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When all your possessions are on your back, and you’ve got miles to cover–every ounce counts. If you’ve been on the trail for days or even weeks, gear goes from a luxury to a lifeline. The Bitterroot dry bag lightens your load by reducing the amount of gear you take afield.
The Bitterroot is an 18-Liter bag made from National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved water potable material. It will keep your gear dry, filter water and inflate your air mattress.
When paired with Aquamira's Frontier Max (included), you will have virus level water filtration no matter where your adventures take you. In a gravity-fed configuration, the Bitterroot will filter a liter of water approximately every 3 minutes (times may vary depending on the amount of sediment in the water). Prime the filter with a few pumps of the bulb and let the system work hands-free thereafter. And when you’re finished, turn the bag inside out and shake the water off. The hydrophobic material will dry in an instant allowing you to put your important items back under cover. Details on the Frontier Max can be found at: https://www.aquamira.com/product/aquamira-frontier-max-filtration-system/
At the end of a long hike, the last thing you want to do is huff and puff to inflate your mattress. The Bitterroot can handle this tedious function for you as well. Simply connect the quick disconnect (black hose) to the bag and the other end to your mattress, trap air inside the Bitterroot and roll down the bag to inflate. In less time and without the cold-soaked moisture from your lungs. Ambient air will keep you warmer, longer–all while reducing weight in your pack.
The Bitterroot is made from a durable 200 Denier Nylon—it’s tough and capable of temperature ranges from -40 to 315 °F.
The Bitterroot weighs 5.2 oz and with everything included (bag, filter and hoses) it weighs 12.5 oz.
Worried about Trade Wars–we’re not! The Bitterroot is 100% American Made—impervious to Tariffs and all other lame political shenanery.
Pledge today to receive the first Bitterroot dry bag and help Airborne Outfitters usher in a fresh, new spin on essential hiking gear.
Risks and challenges
We thank you for reviewing this Kickstarter page for the world's first 3-in-1 dry bag, the Bitterroot.
We would love to be able to scale this company to be able to reach out to campers, hikers, those who love the outdoors, etc., but scalability comes with a cost.
Risks & Challenges:
1. We already have pre-production runs of the bags made and currently being used/tested. Our production team is ready to produce full orders as soon as funding is received (approximately 3 weeks post campaign).
2. We have ample experience creating/developing various products, and anticipate our Kickstarter will go smoothly and deliver promptly once the project is funded.
3. Delays and unforeseen obstacles are always possible. We find the likelihood of anything serious occurring to be extremely unlikely. That said, our community of supporters will be the first to know if anything unexpected happens.
Your contribution will provide us with funds to begin mass-production and support a veteran owned and operated company!