Industrial designers Bryce Gibson and Kurt MacLaurin invented the Mule, an all-terrain wagon that can be pulled by hand, towed by a bicycle or mounted in the hitch receiver of a car.
While it was initially designed for their own families to use while camping, beachgoing, cycling, adventuring, etc., Gibson and MacLaurin realized they were onto something and set up a company, Earth+Kin, to Kickstart production. (It succeeded wildly, landing $100K+ in pledges.)
Beefy 16" pneumatic tires and a sturdy frame give it a 100-pound weight capacity. Volume-wise, it can swallow roughly 120 liters.
The "Kin" part of the company name has an obvious source. As for "Earth," the Mule is made from aluminum (which is of course recyclable), 100% post-consumer recycled fabrics, and no plastic.
"Built with hardened 6000 series aircraft grade aluminum, zero single use plastic, and the desire to never hear 'Dad can you fix this?' again. This thing is a beast. It has no moving parts (well, wheel bearings and wheels), interchangeable and removable roll bars, 100% recycled GRS Certified fabrics and surprising attention to detail. When a $.05 plastic nub would suffice, EARTH+KIN opted for an exponentially more expensive custom CNC'd aluminum attachment point that can be replaced if needed."
And it breaks down for storage:
Their old Kickstarter video is the only one I could find that shows the Mule in action:
Enter a caption (optional)
The Mule runs $200.
The Client MediBeacon is a medical technology company focused on advancing fluorescent tracer agents and transdermal detection technology to provide vital...
A suite of packaging for high end pet treats.
Formation and Kimberly-Clark received a 2022 Good Design award in the “retail fittings” category for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ ICON™ Dispenser...
Experiencing an epiphany based on consumer insights and his own wife’s shaving habits, Shaveology’s owner decided that the razor needed...
For our first collaboration with startup DTC housewares brand Our Place we developed the Always Pan to be as versatile...
Don't have an account? Join Now
Create a Core77 Account
Already have an account? Sign In
Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.
These old baby joggers are great for gear delivery in the outdoors, even along narrow trails and across deadfall as you can just pop a wheelie and glide across on the rails.
That front wheel is going to snag every rock it faces!