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The World's First Winter Glove Designed For Dog Owners!
159 backers pledged CA$ 10,905 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT

The Walkease is the first ever winter glove designed by dog owners and dog lovers. We’ve all experienced those cold walks in the middle of winter. Not the most enjoyable experience. The Walkease was created to help make that cold winter walk a little more enjoyable. We’ve combined our love for dogs with quality, functionality, style and comfort to create the ultimate dog walking winter glove to get you through those long winter walks. The Walkease is the first of many products we hope to make at Best Friend Apparel!

PRODUCT DETAILS & FEATURES

  • Exterior- 100% polyester 
  • Interior- 100% polyester fleece 60% nylon & 40% PU micro fiber 
  • Waterproof 
  • Form fitting 
  • Balanced warmth and dexterity 
  • Extended wrist cuff increases coverage and warmth 
  • Two poop bag pockets on back of each glove 
  • Synthetic grip finger tips on each glove provides ease in opening bags 
  • Synthetic palm gripping provides maximum grip while holding leash 
  • Exterior fleece on thumb for sweat/runny nose 
  • NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM!

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WHO WE ARE

Best Friend Apparel is a lifestyle brand developed by dog owners and lovers, for dog owners and lovers. Best Friend Apparel was launched in 2017 with the creation of the Walkease gloves. As fellow dog owners, we all know how easy it is to spoil our little fur babies. Well, at Best Friend Apparel we feel as though you deserve it, too. Our little furry friends would want it that way! What separates us from other pet products is that we cater to you as dog owners and we don't sacrifice style, quality and comfort for functionality. Best Friend Apparel products are designed fur any occasion. Whether that be on a cold winter walk with your pup, or enjoying an evening out with friends. We've got got you covered. 

 **We never use any animal derived materials such as leather, fur or down.

PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

The Walkease was created to solve multiple issues all dog owners face while walking their dogs in cold temperatures.

1). PROBLEM- FLAWED BAG HOLDERS

We’ve all experienced the frustrations that come with the quality and functionality of most bag holders in the market.

  • They break easily
  • Velcro wear and tear 
  • Not easy to access the poop bag 
  • Unsure how many poop bags are left in the holder 
  • Inconvenient
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

 

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

The Walkease has two convenient pockets on the back of each glove to store bags. The pockets are big enough to store up to 2 bags per glove (4 in total). The pockets are hidden to keep that clean simple look. These pockets allow for easy access to the bags while on your walk. No more inconvenient holders hanging from your leash!

 

 

 

TWO HIDDEN POCKETS
TWO HIDDEN POCKETS

2). PROBLEM- OPENING BAGS

We’ve all been there.  You’re on a walk in the dead of winter, all bundled up and your dog does his/her business. In order to pickup the feces you’re forced to remove your winter glove, pull a bag out of your pocket/bag holder, lick your fingers in order to open the bag, all while your dog is pulling you to keep walking.  Let's hope you don't leave your glove behind.  

 

 

PROBLEM SOLVED

The Walkease has synthetic grip on the thumb, index finger and middle finger of each glove which allows you to open the bag without having to take off your glove. The synthetic material provides sufficient grip to open any bag without having to take off your glove and lick your fingers. You can now stay warm throughout your entire walk!

 

 

SYNTHETIC GRIP FINGER TIPS
SYNTHETIC GRIP FINGER TIPS

3). PROBLEM- PICKING UP FECES

Nobody likes the feeling of picking up feces. It’s a feeling no person should have to experience. Unfortunately bags are not thick enough to prevent you from feeling... you know.

PROBLEM SOLVED

With the ability to keep your glove on throughout the entire process, you no longer have to feel.. you know.  The glove allows enough hand dexterity that you can leave your glove on throughout the entire process.

4). PROBLEM- HOLDING ONTO YOUR LEASH

It’s inevitable. Your dog is going to pull on the leash. Whether he/she is chasing after a squirrel, another dog or simply just wants to get home in time for dinner. Not a lot of winter gloves have the palm grip to support such strength.

PROBLEM SOLVED

The Walkease is designed with palm grip to keep your leash in hand. Stop your dog from taking you on a walk and start taking him/her on a walk!

 

 

PALM GRIP TO HOLD LEASH
PALM GRIP TO HOLD LEASH

 

 

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Risks and challenges

We’ve worked closely with our factory to ensure our gloves can be manufactured on time. With new products though, there can be delays in manufacturing or fulfillment issues. We will make sure to keep you and other backers updated every step of the way.

We have already produced a handful of our gloves and have been extremely happy with each pair. There are zero issues or concerns with the quality of the product.

Thank you for your support!

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    Walkease- Super Early Bird

    Early backer special!

    Support us now and receive 40% off retail!

    Get one pair of Walkease

    Colours:
    Black

    Sizes:
    MEN- SM, MED, LRG,
    WOMEN- SM, MED, LRG
    **See size chart below

    **5% of all funds raised will go towards Save Our Scruff (Toronto based NFP dedicated to providing care and rehabilitation for stray, abandoned or displaced dogs)

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About US$ 27

    Walkease- Early Bird

    Support us now and receive 30% off retail!

    Get one pair of Walkease

    Colours:
    Black

    Sizes:
    MEN- SM, MED, LRG,
    WOMEN- SM, MED, LRG
    **See size chart below

    **5% of all funds raised will go towards Save Our Scruff (Toronto based NFP dedicated to providing care and rehabilitation for stray, abandoned or displaced dogs)

    Includes:
    • One pair of Walkease
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    Pledge CA$ 60 or more About US$ 46

    Walkease- Kickstarter Special

    Support us now and receive 40% off retail!

    Get two pairs of Walkease

    Colours:
    Black

    Sizes:
    MEN- SM, MED, LRG
    WOMEN- SM, MED, LRG
    **See size chart below

    **5% of all funds raised will go towards Save Our Scruff (Toronto based NFP dedicated to providing care and rehabilitation for stray, abandoned or displaced dogs)

    Includes:
    • Two pairs of Walkease
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge CA$ 90 or more About US$ 68

    Walkease- Kickstarter Special

    Support us now and receive 40% off retail!

    - Get three pairs of Walkease
    - We will feature your furry best friend in an upcoming Walkease post on our social pages
    - We will customize your Walkease to include your dog's name somewhere on the glove

    Colours:
    Black

    Sizes:
    MEN- SM, MED, LRG
    WOMEN- SM, MED, LRG
    **See size chart below

    **5% of all funds raised will go towards Save Our Scruff (Toronto based NFP dedicated to providing care and rehabilitation for stray, abandoned or displaced dogs)

    Includes:
    • Three pairs of Walkease
    • Dog model opportunity
    • Customized Walkease
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 17 backers
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