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By Rishi Thornhill
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Waterproof pocket shorts. aquanautia
Waterproof pocket shorts. aquanautia
  • The special inbuilt pocket keeps all your valuables dry with the first Self sealing waterproof pocket in the world!
  • Certified to 30 meters/ 100ft underwater
  • The waterproof pocket has a five year warranty.
a revolutionary waterproof closure
a revolutionary waterproof closure

Magnets are safe to use with credit cards and phones. 

 The-technology was originally used in dry-bags. Gooper https://gooperhermetic.com/ has more information about the Magnetic Technology and how it works. We partnered with Gooper to use this magnetic technology to develop the perfect waterproof pocket for clothing.

This is ergonomic, comfortable and designed for intuitive use on the go. The magnetic technology outperforms traditional waterproof zips as unlike them it closes automatically, leaving no room for error, it does not require lubrication and it gets reinforced by water pressure the deeper you go.

Water and Stain Repelling Fabric

  • Designed for travel. no spills or stains can get in your way 
  • The shorts also dry much faster than normal fabrics. 
  • That means less Laundry more adventures.

The best clothing is versatile

In every sense of the word versatility is at the centre of every design decision, every fabric choice and every last stitch.

Transform from a smart tailored look while exploring the city to a being ready for spontaneous beach adventures. Without ever taking off your shorts.

Unless we find new uses for the plastic already out there, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 

 The shorts are made from 92% recycled plastic bottles.

Recycled fabrics are cool
Recycled fabrics are cool

This will be done after the campaign ends and we will send a backer survey, so no need to worry about choosing now. We will be having 2 different lengths: 5 inch and 9 inch inseam for men and 4 inch and 9 inch inseam for women. 

 The campaign will be updated with the longer length and you will be able to select this as a reward at the backer survey stage. 

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If you follow the sizing chart carefully, then the shorts will fit you just fine. Still, if you wish to exchange your shorts for any reason, we will allow you to do that, but you’ll have to pay for the two way shipping. As we are just starting up and offering our shorts at highly discounted prices on Kickstarter, we won’t be able to accept returns.

WARRANTY: Once again the 5-year warranty is specifically for the Gooper Waterproof Pocket Itself. The manufacturer warranty is as follows:

Manufacturer(s) warranty the Gooper Waterproof Pocket against defects as follows:

For the period of 5 years from the original date of purchase and subject to the limitations of the warranty, manufacturer will supply at no charge, new or rebuilt replacement parts in exchange so long as (1) provides proof of purchase, and (2) manufacturer must determine the equipment is defective.The manufacturer(s) take no responsibility for the content of the waterproof pocket, and it is up to the customer to test the waterproof pocket before using it. The waterproof pocket has been extensively tested and certified waterproof 30 meters underwater, we stand by the quality and use the highest quality materials, and manufacturing process. Please Email/ message us about any queries you have.

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While a backpacking adventure in South East Asia and after loosing my stuff in Thailand I realised that it is really useful to keep your passport and some cash on you while travelling but it's hard to do that anywhere near the water. After seeing the only solutions out there were dry bags or portable safes, which didn't suit my minimalist travelling style I decided to do something about it. Over the last 2 years I have invented Aquanautia, the ultimate adventure shorts. 

Hey It's me, Rishi!
Hey It's me, Rishi!

Feel free to watch the videos, choose a reward and get your ultimate adventure shorts.

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I have set up solid relationships with some of the best manufacturers and have ordered prototypes and samples from the factory. I have already been to the factories, and spent time there to ensure good trust, and an understanding from both parties. The lead time for the waterproof pocket is very fast as I have already paid and set up the tooling earlier this year. I have even ordered some of the materials and trimmings in advance to save production lead times, and will plan on getting some of the orders started for initial backers before the campaign finishes to ensure we are ahead of schedule.

What you are seeing in our videos and pictures are prototypes. The final products will be even better, and we will be taking on your advice an feedback to make your favourite shorts in the world!

Please feel to reach out to us if you have any concerns via message or by leaving a comment on Kickstarter for us, and we will endeavour to respond to you very quickly. Thanks for your support!

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    I will jump in the water for you

    I will write your name or 3 words of your choosing on a piece of paper, put it in the waterproof pocket of my shorts and jump in the water. I film this and I will post upload it to our private creators group. As part of the group you get to vote on new colours, new product features and get updated with videos of manufacturing visits and behind the scenes footage. You will be there to see the journey unfold every step of the way.

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    1X Shorts

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    (you chose size and colour later). Dry pocket, Recycled fabric, hydrophobic. quick dry. 4-way stretch. tailored fit.

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    Keep everything in your pocket dry, IPX8 to 100ft underwater, repels stains, dries in under 30 mins. comfort stretch. 5 year warranty. These shorts will take you on unexpected adventures!

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