Here at Marsupial Athletics we are raising funds to create our first round of professionally manufactured products from our Bandicoot product line.
After you check out our Kickstarter Campaign check out our webpage for more details and photos at: marsupialathletics.com
How It All Began
The Bandicoot line's inception began with attempted vehicle theft. One day our President (Ethan Page) the creator of the Bandicoot and Marsupial Athletics attempted to go for his evening run. He hid his keys on the outside of his truck as usual and went to start his run when a shady individual quickly moved towards his truck. After stopping the individual, Ethan was informed he was attempting to steal his vehicle! So the rest of his run was filled with the annoyance of jingling, rubbing keys. As key jingled time clicked by, Ethan began to think of all of the inconveniences he currently experiences when he wants to carry things on him while he is working out, traveling, or on the go.
- Difficulty carrying car keys, hotel room key cards, credit cards, energy gels, etc. without being rubbed raw, carrying it in hand, or worse listening to constant jingling.
- Strapping a phone tightly to your arm with a typical phone case and praying it doesn't slide or bob the entire time. Then hoping the touch screen will work through the cheap plastic face.
- Putting materials in your pocket at the gym, where they shift the entire time, fall out, or become beat up by the weights.
Many situations have become so inconvenient that he simply just chose not carry things on him that he would rather and should take with him.
That night an idea hit him when he got home. He quickly got up, grabbed a sock, and drove over to his parent's house where he cut-up and manufactured the 1st rudimentary Bandicoot in his Mother's basement. Did we mention this was on her 30+ year old sewing machine?
Many revisions, much time, and lots of help later, we now present you with the Bandicoot product line.
All of our products were created with convenience and comfort in mind. These sleeves are created with:
- Flexible, lightweight, and durable spandex lycra material woven in a moisture wicking weave which allows the wearer to put variety sized items in their sleeves all of which will be held tightly regardless of size because of the flexibility of the material. The way the material is woven causes moisture to be wicked from the material.
- Silicone Grippers placed at either side of each sleeve to hold it comfortably in place and prevent any sliding or bunching up on the body.
- Power netting windows on one of the pouch compartments allows you to easy see and use electronic materials such as touch screens etc.
- 3 compartments so you can separate items.
- An over locking top flap to securely lock your items into their placed compartment
- Multiple sizes to ensure you receive the perfect fit! (You will be sent a questionnaire after the Kickstarter Campaign ends to ensure you receive the correct size)
- The Bandicoot Lite is the smallest of the Bandicoot products and is perfect for individuals whom are looking to carry small items on them during their run, workout, vacation, or day at the theme park!
- Perfect for items like: car keys, cards (credit, ID, hotel, etc.), energy gels, cash, etc.
- Our traditional Bandicoot is perfect for individuals whom want to listen to music or carry their phone on them while they are on the go. With our power net design on one of the pouch sections you can use your phone with ease!
- Perfect for items like: cellular phones (up to the iPhone plus series) and all other similar sized items as well as small items like you would see with the Bandicoot Lite
- The final manufactured version of the Bandicoot will also feature a headphone port at the top of the sleeve so you can easily plug your headphones into your device.
- The Bandicoot Full is made for those whom are going out on those chilly days! This sleeve version is made from a slightly thicker material with a brush backed inside making this sleeve extra warm. Similar in pouch size to the Traditional Bandicoot, the Banicoot Full's pouch stays on the bicep while the remainder of the sleeve is single layered.
- Perfect for all same sized items as the Traditional Bandicoot and the final manufactured version will also feature a headphone port at the top of the sleeve so you can easily plug your headphones into your device.
- We realized that many people work out with materials they would prefer not to get wet due to the elements or sweat like cash, sensitive electronics, snacks, etc. That is why we have created sets of re usuable sealing plastic bags that fit to our sleeve compartments. All of our Kickstarter contributors will receive these with their Bandicoot products!
June - As we start our kickstarter campaign we will also begin to work with our manufacture to obtain samples and previews of the manufactured items to make sure specifications and product specs are exactly as they should be.
July - Production will begin and we will hastily await to receive our 1st round of Bandicoots! We will also send out a questionnaire to receive sizing information from you so we can make sure you receive the correctly sized Bandicoot!
End of August / September - We will receive our 1st round of manufactured Bandicoots and will begin shipping them to all of our kickstarter contributors!