Beyond our bolts and dreams. Here's where we're going!
Who knew that in a matter of just a few days, you guys would take us over 30% beyond our goal. Cheers to you guys! Let me take a moment to tell you what's been going on behind the scenes.
First, some of you have been asking about whether a stretch goal might be possible. The answer is a resounding yes! Joseph is working on some accessories today, and we'll update you shortly. Stay tuned.
Second, an update on bolts. At the beginning of the project, we'd mentioned that we were looking for the perfect bolt. One that was beautiful, strong and of course, made of 304 stainless steel. We needed something low profile to match the clean aesthetic of the frame. And, it needed to be just the right length to lock the frame together. Finally, it needed to be at a cost that we could afford. They say if you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself. Since we couldn't find anything quite like what we wanted, we found a manufacturer who could get us a custom bolt at an amazing price. We just got photographs of the first sample, and it's kind of gorgeous. Here's a picture of the cute little guy, for all you bolt lovers out there :D.
Third, let's talk about pricing for a second. Shooting past our goals goes a long way to giving us more negotiating power with suppliers. Our initial order size of 800 units is a lot for the likes of us, but is small beans in the world of mass manufacturing. The more backers we get, the better the prices that we get can negotiate. Which means that we can permanently bring down the price to make WG products accessible to all. You can help by sharing the campaign using the links provided below.
Lastly! (Sorry, this is a long update!), very shortly, we're going to be setting up a WG feedback community to get your thoughts on our future concepts and ideas. We love you guys, and want to make sure your voice is heard as we continue to create new tools to help get you adventuring.
Thanks for being so awesome and for getting us here.
Excited to share more with you over the next couple of days!
P.S. Check out some of the projects we love below.
Chameleon by Trailform
When your gear does more, you can carry less. The Chameleon Backpack was designed to make it easier to get outdoors and make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable. We all love the feeling of exhausting ourselves on the trail. We should be rewarded for all that hard work and take a load off. The Chameleon lets you sit back and enjoy the beautiful backcountry anytime, anywhere without having to choose between a rock and a hard place.
Brise Pants: Modern Rock Climbing Pants
Our friends, Wear Foehn, have created rock climbing pants designed to combine the aesthetic and comfort of everyday clothing with the functionality to assist climbers. They are perfect for anyone wanting to be active, but also look sharp. You need to check out how these pants can fit into both daily lives and into the life of an adventurer.
Simpresso is back!
The guys at Simpresso are back with a tool to fill your caffeine craving while out in the backcountry. Setting a reasonable goal and achieving success on Kickstarter is hard, but these guys have an amazing idea and are back to give it another go. You can help them out by backing them below!