Portland, Oregon – A two-litre collapsible water container based on TPU has been developed by Cnoc Outdoors, and a Kickstarter campaign to complete the development process has reached its goal ahead of the deadline.
Called the Vecto, it is designed to make it simple to purify water in the outdoors. It is made from thermoplastic polyurethane, the material having been chosen to ensure it will not break. The container weighs 80g, and is easy to clean.
A patent-pending dual opening system allows for easy filling with either running or standing water via a wide opening on one side, and a narrow opening on the other can be used for drinking, connected to a water filtration system via a standard soda bottle screw neck, or converted into a hydration pack.
For the past year, Cnoc has been working with a partner mould injection factory in China which has experience in making hydration bladders and containers. Together, they have developed the materials, design and bonding. Five different moulds are required, for the body, the neck, the wide opening, the slider and the cap.
The crowdfunding campaign is raising money to finalise the moulds, which were perfected after four prototypes were made. Once it reaches commercial launch, the price is expected to be $18.