The brand most people know for hammocks enters the backpack and duffel market.
Kammok launches its first pack line today on Kickstarter. The Austin, Texas-based brand has expanded into bug nets, rain tarps, tents, and insulated sleep systems since introducing the Roo hammock and Python straps 9 years ago. The launch today adds three packs to its growing product line.
The Kammok Burro pack line offers two backpacks, a duffel, and a hip pack, all with a modular theme. The backpacks come in either roll-top or zip-top configurations.
For its first foray into packs, Kammok brings some solid specs and nice ingredients. The packs look functional and on the light end of the spectrum.
Kammok Burro Packs: Strong & Light
The Kammok packs utilize proprietary Adamas 70-denier ripstop nylon, which has a laminate core and is PU-coated and seam-sealed. Plus, it’s rated to 12,000 mm for waterproofness.
The Burro Zip 18 and Burro Roll 26 backpacks come with a modular padded back panel that functions as a laptop sleeve, a camp seat, and the load-bearing structure of the pack. Exterior stretch pockets, internal organizing, YKK AQUASEAL zippers, and cushioned mesh shoulder straps round out the packs.
The Burro Duffel 30 comes with customizable straps that allow carrying as a backpack, shoulder bag, or handbag, with an unstructured interior for maximum capacity. The duffel features a removable back pad that protects laptops or functions as a camp seat.
Removable Back Pad, Packable Design
Kammok makes a big deal about the modularity and packability of its packs. While we’re a little puzzled by the modularity claims (yes, you can remove the back pad, but beyond that, there aren’t a lot of interchangeable parts), they are light and packable. The backpacks can compress down small enough to fit into the Burro Hip Pack.
“We’ve been wanting to design a pack line for years, and I’m proud to say that the wait has been worth it,” Kammok founder Greg McEvilly said of the new Burro Packs. “The Burro Pack line was designed first and foremost for all the ways we spend time outside. At the park, at the crag, or at a train station in Europe, the Burro packs provide incredible all-conditions versatility.”
Kammok has launched and funded seven Kickstarters that have generated more than $1.5 million in pledges. The Burro line will follow suit with exclusive and limited-time discounts for prepurchases on Kickstarter.
The Burro Hip Pack starts at $95, the Zip 18 and Roll 18 start at $99, the Duffel is $109, and the Burro Roll 26 starts at $125.