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Winter is coming & we've designed a new 360˚ HD Ski Mask to keep you WARMER, so you can PLAY longer! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 4, 2013.

Winter is coming & we've designed a new 360˚ HD Ski Mask to keep you WARMER, so you can PLAY longer!

Philadelphia, PA Fashion
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Close your eyes & picture the perfect fresh powder run beneath you.  The air is crisp, the wind is biting your cheeks and the ground is sparkling.   You hit REC on your GoPro,  pull up your mask, inhale once, and shift your weight forward.  These are the moments we live for, and the driving force behind the Beardo Keep Warm project. it's a simple concept really; if you Stay warmer, you'll play longer!  Let us keep you warm.

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Kickstarter is all about funding creativity and in true Kickstarter fashion, our project goal is to utilize submitted concept designs from our simultaneously running open invitation, along with pledges to create a new line!   We are very excited for the outcome of this project as we have no idea how many new designs we will end with and it is a unique opportunity for us to work with fans, creative types and designers of every skill level.  The beauty about this is that anyone can put in their ideas, get their hands dirty and work with us directly & see their idea become a reality!  A true communal kickstarter and with more concepts and funding, will come more chosen and produced designs!  We can't wait to see them!

Our Prototype Ski MASK HD has been in the pipeline for a few seasons, but the form and fit has been severely refined over the last few months.  We have been testing the prototypes extensively and the fit is awesome! With some fresh design concepts we can develop and ultimately launch a full new line in time for the first snowfall!  We have 5 prototype designs right now, and as you can see photography played a big part in them, but we feel illustrated options (characters, patterns etc..) will be perfect for them as they are easily manipulated.  That is our Kickstarter GOAL, and the reason for holding the open design invitation for the duration of this Project.  Simply put; designers, photographers and creatives are not cheap and relying on only one or two individuals can limit the project's creative range.  Your fresh input, concepts and support, will help to develop and fund the creativity of this line to bring it from prototype to launch, and all in time for Winter & Christmas!

For every submitted concept mask design that is chosen and produced for market, the designer will be paid a guaranteed amount through the open design page (See links above for full details),  they will also get credit for their work and of course some of the finished masks!   We have no 'set' number of designs that we are looking for... it could be dozens, but know that if we like it, and its original, we will most likely choose it and make it happen!  Fans will also help choose their favorites by voting on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  So if you have an idea, or know a designer, photographer or creative type, do us a favor and put us in touch! 


ABOUT the SKI MASK HD Design

Our Ski Mask design is ideal not only for Snowboarders & Skiers, but as a GIFT for any outdoor enthusiast, motorcyclist, fisherman or rock climber... and we have even tested our prototype while skydiving! We have put a lot of effort into designing our SKI MASK to be a true 360˚ 3D representation from all angles, and we hope you like it so far!  We have had some fun creating these prototypes and went all out, from hiring professional makeup artists to taking a leaf blower to our friends face (see: option E, 'WINDY' below).

Our special techniques and attention to detail ensures our masks are 100% realistic looking... it wasn't easy, but we are happy to say we have done it VERY well!  As with all of our gear, these too are super functional, you can wear them down around the neck, or even as a headband.. and of course they are just crazy enough to get you noticed!  After all, If you aren't having fun, what are you doing?

The Pledge Rewards!

Here is the fun part ~ choose your reward!  Most of the Pledges from the right are indicated with a letter to easily correspond.  Note that there are some special offers that do not have a photo!

 NEW designs since launch! .. more to come.

Get to know us.

We truly started out as a bit of a laugh, but are very proud of what we have accomplished and the warmth we have provided!  It all started with the accidental creation of the Beard hat one cold day back in 2007 amongst the peaks of Whistler, BC. Canada.  I had transformed a scarf out of sheer necessity into a facemask, complete with a drinking & breathing hole.  Everyone joked that it looked as if I had finally hit manhood with a full grown beard. This early Beardo design made regular appearances at our ski trips and parties after that, and was eventually refined into the Beardo beard hat that you see today.  We have come a long way since then, but always make sure our gear incorporates both fun and functionality.  We may be a bit strange, but we get the job done!

Those who already know us:

Canadian icon George Stroumboulopoulos said: "Love Canada. Hate Canadian winters. Then this comes along to make them a little better"

UFC Fighter Mac Danzig said: "This may be the coolest piece of headwear I've ever seen"

Risks and challenges

The season is just upon us and our project is well thought out and manageable. If something goes wrong we will do whatever we can to fix it, but as you can see from the timeline we do take delays into account.

• Sept 12 - Sept 28- in-house & open design time, to monitor potential concepts as well as develop new ones in-house as needed (photography, illustrate etc..)
• Sept 12- 28 - Once funding goal is met we can start to secure new designs!
• Sept 30-Oct 30th - Print, produce, sew and pack...
• Oct 18- 30th - Shipping rewards begins from Philadelphia, PA ( you'll get tracking )
• Oct 31st - We take a short and sweet candy break
• Nov 1-30th- If funded over and above expectations, this time will be used to get additional items produced & shipped for winter and Christmas!

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FAQ

  • The Yeti is our brand new mascot! He spends a lot of time in the snow and we brought him in to help spread the word or warmth! And, YES! we are designing a mask based on his likeness.. its in the works. If you have an idea, send us an email or submit it through our open design invitation!

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  • Yes of course! We want you to be happy with your choice. We'll work with you and be as flexible as we can to ensure that.

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  • If we surpass our goal, we will send you a short form (survey) to get all this info from you as soon as the campaign finishes

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  • You’ll have a week to get us your choices after the campaign through the survey we will send you.

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  • Here is our planned schedule... if funded, shipping will begin Oct 18 or earlier for some of the rewards! We want you to have them as early as possible, and of course for Christmas... They are meant to keep you WARM after all !

    • Sept 12 - Sept 28- in-house & open design time, to monitor potential concepts as well as develop new ones in-house as needed (photography, illustrate etc..)

    • Sept 12- 28 - Once funding goal is met we can start to secure new designs!

    • Sept 30-Oct 30th - Print, produce, sew and pack...

    • Oct 18- 30th - Shipping rewards begins from Philadelphia, PA ( you'll get tracking )

    • Oct 31st - We take a short and sweet candy break

    • Nov 1-30th- If funded over and above expectations, this time will be used to get additional items produced & shipped for winter and Christmas!

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  • We will ship your stuff using USPS First Class service from PA, Shipping times will vary, but 3-6 business days should do it. Canadian orders will be on par with the USA shipping times but customs may cause slight delays of 1-2 days. Other International orders will take longer of course, but generally between 7-12 business days is the average.

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  • That is Awesome, We would love to see your concept and plan to choose many! Simply click the Design link above or below, we are holding the qualifying round until Sept 20, and will choose finalists to go on after that. We don't expect finished designs to be entered right away... a simple swatch, proof or sample will be fine. maybe you are an illustrator or cartoonist with already made characters or patterns. Or perhaps a photographer with a few shots or ideas. Show us as best you can of your concept and we'll use our imaginations. You just must have rights to the image or design, and of course be able to enter a final design if chosen!

    http://99designs.com.au/other-clothing-merchandise-design/contests/help-beardo-clothing-merchandise-design-244726

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  • The Ski Mask HD is One size and made of very flexible material and hugs most people comfortably. It is 48cm around and we have tested on Men, women, and even a 14 year old, and they all fit well. The unique shape of the mask allows for it to be pulled up higher on the head (crown) for a tighter fit if preferred.

    Our Patented Beardo design is the World's only beanie with a foldaway, detachable and adjustable beard! The beard has an adjustment range of 5.5" (14 cm) so you can tighten or loosen as you like! The handknit beanie is made of 100% soft acrylic yarn and is a slightly slouchy style.

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  • Visit us at: www.Beardowear.com ... You can also reach some of our international sites (Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria to name some) by clicking the flags at the top of the main page.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    3 backers

    The VIP! You'll get a virtual HIGH FIVER from our entire crew, PLUS the satisfaction of knowing you have helped to keep people warm, alive & playing!

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    Pledge $6 or more

    1 backer

    Our Lovable YETI will email you or a friend a personalized 'thank you' in the form of a custom Facebook cover photo! You can post the image on your FB page & be the envy of all your friends!

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    Pledge $9 or more

    0 backers

    The same GREAT personalized YETI 'thank you' cover photo (as above) ... but for this one he'll do it completely NAKED!

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    Pledge $11 or more

    3 backers

    A) BeerMO™ Bottle Mustache 6 Pack MIX colors.
    A fun party favor & bottle marker ... perfect for any mustache fan! (Made from FDA approved silicone / Also fits most pacifiers / FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $19 or more

    30 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD OFFER! The first 30 orders will get the 'GARY' SKI MASK HD option for $9 off! Lets get it going! ( FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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    Pledge $28 or more

    21 backers

    B) Mask - GARY SKI MASK HD ... Named after the man behind the mask, and the style that is worn in the video, Gary will be sure to keep you warm! ( FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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    16 backers

    C) " NEBULA" SKI Mask HD - Carry the whole Galaxy on your face. (FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $28 or more

    7 backers

    D) "SCREAM" SKI Mask HD- MONKEY around with this fun Capuchin design! Spend most of your time amongst the trees? This one may be for you! (FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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    Pledge $28 or more

    5 backers

    E) "WINDY" SKI MASK HD design.. for those who love going fast! Ideal for motorcyclists, skiers and skydivers who want that head-turning "my face is going to peel off" look. (FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $28 or more

    18 backers

    F) "SUGAR" Skull SKI MASK HD design. Named after the traditional Mexican Sugar skulls, this has been a favorite with the female members of the Beardo team. (FREE Shipping included within the USA!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $28 or more

    70 backers

    JUST FOR ONE: Your choice of any of the newly developed SKI MASKS from our open design call-out! We plan to have many options to choose from! Follow the design open & our Facebook page for voting and to see some of the concepts! Note: You can make your choice after all designs are finalized. Because of this, delivery will be slightly later than the others - target delivery is end of Nov through early Dec. The benefit is, you will have more selection! (FREE Shipping included within the USA)

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    Pledge $29 or more

    27 backers

    G) Ideal for HER: Our original "3-in-1" Houdini Beanie is amazing! Another original Beardo design, this product converts from a beanie to a neck gaiter to a head-wrap! Transforms in seconds and comes with a wood button and stylish Beardo rubber logo (Chunky knit Dark Grey option - FREE Shipping included within USA!)

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    Pledge $37 or more

    22 backers

    H) The Original Beardo Beard Hat - Grey with Brown Beard. The World's only beanie with a foldaway, detachable and adjustable beard! (FREE Shipping included in the USA)

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    Pledge $50 or more

    30 backers

    The GIFTER: Your choice of any 2 of any of the following SKI MASK HD styles (From images on the left): GARY, NEBULA, SCREAM, WINDY or SUGAR! (FREE Shipping included within the USA)

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    Pledge $55 or more

    23 backers

    FOR HIM AND HER: The Houdini converts from a beanie, to a gaiter to a headwrap in seconds! Make a couple happy with this NEW Pledge option by also receiving a SKI MASK HD of your choice! (Houdini is Chunky knit Dark Grey option - FREE Shipping included within USA!) We will give you the opportunity to specify your SKI MASK HD when we collect your information after the project funds. Target delivery is end of Nov through early Dec

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    14 backers

    BEARDO & THE BEAST: Receive both an Original Grey Beardo & a SKI MASK HD of your choice! The Beardo makes a great GIFT as it is the Worlds ONLY beanie with a foldaway, detachable and adjustable beard! (FREE Shipping included within USA!) We will give you the opportunity to specify your order when we collect your information after the project funds. Target delivery is end of Nov through early Dec

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    36 backers

    "Triple Threat" - Get your choice of any 3 of our SKI MASK HD's (FREE Shipping included within the USA - you can choose your styles at the end!)

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    Pledge $80 or more

    16 backers Limited (9 left of 25)

    LIMITED EDITION CHRISTMAS MIXER - finish shopping early - Get your choice of any 1 of our new SKI MASK HD's PLUS a Beardo Original Grey PLUS a Houdini Beanie (dark grey) - including shipping within the USA! (You can select the ski masks at the end!)

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    0 backers Limited (400 left of 400)

    i) ONE BeerMO Promo box! A full box of our bottle mustaches for your own fun, or use as a Movember fundraiser! 1 box has 25 packs of BeerMo's in a custom display box. Includes Mix color packs (6 colors per pack & FREE Shipping within the USA!)

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Funding period

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