About this project
The story of Epic Wipes began in the dusty heat of an Afghanistan summer. Our founder, Dr. Aeneas Janze, noticed that his fellow soldiers needed something they did not have. When showers were unavailable, they needed a portable yet powerful way to clean up and feel ready for what might come next.
Normal wet wipes were too small and flimsy. Resealable packages were less than hygienic, and further research revealed that most products on the market were not only ineffective for a full-body cleanse, they were also full of toxic substances.
So began a three year development process to create a simple product with profound implications for how we live our lives. With the rigor and attention to detail that only a doctor and soldier can bring to bear, Aeneas tested multiple formulas and materials. The result...
Epic Wipes are individually packaged, towel-sized wet wipes that are safe for you and the Earth AND strong enough for your epic lifestyle. In the field, at the gym, on the way to the boardroom and EVERYWHERE in between, Epic Wipes will change the way you conquer your day.
Safe And Sustainable
Epic Wipes are made from bamboo which makes them 100% biodegradable and sustainable. We also made every effort to keep these wipes as natural and safe as humanly possible. Many wipes contain endocrine disruptors or likely carcinogens such as parabens, phthalates, and triclosan. Epic Wipes, in contrast, contain ingredients that are nourishing to your skin and rank among the safest on EWG's Skin Deep database, so that you can feel good about using them all over your body.
In other words, Epic Wipes are strong enough for this guy:
But still gentle enough for this one:
Designed to be Pocketable
It's like having a shower with you everywhere you go!
So take them on your next adventure and you'll see why Epic Wipes are the most important thing NOT to leave behind!
OK Fine - the SECOND most important thing not to leave behind.
Need more hints for how to use these mammoth wipes? OK how about:
- On hot days keep these wipes chilled in the fridge for an extra-refreshing clean after mowing the lawn. Clean off your grill when your done.
- Lunch-hour workouts
- Epic bike ride -> Epic body shower -> Epic bike shower
- After a massage
- Dust all your furniture in half the time
- Music festivals
- Truckers Boaters/yachters (got much fresh water out at sea?)
- Keep the interior of your car looking brand new!
- After Cross-fitting with that tractor tire and sledge hammer
- Disaster relief
- Wiping off your shame after that disappointing 3rd place finish at the annual blueberry pie eating contest
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Own a Ferrari or Lambo? Can you think of a better way of keeping your rims in round-the-clock razzle-dazzle? Didn't think so.
Still not convinced?
Not to worry. For a $2.00 donation (or with any product purchase) you'll receive our fully illustrated ebook full of practical ideas (plus a few to get you through the zombie apocalypse). You'll discover why Epic Wipes should be a staple in every family's home!
"I’m addicted. I will be making sure I am ALWAYS stocked up on Epic Wipes. I can’t wait for them to hit the shelves in stores like Target or Walmart, I will buy these forever. As much as we travel, I’m telling you, they are a God send. Whether I’m on long flights, press trips, crapping my pants at Walker Stalker or glamming it up for the red carpet, these things are going to come in super handy." -Christa (The Fairy Tale Traveler)
"The first thing that I noticed when I took my individually wrapped Epic Wipe out, was that it was HUGE. I actually used it all over my body, before realizing that it was still folded in half! When I fully unfolded it, it was far larger than the upper-half of my body. Second, it smelled AMAZING. The brilliant smell of eucalyptus had me feeling like I had just walked into a spa. Lastly, there was no residue and I felt fresh and clean after a dirty day of hiking." - Roaming with Ruth
“After our run up the canyon, Matt and I cleaned up with these wipes and they were perfect. I can't begin to explain how awesome they felt after that hot, dusty run. This product really could be useful for so many people beyond runners, the uses seem pretty limitless.” - Lisa (Early Morning Run)
"...a wet wipe that is the size of a bath towel. This is so stinkin cool, y'all...this is really such a neat thing...both what they are doing and how it works. I basically took a bath with one of these things, so I should know. Ha!...This is a little thing that will do wonders for someone who might be living in austere conditions." - Jill (Ripped Jeans and Bifocals)
"They come in handy for all kinds of things. If I ever get stuck at the airport and if one of the kids spills something ALL over them, I know that this will take care of the job." - Nicky (Little Family Adventure)
“These aren’t your typical carry around wipes! These things are monstrous! I love that they have plenty of real estate to get dirty rather than wiping with the same 3 inches of towel over and over again. And I have to admit, after using one, I felt surprisingly fresh!” - Jen (A Girl and Her Travel Bug)
"...after a particularly grueling hike in the dusty mountains, I gave them a try. Just one wipe effectively cleaned my entire body, removing the sweat, grime, and dirt from my feet to my face...It’s also gentle enough to use in – erm – other body parts, to really help give you that totally clean feeling. Youknowhutimtalkinbout." - Becky Mahan (Stranger In This Town)
“Five stars and feeling clean after this epic adventure…” - Bicycle Kitty
"Bottom line, I’m impressed with Epic Wipes. I will definitely be adding some to all bug out bags in my home, and recommend you do the same." - Scott (Freedomprepper.com)
"Yep, adding these goodys to my pack kit list and looking forward to smelling nice for cozy bike camping evenings alone or with my honey." - Jeff (Bike Touring)
"I like to use Epic Wipes. These things are gigantic and you’ll only need one to wipe off that funky smell. They’re also portable making it a no brainer to throw one, or a few, in your bag." - Justin (The Weekend Warrior)
"and so my very first test of Epic Wipes came in the bathroom at a nondescript Target in the suburbs cleaning the tush, back, belly and legs of my little guy. And you know what? One Epic Wipe did the trick. In less than a minute, and with one wipe, that kid was clean as a whistle and wriggling into a change of clothes." - Jillian (ishouldlogoff.com)
"Whether it's practice or competition, after hours of wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu I need a quick and hygienic way to clean my skin and Epic Wipes saves me a ton of time and keeps me clean!" - Scott Dance (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Champion)
A Few Notes on Shipping:
- We do not ship internationally except to APO addresses
- If you have a PO Box or APO address and order ONE BOX of Epic Wipes, you will receive 10 wipes without the box. For orders of two boxes or more, the wipes will come complete with retail box.
Whatever your Epic might be, we want to come along!
Risks and challenges
By now, you're probably wondering how it could possibly take three years to develop Epic Wipes. I mean, it's a wipe, not a cure for cancer. You may also be wondering who I am and why I've been writing about Aeneas (Dr. Janze) in the third person.
My name is James Haugland, and I've been part of the Epic Wipes team for most of this journey. I've also known Aeneas for almost thirty years, and there is nobody else I've ever worked with that is so obsessively thorough and driven once a goal has been established. Once he set out to create the world's greatest wet wipe, there was simply no other option. And when he vowed to make the source materials renewable, the packaging recyclable, and the product bio-degradable, I knew it was a project that I would be proud to be a part of.
After rigorous research and the production of multiple sample sizes, formulas and packaging options, the results have exceeded my every expectation. Until you hold Epic Wipes in your hands, it's hard to appreciate how different they are compared to anything else on the market today.
So that brings us to where we are! We have a unique product of unparalleled quality, and we've established a reliable and reputable production line that can ship up to a million units per month. Now all we need is...you!
You are a key part of what comes next, and our need to get Epic Wipes out to the world represents the core challenge we face for the future. It is our hope to kick start a broader awareness of Epic Wipes among people who lead active lifestyles and who care about using a product that is safe, effective and sustainable.
In addition to Kickstarter, we are also pursuing conventional distribution and marketing strategies. The funds we raise through Kickstarter will help us take this next big leap, but the real reward will be the foundation of a new community that supports our mission and values quality products with a purpose.
Barring unforeseen delays, you will not have to wait long to receive your wipes after our campaign comes to an end. Those who have placed their orders first will receive product first. But even if our campaign ends up generating a million orders of wipes, you will not have to wait longer than 6-7 weeks after the campaign ends to get your wipes. If you bring the demand we promise to make good on the supply!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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