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CA$ 3,402 pledged of CA$ 22,500 goal
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By Roy Hood
CA$ 3,402 pledged of CA$ 22,500 goal
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About this project

The Inspiration for ReelLeash

Our dogs Rudy and Scarlett love to go for walks around our neighbourhood, especially to the nearby pond and trail where they can run free. But getting there and back, while safely maintaining control whenever other dogs, people and traffic came along, meant constantly clipping and unclipping their leashes; a real nuisance, especially in cold weather when gloves are necessary. So we put our heads together to find a solution and came up with ReelLeash. The unique carabiner and internal coil design solves the problem of having to clip and unclip, plus Rudy and Scarlett are more comfortable walking with their new leashes and they carry the leashes themselves when roaming free! The QR 'SCAN for ID' label gives us peace of mind that they will be able to get help to come home if they get lost.

The Benefits of ReelLeash

Convenient

Grasp the loop handle when you want control of your dog and gently release when you want to give your dog more freedom. ReelLeash is ideal for those moments when you encounter others on walks and you want to avoid a tangled mess of dogs and humans, or on car trips to the vet or pet store. Having your dog carry his or her own leash when they roam free is just the icing on the cake.

Safe

At just under 4 feet in length (including the carabiner and loop handle), your dog is never more than a few feet away from you so there is no need for the ‘stop’ mechanism that is necessary on ordinary retractable leashes. If your dog gets a bit too close to the road or encounters a squirrel along the way, simply pull back on the loop handle to remove him or her from the situation.

Comfortable

Weighing in at less than 2 ounces, ReelLeash’s condensed coil design incorporates the smooth motion of a retractable leash while eliminating the need for bulky, heavy handles.

One Size Fits All

ReelLeash is strong enough to withstand the pull of large dogs but remains lightweight so it’s perfect for smaller dogs as well. The loop handle is a one size fits all for humans, too.

Rugged

ReelLeash’s design incorporates advanced materials including aerospace quality aluminum and Dyneema fiber to achieve incredible strength and durability in all weather conditions. Read more about the materials at ReelLeash.com.

Tidy

ReelLeash’s compact design means it can hang alongside your keys, freeing up valuable space and remaining tangle free. And since your dog carries his or her own leash, it will never touch the ground so there’s no chance of getting dragged through the mud.

Unique QR Code 

Each ReelLeash product comes with a one-of-a-kind QR (Quick Response) 'SCAN for ID' label that enables anyone with a smartphone to scan and immediately access the contact information you post on your free ReelLeash.com profile.

Help Us Meet Our Goal

We have developed and tested several working prototypes and have achieved a design we think you and your dog will really love. We are ready for production and need Kickstarter backers to help us cover some of the initial development costs like the permanent injection molds, materials and logistics. A successful project will launch ReelLeash and give us the ability to deliver a thoughtfully designed product for your favourite pet!

If you don't have a dog but would still like to help make ReelLeash a reality, they make great gifts for your doggy friends or please consider our buyer rewards such as the aluminium tag with permanent, all-weather resistant QR Label. The tags are made with the same aerospace quality aluminum as ReelLeash and are perfect for your cat's collar or your keychain, luggage or anything else you want to keep tabs on. We send the labels separate so that you have the option to attach it directly to a hard surface (like a bike) as well. All tags and labels come with a free ReelLeash.com profile in case you get separated.

Bike with sleek QR Label
Bike with sleek QR Label
Aluminum QR Tags for luggage, backpack and keys
Aluminum QR Tags for luggage, backpack and keys

Thank you so much for your consideration!

Please visit our website at: www.ReelLeash.com 

A very special thank you to my daughter, Kaleigh and her partner William Lindsay for their support, expertise and hard work in making this project a reality.
I would also like to thank the professionals at Mako Invent for their efforts and advice over the past 18 months.

Risks and challenges

Production Plan, Schedule & Colour Choices

We've spent over a year researching and securing the highest quality manufacturers and outlining the production logistics so that ReelLeash can reach each backer as scheduled. We have established relationships with our suppliers and worked out most of the possible kinks ahead of time to ensure we meet our due dates. Quotes are in-hand and we know the associated costs and time frames so that commitments can be fulfilled when our project is funded. We will ship ReelLeash rewards as early as September 2015.

Day 1 Order production molds and materials
Weeks 2-5 Material quality control and production line
Weeks 6 QR Tag packaging and shipping
Week 7-8 ReelLeash assembly and final inspection
Week 9 ReelLeash packaging and shipping

For colour choices, simply put, the more successful the campaign, the more colours you'll have to choose from!

If our campaign meets our funding goal of $22,500 you will have the choice of 3 colours before we ship: Cherry Red, Apple Green & Caribbean Blue

If we meet our 1st stretch goal of $30,000 we will offer 1 additional colour: Gunmetal Grey

If we meet our 2nd stretch goal of $40,000 we will offer 2 additional colours: Gunmetal Grey & Royal Purple

If we meet our 3rd stretch goal of $50,000 we will offer 3 additional colours: Gunmetal Grey, Royal Purple & ReelLeash Orange

If we meet our 4th stretch goal of $60,000 we will offer 4 additional colours: Gunmetal Grey, Royal Purple, ReelLeash Orange & Fuchsia Pink

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