My name is Kendall Thompson, and I’m an avid runner who grew frustrated searching for a lightweight, portable water bottle that was comfortable, practical and an all-in-one fit for my essential items. I found other hydration options like belts, handhelds and vests to be cumbersome and distracting. The result? The Armband Water Bottle design was born. It’s versatile, lightweight and easy-to-use. It features an ultra-comfortable neoprene armband, sleek aluminum 16 oz. water bottle and slim, detachable pocket to carry essentials like your iPod, Smartphone, keys, credit cards or cash during runs and other physical activities. And with your help, we can successfully fund our initial production run with our manufacturer. I received a patent pending and trademark status for the Armband Water Bottle in 2010.
Run, Hike and Bike Better with Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottle
Why Kenmark Sports’ Armband Water Bottle Works
Through research and personal experience, I discovered that runners like me had issues with existing hydration products on the market, including: hindrance of running style; inaccessibility while running; and discomfort, bulk or too much movement. So I created the Armband Water Bottle to avoid all of those problems. It’s the first multi-functional armband on the market, and here are some of its unique product benefits:
- Lightweight sports armband with quick attach and release
- Adjustable straps
- Soft, breathable and comfortable fit
- 16 oz. lightweight aluminum bottle
- Bottle features a wide-mouth lid for easy refill
- Eco-friendly bottle for years of continuous use
- Detachable pocket allows for easy storage and access to your iPod, Smartphone, credit cards, keys and/or cash
- Clear pocket cover enables easy touch-screen navigation on digital electronics
WHY WE NEED YOU: Here’s a little bit more back story on why I started Kenmark Sports. In 2009, I was down on my luck in corporate America and on the verge of being unemployed. After developing my initial product concept for the Armband Water Bottle, I accelerated my plan for entrepreneurship by risking my entire savings on the product’s design and development. Overwhelmed with the fear of becoming unemployed and losing financial security, I moved my belongings into storage and slept on an air mattress at a friend’s apartment over the course of a year to save for applying for a patent and trademark and developing prototypes of the Armband Water Bottle.
In October 2011, I launched the Armband Water Bottle by kicking off our website, offering product tests with our prototypes, conducting outreach to retail stores and beginning PR outreach to media. By allowing athletes to touch, feel and test our product while running, biking, hiking and more, we incorporated their feedback to enhance the product design, which resulted in the 3-in-1 style function.
Style Function One includes the overtop security strap to provide additional support to secure the water bottle in place during activity. The strap contains Velcro, which folds down on the top half of the detachable pocket to protect your essential items. Style Function Two is to tuck the overtop security strap inside your Armband Water Bottle case, which allows for easier access. And lastly, Style Function Three is an awesome feature which allows you to remove the pocket from your arm during exercise without removing the actual armband.
By pre-ordering on my Kickstarter page, you will help to fund our initial production run for the Armband Water Bottle. The water bottle comes in blue, black and red, and I’ll be offering limited edition water bottles in orange and green for my backers. The product will be available to backers in June.
Every Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottle comes with free shipping within the US.
3-in-1 Style Function
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