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About

Dry Start™ is perfect for those who want to start a new adventure with passion and joy. Putting on a wetsuit isn't something we should dread or even think twice about doing. Nor should it be hazardous to our health. If you are into watersports or an avid triathlete then you will be satisfied with the results Dry Start delivers.

Feel good every time you jump back into the water.

Dry Start™ dries wetsuits in 3 EASY STEPS. Simply place the wetsuit on the hanger ventilation system, strap it to the vehicle, and drive home. Your next session will have never felt better.

STEP 1: Place your wetsuit on the ventilation system.

Just that easy:

STEP 2:  Secure Dry Start to the roof of your vehicle.

 

 Lightweight and easy to carry!

The cam buckle straps holding the devise to your car are constructed of stainless steel and nylon webbing and safe for highway use.

Each strap comes equipped with a Velcro strap making it easy to hold any excess strap once tightened to the vehicle.

The self-locking pull mechanism allows for adults of all strength levels to quickly and easily use them on their vehicle.

STEP 3:  Drive home! 

The wind generated from the movement of the vehicle flows in the wetsuit, out the wetsuit, and by the time you arrive home, your wetsuit is dry and ready for your next session in the water.

That’s it! Within 20 minutes of highway driving time your suit will be dry. Can we get an Amen?! 

 

 

               

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

Chad McKinney

CEO and Co-Founder

Rafaela McKinney

Marketing Director

 

Nick Jurasek

Co-Founder and Product Engineer 





 

  

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make every day a DRY START by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button above, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page with links below.

With much Love and Gratitude THANK YOU for your help!

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

For the past 9 months, our team has been working night and day to dial in the design, production, and logistics. Material and production lead times are confirmed and the quality of the ventilation system and bag are exceeding expectations. We have met with our manufacturers and partnered with third party quality control teams to ensure that we only send out the highest quality product to you.

We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risk and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these events, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you, our backers, and work to resolve all issues in a timely manner.

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make every day a DRY START by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

With much Love and Gratitude THANK YOU for your help!

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    All LOVE

    THANKS FOREVER: Your help at any level brings DRY START one step closer to a body of water near you. For all backers at ALL levels we'll write your name in sand on a beach in San Diego and email you a photo to share however you like. We'll also keep you informed with all the DRY START updates. If we get more than 10,000 backers we'll commission an Artist and even film it with a drone!

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    INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

    You'll receive an email with a video link to our top 10 surfing tips for beginners. And of course we'll keep you informed of all the latest and greatest with DRY START

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    FRESH OUT THE WATER

    Receive a custom Microfiber DRY START Beach towel, the video, and of course we'll write your name in the sand! These towels are light weight and dry fast. Just like DRY START.
    The perfect compliment to an already beautiful day in the water. (add $10 for shipping)

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    FIRST ONE IN THE WATER

    DRY START EARLY BIRD: You'll be one of the first on the planet to receive a fully functional DRY START! You'll be saving 50% off the retail price!! The perfect gift for You and a Loved one that'll arrive just before the holidays! (add $10 for shipping)

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    SUNRISE AND GOOD VIBES

    DRY START EARLY BIRD: You'll be one of the first on the planet to receive a fully functional DRY START! You'll be saving over 40% off the retail price!! The perfect gift for You and a Loved one that'll arrive just before the holidays! (add $10 for shipping) (see comments section on how to ship outside the United States).

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    GET YOUR DRY START BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

    DRY START EARLY BIRD: You'll be one of the first on the planet to receive a fully functional DRY START! You'll be saving over 40% off the retail price!! The perfect gift for You and a Loved one that'll arrive just before the holidays! (add $10 for shipping in the United States) (see comments section on how to ship outside the United States and for pricing).

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    GET YOUR DRY START BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

    DRY START EARLY BIRD: You'll be one of the first on the planet to receive a fully functional DRY START! You'll be saving over 36% off the retail price!! The perfect gift for You and a Loved one that'll arrive just before the holidays! (add $10 for shipping in the United States).

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    BANZAI PIPELINE

    DRY START EARLY BIRD DISTRIBUTOR PERK: The only thing bigger than the break in Hawaii, is the deal you're getting with this special offer! Receive 5 fully functional DRY START devices! Share with your Friends or sell in your stores.
    You'll be saving over 50% off the retail price!! The perfect gift for You and your Loved ones that'll arrive just before the holidays! If you own a store this product will fly off of your shelfs and only takes up 17" x 12" x4" of retail space! (add $40 for shipping)

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