For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the Cotopaxi brand, they seem to be more and more visible in the outdoor gear landscape. They have a variety of products in their shop – from camping essentials and accessories to casual and training apparel. We have reviewed a couple of items by Cotopaxi in the past (running jacket, daypack, and winter jacket) and recently did a Kickstarter of the Week post on their cozy-looking Libre Sweater a few months ago.
But perhaps their biggest claim to fame is their commitment to charity work around the globe:
We create innovative outdoor products and experiences that fund sustainable poverty alleviation, move people to do good, and inspire adventure.
Cotopaxi funds solutions that address the most persistent needs of those living in extreme poverty. Giving is core to our model. As a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Cotopaxi has made a commitment to creating positive social impact. We focus our efforts on global poverty alleviation & give targeted grants to advance health, education, and livelihoods initiatives around the world.
Cotopaxi is back with an already funded Kickstart on their newest product, the Veloz Hydration Pack.
I have tried out a few hydration packs since I started running, but this seems to be cutting edge. Cotopaxi has obviously put a lot of thought and work into this pack. From working on the harnesses over and over again for fit, they claim to have created a fit that can accommodate both female AND male torsos. That may be a first. Their Cruz Harness is an “x” design that takes pressure off the shoulders and allows for the straps to avoid the nipples (and the unfriendly chafing that could occur). The straps on the harness connect in the middle of the torso and there is a “hook-and-webbing closure that locks everything in place” .
As you can see from the visuals, the packs also come complete with:
- Water reservoir
- 2 small zipped front pockets
- 1 back zipped medium pocket
- 1 back zipped large pocket
- small zipped pocket located inside
- 1 back pouch
In addition to the packs, they are also making their Veloz waistbelt an option as well.
Product: Veloz Hydration Pack
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Funding Status: $49,223 of $25,000 (WILL BE FUNDED)
End Date: March 12, 2017
Pledge for: $35 for waistbelt;$85 for 3L Pack; $95 for 6L Pack
Delivery Expectation: April 2017