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Grizzly Guardian® - INSULATED STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE

Lifetime guaranteed single use plastic substitution solution that plants trees and gives back!

Grizzly Guardian® - INSULATED STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE

Lifetime guaranteed single use plastic substitution solution that plants trees and gives back!

£581
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 3 2019 12:22 PM UTC +00:00

About

We are Grizzly Guardian, a two man (Ryan and Ash) small business looking to try and make a difference with our sustainable products, hard work ethic and kind kindred souls. We want to give people the opportunity to purchase a great product that will last a lifetime while positively changing the world we live in. 

We started our business just under two years ago investing all our hard earned pennies from being teachers into manufacturing 500 prototypes of two products to test our chosen market, understand our typical customer profile and generate social proof of our concept. 

First boxed GG products with their proud owners (Ash and Ryan)
First boxed GG products with their proud owners (Ash and Ryan)

We have had no financial backing, outside investment or monetary help. We have generated a significant buzz with our products, gaining hundreds of happy customers, an Amazon Choice Product badge and some excellent feedback, giving us confidence in our plight. Check out a few happy customers below who range from vets to thrill-seekers and everything in between:

From video editing, website designing to marketing and promoting we have worked tirelessly to develop our brand and bottle; we are not simply trying to sell a product to people, we are trying to sell a new way of thinking and an alternative belief mechanism in hope to reduce one of today's biggest environmental concerns.

Through the funding we hope to achieve with this campaign, we aim to continue the manufacture and promotion of our alternative to plastic bottles. Our lifelong guaranteed flask that can act as an thermally efficient container, a sports bottle and a camping flask all in one design which can be reused over and over again; thus reducing the use of plastic bottles which are so widely accepted as the single most contributor to pollution in our seas.

Unfortunately, we do not have the capital to re-order and appropriately market our bottle, as the original prototypes were a non-profit exploration. Our original launch was extremely successful, however, a nonviable continuation without financial backing from hopefully some like-minded people who want an excellent product, that will stand the test of time and speak volumes about a more sustainable future.

Our Partners

We are very proud to be partnered with Trees for Cities, the only UK organisation working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. To date, they have planted over 800,000 trees across the globe. This means you can be rest assured that our bottles are not only a great substitution to plastic but they are also positively impacting the number of trees around the world.  

Making a sustainable product is not just about the product itself but what the purchasing of it says about our brand and this is why this partnership is so important to us and one we continue to grow. The decision to buy our product is not just about receiving an awesome shiny bottle, it's about creating a sustainable change and supporting the people trying to put back piece by piece what we have taken over the years from this planet.

Check out this video from one of their recent events...

The Grizzly Guardian Thermal Bottle

Our flask is not only guaranteed for life but it also has amazing thermal qualities, thanks to the double walled design and vacuum function. It has been tried and tested in the freezing temperatures of the French Alps, the dizzy heights of Machu Picchu and the boggy marshes of the Brecon Beacons.

The stainless steel is of an extremely high grade (18/8) which stands the test of time and in sanitary terms is a much better option than plastic. It is double walled and vacuum insulated which gives it excellent thermal efficient qualities and allows it to be filled with soup and stored next to your favourite chocolate bar without melting it.

Specifications

Material: 
BPA free, 18/8, 304 grade double walled stainless steel/bamboo
Capacity: 500ml
Weight: 600g
Height: 35cm
Length: 10cm
Width 10cm
           

Testimonials

"I brought this product on the of chance. I was looking for a good quality re-usable flask and it's as good as it says it is. I got it just in time for the cold snap we've just had and thought i would put it to the test. I took it out with me the other day filled with tea and was out for a good 4 maybe 5 hours with the wife being big kids sledging. Throughout that whole time in the cold weather this flask kept our tea nice and hot which kept us warm and keep being big kids...I REALLY RECOMMEND THIS FLASK/SPORTS BOTTLE TO TRY FOR YOURSELF!" Adam, Northampton 

"Amazing bottle. It kept a drink cold all day despite it being the hottest day of the year." Anna W, Bolton 

"Very happy for the quality of this product, it comes with a sports cap which is handy for use in the gym. This is the second product I have brought from grizzly guardian and both times I have been very happy." Yazmin, Poland 

Company Testimonials

"Grizzly Guardian are a buy right, buy once company" 

Why buy our bottle?  

Our bottle is a premium branded product that has a lifetime guarantee; robust, reliable, responsibly sourced materials and produced with consideration to reduce overall environmental impact. The consumer will be making a smart, guilt free product purchase.

Recycling of such plastics is being pushed by governments and environment regulatory bodies around the world with some making statements that there could be official laws/acts passed to respond to the problem. People often talk about recycling being a move forward and while we acknowledge it's importance we feel the most effective steps are surely to stop using it in the first place.

Even if you don't use single use plastics and you own a reusable sports bottle like below, the bacteria and germs they harvest alone is astounding and reason enough to make the swap to a bacteria free, high grade, stainless steel bottle like ours. 

We feel if enough people take a small step (like making a transition from plastic to our bottle), it will have a positive impact on the world we live in. This encourages ethical product purchasing to move towards a more sustainable future.

Did you know countries like New Zealand, Jamaica and Thailand are banning the importation of certain single use plastics?

Check out this video below of micro plastics in the sea caused by plastic pollution.

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With your funding we will have a chance to evoke a differing thought process in peoples buying habits of liquid storage units. In return for your contribution you will receive outstanding branded products that we have put our heart and soul into designing, implementing and marketing. You will help to create a positive change for people and the planet.

Thank you for taking time to read our story and we look forward to your custom. 

 Mega Grizzly Package

We are offering a limited number of backers the opportunity to hold two GG products, this means not only will you get the amazing thermal bottle but also our top selling camping kettle as reviewed by international surfer Brad Foster.

Note - we have since re-manufactured the lid to be tight and only release when pulled...we listen to our customers. 

Kettle Details

The Grizzly Guardian Camping Kettle is made with the highest quality anodized aluminium with ABS plastic for thermal insulation on the handles. This allows it to be light (308g), hard wearing and extremely long lasting; no need to buy a new one, for each new expedition.  

Our kettle is 1.5 litres in capacity which allows a generous sized tea or coffee for the whole team; no need to keep filling and re-boiling much to the disappointment of your camping buddies. Don't make your turn on the tea/coffee round more of a chore than necessary, get the Grizzly Guardian kettle now.   

The Grizzly Guardian Camping Kettle heats up over 30% quicker than a standard camping kettle meaning more time relishing in the breath taking views with a fresh cuppa and less time being frustrated with the water for not boiling. This is due to the heat exchanger centralising the heat and therefore using less gas and decreasing boil time.

Risks and challenges

Missing the deadline - We have worked with a number of Chinese manufacturers now (we even flew to Zurich to meet them) to ensure our products are the best build quality, made from responsible sourced materials and are guaranteed for delivery by the date specified for this project. We have agreed with our manufacturer a sensible time frame for the units we anticipate with our target and then have added a percentage as a safety precaution.

Not achieving - This is a very real prospect and probably our biggest risk but we are going to push this as hard as we can using all our resources and putting logical processes with timed outcomes into action to maximise our chances. Not only is this something close to our hearts but it’s something we have put an enormous amount of personal labour into; we will work tirelessly to get this off the ground.

Order surplus - In the fortunate yet potentially risky outcome of us over achieving our target we could be left with an excessive order request. We have spoken in detail with our manufacturer and they have assured us that they could produce 10,000 units a month easily and with our given project timeframe that allows us a 2900% surplus buffer, which even if we are being super optimistic is very unlikely to occur.

Trademark - We have now fully trademarked our brand in five differing sectors across our niche for which the product will be sold thus eliminating the potential of any trademark infringements or legal cases; this is our brand, we are the owners and no one can legally replicate it.

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    Membership to the Grizzly Family

    Welcome aboard...

    If you are going to be a bear you might as well be a Grizzly, show your inner beast, become part of our crew and show your support and love for Grizzly Guardian.

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    Grizzly Guardian Mug

    Every time you have a drink this high quality, GG branded mug you can be reminded of the fantastic choice you made to get behind a small business here in the sunny UK.

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    Early Bird Grizzly Special

    Get the amazing bottle that has been manufactured to the highest standard with the most sustainable sourced materials. A brand, 'Grizzly Guardian', who stand for what they believe in; making a product that offers a better choice for the consumer and environment they live in.

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    • Lifetime Guaranteed Thermal Bottle
    • Sustainable Bamboo/Stainless Steel Screw Lid
    • Thermal Efficient Cover
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    • Huge Appreciation from Grizzly Guardians Ash and Ryan
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    Mega GRIZZLY Combo

    For a limited number of people we will include our super camping kettle with the bottle so you can fully immerse yourself in Grizzly products. Our kettle is an absolute smash kit with sales across Europe with its super light weight design, easy pour spout and fast heating design. It truly is a special piece of kit and we are proud to offer it in tandem with our bottle.

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    • Lifetime Guaranteed Thermal Bottle
    • Grizzly Guardian 1.5L Anodised Aluminium Camping Kettle
    • Sustainable Bamboo/Stainless Steel Screw Lid
    • Thermal Efficient Cover
    • A special kind of love from the deepness of our hearts
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    The Ultimate Grizzly Package

    When we tested our first 500 we had so many people buy a bottle for themselves, and then a family member or friend. Don't be shy, let everyone in on the secret.

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    • Sustainable Bamboo/Stainless Steel Screw Lid
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    Grizzly Guardian Thermal Bottle

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    • Luxury Presentation Case
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