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$5,380
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 19 2018 7:49 PM UTC +00:00
$5,380
pledged of $57,836pledged of $57,836 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 19 2018 7:49 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Hood Rat Glass Co. was brainstormed after lots of golf and a few beers to design and develop beautiful beer mugs and high quality glassware.    These new designs will give you the best experience to enjoying your favor beverage. We believe our designs will revolutionize the way we drink. 

One Texas' best!  Doesn't it look tasty in the El Guapo?
One Texas' best! Doesn't it look tasty in the El Guapo?

What we are offering is our 1st mug design, The El Guapo, which has been submitted for a utility patent with the USPTO and the status is now patent pending. This new mug has so many unique ergonomic features in the design that it is far superior to any currently on the market.  The ease of use is unmistakable and you will enjoy using an El Guapo mug for every type of beverage and occasion.  The unique design characteristics provide a more relaxed drinking experience by raising the center of gravity, providing an enlarged handle, and an outer shell design with edges.  All these together reduce the pressure put on the arm and wrist while using a mug and therefore allow you to drink in comfort.

2 El Guapo's about to get filled up at Northside Drafthouse
2 El Guapo's about to get filled up at Northside Drafthouse

We currently have El Guapo mug prototypes in 22oz & 34oz which were hand blown into a steel mold.  The goal here is to generate enough Kickstarter backing to help purchase a full set of aluminum molds to produce a full production run of 30,000 pcs for the 22oz El Guapo.  If we can achieve this goal or possibly get way more than our target amount, We will be able to re-invest into the company, possibly get both sizes produced and create new prototypes that are already on the drawing board.

The positive responses and eagerness to purchase the prototypes has been amazing and overwhelming. With your help, We hope to see Hood Rat glassware proudly used worldwide. Thank you for the support.

Cheers!!

Evan Nash - The Chief Rat

Us at the NRA Show 2018 - Chicago
Us at the NRA Show 2018 - Chicago
Hood Rat Glass Co. Trucker hat.
Hood Rat Glass Co. Trucker hat.
Found at Oak Highlands brewery with a Hypocrite Saison
Found at Oak Highlands brewery with a Hypocrite Saison
Inside El Guapo
Inside El Guapo
Bottom Logo
Bottom Logo
34oz El Guapo mugs
34oz El Guapo mugs
Product testing. Ya know, research.
Product testing. Ya know, research.

Risks and challenges

As with any new product, we have many challenges ahead of us regarding a successful launch. One of the main issues we are trying to control is the protection of our unique design and therefore why we have gone through the painstaking process of acquiring a utility patent. While some might believe this is a waste of time on something like a glass mug, we politely disagree.

This whole venture has been our greatest risk. I personally have driven my wife and family crazy trying to create something from nothing. I believe in this mug and my desire to keep designing new glassware that excites. If the El Guapo Mug campaign is not funded, we hope to keep moving forward and trying other avenues to provide the world with great glassware.

Thank you very much for taking the time to learn about us and provide much needed support.

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    Cheers to you!

    We will salute you by raising a mug and include your name on our wall of backers montage.

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    (1) - El Guapo Beer Mug *Early Bird*

    (1) - 22oz El Gaupo Beer mug to enjoy and show off in front of your friends.

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    (1) - El Guapo Beer Mug

    (1) - 22oz El Gaupo Beer mug just for you to showcase on the mantle.

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    (2) - El Guapo Beer Mugs *Early Bird*

    (2) - 22oz El Gaupo mugs so you don't have to drink alone.

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    (2) - El Guapo Beer mugs

    Two of the award winning 22oz mugs. Voted on by only us so far, but it's still a victory in our book.

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    (4) El Guapo's and (2) HRGco hats

    A nice little package deal. 4 awesome mugs and 2 very stylish trucker hats to strut about town in.

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    (6) - El Guapo Beer Mugs *Early Bird*

    (6) - 22oz mugs for the house party that's about to happen.

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    (12) - El Guapo Beer Mugs *Best Value*

    Holy Smokes! When does your bar open? 12 slick HRG mugs coming to you.

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    Golf and Brewery Tour Day

    Join us for a rather normal Hood Rat weekend of awesome golf and and brewery tours around Dallas, TX. You will also receive 2 custom El Guapo mugs to fill up at each stop.

    Schedule of events:

    Saturday - We start out at the Hood Rat Glass Co. office then head out to local brew houses on a private bus, enjoying wonderful local Texas crafts and amazing food.

    Sunday - A mini Hood Rat golf tournament at a beautiful course with all sorts of fun activities and swag. All food and libations are included. It might be the best tournament to ever be a part of.

    (1 night Lodging & Travel costs to/from Dallas, TX is not included)

    April dates will be confirmed by 3/1/2019

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    (960) - El Guapo Mugs *Greatest Value*

    960 - 22oz El Guapo Beer Mugs for the anyone who would like to outfit their restaurant, brewery, start your own glassware distribution business or use them for target practice. Just make sure your recycle to glass pieces.

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Funding period

- (24 days)