as a soft, warm lining for a hammock.
Kammok, which has made its name creating hammocks, believes the Kammok Bobcat offers warmth and protection from water or snow in a lightweight, durable package. It weighs just 540gms (about 19 ounces).
Just days into the Kickstarter campaign, the Kammok Bobcat has raised almost $150,000, guaranteeing production and the first deliveries prior to Christmas.
Ordered from Kickstarter, the Kammok Bobcat will cost you just $130. But when it goes on broader sale in December it will carry a price tag of $199.