All-Terrain Water

A waterproof hydration pack almost sounds like an oxymoron. But this lightweight neoprene water carrier works on land and in the water. Plus it’s so light and comfortable, you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it. Made from the same material as wetsuits, DolfinPack goes from hiking to running to surfing seamlessly. The neoprene, just two millimeters thick, helps keep water cool. The entire pack weighs under six ounces with adjustable straps to prevent sliding and bouncing. To drink, switch the tube’s valve “on” and get a steady flow of water. Use the extra space in the pack to carry keys or other stuff (but if you’ll be going in the water, or if your stuff will be harmed by condensation, put it in its own waterproof bag). Plastic drainage rings at the bottom keep the pack from getting water logged when you’re in the ocean. The switch on the valve prevents salt from getting in, too. It’s even suited for some cold weather sports, because the neoprene keeps your drink from freezing. This amphibious pack makes staying hydrated an anytime, anywhere a reality.

DolfinPack

Multi-Sport Hydration Pack

All-Terrain Water

A waterproof hydration pack almost sounds like an oxymoron. But this lightweight neoprene water carrier works on land and in the water. Plus it’s so light and comfortable, you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it. Made from the same material as wetsuits, DolfinPack goes from hiking to running to surfing seamlessly. The neoprene, just two millimeters thick, helps keep water cool. The entire pack weighs under six ounces with adjustable straps to prevent sliding and bouncing. To drink, switch the tube’s valve “on” and get a steady flow of water. Use the extra space in the pack to carry keys or other stuff (but if you’ll be going in the water, or if your stuff will be harmed by condensation, put it in its own waterproof bag). Plastic drainage rings at the bottom keep the pack from getting water logged when you’re in the ocean. The switch on the valve prevents salt from getting in, too. It’s even suited for some cold weather sports, because the neoprene keeps your drink from freezing. This amphibious pack makes staying hydrated an anytime, anywhere a reality.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Cabe
    Cabe

    Hi Grommet fans! Thanks for sharing your time with DolfinPack today. I’m Cabe Nolan, co-founder of the most versatile, lightweight, and form-fitting hydration pack on the market known as DolfinPack. We're excited to be here and introduce our product to the Grommet marketplace. If you have any questions about the product, I'll be here all day to get them answered. Let's talk!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 9:39 AM

    A hydration pack isn't something new, but this is a big change over models that have been on the market. What did you see as an opportunity in improving what is, for many, a fitness staple?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 9:57 AM

    @Mike Thanks for your question! First and foremost, we wanted it to be light. We felt like the majority of hydration packs on the market had gotten away from the true purpose of the product, hydration! We stripped what we considered to be unnecessary pockets, bulky accessories and set out to created the most lightweight and form-fitting pack on the market.

    Second, we wanted it to be all-weather proof. I grew up in Florida and being in the water was a big aspect of my life. Having a hydration pack that I wasn't afraid to get wet was very important. Therefore, we made a neoprene based hydration system that can withstand the elements and also be easily cleaned by spraying it with a hose.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 9:39 AM

    What elements of DolfinPack did you consider essential from the beginning?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:02 AM

    @Mike I probably touched on a couple of these points above. Some essential elements that we knew had to be apart of this product were:

    1. Lightweight - make you forget you were wearing a hydration pack (until you were thirsty)

    2. Form fitting - don't you hate that annoying bounce on your back while in motion? We did to, so we fixed it!

    3. All weather proof - take this pack surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, skiing, snowboarding, to your next marathon, biking, hunting, (you get the idea). DolfinPack is meant to go where you go and when you're done, just clean it with a hose and hang it to dry.

    4. Insulated - We've used this pack surfing in Central American and snowboarding in Colorado. The neoprene works to keep water cool in hot environments and prevents it from freezing in cold environments.

    5. Affordability - We wanted to make this product available to the masses. By trimming down excess pockets and widgets, we also trimmed costs. Nobody wants to pay $100 for a hydration pack.

  • Holly
    Holly
    7/28/2016 10:36 AM

    How many ounces does it carry?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:53 AM

    @Holly Hi Holly! The reservoir holds 1.5L

  • Laura
    Laura
    7/28/2016 10:40 AM

    How much water does it hold?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 10:43 AM

    1.5 L, Laura!

  • Stacy
    Stacy
    7/28/2016 10:42 AM

    How many ounces of water does it hold?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 10:43 AM

    1.5 L, Stacy!

  • Janice
    Janice
    7/28/2016 10:52 AM

    How does the pack fit on women? I see photos of the fit from the back, but I'd like to see how it fits on the front.

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:56 AM

    @Janice Hi Janice! It's a three strap system that is completely adjustable. There are two straps that run over the shoulders and then a third strap that runs under the pectorals. Feedback we've received is very positive for women, actually we sell more to women than we do to men. We've been told that the straps actually act as secondary sports bra, providing extra support for women while in motion. Hope that helps!

  • Janice
    Janice
    7/28/2016 11:37 AM

    @Cabe Thanks for the info. I guess a lot of people were wondering the same thing! The photo that you posted helps a lot too.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 1:45 PM

    Glad to hear it, Janice!

  • Terry
    Terry
    7/28/2016 10:52 AM

    How do the straps adjust? From photos here it doesn't look all that comfy for a woman to wear. Also how large a person will it fit? We are not all svelte athletic figures. Thanks

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:58 AM

    @Terry Hi Terry! It's a three strap system that is completely adjustable. There are two straps that run over the shoulders and then a third strap that runs under the pectorals. Feedback we've received is very positive for women, actually we sell more to women than we do to men. We've been told that the straps actually act as secondary sports bra, providing extra support for women while in motion. The sizing is one-size-fits-most. We've tested the pack on users weighing 100 lbs to 270 lbs and it fits very well. The straps are very adjustable to give you a great fit.

  • KymNoelle
    KymNoelle
    7/28/2016 10:52 AM

    Hi, I like the pack, but am concerned about how it fits on a woman? We see women from the back in the video, but not how it hooks in the front. Are the straps adjustable? Thank you.

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:59 AM

    @KymNoelle Hi Kym, Yes! All three straps are adjustable. It's a one-size-fits-most sizing. We've tried it on users weighing about 100lbs up to 270lbs and the straps will adjust to fit and provide a snug fit. For kids or smaller women under 100lbs, the pack will still work but may fit a little more loosely.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    7/28/2016 10:55 AM

    All the perks are very enticing -- however, no mention is made about cleaning this out. I have had experiences with mold on mouthpieces even if it's only water going through and then, in the case of a water pack, there is the house and the container itself. Are there cleaning recommendations or a cleaning kit?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 11:03 AM

    @Dawn Hi Dawn! Very good questions. First, our reservoir features a large mouth opening. Most people can fit their entire hand inside the reservoir to clean it. The mouthpiece actually pops off the end of the tube with a push of a button allowing water to flow freely from the reservoir through the end of the open tube. Therefore, it's pretty easy to add some soapy water to the reservoir and let it run through the entire tubing to clean. As mentioned, the mouthpiece pops off the end and can be cleaned as well very easily.

    Overall, our customers have found it very easy to clean, even some concert or event goers that may not use it for water ;).

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/28/2016 11:06 AM

    As an outrigger canoe paddler I've never been able to wear a hydration device as they slide back and forth. You explain in responses about how it fits women, but it would be helpful to have a photo of how it fits in the front on women and look forward to response on cleaning. If these questions are answered I'd love to have this and turn my entire canoe club on to it.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 11:15 AM

    Hi there, below is the testing feedback from one of the women in The Grommet office who used it multiple times running. Hope this helps. Cabe can probably offer more insight, too.

    "It was functional, easy to use, the inside seemed well made. I liked how easy it was to adjust, and the stretchy neoprene was actually very comfortable. I also liked the ability to close the water valve with a simple turn of the close/open shutter."

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 11:29 AM

    Hi Everyone! I am looking for a way to provide a frontside image of the strap system. Maybe Mike can chime in and help me with that, I don't believe there is a way to add an image to this comment board. I touched on the cleaning aspects in the comments above. Overall, it is very easy to clean!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 11:34 AM

    Hi everyone, here is a frontside image of the strap system. Maybe the smile on her face was from how much fun the paint race was, but I like to believe it is the comfort our tester experienced.

    Front of DolfinPack

  • Bo
    Bo
    7/28/2016 12:23 PM

    Hi Cabe - This seems great. Our hiking club members were talking about the need for such a product just last night. Our most pressing question not yet asked: does the product impart of taste into the water like many plastic versions do?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 1:38 PM

    @Bo Hi Bo! Thanks for the question. We have made strides in our manufacturing process to reduce the "plastic" taste you are referring to. I cannot say that we have never had a complaint related to this as we have, but they are fairly rare. We always recommend washing the reservoir once you receive it, if you feel it still has a plastic taste, put some mild dish soap in the reservoir and allow it to sit for fifteen minutes and then rinse it out. If you perform both of the above, in my opinion there is absolutely no plastic taste.

    I hope that helps answer your question.

  • Bo
    Bo
    7/28/2016 2:21 PM

    @Cabe Thanks, Cabe!

  • Paul
    Paul
    7/28/2016 1:12 PM

    Nice job. I've used hydration packs in the past. You've made the changes that make it a comfortable and usable product.

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 1:38 PM

    @Paul Thanks Paul, your feedback and comments are appreciated! Have a great day!

  • Janine
    Janine
    7/28/2016 1:29 PM

    HI there! Can you fill another container from this pack, like a water bowl for a dog, without taking out the bladder? I am most interested in this to keep my dog hydrated on walks, runs. Taking a water bottle is awkward and this would be awesome!

    Janine

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 1:45 PM

    @Janine Hi Janine. Yes, you definitely can do this. As I mentioned in another comment related to cleaning, the bite valve at the end of the reservoir hose can pop off with a click of a button however there is still an on/off toggle to prevent the flow of water. If the mouthpiece is popped off the end and the toggle is moved to the open position, the water would flow through the tube and into a container without any suction needed as long as the reservoir was higher than the end of the hose (gravity)!

    Alternatively, you could just open up the reservoir cap and pour the water from the reservoir into the container but it might be a little more messy. The method would depend on the size of the container you are pouring into but it would definitely be possible.

  • Janine
    Janine
    7/28/2016 2:50 PM

    @Cabe thank you Cabe!

    Janine and Striker The Thirsty Dog

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 5:17 PM

    Thanks everybody for your orders and all the awesome questions thus far! I'm still here if anybody has questions, comments, or feedback. Bring it on!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

DolfinPack

Multi-Sport Hydration Pack

All-Terrain Water

A waterproof hydration pack almost sounds like an oxymoron. But this lightweight neoprene water carrier works on land and in the water. Plus it’s so light and comfortable, you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it.

Made from the same material as wetsuits, DolfinPack goes from hiking to running to surfing seamlessly. The neoprene,
just two millimeters thick, helps keep water cool. The entire pack weighs under six ounces with adjustable straps to prevent sliding and bouncing.

To drink, switch the tube’s valve “on” and get a steady flow of water. Use the extra space in the pack to carry keys or other stuff (but if you’ll be going in the water, or if your stuff will be harmed by condensation, put it in its own waterproof bag).

Plastic drainage rings at the bottom keep the pack from getting water logged when you’re in the ocean. The switch on the valve prevents salt from getting in, too. It’s even suited for some cold weather sports, because the neoprene keeps your drink from freezing.

This amphibious pack makes staying hydrated an anytime, anywhere a reality.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Cabe
    Cabe

    Hi Grommet fans! Thanks for sharing your time with DolfinPack today. I’m Cabe Nolan, co-founder of the most versatile, lightweight, and form-fitting hydration pack on the market known as DolfinPack. We're excited to be here and introduce our product to the Grommet marketplace. If you have any questions about the product, I'll be here all day to get them answered. Let's talk!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 9:39 AM

    A hydration pack isn't something new, but this is a big change over models that have been on the market. What did you see as an opportunity in improving what is, for many, a fitness staple?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 9:57 AM

    @Mike Thanks for your question! First and foremost, we wanted it to be light. We felt like the majority of hydration packs on the market had gotten away from the true purpose of the product, hydration! We stripped what we considered to be unnecessary pockets, bulky accessories and set out to created the most lightweight and form-fitting pack on the market.

    Second, we wanted it to be all-weather proof. I grew up in Florida and being in the water was a big aspect of my life. Having a hydration pack that I wasn't afraid to get wet was very important. Therefore, we made a neoprene based hydration system that can withstand the elements and also be easily cleaned by spraying it with a hose.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 9:39 AM

    What elements of DolfinPack did you consider essential from the beginning?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:02 AM

    @Mike I probably touched on a couple of these points above. Some essential elements that we knew had to be apart of this product were:

    1. Lightweight - make you forget you were wearing a hydration pack (until you were thirsty)

    2. Form fitting - don't you hate that annoying bounce on your back while in motion? We did to, so we fixed it!

    3. All weather proof - take this pack surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, skiing, snowboarding, to your next marathon, biking, hunting, (you get the idea). DolfinPack is meant to go where you go and when you're done, just clean it with a hose and hang it to dry.

    4. Insulated - We've used this pack surfing in Central American and snowboarding in Colorado. The neoprene works to keep water cool in hot environments and prevents it from freezing in cold environments.

    5. Affordability - We wanted to make this product available to the masses. By trimming down excess pockets and widgets, we also trimmed costs. Nobody wants to pay $100 for a hydration pack.

  • Holly
    Holly
    7/28/2016 10:36 AM

    How many ounces does it carry?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:53 AM

    @Holly Hi Holly! The reservoir holds 1.5L

  • Laura
    Laura
    7/28/2016 10:40 AM

    How much water does it hold?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 10:43 AM

    1.5 L, Laura!

  • Stacy
    Stacy
    7/28/2016 10:42 AM

    How many ounces of water does it hold?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 10:43 AM

    1.5 L, Stacy!

  • Janice
    Janice
    7/28/2016 10:52 AM

    How does the pack fit on women? I see photos of the fit from the back, but I'd like to see how it fits on the front.

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:56 AM

    @Janice Hi Janice! It's a three strap system that is completely adjustable. There are two straps that run over the shoulders and then a third strap that runs under the pectorals. Feedback we've received is very positive for women, actually we sell more to women than we do to men. We've been told that the straps actually act as secondary sports bra, providing extra support for women while in motion. Hope that helps!

  • Janice
    Janice
    7/28/2016 11:37 AM

    @Cabe Thanks for the info. I guess a lot of people were wondering the same thing! The photo that you posted helps a lot too.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 1:45 PM

    Glad to hear it, Janice!

  • Terry
    Terry
    7/28/2016 10:52 AM

    How do the straps adjust? From photos here it doesn't look all that comfy for a woman to wear. Also how large a person will it fit? We are not all svelte athletic figures. Thanks

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:58 AM

    @Terry Hi Terry! It's a three strap system that is completely adjustable. There are two straps that run over the shoulders and then a third strap that runs under the pectorals. Feedback we've received is very positive for women, actually we sell more to women than we do to men. We've been told that the straps actually act as secondary sports bra, providing extra support for women while in motion. The sizing is one-size-fits-most. We've tested the pack on users weighing 100 lbs to 270 lbs and it fits very well. The straps are very adjustable to give you a great fit.

  • KymNoelle
    KymNoelle
    7/28/2016 10:52 AM

    Hi, I like the pack, but am concerned about how it fits on a woman? We see women from the back in the video, but not how it hooks in the front. Are the straps adjustable? Thank you.

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 10:59 AM

    @KymNoelle Hi Kym, Yes! All three straps are adjustable. It's a one-size-fits-most sizing. We've tried it on users weighing about 100lbs up to 270lbs and the straps will adjust to fit and provide a snug fit. For kids or smaller women under 100lbs, the pack will still work but may fit a little more loosely.

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    7/28/2016 10:55 AM

    All the perks are very enticing -- however, no mention is made about cleaning this out. I have had experiences with mold on mouthpieces even if it's only water going through and then, in the case of a water pack, there is the house and the container itself. Are there cleaning recommendations or a cleaning kit?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 11:03 AM

    @Dawn Hi Dawn! Very good questions. First, our reservoir features a large mouth opening. Most people can fit their entire hand inside the reservoir to clean it. The mouthpiece actually pops off the end of the tube with a push of a button allowing water to flow freely from the reservoir through the end of the open tube. Therefore, it's pretty easy to add some soapy water to the reservoir and let it run through the entire tubing to clean. As mentioned, the mouthpiece pops off the end and can be cleaned as well very easily.

    Overall, our customers have found it very easy to clean, even some concert or event goers that may not use it for water ;).

  • Guest
    Guest
    7/28/2016 11:06 AM

    As an outrigger canoe paddler I've never been able to wear a hydration device as they slide back and forth. You explain in responses about how it fits women, but it would be helpful to have a photo of how it fits in the front on women and look forward to response on cleaning. If these questions are answered I'd love to have this and turn my entire canoe club on to it.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 11:15 AM

    Hi there, below is the testing feedback from one of the women in The Grommet office who used it multiple times running. Hope this helps. Cabe can probably offer more insight, too.

    "It was functional, easy to use, the inside seemed well made. I liked how easy it was to adjust, and the stretchy neoprene was actually very comfortable. I also liked the ability to close the water valve with a simple turn of the close/open shutter."

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 11:29 AM

    Hi Everyone! I am looking for a way to provide a frontside image of the strap system. Maybe Mike can chime in and help me with that, I don't believe there is a way to add an image to this comment board. I touched on the cleaning aspects in the comments above. Overall, it is very easy to clean!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/28/2016 11:34 AM

    Hi everyone, here is a frontside image of the strap system. Maybe the smile on her face was from how much fun the paint race was, but I like to believe it is the comfort our tester experienced.

    Front of DolfinPack

  • Bo
    Bo
    7/28/2016 12:23 PM

    Hi Cabe - This seems great. Our hiking club members were talking about the need for such a product just last night. Our most pressing question not yet asked: does the product impart of taste into the water like many plastic versions do?

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 1:38 PM

    @Bo Hi Bo! Thanks for the question. We have made strides in our manufacturing process to reduce the "plastic" taste you are referring to. I cannot say that we have never had a complaint related to this as we have, but they are fairly rare. We always recommend washing the reservoir once you receive it, if you feel it still has a plastic taste, put some mild dish soap in the reservoir and allow it to sit for fifteen minutes and then rinse it out. If you perform both of the above, in my opinion there is absolutely no plastic taste.

    I hope that helps answer your question.

  • Bo
    Bo
    7/28/2016 2:21 PM

    @Cabe Thanks, Cabe!

  • Paul
    Paul
    7/28/2016 1:12 PM

    Nice job. I've used hydration packs in the past. You've made the changes that make it a comfortable and usable product.

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 1:38 PM

    @Paul Thanks Paul, your feedback and comments are appreciated! Have a great day!

  • Janine
    Janine
    7/28/2016 1:29 PM

    HI there! Can you fill another container from this pack, like a water bowl for a dog, without taking out the bladder? I am most interested in this to keep my dog hydrated on walks, runs. Taking a water bottle is awkward and this would be awesome!

    Janine

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 1:45 PM

    @Janine Hi Janine. Yes, you definitely can do this. As I mentioned in another comment related to cleaning, the bite valve at the end of the reservoir hose can pop off with a click of a button however there is still an on/off toggle to prevent the flow of water. If the mouthpiece is popped off the end and the toggle is moved to the open position, the water would flow through the tube and into a container without any suction needed as long as the reservoir was higher than the end of the hose (gravity)!

    Alternatively, you could just open up the reservoir cap and pour the water from the reservoir into the container but it might be a little more messy. The method would depend on the size of the container you are pouring into but it would definitely be possible.

  • Janine
    Janine
    7/28/2016 2:50 PM

    @Cabe thank you Cabe!

    Janine and Striker The Thirsty Dog

  • Cabe
    Cabe – Special Guest
    7/28/2016 5:17 PM

    Thanks everybody for your orders and all the awesome questions thus far! I'm still here if anybody has questions, comments, or feedback. Bring it on!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.