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Torch is the first in a line of products to help keep cyclists safe by creating large, brightly lit surfaces on the rider, not the bike

The Day Has Finally Come!

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Hi soon to be Torch bearers! It is finally with an exhausted sigh that I can say our first partial order of helmets will be shipping from our manufacturer this Saturday! 

This first batch will only include the Midnight Editions, but it's a start. The factory will be closing for a couple of weeks to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and will complete the remainder of the first order and ship to us by the end of March. 

I know those of you who are waiting on a T1 will be frustrated for the additional wait, and we hear you. We tried very hard to get everything through production before the break, but Torch was bumped from the production line several times in order for the factory to handle a larger, more expensive order. This is one of the unfortunate consequences of being a new and small company, but we know we aren't the only Kickstarter that has had to deal with this.

We are very excited to begin getting these in the hands of the people that made this all possible, and hope that you will send us your photos and feedback as you begin to receive your helmets. We will soon be launching a new website and will be creating a page that will honor all of you with a list of Kickstarter names and all of the photos you can send us. If anyone does not wish to appear on the list of supporters, please send me a message and we will respect your privacy. 

I'll keep you all updated as the helmets arrive at US customs and hopefully clear without any issues and will provide some pics as we have our first shipping party, woo hoo!

Excited, tired, and relentlessly determined,

Midnight Edition
Midnight Edition

Nathan Wills 

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    1. Creator WR on February 6, 2014

      I RECEIVED MY HELMET TODAY!!!! What a wonderful item it is. I could not be happier with this T1 helmet and proud to be the recipient of the first helmets shipped. Nathan, thank you and your team for all your hard work; you created a very useful and desirable product. It is on the charger now and tomorrow night, regardless of the temperature, I am going to take my new helmet out for a ride. Thank You!

    2. Creator Robert Anstett on February 6, 2014

      And to drop a note here to confirm that yes the box arrived today. I will have to wait till I get home to open it and admire.

    3. Creator Robert Anstett on February 3, 2014

      Got my USPS email just now saying it has shipped.

      Thank you!

    4. Creator Anders Öster on January 23, 2014

      Oh nice! London then which means no extra costs in customs for us europeans :)

      Thanks!!

    5. Creator Nathan Wills on January 22, 2014

      Anders,

      they will ship from Los Angeles, or London depending on your location.

    6. Creator WR on January 22, 2014

      CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know it has been a long hard journey for you, but your vision is coming to light. I am excited to be receiving my new helmet and want to thank you for a your hard work. It has been exciting for me to be a small part of this and I appreciate having this opportunity.

    7. Creator timanema on January 22, 2014

      Congrats, it has been a long journey but it has paid off! it looks awesome!

    8. Creator Anders Öster on January 22, 2014

      From where will it ship to us? Not direct from China I guess.

    9. Creator calvinbean on January 21, 2014

      I can't wait to remove out the "t" and "h" from that logo, and paint the helmet green.... :)

      Congrats on the milestone!

    10. Creator Nathan Wills on January 21, 2014

      Hi Helen, and anyone who has an address change,

      please email your new address to nathan.wills@torchapparel.com and I will make the changes before we ship.

      Thanks for all of the encouraging comments!

    11. Creator Helen on January 21, 2014

      Anxious to receive my helmets. I'm concerned about my recent change of address. How do I get this information to you?

    12. Creator The Evolutionary on January 21, 2014

      Finally! looking forward to it.

    13. Creator Kurt Campbell on January 21, 2014

      Very Cool! After a long wait it is almost finally here. Yes I wish I would have gotta the Midnight Torch too now. Funny thing is when they ship in March (depending on when)...daylight savings is going to end...rats. First time I will want to ride in the dark.

    14. Creator Anders Öster on January 21, 2014

      Excited for my Midnight Torch :)

    15. Creator JustWill312 on January 21, 2014

      Damn, I should've chosen Midnight Edition!
      Oh well, I hope they go full speed after their New Year.

    16. Creator Campbell Cowie on January 21, 2014

      Be proud of bringing this to the market.

      I look forward to receiving my helmet soon.

    17. Creator James Hewison-Carter on January 21, 2014

      Great news guys. Your perseverance will pay off and we'll all be proudly sporting a great piece of equipment. The envy of all other road warriors.

    18. Creator Paul Fulberg on January 21, 2014

      Congratulations. Your hard work, belief and determination have paid off. I hope this is just the start of something brilliant.