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THE ADVENTURE PILLOW BRINGS A NEW LEVEL OF HI-TEC COMFORT AND CLEAN, TO THE CAMPING PILLOW
THE ADVENTURE PILLOW BRINGS A NEW LEVEL OF HI-TEC COMFORT AND CLEAN, TO THE CAMPING PILLOW
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by Fresh Air Products LLC
by Fresh Air Products LLC
This pillow exterior is a very soft, breathable Supplex nylon that feels and breathes like cotton, but resists water. The carrying case is made of a tough water proof rip-stop nylon
This pillow exterior is a very soft, breathable Supplex nylon that feels and breathes like cotton, but resists water. The carrying case is made of a tough water proof rip-stop nylon

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IT IS THE ONE PILLOW THAT ALL ADVENTURERS SHOULD HAVE

You shouldn’t have to suffer with an inferior pillow while on an adventure, nor should traveling with your favorite pillow be a chore.

As the inventor of the Fresh Air Pillow (The World’s Most Washable Pillow), we loved bringing our Fresh Air Pillows on vacation and camping. But, even as washable as they are, they were not as portable as I wished and were always a mess by the second or third day. The vision of a better camping pillow came to me while I was developing a compact packaging for the original white cotton blend “Fresh Air Pillow”. After a number of trial and errors, the “Adventure Pillow” was born.

THE ADVENTURE PILLOW COMPACTS EASILY AND IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND WASHABLE TRAVEL PILLOW AROUND:

Its full size allows you the comfort of your home pillow and the soft cozy, water resistant fabric, means you’ll have a dryer pillow, even with all of the moisture and dirt that comes with a camping trip. These features, along with our “patent pending” for comfort and wash ability, bring this pillow to a whole new level of adventure.

MADE RIGHT HERE IN THE USA:

MADE IN USA
MADE IN USA

We did it here for several reasons. We want to keep jobs at home, but most important, we know we can make a better product at a competitive price. We’re now doing it, one pillow at a time

Ocean Blue, Army Green and White Cotton Blend
Ocean Blue, Army Green and White Cotton Blend

Totally Breathable and Water resistant

Compacts to the size of a loaf of bread is this specially designed, super water resistant - ripstop nylon compression case.
Compacts to the size of a loaf of bread is this specially designed, super water resistant - ripstop nylon compression case.

 Remember the Summit Pillow is 20" x 14"

Beautiful custom cotton/poly cases for $5 added.
Beautiful custom cotton/poly cases for $5 added.
Tight weave, water resistant Rip Stop Nylon compression case
Tight weave, water resistant Rip Stop Nylon compression case
Our patents include the special layers of smooth compression foam on the exterior surfaces. These self level the foam, keep it from clumping and allow higher, extended loft.
Our patents include the special layers of smooth compression foam on the exterior surfaces. These self level the foam, keep it from clumping and allow higher, extended loft.

The layers are seperated to maintain thorough cleaning in the washing machines. The mesh allows water and air to flow through easily.

The core is filled with flexible and washable compression foam
The core is filled with flexible and washable compression foam
Precision die cut to allow maximum airflow, water penetration, compression reflection and sustained non-defragmenting from washing
Precision die cut to allow maximum airflow, water penetration, compression reflection and sustained non-defragmenting from washing

The pillow fits perfectly into any standard size pillow case, or go natural...the fabric is refreshingly cool.

For the SERIOUS hikers, we invented the Alpine Super Light
For the SERIOUS hikers, we invented the Alpine Super Light
Its 17 x13" frame is supportive, comfortable and so easy to wash...
Its 17 x13" frame is supportive, comfortable and so easy to wash...
The back is unique with it's reversible opening and has a different cushy feel than the front smooth side. It is quite a fun pillow to sleep on
The back is unique with it's reversible opening and has a different cushy feel than the front smooth side. It is quite a fun pillow to sleep on
Its reversible case is so amazingly easy to wash you can do this by hand and air dry it out
Its reversible case is so amazingly easy to wash you can do this by hand and air dry it out

Side by side of the 17 x 13" Alpine and the Full size 23 x 17.5" Adventure I

(The white cotton blend is a 50/50 blend of cotton/poly that is amazingly breathable and does not shrink, but is not water resistant. It is designed more for the hotel travelers).

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Our very special condolences to Sharon Olin and her family. Sharon recently passed away. She inspired me so much by constantly sewing a new pillow design for me almost weekly. Sharon loved cats and was adored by her friends and family. She will be missed
Our very special condolences to Sharon Olin and her family. Sharon recently passed away. She inspired me so much by constantly sewing a new pillow design for me almost weekly. Sharon loved cats and was adored by her friends and family. She will be missed

Risks and challenges

WE FACED CHALLENGES BEFORE AND PREVAILED

We successfully launched the Fresh Air Pillow on Kickstarter in July of last year with many, many more challenges than we now have. We did not have anything more than good working prototypes and no proven production. In fact, we had over a dozen points of location for material manufacturers, specially designed fabric and foam that had only been made in samples by the production plant. We could only estimate our costs, which, as it turned out, exceeded our estimates a large number. Yet, we prevailed. We produced the Fresh Air Pillow with a few manufacturing delays and have had an overwhelming amount of praise from our backers after they have used it.

CAN WE DO BETTER!? MUCH!!
PRODUCTION AND FULFILLMENT PLAN:

After Kickstarter with the Fresh Air Pillow, we redesigned the product to be more durable in washing agitators, less complicated to manufacture and redefined our sources for all of our material. Further, all of the materials we are using for the Adventure Series is currently in production. We already have some of the lots from the Fresh Air Pillow. We have now proven we can produce with the Fresh Air Pillow and are ready to go to work to get this product produced. We have produced over 400 Fresh Air Pillows and close to 100 samples of the new Adventure Pillow. We’ve gotten it just right, we have all our partnerships in place and we understand our costs and timelines to the pennies and minutes.

Step 1: Hit our Kickstarter target goal of $12,000. This works out to about 200 pillows in rewards. The Fresh Air Pillow was 250.

Step 2. We already have our mesh fabric and white cotton blend in our warehouse ready to go for hundreds of theTraveler Adventure Pillow. We will start cutting these for sewing even before the campaign ends. Our cost of this material here is $3/ unit for the Adventure Pillow. Cost for 200 pillows - $600.

Step 3. We will need to purchase the breathable, water resistant Supplex nylon in minimum 150 Yard rolls -$975 each roll for reduced pricing. Each roll makes 200 pillows and we will need one for Blue and one for Green. Cost - $1950.00
200 rip stop nylon case material and parts - $350.00

Step 4. We have several thousand yards of our foam at our Indiana partners and they will be elated for us to get the Adventure Pillow in action. At our current width of 30” by .5” thick, we will need about 6 ft./ per unit of this die cut and shipped to us to assure we have plenty for at least 200 pillows. We can get plenty more if we surpass our goal. Minimum cost for 200 - $1600

Step 5. Cut fabric for sewing shop. I have all of the cutters and rollers from the Fresh Air Pillow completely ready to go. The moment it looks even close to getting funded, I will have the nylon mesh cut and ready for our sewing shop. Cost - $600

Step 6. We will use the Kickstarter funds to purchase the exterior foam locally and should not have any real delays unless we get ten times the amount…but that problem is only good. Cost for 200 - $600

Labor to put together 200 pillows with cases: $1600
Priority 3 Day shipping/pack to each home: $2470
Mesh: $600
Supplex water resistant Nylon $1950
Rip Stop waterproof Nylon and parts $350
Die cut foam (inner core) $1600
Foam out layers $600
Cutting $600
Kickstarter and Amazon fees (8 to 9%) $900
Total cost of production for 200 units $10,670

In Summary, we should have all of our materials here for sewing within a few weeks after the campaign ends. Our sewing production will take place while we are waiting for the die cut foam to be shipped. Once we receive the die cut foam (about June 15), we should be ready to stuff the cases and close them. The final step to fulfillment is simply packaging and shipping. I would like to see these in every ones hands for their 4th of July Adventures.

WE STILL FACE CHALLENGES:

Any new project faces new challenges and Fresh Air Products is no stranger to challenges. I personally believe this is the best camping and travel pillow line on earth and I’m betting the farm (I hocked my ant farm). I have invested heavily into the patents and Trademarks.
We still face the challenge of delivery time. We feel we have an excellent handle on this now, but manufacturing delays can occur. Our biggest challenge is to get this into the kickstarters hands in time to enjoy this summer’s camping. We actually believe we could deliver these before our timelines, but do not want to underestimate this.

WHY THE MINIMUM GOAL OF $12000

First, 200 pillows will allow me to purchase the minimum fabric and materials I need to make production at a reasonable cost for resale. I have been paying out the nose for samples. It is extremely difficult for my sewing shop to set up for one or two pillows, but 200 or more flows beautifully and lowers the costs substantially.

This amount will also helps prove the products viability and will act as a proof of concept for my goal of retail stores. This is the perfect product for our company to revel around and produce competitively. The Fresh Air Pillow was a challenge and we have had a difficult time to price it competitively for market. The Adventure Pillow works amazing with our local sewing shops and the fabrics we use. I have never been so excited about bringing a pillow to market as much as I am about the Adventure Pillow. Maybe I just aim to be an adventurer, or perhaps it's the thought of my sons dirty feet on my pillow for the entire 5 hour trip to the camp.

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    The ALPINE Super Light (early bird): The Adventure Pillow for the more serious hikers who don't want to sacrifice comfort. This smaller version is still 17" x 13" is only 8 OZ including the soft waterproof single opening stuff pack. Packs to the size of a grapefruit (See review below for further details). Pick from Army Green or Ocean blue, soft, breathable, water resistant. This is a ridiculously low price, but we want to Kickstart this off fast. A survey will be sent out at the end to determine color. Shipping in the US included

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    The ALPINE Super Light (early bird): The Adventure Pillow for the more serious hikers who don't want to sacrifice comfort. This smaller version is still 17" x 13" is only 8 OZ including the soft waterproof single opening stuff pack. Packs to the size of a grapefruit (See review below for further details). Pick from Army Green or Ocean blue, soft, breathable, water resistant. This is a ridiculously low price, but we want to Kickstart this off fast. A survey will be sent out at the end to determine color. Shipping in the US included. Add $10 for Canada and $20 for all other.

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    The ALPINE Super Light: So popular, we added more. The Adventure Pillow for the more serious hikers who don't want to sacrifice comfort. This smaller version is still 17" x 13" is only 8 OZ including the soft waterproof single opening stuff pack. Packs to the size of a grapefruit (See review below for further details). Pick from Army Green or Ocean blue, soft, breathable, water resistant. This is a ridiculously low price, but we want to Kickstart this off fast. A survey will be sent out at the end to determine color. Shipping in the US included. Add $10 for Canada and $20 for all other.

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    The Summit: THIS IS NEW: We offer this with the NEW waterproof Digital Camouflage carrying case and the pillow in army green. Still breathable and water resistant. Weighs only 11 OZ with the carrying case. Reversible mesh core for washing. All Adventure Pillows come in a waterproof, rip stop nylon stuff sack. A survey will be sent out at the end to determine color. All pillows are offered in the white cotton blend. Shipping in the US included. Add $12 to Canada and $25 to all others

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    The Adventure Pillow (early bird): Don't miss out. Pick from Army Green or Ocean blue, soft, breathable and water resistant. So incredibly full size (23" x 17.5), that it could become your favorite pillow. All Adventure Pillows come in a duel opening waterproof, rip stop nylon stuff sack.Use the stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. A survey will be sent out at the end to determine color. Shipping in the US included.

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    The TRAVELER: This Adventure Pillow is for the Hotel travelers. The White Cotton Blend is not water resistant, but All Adventure Pillows come with a duel opening waterproof, rip stop nylon stuff sack and measure 23" x 17.5. Use the stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. Shipping in the US included.

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    The Adventure Pillow (early bird): Don't miss out. Pick from Army Green or Ocean blue, soft, breathable and water resistant. So incredibly full size (23" x 17.5), that it could become your favorite pillow. All Adventure Pillows come in a duel opening waterproof, rip stop nylon stuff sack. Use the stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. A survey will be sent out at the end to determine color. Shipping in the US included. Add $20 for Canada and $35 to all other.

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    The Adventure Pillow hiker/camper special. You get both the Alpine super light and the full size Adventure Pillow in either Ocean blue or Army green. All come with our duel opening, waterproof stuff sack and the "super light" comes in a single opening pack. Use the larger stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. A survey will be sent out at the end to confirm color and US shipping included. Please add $22 to Canada and $35 to all other.

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    The Adventure Pillow hiker/camper special. You get both the Alpine super light and the full size Adventure Pillow in either Ocean blue or Army green. All full size Adventure Pillows come with our duel opening, waterproof stuff sack and the "super light" comes in a single opening pack. Use the larger stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. A survey will be sent out at the end to confirm color and US shipping included.

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    The Adventure Pillow hiker/camper special. You get both the Alpine super light and the full size Adventure Pillow in either Ocean blue or Army green. All come with our duel opening, waterproof stuff sack and the "super light" comes in a single opening pack. Use the larger stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. A survey will be sent out at the end to confirm color and US shipping included.

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    The Trio: You get all three size pillows. The Alpine super light , the Summit and the full size Adventure Pillow. The Summit only comes in Army green with the new Digital camouflage carrying case, but order Ocean blue, Army green, or white cotton for any others. All come with our, waterproof stuff sack. Use the larger stuff sack for added support between your legs or arms when filled with unused clothes. A survey will be sent out at the end to confirm color and US shipping included. Please add $25 to Canada and $40 to all other.

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