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Last updated January 17, 2019

Pants-on-Pants | World's Only Convenient Snow Pants

Keep both feet on the ground, just wrap around the waist and zip up, like a jacket for legs. Stay toasty outdoor, dress freely indoor.

Pants-on-Pants | World's Only Convenient Snow Pants

Keep both feet on the ground, just wrap around the waist and zip up, like a jacket for legs. Stay toasty outdoor, dress freely indoor.

$16,394
pledged of $ 30,000pledged of $ 30,000 goal
93
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 26 2018 6:26 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 17, 2019

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"When I go out, I have a jacket for my upper body, but how about my legs?"

"Walk fast."

I moved to Duluth, MN two years go.  Winter here is very cold, often -20°F (-29°C) with 20 mile/h (32 km/h) gust. The  "Walk fast." solution is not a good one. You really cannot walk fast on snow and ice with boots on.  And the coldest moment is when you sit on the seat of a cold-soaked car after a full day of work. There got to be a better way.

Innovation

I started sketching. After several sketches I cut a pair of used pajamas. After running out of used pajamas I made a prototype using wool fabric with the help of a seamstress. I used it everyday during my second winter in Duluth. I was warm and my weight bump reduced from 10 lbs the first winter to 3 lbs the second winter. Then people asked me where to buy one.

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Make It A Product

The decision to mass produce pants-on-pants was a leap of faith. Now instead of just my needs, I needed to consider the needs of EVERY USER.  I quickly established a professional team.  We overhauled the selections of fabrics and accessories.  We brainstormed, experimented and tested every feature.

One distinguished feature is the front long slant openings.  We knew we did not need pockets for pants-on-pants because everything is in the pockets of inner pants.  I did not have these openings on my first prototype. Every time it was a struggle to reach the keys, cellular phone and wallets in the pockets of my Khakis. These two openings also serve as vents for indoor duration, such as shopping at supermarkets.  We also have two openings at the back for men because many men put their wallets on back pockets.

 

Men's Size
Men's Size

Another important feature is the waist size adjustment mechanism. It also serves as the waist release mechanism to pull down the pants when using toilet.  We liked the hook and loop fasteners for its convenience and conformance to waistband. However the abrasiveness of traditional hook and loop fasteners does not meet our standard.  We searched and tested extensively until we found a modern version which was smooth to human touch.

Men's Weight
Men's Weight

The choices of fabrics are major decisions.  We knew superior durability, 100% windproof, waterproof and breathable were musts for shell fabric.  We did not like the stiffness and weight of traditional shell fabrics.  We launched a major campaign with many suppliers to find the right fabrics, and eventually made a custom-engineered fabric with a supplier.

 

Women's Size
Women's Size

The insulation is the reason for this pants.  3M Thinsulate™ is our choice due to its superior performance and durability.  My personal experience told me the coldest moment was sitting on the seat of a cold-soaked car.  We doubled the insulation in the butt area. Now my butt is always warm!

Women's Weight
Women's Weight

To further strengthen this pants, we added extra protections to the critical areas. The hems and the cuff guard are both made of 250D Cordura™ fabrics, often seen in military apparels. 

Now I am using this new pants-on-pants every day. I use it for office, library visit, supermarket trip, snow shoveling, yoga class, skiing. 

What I really want to know is how you use pants-on-pants.

Risks and challenges

The risks with this project are now limited given the huge efforts that we put in. We tested and tested and tested. Now we have 500 pairs of pants-on-pants in production, expected to be done by Dec. 31st, then followed by quality control and importation into U.S. The delivery would be in the second half of January if things go well. We have 5 sizes for men and 5 sizes for women in this first run. We will increase the offer of sizes to accommodate a wider population in the next run. We want to serve the widest population possible as we see this pants as necessity for many people in cold area, just like the inventor himself. For that we will need the fund raised here.

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    For those warm hearts and adventurous minds, I will welcome you to Northern Minnesota with both arms open. Rewards include:
    (1) Receive two pairs of pants-on-pants from the hands of its inventor Jeffrey Xu.
    (3) Lunch or dinner (your choice) with Jeffrey.

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