The RADPAK team has evolved by taking the best from three separate companies and melding them into one, to create the RADPAK backpack. MountnGo, GoScope and Stratacous have market presence and backers and supporters in excess of 50,000. And we've heard from a lot of them who, in a nutshell have told us, "Hey, we need a backpack that is rugged and water resistant and can fit our clothing and gear plus some of our toys, like drones and cameras. Oh, and it's gotta be carry-on size...and it can't be super expensive."
As project leader, MountnGo the company, was first conceived with the knowledge that there are so many people out there taking life to another level~ squeezing the absolute most out of every day. We wanted to make products especially for them...and we did. Our first products were not backpacks at all, but rather all-weather mounts for phones and tablets (www.mountngo.com) that can be taken anywhere people want to use digital devices. And, our working relationship with GoPro's Software Developer Program helped us create the first app in the world that remotely voice controls any GoPro camera ever made. You can find "theverbapp" in the Apple App Store. So we've had the hearts and minds of travelers and adventurers in our sights right from the start.
But the driving force behind RADPAK, is Stratacous. "Strat" lives what RADPAK is all about, every day!
Q. How would you describe what you do?
A. I travel the world and live life to the absolute fullest.
Q. And why does this resonate with so many people?
A. Everyone wants to travel and leave the reality they’re in. Sometimes people have excuses as to why they can’t do it and thus they live vicariously through me. But I want to take one of those excuses away so anyone can be ready, anytime, whether it's for one hour, one day, a few weeks or a year, to pick up and just go LIVE! RADPAK will help them be prepared to do just that.
Q. What will hitting or exceeding your financial goal on Kickstarter mean for you?
A. I hope this doesn't sound too corny...but I really love inspiring people to get up off the couch, maybe ease up a bit on their gaming (laughs), try new things--experience some of what I have experienced. I've found being prepared and organized is ultra-important. With RADPAK, I want people to feel like they're ready to go, anytime, so travel becomes less hassle, more adventure.
Here's what people are saying about our prototype....
"When I heard you were doing this I thought to myself, 'this is going to be epic' Aaaaand it is. It looks as if you’ve thought of everything for the design - accessible pockets, organization, comfort, weather resistance - all the things."
"I can't believe I can fit so much stuff into this backpack...and it's super comfortable!"
"I love having safe compartments for all my photography gear--even my drone. It's amazing!"
"I've gone through a ton of backpacks...this one seems really durable has pretty much just what I need. Seems like they've thought of everything!"
"Wow...this bag kills it! And it doesn't sound like it's going to be super expensive either."