Our giveback is centered around helping people live freely and authentically. There are a few ways that we act on these values:
1. We are committed to sustainability.
We all know the feeling of freedom that comes with being in the great outdoors. The stress of the everyday world feels a little smaller and living in the moment feels a little easier. Protecting the natural world is at the forefront of everything we do because it's an incredibly special place for so many people, including us. MODL is designed to replace lots of other gear and reduce waste in the process. We're a member of 1% for the Planet, are Climate Neutral Certified and are part of the Colorado Outdoor Business Alliance. We have a long way to go to become truly sustainable, but we're working everyday to get closer to that goal.
2. We want to increase accessibility to the outdoors.
Being in nature means so much to every member of the MODL team as being outdoors helps us connect to our freest, most authentic selves. We want to help as many people as possible experience this connection by donating gear and volunteering our time. This year, our non profit partner is the Lockwood Foundation. The Lockwood Foundation is based in Peublo, CO, and they make adventure accessible by helping people with disabilities get into the outdoors. We're supporting their mission through gear donations, volunteering and fundraising. Check them out below!
Other organizations we have volunteered with or donated gear to include:
Have an idea about a nonprofit that could use some MODLs? Contact email@example.com!
Pillars of Fluid Design:
Just like water, gear should adapt to the environment. We're creating one system for water that works for everything - climbing, trekking, kayaking, or just a day in the life.
Water wastes no space. Neither should your gear. So, we create with food-grade silicone. Made from sand, we believe this is the future of water as it's super durable and easy to squeeze in those tight spots.
Water has no set function. Neither does MODL (modular + bottle). We created water's multi-tool so you can wield water however you see fit. And we're just getting started - new MODs and sizes are already in the works. If you have ideas, let's chat 💡
MODL (modular + bottle) began with few friends on a lil camping trip in 2017. Hunkered down in our tent, we noticed just how much gear was needed simply to meet our basic need for water.
That adventure sparked a curiosity for water. We wondered... what if we could have one thing that works for everything? No more cabinets full of bladders, bottles & filters.
After many nights of dreaming, we uncovered MODL - water's first multi-tool. Since our Kickstarter launch in 2019, we've been dishing out MODLs to customers around the world. The system you see now is just the beginning, with new expansions in the pipeline.
And that brings us here, with you, on this little corner of the internet. We're stoked you found us and we wish you all the best.
Let's make waves,
- Barak, Zack, Justin & Trish