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Funnell - EJECT | WEAR - A backpack and Jacket in one that keeps you and your belongings dry from the rain. - Patent Pending - Read more

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Funnell - EJECT | WEAR - A backpack and Jacket in one that keeps you and your belongings dry from the rain. - Patent Pending -

About this project

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Funnell evolved over the years from the need to stay dry in unexpected rainstorms while being active. A backpack with a quick and easy mechanism to pull out a built-in jacket was the solution. The jacket covers the backpack so that you and your belongings stay dry and in style.

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AND IT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO REPACK

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ITS CONTEMPORARY DESIGN SUITS ALL LIFESTYLES:Sport Addicts, Urban Dwellers, Travellers, anyone who wants to be prepared in a rainstorm

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FUNNELL SPORT RED   

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FUNNELL SPORT BLACK   

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FUNNELL CITY   

Funnell is meticulously designed for its practicality and stylish look.

FUNNELL SPORT  (Patent Pending)
FUNNELL SPORT (Patent Pending)
FUNNELL CITY  (Patent Pending)
FUNNELL CITY (Patent Pending)

HERE IS SOME DESCRIPTION ON THE MATERIALS:
The jacket is made with high performance fabric. The reason why we used a high performance fabric (such as the ones use in North Face and Columbia jackets) is that because we foreseen it to be used on Motorcycles as well, where the wind and rain factor multiplies due to the speed.
The fabric is made of polyester with multiple layers. It has a TPU membrane to give breathability, and it has been coated to be water repellent with a high performance of 3000mm. The membrane give a breathability of 1000. The weight of the fabric is also a mid weigh of 113/m sq. We did try some lighter weights but we chose the middle one because it is more versatile also with a high wind factor.
(keep in mind that in the future we are thinking to offer also different jackets in different weights. - this will enable you to change the jacket based on your needs, still using the same backpack. - WE LOVE MODULARITY).
In total he fabric is subject to 5 layer process: Dyeing, Embossing, Lamination, Waterproof coating, water resistant coating. 

The backpack uses multiple materials. The body of the backpack is made with poly/nylon fabrics. Very strong. The zippers are all vislon zippers, which give a good resistant but also look more contemporary and cooler than the normal ones. Than the back pack also uses specially made panels in EVA coated with other fabrics. (for example, the inside of the compartment of the back pack holding the jacket is laminated with a water repellent fabric as well to allow you to store the jacket even when it is wet. The back panel of the backpack is made with breathable tech materials to prevent sweating on the back. 

High performance vaterproof materials
High performance vaterproof materials
Heat sealed Zippers
Heat sealed Zippers
Sealed jacket seams
Sealed jacket seams
Jacket inside chest pocket sealing
Jacket inside chest pocket sealing

Extreme has a unique exposed red carbon fiber spine that gives it AN AGGRESSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE DESIGN!

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FUNNELL EXTREME  (Patent Pending)
FUNNELL EXTREME (Patent Pending)

The basic version of extreme is made with BLACK carbon fiber. 

In the Extreme red version, the exposed spine will be red carbon fiber. A beauty!  The back pack will still be black, as the details will still be in red. 

Funnell has been created by a team. The creative and technical collaboration has made our idea become a reality. Ideas are great, but without planning to execution, they remain ideas. After helping many world brands to execute their ideas and bring their products to market, now we can use our experience to our own good. Below is the timeline to complete the project. We are looking for your support to meet our deadline and bring Funnell to you! 

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 ERIK DAILEY - CEO, Cemalac (Lacoste Leathergoods) - Paris (France)

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CISSI CHUI - Owner, The Well Leathergoods Mft. Ltd. - Hong Kong & CEO, Casa Sissi.

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 BRUNO BARDINI - Art Director - Italy

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 LUCA DI CESARE - Director, DiCesareDesign - Shanghai (China)

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ANDREA BELLOTTO - Creative Director, RoofLab - Hong Kong

OR PERHAPS JUST THE BEGINNING OF YET A BIGGER ONE : )

This project has been in my heart since 2001. Each year I thoughtfully put the pieces of the puzzle together and worked through the challenges at each step of the way. We have gone through endless trials in figuring out the system, the function, the ejection, the materials and making the prototypes. Now the puzzle has been solved .

WE STUDIED AND TESTED EACH STEP. Until it started to work!

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There were DRAWBACKS AND MOMENTS OF DOUBT in which we were close to dropping the project.

When I flew to Italy to make the video, I gathered the team and told them that I almost didn’t come because the samples of the product weren’t good enough, and felt defeated. Regardless, I returned to Hong Kong and with the team, worked day and night until the Funnell of today was created.

AND WE TESTED AGAIN

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UNTIL WE WERE APPLYING THE FINAL TOUCHES

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I BELIEVE IN EXPLORING LIFE BEYOND MY COMFORT ZONE, TO SEEK, TO LEARN, AND TO EXPERIENCE THROUGH TRAVEL.

I REALIZED MY DREAM BY TRAVELLING FROM CHINA TO ITALY BY MOTORCYCLE, AND ALONG THE WAY, THE IDEA FOR FUNNELL WAS BORN.

I am grateful and fortunate to have made such a journey and wrote a book about it.

THIS IS JUST A NEW BEGINNING. BE A PART OF THIS NEW JOURNEY WITH US.

LEARN MORE AT WWW.RESTLESSTRAVELLERS.COM
LEARN MORE AT WWW.RESTLESSTRAVELLERS.COM

A heartfelt THANK you to everyone who has joined me on the Funnell journey so far:

Samantha, Dennis, Tomaso, Alesandro, Beatrice, Ferruccio, Alvise, Neo, Nathania, Zi, Michael, Fiamma, Cissy, Luca, Bruno, Monica, Curtis, Jon, Ivan, Massimilliano, James, Kathy,  Jenny, Bernard, Margherita, Jeffrey, Giulia, Marcello, Sky.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1054394377/idae-the-booklet-for-extreme-situations?ref=nav_search

www.idae-extreme.com

And to out testimonials that took the time and made the effort to tell you a bit about me.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!

          

Risks and challenges

Since inception day, we have travelled a long way working as much as possible on all the details. We made endless prototypes and tested the production constraints.
We do have identified the suppliers to make our bags. When funded the job will be to plan and execute.
Some risks might remain in the execution of the production. Funnel seems like a simple product, but it requires parts and coordination from 6 supplier. Not everything can be anticipated, even though we don't foresee any particular risk that will prevent us to execute.
We have a team experienced in producing high quality accessories and garments, and we are also based in Hong Kong and China. Working directly with our supplier day by day greatly reduces the risks involved with manufacturing.

Perhaps most crucial aspect in the planning of the production will be to secure the production space as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is completed. Time is of the essence.

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    THANKS YOU! We appreciate all the help the the passion : )

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    I AM A FAN --- Life is short, every moment is precious, every efforts counts. THANK YOU FOR BEING INSPIRED AND FOR INSPIRING US TO KEEP MOVING !!
    We know that a Restless Traveller is also inside you :)
    We send you a RESTLESS TRAVELLERS PATCH! so you can stitch it anywhere.

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    I LOVE IT --- With the patch get the book of my journey from CHINA to ITALY. I wrote it to share my experience and some how to inspire others to look and go beyond.

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    98 backers Limited (2 left of 100)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL REWARD - cannot miss this opportunity (TOTAL VALUE $350 - $400) .
    Get in early and claim the best deal.
    You will be the first one to receive FUNNELL and the first to stay dry!
    WITH A FREE RESTLESS TRAVELLERS T'S and the patch too!! And because we think you really are like us, we ALSO INCLUDE the book for : ))

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    EARLY BACKERS SPECIAL REWARD (TOTAL VALUE $350 - $400).
    You missed out on the Early Bird… here is a second chance.
    WITH A FREE RESTLESS TRAVELLERS T'S and the patch too!!

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    SAVE AND STAY DRY REWARD (TOTAL VALUE $350 - $400).
    Still the best deal you will never get on the market! WITH A FREE RESTLESS TRAVELLERS patch too!!

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    FOR MY THIRST OF SPEED : CARBON EXTREME - The Ultimate extreme funnel. My favorite as a rider.
    It was only a prototype my self. I had a blast riding with it!
    So I thought that other fellow riders can share this extreme rider experience .
    So, here it is a limited offer ! AND WE WILL MEET SOMEWHERE, SOMETIMES, ON THE ROAD.
    With a FREE RESTLESS TRAVELLERS T'S and the patch too!! And because we think you really are like us, we send also the book for free.

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    NUTS ABOUT IT : CARBON EXTREME - RED SPINE. More than a beauty!
    The coolest red carbon spine FUNNELL. For speed addicts .
    A one of the kind. Includes the VIP special: your name ON IT.
    With a FREE RESTLESS TRAVELLERS T'S, the patch and of course the book.

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    I AM A BELIEVER REWARD. If you chose this is because you saw something more that just a product in what we are trying to do and you want to be go beyond. For this, you will receive the 3 versions of funnel, all PERSONALIZED WITH YOUR NAME ON IT. But most important you will enter the exclusive circle of friends that will receive unique updates on our awesome solutions for people in motion! And a call with founder Stefano Mangini. It includes FUNNELL Sport, City, Carbon Black, T's, Patch, and of course, the book for a good reading :))

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Funding period

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