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$22,532
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359
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 19 2014 11:39 PM UTC +00:00
$22,532
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
359
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 19 2014 11:39 PM UTC +00:00

About

Sincere thanks to all of you that backed the Hydaway campaign. You are tremendously inspiring to me and because of that I want to keep this project rolling! 

To order your Hydaway bottle, visit our website by clicking 'Buy Now'

And don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook to be eligible for giveaways, discounts, and exclusive updates!

 "I have been looking for a product like this for AGES!!! Thank you so so much and best wishes on the campaign!!" - Allison

"It's the most original and useful project I've seen on Kickstarter. Ever.” - Leonardo

"Great product; excellent colors, really gorgeous, simple design! Looking forward to getting my Hydaway!" - Darcy

 
                
          

Whether you’re a frequent flier, a mile-a-minute mom, a weekend warrior or just someone who thirsts for thoughtful design, Hydaway fits the life you live. No more lugging around bulky “empties”, no more disposables in landfills, no more hard to clean bottles. Hydaway is flat out ready to go, whenever and wherever. Are you?

Hydaway is the ultimate travel companion. It’s compatible with cup holders and the stable, wobble-resistant design means it will safely co-exist with your laptop on airplane tray tables.  At journey’s end, Hydaway collapses flat and tucks into your carry-on or glove compartment until it’s time to roll again.

You can’t be bogged down by a bunch of gear or, worse yet, gear that doesn’t function. Hydaway’s packable, portable design makes happy campers even happier. Its rugged good looks stand up to the harshest conditions and it seals tight, which means worry-free adventure awaits. 

From briefcases to yoga bags, Hydaway’s collapsible technology fits your busy lifestyle. Its sleek design easily transitions from gym to office and ditching the disposables means you’re doing something for the greater good. So grab a Hydaway bottle and conquer the glass ceiling, the afternoon commute, or the stroller-pushing power walk.

Kids are the most active among us, so we’re offering a size of Hydaway bottle made just for them! The wide base of the 12 oz bottle makes it virtually tip-proof and the flexible ribs make it easy for little hands to grip. Kids will love the cool colors and sipping straw and parents will love the low profile for backpacks, lunch boxes and diaper bags. At school, on the soccer field, in the car, Hydaway keeps your little adventurer happily hydrated. 

Have you ever been a part of something really BIG?  We have the chance to be the FIRST TO MARKET with a collapsible water bottle that fits our active lives. Together we can do this!  Show your enthusiasm by considering our rewards below, and pledging your support to help us carry on!

Note that all rewards are scheduled to ship in November, so consider the Hydaway bottle for holiday gift giving.  It's the perfect stocking stuffer!

The dirty work is done.  We dreamed it, proved it, built it, and tested it.  And now we need your help to make it a true reality for everyone!  

Here's a basic timeline of our progress to date:

Savvy investors want to know how their funds will be used, and with good reason! Here’s the allocation plan for Hydaway’s Kickstarter infusion...

Production Tooling  |  The simplicity of Hydaway's design comes from a synergy of many different parts.  To produce high quality parts consistently, we need to invest in the best materials and production partners.

Inventory  |  Funding the first purchase order is paramount to a successful product launch.  To maintain realistic price points, the minimum order quantities are high on this type of product.  With your help, we can produce the best quality product at a fair cost that allows the Hydaway to be available to everyone.

Compliance Testing  |  We've sourced the highest quality, non-toxic materials and now we need to prove it.  Third-party testing and compliance certification will provide consumers (and the FDA) with documentation that our bottles meet stringent requirements for quality and safety.

Marketing  |  We want to share our story of inspired hydration with the world. Stepping up our marketing efforts is the best way to make that happen…and the best way to get Hydaway in everyone’s hands around the world.

Product Development  |  Ongoing R&D is absolutely necessary to meet the needs of our diverse customer base.  Please utilize the Comments section to let us know what you would like to see in future iterations of the Hydaway bottle concept!

Niki Singlaub came up with the Hydaway bottle concept while traveling as a freelance product developer in 2012. "Trying to stay hydrated in different countries, climates, and elevations, while spending time both in business meetings and in the mountains inspired this water bottle concept. I was looking for a durable, stable, fully-functioning water bottle that collapsed enough to fit in my back pocket. I was really surprised I couldn't find anything like the Hydaway bottle out there."

More than an inventor, Niki is a 'product guy' and lives for designing, developing, building, and launching new products into the world. Niki’s expertise stems from almost twenty years in design, development, and management of consumer products in multiple industries. His background in engineering and business has prepared him to problem solve at all stages of the product launch process.  

Your support means the world to us and we can't thank you enough (even though we'll try) for your pledges!

Risks and challenges

We have done our best to minimize any issues with producing the first order of Hydaway bottles. We have chosen factories that specialize in molded silicone and plastic and are accustomed to producing large orders with high quality for numerous global brands. Niki's experience working with factories to delivery quality product on time will help ensure your rewards arrive on time for the holidays!

Potential Tooling Delays: We already have tooling to make several thousand bottles, but if the campaign is incredibly successful (over 100,000 bottles - let's give it a shot!), then we will need to upgrade the production capacity of our tooling, which could delay the eventual ship date, but will lead to the highest quality products we can make!

Potential Production Delays: We have already produced a small run of samples and we feel confident that a larger production order will scale easily, but there is always the chance that the factories could have unforeseen setbacks such as raw material availability or a backlog of customer orders in the queue. Our plan is to stay in constant communication with the factories, including working together on-site to resolve any situation that might arise.

Product Testing: We don't want to send any rewards to our dedicated backers that don't meet our stringent quality standards. If, for some reason, the first production batch fails any of the quality control tests, we will make it right, but this could affect the final delivery date.

Regardless, we will stay in constant contact with each and every backer, providing updates along the way. With your support, we'll be better equipped to overcome these potential challenges and move closer to providing the next generation in portable hydration.

If you have any questions at all, please review our FAQ's first, then use the Comments section of the Kickstarter page. Or just contact us directly: info@hydawaybottle.com. We'll respond right away and have an answer to your questions as quickly as possible.

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    Join our adventure in creating the next generation in portable hydration. We'll send you a personal THANKS and inscribe your name (or any name) on our website as one of the original backers.

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    Be the first of your friends to start your next adventure with the Hydaway™ collapsible bottle!
    Choose either size and any color of bottle.
    Size options are Small (12 oz/ 350ml) and Large (21 oz/ 600ml).
    Color options are Bluesteel, Moss, Chili, Grape, Tangerine, or Charcoal.
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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - The charge to ship outside the US has been reduced to $10. Please override your amount to include only $10, not the original $20 charge. Please message me with any questions.

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    Choose a LIMITED EDITION "Kickstarter Backer" Hydaway™ collapsible bottle in either size.
    Size options are Small (12 oz/ 350ml) and Large (21 oz/ 600ml).
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    2-PACK
    Choose two Hydaway™ collapsible bottles in any size and any color. Size options are Small (12 oz/ 350ml) and Large (21 oz/ 600ml). Color options are Bluesteel, Moss, Chili, Grape, Tangerine, or Charcoal. Shipping within the United States included (please add $20 for shipping outside the United States)

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    2-PACK LIMITED EDITION
    Choose two LIMITED EDITION "Kickstarter Backer" Hydaway™ collapsible bottles in either size. Size options are Small (12 oz/ 350ml) and Large (21 oz/ 600ml). Shipping within the United States included (please add $20 for shipping outside the United States)

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    FAMILY 4-PACK
    Choose four Hydaway™ collapsible bottles in any size and any color.
    Size options are Small (12 oz/ 350ml) and Large (21 oz/ 600ml). A great gift idea for the holidays!
    Color options are Bluesteel, Moss, Chili, Grape, Tangerine, or Charcoal.
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    HOLIDAY GIFT 10-PACK - Choose ten Hydaway™ collapsible bottles in any size and any color and save $50. A great gift idea for the holidays! Size options are Small (12 oz/ 350ml) and Large (21 oz/ 600ml). Color options are Bluesteel, Moss, Chili, Grape, Tangerine, or Charcoal. Shipping within the United States included (please add $20 for shipping outside the United States)

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    BONUS HOLIDAY GIFT 10-Pack - Choose ten Hydaway™ collapsible bottles in any size and any color and save $50. A great gift idea for the holidays! As a BONUS, I will personally gift-wrap and mail a bottle to 10 gift recipients of your choosing. Consider your holiday shopping complete!

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