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"One Hand to Open and Close" Works Like a Retractable Ballpoint Pen. No Tiny Caps to Mess With.

Beer, Glue, Duct Tape and an Idea

Vault was drawn up on a bar napkin after a day of snowboarding on Mammoth Mountain.  A week later we had a working model made from a tube of chapstick and some pen parts, all glued and duct tape together, but it worked.  We then took it into the studio and made a computer image of the idea.  A few weeks later we had a wicked looking model.  It was time to empty our wallets and invest in some prototype tools.  After road testing the product with our friends and family, we made some tweaks.  Vault is now dialed in and ready to launch.

We Made it Simple to Use

We designed the product for ourselves.  A tool that meets the needs of our life style, one push to open and one push to close.  No tiny caps to mess with just one hand to operate.

Best Stuff on Earth

Developing a slick design is only half the work.  We needed to fill the product with some of the best stuff we could find.  We began working a year ago with an outside lab.  The goal was to develop a formula using natural ingredients.  They delivered, and everyone love the final blend.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Vitamin E

For our SPF 15 formula we add Octinoxate and Oxybenzone for UV ray protection.

18 Years In The Making

We have been creating one handed products for the last 18 years.  From remote push button technology for Black & Decker to retractable Hi-Liters for Avery Dennison.  In the middle of all this we started designing products on our own dime.  Vault lip balm is the 1st in a series of one handed products we intend to launch in 2012.

Here Is Where You Come In

The prototype tooling has proven out the final design.  We have selected suppliers and are ready to purchase tooling and equipment.  It is now time for the Kickstarter community to validate demand for the product.  Your pledge will help us meet our Kickstarter goal and place a minimum order with the manufacturer.  We would like to start manufacturing product for our Kickstarter customers in March.

Please follow us on facebook and give us product feedback, our goal is to keep making the product better for you.

Patents

The Vault retractable technology is protected by a United States utility patent.  Our International patents for Vault retractable technology are pending.

FAQ

Q/ How much lip balm fluid is in every Vault lip balm.

A/ 0.17 oz. or 4.8 grams in every Vault (standard chapstick 0.15 oz. or 4 grams)

Q/ When will you start manufacturing.

A/ March 2012.

Q/ Is Vault safety sealed

A/ Yes, Vault is safety sealed with an easy to open perforated shrink wrap.

Q/ Will Vault melt and leak into my backpack or purse like other lip balms.

A/ No, Vault has a patented sealing design that protects your stuff.

Thanks For Checking Us Out!

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