About this project
When it comes to travel and adventure, your goods will THANK YOU for being here today.
Because whether you’re walking the streets of Barcelona or Bangkok, or cliff diving in Cape Town, they'll be comfortable and secure in Adventure Underwear.
We listened to adventure-tested feedback from over 100 travelers on 6 different continents, and tweaked our design to make sure Adventure Underwear are as practical and as comfortable as possible.
Why 100% Superfine Australian Merino Wool?
When it came to fabric we wouldn’t settle for anything but the best, so we chose 100% superfine Australian merino wool.
This ultra soft, lightweight, and breathable fabric means Adventure Underwear are quick drying and don’t hold odors. Our superfine merino wool is superior to cotton and polyester because it keeps you warm in cold weather, and cool in hot climates.
Two Pockets To Protect Your Goods, Even When You're Up To 200 Ft Deep In The Pacific:
We’ve built two pockets into Adventure Underwear. One is quick access; an easy place to store money and credit cards.
The 2nd is large enough for a passport and smart phone, it’s removable, and it’s certified waterproof up to 200ft deep by Scuba Schools International. The patented waterproof pockets are made in the USA from new age polyethylene, so they’re 100% recyclable and even rated food safe by the FDA.
How Far Is Adventure Underwear In The Design & Manufacturing Process?
- The designs are ready. We've been through 8 different iterations/prototypes to ensure we have the right size, shape & location for our hidden pockets.
- The underwear patterns have been finalized, and the fit is set for each of the sizes that will be available (Small through XXL)
- We have top notch, Australian suppliers for the merino wool, as well as suppliers for the waterproof pockets. The underwear are prepped and we're ready to produce the first batch.
- We've already manufactured prototypes so we know the process; the pieces are all in place to bring Adventure Underwear to the world.
Sounds Cool. Why Are You On Kickstarter?
Because we’re only willing to source the highest quality materials on the face of the planet - like 100% superfine Australian merino wool - our goal is to raise $30,000.
With this money we'll be able to manufacture, package and ship our first batch of Adventure Underwear. Because of our product's unique design we need to produce at least 1,000 pairs at a time to make the manufacturing process cost effective.
As an additional goal, If we exceed our funding target and reach $50,000 we’ll have enough to start prototyping and field testing women’s designs.
Rewards: Get A Steep Discount When You Back Adventure Underwear Today...
We have rewards for everyone. Now whether you want to begin with one pair or you need to gear up for a real adventure with three or five pairs, you'll receive a steep discount off the future retail price of $49/pair.
Plus, get FREE shipping in the USA, Canada and Australia.
If you want five pairs of Adventure Underwear, we'll throw in this vintage-inspired compass with leather case:
If you want a cool place to store your treasures, well look no further than this awesome hand-crafted treasure chest. We're only making ten of these, but if you score one it will come with five pairs of Adventure Underwear and that nifty compass, too. Free Shipping in the USA and Australia. (Dimensions 13"x9"x9")
And for those intrepid souls out there, you're invited to join Franklin and Nigel on a wild, all-expenses-paid, 6 night adventure in Mexico. You and a guest will get yourselves to Puerto Vallarta, and we'll take care of everything else.
Franklin has lived in Mexico for extended periods of time on four different occasions, and he'd love to treat you to amazing food, surf, an ocean view villa, and plenty of crazy adventure.
Basically, when you put on a pair of Adventure Underwear, your life feels like this:
No matter what you decide, we sincerely appreciate you being here and helping us achieve our goal of helping adventurers everywhere travel better.
Please take a look at the available rewards and choose the best option for you. And if you want to keep the party going, like us on Facebook.
Video Attribution - Pickpocket Footage: By CharlieTPhotographic [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, Merino Wool Footage: Courtesy of The Woolmark Company
All other footage produced by Nigel & Franklin.
Risks and challenges
We've dedicated ourselves over the last year to ensuring Adventure Underwear has a successful launch. Here is our timeline as well as potential risk and challenges with fulfilling our project.
Completion of Kickstarter
Week 1: Backer Survey (choose your color, size, provide mailing address etc)
Weeks 2-4: Manufacturing
Week 5: Freight
Week 6: Final Packaging and fulfilment
Manufacturing: The biggest challenge we face is ensuring that our exact prototypes - the sizing, the pocket placement, the cut of the wool - are what we get back from the manufacturer in bulk to send to customers. Fortunately, after 9 months of back and forth, working with French, Australian, and American designers, we've learned hard lessons about clear and open communication. We know how to get the perfect pair of underwear back from a manufacturer, because we've already done it. We have experienced, trusted partners who will be on the floor ensuring that what comes off the line is exactly what you want.
Ship date: We've built in extra time for the manufacturing and fulfillment so we're confident you'll receive your underwear before the end of September, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned. Luckily we have a man on the ground in both the USA and Australia which will help reduce international shipping times.
We will communicate with both our suppliers and our backers throughout the campaign to ensure we stick to our manufacturing and fulfillment deadline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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