When does version 2 launch on Kickstarter?
The campaign launches on June 24 at 7 AM PDT.
Are you still selling version 1?
No. We learned a ton from version 1 and are thrilled that 1400 backers around the world are still using it. But it was time to move on and apply everything we learned.
What is different about version 2?
Whew - it’s hard to know where to start. We designed it completely from scratch although it is still a tool roll designed for toiletries. Here’s a few differences:
We used a 100% nylon fabric (vs waxed canvas) with a TPM coating on the inside to make it waterproof. This is to better protect all of your toiletries from the petri dishes of the world, also known as countertops. It also means that the entire product is washable.
The mesh pockets are made of a single direction stretchable fabric. It’s not elastic, so it will never stretch out. And if it gets wet, it dries quickly. The inside of the pockets has a line of silicon across the top to prevent items from sliding out. This replaces a canvas liner on the first version.
This version was designed by users or users. After the first campaign, we recruited 15 diehard fans (the Tashtego Testers) from who helped design the product and test every sample that came back from our manufacturers.
The overall size is bigger-it’s taller and wider. So this can fit full-size toothbrushes such as the sonicare and just more items in general. The pockets along on the top flap can accommodate smaller items like Chapstick, nail clippers etc.
And there’s an entirely new closure. The webbing/G-hook closure system can accommodate many different sizes without a long piece of webbing. It means that all of your items will be secure no matter how full the Travel Kit is.
What are the Travel Kits made of?
They are made from nylon treated with a waterproof coating on the back. This means that the outside has a soft “hand” which is fabric-speak for how it feels. The inside is waterproof and serves as a protective barrier for your toiletries.
Do you ship internationally?
We certainly do - everybody has travails around toiletries. We ship USPS First Class International and add a $17 charge for shipping.
What are the pockets designed to carry?
From left to right, the pockets are designed for a toothbrush, stick deodorant, razor, travel toothpaste, comb or hairbrush, lotion or sunscreen, shaving cream (in an travel aerosol can), plastic razor blade holder, dental floss and a zipper pocket to carry anything you want. The roll is largely designed for travel size items that will fit under the TSA 100 milliliter requirements. That’s about 3.5 oz. That said, We were very impressed with the creativity of our customers and using Tashtego. We saw the roll filled with art supplies, tobacco pipe supplies, motorcycle tools, everyday carry and lots of other things.
Do you have a guarantee/warranty?
Yes, we offer a lifetime guarantee. We had no takers from the first version.
Will you be able to offer replacement parts?
Well, there aren’t really any replacement parts. It’s all one piece.
Why should you support us?
Well, because we’re just like you. We believe that adventures are what make life worth living, whether it’s an afternoon stroll on the beach or a cross-country trip in an airplane you built. Tashtego started as one man’s solution to a particularly annoying problem. And it’s evolved into yet another adventure. We hope you’ll join us.
How will you use the funds?
We will use the funds from our Kickstarter campaign to fund the production run of Tashtego Travel Kits v2 ( and to design version 3). That’s it. That’s the adventure. Thanks.