Using durable high-grade silicone, we’ve created a minimalistic water bottle that rolls up and stores into a quarter of its actual size – not to mention the sturdy paracord and firestarter that make the MWB a complete survival tool.
We've used a lot of different water bottles, and the design and functions of each create a unique experience. While keeping away from some designs, others inspired us (like the Platypus hydration pack, Bubi, and S'well). We wanted to create a bottle that stood for nothing more than the essentials in its design, and we feel we've done just that. The bottle's durable body bends and fits pretty much anywhere, while the rugged firestarter gets the flame going. The 8ft of strong paracord let the MWB meet all your nature needs.
We saw a gap in water bottles while searching for the right one. We can’t stand not having water around... I’m sure you feel the same, you little fish you. We didn’t like the bulky plastic water bottles because, well, they were too darn bulky and in the way, plus they'd crack if they had a good tumble. We didn’t like the metals because they make so much noise when in contact with keys or zippers from your bag, plus they stay dented forever. We did not like the water bladder bags because handling them with water feels odd and unstable… Finally, we didn't like that the water bottle was only about water; why not add something more? We were just unsatisfied with what was available. So, we took to the white boards and came to the MWB.
We travel a lot and are outdoors at every chance we get. Packing for such things should be an easy task, but often can turn into a complicated and indecisive one. We feel things now-a-days are made too complicated and/or with too many pieces to complete them. We love to see things made thoughtfully and tactfully.
While designing the MWB, we wanted a feature piece that would make our bottle distinguishable from anything out there. So, we put our efforts into the attachment piece. We wanted it to compliment the person holding the bottle, its environment, and of course the bottle itself. We have three Words for you: Paracord & Flint (Yes were considering the ampersand a word… debatable indeed!). All together creating the most foundational elements known and needed for humans everywhere; water and fire.
LETS TALK WASTE: In the U.S alone, more than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills and incinerators every day. Just last year, plastic bottles total'd to 22 billion! And even though a lot of us do our very best by standing in front of the waste units deciding on what darn color and shape of hole correlates to recycling (yeah it gets confusing), it’s still not enough. At least 80% of these plastics end up in our landfills, streets, parks and beaches.
We can help decrease this number considerably. We have created a useful and handy water bottle better than anything out there that empowers you to go anywhere and do anything. So please join us in making our goal a reality. Lets try changing this for the better.
We want to thank you for checking out our campaign, and hope you consider supporting our project! If you do support, your funds will go toward producing the MWB, distributing it around the world, and creating a Minimal Design Company community. We want your feedback so that we can collaboratively create projects that will make life a little easier without using too much material.
Risks and challenges
We’re extremely passionate about the MWB and we’re committed to doing everything in our power to solve any challenges that may arise along the way – that’s a promise!
We have to make sure everything goes according to plan to meet our promised deadlines. We have our manufacturing and operations all ready to go, and we've made sure to leave enough time so that all of your MWB's will arrive as planned. We are confident that our calculated plan will work effectively once we're funded, and that we'll be putting the MWB in your hands for all your everyday tasks -- and more -- by October.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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