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Pockiteer with videocamera holster
Pockiteer with videocamera holster

The Story-

While living in China I carried a messenger bag.  I used the bag to carry my camera, wallet, phone, keys, flashlight, and lighter.  I loved using the bag although the weight and bulk was cumbersome.  I also found it difficult to pull out a specific item I needed.  I had to be careful when I took the bag off for fear of theft as well.  I modified the bag to correct these issues, but it was still giving me problems.  I constantly wondered how I could improve it.  I then came up with a belt design using pockets.  I hand sewed the pockets and spent hours designing the first one.  It was crude, but it worked.  When I got back home I sewed another one by hand.  I used old military canvas bags I found at a surplus store.  After that I thought that other people might be able to use one as well.  I purchased an old sewing machine and studied the art of sewing.  I spent hours trying to make the perfect pocket design.  After a lot of trial and error, I eventually figured it out.  I continued to improve the design and work on it until I had it perfected. 

If you're like me you carry many small items in your pockets on a daily basis.  That is why I designed the Pockiteer with custom interchangeable pockets to be able to store these items in a convenient organized way.  For example: cell phone, keys, wallet, pen, flash drive, flash light, glasses, lighter.

Features- The Pockiteer will have (4) original square pockets using the exclusive design I created.  They are strong and water resistant to protect your things through your daily activities.

Options: You will have a choice between three different ways to close your pockets: 

1. Magnets

2. Velcro

3. Button snaps

One pocket designed for your cell phone, will be large enough to hold the larger more popular phones including; the Galaxy, iphone 5, htc one, etc. (5.5" tall x 3" wide x .75")

One pocket designed to hold your miscellaneous items will be larger to hold your passport and other miscellaneous items together (3.5" wide x 4" tall x 1" thick)

One pocket designed to hold your wallet will hold a standard sized wallet. (4.5in tall x 4in wide x 1in thick)

One pocket designed to hold your sunglasses or regular glasses. (5.75" tall x 1.5" wide x .75" thick)

I have also designed the Pockiteer to carry other items such as your keys, or camera etc.  You will also have a choice between a clip or a ring on the bottom.

The current belt is flexible, durable, and comfortable.  The belts materials are made from natural resources (Beta flex webbing).

The manufacturing of the belt for the Pockiteers will be hand-assembled by my team and I.  We have a manufacturer in place that has the designs for the pockets I designed and already produced samples.  They are ready to produce large quantities when I give word.  I have all the materials for all aspects of creating the Pockiteers at my finger tips.

We expect to be able to have the project finished and ready to ship by November 2013 or sooner. We expect to have the final project finished before November, however we just wanted to leave some time in case we run into unexpected issues. You will have yours just in time for christmas. 

Our goal is to supply a product that is functional, versatile, durable, stylish, and will make your lives easier. Thank you for your support.  Without your help and input, our goal would not be possible. 

Choose a ring or clip
Choose a ring or clip
Choose Buttons, Magnets, or Velcro to close the pockets
Choose Buttons, Magnets, or Velcro to close the pockets

I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet.  But your kids are gonna love it.

Risks and challenges

The challenge we are currently facing would be the lack of funding needed to place an order for the pockets from the manufacturer.

Another challenge is the lack of funds to purchase all the materials for the first batch of Pockiteers.

Initially the challenges we had with the original launch of the pockiteer was the time required to sew the pockets. To solve this problem, we outsourced to a manufacturer that could generate as many pockets as needed.

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    You're great, these backers will receive a Pockiteer T-shirt with the Pockiteer logo.
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    Thank you! These backers will receive one of the very first complete Pockiteers (includes four pockets). Our gratitude, and a big handwritten thank you card for helping us achieve our goal.

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    Thankyou for supporting! These backers will receive a complete Pockiteer with their choice of military grade canvas pockets in either black tan or green.(includes 4 pockets) The webbing will be a sturdy lightweight fabric. They will also receive a big handwritten thank you card for helping us achieve our goal as well as a Pockiteer T-Shirt.

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    Thankyou for supporting! These backers will receive a complete Pockiteer with video camera holster and standard pockets, with their choice of military grade canvas pockets in either black tan or green.(includes 4 pockets) The webbing will be a sturdy lightweight fabric. They will also receive a big handwritten thank you card for helping us achieve our goal as well as a Pockiteer T-Shirt. Backers who do not reside in the U.S. Add $10 for shipping.

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    Big money thank you for supporting us! These backers will receive one of the very first complete Pockiteers (includes six pockets). Our gratitude, a big handwritten thank you card for helping us achieve our goal, as well as a Pockiteer T-shirt, and an honorable mention on our website
    www.Pockiteer.com
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Funding period

- (30 days)