About this project
The Drinking Jacket is a feature-packed hoodie and the ultimate accessory for anyone who consumes liquids! This high-quality hoodie will help you open, transport and consume the beverage of your choice. All backer levels include free shipping inside the US!
The Drinking Jacket is so cozy and comfortable, it's destined to be your favorite hoodie. But, besides keeping you warm, it will also keep your drinks cold! It has a built-in bottle opener, neoprene koozie pocket, hidden flask pocket, drinking mitts, sunglass holder and many other features to make this the best drinking jacket ever!
New Stretch Goal
We hit $500,000, so the limited edition color BLUE HAWAIIAN is unlocked! Which means, if you back the project, when the campaign is concluded, you will be able to choose between CHARCOAL GREY (dark heather grey), MERLOT (heather maroon), CHARRED OAK (heather black) or BLUE HAWAIIAN (heather blue).
BOTTLE OPENER ZIPPER - the front zipper is a durable bottle-opener in a gun-metal finish. Get back all of that time you’d spend looking for a bottle opener, because you'll always have one within reach!
BEER KOOZIE POCKET - a neoprene-lined breast pocket to hold your beer can or bottle. Instead of searching for a place to set your beer down, keep it close in the koozie pocket. It can also hold your phone quite nicely - just not at the same time as your beer!
SUNGLASS HOLDER - don't lose your sunglasses again when day-drinking turns into night-drinking! Or outdoor-drinking turns into indoor-drinking! The loop will keep your sunglasses secure, while the fleece strap keeps them from flopping around.
DRINKING MITTS - slip resistant drinking mitts are built into the sleeves. Keep your hands warm whether you’re drinking or not. Don’t need the gloves? Fold the cuff over and they’re gone!
HIDDEN FLASK POCKET - an inside pocket to hide things… like your passport, iPod, wallet, or our optional metal-detector-proof flask.
SNAPPABLE I.D. AND MONEY POCKET - keep your ID, credit cards, bartender tips, or cab fare close at hand in the arm pocket.
DEEP POCKETS - Use the deep pockets to keep things in. May we suggest a few more beers?!
REFLECTIVE LOGO - The stylish logo lets people know you’re ready to drink - and it’s reflective to help passing cars see you!
ZIPPER COVER - The zipper cover will keep the bottle opener zipper from hitting you in the face. And, it looks stylish!
OWNERSHIP LABEL - Write your email address on the inside label, so it can be returned to you should you, um, have too much fun and leave your amazing hoodie somewhere.
HIGH-QUALITY FABRICS - The hoodie is made from high quality fabric for maximum comfort, durability, warmth, and movement. The hoodie and zipper flap are lined with a Pleepleus® pattern fabric.
Give the Drinking Jacket as a Gift this Holiday Season!
Since the Drinking Jacket won't go into production until after this Kickstarter campaign is funded, it will not be ready in time for the holidays. So, we've made some emailable and printable cards that you can give your friends and family to let them know that you bought them the Drinking Jacket for the holidays.
VIDEO eCARDS - The video eCards will feature Zane in funny videos for Christmas, Hanukkah, Birthday or just to say "You're Awesome"! You can email the video or pull it up on your phone to show them in person. It's a fun way to let them know that a Drinking Jacket will be shipped to them soon!
PRINTABLE & EMAILABLE CARDS - We've also made some nice cards that you can print or email, so you have something physical to give as a gift.
STRETCH GOALS - The CHARCOAL FILTERED (heather grey) hoodie is now unlocked. It became available when the campaign reached its goal. The MERLOT (heather maroon) and CHARRED OAK (heather black) are also now options!
When the Kickstarter campaign is completed, you will be emailed a survey, at which time you may select your size, color, and give us your shipping info.
THE DRINKING JACKET - The ultimate apparel for any drinker. It has so many cool features, it's like a Swiss Army drinking hoodie.
THE DRINKING JACKET FLASK - A 5-ounce metal-detector-proof travel flask that fits perfectly in the Drinking Jacket's flask pocket and is ideal for transporting libations to a myriad of events.
BLACK & TAN BOTTLE OPENER CAP - A custom baseball cap with a bottle opener built into the rim. we don't want you to be without an opener when the weather gets warm!
FLEECE-LINED BEANIE - A custom beanie with super soft fleece on the inside. It won't keep your drinks cold, but it will keep your head warm while you're drinking!
A SIGNED CARD FROM ZANE - Want to give The Drinking Jacket as a gift? A card (for the occasion you choose) will be included when the hoodie ships. This way you get credit when you give the Drinking Jacket AND credit when it's received. Double whammy! In the $125 & $225 backer levels, Zane will personalize the card with the name of your choice.
PARTY WITH ZANE!: Join Zane Lamprey and other Kickstarter backers for an awesome VIP party experience in New York or Los Angeles!
DINNER WITH ZANE!: Join Zane Lamprey and other Kickstarter backers for a private dinner before in Los Angeles or New York! Yes! Zane is very happy to jump in your photos and answer your questions!
The Drinking Jacket is sized right around the same as GAP, American Eagle, and Hanes.
Risks and challenges
Zane Lamprey is the executive producer and host of CHUG, the first fan-funded television series... ever. It was funded here on Kickstarter on June 1, 2013 and is now airing on the National Geographic Channel, Monday's at 10:30pm/9:30pmCT.
Along with his experience hosting drinking-travel shows, like THREE SHEETS and DRINKING MADE EASY, he has also designed many drinking products, like custom hoodies, t-shirts, coolers and custom drinking games. He has produced several hoodies through a premium sourcing companies and has already gone through several incarnations of the prototype.
Zane is already working with the manufacturer to make sure there is little delay in getting your rewards to you. Expected delivery is late-March.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
You want your Drinking Jacket as soon as possible! The sooner we get everyone's information, the sooner the factory can begin making yours. So, there will be a deadline for getting us your information.
The campaign will conclude on December 22nd. On December 23rd you will be emailed a survey. It is imperative that you fill out that survey ASAP. You'll have until JANUARY 5th to fill out the survey. At that point, we will be sending the orders to the factory for manufacturing.
* IF YOU ARE LATE GETTING YOUR SURVEY IN, YOUR HOODIE WILL NOT GO INTO PRODUCTION UNTIL THE SECOND RUN, WHICH WILL BE AFTER MARCH.
In the survey, you will specify the color(s) and size(s) of your Drinking Jacket(s). If you ordered a personalized card tom Zane, you will give us the name of the recipient.
You will also give us the address (one address per package ordered).
The only way to get one is through our Kickstarter page here! People who back the project on Kickstarter get to have the very first Drinking Jackets and save a bunch over the future retail price of $95 (plus shipping). Just click on the ‘Back This Project’ button on the right hand side of the campaign page.
There are several ways to get more than one Drinking Jacket. Team up with some friends to save some dough!
For two (2) Drinking Jackets, choose the $150 option. This saves you $10 per unit. Both Drinking Jackets will be sent to the same address, which is the reason for the savings.
The $225 gets you two (2) Drinking Jackets, along with two travel flasks, two signed cards from Zane, two fleece-lined beanies, and two bottle-opener caps. Both Drinking Jackets will be sent to the same address.
For six (6) Drinking Jackets, select the $420 option. This saves you $15-25 per unit, because there are no size restrictions. They can be XS-XXXXL. All Drinking Jackets will be sent to the same address.
When the campaign is concluded, you will be sent a survey. In the survey, you will get to pick a color (Charcoal Filtered, Merlot, Charred Oak). If you ordered more than one Drinking Jacket, you can pick multiple colors.
Once the campaign is concluded, you will specify the size of your Drinking Jacket. There is a size chart located at the bottom of our Kickstarter page.
These are Americans. And, as Americans tend to run a little bigger, the Drinking Jacket sizes are a little bigger than European sizes. They are comparable to the hoodie sizes at The Gap.
The first objective in creating the Drinking Jacket, was to make a comfortable hoodie that was stylish and understated enough to wear every day. My original goal was the create a hoodie that was perfect for traveling. The I.D. pocket was actually made because you have to have your I.D. and ticket handy for TSA.
The second objective when making the Drinking Jacket was to make something that was perfect for tailgating, beer festivals, theaters & events. Sometimes you need a place to put your cold beer while tailgating. If you've ever been to a Beer Festival, you know that you need a place to hold your cup. Sometimes, having a hidden flask of rum in the movies makes that two hours more fun. And sometimes you want to keep your hands (and the rest of you) warm, and your drink cold.
I just wanted to make a piece of clothing that was the best possible apparel to wear at drinking (and non-drinking) events YET comfortable enough to wear every day.
If there was a hidden bag and tube, it would likely make the Drinking Jacket uncomfortable. It would also make washing a pain in the butt. And it would also add some costs to the Drinking Jacket, which is already pricey to make.
Many people who got the early bird special have asked how they upgrade to the flask. Other have asked how they get multiple flasks.
When the campaign is concluded, I'll offer an option to get additional flasks. I'll figure out the price per unit, plus shipping, figure out what the lowest cost for those is, and give you the option of adding on flasks.
I had two choices, as I saw it: Run this campaign in the summer so you'd have your Drinking Jacket in time for the fall OR run this campaign in the late fall so you'd have your Drinking Jacket by late winter-early spring.
This campaign would have done poorly in July. As you were strutting around in your minimalist clothing during the dog days of summer, the last thing you'd be concerned with would have been drinking gloves and a lined hoodie. The Coolest Cooler (the biggest Kickstarter campaign ever) failed when it originally tried to launch a cooler campaign in December. But they crushed it when they re-launched last summer.
So, I figured the best thing would be to offer the Drinking Jacket during the holidays, so you could give it as a gift!
While the Drinking Jacket itself won't be ready to physically give as a gift, I've made some printable and emailable CARDS and VIDEOS that you can give to let the recipient know that you bought them something (awesome) that will arrive in a few months.
This means that you'll ALSO get credit when they receive their Drinking Jacket. It's like giving the same gift twice! They'll never forget your thoughtfulness. I can't even remember what my mom gave me for Christmas last year. I know, I'm a horrible son. But, if I got the Drinking Jacket for Christmas and then physically got it in March, when no other presents were present, I would have never forgotten when she got me!
Zane has been hosting television shows about eating and drinking (mostly drinking) on National Geographic, Food Network, Travel Channel, Spike, Fine Living Network, HDNet and MojoHD. He has been throwing dinners and parties for a decade.
For the dinners in Los Angeles and New York, Zane will take his guests out to dinner. You'll get to choose from some amazing dishes, and Zane will pick up the check. There will be surprises. There will be stories. There will be photos. Things will be signed. Amazing experiences will be had. You will be able to brag to your friends about that night for ever.
Kickstarter does not allow alcohol as a reward, so drinks are not included. But, if one of Zane's friends bought a round or two for everyone, who could stop him!
These parties are 21+ only.
There will be fantastic parties in Los Angeles, New York and Miami celebrating the launch of Monkey Rum (Zane's rum). The private invite list for the parties will be made up of celebrities, media and entertainment industry.
You and a friend will get to crash the party as VIPs! You'll get admission and hour early to hang out with Zane! Get ready for a night to remember... or not.
These parties are 21+ only.
I'm signing the cards, not the hoodies!
I've locked down the dinner & party dates for New York City and Los Angeles, so you can make sure they jive with your schedule. The private dinners will be on Friday, followed by the parties on Saturday. I look forward to hanging out with you and treating you to some great food, great parties and great memories!
The New York City dinner will be on April 17th for two hours (minimum), with some nice surprises. The New York City party will be on April 18th for three hours (minimum), with some nice surprises.
The Los Angeles dinner will be on April 24th for two hours (minimum), with some nice surprises. The Los Angeles party will be on April 25th for three hours (minimum), with some nice surprises.
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