About this project
We've created the world's first foldable, easy to store, travel-friendly pullup bar. I'm thrilled to introduce you to Flexr.
Flexr works just like any other pullup bar, with one big difference: once you finish your workout, it folds up to a 2 ft by 1 ft by 6 inch form that's compact and easy to store.
Traditional pullup bars are bulky, difficult to store, and impossible to travel with. It's a bulky contraption that people handle with difficulty. It's something people have tolerated for too long - no more!
Hi - My name's Derek, I'm the co-founder of the Flexr pullup bar. I had two main problems with traditional pullup bars:
1) There's nowhere to store them. They just take up so much space.
2) They're impossible to travel with. Every time I went traveling, I had to break my workout routine.
Where do you put a pullup bar? Most of the time it looked like this - somewhere out of place:
That's why I decided to create the Flexr, the world's first foldable pullup bar.
Keeping up a consistent workout routine is difficult enough. It's even harder when you have to stop and restart your workout routine. Every time you break your routine, it makes it much more difficult to get things started again. Most people have to break their routine when they go traveling.
That's why I wanted to have a pullup bar that I could carry with me no matter where I went. Having a pullup bar that you can take with you anywhere you go makes it easy to keep up your routine - whether you're at home or in Africa.
The Flexr is a major upgrade over most other pullup bars - even if you're not traveling. Why?
Most pullup bars are so bulky that there's no practical place to put them. With Flexr, you can easily slip it under your bed or in a spare drawer. It goes from a "where do I put this thing?" to an afterthought.
So, how do you actually use the Flexr?
It's easy: just latch the pullup bar into your doorway. The sturdy top side lays on top of the door, while the door grips go on the other side.
Then you're ready to get started with your workout!
You're ambitious and adventurous. You want to enjoy life to the fullest and experience all that the world has to offer.
But you can’t do it unless you are taking care of your body and working out.
You can only work hard and play hard when you’ve got an abundance of energy and vitality from eating health and working out.
Using a pull-up bar is a great way to improve your workout. The problem is, common products on the market are ugly, hard to store and can’t easily be traveled with.
Most pull up bars force you to sacrifice your apartment space, and don’t travel well.
You shouldn’t need to make sacrifices when it comes to working out.
So, as product designers with over 10 years of experience, who have used dozens of pull-up bars in the past 15 years of our lives, we made something better.
Flexr is made of three light yet durable materials:
- The top door rest is made of injection molded plastic. That's the same stuff that iPhone cases are made from.
- The bars themselves are made from bent steel. The same type of steel used in steam ships.
- The center latch is made from aircraft-grade aluminum.
The entire pullup bar only weighs 6 pounds. You can slip it in your luggage, without tipping over those pesky airline weight limits.
Meet Derek & Eric, the founders of Flexr.
Derek and Eric have built many product businesses in the past, both on their own and as business partners.
Derek: Derek’s built a t-shirt company and a supplements company in the past. He’s intimately familiar with how to get products manufactured and shipped to customers.
He’s also traveled 28 countries, gotten chased by a bull while motorbiking India, and got bit by a monkey in Indonesia.
Eric: Eric used to manage digital marketing for one of the largest beer companies in the world. Before that he spent three years building the eCommerce systems for one of the worlds largest CPG companies. Since then, he’s started several eCommerce businesses of his own.
Eric has lived in the United States, Brazil, London, Bali, Thailand and has traveled to over 20 countries.
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Yes, we ship to frequent travelers.
Digital nomad living in Chiang Mai, Barcelona or Costa Rica? We got you covered.
We can ship your pullup bar anywhere in the world, and only ask for your address as we're about to ship it. That way, even if you're not sure where you'll be by the time we're ready to ship, you'll still be able to get your Flexr.
If you're unsure where you'll be when you receive the Flexr, just select U.S. shipping for now. You'll pay the difference in shipping costs once we're actually shipping the product.
We're projecting a ship date of January 2018. Just in time for New Year's resolutions!
Risks and challenges
Nobody wants to wait longer than necessary for a product they're excited about. We've worked very hard to get this product as close to fulfillment as possible, before going to Kickstarter. That said, here are the risks we see moving forward:
MANUFACTURING: Because the Flexr uses similar parts to other fitness products, most of it can be manufactured fairly easily. However, the folding top bracket and the weight bearing bottom clip are injection molded plastic and casted aluminum. Creating the tooling and castings for these two parts generally takes about 30 days, and this is where delays can happen. We're working with manufacturers with a history of prompt delivery to minimize that possibility.
PRODUCT CHANGES: As the Flexr gets closer to final production, there will likely be some minor improvements made to the final product. These will always be made with the end user in mind. Any changes we make will be communicated to you prior to receiving the product, and we'll always let you know exactly why and how the product was changed.
Our team has experience shipping products to thousands of customers in over a dozen different countries. That said, unforseen circumstances can occur that can cause delays in shipping. To reduce that risk, we've identified specific logistics providers we want to work with, and have already began the process of setting up shipping with them.
Claims in the video are not finalized and may change through the manufacturing process.
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