At Anywhere, we believe that the lighter you travel, the more you discover.
What you pack should never limit your ability to experience the world. This is why we are creating two revolutionary styles of outerwear.
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Your travel clothing should always:
- pack well and never get in the way
- look good and perform in a variety of destinations
- be equipped with useful features
- transition between outdoor and urban settings
- enhance your trip!
Our Women's Coat is designed for optimal versatility to help you enjoy the richness of environments and occasions when you travel.
Completely transform your style by simply turning the coat inside out. Travel seamlessly from day to night, rugged to formal, rural to urban, active to relaxed and everything in between.
You'll never have to worry about looking appropriate for your destination or feeling comfortable for your activities.
This coat has:
- Reversibility for two completely different styles in one garment: a rugged fatigue look and a chic black city look
- Hidden water-resistant pockets for your valuables, including a tablet
- Premium technical fabrics made in the U.S.A. and Switzerland
- A tailored fit that hits at mid thigh to flatter the female form and blend with multiple cultures
- Fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets
- A design built for layering for temps between 35 - 65 F / 0 -20 C
- Multiple pockets, intelligently placed to reduce bulk
What separates truly premium apparel from the rest is intentional design and attention to detail.
- An easily accessible, inconspicuous, water-resistant passport pocket
- Custom grommets located under the arms for venting
- A durable olive poly/cotton twill made in the U.S.A.
- Intelligently placed hidden water-resistant back tablet pocket for bulk-free fit and streamlined profile
- All hidden pockets for your valuables are lined with a super durable water-resistant rip-stop nylon - the same used in backpacks. You'll never have to worry about your pocket liners ripping or losing your stuff.
The detachable hood:
- Contains a light built-in cushion for warmth and the occasional nap on transit
- Maintains its structure for a durable and flattering look
Additional thoughtful details:
- Waistband drawcord for cinching on fatigue side
- Tied belt on black formal side to accentuate your shape
- Custom gunmetal snaps
- Rollable cuffs
- Durable coat hook
Check out the details of our versatile, functional coat:
Classic in style and durable in construction with revolutionary convertibility. Get all the benefits of technical features and fabrics without looking like a backpacker.
Easily carry the jacket as a satchel when temps rise or when you want a simple day bag.
This jacket has:
- A classic style and tailored fit to flatter the form and blend with multiple cultures
- Convertibility to transform into a wearable satchel
- Hidden water-resistant pockets for your valuables
- Premium police-uniform-grade wool for durability that doesn't sacrifice style
- A retractabe hood easily accessed by pulling the collar up
- Fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets
- Built for layering in temps between 35 - 65 F / 0 -20 C
- Multiple pockets, intelligently placed to reduce bulk
We have sourced an ultra premium wool/poly fabric used in police uniforms. This means it is super durable and built for action.
While not water-proof like a nylon rain coat, wool is naturally water resistant and breathable. In our testing, water droplets fall off of this fabric and can be easily wiped off.
Our interior pocket system includes:
- Two stow pockets in the back lining for an extra change of clothes or valuables. Flat cords are placed above the zippers so you can drape clothing over them to maintain a streamlined silhouette for minimal bulk.
- A mesh stuff pouch for gloves, hat, or other items you want to be able to access easily.
- A deep welt pocket for tickets, maps, and other items, perfectly placed for ergonomic access.
Additional thoughtful details:
- A carabiner on the cuff that is easily tucked into a zippered pocket when not in use
- A D-ring below the welt pocket to clip a key chain or carabiner
- Armpit grommet vents for breathability and comfort
- A durable coat hook/locker loop
The shell is loaded with features you will actually use:
- A retractable hood in the collar without added bulk
- Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets
- Hidden water-resistant pockets behind the hand-warmer pockets so you can securely store your electronics, wallet, and valuables.
- Rip-free storage: all hidden pockets for your valuables are lined with a super durable water-resistant rip-stop nylon - the same used in backpacks. You'll never have to worry about your pocket liners ripping or losing your stuff.
- A classically styled chest welt pocket, secured with a zipper
In addition to the coat and jacket, we are offering some fantastic premium bamboo t-shirts and tops, both made with the same attention to detail and built for versatility and traveling light.
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Pack less and get more out of your trip with two distinct styles in one top. We are using a luxury unstinkable eco-friendly bamboo on one side and a custom "ocean swirl" embossed wicking fabric on the other.
A shirt-tail hem naturally flatters the female form. A loose but tailored fit feels comfortable and drapes in all the right places. A curved V-neck accents the collarbone for a universally attractive look on varying shoulder widths.
Our bamboo is ultra soft and huggable. The embossed side is made from an ultra-light-weight wicking technical fabric to keep you cool. We use flat-lock seams to minimize chaffing. Stay comfortable, cool, and ready for any travel occasion with this two-in-one top.
Choose between two color combos:
- Cream microstripe/Ocean blue
- Charcoal microstripe/Glacier ice
Stay fresh, polished, and comfortable in this elevated travel T-shirt. We have sourced luxury unstinkable eco-friendly bamboo and designed a seamless bonded welt pocket for a polished look.
Wear for days on end and still feel fresh. Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial and, based on our tests, performs better than synthetics.
An innovative back neck pocket provides security and easy access to cash and other items you want to temporarily store when on-the-go. Inconspicuously stash your passport, cash, and cards with this streamlined design.
Choose between two color combos:
- Cream microstripe
- Charcoal microstripe
We know that many destinations don’t have a drycleaner, or even a laundromat, and you may not have the time to wait for them even if you do. In a day and age when every garment care suggestion includes “tumble low on cool with like colors”, “dry clean only”, or “just never get it dirty” admonishments, we’ve shrunk more than our share of wool sweaters.
Our garments will ship with both “Best” and “Good enough” maintenance suggestions. We know you might be washing your t-shirt with hand soap in a restroom sink, even if we think you should be starching it after CO2 drycleaning.
Our products aren’t the cheapest garments out there. To make small batch, high-quality, technically featured garments, we have to pay more than, say, Nike® or North Face® would pay to buy premium fabric and source manufacturing because of our smaller scale and negotiating leverage.
To make this work, we’re trying to design the products in such a way that they actually give you more value than you pay out in money, or that you can find from other brands. If you want to buy a cheaper jacket, they’re definitely out there, but we believe our jackets can not only replace the functions of other jackets, but it can add enough to your travel experience and take enough out of your pack to make it more than worthwhile.
Even more, you’ll be paying for functions that you’ll use. Much technical wear is designed for environments and stresses most people will never encounter, and you pay a premium for that functionality. We hope our designs address the reality of your life and travels, and you get every penny out of the design. Over the course of multiple trips, which will often cost thousands of dollars, we hope that our clothes can more than pay for themselves.
Nick was first drawn to travel through stories and books growing up on a farm with his family. But, following a trip shortly before college with his parents and younger brothers to visit relatives in London, he was hooked on the real thing. It helped him to realize that, even though he loved the stories he read, he could’ve never imagined what he’d discover once he got out there.
Since then, he’s saved up enough money every year to take at least a couple of international trips. He loves the movement of travel, so he rarely spends more than a few days in one place, opting instead to switch between all sorts of transit (especially trains, ferries, and just simple hiking) as often as he can. In embracing the freedom of moving around a lot, he realized he needed lots of different styles and functions in his pack, and also hated carrying too much. Thus, he and Kelly decided to start Anywhere.
He currently makes his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, but has friends all around the world – recent and upcoming visits to friends include to the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, and Wales. He’s been to nearly five dozen countries now, but hasn’t been to India, Siberia, or sub-Saharan Africa and is hopeful that those loom in the near future.
Nick serves in an operational role at Anywhere – he has a background in business and business models (both academic (MBA, etc.) and professional). While he helps ideate the initial concepts based on his experiences and travel needs, he focuses his time more on the infrastructure of running the business (i.e. the boring stuff: making sure contractors and taxes are paid, financing exists, email programs run smoothly, etc.)
He hopes Anywhere can become equal parts amazing, differentiated travel products, and a community-supported brand which houses the ideas for and motivations to travel and explore. He passionately believes that creativity, great ideas, and progress come from finding and combining new experiences and ideas. He hopes that by building a company and brand which enable people to do this, he can empower others to make their worlds a better place, and then in turn all these better worlds will add up into something pretty cool.
Kelly had her first experience abroad in college with her roommate, which ignited an enduring passion for travel. The thrill of speaking French and (mostly) succeeding and the constant wave of newness was intoxicating. Over the next decade, she found herself on a riverboat in the Amazon, bathing with monkeys in Japan, wandering the souks in Morocco, sharing a home-cooked Nubian meal in Aswan, surviving a freak blizzard below Mt. Fitz Roy, braving horizontal rain in the Faroe Islands, and much more.
She believes in the power of leaving one’s comfort zone, whether road-tripping to an undiscovered town in your home country or voyaging to a remote island halfway around the world. She left her consumer trend-consulting job to build Anywhere, with the goal of making travel more fulfilling.
Despite taking dozens of trips per year for business and personal exploration, Kelly has always hated packing. She would procrastinate sometimes until a few hours before takeoff; on one occasion, she found herself packing hastily-grabbed essentials into a small pack while in the cab on the way to the airport. Her “carry-on only” philosophy meant that every item needed versatility. Feeling frustrated by the lack of stylish and functional choices, she decided to create her own.
As Chief Design Officer, Kelly oversees the day-to-day operations of Anywhere including marketing and brand identity, vendor management, social media, and event planning. She also directs the design and development process to ensure the brand vision translates into fantastic wearable products for all travelers.
Before Anywhere, she spent almost a decade tracking consumer trends for Fortune 500 companies and ad agencies, and earned her MBA in the process. She also has an interdisciplinary Masters degree in which she focused on the translation of global fashion and cultural trends between Japan, Europe, and the U.S.
Kelly is drawn to the Anywhere vision by a deep desire to help people stay curious and discover their own creative ability to engage with the world, ultimately trusting them to make it a better place.
As a product designer, Alisa was drawn to Anywhere from the culmination of her love for style, ethics, premium product design, and travel as a means of learning from new cultures, people and experiences. She is also a passionate advocate for exploring your own 'backyard.'
She manages Anywhere's product pipeline, ensuring that every stitch, panel, and feature is of the highest quality and reflects the needs of real people who travel. The challenges of transformative functional pieces with style are ones she loves to face every day.
Alisa has gained invaluable experiences from amazing programs at the University of Wisconsin Stout and Interlochen Arts Academy in Apparel Design and Development and Visual Arts.
She is preparing for a trip to Thailand in December, and cannot wait for the mix of cuisines, art-forms, architecture, and natural beauty.
Risks and challenges
Every new venture is risky. We’re making differentiated products, which are risky, but ultimately, we’re making clothes and configuring feature-sets which, while different, have – individually – some precedent, which hopefully makes them less risky.
We’ve already gone through a lot, and have learned a ton. The risks we see currently on the way to delivering you your awesome new product (and what we’ve tried to do to mitigate them) are:
The women’s coat, and men’s and women’s tees, are functionally at final prototype. The men’s jacket probably has two to three more prototype iterations in front of it, which based on our experience, will likely take two to three months. While we feel confident in our ability to achieve the feature-set we’ve detailed and designed for the men’s jacket, we want to make sure that it works. For example, the ability to make it a satchel, one of the more novel features, requires that it actually be comfortable to wear as a satchel and that it’s able to support a heavy load at the stress points (e.g. the carabiner clip and the interior lining fabric). If you want to fill it with lead bricks, we won’t be around to tell you it’s a bad idea.
Although we are in negotiations, we have to settle on a factory for our production runs, and be satisfied with their quality, cost, and schedule on a complex garment. Our development partners have delivered us amazing, wearable final prototypes that we’d be happy to put on a rack now, but they generally don’t do production volumes of these sorts. We have partnered with an expert consultant who has experience in this area, and have already worked with him through this process for our men’s tee. We have high confidence in his abilities.
We have to price these garments appropriately. In the long-run, this means making enough gross margin to develop future products. For the here-and-now, for our Kickstarter run, we need to be able to make a production order at sufficient volume to both satisfy the manufacturer and the consumer. We have done our competitive research for premium technical apparel, and we believe we are hitting the right levels.
We have to coordinate logistics. We have received recommendations for partners for shipping and warehousing, but we haven’t worked with them before. We believe we have priced shipping appropriately, and have the margins on individual products to support any overages.
We have to manage all this. We believe we can do it (and have sunk a lot of our own time and money into that belief), and we will be transparent with you when new adventures come up. Honesty and openness is a key part of our culture.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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