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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 19 2014
$1,130
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 19 2014

About

1. WHAT IS RUNBAND?

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RUNBAND is a unique line of utility packs dedicated to those engaging in high energy activities.

Where backpacks, vests, and belts weigh you down, constrict your movement, and shake up your gear, RUNBAND's barely-there designs will keep you aerodynamic and light on your feet. 

SEE RUNBAND IN BBOY ACTION!

Our pioneering approach utilizes compression technology as opposed to traditional Velcro, buckles, snaps, or straps (all bulky weak points discovered in time).

 While RUNBAND was started by a runner, these packs have evolved into much more than just a runner's necessity. The ELITE & SCOUT stay secure, stay out of the way, and carry just enough gear to keep you as agile as possible.

RUNBAND ELITE: HIGH VISIBILITY & HYDRATION FOR THE URBAN ADVENTURER.

RUNBAND SCOUT: MORE GEAR. MORE NATURE. LESS PEOPLE.

2. WHY PLEDGE NOW?

For its size & space, RUNBAND is unmatched in utility, and that will always be our aim. By pledging now, you are investing in the perfect fit ELITE or SCOUT. Few companies (if any) have ever offered the chance to have a custom utility pack designed around YOU!

With THREE simple measurements, your new favorite pack is perfect!


You have no worry about fitting a general size!

While pre-release RUNBAND ZERO. packs do cost more than 1.0 models, you side-step the dreaded sizing game, and get your ELITE or SCOUT months before the rest of the world!

For us, your custom measurements will help ensure we build a solid foundation of general sizing for our 1.0 release. By physically overseeing local manufacturing, (and having personally made every RUNBAND prototype) we can determine very quickly what sizing adjustments will become necessary.

Your pledge also ensures our small business is up and running by spring. We are a Mother and Son team with materials to buy, an advertising campaign to build, and manufacturing contracts to sign.

It's no secret that manufacturing in the United States is expensive, but our family has been in the sewing industry for generations, and we are passionate about remaining American made.

Our lifelong knowledge and industry connections will allow us to keep RUNBAND packs affordable, while maintaining the high standards of an American Made product. Our family has been doing this stuff for years!

3. WHERE DID RUNBAND COME FROM?

While training for a 5k, and spending more and more time outdoors, Cameron became unsatisfied with his options for storage while engaged in high energy activities.

Looking for a necessary solution, Cameron recruited his mother, a former manager at an electrician's tool belt manufacturing company (with 30+ years of professional sewing under her belt) to help him devise an alternative.

4. WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF RUNBAND?

Our goal is to continually improve the designs of our packs while pioneering the concept of personal storage. Whether it be holding more water or more gear, we are always working towards designs that maximize the small spaces our packs occupy. 

Even inverted, this RUNBAND SCOUT (and everything in it) stays secure!

Several of our non-arm utility packs are in various stages of development. As demand for our designs grow, we will be utilizing our revolutionary concepts with other amazing body packs. Our no jiggle, low weight, high functioning packs are going to change what adventurers' expect when carrying their gear! 


5. WHAT COLORS WILL BE AVAILABLE?

THE ELITE PACK COMES IN SIX BRIGHT COLORS.

THE SCOUT PACK COMES IN FIVE COVER OPTIONS.


6. PLEDGE REWARDS! 

Risks and challenges

SOURCING MATERIALS: All fabric components are easily procured from overseas. Materials must be purchased in high volume, but the textiles are absolutely accessible. Our goal has always been to stay as American Made as possible, so our challenge here at RUNBAND is to create hydration packs with as many American made materials as possible.

PRODUCTION: This is where RUNBAND really has our strength! Our family has been in the sewing and manufacturing industry for generations. RUNBAND’s production manager has more than 30 years experience in sewing. She has had her own contract sewing company, as well as managed an electrician’s tool belt manufacturing facility. Our connections in sourcing, sewing, and large volume fabric cutting were established many years ago.

While RUNBAND plans to manufacture our line of ergonomic packs in Ogden Utah, a Salt Lake City facility that has a 20+ year business relationship with our family will be contracted to manufacture the bulk of initial orders to ensure all of our investors receive their RUNBANDs this spring. Over time, as we establish ourselves in Ogden, we will move production there.

SHIPPING ON TIME: Most all of the materials have already been sourced. Raw materials will be sent to our fabric cutting facility, and then to the sewing shop in Salt Lake City. With our production line set, we have the ability to produce customized RUNBANDs at large volume with a quick turnaround.

Lines of communication to other facilities have already begun in anticipation of RUNBAND’s success. Should any line in the chain break, these additional connections will begin relief manufacturing. Should initial need exceed one facility, dual facility production will be considered.

CHILD SIZES: Because the bottle occupies a necessary amount of space, arms with a circumference of less than 11" will require a modification of the RUNBAND bicep and tricep pockets.

We will address bottle size with our manufacturer and find a way to have an appropriately functional band for smaller arms as soon as possible!

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    FAMILY & FRIENDS: You know who you are! Thank you for making the time to help us.

    To you, we will send updates and a special thank you e-mail in honor of your act of encouragement.

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    RUNBAND STARTER: An American made, Eco-friendly & puncture resistant collapsible bottle with RUNBAND logo in black or camouflage. Also included in your RUNBAND starter is a ZERO. CLUB window decal.

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    RUNBAND STARTER PLUS: A RUNBAND preferred bottle in black or camouflage, a ZERO. CLUB window decal, and your choice of ELITE ZERO. or SCOUT ZERO. headband.

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    ELITE ZERO BASIC PACK: A limited edition, tailor-made ELITE ZERO. A RUNBAND preferred bottle in black, and a ZERO. CLUB window decal.

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    SCOUT ZERO. BASIC PACK: A limited edition, custom built SCOUT ZERO. A RUNBAND preferred bottle in camouflage, and a ZERO. CLUB window decal.

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    ELITE ZERO. PLUS PACK: A tailor-made ELITE ZERO., (2) RUNBAND preferred bottles in black, an ELITE ZERO. headband in white, and a ZERO. CLUB WINDOW DECAL.

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    SCOUT ZERO. PLUS PACK: A custom built SCOUT ZERO., (2) RUNBAND preferred bottles in camouflage, a SCOUT ZERO. headband in black, and a ZERO. CLUB WINDOW DECAL.

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    ELITE ZERO. HIGH PACK: A tailor-made ELITE ZERO., (2) RUNBAND preferred bottles in black, an ELITE ZERO. headband in white, a "HOUSE OF ELITE" performance t-shirt, and a ZERO. CLUB WINDOW DECAL.

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    SCOUT ZERO. HIGH PACK: A custom built SCOUT ZERO., (2) RUNBAND preferred bottles in camouflage, an SCOUT ZERO. headband in white, a "HOUSE OF SCOUT" performance t-shirt, and a ZERO. CLUB WINDOW DECAL.

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Funding period

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