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Patent-pending hidden channels keep headphone wires out of the way in 100% Made in the USA tech & cotton shirts by RaceReady

We've invented these really cool shirts - if you pledge, we'll send you some!

Headphone wires. iPhones, iPods, media players. It's great to have your phone or media player with you while you're running, biking, working out, skateboarding, walking the dog, or just out for a stroll, but what about the wires? The earbuds pop out of your ears, the cords get tangled, your phone or media player hits the ground, you hit the ground, you drop a weight, the dog runs away - ouch!

Problem Solved: Enter the StreamLine Shirt

Sean Quiban, our Hawaiian sales rep, likes to work out and run. In the summer of 2012 he was thinking about how to prevent chafing from earphone wires while running and increase freedom of movement while working out. He had the “Ah ha” moment one day while running at the Ala Moana Beach Park and the StreamLine was born.

Men's Short Sleeve StreamLine Tech Shirt
Men's Short Sleeve StreamLine Tech Shirt

The Newest Offering from RaceReady

Sean contacted me and sent a home-sewn prototype of the original StreamLine. We worked together with our product development team to test designs and fabrics throughout the summer and fall until we had our first prototypes ready in October 2012. We applied for a patent on our unique designs and started wear testing the shirts. I have personally run in two trail marathons in the tech fabric StreamLine shirt without experiencing any discomfort or chafing. We know we can only achieve this by using the very best US milled fabrics.

We launched the short sleeve men's and women's StreamLine tech shirts on our Web site in May 2013 after months and months of rigorous product testing by our sponsored athletes, friends and family, and me. The short sleeve StreamLine tech shirts are made from ultra-lightweight RaceMesh fabric. The fabric and the shirt are 100% Made in the US, right here in Los Angeles.

Women's Short Sleeve StreamLine Tech Shirt
Women's Short Sleeve StreamLine Tech Shirt

The Next Steps!

We are currently working on expanding the StreamLine shirt product line to include new fabrics and styles. We are working on launching a long sleeve tech fabric version made from US-military spec MotionPoly fabric. We are also working with baby-soft garment dyed 100% US cotton fabric to develop short sleeve and long sleeve cotton versions of the StreamLine for our customers.

However, this kind of product development is not cheap. Kickstarter community, we need your help to fund product development of these unique 100% US manufactured styles! They are perfect for anyone who 1) listens to music with a headphone and 2) moves around while doing so! Amazing!

Funds raised will be used for product design (i.e., pattern development, fitting and prototype development) and production (i.e., fabric and trim purchasing, US manufacturing costs and shipping and fulfillment costs). Pledge today and help us roll our more of these innovative, functional designs!

Men's StreamLine Shirts with Hidden Channels
Men's StreamLine Shirts with Hidden Channels
Women's StreamLine Shirts with Hidden Channels
Women's StreamLine Shirts with Hidden Channels

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

Fabrics:

RaceReady StreamLine technical shirts are manufactured using two proprietary fabrics developed with our US mill partners.

RaceMesh fabric is used in the short sleeve StreamLine tech shirts. RaceMesh is an ultra-lightweight 100% polyester fabric that weighs less than 3 ounces per square yard. It features a silky soft feel and an open faced mesh weave for enhanced breathability. RaceMesh is a permanent wicking fabric that is free from heavy chemical treatments. Color choices for the short sleeve men’s StreamLine shirts are Royal Blue, White, Lime and Silver. Color choices for the women’s short sleeve StreamLine shirts are Royal Blue, Pink, Lime and Silver. We may offer additional colors based on the level of funding achieved in this campaign.

Closeup of Royal, Silver, Lime and Pink RaceMesh Fabric
Closeup of Royal, Silver, Lime and Pink RaceMesh Fabric

MotionPoly fabric will be used to manufacture the long sleeve men’s and women’s StreamLine tech shirts. MotionPoly is a lightweight (3.9 ounces per square yard) unique fabric originally developed by RaceReady for military use. It features a dual-faced continuous weave for maximum breathability. Soft and comfortable, it boasts a lustrous sheen and is made using a permanent wicking fabric; Long sleeve MotionPoly shirts will be available in the Red, White, Royal Blue and Prairie Dust. We may offer additional colors based on the level of funding achieved in this campaign.

Closeup of Prairie Dust, Red, White and Royal MotionPoly Fabric
Closeup of Prairie Dust, Red, White and Royal MotionPoly Fabric

We are planning on using only the very finest US 40/1 cotton in our newest StreamLine offerings. These cotton shirts will feature a wicking finish to keep you cool and dry in any situation. Garment dying results in deep, rich colors and a baby-soft finish you will cherish for years. The men’s and women’s cotton StreamLine shirts will be offered initially in Black, Olive, and Dark Red. We may offer additional colors based on the level of funding achieved in this campaign.

Close-up of Olive, Black and Dark Red Cotton StreamLine Shirts
Close-up of Olive, Black and Dark Red Cotton StreamLine Shirts

Sizing Charts:

Women’s StreamLine shirts feature a v-neck semi-fitted cut in sizes XS through XL and come with reflective logos. The long sleeve shirts feature hemmed cuffs. Men’s StreamLine shirts feature a classic relaxed fit in sizes S through XXL and come with traditional fold-back cuffs (long sleeve shirts) and a crew neck. Men's shirts also feature US-made reflective safety logos. Sizing and fit charts are noted below. We may offer additional sizes depending on the level of funding achieved.

The RaceReady Story

RaceReady was founded in 1993 to solve a problem - how to carry gels and energy bars that were just coming on the market. The founders, Gerry Hans and Mary Button, came up with an idea that totally changed running shorts - why not add external pockets? They patented their designs and the company was born in the garage of their Los Angeles home. Since then we've been manufacturing high-quality running and athletic apparel in Los Angeles for 20 years.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

RaceReady has ongoing manufacturing and fulfillment operations for our website, specialty running stores and overseas exports. We anticipate that the additional orders from this Kickstarter campaign will be fulfilled by our existing LA-based manufacturing and shipping facilities. Potential risks are associated with fabric delivery lead times from our primary mill partners in Los Angeles. However, we do have several back-up domestic cotton and technical fabric suppliers located in California and the east coast and we are well prepared to handle the fulfillment requirements of this campaign.

FAQ

  • Well, there are three issues that make us think headphone wires are going to be around for awhile longer: cost, connectivity and fit. Cost: a pair of wireless headphones is probably going to run you $60 - $200. Why not just get a few of our Made in the USA StreamLine Shirts for the same price? Connectivity - sometimes your bluetooth connection will work, sometimes it won't. That's annoying in the middle of a workout or run. Fit: there is a far wider variety of styles and fit choices for aftermarket "wired" headphones vs. wireless headphones.

    Plus, there is already a HUGE "installed base" of 10s of millions of headphone users that could benefit from one of our shirts now!

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