Exercise finished, Tim entered the house, wet from a little rain and sweat but glad he’d been out. He quickly throws his damp shoes on the Kitnetik and sticks it to the radiator before putting the rest of his kit in the washing machine. A warm shower later and freshly washed kit is hung up on the Kitnetik too, drying out. He’d all but forgotten about it until he was asked to put it away, which takes seconds, as he picks the whole lot up and hangs it in the wardrobe, keeping it all together ready for next time.
- Save time and stay organised with this simple but effective product. Saving more precious time: Dry kit effectively, store away in seconds and no more looking for lost bits of kit.
- Quickly attaches and detaches from radiators using powerful magnets. Attach to dry out wet kit, detach to quickly store all your dry kit together in the same place - using the hook to hang it in a wardrobe or on a hook etc.
- Dry wet and rain soaked kit efficiently, the aluminium construction conducts heat inside shoes and gloves to help dry them out quickly.
The two most common questions in our house are:
Have you seen my...? Asked whilst frantically looking for where the gloves/shoes/heart-rate strap/cap or shorts have ended up. I needed to leave the house 10 minutes ago and they've been put somewhere after I left them drying on the back of the chair/door handle/radiator/clothes airer.
Can you put your stuff away please? I use my cycling kit most days, so it's always left drying from the sweat/rain/washing. It looks a mess, just draped everywhere so I can see why it needs to be stored away. Once dry it needs to be stored in certain parts of the house. Shoes in the unit by the door, helmet on the shelf, top and shorts on a hanger. Socks, cap, gloves, stuffed in a bag with the other stuff from the warmer/colder seasons kit. That's a lot of possible places to look for the missing bits when I inevitably can't find them as I'm rushing out the door.
The Product - The idea of this product is to have one place to efficiently dry all of your current running or cycling kit, including your rain-soaked shoes. And when the question of putting it away comes up it takes just seconds to store the whole lot in one place, ready for next time. The powerful magnets make attaching and detaching from steel radiators quick and easy. The result is a neater house whilst drying kit, quicker to store it all away, and it's all kept together so you shouldn't loose the bits you currently need.
The strong, rubber coated magnets allow quick mounting of the product to most central heating radiators (Designed for standard radiator temperatures of around 60 degrees Celsius). Once dry the kit can be picked up all as one (some parts of the product may become hot if mounted on a hot radiator, so be careful). Lift the unit using the nylon strap or by grabbing a part covered by kit. Simply store it like a coat hanger in a wardrobe etc, or using the magnets in another location.
There are places to hang all of your running or cycling kit, whether it's shorts, bib shorts, tights, leg warmers, shoe covers, cap, snood, base layer, socks and shoes. The neck of the hanger is very narrow allowing normal t shirt style tops to just slide onto the hanger with minimal, if any stretching.
The hanger is suitable for most sports kit, but has been designed with runners and cyclists in mind.
Camping - This is also an ideal product for use on a sports holiday with a camper van. Kit can be dried with the product attached to the metal panels of a stationary vehicle. It can then be stored attached to the inside of the vehicle, with kit hung up organised and off the floor.
Work or Gym - Commuting to work, kit needs to be dried before changing and heading home again. Storing and drying kit neatly in a professional environment can be difficult. With this product the hanger can be used to store both work clothes and commuting clothes, switching between them in the work shower/changing room. Store it all to dry on the outside of a locker, a radiator, a hook, a clothes rail etc.
A non-magnetic version is also available for users who do not want to use the magnetic features. This hanger will store all of your kit in one place neatly and can be hung up in suitable locations to dry the kit. The hook on all versions is adjustable in height to suit the wardrobe or hanging location.
Kitnetik is a registered design to protect the design and prevent plagiarism. Registered Community Design Number: 004398576-0001
Risks and challenges
We've relaunched this project because the quantities we first though we needed to make this project work are now much smaller. We've already invested some of our own money into the production and development so the new target is just to cover a few outstanding costs. Over the last month we've been busy developing the product and are ready to make it a reality. Production has already begun of many custom parts and delivery will be quick after the final fund raising finishes. We have every intention of delivering this product to customers before Christmas.
The design work is done, and the first prototypes have been made using the same processes and materials as the final product. So if you like the photos, you'll like the final product. Production samples have been ordered and full production products are expected at the end of November.
We need enough backers to make the whole project financially viable to manufacture them in any quantity. Keeping the costs affordable. So if you like the idea and think it's something you'd use then lets make it a reality! Help to spread to word by sharing this, and together we can make it happen.
About me: I’ve been working in a design job since leaving University in 2004. I have worked in many fields and manufacturing techniques and have products I’ve designed in use throughout the world in motorsport and automotive testing applications. I’ve also completed some architectural projects like staircases made from steel and glass.
I've designed many products; working in cut and folded metal, welded steel tubing, CNC machined aluminium and plastics as well as die-casting and injection moulding. So hopefully that is enough to convince you that I can complete this project to a high standard. Thank you for your interest and support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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