QUICK UPDATE (read this if you're new here)
Nada Bottle has just under a week left in its funding cycle. As you have probably noticed, we're funded! We took a moment to celebrate and went back to the drawing board. We came up with a few new options in size and design as a way to say THANK YOU to all of our present and future backers.
If you like these new designs, you can find more information on our UPDATES page and to check out ALL of the information about the original Nada Bottle, keep reading below!
Hello Kickstarter, help us make Nada Bottle a reality.
There is ‘nada contribution’ too small. Thank you in advance for helping us make our dream a reality.
By pre-ordering a Nada Bottle today you’re helping us fund our company with a global mission. Our minimum goal of $25,000 will fund the first round of production and manufacturing. The bottles you see on our KickStarter today are images of our current prototypes. With your help and support we can bring a highly durable, reusable water bottle to life and start sending clean water to communities in need.
The concept of Nada Bottle came about when a skiing/biking enthusiast and two eco-minded entrepreneurs came together in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Crested Butte, Colorado. The first prototype was engineered in an old mountain kitchen using a nylon sheet, super glue, and an iron. The desire for a collapsible water bottle, or a container that was "not a bottle", was devised after many trips abroad allowing for just one backpack and numerous trips into the wilderness with just enough space for a small water bottle and a filter. After going through numerous unreliable plastic water bottles, Nada Bottle became a reality using a dependable, highly abrasion resistant nylon fabric and military grade paracord.
What is a Nada Bottle?
Nada Bottle is engineered with an abrasion resistant nylon casing and a paracord carrying strap. Its innovative, collapsible design makes this tough, avant-garde, customizable bottle the only bottle you will ever need. Our cap opening is large enough for ice and our bottle can easily be cleaned by simply pulling the plastic inner liner out from the nylon casing and scrubbing away. The braided paracord that connects the lid to the grommet can be unattached and unraveled creating a paracord rope. Military grade paracord can be used as a tourniquet, shoelace, snare, and for tying splints. The bottle is designed for outdoor activity, but great for everyday use.
Nada Bottle's size is approximately 11.3" x 5.5" (including cap) holding .8 liters of water and weighing no more than 40-50 grams.
Changes to the prototype
The Nada Bottle we intend to manufacture will be different from the prototype in the following ways.
- The paracord attaching the lid to the body will be braided (and possibly even color customizable).
- The inner bladder of the body will extend all the way to the outer edges of the nylon fabric.
- Nada Bottle will be freestanding (when filled).
- Paracord attachment loop will incorporate a metal grommet.
Our Mission to “Locate Life” and provide clean drinking water with every purchase
After experiencing first-hand the lack of clean water, Nada Bottle made it a priority to provide water filters to those in need. For every Nada Bottle sold, one person in an impoverished community in South Africa will be provided with safe drinking water. This will be accomplished by designating a portion of the funds from Nada Bottle sales to the purchase of high-volume LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers. Every Nada Bottle customer will receive an authentic link between the product they purchased and the recipient of the safe water. Each customer will also receive a handwritten sticker sharing the exact coordinates of the school or health clinic that received the LifeStraw® Community purifier as a result of their purchase.
Where will your clean water donation go?
Locate the lives you’ve saved. Give more, see results, and save lives.
By purchasing a Nada Bottle the LifeStraw® products by Vestergaard will become more available for South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Transkei and Zimbabwe.
Nada Bottle is committed to providing safe drinking water by supplying LifeStraw® filters, by Vestergaard Frandsen(VF), to protect the worlds most vulnerable people of basic diseases, malaria and other vector-borne diseases.
Nada Bottle was originally designed by Taryn Jacob and Jordan Mercer in the Rocky Mountains in Crested Butte, Colorado in 2012.
THE FUTURE OF NADA BOTTLE
CHOOSE YOUR BOTTLE
Nada Bottle’s lightweight material makes it great for any trip.
Use Nada Bottle when mountain biking, hiking or climbing. The abrasion resistant nylon material won’t puncture or crack like other plastic water bottles on the market today, and Nada Bottle's grommet is the perfect size for most carabineers to easily latch through.
Skiing? Ice climbing? or just going out for a winter walk? Nada Bottle's smooth, nylon material makes it easy and comfortable to slide under your coat or down jacket. Your body temperature will keep your bottle from freezing when experiencing cold conditions. When the bottle is empty, simply roll it up and keep it close for later.
Don't be brought down by bulk. Nada Bottle fits perfectly in your pocket, backpack, purse or briefcase and you can fill it up when you reach your destination. Customize your bottle for a sleek, unique design to show off to friends, co-workers and family.
Nada Bottle is extremely committed to supporting non-profits, artists, and other humanitarian projects right here in the USA. On the first Thursday of every month we plan to reveal which US based project has been chosen and will donate 50% of the proceeds to their cause. Each Xanadu Nada Bottle will be original and limited edition. Nada Bottle is passionate about working together, not against.
Support the Arts - Choose our limited edition artist's bottle screen-printed with an original design by John Cohorst.
Born and raised in Kansas, ceramic artist John Cohorst creates both functional and sculptural ceramic art. He received his B.F.A. and M.A. from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg Kansas, where he concentrated in functional ceramics. After graduating, he accepted a position as an artist assistant at Jun Kaneko's Studio, in Omaha Nebraska. Shortly after leaving the Kaneko Studio, he traveled to Japan and studied wood firing techniques in the ancient kilnsite town of Tokoname. In 2012 he was accepted as an artist in residence at the Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, Colorado. After completion of that residency John moved into the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) where his studio is currently located. John's work has been shown in numerous galleries throughout the Midwest, as well as internationally in Japan, China, and Italy.
The money raised through Kickstarter will be used to begin manufacturing our first round of water bottles and marketing our idea to the masses. With a little help from you, we are certain we can begin online sales by Summer 2015 and send our first Vestergaard Community Filter by September 2015.
This charity is our passion, and we hope that you can help us make Nada Bottle a reality.
At Nada Bottle we promise to give you the highest possible customer service and satisfaction. Please contact us of any questions or comments you may have concerning our products, or our brand. We gladly accept complaints, and compliments via email. You are our top priority. Always feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our simple warranty is a testament of our confidence in our product and commitment to quality. We strive to achieve the highest level of customer service. We offer a lifetime warranty for our bottles. However, we do recommend regular cleaning using our cleaning tablets and cleaning tool. Our warranty makes it clear that these bottles are made for water only, so putting wine in your Nada Bottle may not be a great idea. For more information contact our friendly customer representatives by contacting the address: email@example.com
Shipping & Delivery
Water bottles are shipped in the USA as well as internationally with an additional shipping fee.
Risks and challenges
We anticipate completing our production by September 2015 after reaching our goal, which includes preparing the shipments at our distribution house in Colorado. With the help of UPS, we can ship the Nada Bottles around the world.
However, if untimely expenses or problems occur we will communicate with you throughout the process so that you know exactly when to expect your shipment. We care about our customers and couldn’t be more thankful for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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