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TrakBelt360™: A belt that lets you rotate your tools around your waist. Trakbelt is perfect for trade professionals and photographers.
TrakBelt360™: A belt that lets you rotate your tools around your waist. Trakbelt is perfect for trade professionals and photographers.
329 backers pledged $36,927 to help bring this project to life.

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MY STORY:

A near death experience propelled me to create this product. My name is Chris Landano and I am a firefighter and forensic photographer, here today to tell you my story.

A few years ago while working as a photographer for the fire departments forensics unit, I responded to a building collapse with reports of people trapped. As a trained firefighter and photographer I was able to access the collapsed area and photograph firefighters searching for victims, risking their own lives.

After taking some photographs, I decided that I would start to exit the area, due to the fact that it was still a very unsafe area

While attempting to squeeze through a narrow space to get out of the unsafe area, I was caught on debris and couldn't free myself. Quick thinking led me to release my belt and free myself from what I was caught on, resulting in dragging my photography belt behind me, getting dirt and debris into my tool pouches and damaging my equipment.

It was in that moment of panic that the idea for TrakBelt360 was born. 

TRAKBELT360™ in action...

A tool belt system like no other that offers more safety, comfort and versatility.

  • TrakBelt360™ is a patent pending system that allows your tools and gear to rotate a full 360º, in either direction for user safety, comfort and versatility
  • Our system is designed to accommodate any pouch or tool holster
  • Pouches and tools can move where needed, and can also be locked in place

SAFETY

  • Rotate pouches so you can safely climb ladders 
  • Move pouches away from tight areas and shift pouches away from trouble
  • Made of rugged military grade resins and fabrics with reflective stitching for more visibility
  • Easy rotation of pouches and holsters allow you to safely squeeze through tight and narrow spaces

COMFORT

  • Breathable, water-resistant and durable materials
  • Belt keepers secure TrakBelt360™ to the wearer’s pants belt
  • Fabric belt pads provide complete waist support  

VERSATILITY

  • Connects and works with any of your existing pouches
  • Pouches lock in where you want them and can be easily rotated to where you need them
  • Pouch connectors lets you snap pouches on and off without ever taking the belt off

OUR COMMITMENT

The TrakBelt360 team is committed to improve people's lives through our company and the products we build. We recognize the importance of operating our company responsibly by giving back to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and security. We will support and partner with worthy causes that are helping people of all ages in need today.

Your support for this campaign will allow us to donate every 10th belt to organizations that focus on helping firefighters, police and veterans. Organizations will be added to our list below as the campaign moves forward.

FDNY FOUNDATION

The FDNY Foundation is the official non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department, allowing the FDNY to use donations from concerned businesses, foundations and individuals to promote awareness and outreach to the public, training and support of members of the FDNY and enhanced technology and equipment to better protect all who live, work and visit New York City every year. 

OUR FEATURES

OUR TEAM 

Chris Landano

 Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Chris found his passion at the age of 12, when he began volunteering and helping others in his community. In 2000 he was hired by the fire department and later accepted into the fire departments photo forensics unit. He has a passion for helping others which he continues to do with the not for profit organizations he belongs to. "From the very start, I wanted to build a great company, that helped build stronger communities and help those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by putting their life on the line". 

David Schieffelin 

 A Harvard graduate, once a Senior Vice President at News Corporation, and co-founder of two successful global TV retail businesses, David, has extensive operations, manufacturing and marketing experience launching start up companies and running multiple corporate divisions generating over $500 Million in sales annually. David has played a key role in sourcing and manufacturing over 1,000 new products.

Stacey Schieffelin

 Founder and President of ybf (your best friend), Stacey has built the #1 direct sales color cosmetic line on the globe with HSN (US), QVC (UK), The Shopping Channel (Canada) and TVSN (Australia, New Zealand) generating over $225 million in sales. A former Ford Model of 20 years, renowned beauty expert and highly successful entrepreneur, Stacey has been featured and quoted in magazines and beauty books. Named one of “America's Power Women" by Ladies' Home Journal. She was honored to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the power of women owned businesses with the esteemed non-profit Count Me In. She is recognized as Connecticut’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year. A marketing guru, Stacey is the creative force behind an 18 year TV retail business developing and presenting LIVE on TV over 50 new products every year.

Demond Titus

 A serial entrepreneur, Demond is applying his ability to connect individuals and businesses to opportunities toward capital acquisition and new business channel development. A longtime NY resident, Demond was born and raised in Brooklyn. He earned his Associates Degree in computer science from SUNY Farmingdale, NY and then at Long Island University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political and Masters in Psychology. Demond is currently a NYC Police Officer.

What originally started as a solo journey years ago, has evolved into a highly skilled and professional team that will be able to deliver a premiere product with enormous value for our users. Together with your help, we can bring TrakBelt360 to market.  

WE ARE READY TO GO......ARE YOU?

Risks and challenges

We've got this! Our Team has carefully anticipated potential issues and considered the risks associated with manufacturing, testing and shipping TrakBelt360™. We are confident that we will deliver our product within the time line offered in the rewards. Our partners have made product for the general consumer market along with the US military and are highly capable of scaling with our business.

We appreciate your support and can't wait to get you TrakBelt360™!

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    ASSISTANT: Your name screamed from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Also a thank you on our website crowd funding page and the coolest thank you card ever...just in time for the holidays.

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    SURVEYOR: "Take Your Tools for a Spin"...You'll receive our official TrakBelt360™ ANSI reflective t-shirt. Great for working around the house and even better for the job site. Our TrakBelt360 logo on the front and the TrakBelt360 team saying "Take Your Tools for a Spin" on the back. Also a cool thank you card in time for the holidays.

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    APPRENTICE: Do Not Miss Out! TrakBelt360™ early bird special makes you one of our first friends to receive your belt system with two pouch connectors, a special tool pouch and a thank you card. The card will arrive just in time for the holidays. A savings of $40.

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    JOURNEYMAN: Get TrakBelt360™ before it hits store shelves. Get 1 belt system with two pouch connectors, a special tool pouch...and a thank you card that will be there in time for the holidays. A savings of $20 off the Suggested Retail.

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    CONTRACTOR: When one Cool New Belt Just Isn't Enough! Get 2 TrakBelt360™ systems with four pouch connectors, two special tool pouches and a thank you card. The two cards will arrive in time for the holidays. A savings of $60 and the comfort of always knowing where your tools have been!

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    SITE FOREMAN: Sharin' the Love! Are you part of a crew on a job site or are you Everybody's Best Friend! Get 5 TrakBelt360™ systems with ten pouch connectors, five special tool pouches and a thank you card. The five cards will arrive just in time for the holidays. Save $150...Smart and Lovable!

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    RETAILER SPECIAL: Due to retailer requests for a store package, we have decided to add this new reward. Get 20 belts, each one with 2 pouch connectors, and one wing display(optional). On first store reorder, receive special pricing, which we can't list here due to kickstarter rules. Feel free to send us a message and we can share that special pricing with you.

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    MASTER BUILDER: Welcome to the team! Join us for an evening of celebration and lots of fun at our New York City launch party. You and a guest receive the VIP treatment for a night. Meet and network with our team and all our other top backers and supporters. Food and entertainment included. Enjoy two nights of hotel accommodation. Also have those arms ready for some really cool and heavy swag bags. Also get one 60 minute session with you and our team. We can discuss our project, an idea you may have or anything else.

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