About this project
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We are ripping up the rule book. We are revolutionizing the sportswear industry.
In doing so, we will be taking a brand new approach to creating top-quality sportswear.
Tribesports performance wear will be made to meet the highest quality technical specifications, using premium technical fabrics and cutting-edge construction methods. BUT, despite being the same quality (or better) than the leading sports brands, they will be brought to you at up to 40% cheaper.
At every stage, intricate detail has gone into creating a range focused on performance and versatility. In the gym, on the field, on the trails... wherever you are, it’s designed to look great, feel great and help get you to the top of your game.
A community-powered range of sportswear for active people everywhere.
By supporting the Tribesports Kickstarter campaign, you can make this vision a reality. We will be working with our community, customers and backers to design, spec and spread the word about Tribesports performance wear. From providing the training data that tells us what kit you really need, to color choices, to technical features, to modelling the finished product – you will be at the center of everything we do.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
We would love to have you on board as a backer. To show our gratitude, we will be rewarding each of our Kickstarter backers with products from our very first production run, at one time only prices. You do not want to miss this!
Note to USA backers:
Currently it is only possible to list a pledge price in one currency (GBP). You will see on our pledges that we have also included an approximate USD price. The exact amount that you will be charged will be calculated based on the exchange rate at the date of your pledge. (In general this should work out the same price or lower than the amount stated in the pledge).
- Shipping to backers in the UK and USA will be free. USA backers may automatically have £10 added to their pledge for shipping - please select "In the UK" bottom left of that screen, subtract the £10 from your pledge total so that you are only pledging the amount listed on this page. Equally feel free to leave it in and donate it to the cause!? (Postal addresses will be collected later on, so don't fret - regardless of selecting UK, your products will be shipped to an address of your choosing in the USA.)
- For all countries outside of UK and USA, you will be charged at the GBP price, plus £10 shipping cost.
Following the traditional process layered on by global sports brands you are not just paying for great design, quality fabric and premium manufacturing…
- You’re paying for middlemen
- You’re paying for the bricks and mortar of physical stores
- You’re paying for celebrity endorsement and sponsorship
- You’re paying for TV ad campaigns & billboards…
But it doesn't need to be like this. Times are changing.
THE LAUNCH RANGE
With success in this Kickstarter campaign, we will be launching our 'Performance Range' featuring long sleeve and short sleeve tech tees, super-soft technical half-zip tops, training shorts (for the guys) and athletic capris (for the girls).
UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming success of the campaign we are introducing 4 new product styles and 5 new pledge options (pledges #11 to #15). The new styles include performance Tights & lightweight Singlets for the guys and 2-in-1 shorts & an open-back detail tank for the girls. See update #4 for more details.
INTO THE DETAIL
From the first sketches to the final product, we developed the range with quality, performance and versatility in mind. These detailed design CADs outline some of the key performance features of the products.
FABRIC AND FINISH FEATURES:
All fabric & trim selections have been specifically chosen to keep you looking and feeling great whilst you work out. Moisture wicking fabric, lock-down zip pullers, 360 degree reflectivity, heat transfer size labels, the list goes on. Here's some of the technical detail:
The Tribesports Performance range is designed to sit close to the skin for a streamlined fit. The ergonomic seams follow the contours of your body for a supportive, comfortable finish. Check out the size chart below to find out which size is right for you.
We will take your size and color preferences as applicable to your pledge at the end of the funding period. Here are our international size charts to help you with your selection:
THE NEXT STEPS:
We are currently at final prototype stage on our first range. All styles are quality control checked, sweat tested and ready to run. On reaching our funding goal of £30,000 (~$46,000), your pledges will go directly towards moving the very first Tribesports performance wear range from final prototype stage into production.
WHAT YOUR PLEDGES WILL POWER:
NOTE TO BACKERS AROUND THE WORLD
Tribesports is a global vision, and we invite active people all over the world to join us. To align with this, we will be supporting global shipping for our Kickstarter campaign.
UPDATE: BONUS MILESTONES:
Thank you all for your incredible support. With your involvement, the world’s first community-powered sports brand is becoming a reality. After reaching near double our initial target at £55k we have unlocked 5 new pledge packages. At £75k, we have unlocked a vote on a new colorway for the range - have your say here and at £100k you will be invited to share your vote to shape and direct the future styles for the Tribesports Performance range.
We have rewards for everyone. Whether you're looking for a new Tech Tee to add to your kit bag, want to jump in for a full fitness wardrobe revamp or fancy opting in for a Tribesports exclusive backer experience, we'd love to have you involved.
UPDATE: We have listened to your feedback and requests, and following the huge success of week one of the campaign, we have added 4 new product styles to the campaign and 5 new pledge package options (pledges #11 to #15)
Check out the pledges:
Thank you all so much for your time and support.
We would love if you could help us spread the word. Email, Facebook, Twitter, carrier pigeon... however you like!
TEAM SHEET UPDATE
The Team Sheet is now live! We will be updating the Team Sheet to include new backers twice daily, so if you don't find your name on there immediately, check again a few hours later.
Search for your name in the search box at the top of the Team Sheet to find your badge and let the world know that you're a #GameChanger.
Risks and challenges
We have worked tirelessly to put all of the necessary logistics in place for this project. Supporting our solid in-house team, we have built strong relationships with suppliers, manufacturers, quality control, global logistics and fulfilment specialists and other expert service providers to minimise any potential risks and pitfalls.
With our current sourcing and production lead times in place, we are 100% confident that we will fulfil on our promise to produce and deliver your goods within the agreed timeframe.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Currently Kickstarter doesn’t allow you to pick a size when you pledge but don’t worry, once we’ve collected all the pledges we’ll contact you and make sure you get the size you want!
I'm from the US and Kickstarter says I have to pay for shipping but in the description it says I don't?
Shipping to backers in the UK and USA will be free.
USA backers may automatically have £10 added to their pledge for shipping - please select "In the UK" bottom left of that screen, subtract the £10 from your pledge total so that you are only pledging the amount listed on this page. Equally feel free to leave it in and donate it to the cause!?
(Postal addresses will be collected later on, so don't fret - regardless of selecting UK, your products will be shipped to an address of your choosing in the USA.)
Yep - you may have a large bottom half, small top half, vice versa or anything in between! Once the campaign is closed, you will get a questionnaire where you can choose sizes per garment.
We also don't mind you mix and matching gender - take one of the bigger pledges, and mix and match and share it with your better half maybe. At questionnaire stage you will be able to select men's or women's for the tech tees and half zip tops, per garment.
Could make ideal Christmas presents for your active family members maybe?
Mens sizes - small to xx-large
Womens sizes - x-small to x-large
Right now we just have the colours shown however over the next few ranges we want to bring more colours in - if you have any colour suggestions let us know, you’re the ones who will be using the products after all!
Yes! No matter where you are, we’re here to help you do more sport so no matter how far we’ll find a way!
Free shipping on all UK and US orders. £10 shipping on any orders outside of UK & US.
To keep things simple Kickstarter leaves this down to us so don’t worry as soon as the project has finished, we’ll send you a message and get all the info we’ll need to send you your reward.
To keep things simple for now we’re just having the pledges that you can find above but once we reach our funding target, and our range is in production, we will of course have an online store where you can shop like you would elsewhere online. Although do note, these Kickstarter prices are one off.
However if you want to order high volume (something for your team or business) please do get in contact and we'll do all we can to help.
As soon as the project has finished we’ll drop you an e-mail asking you which option within the pledge you picked, that you would like to go for.
There’s nothing worse than ill-fitting sportswear so if you’ve ordered the wrong size just get in touch with us and we’ll sort you out with the right size to get you back training ASAP.
When it comes to that stage, do take the time to measure yourself and compare yourself to the size charts above.
Tips for taking your measurements:
Chest: Keep your arms by your sides and measure around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist: This measurement should be taken at the waist level, at the point where your belly button sits. To avoid having tight-fitting trousers, leave enough room for one finger to fit between the tape measure and your body.
Hips: Stand with your feet approximately 6 inches apart and slip the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips.
The clothes shown in the video are pre production samples during the early stages of this project - the sportswear shown in the images are the ones you will receive! And don't they look good!
We love helping people get fit and active - it's in our DNA.
If your event costs more than £100/$150, or you have a charity fund you are raising for (e.g. entry for an event like Boston Marathon), we will naturally support that as part of the pledge - we'll contribute up to the £100/$150 and the rest of the pledge will still apply.
The target is what we needed to move to production - as long as there are pledges available for the products you want to early bird pledge for, PLEASE DO!
We will likely also introduce some stretch goals if we meet our target. Not sure what yet though - we're having a good brainstorm. Send us a message if you have a suggestion!
We had a couple of requests about how long the sleeves are on the range. So here you go:
Men's Performance Long Sleeve Tech Tee
Small: 76cm Medium: 77.5cm Large: 79cm X-Large: 81.3cm XX-Large 83.6cm
Men's Performance Half-Zip Top
Small: 76.5cm Medium: 78cm Large: 79.5cm X-Large: 82.5cm XX-Large 85.5cm
Women's Performance Long Sleeve Tech Tee
X-Small: 68.5cm Small: 69.4cm Medium: 70.3cm Large: 71.2cm X-Large: 72.1cm
Women's Performance Half-Zip Top
X-Small: 70.5cm Small: 71.4cm Medium: 72.3cm Large: 72.6cm X-Large 73cm
How to measure: This is taken from the neck point (the collar seam on the shoulder line) along the shoulder and down the outer sleeve to the cuff edge) i.e. in plain words, this is measured from the bottom of the collar tape to the outer cuff edge).
Managing your pledge is straightforward:
• Head over to the Kickstarter pledge management page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1478963130/tribesports-revolutionizing-the-sportswear-industr/pledge/edit…
• On this pledge management page, you can now select the new pledge reward that you would like
• NOTE you also then need to change the pledge £ amount at the top of the page – it is NOT automatic - you need to enter the amount of the new pledge reward you just selected, plus £10 shipping if you are outside of the UK or USA
• Click the green ‘Continue to next step’ button
• You will then be prompted to confirm your changes – please check this to ensure you have adjusted your pledge amount and reward as desired (again – for backers outside of UK and USA, your Pledge should be £10 more than the Reward value)
• Click the blue Confirm button
And thank you!
We've had a few questions - mostly from the taller ones of you out there - what length the tops are in the range. They generally come up longer rather than shorter - as is normal in performance sportswear.
Here are the lengths of the back of the tops in cm - this is measured from the neck tape to the bottom of the garment. Ie on the half zip from the bottom of the collar down the back to the bottom. For the women's tank it's from the top of garment i.e. where it goes over the shoulders, to the bottom of the back.
Men's (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Tech Tee 69.8 70.9 72 73.6 75.2
Tech Tee LS 69.8 70.9 72 73.6 75.2
Singlet 71.8 72.9 74 75.6 77.2
Mid Layer 70.8 71.9 73 74.6 76.2
Women's (XS, S, M, L, XL)
Tech Tee 63 64 65 66 67
Tech Tee LS 63 64 65 66 67
Tank 56 57 58 59 60
Mid Layer 65 66 67 68 69
Our models were size Large for men's and Medium for women's.
Women's: Height: 5'11''/180cm Bust: 34C"/81cm Waist: 27"/65cm Hips: 40"/101cm Dress: UK 10/38
Men's: Height: 181cm / 5'11 Chest: 105cm / 41 Waist: 85cm / 33 Inside Leg: 82cm / 32 Collar: 41cm / 16
It is possible to add additional individual items to your current/proposed pledges. Please message us for more details.
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