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KangaKaseBy KangaKase
First created
KangaKaseBy KangaKase
First created
AU$ 8,915
pledged of AU$ 26,000pledged of AU$ 26,000 goal
82
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 18 2015 3:02 PM UTC +00:00

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We are from Australia

It’s no secret we are big travelers. We enjoy keeping a healthy lifestyle and value our time. But sometimes it’s hard to carry around all of the things you need.

KangaMat creator, Sam Easton, spent many years travelling the globe, but was frustrated at not being able to do yoga and exercise anywhere, anytime, from the hotel, to the park or the studio.  

The problem is, normal rolled up yoga mats are just too big and heavy to carry everywhere, not hygienic, and travel yoga towels are too thin for those impact positions

Our Solution: Two Mats, One Bag 

By breaking our yoga mat up into two pieces, we were able to create a system that is lighter than a conventional mat, but allows all the benefits for a no compromise session of yoga or exercise, with more flexibility.

We have created a yoga mat that can be used on the road, taken to work and still perfect for the studio

The Bottom Mat 

No compromise, full length and super light weight, the bottom mat is perfect for standing or hand yoga positions and lunges. Being only 1.5mm thick, it doesn't 'squish' under your feet like thicker mats, and with the microfiber gives super grip, even when sweaty, perfect for hot yoga.

And the dirty secret is, unless you wash rolled yoga mats thoroughly every time, they are not hygienic as they put the dirty underside of the mat into contact with the top surface. You don't want this when you are traveling, or at the studio. KangaMat folds in half, so the dirty underside never comes in contact with the top side.
  • Full size
  • Microfiber top surface, superior grip
  • TPE rubber underside
  • Super light weight
  • Can be used on its own
  • Perfect for standing and hand poses
  • Unlike ROLLING MATS, it folds so the dirty underside never comes in contact with the top side, keeping your mat hygienically clean
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The Top Mat

It's shorter , but it's exactly as long as you need it to be. When on your knees, elbows, back or head, you don't need the cushioning over the whole mat, just where your impact points are. This allows you the flexibility to move, fold and roll the mat however you choose. Our proprietary mat has microfiber on both sides with a TPE centre so you will always have a comfortable, clean surface.

With a 1.5mm bottom mat, and 3mm top mat, you have 4.5mm or more cushioning where you need it
With a 1.5mm bottom mat, and 3mm top mat, you have 4.5mm or more cushioning where you need it
KangaMat sits flat without curled corners
KangaMat sits flat without curled corners

The Bag 

Having the best travel yoga exercise is one thing, but you need to be able to carry them in a convenient way.

Our messenger bag is not only stylish, but fully opens up to allow super simple storage of the folded mats. You can't even tell it's a yoga mat bag, so you can take it anywhere from the office to the road 

The mats are stored seprate to the main pockets for your daily items, so hygiene is maintained
The mats are stored seprate to the main pockets for your daily items, so hygiene is maintained
The lining of the main bag unzips, to store the top mat, super easy
The lining of the main bag unzips, to store the top mat, super easy
The Top Flap also zips open to store the bottom mat, super easy
The Top Flap also zips open to store the bottom mat, super easy
KangaMat, easy to store
KangaMat, easy to store
Two internal pockets, and one large pocket on the outside to store you daily items from phone and laptop, to gear for yoga. The bottom yoga mat actually wraps around the main pocket providing extra protection
Two internal pockets, and one large pocket on the outside to store you daily items from phone and laptop, to gear for yoga. The bottom yoga mat actually wraps around the main pocket providing extra protection

Ever wished you could do this at the train station. The top flap unfolds to be used as a sitting mat, with the yoga mat inside providing cushioning. It can even be fully removed and used a seat cushion or meditation mat.  

Have a rest, lie down 

With the included inflatable pillow, you can fully unfold the Top Flap into a mat. Perfect for the park or airport

Our custom inflatable pillows have been selected to fit snugly inside the bag, and stow away after use in a convinient internal pocket
Our custom inflatable pillows have been selected to fit snugly inside the bag, and stow away after use in a convinient internal pocket

One, Two, Three, Pop 

The Top Flap can be easily removed and used as a standalone cushioned mat, or folded in half for a perfect chair cushion

Versatile, One Bag, Two Styles 

Want to go ultralight? With the top flap removed, the messenger bag transforms into a stylish laptop/ shoulder bag. One bag two styles!

Compact: KangaMat, Laptop/ Shoulder Bag
Compact: KangaMat, Laptop/ Shoulder Bag

Even in this compact form, the bag can hold both mats. Very light weight and portable, weighing an incredible 1.1kg (2.4 pounds) 

It's not just a shoulder strap, it's ALSO a yoga strap

The shoulder strap can be removed and used as an 8ft pure cotton yoga strap.

Beautiful to touch, 100% cotton yoga strap with metal D-rings
Beautiful to touch, 100% cotton yoga strap with metal D-rings

 Yogi Comfort in a Belt

We have also customised our yoga straps to create the most comfortable cotton belt you will ever wear. See below in Rewards

KangaMat Belt. Yogi Style and Comfort around your waist
KangaMat Belt. Yogi Style and Comfort around your waist

What is microfiber? The human surface of the mats is made of microfiber, a synthetic fiber finer than one denier. This is smaller than the diameter of a strand of silk, which is itself about 1/5 the diameter of a human hair. 

It feels natural to touch, provides excellent grip, specially with sweaty hands and feet, so no more slipping like on rubber mat, and no more needing an extra yoga towel to do yoga. In fact the more you sweat the more it grips, great for hot yoga. It also means it is easy to clean and dries fast.

What is TPE? Eco Minimized, biodegradable, free of latex, PVC, rubber or toxic chemicals, non smelling. It's closed cell design puts a hygienic layer between you and the yoga mat. 

Microfiber fabric and TPE cushioning
Microfiber fabric and TPE cushioning

Who Are We 

KangaMat was invented by Sam Easton, an avid traveller from Australia who was diagnosed with an inflammatory spinal disease  Ankylosing Spondylitis in his mid 20's. With a treatment of mobility and flexibility, yoga and swimming had a life changing effect, however there was frustration at not being to carry his yoga mat for a full session of yoga or exercise when on the go.  

So the company KangaKase was formed, with the first product being KangaMat, by a team of passionate travellers and 'active lifestylers' from Australia, along with our team of manufacturing partners in China, and shipping partners in Hong Kong.

What Stage Are We At

Over the last year, we have tested (many materials) and refined our design with our manufacturing partners. Our final production samples have been tested by our 'active lifestylers', and are what you see in the video and photos (though if you look carefully you might see some labels craftily stuck on:) ). The factory is waiting for our order to start rolling.

We have given all the details to our  shipping partners in Hong Kong, who only need a few days from receiving the goods to delivering to all international customers

The Australian landscape is defined by two main areas, strikingly different in their palettes, their colours frame our country. From the beautiful coastline ringed with greens and blues, the Great Barrier Reef is the crowning glory. To the deep reds of the interior, the outback remains harsh yet vivid, an ancient rock standing in it's center. 

 Color Scheme 1: The Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, resplendant in dark Green and Blues
The Great Barrier Reef, resplendant in dark Green and Blues
Reef: Full Colour Scheme, Bag, Mats, Strap, Pillow
Reef: Full Colour Scheme, Bag, Mats, Strap, Pillow

Color Scheme 2: The Rock 

The spiritual centre of Australia, Uluru enchants with sunsets of purple against an orange rock
The spiritual centre of Australia, Uluru enchants with sunsets of purple against an orange rock
Rock: Full Colour Scheme, Bag, Mats, Strap, Pillow
Rock: Full Colour Scheme, Bag, Mats, Strap, Pillow
Choose your size and colour at end of campaign, Black, Blue, Purple
Choose your size and colour at end of campaign, Black, Blue, Purple
Choose your size and colour at end of campaign, Black, Blue, Purple
Choose your size and colour at end of campaign, Black, Blue, Purple
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock
Choose your colour scheme at end of campaign, Reef or Rock

Thanks for your support! 

FCLP Certified Logistics Plan
FCLP Certified Logistics Plan
  •  We are proud to have our fulfillment plan certified by Floship, a leading crowdfunding fulfillment provider.
  • We have calculated the optimal means of shipping Kangamat to all markets in a fast and cost effective manner.
  • or proof of certification into the fulfillment plan please click here

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter project , so like any other there are some inherent risks. We will endeavour to keep you updated as much as possible should any issues or delays occur.

Main Risks:
Shipping: We have already planned our shipping with our shipping partners in Hong Kong. This company specialised in fulfilling crowdfunding campaigns. However, as this is our first project we will be shipping all rewards from Hong Kong. We would love to have a warehouse in all the main countries, but we need to start somewhere :).

Taxes and Customs:
This also means that depending what country the rewards are shipped to, you may have to pay tax/ customs charges. This will be be at the discretion of each country.
It also means there is a chance your package will be held up in customs.

Quality Issues:
I will be personally in China to inspect every mat and bag. Hopefully any problems can be dealt with before shipping occurs.

Manufacturing Delays:
As is the reality with all Chinese factories, there may be some delays out of our control which can effect delivery time.
A common example is that the factory receives a much larger order than ours before we can place the order, therefore all the production lines in the factory are full.
However, we have a good working relationship with the factories, and our team member will be present.
Another issue which effects all factories in China is the Chinese New Year period. It is an extremely busy period when factories are racing to get all orders out before the whole country shuts down for the Spring Festival holidays. We have factored this into our timeline, and will be pushing to all your orders to you by February .
Worst case scenario is the factory meets some disaster like fire. In this case we do have a backup factory.

Note:
* The USD reward prices shown are only as an estimate at the time of writing. As this is an Australian Kickstarter project, all prices are set in $AUD. The
USD price may change depending on current exchange rates
** Mats may have a thickness tolerance of 0.3mm in areas, but it would be barely noticeable. This is a normal tolerance due to the settling of the TPE material after coming off the rollers.

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    100% natural cotton BELT by KangaMat.

    Time to wear some yoga style, just like a yoga strap, except shorter to be worn as a belt. The most comfortable belt you will ever wear

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