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Never Lose Your Lid™ with the Sidewinder insulated magnetic water bottle. Keep your HOT drinks hot & COLD ones cold for HOURS. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 27, 2014.

Never Lose Your Lid™ with the Sidewinder insulated magnetic water bottle. Keep your HOT drinks hot & COLD ones cold for HOURS.

About this project

If you missed out on the Vacuum Insulated Magnetic Sidewinder Project here on Kickstarter, no problem. You can continue to order bottles and cups over on the Liquid Hardware web site HERE

Hi Backers,

Like many of us, I enjoy my iced drinks cold and my hot drinks the temperature I poured them. Enter, the Sidewinder™ Bottle.  It keeps you HOT, COLD, and CONNECTED for hours with its vacuum-insulated construction and magnetic tether system. And just how many hours you ask? Well, the double-walled, no sweat, stainless construction keeps HOT drinks hot for 6-8 hours and COLD ones cold for 24. And no mess or aftertaste; this little vessel is made from food-grade stainless steel! Enjoy coffee, tea, juice, protein drinks--or even a microbrew--a quick wash and then segue seamlessly to water.

       The Sidewinder is one of the only

       Zero BPA bottles on the market!

Seriously!  No matter what  you chose to put in the Sidewinder, whether it's water, juice, energy drink, or beer it will never come in contact with any potentially toxic plastic chemicals found in other bottles.  The Sidewinder™ bottle is made with food grade 18/8 stainless, and we have made the lid with BPA free #5 material. To make sure that you and your family stay healthy and safe, we have taken extra precaution and added a one piece silicone seal in the lid ensuring your liquids do not touch plastics. The result is one of the safest bottles available anywhere; ZERO contact  with questionable toxic plastics and chemicals. Chose a reward to the right, so you can join the movement to Zero BPA™ in your bottles and cups and be confident your drinks are free of toxic chemicals. Here's to your health!

 Find out more about "The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics" in the latest issue of Mother Jones news here

NEVER LOSE YOUR LID

             New  Finish choice added!

                     Stainless Swirl!

   

If you're like me, you have lost your lid once or twice before and possibly have a drawer full of lid-less bottles. The Sidewinder™ vacuum insulated bottle comes with our US patented and international patent pending magnetic tether system that will help you to Never Lose Your Lid™.  Unlike tethers that eventually break and get in the way, or hinges that snap, the Sidewinder's magnetic tether system will never break or wear out- just unthread the Sidewinder's lid and place it close to the stainless collar at the bottle's top and the magnetic tether system automatically connects.  I have made many prototypes and spent many years perfecting the pull force between the bottle and the lid, the results are now in a magnetic tether system that is easy enough to remove but also strong enough to withstand everyday knocks and bumps.

All Sidewinder™ bottles come with a silicone over mold on the face of the rare earth magnet that's attached to the lid. The silicone keeps the lid from spinning around when you attach the lid to the Quick Stick Zone™ on the bottle's collar. Additionally, when the lid is threaded onto the bottle and you need a quick place to stash Sidewinder™, simply find some metal and attach it. The patent pending combination of a friction surface on the magnet's face and the magnet's pull force allow the Sidewinder™ to magnetically stick to most metal surfaces when the lid is threaded onto the bottle. This means you can stick your bottle to your refrigerator (as long as it's not stainless), filing cabinet at work, gym equipment when you're working out, playground equipment, dry erase board, tool box or the side of your truck or car. The combination of the pull force of the rare earth magnet and the coefficient of friction from the silcone create a very strong resistance against sliding on metal surfaces.

In a survival situation, lost in the woods for example, you can swipe a piece of metal wire across the face of a magnet and then float the straight magnetized metal wire on a leaf, preferably in a still pool of water, and it will point to magnetic north or south to create an emergency compass. Well, because the Sidewinder™ lid floats you can set it upside down in water, and the lid will point to magnetic north or south helping point your way home. If you have a Liquid Hardware bottle, you will essentially always have an emergency compass with you.

I have designed the Sidewinder™ to be the most reliable, safe and easy to use reusable bottle on the market. The Sidewinder™ is made from food grade 18/8 stainless steel - this is the same stainless used in the dairy, brewing and medical fields. It's easily hand cleaned with soap and water and holds no smell or aftertaste. It's not recommended to put any vacuum insulated container in the dishwasher. The silicone seal on the lid is one piece and is easily removed and cleaned if needed. The Sidewinder's lid is #5 PP and BPA free, the use of silicone as the seal and insulating layer means your drink will never come in contact with anything but stainless steel and food grade silicone. The silicone seal in the lid also acts as the insulation for the lid to keep your drink hot or cold for hours. Silicone has some amazing insulation properties, think silicone oven mitts. The Quick Stick Zone™ is where the lid can be magnetically tethered to the stainless collar at the bottle's top. It has a ferromagnetic stainless band (metal that is magnetic) embedded between the inner and outer 18/8 stainless bottle walls that allows the magnet to attach. The Sidewinder™ is extremely easy to use while drinking, refilling, and drying with the lid magnetically out of the way on the bottle's side. It has a sophisticated but simple design that is reliable.The magnetic tether will never break, and it will help you to Never Lose Your Lid™.

If you choose a pledge level that includes a graphic for a bottle, or a bottle and 14er cup set, you will be able to select your graphic from our laser graphic library once this project successfully funds...

Dragonfly set

Guitar set

Once we receive the bottles at our Victor shop, we can laser etch any graphic on any color bottle.The graphic is revealed as stainless. Laser graphics on the 14er stainless cup and brushed stainless Sidewinder bottle are a flat black patina that will never wear off. The heat of the laser changes the patina of the stainless steel. Slate black patina and sandblasting is also completed in Victor, Idaho.

       Butterfly set                       Tree set      

 Wave set

 Sandblasted stainless  bike cog

 Black Oxide Patina

Black Oxide Patina is applied at our shop in Victor Idaho. The warm slate black finish is achieved with a 7 step process. We start with sandblasting, followed with sanding and then a patina solution is hand rubbed on to build a very warm slate black patina. The process allows the nickel and chrome in the stainless to be pushed below the surface for several days allowing the patina to take hold on the surface of the stainless steel.  Very beautiful old world look.

Sidewinder magnet colors

The Sidewinder bottle will come with the standard gray silicone magnet  but will be available in 3 more color options if we can reach our 750 Backers Stretch Goal.....

 Liquid Hardware®  Hats

Why I need your help

I will use the funds from this project to help pay for the tooling, production, shipping, Kickstarter fees, Amazon credit card fees and Liquid Hardware funding.  Here is a breakdown of what the funds from each bottle will go towards.

 STRETCH GOALS...

 TIMELINE AND PRODUCTION PLANS

A special thank you to:

Music credit: Marco Bittelli for the use of his song Sv from the album Alba. Available on iTunes. 

Video credit: Jackson Tisi Cinema

Skiing credit: Daniel Tisi

I would truly appreciate any support you can give, even if it is as simple as spreading the word about this project on Facebook, a tweet on twitter, telling your friends, family or co-workers about my project. Thank You!

Liquid Hardware's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liquid-Hardware-Never-lose-your-lid/231912343527741

Risks and challenges

I have completed several production runs for the non-insulated Outrigger with the same manufacturer that I am using for the vacuum insulated Sidewinder bottle. We have a very good working relationship to get things right.

I feel confident that everything will go as planned for this production run, but problems can and do happen. I have made 70 prototypes of these bottles to work through any issues ahead of full production. I am a very detail-oriented person and feel I will be able to correct problems and find solutions if they happen. The risks for the project include the project shipping later than the projected June 2014 date if there are any last minute changes to the tooling that need to be made, problems in production or if there is a shipping strike. I promise to keep backers updated on any changes to the production and fulfillment plan that might occur and as progress towards fulfillment is achieved.

Thank you for your support!

Health, happiness and hydration,
Steve Kitto
Founder Liquid Hardware

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FAQ

  • Yes, the Sidewinder™ bottle is BPA free and one of the safest reusable bottles on the market. The bottle is made from 18/8 or 304 food grade stainless steel and the lid is made from #5 PP BPA free material. We have also taken an extra precaution by adding a silicone seal inside the lid, this seal prevents the liquid inside the bottle from ever contacting any questionable plastic. All of this makes the Sidewinder™ truly a BPA and toxin free bottle. the Sidewinder™ is one of the safest bottles on the market . We call it a Zero BPA™ bottle. Make a pledge and join the movement to Zero BPA™ or check us out over at www.liquidhardware.com

    Health, happiness and hydration
    Steve

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  • Most bike frames are not made from steel these days so the bottle won't stick to them. Even if your bike is made from steel the Sidewinder would fall off once you start to ride. The magnet in the lid of the Sidewinder is strong and was made to resist the downward pull of gravity when stuck to stationary objects like your frig, file cabinet, gym equipment, car, metal pole, tool box even most white boards at work. It should not be attached to a car or a bike when you are riding or driving it will most likely fall off.

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  • Yes! I can custom laser etch your logo onto your Sidewinder bottle. All I need is a .eps , .ai or jpg logo file. Please send me a message and we can arrange for your file transfer.

    If you have already pledged just add $5 to your pledge amount for a custom logo option.

    If you haven't pledged yet please add $5 to any pledge for a custom laser etched logo.

    Steve

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  • Once the Sidewinder is funded and you have pledged we will be sending out a questionnaire asking what color(s) you would like for your bottle and magnet.

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    Early Bird Hydration. *1 Sidewinder bottle in the color of your choice (Black Oxide patina finish & sandblasted finish not included. See below) Shipping: FREE US / $15 International. NOTE: You will be able to choose your bottle color once this project is successfully funded.

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    *1 Sidewinder bottle in the color of your choice (Black Oxide patina finish & sandblasted finish not included. See below) Shipping: FREE US/ $15 International. NOTE: You will be able to choose your bottle color once this project is successfully funded.

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    * 1 Sidewinder Bottle in the color of your choice + Graphic. (Black Oxide patina finish & sandblasted finish not included. See below)
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    * 1 Sidewinder bottle + graphic & 14er cup + graphic. (Black Oxide patina finish & sandblasted finish not included. See below) Shipping: FREE US/ $25 International * Note: You will be able to choose your bottle color & graphics once this project is successfully funded.

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    * 1 Sidewinder bottle in Black Oxide patina finish or sandblasted stainless + graphic. Shipping: FREE US/ $15 International
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    * NEW REWARD 1 Sidewinder bottle in Sandblasted and Stainless Swirl. Shipping: FREE US/ $15 International NOTE: You will bend able to choose a Black oxide patina or sandblasted stainless finish & your graphic once this project is successfully funded.

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    *1 Sidewinder bottle with Black Oxide patina or Sandblasted stainless + graphic & 14er cup + graphic. Shipping: FREE US/ $25 International. NOTE: You will be able to choose a Black oxide patina or sandblasted stainless finish & your graphic once this project is successfully funded.

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    *1 Sidewinder bottle + graphic & 14er cup + graphic & Liquid Hardware hat (for Black Oxide patina or sandblasted stainless finish add $10 to pledge amount ) Shipping: FREE US/ $25 International. * NOTE: You will be able to choose your bottle color, graphic & hat once this project is successfully funded.

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    Sidewinder magnetic 2 bottle set with 2 different graphics & 2 different bottle colors (for a Black Oxide patina finish or Sandblasted stainless add $10 to pledge amount) Note: bottles are custom set up so the 2 bottles in this set connect magnetically to each other - 1 north and 1 south pole magnet, makes it easy to carry 40oz. with one hand. Shipping: FREE US / $30 International. NOTE: You will be able to choose your bottle colors and graphics once this project is successfully funded.

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    Sidewinder magnetic 2 bottle set + 2 14er cups with 2 different graphics & 2 different bottle colors (for a Black Oxide patina finish or Sandblasted stainless add $10 to pledge amount) Note: bottles are custom set up so the 2 bottles in this set connect magnetically to each other - 1 north and 1 south pole magnet, makes it easy to carry 40oz. with one hand. Shipping: FREE US / $45 International. NOTE: You will be able to choose your bottle colors and graphics once this project is successfully funded.

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    Health, happiness & hydration! Evolution of Liquid Hardware set. Exclusive to Kickstarter only! - 1 original Outrigger non-insulated (You will receive one of our remaining original magnetic Outrigger bottles in a random color) - 1 second generation Outrigger non-insulated bottle (you will receive one of our new Outriggers with the new silicone magnet, bottle in light blue, red, green or brushed stainless) - *1 Sidewinder bottle in the color of your choice. (for Black Oxide patina or sandblasted stainless add $10 to pledge amount) + 14er brushed stainless steel cup + LH hat. Shipping: FREE US/ $45 International: * NOTE you will be able to choose your Sidewinder color & hat once this project is successfully funded.

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    I will design a logo for your next corporate or social event then laser etch your new or existing logo onto your Sidewinder bottles and 14er cups. Please contact me for further details. The possibilities are endless! This pledge level will be well worth contacting me to find out the details....

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