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The Armband Water Bottle offers a comfortable armband, detachable pocket for your essentials and a lightweight 16 oz. water bottle.

About this project

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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    Thanks! Pledge a dollar or two, and you receive special recognition on the Kenmark Sports’ website and Facebook page listing your name as a supporter. And you get good karma for helping us out!

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    Thank you!! For pledging your support, you have input into helping us decide the next color/design of the Armband Water Bottle, to be developed by August 2012. And you get a special “thank you” listing with your name and/or company name on the Kenmark Sports website and Facebook page as a supporter. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    Thank you very much! In return for your generous support, you get everything at the $5 level plus ONE Kenmark Sports 16 oz. water bottle in black, blue or red. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    Thank you, thank you!! For a $30 pledge, you get everything at the $5 level plus ONE Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottle in black, blue or red. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    THANKS! You get everything at the $5 level plus ONE Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottle in limited edition colors- green or orange - in addition to ONE 16 oz. water bottle in black, blue or red. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    THANK YOU!! You receive everything at the $5 level and TWO Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottles in your choice of colors – our limited edition or regular versions. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    Kenmark Sports Half Marathoner. You get everything at the $5 level plus TWO Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottles and TWO 16 oz. water bottles in your choice of colors – our limited edition or regular versions. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    Kenmark Sports Marathoner. You’ll receive everything at $5 level plus THREE Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottles and ONE limited edition water bottle in your choice of bottle colors AND you can get them personalized. A great gift idea for the active people in your life, or you can keep them all for yourself! And if you decide to wear our product at a run or race, we’ll post your photo on our Facebook page. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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    Kenmark Sports Ironman. You’ll get everything at the $5 level plus FIVE Kenmark Sports Armband Water Bottles plus FOUR water bottles - personalized and in your choice of color. We’ll also include you as a feature story on our website as an ultimate supporter, a Kenmark Sports Ironman member. Price includes shipping in the U.S. Every dollar counts toward our funding goal and you just helped us big time!

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