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$7,878
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 3 2015 4:59 PM UTC +00:00
$7,878
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 3 2015 4:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing: Tubular 

TUBULAR is a durable, high-quality, floating party on water. It has been designed to offer everything you need. Cold drinks? We've got a cooler. Music? We've got a bluetooth speaker. Don't want to leave your phone behind? We've offer inflatable, waterproof storage. So don't just float. Float like a Boss!

"TUBULAR IS THE MOST HIGH-TECH FLOAT TUBE EVER" - Digital Trends

"But best of all, it's a 4-season recreational wonder, durable enough to zoom down snowy slopes as well. Consider this an investment in your future laziness." - MAXIM

"By combining multiple features in a single device, Tubular makes it easier to enjoy relaxing time in the water." - TrendHunters

"..you can chill out in the laziest, most comfortable way imaginable." - CoolThings

"TUBULAR Tube has joined the fray of awesome products that we really, really want..." - busted Wallet

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1. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker 

This 3-watt speaker’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery will let you blast your tunes for 6 straight hours. The speakerphone functionality makes preemptively calling in “sick” to work a hands-free task. This speaker is easy to pair, and we gave the remote really big buttons so no matter how hard you’ve been partying you can still hit the buttons.

2. Premium Floating Dry Bag

TUBULAR is equipped with a 10 liter bag, complete with an inflatable bladder to ensure your goodies stay dry and afloat if you happen to tip over. It has enough room for your phone, wallet, keys and enough room leftover for your friends who will beg you to keep their stuff dry, too.

3. Cooler

Tubing can be hard word work, so to keep you hydrated we added a cooler close at hand. Consider it a 6 round clip of party ammo to keep you going for hours.

THROW YOUR TRASH AWAY AFTER CONSUMPTION! WE DO NOT SUPPORT PEOPLE TRASHING THE ENVIRONMENT!!!

Why Tubular?

Because relaxing on the water is way better in a TUBULAR. All of TUBULAR'S features have been rigorously developed, tested and fine-tuned by some of the most innovative people in the outdoor community. Their feedback has enabled us to create the most comfortable, durable and must-have floating experience on the water today.

TUBULAR'S lightweight design makes it easy to toss over the neighbor’s fence when you’re sneaking into their pool. And because it’s made with heavy duty .6mm PVC, TUBULAR is more durable than those barrels the dwarves used to float the river in "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." That’s right: we just sold you on Tubular by referencing "The Hobbit." You’re welcome.

The Story

TUBULAR became an obsession of ours once we used some of the tubes on the market today to float down the Weber River in Northern Utah. It was not the best experience, to say the least. We wanted something awesome to float in—and we wanted to be proud of it, too.

In order to create the perfect floating tube, we listed out what was missing from traditional floating vessels:

A bigger seat. A personal flip top cooler that is also removable. A safe, dry place for your phone, wallet and other essentials. A way to play tunes! Easily accessible cup holders. Durable handles for those, "hold on moments" After some initial drawing and a number of rendering mock-ups, we finally nailed down our design and built our first prototype.

The Design

When designing the TUBULAR, we kept comfort in mind. We created a large enough surface area for the mesh bottom so you feel like you are lounging on a La-Z-Boy on the water. Our version of a "lazy boy" has been engineered and tested to be a durable tank, constructed of .6mm heavy duty PVC.

After putting everything together the look of the product had to reflect the mission and soul of the tube. After watching one to many episodes of Miami Vice we landed on this stellar graphic. Don Johnson would feel right at home floating on the Tubular Tube.

 Initial Drawing/Renderings

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We have come a long way since that fateful day that we broke out the duct tape and mocked up the dream tube. At Tubular we take our relaxation seriously, so that you don't have to. What are you waiting for? Take the next step and help this glorious product realize success. Spoil yourself and a friend, get a Tubular. We need your help to spread the good word. Help us help you to Float Like a Boss.

Our manufacturing partners are all lined up, the prototypes have been made. All we need now are the funds to push Tubular through production.

About Us

The Tubular Team is a group of friends living in Salt Lake City, Utah. All of us are transplants from other states, but moved to Utah to be able to take advantage of the amazing outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. The team is made up of professional designers, sales people, web developers and serial entrepreneurs. We build products that we love and fit our lifestyle and we hope you will love the Tubular as well.

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Risks and challenges

We have had a lot of fun creating the TUBULAR, but we are also deadly serious about its production. We are industrial design experts, and we know how to deliver.

We’ve done all the hard work of designing and testing the TUBULAR to ensure it’s the best, most convenient float tube available. Once the project is funded, we’ll give our manufacturer the green light to start making your TUBULAR right away. While they’re doing that, we’ll be preparing boxes and shipping labels with your name and address on them. The moment your TUBULAR is ready to go, we’ll ship it out pronto.

We've created the greatest tube on earth and being first sometimes causes problems. Putting so many awesome features into the TUBULAR and making sure it's top quality is the expectation. Therefore, the main challenges are supply chain and manufacturing. It's important to note that we are experienced and know how to fix problems quickly.

We’ll keep you updated throughout the process–maybe with the exception of the postman’s activities. If you have any questions, just ask. We’d love to let you know how things are going, and to hear any thoughts or concerns you have.

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    Early Bird TWO PACK- Comes with 2 Tubular kits, perfect for you and your hot date.

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