Frequently Asked Questions
What does IP67 mean?
The IP code (Ingress Protection) consists of the letters "IP" followed by 2 digits. The first digit (6) indicates complete protection against dust and the second digit (7) indicates submersion protection in water up to 1 meter (or 3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes.
How do you pronounce Booe?
Booē was derived from a phonetic spelling of the word "buoy". Just like a buoy floats on the water, so do our bags!
When can I buy a Hybrid 20 Backpack?
Our Hybrid 20 Kickstarter project was successfully funded August 2019 and we've completed our first production run! We expect to have them in-stock mid-January 2020.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". Essentially, it allows you to help us fund our project by placing a pre-order.
What is Indiegogo?
Indiegogo is another crowdfunding platform similar to Kickstarter. It allows you to crowdfund innovations in tech and design before they go mainstream and support entrepreneurs that are working to bring their dreams to life.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. A minimum goal for funds raised is set by us and is all-or-nothing meaning… we have to reach our goal in order to access the funds and then we can move our project into production.
The necessary tooling required to manufacture these bags plus minimum runs of fabric and so forth add up quickly. The funds we raise through crowdfunding will allow us to place our first production order, help cover tooling/fabric expenses, and go towards marketing fees.