WANDERPACK is a packaging design project for freeze-dried food meant to be used on long hikes and outdoor expeditions. It is a container, a cooking pot and a bowl in one.
Currently available freeze-dried food products are all very similar, both in looks and function. They are generally non-recyclable, and the production costs of the materials are very high. Thus, there is an incentive to explore new materials and alternative production methods, and to take a second look at how these products work. The project was conducted in collaboration with A&R Packaging and resulted in the following two concepts, both aiming to reduce waste and ease product use:
The pouch – an incremental change to an already established product – requires no new production tooling and has many similarities to existing products. Though slightly different, it is understood immediately by the user.
The triangular model – more of a radical change – breaks new ground and explores new ways to unfold and occupy space.
Both of them are made from recyclable materials like paper and PET and are completely free from aluminum.