So I wanted to follow up on my efforts to bring to market a Trail Designs wind screen for the BOT 700.
I have known the guys from TD for a number of years, hang out with them whenever I get the chance, a great group of passionate guys.
The long story short basically comes down to this statement from them:
"there is very very little we can do with that pot"
I was told that because of the design of the pot (tall/narrow) they cannot make a Sidewinder for it.
I was told that because of the handles being fairly large they cannot make their older Fissure for it.
I was told they could make a "Ti-Tri" for the BOT 700 - however, the Ti-Tri requires the windscreen be stored inside of a caddy, and they are not sure if the current BOT 700 owners would be happy with that, given one of the reasons for buying the BOT 700 is the compact size.
Reference this page to understand what the "caddy" is:
Reference this page to understand what the "Ti-Tri" is:
Here is what we really need know from current BOT 700 owners before I go any further in working with Trail Designs to bring the Ti-Tri to market for the BOT 700:
The current price tag for the Ti-Tri is $80 bucks, which includes the windscreen, a caddy to store the windscreen in, a little alcohol stove, an esbit stove, and some other tidbits. It would be wrong of us to ask them to sell just the windscreen when they do not normally do that.
So the two questions I need to know are:
Would you be willing to spend $80 bucks for a Ti-Tri for your BOT 700?
Would you buy the Ti-Tri knowing that it will be required to carry the screen in a separate caddy and not inside the BOT 700?
Thanks to anybody that is a BOT 700 owner and takes the time to answer these two questions. I will relay the data to Trail Designs and see what happens from there.