Whether your passion is surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, running, biking, fishing, snowboarding, hunting, skiing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, extreme pogoing, we all share two common threads. We will do anything to get one more wave, run one extra mile, take the last run down the mountain, or reel in that last trout of the afternoon and we need to stay hydrated to do it! Today, we would like to present you with DolfinPack...
Our idea was simplicity. Cut out the fat of what was already on the market. The need is water not pockets, clips, or headphone jacks. That was the easy part! Secondly we had to design a strap system that allowed the bladder to stay tight to your back and prevent it from bouncing up and down. Also of utmost importance was comfort for both men and women participating in an array of activities.
The DolfinPack can go anywhere! Any environment or condition on the planet. All materials are of the highest quality and durability. We have tested the DolfinPack in every situation imaginable and it continues to exceed expectations.
We took over a month combing the internet through hundreds if not thousands of manufacturers. We requested samples, requested business licenses, referrals, everything we could possibly do to ensure we were getting the highest quality product from a reputable source.
We were thrilled when we came to an agreement with two separate manufacturers. We have one manufacture for the neoprene packs, and a separate for the internal bladders. We went this route as each source specialized in that particular product and therefore had experience in mass production. Both manufacturers are well equipped to produce 20,000+ of these items per month making large quantities not an issue.
We are planning to place our manufacturing order the day our Kickstarter is completed. We may even do it earlier once we confirm that our funding amount has been reached. From that point on, our manufacturers have estimated 60-65 days until we have them in hand, including production and shipping.
As Kickstarter backers, your items will be the first to ship once our production order is received. Therefore we estimate your items shipping 65-70 days after our Kickstarter is funded.
After talking to many people who regularly invest in Kickstarter projects, we understand communication is the key to delivering your products once our project is funded. Therefore, we guarantee you will receive an update from our team at least every two weeks from when the project is funded until you have the items in hand. We will update you when the manufacturing has been initiated, when it’s complete, when the items have been shipped to us, when they arrive, and when they are shipped to you. We’ll even throw in some random jokes and videos every now and then to make you laugh, that’s just an added bonus!
ALSO TO NOTE - This Kickstarter is not funding our entire initial order. We are only asking Kickstarter to fund less than 50% of our initial order. We have already secured $12,000+ in capital through our own money and investors (family & friends) to fund the other half of our initial manufacturing order & marketing. We are 100% committed to this project as not only do we have our own money invested but also the money from some of our closest family and friends. We won't let them, or YOU down!
The hard part is over! Most Kickstarter projects are just an idea needing funding to get off the ground. We are already in the clouds! Our design is finished, we have already found our manufactures for both the bladder and the pack, dozens of samples have been created, tweaked, and tweaked again. We have our packaging supplier lined up, we know our market, and our business plan is set. We even have product reps already in line to take the DolfinPack to the entire United States.
Now we call upon your help! We need funding to get our first run of packs and bladders made; and that's it! With our awesome reward system you won't be disappointed with your pledge!
Risks and challenges
Any new design project faces uncertainty and risk. We have taken every measure possible to ensure we are providing the highest quality, practical and functional design to the market. Our design has been tested in dozens of sports and adventurous activities, throughout numerous weather conditions, and in multiple different environments both domestic and abroad. Professional athletes and everyday adventurers have put the Dolfin Pack through the rigors of daily use.
Many challenges arose during the prototype stage. How can we keep the bladder stationary? Where should the strap placement be for optimal support and comfort? That's just scratching the surface but with perseverance and rigorous testing we've accomplished our goal over a dozen prototypes later.
We have successfully designed and tested the DolfinPack and are ready to begin production. Through serious screening we have found manufactures we trust for both the packs and the bladders. We have tested multiple samples from each supplier and are more than satisfied with the quality and appearance.
The major legwork is done; our design is finalized, our business plan is set, we know our target market, and are ready to go wheels up. The only risk left is that we don't meet our target Kickstarter goal; and that won't happen with your help!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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