Wallets - we have all had at least 20 in our lifetime, all of them pretty much the same. Well it is time to change that, ready for something new, something that has not been seen before, something that is specifically designed for adventure???
Hello Kickstarter crew, my name is Eric Bauer, I am the 20$Bandit just an American guy out to revolutionize the way your carry gear on the daily. I am adventurer, traveler, backpacker, a gear whore, a dirt bike rider, a huge proponent of stuff made in the USA and a Husband and Father of two beautiful children. I am basically a defender of everything good in this world, some would say a sheepdog. My first endeavor, 20$Bandit was the result of a successful Kickstarer project that unexpectedly shoved me into the spotlight about a year and a half ago. The popularity of my first pouch afforded me the great opportunity to design and build several new products and start a real design company called Triple7Gear.
The requirements for this new wallet were as follows, it had to be rugged, compact, lightweight and able to secure not only cash, credit cards and ID but small gear referred to as Nano kit. Basically, Nano kit is extremely small gear items that you carry with you on a daily basis. Headphones, knives, flashlights, micro multitools, flash drives, lighters you get the idea.
In an effort to find an existing product before we went through the process of designing and manufacturing something new a scan through the internet, Instagram, Pintrest and Facebook was in order. We found some really cool wallets but none of them met our complete set of requirements. We really wanted something cool and new, you know something you could EDC small gear items in if needed, a wallet that worked equally well at the office or on an adventure. Here is our best stab at it.
We have been testing the wallet now for months and sincerely believe this to be a unique and new idea that will most definitely appeal to other like minded adventurous folk. Even if you never place anything besides your cash and cards in the CORE Nano you will still love it! The tri-fold design creates a very slick look when closed and secures your cash, cards and ID even under the toughest condition's.
The CORE Nano wallet has been produced in small quantities for review and promotional purposes so the images here reflect the final design.
We have a manufacturing partner in place for the production of our existing products, one that we are very proud of Honorpoint, LLC. They are a Disabled Veteran Owned Business based in San Diego, so not only will the CORE Nano be made in the USA but it will be made by a Disabled Veteran Owned business!!!!
We have added a handful of new backer rewards and a stretch goal to the campaign so there are now even more options for our backers to choose from.
The tag line of Triple 7 Gear is "Changing EDC one system at a time" so are you going to give us a shot at your system?
Dimensions: 2.5" W x 4" H x .5 " D (closed) / 8" W x 4" H x .2" D (open)
Material: 1000D Ballistic Nylon
100% designed and manufactured in the USA !!
Risks and challenges
I am pretty clear on what can go wrong from my previous experience and have defined a few "known" challenges:
#1 GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT A NEW PRODUCT - I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS - PLEASE SHARE, TWEET, INSTA AND BLOG as much as you possibly can!
#2 Producing enough product to fulfill the backer rewards in a timely manner. Last time around getting production time was a huge headache, this time I have consulted with my manufacturer and secured production time to make this happen, quickly.
#3 Meeting deadlines, this is tough no matter what you do to prepare there are always going to be an issues, so I have added a few extra weeks to my delivery schedule, just in case and for the lucky few that grab the "end of Kickstarter delivery option" yours are already made.
#4 International shipping "lost in the mail" issues honestly I have no idea what to do about this, if your international package is lost I will simply send you another.
- (29 days)