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ClickerBelt is a clothing belt built on snowboarding technology. Just crank the ratchet to crank up the fun!
ClickerBelt is a clothing belt built on snowboarding technology. Just crank the ratchet to crank up the fun!
229 backers pledged AU$ 9,057 to help bring this project to life.

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 It uses a cool ratchet instead of a traditional belt buckle

 

It's always ready for action

It is flexible, strong and waterproof

Stretch Goals

The beauty of exceeding our target early is that we have the opportunity to add stretch goals and you as a backer, get to have a real influence on the future of ClickerBelt.

Stretch Goal #1 - Two additional colours - $15,400

Numerous people have contacted me asking if we can manufacture ClickerBelt in more than one colour. The answer is YES, we just need to raise some extra money to fund the additional two production runs. Please note that the coloured ClickerBelts will take longer to manufacture than the black ones so they may not be delivered by Christmas.

Please let us know what colours you would like to see ClickerBelt made in via the comments section of the Kickstarter page or via our Facebook page.

If we reach this goal, there will be a vote to determine the two most popular colours.

Stretch Goal #2 - Custom ratchet - $40,400

If we hit this target I will design a new custom ratchet incorporating ClickerBelt branding and all your feedback. This is quite expensive as it involves numerous custom moulds and extensive testing.

Please note

Please note that whether we meet our stretch goals or not, my priority will always be on manufacturing and delivering the plain black ClickerBelts that this campaign is based on ahead of any of the stretch goals.

The ClickerBelt Story

I'm an engineer and I love product design and snowboarding.  ClickerBelt combines these passions together into a cool product that I know you will love.

ClickerBelt came about because every time I purchase a new belt I have to punch some additional holes in it so it will fit me properly. One day I was doing up my snowboard bindings and it hit me that the snowboard binding strap and ratchet combination would make a great clothing belt. Three prototypes and 18 months later and here we are today.

The ClickerBelt ratchet system is a vast improvement over the traditional belt buckle. It allows the size of the belt to be adjusted so it fits perfectly every time.

Why ClickerBelt?

ClickerBelt is fun and exciting. Once you put it on you won't want to take it off!

Features of ClickerBelt that make it awesome are:

  • Fits perfectly – there are over 80 adjustment positions compared with about 8 on the average belt
  • Ratchet - Just crank the ratchet to tighten the belt
  • Unisex - ClickerBelt has been designed for guys and girls
  • One size fits all – ClickerBelt has been designed to fit most guys and girls. If the strap is too long, just trim the belt with regular scissors using the guides on the rear of the belt.
  • Extremely quick to put on and take off
  • Flexible, strong, waterproof and durable -  It is as tough as nails and we expect it to have a much longer life span than conventional belts
  • It clicks! - that’s why it is called ClickerBelt
  • It’s fun - Belts with holes and buckles are old fashioned and boring. Clicker Belt is fun and unique!

How does ClickerBelt Work?

ClickerBelt is super easy to use, just feed the strap into the ratchet and crank the ratchet until the belt reaches the desired tightness.

Technical Details

ClickerBelt is made from Polyurethane which is both extremely strong and incredibly flexible. It feels very similar to a snowboard binding strap. The ratchet is made from aluminium and steel.

Dimensions & Details

  • Length: 115cm (45 inches)
  • Width: 3.5cm (1.4 inches) at the buckle end and 2.2cm (0.9 inches) at the strap end
  • Weight: 175g (6.2 oz)
  • Colour: the strap is matt black and the ratchet is silver chrome
  • Guys: fits guy's jean sizes from 28” to 40” (71cm to 101cm)
  • Girls: fits lady's size 6 to size 18 
Designed for guys and girls
Designed for guys and girls

Where are we at?

My manufacturing partner produced 20 fully functional ClickerBelts which I have been testing out over the last 6 months. I am extremely happy with the performance and design and am now ready to move towards the first production run.

I need your help

I need your help to finance the first production run of ClickerBelt. If you like the look of ClickerBelt, I would greatly appreciate if you could pre-purchase a belt so I can turn ClickerBelt into a reality.

Your money will go towards making some final adjustments to the injection mould and to finance the manufacture of the first production run of ClickerBelt. Initially, we hope to make 500-1000 units.

Timeline

  • 15th October to 5th November [3 weeks] - This Kickstarter Campaign
  • 5th November to 3rd December [4 weeks] - Manufacturing. The manufacturing should only take 1 week but I have allowed 4 weeks to be safe.
  • 3rd December to 10th December  [1 week] - Shipping Kickstarter orders.
  • If we hit our funding goal, you will receive your ClickerBelt before Christmas!

Thanks

Thanks for taking the time to watch the video and read this page. If you have contributed to this campaign, I greatly appreciate it.

Thanks also to my Dad for helping film the video, Jamie for putting up with me, Davo and Clarkey for the snowboarding footage, Phil for being a chest model, Kip for social media and Kristian and Autumn Products for their massive help designing the belt. Video intro song is Epic Song by BoxCat Games.

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First ClickerBelt prototype
First ClickerBelt prototype
Engineering Drawings
Engineering Drawings
Injection Mould
Injection Mould
Business or Pleasure
Business or Pleasure

Risks and challenges

I have done everything I can to minimise the risks associated with this project.

I have built up a relationship with my manufacturing partner over the last 12 months. The injection mould is already complete and I am already very happy with the quality of the samples the manufacturer has sent me.

Communication with my manufacturing partner has always been excellent and they are aware of this campaign and the time constraints.

I have already chosen a shipping company to dispatch the orders and I will pass on the savings on international postage to my customers.

I anticipate that everything will run smoothly but if some minor hiccups occur I am ready to deal with them.

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    EMOTIONAL SUPPORT - Keep up to date with the ClickerBelt campaign and receive that warm fuzzy feeling from knowing that you helped out.

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    STICKER - Receive one awesome ClickerBelt sticker to put on your snowboard or car

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    EARLY CLICKER - Receive one ClickerBelt at the early bird price as a thanks for being one of our first backers.

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    SINGLE CLICK - Receive one awesome ClickerBelt

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $22

    PROTO CLICK - I have 10 fully functional, production quality prototype ClickerBelts left over from our test run. Receive one fully functional ClickerBelt prototype plus a hand written thank you note from myself. These will be posted as soon as the target is reached so you will receive them a month earlier than the other rewards.

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    Pledge AU$ 44 or more About $32

    DOUBLE CLICK - Receive two awesome ClickerBelts and save a bit of cash at the same time. One for you and one for your mate. International shipping is included.

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    Pledge AU$ 60 or more About $43

    TRIPLE CLICK - Receive three awesome ClickerBelts. One for you, one for your sister and one for your mate. International shipping is included.

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    Pledge AU$ 90 or more About $65

    PENTA CLICK - Receive five awesome ClickerBelts. One for the whole family. International shipping is included.

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    RETAIL CLICK - Retail Pack - Receive ten awesome ClickerBelts. Give one to all your mates for Christmas or test them out in your retail store.

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Funding period

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