Blog — Cnoc Update
Our Kickstarter is live! When I started Cnoc Outdoors in 2016, my plan was to make the best carbon poles on the market. We began by making the Vertex poles, in the same way as everyone else—sourcing from China, where the infrastructure and supply chains are already firmly established. But because we were (and still are) such a small company, we couldn’t monitor quality assurance in the factory and had constant issues with the poles. In the summer of 2017, we got another batch that had a number of QA issues: breaking around the button, bonding issues, etc. We had a bunch of ideas on how to improve...
You've probably noticed lately that our Vertex poles are being phased out and you might have asked yourself why.
Wow time flies when you are having fun! 2017 was our first full year in business and things have gone fast and slow at the same time. I won't do a 2017 recap because those can be boring, but let me just say that getting a new product to the market is a real challenge. The Vecto is proving to be just the thing that hikers were missing: a truly practical and simple way to gather and carry water. It has been demanding and tiring and exciting and amazing and many more things to launch the Vecto, but mainly, we...
This is not really the usual style of posts on this blog, but with so many new people around and so many questions, I figured a nice little company update will help ease some minds. Backorders and preorders We'll start with the biggest elephant in the room: the Vecto. Production has started for the parts of the Vecto and 2000 units have been ordered. Final details are being ironed out as you are reading this, such as print and packaging, and final approval samples should be with me early next week. The original timeline for delivery was mid-November, but it seems that...