Chris Crawford and Eric Fagan hope to clean up and get an investment for RinseKit, their portable shower, in Shark Tank episode 814. Crawford created the first RinseKit in his garage. He wanted something to wash the sand off his body after surfing in the morning before going to work as a swimming pool contractor. He used his knowledge of water systems to make a portable shower for himself and soon people were asking him where he got it, so he “opened the garage” and started selling.
In the Spring of 2016, things really took off for RinseKit. They raised over $800,000 in Kickstarter and IndieGoGo campaigns! Now, the product sells on Amazon and at major outdoor retailers like REI. The product itself looks like a mid-sized cooler with a sprinkler hose attached to it. Simply fill it up with water from your house and it stores the pressure to propel the water out later, when you need it.
They come in white or black and cost $89. The model with the hot water bundle costs $99. Each RinseKit holds 2 gallons of water and they come with hose or sink adapters. There's also a field fill kit that allows you to pressurize the rinse kit with a bike pump-like device when there's no readily available tap water. It's a great product for campers, boaters, fishermen, or anyone who gets a bit dirty outdoors and needs to clean up on the go.
They likely need cash for inventory to get more presence in mass retail stores. Will a Shark clean up with this business?
RinseKit Shark Tank Recap
Chris and Eric will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on RinseKit will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
RinseKit Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on RinseKit & Chris Crawford and Eric Fagan as more details become available.