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By Apa-Intemporal
$55,539
pledged of $34,969 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

The ĀPA Raincoat was born out of necessity: coats today simply cannot compete with the ever changing weather. Traveling through an urban city, we struggle with sweaty plastic coats in humid subways and trench coats that don't adequately protect us from heavy rain. We have sports coats that don't look good in the office and fashionable coats that don't protect. We dress in heavy coats or light coats in the morning only to have the temperatures shift without warning during the day.

Rain, sun, humidity, wind, cold and hot temperatures - sometimes all in one day.

This is why in the spring of 2016 during a hot rainy day in Brussels we decided to completely reinvent the concept of the raincoat and create the world's first line for changing weather. Our team went on a journey throughout Europe. Over 18 months, we traveled to top factories, labs and suppliers in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Poland to create an affordable coat that would protect us from the changing elements while looking our best.

Waterproof | Breathable | Adaptable | Lightweight | Functional | 100% Made in Europe

ĀPA is the Sanskrit word for the element of water and we built our coats to live up to the name: The ĀPA coat is equipped with top of the line technologies used in high-end extreme sports apparel, offering incredible protection from rain along with breathable membranes and lining that adapt to shifting temperatures. All packed into a stylish coat practically designed for the urban lifestyle - 100% made in Europe with top quality materials and manufacturers.

TECHNOLOGIES

NanoSphere®

Made from a three layers Nanosphere® fabric with incredible waterproofing characteristics. Nanoparticles in the fiber form a fine structure similar to the natural surface of a leaf. Water, dirt and oil simply roll off the fabric similar to the surface of a leaf - without any coating that tends to fade over time!

C-Change®

C-Change® is a Thermo Adaptive membrane that adapts to the changing temperatures. When it's cold the fibers tighten up to increase heat retention. When it’s hot the fibers open up to breathe. This technology adapt to your surrounding to always keeps you protected, comfortable and dry.

Climate Shell LayersTM 

A unique design that combines 3 specialized layers of lining and interlining: Breathable, moisture absorbent and heat retention layers provide you with a wonderful balance of warmth and breathability.

NOSO Taped Seams®

The coat's stitchings are reinforced with durable waterproof taping, for complete protection and increased durability.

Self Cleaning Fabric

The coat's surface is dust and stain repellent, creating a self-cleaning effect. The more you use it in the rain the cleaner it gets.

Lightweight Materials

We use light materials that are wonderfully comfortable and make the coat easy to pack into a bag or suitcase when traveling.

DESIGN

Top European Quality 

Our coats are 100% made in Europe from materials to manufacturing: Belgium design, Swiss technology and fabrics, Italian and French lining, German hardware, and Polish manufacturing. A combination between the best traditions of quality and technological innovations that Europe has to offer.

Customizable:

Adjustable waist and wrists and as well as a removable hood so you'll be ready for anything from riding a bike, walking in heavy rain, a day in the office, to a night out on the town!

5 Practical Pockets & Headphones Buckle

We are proud to have all of our materials and 100% of the production process done in Europe, following high standards of working conditions and sustainable manufacturing. 

Green technologies and responsible manufacturing are at the heart of our core values of being innovative in a transparent and sustainable way. We also value inclusive-diversity and you can see this in how we not only create our products but have ensured they are available at an affordable price with this Kickstarter launch.

Our fabric supplier is Bluesign® approved with responsible use of resources, clean processes with controlled air and water emissions, safe environments for workers and safe products for consumers. We also use nickel free hardware (anti-allergenic) and our products are free from any harmful chemicals. 

CLASSIC

 PARKA

WHAT IS MY SIZE?

Our coats have a large fit with long sleeves. If you are usually in-between sizes, we recommend you take the smaller one. You can always exchange it if the fit isn't perfect (see Exchange Policy below).

 EXCHANGE POLICY:

We are happy to exchange your coat for any reason. Just return your ĀPA Raincoat plus the shipping fee both ways, and we will send you another one right away. As we are just starting-up and offering our raincoats at a highly discounted price on Kickstarter, we won’t be able to accept returns.

WARRANTY POLICY:

All of our raincoats are covered with a Limited Warranty/Lifetime Guarantee similar to other high end apparel products including The North Face. Our raincoats are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. If a product ever fails due to a manufacturing defect, even after extended use, we will repair the product, without charge, or replace it.

Damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident, improper care or the natural breakdown of materials over extended time and use are not covered by the lifetime Guarantee. Damage not covered under warranty will be repaired for a nominal fee.

 OUR TEAM

ĀPA was founded by Franco-Belgian designer Léa Potache Stein in collaboration with colleagues from top European luxury brands. With a first collection launched on Kickstarter, ĀPA is proud to present its MODERN RAINCOATS, offering the opportunity to look impeccable, regardless of what the weather is.

Video & Visuals by Studio MatchBox

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Our coats are made with some of the most advanced – and most expensive – materials and technologies that Europe has to offer. Selling our coats through traditional retailers with the normal markup would require us to sell at a very high price. We wanted to democratize the technology and launch the coats at an affordable price.

Kickstarter provides an amazing platform to bring our products directly to customers at a low price that cannot be found anywhere else. All the funds we raise on Kickstarter will be injected into the manufacturing of our coats, in introducing new colors, and in the development of additional groundbreaking products. A win-win for everyone!

Risks and challenges

The coats you are seeing are prototypes, you can expect the final product to be even more polished.

For the past 18 months, our team has been working night and day to refine our design, manufacturing process and the logistics. All the fabrics and elements are ready for production. We have partnered with top European manufacturers and quality control teams to ensure that we send out the highest quality coats to you.

We are aware that there are always unforeseen issues, but we have anticipated and planned for potential risks and have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterwards.

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