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About

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It all started with a question:

Why couldn't we find a hydration pack that we really loved?

Most hydration packs are bulky, expensive, and impossible to clean. We needed something lighter, less expensive, and easier to use.

Then it hit us: let's bring the bota bag into the twenty first century!

The result is a hydration pack that you can take anywhere, from a hike in the mountains to a day at Coachella. 

What makes Zahota so great?

We've been working for over two years and we've partnered with the best in the business to create a product that you will love. Key updates include:

  • Wine lover approved: Zahota is dishwasher safe and doesn't hold onto flavors. 
  • Two pockets: store your wallet, keys, phone, etc. 
  • Padded, adjustable shoulder and waist strap: providing support for active movement (think running and skiing).
  • Slim profile: fits closely against your body
  • Finest quality materials: the bag is durable, lightweight, and - FACT - not an animal product.

We've taken this thing everywhere:

  • We brought it to Coachella and drank wine out of it.
  • We wore it running a half marathon and drank water out of it.
  • We wore it skiing and drank whiskey out of it (to stay warm).
  • We took it to the World Cup and drank mojitos out of it.
  • We carried it while hiking in Colorado and an elk was like, "wow!" 

Wait, what is a bota bag anyway?

Bota bags were invented millennia ago to help shepherds stay hydrated during their long days tending to their flocks. They were originally made from goat bladders (we assume that was some sort of sick joke). 

Today, bota bags that you see around are generally a single use novelty - who wants to use something that you can't clean twice

We are changing all that. The Zahota is a high quality bag that you can clean and that will provide years of entertainment.

Details and Specs:

The bags will initially be available in three colors:

Prototype pics:

Clockwise from top left: pocket detail, back view, reservoir, waist strap (stowed)
Clockwise from top left: pocket detail, back view, reservoir, waist strap (stowed)

Process

We have been working on the Zahota bag for over two years now. From the day my mom sewed the first prototype (thanks, ma!) until now, we have been hard at work creating something unique and worthy of your support.

Where your money is going

We've spent over $5,000 of our own money in product development to get Zahota to this point.

However, getting a new product developed is seriously expensive! Our goal of $25K is the breakeven point for our first production run.

If we hit our fundraising goal, your money will go directly into the production and manufacturing of the bags.

Zahota, the goat free alternative to bota bags.
Zahota, the goat free alternative to bota bags.

Risks and challenges

Our team has been designing and producing products for companies like The North Face and Under Armour for years, and we've partnered with some of the best in the industry to help bring the Zahota bag to you.

The main risks are around the supply chain and ensuring our suppliers meet their promised lead times, manufacturing, and quality commitments.
We've got a team in place that has design, manufacturing, and fulfillment down cold, and we are confident that (with your help) we will make this a reality.

We promise to be completely transparent with our backers throughout the process.

Love,
Tom and Brent

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