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Designed for all water sports, this high-performance rashguard automatically inflates with the pull of its ripcord
Designed for all water sports, this high-performance rashguard automatically inflates with the pull of its ripcord
186 backers pledged $32,755 to help bring this project to life.

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HERO: The Inflatable Rash Guard

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 HERO inflatable rash guards have a built-in inflation chamber that expands on both sides of your chest and across the shoulders. The inflation chamber is located within a double lining so it’s very comfortable to wear. The shirt can be automatically activated via a small CO2 cartridge. 

The HERO inflatable rash guard is perfect for recreational or competitive use. Anyone who loves the water should have a HERO. It is perfect for competitive events like kite surfing, windsurfing, stand up paddle, dragon boat racing, etc. If you’re going to be in the water, do it safely with your HERO. 

If it doesn’t feel good, you won’t wear it. That’s why we made sure the HERO Inflatable Rash guard is incredibly comfortable and great looking. A blend of 80% polyester and 20% lycra with “Flat Lock” seams and double lining makes for a soft, light and wearable HERO that moves as you do. 

John is a proud husband and father of two girls. He’s also a director and founder of Hero Products with his cousin Peter Oliver. Over the years John has owned and run several businesses, but none quite as exciting as Hero Products. 

John’s love of the water comes from spending childhood summers on the beach — which often involved participation in a wide range of water sports. Now John has dedicated himself to making activities in the water safer with the HERO Inflatable Rash Guard.

Peter Oliver is a director and co-founder of Hero Products. Peter and his cousin John have worked together in a variety of small businesses over the years. 

Peter spent 20 years working as a professional firefighter before John approached Peter about the HERO Inflatable Rash Guard. Peter’s thoughts immediately went to the time he and his family spend Dragon Boating and the safety of his fellow competitors.

Risks and challenges

We have strong relationships with our manufacturers. We have been working with them for the past 3 years making several prototypes whilst improving our product. We have made sure they have the skills required to produce our product and the ability to supply on mass. We understand the lead time required for the production of the base materials and assembly time of the final product. We have strong manufacturing contracts in place. These contracts give us assurance our product will be produced to the highest standards, on time, ready for despatch to our supporters by the expected delivery date.

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    Hero Rash Guard w/ Inflatable Vest + 2 x Cartridges (RRP $209)

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