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The Tashtego Travel Kit is the roll-up toiletry kit for avid adventurers. Our campaign is over, but you can still order!
The Tashtego Travel Kit is the roll-up toiletry kit for avid adventurers. Our campaign is over, but you can still order!
1,100 backers pledged $57,256 to help bring this project to life.

Crazy idea - Want a completely custom Tashtego roll?

Posted by Parker Thomas (Creator)
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Hey Tashtego folks,

What would you think about a roll in which you could customize the color, size, pocket layout, labels for each pocket, and leather monogram?

Since shipping the last reward, I’ve been thinking about many of the comments (pockets don’t fit what I want, too short, belt doesn't work) and how to balance the challenges of a manufacturing business (cost of inventory and large manufacturing runs). It’s hard to figure out how to scale, especially as a small cash-and distribution-challenged company.

But I think I might have found a solution to the inventory challenge. I’ve been experimenting with laser cutting fabric and found that both cutting and etching canvas works really well. Since a laser cutter uses a digital pattern, every product can be customized.  Even more cool - there is no reason to limit it to rolls if we figure out a design interface. Here’s what the etching looks like:

I’m wondering if we should test this idea using Kickstarters 100 Rewards in January program - so I thought I would ask. How many of you would buy a $99 fully customized roll? You could pick the colors, pick one of three different sizes, design the pocket layouts and labels to be etched into the fabric and create a leather monogram. 100 rewards would give our little team a way to figure out the workflow/costs - and create a cool, unique product for you.

Would you take a minute and answer YAY or NAY right here?

Let’s roll! 

Parker

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      Bryon Backenson on

      I probably wouldn't. While I like the Tashtego for my overland travels--though contact lens solution can be a bit of a hassle--I've found that it can't be my only Dopp kit, mainly because of the airlines and their clear plastic bag edict. So I'm probably not in for dropping $100 for something that still won't work for all travel purposes.