This unique hook-shaped water bottle allows runners or active individuals to easily slide it onto a waistband or into a pocket. Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 9, 2011.
About this project
Thanks for visiting and learning about my project.
With your help I would love to bring the Simple Hydration water bottle to runners and active individuals everywhere.
When I started this project over nine months ago I had no idea what was to come. As a designer you always try to simplify things. The original concept started as a type of water carrier but then evolved to simply modifying the bottle itself to do what I wanted - slide onto the waistband of my running shorts.
I then tapped into social sites like LinkedIn and the Dailymile to conduct research to see what other issues needed to be addressed with this new bottle design. What I found out was that other runners were a lot like me and had many of the same issues. Such as:
- Didn't like to carry water bottles with their hands as it hinders form.
- Didn't like to use hydration belts because they are clunky.
- Small bottles are hard to put back in hydration belt holsters.
- Didn't like small cap openings on bottles (harder to fill and clean).
- Didn't like how the bottle neck/caps were slanted.
- Didn't like it when a bottle leaked.
I incorporated their feedback into my final bottle design. Whether a runner is sliding it on a waistband/race belt or an active individual sliding it into a pocket it's never been easier to take water with you.
I spent many months searching for a company in the US that could blow mold this bottle and was able to find one in California. I also found a US company that could supply the push/pull cap that fit the larger size requirement for this size bottle. The bottle design pushes the limits of the blow molding process. The most expensive item that needs to be funded is the bottle mold. The $20,000 pledge goal will be used for the creation of this mold. It will also cover the cost of an initial production run. Our goal is to have product shipping by the middle of August.
You can help bring this product to market by pre-ordering Simple Hydration and being a key backer in helping meet the pledge goal. So please click the green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button and select the level that is right for you. Below are some of the cool rewards at the higher pledge levels.
Thanks again. Please share this page with your friends on Twitter, Facebook or a running site like the Dailymile.com. It means a lot to me and the many runners that we can hydrate together.
Throughout the testing process the bottle performed well and stayed in place. The ideal waistband position is in the middle of the lower back.
We tested the weight of the bottle on the waistband and found that the 13 oz. size works best. So using 2 bottles takes the overall weight on the waistband to 26 oz. which really does not work well. We did test 2 bottles using a Spibelt and found that it worked fine. You'll most likely need to move the bottles around until you find the ideal position on the belt. For me it was running with one on either side of my waist.
As long as you have a tied drawstring on your shorts then the bottle should not bounce or will very little. Like any new product, it may take one or two times to get used to it, but soon you won't even know it's right behind you.
Pledge $1 or more
Kick in a dollar or a few dollars to help get this product into production. Feel good about helping an entrepreneur and runner bring this unique product to everyone. Also, Kickstarter will raise the visibility of our product with more backers - so every backer does help.
Pledge $20 or more
Basically you're pre-ordering the 13 oz. Simple Hydration Water Bottle. Includes shipping within the USA. (add $3 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $8 for international shipping)
Pledge $40 or more
You're pre-ordering 2 Simple Hydration Water Bottles. Includes shipping within the USA. (add $5 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $10 for international shipping)
Pledge $85 or more
You're pre-ordering 2 Simple Hydration Water Bottles plus the "RUN - We've Got Your Back" and "GET WAISTED - On Your Next Run" Simple Hydration t-shirts. Includes shipping within the USA. (add $8 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $12 for international shipping)
Pledge $125 or more
Simple Hydration Racing Team — For those backers that want to help us spread the word during runs and races. You'll get the following:
- 3 13 oz. Simple Hydration bottles
- A Simple Hydration Racing Team (Dri-Mesh) Shirt
- A Simple Hydration Racing Team (Headsweats) Hat
- You will be listed as a Racing Team supporter on our web site
(add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $15 for international shipping)
Pledge $250 or more
Simple Hydration Elite Team — The super fan that wants to see us at all running expos and our product on their local running store shelves. You'll get the following:
- 4 13 oz. Simple Hydration Bottles
- Both "RUN - We've Got Your Back" and "GET WAISTED - On Your Next Run" Simple Hydration t-shirts
- A Simple Hydration Racing Team (Dri-Mesh) shirt
- A Simple Hydration Racing Team (Headsweats) hat
- You'll be interviewed and posted on our web site as an Elite Team Member
(add $14 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping)
Pledge $500 or more
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Simple Hydration Ambassador — You'll get everything at the Elite Team level plus you'll appear as one of the monthly special profiles on the Simple Hydration web site. This could be a great PR opportunity for those individuals that back this level.
- (60 days)