About this project
How many times have you arrived at a campground, trailhead or ski resort only to find yourself at the back of the car doing a balancing act on top of your shoes while you try to change into your gear without getting your feet dirty or wet?
I designed the Adventure Mat as the ultimate solution to the changing hassle. It's the smart way to change outdoors – simple to use, always clean on top, and when you’re done, it can be folded up with just one hand and tucked away. No awkward balancing or mess. Plus, there are countless other uses for the Adventure Mat, from showering and laying out gear to preparing meals and playing games.
Enjoying the outdoors just got that much more enjoyable.
THE ADVENTURE MAT IS GREAT FOR: Camping • Hiking • Skiing • Snowboarding • Cycling • Mountain Biking • Trail Running • Triathlons • Rock Climbing • Surfing • Paddleboarding • Boating • Fishing • Hunting • Snowshoeing • Golf • Baseball • Soccer • Motorcycle Touring • Travel • Families • Dog-owners • Picnics • Concerts • Outdoor activities of all kinds!
When I set out to the design the Adventure Mat, I had three main goals in mind: Make it simple, compact, and clean. I wanted a mat that could be used on dirt, wet ground or snow and then be easily packed away, ready for another use without having to clean it.
After working through many design iterations, I finally arrived at the patent pending ‘magical’ folding design to achieve the following:
- Always Clean on Top: Dirty bottom side never touches the top.
- Simple: Only one hand needed to fold and unfold.
- Compact: Folds down to a 6.5” x 6.5” square.
- Packable: Stores easily in waterproof pouch.
Unfold and fold your Adventure Mat using just this hand-hold.
Quickly go from a 3 sq ft surface to a compact 6.5"x6.5" square.
Easy to fold up with just one hand.
The top side magically stays clean!
Use your Adventure Mat year-round for changing outdoors, a doormat for your tent, a place to organize gear and much more. It provides a clean, comfortable surface that grips well on dirt, mud, snow, public shower floors and pretty much anywhere else you can imagine taking it.
Use it again and again. Made from durable materials, easy-to-clean and quick-drying, the Adventure Mat is built to last!
Why the Extra Flap?
- Keeps all sides of the mat clean when folded
- Extra space for one foot
- A place for your phone, keys, beverage, etc.
For the first few months, Adventure Mat was a solo venture. Once I got the basic prototypes working, I quickly realized it was going to take many more skills and talents to successfully bring Adventure Mat to market. So over the span of a few months, I formed a team comprised of talented professionals whose skillsets would help me make Adventure Mat happen. Some of my collaborators have been close friends of mine for many years. We thrive on meeting unique challenges with creative approaches and on our passionate commitment to deliver a great product to our backers.
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Risks and challenges
We are working with a company based in Iowa, that has decades worth of experience with similar projects and operations worldwide, to manufacture the Adventure Mat. We have also partnered with a small manufacturer in Asia, and we have already tested the first samples. They look great, but we need a few more iterations to get them perfect.
We are confident that we can deliver according to the promised dates, but if we do experience any unexpected delays, we will communicate very openly with you and work as hard as we possibly can to resolve any issues.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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