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This project was successfully funded on August 13, 2013.
About this project
Definition of SHEATH - To encase or cover. An enveloping structure or tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sheath
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Basic Multi-Functional Underwear
Every man would agree that traditional underwear are primarily non-functional with few exceptions. This is exactly why many men have given up completely on underwear by going "Commando" and others are paying outrageous amounts TRYING to find a better fitting pair of drawers with no luck. We truly understand this predicament and are proud to present SHEATH Underwear as the safe alternative. This new underwear was designed with the purpose to isolate your genitals thereby preventing bunching of the balls, excessive sweating, and the elimination of sticking all together.
11 unique things about SHEATH
- Designed by a U.S. Army Soldier-2X Iraqi War Veteran
- Designed to function for men with big balls
- It has a NEWLY enhanced anatomical pouch inside the traditional boxer brief style
- Provides package isolation from between the inner thigh region
- Significantly reduces in the need to readjust
- Comfortable cotton candy waist band
- No tag & no irritation
- Built in Gusset for increased flexibility
- May assist in the case of unintentional dripping post urinal
- May be used in conjunction with talcum powder for increased effectiveness and less mess
- Pouch doubles as optional storage compartment fitting items up to approximately the size of a full grown male fist (i.e. flask for you bad boys)
- For slightly older males, with low hanging balls, you will never sit on your balls again.
How did it all begin?
All I wanted was underwear with an actual Pouch.
While serving the Great people of the U.S.A. in the Desert heat of Mortarittaville, Iraq, (A.K.A. Balad, Camp Anaconda, followed by a tour in Tikrit, A.K.A Camp Speicher) I was under extremely hot conditions and all I wanted was a pair of underwear with a pouch or pocket to separate my balls to keep them from sticking to my legs. The groin of the male generates more heat than any other part of the body. Similar to the skull and the armpits. I had a hat and sleeves but my balls were out of control.
After 2000+ years of civilization, I assumed I wasn't the first to conjure this radically simple idea. I looked high and low on the internet and found products with "pouch" in the name (i.e.Jockey Pouch) but none of them had an actual pouch (like a kangaroo has for their joey) to place the male package (genitals) into. I wanted to have my balls stop sticking to my leg and reduce the overall heat buildup. Because I was unsuccessful in locating such underwear developed with pouch technology, I decided to have some tailored. This is how it began.
To be perfectly honest, this project is actually our second attempt trying to launch the Sheath Underwear brand x. I exhausted my entire savings on the original production in 2010 and did a rush job. The outcome of the product was not acceptable. Hundreds of pairs had to be reconstructed post manufacturing and this placed a great strain on our ability to move forward. It has been 3 years. A tremendous amount was learned through the initial failure and we have turned a negative situation into a positive opportunity. I take full responsibility for the lack of quality on our first production which was due primarily to my own impatience, due in part to inexperience in the field of fashion and working with large manufacturing companies. These things take much longer than I anticipated. However, "Timing is" and ""Everything" happens for a reason".
If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
Because of this enormous set back, we reworked our entire inventory to a low level of satisfaction and ultimately decided to sell off the underwear below cost to re-coup a portion of the investment and help prepare for this effort to re-manufacture.
The "beauty of the beast" is that we were able to learn so much during this effort. The original goal was to create perfect underwear and though it has taken a lot longer than originally anticipated, we did not quit and are extremely confident NOW, that we @sheathunderwear have achieved this goal. The past 2 years were spent experimenting with a score of designs while collecting the feedback on the changes. This time and patience has been instrumental in developing the current model. The new model will be released upon the successful completion of this campaign. You will be among the first to receive and enjoy the long awaited 2nd Generation of Sheath Underwear by participating in this campaign with a generous donation. We send out A huge thanks in advance from the bottom of our hearts!
Why didn't I just give up after my first failure?
There is deep, then there is balls deep in Sheath.
Sheath became my life obsession. As a symbol and reminder (to myself, during the hard times) of my devotion, I got SHEATH tattooed on my back.
Though this may be considered extreme, It was done to help ensure my not cowering down from the daunting task of developing of this new and controversial product "SHEATH Underwear" from start to finish. I might have quit after our first failure had I not this glaring reminder. Monumental tasks sometimes require extraordinary measures.
We have come a long way since the original Inception in Iraq, 2008. I have a dream and your participation in this campaign will help bring it to fruition. With your participation, you increase the likelihood that others will support your dream. I fully believe and this and I have assisted in the development of others dreams because of this very reason. We are all here together and can all help each other in the achievement of dreams if we are in a position to do so as you are now. There is no doubt that once more people are aware of Sheath Underwear, the product will sell itself. We already have data proving this claim we just need a bigger audience. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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After the first try... I got an
Elite Education in Tailoring
For over a year, I was trying to perfect the design.
Then, I had the idea and synchronistically, the opportunity to volunteer as an assistant/apprentice to a 30 year veteran Tailor, Tony Dang; An Artist; a true master of the business.
For months, I worked with him obsessively to create the underwear I envisioned in Iraq. I also took advantage of his state-of-the-art sewing machines to fix the initially botched pairs, one at a time.
I trained extensively with Tony for months and was able to deconstruct and construct the underwear from start to finish myself by the time we were done.
And Moving Forward
The goal is to have our product produced here in the States, however, because we are dealing with smaller quantities, we have not been able to peak the interests of U.S. companies currently dealing with the large scale demands to be made in the U.S.A.. Once we increase our ability to purchase at higher quantities, we pledge to move production closer to home in the United States of America. It just makes more sense that way ecologically. As of now we are working with Apex Industries based out of China (Still Earth though, Still same team) and I have been personally working with Ms. Li, one of their US representatives. We have been working together intimately for months to ensure a successful production. We began working with Apex Industries in November of 2012 on the development of the various sizes, selection of colors, and the design perfection. After receiving the final samples, My associates and I agree that "THEY ARE PERFECT"!! and that is why we are so excited to bring them to you.
We have already begun Phases of Production
We have chosen the colors and have agreed on the sizes which are in accordance with standard size charts of popular underwear companies; such as Hanes.
We received the finalized samples on June 16, 2013 and are ready for production. (see full video for more images)
The total cost of this production is in excess of $15,000.
We are not asking for help with the entire cost of production. A private investor (myself) who firmly believes in this product has already provided the initial down payment of $6,000 to begin the process.
We are seeking to raise $9,500 seal the deal.
- $8,000 will be to cover the remainder of the balance due for production and delivery
- $1,000 shipping and handling costs
- $500 for promotional campaign
Additional funds will be used to increase the volume of the order to satisfy the demands of donation rewards.
More detailed information about the Sheath design and attributes:
With all the glitz and Glamour in the world today, Sheath underwear provides a classic Boxer Brief style using 100% Original Soft Cotton for the necessity of comfort. The added features of Sheath enhance the comfort and functionality of the underwear.
A built in gusset allows for increased flexibility in the groin, for stretching, yoga, martial arts, etc.
The cotton-candy layer covering the waistband eliminates imprinting and irritation of the hip region.
The most notable and novel Idea is the cotton "ball-sack pouch" sewn inside designed to comfortably fit the entire male package. This inverted kangaroo inspired pouch functions to eliminate the sticking problem that occurs while wearing conventional underwear under heated circumstances. (Lets face it, the Earth isn't getting cooler) Say good-bye to awkward readjusting in public.
Sheath underwear is excellent for extreme activities;
- Rock Climbing with a harness (Perfect for package placement).
- Runners have claimed it to be like having your balls resting on soft puffy clouds while you run.
- If you have ever used talcum/baby power to eliminate sticking and chafing, Sheath Is the underwear 4 u.
- Not that you ever have, but with Sheath underwear, you will never sit on your balls because they will be cradled like a newborn in a soft cozy pouch.
- Meditation is difficult enough without itches and irritations. By Sheathing your package in the Custom Sheath Pouch, you completely eliminates itching and irritation, at least between the legs.
- Sneaking a flask into the club is a breeze if you are trying to get wild and crazy.
- Ever drip drip.. after going to the urinal, you can stuff some tissue in the pocket to soak up any accidental spillage. (It happens)
Risks and challenges
Once the goal is reached and the payment is sent to the manufacturing company. There will be an expected delay of 30 days prior to receipt of the underwear with an additional time lapse to provide for the shipping and handling to each individual contributor.
Because we have already been working with the company for over 6 months narrowing the design down to perfection, we have eliminated a great deal of the risks and challenges concerned with this project. Unless fire catches to the manufacturer or transportation vehicles delivering the cargo, we are confident that the product will arrive to you doorstep by the specified time, give or take a week.
MADE In the USA: For the smaller donations, we have added a few tokens of appreciation to show our undying gratitude for your contributions. We don't want any donor to be left out and we are producing Matches and Stickers, which will be produced in the USA and delivered by our very own United States Postal Service (they get a bad rap and need some of our love). Support the USPS by contributing to this Sheath project. And THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive instant Increased positive Karma, and in the mail, a "thank you" handwritten by yours truly inside a limited edition Sheath Matchbook. You can use the matches to burn your old underwear. (Excludes Oversea's Shipping. Apparently it is illegal to Send Matches by Air).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $10 or more
2 backers Limited (248 left of 250)
By USPS , you will receive a 3.5 X 3.5 limited edition Sheath Sticker you can use to show your support by slapping on the back fender or laptop cover. You may be pleased to know that you will also receive a Sheath Matchbook with a sincere handwritten Thank You on the inside, And an instantaneous positive Karma booster.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $13 or more
91 backers Limited (409 left of 500)
Receive via AirMail, 1 pair your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath Underwear, as well as our deepest gratitude.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $15 or more
14 backers Limited (186 left of 200)
Receive 1 pair of your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath Underwear. In addition, for your kindness, you will also receive a 3.5 X 3.5 limited edition Sheath Sticker, a Sheath Matchbook with a sincere hand written Thank You on the inside and a positive Karma booster.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
64 backers Limited (136 left of 200)
Receive via USPS 2 pairs of your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath Underwear along with our deepest gratitude and increased positive Karma. BONUS: We'll throw in a SHEATH matchbook so you can burn your old undies.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $27 or more
5 backers Limited (245 left of 250)
Receive 2 pairs of your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath Underwear. In addition, for your kindness you will also receive a 3.5 X 3.5 limited edition Sheath Sticker, a Sheath Matchbook with a sincere handwritten Thank You on the inside and a positive Karma boost.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
52 backers Limited (198 left of 250)
Receive 4 pairs of your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath Underwear. In addition, for your kindness you will also receive a 3.5 X 3.5 limited edition Sheath Sticker, a Sheath Matchbook with a sincere handwritten Thank You on the inside, and a positive Karma boost.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $40 or more
77 backers Limited (73 left of 150)
Receive 5 pairs of your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath Underwear, our deepest gratitude and increased positive Karma. (Plus we'll throw in a SHEATH matchbook to burn your old undies). And In addition, for your kindness you will also receive a 3.5 X 3.5 limited edition Sheath Sticker.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $55 or more
52 backers Limited (98 left of 150)
Receive a full week supply of 7 lucky pairs of your choice in Size and Color from any of our selection of Sheath underwear, our deepest gratitude and increased positive luck. (Plus we'll throw in a SHEATH matchbook to burn your old undies).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
19 backers Limited (81 left of 100)
2 weeks supply of underwear with your choice in size and color so that you can give some away as gifts. You will also receive a Limited Edition Sticker, 3 packs of Sheath Matches with handwritten thank you's on each plus infinity x infinity increased luck and positive karmaEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (31 days)