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Athletic sleeves that bring ease and peace of mind to your workout. Take everything you want with you and forget it's there.
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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.


The Product

Description

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)

Bandicoot Lite

- 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.

Traditional Bandicoot

- 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.

Bandicoot Full

- 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.

Waterproofing

- 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!

 Timeline

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!

Risks and challenges

The main challenges that we must overcome for success are two fold.

1. Sourcing high quality manufacturing and materials at prices for that allow for reasonable retail and wholesale pricing.

2. Reaching our target market and customers so they are aware of our unique product!

How We Overcome Challenge #1
- We have partnered with a company that specializes in working with and sourcing materials from manufactures all over the world. They have spearheaded the production end of our project and will work directly with the manufactures to ensure we deliver the highest quality product possible to our supporters and customers!

How We Overcome Challenge #2
- Luckily we already have a large audience with individuals that we know need our products. Our President Ethan Page owns an athletic event management and timing company that works with tens of thousands of athletes every year. So we will work alongside this company to bring our products to the consumer.
- Throughout his years in the athletic event management/timing area and competing as an athlete himself Ethan has created a vast network with athletic clothing shops, athletes, and race directors spanning throughout the United States. We plan on working with these organizations to help advertise and tap into selling to our customers.

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    Sugar Glider

    Thank you for helping us make the first "glide" into production. Your name will forever be listed on our contributors page at MarsupialAthletics.com as a Sugar Glider contributor

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    Bandicoot

    Look at you grabbing the 1st product that keeps you comfortably on the go! You will receive the Bandicoot Lite product with the fitted reusable plastic bags to keep materials dry as well as being listed as a Bandicoot level contributor on MarsupialAthletics.com

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    Quokka

    Let the beat drop! We know you like to listen to music and take your phone while on the go. Here you will receive the traditional Bandicoot with the fitted reusable plastic bags to keep materials dry. Now you can carry your phone and other materials on the go! You will also be listed as a Wallaby contributor on MarsupialAthletics.com

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    Wambat

    Burr its cold out there! There must be something wrong with the atmosphere! Well now it's time to warm up with a pair of the Bandicoot Full product so you can carry all your materials on you while keeping your limbs nice and toasty! You can also opt to receive both the Bandicoot Lite and the traditional Bandicoot instead of a pair of Bandicoot Fulls if you would like. Either product will also come with the reusable sealing plastic bags fitted to the sleeve type to keep your materials dry. You will also be listed on MarsupialAthletics.com as a Wambat contributor.

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    Wallaby

    You must be a survivalist because now you'll always be prepared! You will receive 1 of each of the products in the Bandicoot line: the Bandicoot Lite, Traditional Bandicoot, and Bandicoot Full. All products will also come with the reusable sealing plastic bags fitted to the sleeve type to keep your materials dry. No matter the temperature or situation you will be ready to rock and roll! You will also be listed as a Wallaby level contributor on MarsupialAthletics.com

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    • Bandicoot Lite
    • Traditional Bandicoot
    • Bandicoot Full
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    Koala

    Ah you seem like you have a super colorful personality! Since you shine so bright you will get to make your mark on this happy clothing line by picking one of the color schemes of our 1st round of products! You will get to work with us to pick out a color scheme for one of the colors offered to our 1st round of customers. In addition you will also receive one of each of our products: the Banidcoot Lite, Traditional Bandicoot, and the Bandicoot Full. All products will also come with the reusable sealing plastic bags fitted to the sleeve type to keep your materials dry. Also you will be listed as a Koala contributor on MarsupialAthletics.com

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    • Creation of a Product Color Scheme
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    • Bandicoot Lite
    • Traditional Bandicoot
    • Bandicoot Full
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    Corporate Quoll

    Ah we see your business has a great interest in healthy living and staying active! Corporate Quolls get to choose between 1 of the Bandicoot product line packages for their employees which is listed below. All products will come with the Reusable Moisture Blocking Bags for each of the sleeves. You will also be listed on our webpage as a Corporate Quoll contributor.

    Packages to Choose From
    - 530 Bandicoot Lites
    - 320 Traditional Bandicoots
    - 200 Bandicoot Fulls
    - 100 sets of all 3 products

    (Have a company that is larger or smaller? Email us at marsupialathletics@gmail.com so we can custom fit a Corporate Quoll package to your company size)

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    Red Kangaroo

    You quite obviously care about more than super cool products. So do we! Here at Marsupial Athletics we want to form a Keep Earth Beautiful campaign where we donate a portion of our profits to land and animal conservation efforts in order to do our part in keeping our world filled with unique wonder for all to enjoy. Make your mark on the World as you give us your input on which organizations we will work with in the future. We want you to help us form this campaign so we, and future generations, can continue to enjoy the uniqueness of our Earth. In addition, you will receive each of our Bandicoot Products: Bandicoot Lite, Traditional Bandicoot, and Bandicoot Full. All products will also come with the reusable sealing plastic bags fitted to the sleeve type to keep your materials dry. You will also be listed as a Red Kangaroo contributor on MarsupialAthletics.com

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    • Traditional Bandicoot
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Funding period

- (30 days)