About this project
Pakpod is more versatile than any tripod on the market today. Weighing less than a pound and constructed from the same durable stuff as bike and ski helmets, Pakpod is easily stashed in your backpack. And it’s fast. The patented locking system secures all three legs in wildly asymmetrical positions with the twist of a single knob. It’s the first tripod that lets you stake securely into grass, dirt, sand and snow. This ground-breaking new tool helps capture the shots you might otherwise miss with standard issue tripods.
STAKES... WHY STAKES?
Pakpod stakes can help secure and stabilize your valuable gear, but they do more than just stick into the ground. The slotted Standard Stake makes a great ‘jam cleat’ for bungee cords and ¼-20 bolts fit through it nicely. The Quarter-20 Stake has two ¼-20 threaded holes for attaching all kinds of accessories with ease. The Safe Stake is perfect for aspiring young photographers and future film makers.
HOW DOES PAKPOD WORK?
IS PAKPOD WATERPROOF? Yes.
IS PAKPOD FREEZE-PROOF? Yes.
WILL PAKPOD SUPPORT MY DSLR?
- Weight: 15.5oz [440g]
- Length (Legs retracted): 12.75” [32cm]
- Length (Legs extended): 17.75” [45cm]
- Tripod Mount Stud: 1/4-20
- Thread Tripod Mount Hole: 1/4-20
- Thread Frame Material: High Impact ABS
- Stud & Fasteners: Stainless Steel
- Tools: 3 Hex Head/Phillips wrenches
- Tie-down Points: 36
- Stake Length: 3.25” [8.2cm]
- Leg Max Angular Range: 180º
- Stake Max Angular Range: 290º
- Capacity (Legs retracted @ 45º): 11lb [5k]
- Capacity (Legs extended @ 45º): 5.5lb [2.5k]
- MSRP: $99
IS PAKPOD EASY TO RIG?
WHAT’S UP WITH 3 KINDS OF STAKES?
WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY PAKPOD?
STAKE IT: Fully adjustable flip-out stakes allow you to secure Pakpod into grass, dirt, sand and snow.
SOAK IT: Constructed with ABS and stainless steel, Pakpod is completely waterproof and freeze-proof.
STACK IT: Piggyback two Pakpods. Attach multiple cameras, mics, and lights.
RIG IT: Hang it. Bungee it. Bolt it. Tape it. Tie-wrap it. Create a stable hand-held rig.
LOCK IT: Lock all three legs in wildly asymmetrical positions with the twist of a single knob.
TWEAK IT: Three mini-tools are attached to Pakpod’s frame, making field adjustments quick and easy.
PACK IT: Pakpod is compact and easy to stash. At less than one pound, it won’t slow you down.
WHAT CAN I ATTACH TO MY PAKPOD?
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PAKPOD?
PAKPOD REVIEW: (YouTube-MicBergsma)
Risks and challenges
Pakpod has been designed and tested, then re-designed and re-tested countless times during the past 18 months. (Not to mention it has been through five prototypes!) We have reached our goal of tooling and manufacturing the best adventure tripod we could build. We have produced a small batch of the final design, and now have 250 Pakpods to share exclusively with Kickstarter backers. These are boxed and ready to ship by December 5, 2015.
Both the Safe Stakes and Quarter-20 Stakes have been tooled and are currently in production. With respect to the larger, second batch of Pakpods, we fully expect to have those orders in hand to ship by March, 2016. If, for any reason, we are unable to maintain this delivery schedule, we will let you know, and will make every effort to correct the issue just as soon as we can. We are confident in our product, and we want you to be, as well.
ODDS & ENDS
Please note that all cameras, mounts, and non-Pakpod accessories shown here are sold separately. GoPro and GoPro Hero are registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc.
Pakpod is a trademark of Deep Blue Design, LLC. US and International patents pending. Please Stake Responsibly! Deep Blue Design, LLC is not responsible for any injuries or damage sustained during improper use of this product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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