For anyone who takes their relaxation seriously...Tuck is The Ultimate Comfort Companion. It is the first product ever to truly consider the different ways that people relax, and adapt to their unique comfort preferences. It started as a solution to the equal-but-opposite foot discomfort that the Lewis brothers felt while sleeping, but became so much more over the course of several excited phone calls, sketches, and prototypes.
In blanket mode...it's ideal for snuggles, binge marathons, and foot tucking.
In pillow mode...it's perfect for daytime naps, storage, and on-the-go comfort.
And it's got your back in cloak mode through work-filled mornings, game-filled nights, and those times when your partner decides it is you who gets up for snacks.
Tuck is dozens of other comfort products in one simple, fluffy package, and it does way too much to be called a "blanket."
Dimensions: In Pillow Mode - 18.5in x 15in
In Blanket Mode - 60in x 70in
The Patent-Pending tri-pocket design of Tuck makes it so there are so many different ways to use it.
You can stick your feet in one of the safe-pockets to keep them warm or keep your snuggle partner from pulling it away...like usual.
You can fold it up into Pillow-Mode and use it as a combination pillow/sleep mask for a daytime nap, comfy car ride, or relaxing flight.
Or you can flip it upside down and put your hands through the pouches. The side openings and added thumbholes give you extra freedom when wearing the Tuck, and it has a big cozy hood for some comfy solitude.
No matter how you use it...Tuck is the perfect uniform for binge sessions, lazy days, and movie marathons. "Netflix and Chill" is much warmer with a pocket to play footsie!
The Tuck is designed to adapt to your comfort...so you can use it however makes you comfortable! Here our some of our favorite starter poses to get you started, and show you how we've used the Tuck so far.
Non-Biological Reason: It is the most versatile comfort object ever invented, and it's extremely comfortable.
Biological Reason: Studies show that the majority of people are very particular about their feet when they sleep, and that addressing their preference leads to better sleep quality. This is because your body temperature plays a key role in both falling and staying asleep, and your feet are an important variable there.
If you're interested in the temperature/sleep relationship, check out the video and some of the articles below that led to the product's creation.
NY Mag - Science of Sleep
The Tuck is offered in Two colors to start...Wolf Gray and Teddy Brown. We also have a Kickstarter Exclusive edition sold only through the course of this campaign. It unlocks if we reach our 50k stretch goal...and will only be available to the Kickstarter community. After that...it will be locked in the vault forever!!!
For those new to Kickstarter: colors are not decided at checkout, but in a survey before the Tuck is shipped to you!
You can do it in a box...you can do it with a fox!
Ok but seriously, we have taken the Tuck everywhere with us, and it has proven time and time again how adaptable it is.
You can sleep soundly in typically uncomfortable places like cars and ever-shrinking plane seats.
You can wear the Tuck like a cloak when you want to use your hands to play games or tell Netflix that you are still watching.
You can pick-a-pocket and share the Tuck for your next movie night or lazy day. You can even fit three sets of feet in one Tuck if you want to have a big cuddle puddle...trust us, we know.
The Tuck adapts to fit you. And we can't wait to see all the ways you use it that we haven't even thought of.
Simple: It does everything traditional blankets do and more, without sacrificing aesthetics in the process. We've scoured the internet, and there is no comfort object more functional than the Tuck...not even close. On top of that - the Tuck is made of Coral Fleece. This means it is soft, lightweight, and machine-washable. So get it while it's hot before it's too cold!
TO USE ADD ONS, GIVE A TUCK, ETC.
There has been some confusion about this...so don't feel bad if you're in the mix or haven't used kickstarter! Simply take the cost of your package at checkout (say its 32 dollars, our Early Bird tier), and add to it the amount of your desired tier (if you want to give a tuck and get a carry bag, it's 5 dollars,) then your final pledge amount should be 37 dollars. You will manually adjust that at checkout, Giving as many Tucks as you'd like...and then at the end of the campaign we will send a survey to clarify all purchase info! Hope this helps.
Around 700 homeless people in the US die of hypothermia during the winter months every year. Our goal is to lower that number and by supporting this campaign...you can help.
While developing Tuck, we actually had an experience with a woman who had died of hypothermia (in San Diego, nonetheless). At the time we were calling this idea “Tuck - The Only Blanket You’ll Ever Need” and upon seeing the small memorial that her husband created for her in their usual spot, the idea clicked to prove our claim, and improve the world in the process.
We believe in karmic response and the idea of contributing to societal well-being. So, starting this company, we knew we wanted to provide amazing products to our customers while also giving them the opportunity to make a difference in our home country, the United States.
By adding 5 dollars to your pledge you’ll show that you Give a Tuck, and we’ll send you this Tuck carry bag to show how much we appreciate your compassion. We’ll also let you know where your Tuck ends up so that you see what kind of difference you made.
Blankets for the Homeless: Blankets for the Homeless (VA) was started by Mariah Smith when she was just 15 years old. Now, 6 years later, she has given out 110,000 blankets and lunches to the homeless community. She lives this cause, and we couldn't think of anyone more fit to help us all Give a Tuck.
Northern Children's Services: Northern Children's Services (PHL) provides residential and behavioral health services for children from 8-21 years old. At the end of the day, we all would benefit from some comfort. That goes even more for these kids. Send some their way by adding five dollars to your pledge to Give a Tuck.
The Bowery Mission: The Bowery Mission (NYC) has been providing food, medical services and employment assistance to homeless men women and children since 1879. They astoundingly shelter some 60,000 people in New York City on a given night, and are always in need of assistance.
Khloe Kares: Early on in this project, there was a lot of sewing going on and often the TV would be playing aimlessly in the background. One day, I overheard people talking about sewing beautiful bags and filling them with toiletries for the homeless, and looked on the TV to see 8-year-old Khloe Thompson. She said that walking to school, she would pass by dozens of people struggling to get by, and asked her mom what they could do to help. Since then, Khloe, her mom Alisha, and her Grandma have handed out dozens of Kare bags and organized Toy Drives for the sake of a better community. She's 8, folks. What was I doing at 8 years old??? Sneaking Mortal Kombat games in when my parents weren't watching and eating Mac n' Cheese...that's what. This girl inspired us from the beginning to want to do more....and hopefully she'll be president some day.
With this product, there are no complicated molds or pieces to worry about during the manufacturing process. We have sourced our fabrics, developed several prototypes with our manufacturing partners, and come to an agreement on the final design. The Tucks are able to manufacture and sent here within 30-45 days of order. With early interest, we will be putting in an order during the beginning of the campaign, with a small down payment. This way, if all goes according to plan, there will be Tucks for our early backers to gift and enjoy this holiday season!
The Tuck was a collaborative effort between a close circle of creatives, all contributing toward a vision of a better blanket and a comfier future. While PocketChange only has one full-timer right now, nobody accomplishes anything alone. That is certainly the case here, as there were many passionate hands working on the Tuck throughout the course of its development.
Some were paid in pizza and beer....others in love, admiration, and confidence in greater things to come. Every one of them put everything they had into what they did.
These amazing folks did a lot of work on this project, and there were many others that provided a ton of time giving feedback to this project and boosting morale during some of the more stressful times. Lois Lewis, Hank Lewis Sr., Robby Spekhardt, Ryan Sullivan, Roland Hulme, Connie Henderson, Vanessa McGill, Mark Levit, and Meryl Blau...none of this would have happened without you. You are all so considerate, loving, and brilliant...and your support throughout this idea's conception is what made it all possible.
This product is on here because we absolutely love it, and we think you all will too. With our first prototype we realized how many of our discomforts the Tuck addressed, and how many more we didn't even think about. We are so thrilled with how far it has come. The blanket is such an integral part of our every day lives, so it is only fitting that it endures a long overdue redesign. With this product it seems every day we figure out a fun new way to use it, and we are SO excited to see how this idea evolves with the Kickstarter community. We thank you so much for reading this far, and checking out our product. We really hope that you Give a Tuck!
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Risks and challenges
We have sent samples back and forth with the same dedicated manufacturer since our third prototype was created back in March, and the experience has been incredible thus far. Quality is wonderful, the shipping is fast and reliable, and the overall experience from our end has been beyond our wildest expectations.
While production and fulfillment on a larger scale can mean larger problems, we have been assured that our manufacturing team is up to the task, and we can promise you that they haven't led us astray. We have also created different fulfillment plans based on the campaign success, so that we aren't thrown off balance by any variation in numbers.
The invention is relatively simple on the manufacturing end. At PocketChange we seek simple, "why didn't I think of that" innovation so that we can develop amazing products without production inefficiency. We don't need molds or complicated tech, and all of our components have been sourced long before pressing the "Launch" button.
As life teaches us all, you don't truly know what risks and challenges await until they are smacking you in the face. That being said, we are feeling well prepared for the task at hand and promise to keep you updated every step of the way.
This is a comfort product and I want you, as an integral part of this campaign, to feel totally comfortable. So shoot us a message or post a comment and we'll try to get back to you as soon as we see it! We really Give a Tuck about what you have to say.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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