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Travel Blanket Perfect For Comfortable Travel / The Layover™

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Gravel here - we're pumped to share our third Kickstarter campaign! We’re passionate about designing travel products that become trusty companions. Why the name Gravel? You know that sound when your tires leave the pavement for a dirt road? That's where the adventure begins, that's Gravel.

Dirt roads have led us to some of our favorite places in the world - hot springs, mountain trails, and beautiful scenic routes. To us, Gravel is the means to take us somewhere amazing and we're committed to finding solutions that enhance your travel experiences. 

We’re SO dang happy to share this with you.

 Introducing The Layover Travel Blanket 

What is the The Layover?

Let’s face it, traveling is exhausting. You just can’t predict when you’ll need extra comfort. Long uncomfortable flights, napping on the floor during delays, transfers, road trips... how do you stay comfortable?! We set out to take the edge off and make your journey even better.

We included a ton of awesome features to make this blanket perfect to take comfort everywhere you go. See why below.

How to back this campaign:

1. Click "Back This Project" & select reward level

2. Want to add more blankets to your reward? You can easily add additional travel blankets post Kickstarter via BackerKit survey)

Jump to our FAQ if you need a more detailed answer

Wait, why does this blanket make traveling better?

Here's The Problem: Getting comfortable while traveling or on the go is really tough. You aren’t likely to carry your grandma’s super comfy quilt on a plane unless you want to look like you’re headed for an adult sleepover. Blankets just aren’t packable!

You never know if the plane you are boarding will get drafty, if you will be stuck on a super long layover, or if you'll end up in a window seat up against the cold wall of a bus. We thought there had to be a much better way.

Here's The Solution: The Layover will change the way you look at travel blankets forever. We incorporated a ton of neat features to keep you comfortable on the go. Here's a quick walkthrough:

Space & weight of your luggage on the go is vital.

Detachable & Hideaway Stuff Sack

The attached stuff sack packs into a zippered pocket on the side of the blanket to keep it out of the way when using the blanket.

Easy Stuffing w/Patent Pending Stuff Sack

Stuffing into stuff sacks is the worst. To solve this, we added 3” of extra material for easy grip & stuffing.

You can then use the drawstring to quickly cinch down and convert the material down to its most compact size.

The breathable insulation core keeps you feeling just right. Fun fact: Our insulation is 100% recycled PET plastic (i.e. water bottles) & keeps high performance standards.

Microfleece Kangaroo Pocket

We've lined the inside of the Kangaroo pocket with microfleece for a soft place for your hands.

Inside of the Kangaroo Pocket
Inside of the Kangaroo Pocket

Snap Blankets Together & Increase Blanket Width

Want a wider blanket size to share with a friend? Compatible snaps line the edge of the blanket to increase width to as many blankets as you want. 

Don't worry, we did the math. It only takes 386,376,478 of our connected blankets to make it to the moon.

Spill Proof/Water Resistant

Sizing

Tech Specs

  •  Nylon: 20D
  •  Insulation: 40 gr/sq m made from PET plastic
  •  Warmth Rating:  60°
  •  Zipper: YKK
  •  Weight: 11.4 ounces
  •  Drawstring: Paracord
  • Anti-Static + Waterproof Coating
  •  Machine Washable 

Washing Instructions

The blanket is machine washable. Tumble dry it on low or hang dry.

When will it all ship?

Timeline:

Our Story

Chris met Lance in 2017 with an idea to design a better toiletry bag for traveling. 

Holy smokes - we’ve shipped 37,000+ products to 108 countries around the world. Because of your incredible support we've been able to continue to design products that make traveling a little easier and better.

We have the raddest Kickstarter backers around - we’re so thankful for the bestowed backer trust. We're busy designing a lineup of travel products that solve problems we and other travelers experience.

Lifetime Warranty

We are so confident in our product's build that we have added a lifetime warranty - plain and simple. If the blanket doesn't hold up for what it was designed for then let us know and we'll make it right.

Return Policy

We only used premium materials to ensure years of use. We will repair or replace any blankets that somehow don't hold up to do what the blanket was designed to be used for. We do not offer refunds or returns on blankets that were received as a Kickstarter reward.

We’re passionate about creating amazing products and Kickstarter is a way for us to launch our brand. As you've read, Kickstarter isn't a store and rewards are a thanks for supporting the project which is why we cannot offer refunds or returns. Your pledge means so much and we take it very seriously. We will do anything we can to make sure that this exchange leaves with good vibes for everyone involved.

Outside The USA? International Customs Calculator

We are so pumped that we have shipped this product to 108 countries. Backer rewards are merchandise and not gifts. We value your support SO much and want to make every interaction super positive all the way through this process. If you are backing our project outside the USA you will likely have to pay customs. 

Shipping fees DO NOT count toward customs fees. Here is a shipping calculator for you to understand what you will be paying your government to import this product. 

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/

Need further help? Reach out to us at hello@graveltravel.com

Gravel Team

Collaborators

 This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 650+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $300MM raised between them. 

Risks and challenges

Our manufacturer is world class & extremely experienced. They make some of the world’s most incredible products and even though we have everything in place, there's always a risk working building a new product.

We've made thousands of products and have hired a experienced manufacturing team to ensure quality and to keep us on our timeline. Our manufacturer will everything possible to make sure we delivered backer rewards promptly.

We put a lot of processes in place to reduce the chance of errors.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

We didn't cut any corners with material selection to ensure rips and tears are minimized plus stress points get extra attention. We also designed reinforcements in areas used most. Two examples:

1. Snaps are reinforced with extra material surrounding them to reduce rips

2. Attached stuff sacks can get stress on the connected parts when packing. We added a snap to the piece of material that connects the blanket to the stuff sack. When packing away if the material is getting too much stress, the snap will break loose vs cause threads to take the beating.

Reusability and recyclability

With our Lifetime Warranty, we want to make sure that the blanket, as do all our products, gets years of use. Instead of just throwing away a blanket for a warranty claim we want to closely examine and attempt to repair.

In 2018 we also used only minimal packaging. One cardboard box was designed to serve as packaging and the shipping box (vs a box shipped in a box). We also do not use single use plastic in any packaging. We opted to use tissue paper to protect the product inside.

Sustainable materials

Insulation: 100% recycled material. Certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use. Organic certification means that textile and fabric products are grown according to strict guidelines on the use of petroleum based fertilizers, pesticides and synthetic products.

Environmentally friendly factories

Even though with some factories it is a new concept to really reduce waste we are pushing them to be more conservative with waste. It's amazing how much plastic can be used just to ship thousands of products from a factory to a warehouse. We take steps along the way to reduce all waste.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We're very close (as friends and physically) to our fulfillment center. Waste when fulfilling thousands of orders at once also is pretty ridiculous. Giant plastic bags are a standard & used to gather all the products together to take to the distribution center. For this project we are going to work with our warehouse/distribution center to make sure this waste is minimized (hopefully to zero!).

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Early Bird: 1 Layover Blanket

    Get The Layover Travel Blanket for $31 off the retail price ($130).

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    1 Layover Blanket

    Get The Layover Travel Blanket for $10 off the retail price ($130).

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    Early Bird: 2 Layover Blankets

    Get TWO of The Layover Travel Blankets for $70 off the retail price ($260).

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    Get TWO of The Layover Travel Blankets for $20 off the retail price ($260).

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    Get THREE of The Layover Travel Blankets for $110 off the retail price ($390).

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    5 Layover Blankets

    Get FIVE of The Layover Travel Blankets for $190 off the retail price ($650).

    We can't wait to see you snap all five of these together :D

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    SUPER Early Bird: 1 Layover Blanket

    Get The Layover Travel Blanket for $46 off the retail price ($130).

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    SUPER Early Bird: 2 Layover Blankets

    Get TWO of The Layover Travel Blankets for $92 off the retail price ($260).

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Funding period

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