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Pakpod: The Stake-able, Packable, Riggable, Waterproof, All-Terrain Tripod. Stake Out Your Next Adventure.
Pakpod: The Stake-able, Packable, Riggable, Waterproof, All-Terrain Tripod. Stake Out Your Next Adventure.
Pakpod: The Stake-able, Packable, Riggable, Waterproof, All-Terrain Tripod. Stake Out Your Next Adventure.
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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.

Pakpod is much more than a tripod. Transform it quickly into whatever you need - above or below the surface.
Pakpod is much more than a tripod. Transform it quickly into whatever you need - above or below the surface.

IS PAKPOD FREEZE-PROOF?  Yes.

WILL PAKPOD SUPPORT MY DSLR?

Pakpod will support 11lbs [5K] with legs retracted (left), and 5.5.lbs [2.5K] with legs fully extended (right). (The short movie that follows demonstrates the amount of flex you can expect with heavier loads.)
Pakpod will support 11lbs [5K] with legs retracted (left), and 5.5.lbs [2.5K] with legs fully extended (right). (The short movie that follows demonstrates the amount of flex you can expect with heavier loads.)
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PAKPOD SPECS:

  • 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?

Yes. You can rig it to your transportation. You can even rig it to you. (Use SAFE STAKES when wearing Pakpod as a body rig.)
Yes. You can rig it to your transportation. You can even rig it to you. (Use SAFE STAKES when wearing Pakpod as a body rig.)
For smartphone and tablet users: A couple of more ways to use a Pakpod.
For smartphone and tablet users: A couple of more ways to use a Pakpod.

WHAT’S UP WITH 3 KINDS OF STAKES?

A stake for every appetite.
A stake for every appetite.

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?

There’s lots to choose from on Amazon, B&H Photo/Video and McMaster-Carr. Note: ‘Flip-Tip’ Monopod will be available soon at www.pakpod.com [Patent Pending]
There’s lots to choose from on Amazon, B&H Photo/Video and McMaster-Carr. Note: ‘Flip-Tip’ Monopod will be available soon at www.pakpod.com [Patent Pending]
Tie-wraps through stake slots = secure tripod-to-kayak connections.
Tie-wraps through stake slots = secure tripod-to-kayak connections.
Connect a pair of Pakpods and protect your camera from the elements.
Connect a pair of Pakpods and protect your camera from the elements.
With a bit of creative stake tweaking, Pakpod hangs out with ease.
With a bit of creative stake tweaking, Pakpod hangs out with ease.
By totally inverting Pakpod and using a female-to-female adapter to attach a camera, Pakpod’s stakes can ‘grab’ onto objects securely.
By totally inverting Pakpod and using a female-to-female adapter to attach a camera, Pakpod’s stakes can ‘grab’ onto objects securely.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT  PAKPOD?

WHAT IF... 

Did a rhino run over your Pakpod? Did you drop one off a cliff? Bring your Pakpod back to life with replacement parts.” (Parts will be available at www.pakpod.com  e-commerce store, post-Kickstarter)
Did a rhino run over your Pakpod? Did you drop one off a cliff? Bring your Pakpod back to life with replacement parts.” (Parts will be available at www.pakpod.com e-commerce store, post-Kickstarter)


PAKPOD REVIEW: (YouTube-MicBergsma)


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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.

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    JUST THE STAKES
    Are you an aspiring Pakpod owner? Get your stakes first! 1 set of Eco-Green Safe Stakes & 1 set of Quarter-20 threaded Aluminum Stakes will get you started. ($3 off expected retail price + free shipping within the continental US.)

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    1 PAKPOD
    One sweet deal! Get your very own Pakpod with standard ABS Stakes! ($20 off the expected retail price.)

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    1 PAKPOD - EARLY DELIVERY
    Limited quantity of "ready made" Pakpods for those of you who just can't wait! Ships by December 5, 2015 with standard ABS stakes.

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    1 PAKPOD + SAFE STAKES + 1/4-20 STAKES
    Your Pakpod will ship with standard ABS stakes & include 1 set of Eco-Green Safe Stakes & 1 set of Quarter-20 threaded Aluminum Stakes. 3 Sets of Stakes in all! Swap out your stakes with the wrenches attached to every Pakpod. ($26 off expected retail price.)

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    2 PAKPODS
    Combine, connect and configure your Pakpods to make some amazingly creative and useful rigs. You will receive 2 Pakpods with standard ABS stakes at the exclusive Kickstarter price of $149. ($49 off expected retail price.)

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    2 PAKPODS + SAFE STAKES + 1/4-20 STAKES
    Pakpod '2 Packs' ship with standard ABS stakes attached & include 2 sets of Eco-Green Safe Stakes & 2 sets of Quarter-20 threaded Aluminum Stakes. All this at the exclusive Kickstarter price of $199. ($55 off expected retail price.)

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    4 PAKPODS + SAFE STAKES + 1/4-20 STAKES
    Pakpod '4 Packs' ship with standard ABS stakes attached & include 4 sets of Eco-Green Safe Stakes & 4 sets of Quarter-20 threaded Aluminum Stakes. All this at the exclusive Kickstarter price of $379. ($129 off expected retail price.)

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    TAKE A RIDE WITH 'WILD GOOSE' SAILING ADVENTURES!
    You'll join Pakpod team member Molly and her captain Blake for a cruise around the gorgeous islands of Casco Bay, Maine. Use your new Pakpod (included with the reward) to capture the adventure! Catch of glimpse of the Wild Goose in the video and images featured in this Kickstarter campaign.

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    MAINE DIVE TRIP WITH PAKPOD FOUNDER STEVE UNDERWOOD
    We'll treat you to a weekend of kayaking, swimming and free diving with Steve and his crew! Experience some of the most beautiful lakes, ponds, rivers and streams that our photogenic state has to offer. Capture this adventure with your very own Pakpod, included with the reward. Get yourself to Maine, and we'll take care of the rest. 2 days/2 nights for 1-2 people.

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