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£3,909
pledged of £50,000pledged of £50,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 4 2014 6:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

POD is the revolutionary new camping system that allow customers to build their camping experience their way,If like me and my friends you go camping as a group then you will know the issue you have once it gets late and someone has to put the kids to bed .This normally results in one person spending the rest of the night on baby sitting duty to ensure the kids are safe and secure in a tent pitched away from the action.

Well imagine if rather than being in a isolated tent the children were only a tunnel away ? You could enjoy the evening safe in the knowledge they are still contained within the same camping set up as you.

Ever had the problem at festivals were you pitch your tents around a Gazebo with the entrances facing inwards as the only way to communicate with each other ? Well POD solves that problem to as the POD Elite Maxi can become the central socializing area with the POD Elite Mini's connected as the external bedrooms.If you still want privacy that's no problem as you can simply zip up the entrance / exit of the tunnels and your tent is self contained with its own exit / entrance. 

Have you ever tried to keep a kids sports team contained in one space with all their gear while keeping them dry and warm or out of the sun ? Again the POD Elite Maxi is the perfect solution.

The best thing about POD is you can use it on its own or join it together depending on your needs .

  Customer Images 

Here are some images of the current POD range that our customers have sent to us throughout 2014 ,so you can see how the physical product compares to the computer generated images 

POD Maxi - 2014 Range Images
POD Maxi - 2014 Range Images
POD Mini- 2014 Range images
POD Mini- 2014 Range images
2 x POD Maxi's connected
2 x POD Maxi's connected
POD Maxi + 3 POD Minis
POD Maxi + 3 POD Minis
POD Maxi + 2 x POD Minis
POD Maxi + 2 x POD Minis
POD Maxi + 3 POD Minis
POD Maxi + 3 POD Minis
2 x POD Mini's
2 x POD Mini's

Here is some comments from our customers on the 2014 POD Range.

"I was so impressed with the POD tent. It was so spacious and made the camping experience both enjoyable and comfortable and most of all SOCIAL! Having that much space meant we were more inclined to spend time relaxing in there with friends as opposed to the claustrophobic, smaller tents which you can’t wait to escape from! I really liked the divider curtain feature of the tent which enabled us to keep our sleeping area separate to the other half which we used for storage and socialising. The tent itself also has lots of little compartments for you to store your belongings which makes it really easy to keep tidy. It was also quite easy to set up as it came with a very easy to follow instructional video. I would definitely recommend people upgrade their camping experience and invest in a POD tent because it really transforms the camping experience into one that is much more luxurious and fun.’’

"Winning the chance to use the POD tents at the Bournemouth 7s festival made the experience all the more memorable and enjoyable. The rain was set to hinder our experience, however having these tents just made it a whole lot better. Initially we got both Maxi tents up in about 15 minutes whilst other campers around us struggled in the rain (did feel quite guilty though). Then when most camping groups were hiding away individually from the rain in their 2 man tents, 13 of us were all socialising and enjoying ourselves in one tent. Plenty of room for us all, and having the tunnel to connect 2 tents was awesome, as when some lads had had enough they just sloped off into the other tent for a snooze"

I would highly recommend POD as both a easy to assemble high quality product and an amazing social concept.

"Wow, what a tent, went together in no time, looks fantastic, it is a real head turner, the kids love it and so much space… It’s very well made and very glad we moved from the conventional tents out there…. Can’t recommend enough.. The POD customer service is also excellent and will be FBing, tweeting and Goggle +’ing’ the word as it really does turn camping into a better experience.. Well done POD! the Underwoodclan"

This is also the thoughts of a Blogger who recent reviewed the current 2014 POD Maxi tent - http://www.mummysspace.com/2014/09/happy-camping-with-pod-tent-maxi.html

They all love the current POD range and with the improvements we plan to make on the POD Elite range we know you will to .. 

POD Elite Maxi 

POD Elite Maxi with Sleeper Cell
POD Elite Maxi with Sleeper Cell
POD Elite Maxi - Pre-Production sampling
POD Elite Maxi - Pre-Production sampling

Technical Specification 

  • Material - 210T Ripstop Polyester - PU Coated Hydrostatic Head rating of 6000mm , Flamability tested to ISO6491 & CPAI 84 - Taped seams 
  • Tested to BS EN ISO 5912:2011 Quality Standards
  • 8 x Aluminum Poles , 1 Steel Pole , 1 x 8 Fingered central attachment 
  • Weight - 19.5 KGS, Packed Dimension 83 x 43 x 43 cm 
  • Sleeps 8 in an open sleeping environment 
  • Can be set up by 2 people in 20 - 25 minutes 

 Or you can insert the additional sleeping cell which divides the tent into two clearly defining a sleeping and social area although the sleeping cell will only sleep 4 people.

 Inner Sleeping cell is 3.7 KGS and packed is 73x18x18cm 

POD Elite Mini 

Technical Specification

  • Material - 210T Ripstop Polyester - PU Coated Hydrostatic Head rating of 6000mm , Flamability tested to ISO6491 & CPAI 84 - Taped seams 
  • Tested to BS EN ISO 5912:2011 Quality Standards
  • 6 x Aluminum Poles , 1 Steel Pole , 1 x 6 Fingered central attachment 
  • Tent - Approx Weight - 16.2 KGS, Packed Dimension 80 x 32 x 32 cm 
  • Sleeps 4 
  • Can be set up by 2 people in 20-25 Minutes 

POD Tunnel 

Technical  Specification 

  • Material - 210T Ripstop Polyester - PU Coated Hydrostatic Head rating of 6000mm , Flamability tested to ISO6491 & CPAI 84 - Taped seams 
  • Tested to BS EN ISO 5912:2011 Quality Standards
  • 1 Steel Pole , Installed dimensions length at top 264cm , 97cm at floor , Height 190cm , 155cm wide 
  • Tent - Weight - 3.6 KGS, Packed Dimension 75 x 15 x 15 cm 
  • YKK Zips 

The POD Tunnel simply zips around the doorway of any POD Elite Maxi or Mini , It really is as easy as that. 

Schedule 

  • Kickstarter Project to run till end of November 2014
  • Orders placed on the Factory December 1st 2014 
  • Mould tools produced - End of December 2014
  • Production Starts - Jan 2015
  • Production ends - Mid March 2015
  • Products ready to leave China - End of March 2015
  • Arrival to customers - Mid / end of May 2015 

Financial Breakdown 

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing in any global location has its risks but we have been working with this Chinese factory for 2 years and in that time we have converted them into a western mind set of production that values quality over costs and speed.
We will personally have a representative at the factory during production and assist in the final inspection process.
We have the factory under very strict quality conditions and they have financial penalties imposed on products that fail quality to reduce faults and focus them on quality,
Whilst we cannot account for all human error on items we do everything we can to reduce it and maintain a high standard of finish.
If we experience any delays or problems in production we communicate this openly and honestly and advise what we are doing to resolve any issue.

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    A thank you from us and a mention on our Facebook & Twitter pages plus a shout out in our sites Blog.

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    T-Shirt showing the POD logo on the front and " I helped reinvent camping" on the back

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    POD Tunnel - The Tunnels connects Pod Elite Maxi or POD Elite Mini tents together

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    New improved POD Elite Mini 4 person tent.

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    POD Elite Maxi Tent - The new and improved POD Elite Maxi 8 person tent - Sleeping in an open sleeping environment

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    POD Elite Maxi Tent + Internal sleeping cell for added privacy , This reduces sleeping capacity to 4 people inside the sleeping cell but you still have 50% of the tent space remaining

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    2 x POD Elite Mini Tents + Interconnecting Tunnel - Connect your 2 POD Elite Mini's together with this set up

    RRP - £950.00 - £1098.00

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    2 x POD Elite Maxi Tents + Interconnecting Tunnel - Connect together 2 POD Elite Maxi tents together with this set up

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    2 x POD Elite Maxi Tents + 2 x Inner sleeping cells + 1 x Interconnecting Tunnel - Connect together 2 POD Elite Maxi tents together with this set up and have the privacy of the sleeping cells.

    RRP - £1350.00 - £1598.00

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    1 x POD Elite Maxi Tent - 2 x POD Elite Mini Tents + 2 x Interconnecting .Loads of possibilities with this set up ...

    RRP - £1575.00 - £1797.00

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    1 x POD Elite Maxi - 3 x POD Elite Mini tents = 3 x Tunnels - The King of all set ups - The retail price will be around £2000.00 when it comes to market so a huge saving on this pledge

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