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Mike's ProLids

Mike’s ProLids takes NOVELTY HEADWEAR design to the next level. Designed for those who choose not to wear traditional Head Protection.

Mike's ProLids

Mike’s ProLids takes NOVELTY HEADWEAR design to the next level. Designed for those who choose not to wear traditional Head Protection.

$1,580
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 16 2016 9:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

FlatBoy – flat brim
FlatBoy – flat brim

What is Mike's ProLid's?

Mike’s ProLids takes NOVELTY HEADWEAR design to the next level. Designed for those that choose not to wear traditional Head Protection, it’s an exciting option. We can offer 2 styles. FlatBoy is the original design with a flat brim and the other style is DoBoy which has a slight upwards bend in the brim!

Initially these lids will be considered a “novelty helmet” for the adult motorcycle community. Our ultimate goal is to go through the various certification processes so that we can sell our lid to many different groups. We have the design patent on our design in the US and in China.

We have already produced about 100 lids from a temporary mold. To make a lot of these lids we need a steel mold, which can cost $15,000 or more.

"DoBoy" Curved Brim Design
"DoBoy" Curved Brim Design

Our Story:

Mike’s ProLids was founded and invented by Mike Velasquez. Mike’s business partner is Brett Baker. Mike has twin 9 year old boys that would not wear the typical Styrofoam bicycle helmets. The boys wanted to wear their flat brimmed baseball caps. So Mike blended the 2 designs together. 

Mike made a few prototypes in his garage out of plaster and pretty soon all the kids in the neighborhood wanted one. After such a positive response by the kids and parents in his neighborhood Mike went online to look for something similar to what he had built.

He found nothing like his prototype and so he then went through the patent process. After a year of so he was awarded a design patent. However, as of today we have not been able to certify the safety of the helmet for adults or children but we plan on going through that process.

Original Concept
Original Concept

The Timeline:

Mike’s ProLids have been under development for more than 3 years. Overcoming the challenges that come with a new invention, we are ready to go into production.

If we reach the $15,000 budget we plan to immediately start the process of having a steel mold made so we can produce many, many lids. The mold we currently use will not make more than 500 lids. 

If we go over our goal we will use those funds for a website, marketing and distribution. 

The ultimate goal is to earn enough money so that we can get these lids certified to wear on a motorcycle, bicycle, skateboard, in line skates and snowboard! 

Orginal Concept
Orginal Concept

HydroLids:

By utilizing Hydrographics and Hydro Dipping technologies, Mike's ProLids are tranformed into wearable pieces of art. Hydro Dipping is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional surfaces. It produces deep rich tones, vibrant colors, and amazing designs. With Mike's ProLids your imagination truly is the limit. Check out some of the awesome Mike's ProLid's we have already dipped: 

Red Carbon Fiber & Black/White Skull & Cross Bones
Red Carbon Fiber & Black/White Skull & Cross Bones

 

American Flag w/Eagle & Blue Skull & Cross Bones
American Flag w/Eagle & Blue Skull & Cross Bones

 

Sugar Skulls, Roses & Skulls, & Pink Paisley w/Paw Prints
Sugar Skulls, Roses & Skulls, & Pink Paisley w/Paw Prints

Where your Donation Goes:

  • $10,000 will to toward the cost of the mold.
  • $3,000 will go towards Straps, Padding, and other ProLid Items.
  • $2,000 for website and marketing 

Risks and challenges

It’s been an incredible journey for us since the time we first conceived of Mike’s ProLid’s. Our mission is to offer the motorcycle community a new design in the novelty helmet market.

We have used our Passion to get our product to this point. From getting a patent, to getting a small temporary mold made, to sourcing material, and everything in-between, we have solid foundation to begin production on a larger scale.

And although we are confident about the process, if there is any delay or issues regarding the production, our backers will be the first to know about it.

After all, it’s you the backer that helps give us the push we need to take this to the next level.

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    FOUNDATION: (1) Mike's ProLid (MSRP $75)

    For your Generous Donation, and for showing good karma, you will receive One of Mike's ProLid Shipped to you. This is a great option for those who want to get in early. (Ships only to the lower 48 continental United States)

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    EARLY BIRD: (1) Mike's ProLid (MSRP $75)

    For your Generous Donation, Good Karma Included, you will receive One of Mike's ProLid Shipped to you. There is still time to get Mike's ProLid during this campaign (Ships only to the lower 48 continental United States)

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    (1) Mike's ProLid/Tee Shirt (MSRP $95)

    For your Generous Donation, and of course Looking Great in a new Tee Shirt, you will receive One of Mike's ProLid Shipped to you and a Tee Shirt (Ships only to the lower 48 continental United States)

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    (2) Mike's ProLids (MSRP $150)

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    HYDRODIPPED PROLID: (1) Mike's ProLids

    For your Generous Donation, You will receive Your choice of ONE of Mike's Hydrodipped ProLids in either the, Red Carbon Fiber pattern or the Black & White Skull & Cross Bone pattern. Be the envy of your crew! (Ships only to the lower 48 continental United States)

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    LIMITED EDITION COLOR: (1) Mike's ProLid

    For your Generous Donation, we have reserved a Limited Edition color for this Campaign. Choose to Stand out! You will receive One of Mike's Limited Edition Color ProLid Shipped to you. (Ships only to the lower 48 continental United States)

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    SPECIAL EDITION: (3) Mike's ProLid's

    For your Generous Donation, You will receive One of Mike's Limited Edition Color ProLid, One Black ProLid, and One Custom Paint Job from "The Wizard" Shipped to you. (Ships only to the lower 48 continental United States)

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