High performance technical jacket insulated with Aerogel. It's breathable, waterproof, and insulates under compression.
Anser Gear was started with the goal to bring Aerogel insulation to outdoor products and apparel. We started with the most technically advanced shell made from the best waterproof materials utilizing advanced sewing techniques and seam sealing. The technical outer shell has all of the advanced features that are currently offered on the market e.g. detachable hood, armpit zippers, multiple gear pockets, adjustable cuffs, weatherproof zippers, and athletic fit.
The shell is then insulated with Aerogel to provide superior warmth. The Aerogel pad is 3 to 4 mm thick and laminated into shell with a thin liner. The result is a highly technical jacket that also provides unique insulation. Aerogel is the world's lightest solid material, composed of up to 99.98% air by volume. Aerogel also exhibits the lowest thermal conductivity of any solid known. It is hydrophobic and repels water naturally, and most importantly it maintains its insulating properties when compressed.
There are currently two main types of insulation being used in outdoor apparel, goose down and synthetic fibers. Goose down has great weight to warmth ratio but must be dry and requires loft to insulate effectively. Synthetic fibers also require loft to insulate however it can provide insulation when wet, but has increased weight. Aerogel is a phenomenal insulation that excels in locations that are commonly under compression.
•Waterproof, breathable, durable technical shell.
•Polar fleece lining.
•Adjustable and removable hood with laminated visor.
•Underarm zip vents.
•Full length zipper.
•Seven exterior pockets and one interior.
Where we're at:
We currently have working prototypes that are market ready. The problem is we only have a few. This Kickstarter will help us raise enough capital through preorders to allow us to get our product to you. We currently have all the manufacturing in place and all design issues resolved. The money raised will be put directly into the production and shipping the jackets. With a successful Kickstarter we plan to immediately began production. Our goal is to have people in Anser gear this winter. Depending on the success of this project and number of jackets ordered will determine the best shipping method and delivery times. Our manufacturers are standing by and ready to start as soon as possible.
Where we go next:
We are currently at a very exciting tipping point for Anser Gear. We have proven that Aerogel can be used in outdoor apparel and have resolved the design and manufacturing issues. If this project is successful we would love to launch other Aerogel insulated gear like as pants.
Follow our progress online at AnserGear.com
We will have all the standard sizes available from small to XL. After the project is funded we will finalize the sizes and help everyone get the right jacket
pledged of $42,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 5, 2012.
Sep 5, 2012 - Oct 5, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $30 or more
1 Anser Performance tech shirt, includes shipping. Anser's shirt keeps you dry and comfortable in any conditions. Built with UPF protection and high tech anti static threads, this shirt is ready for any adventure.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $375 or more
1 Anser Jacket, color Black includes shipping. International orders please add $20.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $400 or more
1 Tech shirt, and 1 Aerogel jacket, color Black. Includes shipping. International orders please add $20.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012