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BCKMT

The BCKMT (Back Mat) is a lightweight backpack that converts into an insulated sleeping bag.

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Our product serves travelers or people who are frequently mobile.  It serves two purposes: lightweight mode of transporting belongings as well as a mode of warmth.  The outer portion of the product is made of fabric and half of the interior is cushion while the other half is filler foam.  The straps are detachable and unfold to be the bottom portion of the sleeping bag.  The bag portion has zippers that connects the unfolded straps to create the full sleeping bag. Inside the backpack portion, a net for materials will hold belongings so that it is easily removed when converted to a sleeping bag.  

This could also serve a social impact in providing homeless people a warm place to sleep. 

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

Nike textiles/fabrics for outer portion of BackMat; "fluff" for filling; insoles for structure inside; leather for aesthetics

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing
  • Prototyping

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Travelers who will be backpacking and camping often will have a large percentage of their load consolidated into one item. Homeless people can be provided this to carry their belongings and providing them a warm place to sleep at night.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

We all participated in the OpenIDEO Design-a-thon at Sidebench to develop this idea.

In what city are you located?

Los Angeles

In what country are you located?

USA

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