CompREST the unstoppable camping bed that charges your phone
CompREST the unstoppable camping bed that charges your phone
Air mattresses suck. How about a vacuum-packable camping bed that's super comfortable, will never pop, and can charge your phone?
Air mattresses suck. How about a vacuum-packable camping bed that's super comfortable, will never pop, and can charge your phone? Read more
About this project
Do you remember your last air mattress experience?
Oh boy, do I remember mine.
It took forever to inflate. I missed the sunset and had to make dinner in the dark. Before crawling into bed around midnight I had to re-inflate because of air chill and science, but still woke up around 4am in an air-mattress-taco with the full weight of my slumbering girlfriend against me. Cold. Sore. Grumpy.
I'm an avid camper and, like most campers, I've clearly developed a deep hatred for air mattresses.
The alternatives? One option is the self-inflatable – typically for backcountry hikers and not very comfortable.
The other choice is foam. Foam is good! It’s reliable, never pops… your bed at home is made of foam. But it's just too big for camping… until now.
CompREST is the vacuum-packable foam bed for camping. It’s super comfortable, will never pop, and it charges your phone.
CompREST is the most reliable sleep you’ll find in a camping mattress and is perfect for car camping, base camping, music festivals, and short hikes. Setting up your nap nest has never been easier! Simply remove the bag and your bed is made.
And when you wake up well rested on your last day at camp, takedown is a breeze and requires next-to-no supervision. CompREST packs your bed up for you at the touch of a button and to 20% of its original size.
Luxurious foam made convenient for the first time ever.
The true innovation (and the muscle) behind the CompREST system is our rechargeable vacuum pump.
Vacuum pack your bed, pillows, clothes, bedding, and even food. You’ll end up with extra room in your car for more important things! Like a friend, your dog, or another flat of beer…
7 ½ x 3 ¼ x 5 ½ in. This little thing is a featherweight champion, weighing only 2.6 lbs.
CompREST’s lithium-ion batteries will do 20 compressions on a single charge, and can be recharged using a 110V American (2-prong) wall charger (included). A simple LED indicator demonstrates charging status. Red means charging, green means good-to-go!
The CompREST nozzle is specially designed to fit securely on the valve - you don’t have to babysit. Set it and forget it (for a few minutes, at least)! Use this precious time to do other camp take-down tasks – like packing up your bag or enjoying that second cup of coffee.
CompREST is easy to use, dependable, and beautifully simple.
Organized hose, organized life.
Did we mention it can charge your phone?
A fully charged pump enables 20 compressions or more (WHOA!), so we thought, “How else can we make use of this excess energy?
Bingo! Your CompREST pump also acts as a portable power bank for your phone or other USB device, offering 5V and 1A of power. It is capable of fully charging a phone (specifically a Samsung Galaxy S3) from dead, at least twice. That being said, we recommend you save a bit a juice to make sure you can still vacuum-pack up camp at the end of your trip!
But the best part?
Non-existent set up time.
Step 1: Remove from bag. Step 2: Adventure time!
Perfect density and Comfort.
It all starts with the right foam. We knew we needed foam that was guaranteed comfortable, but we also needed to ensure our foam could pack up small yet still maintain integrity and shape when out of the bag.
Over 70 people have slept on CompREST. Here's what some of them had to say.
Tried and tested… and then iterated.
This ain’t your mama’s camping mattress!
We chose waterproof fabric that is rated to 15 psi to prevent your bed from absorbing tent spills and sneaky puddles.
CompREST is a proud supporter of “the more the merrier”. We designed CompREST to Velcro together infinitely to accommodate your significant other, your child’s slumber party squad, or your whole extended family! From a single serving to the California king, it’s your pick.
And CompREST is almost as good a floor as it is a bed. Putting on pants in your tent has never been a simple task, until now.
Don’t worry about disturbing your tent-mate’s sleep! Remember, you are sleeping on foam, not a giant balloon. Air displacement is nothing to worry about!
When she moves you sleep. When he snores, well....
1-way valve for those of you who suck at the quick-draw.
No more rushing to get the cap on!
CompREST pump ran out of juice? Plug it in and use your vacuum cleaner instead!
This guy is a hero! The CompREST stuff sack functions as a protective barrier between your vacuum-packed bed and the outside world. It keeps your bed compressed even on the off chance your vacuum bag seal isn't as tight as it could be. No joke, this thing weighs 4.5 lbs and the shoulder strap makes it a cloud-like carry.
CompREST over board? A vacuum packed CompREST stays dry until bed time.CompREST has been a labour of love for over a year, and we are proud to say that over this time we have avoided the great misfortune of a weekend away with an unreliable inflatable. Our experiences and those of our friends and early testers have been overwhelmingly positive, and the only logical next step is to bring this high-quality reliability to you, you weekend warrior, you outdoor adventurer, you hospitable homebody, you! If you have or will ever use an air mattress, CompREST was made for you.
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Every backer helps. We hope you'll join us.
To pre-order CompREST, click the button below and pick a reward that fits. Simple as that. If you want more stuff that isn't in your reward, then follow the instructions in our Add-On Menu below the rewards seciton. Once you have pledged, sit back and relax. We'll collect your shipping/fulfillment info when this project is complete in November.
Want to add additional items to your reward like an CompREST Extra bed or Vacuum Pump? Perhaps you want to add on extra vacuum bags so that you can compress your pillows and clothes. Either way, adding stuff to your reward is easy:
1. Choose a reward level.
Everybody must choose one (and only one) reward level to back this project. You cannot choose 2 reward levels. Just one. You will get all items in that reward—you cannot swap things that you don't want for things that you do want.
2. If you want to add something, check out the Add-On Menu.
If (and only if) you want something additional to your reward, check out the Add-On Menu above. If it's in the Add-On Menu you can add it to your reward by increasing your pledge by the amount specified in the menu. You can only add things to your reward that are in the Add-On Menu. Make sure to choose the price that corresponds to where you live. Please note that the prices on the Add-On menu are in Canadian dollars.
3. You're done for now.
All details like shipping information, and add-on specifics, will be collected via survey after this campaign has ended in mid-November.
Thanks for checking us out and don't forget to share this Kickstarter page to help us bring CompREST to reality.
We can't do it without you :)
Risks and challenges
So, this is our first Kickstarter and we’ve planned for it to the best of our abilities. We have an excellent team assembled but nevertheless problems do and will arise.
Some potential challenges we could face are:
1. The moulds are the pivotal point that could cause delays for the project. They are expensive and must be done correctly. This is something we will take our time to get right. This will involve mold prototyping and can be a slow process. We have already transitioned from developing prototypes to designing for final injection moulding. Our time-scale allows ample room for us to work through this process and be on schedule. And YES we have accounted for Chinese New Year :)
2. International shipping can always prove to be a challenge. There can be delays of two to three weeks if shipments are tagged for customs exams. We will keep you up to speed!
3. We have already ordered samples of waterproof fabrics from several textile mills. Because we do not wish to compromise on any of our design goals, we will be having these tested at a textile laboratory. If these fabrics do not meet our exacting standards we will be testing samples from other suppliers. We've allowed time for this process, however we may see a delay if need to seek even more suppliers to meet the quality standards you deserve."
Aside from all that.
We’ve teamed up with a supply chain management company who has helped 3 other Kickstarter projects: Fortifiedbike, OMC and Supermechanical. They will be helping us with logistics and quality control. They’ve visited 4 factories for us so far, and will continue to do so during production.
We have planned to go to China personally to perfect the build process, as well as implement quality inspection points. We are prepared to visit China several times before our estimated delivery time to ensure the process is running smoothly and our quality targets are being met.
Our prototypes are Rock Solid and it’s important that all of the CompREST products follow suit.
We will be posting videos, pictures and more to keep you updated regularly. You can definitely expect to be notified of any significant changes.
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