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A sturdy, portable camp chair that carries six beverages and keeps them frosty. Be a hero wherever you show up!
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Hello Kickstarter! 

A year ago I came up with this design for a camp chair with insulated drink pockets on the back and called it the Chill Seeker.  All my friends loved it but I had to literally put it on a shelf to wait for its time to shine since we were about to dive head first into the wild ride of our first Kickstarter campaign.  Happily that went better than I could have imagined but that meant a lot of fun ideas were put on hold while we plowed through making over 250 backpacks and accessories in our tiny studio and shipping them around the world. 

With the Chill Seeker I wanted to improve upon existing camp chair offerings on the market by creating something unique and rugged with the added capability of carrying six frosty beverages.  My goal was to design a top quality ground chair that was Made in Canada using North American materials to stand out as a great product with a smaller footprint.  

The Rewards

The Chill Seeker, Chill Seeker Elements and our MOSHER T-Shirt
The Chill Seeker, Chill Seeker Elements and our MOSHER T-Shirt

Design Details

The Chill Seeker comes in two versions - 'Original' (w/ 6 drink holders) and 'Elements'

 

The Chill Seeker in Black/Gold
The Chill Seeker in Black/Gold

The Chill Seeker is our take on the classic camp chair, with the added fun of six insulated drink pockets on the back!  A zippered pocked behind them lets you toss in a hot/cold pack or your keys, phone and a good book. The fiberglass support rods and closed cell foam padding are easily removable to increase packability.  Each drink pocket is lined with genuine Primaloft insulation, keeping drinks frosty and making you a hero wherever you show up!

Chill Seeker Side View
Chill Seeker Side View

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Chill Seeker Elements in Black/Black
Chill Seeker Elements in Black/Black

The Chill Seeker Elements is a no-nonsense version of our original model. Easily portable and suitable for so many situations, it's a great way to add back support and comfort wherever you need it! The zippered pocket on the back has ample room for your cellphone, keys and a frisbee or whatever else you need to bring along. The closed-cell foam padding and fibreglass support rods are easily removed allowing it to be packed quite small - the best choice for travellers!  

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Both of the versions are available in either Black or Olive 1000D Cordura, lined with 420D Oxford with 3/8" thick closed cell foam.  These are all the same great materials we have grown to love and trust in the fabrication of all our backpacks and other gear, making them a great foundation for a waterproof, ultra durable seat!

And lets be honest, if we surpass our goal we may offer a third colour choice if people are interested! Red? Brown? True Timber? Floral?  Definitely open to suggestions!

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Product Details + Features

Check out this additional video to learn more about the features of The Chill Seeker!  If you have any further questions or want more views please be in touch.

The six drink pockets are insulated with Primaloft insulation made from recycled bottles. As far as insulation goes it is the best of the best, effectively keeping your beverages whatever temperature you want them to be.

Both models feature a YKK zippered pocket with Paracord pulls, you can toss a hot/cold pack in there or just use it for whatever things you don't want filling your pants pockets and a good book or frisbee.

The support straps work great as adjustable length handles. *Final model will also have basic carry handles. See Below.*

Chill Seeker Basic Carry Handles
Chill Seeker Basic Carry Handles

 

Sturdy carry handles
Sturdy carry handles

 

A clean magnetic closure system taking advantage of the fine German engineering of Fidlock hardware.  Simply tug the cord to open and flap it back over to close.  We've used their revolutionary hardware on several other products and are excited to find another application where they again excel beyond all other options.  

Strong nylon webbing straps with Duraflex side-release buckles allow you to adjust your back angle for a wide range of sitting positions.  

The chair is supported by tough pultruded fiberglass rods that give the chair structure and prevent it from collapsing. The back and base are padded with 3/8" closed-cell foam to protect you from cold, wet and hard surfaces. *The rods in the final product will be 5/8" wide flat fiberglass bars.* 

Unclip the buckles and lay-flat for even more uses! Two people can share it on some wet grass in the park or you can use it for a bit of extra padding when sleeping on rough terrain. 

The foam can be easily removed allowing the Chill Seeker to be rolled up quite small.  With the rods removed it can be folded up even tighter than pictured for packing.  The chair even works without the foam, a big plus if space is a factor!

Our Production + Materials

We proudly make every product by hand and in house in our adorable backyard studio in Toronto.  We are a nimble lifestyle brand, dedicated to honing the craft of creating long lasting textile goods featuring only the toughest materials in the industry.  Making everything from scratch allows us to do it right each step along the way.  With this funding we plan to improve some tooling, increase efficiencies within our space and acquire some more tools of the trade.  

 To us it's a no-brainer to use as much North American made fabrics and webbing and hardware as possible.  This will always be a priority to us as it reduces the overall footprint of the product, letting the adventures it goes on later be the global part.

Components + Dimensions

  • 1000D Cordura nylon waterproof exterior
  • 420D Oxford nylon waterproof lining
  • 3/8" Closed-cell foam in base and back
  • 5/8" wide fiberglass support rods
  • Fidlock magnetic closure
  • Duraflex side release buckles
  • Nylon webbing
  • Bartack reinforcements for durability
  • Deluxe - 6 Primaloft insulated drink pockets
  • Paracord zipper pulls
  • YKK zippers with nickel plated sliders

Dimensions: 17.5" wide x 35" tall (laid flat) - Original can be rolled up to 4" diameter cylinder for packing!

Weight: Original = 1.4 lbs // Deluxe = 2.2 lbs

Prototypes

Chill Seeker Prototypes
Chill Seeker Prototypes

Over the past year I made these eight prototypes, each a step forward in simplifying the design and subsequent fabrication.  Most of the advances are hidden inside each finished prototype, but the leaps made and knowledge gained resulted in something I'm quite proud of!  

What is the funding for?

The goal of this fundraising campaign is to allow us to purchase some tools and equipment that will allow us to improve efficiencies and organization within our small studio space.  We will also be able to purchase the necessary fiberglass rods at a bulk price which will help to keep the cost of the product down.  We are fully capable of making these products and wish to make no illusion otherwise, but we know that with a bit of love our workspace can be vastly improved.  These upgrades to the space will allow us to operate more efficiently going forward and in the fabrication of these rewards.

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Video Production by Laura Mensinga (www.laura-mensinga.com)

Video Music by The Insiders "A Difficult Subject" (www.cheshiremusic.net)

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Risks and challenges

With a background in textile product design, fabrication and production management I am confident in my ability to coordinate a small crew, that includes myself, in the completion of all rewards. Our first Kickstarter campaign reached 340% of our goal and we were still able to get out all products in the originally allotted time. We learned a lot from that first project and with knowledge of pitfalls to avoid I'm excited to give it another go.

The main challenge in this project has been that it is quite a departure from what I have traditionally been making using the same materials. This is among the first 'furniture' I've fabricated but the way I've used familiar fabrics and techniques make it a very similar pursuit but with a different end goal. After many prototypes and experiments I'm happy with the working prototypes and am keen to get them out in the world!

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    MOSHER T-Shirt

    Fine American Apparel black t-shirt with a white MOSHER logo, hand printed by us in Toronto! A perfect way to show some support!

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    Chill Seeker (Elements) *Early Backer*

    The CHILL SEEKER Elements (no drink holsters) in your choice of colour at the lowest price it'll ever be and you'll have one of the first ones in the world!

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    10 x Chill Seeker Elements
    10 x Chill Seeker Originals

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