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$9,177
pledged of $9,500pledged of $9,500 goal
172
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, August 30 2019 10:08 AM UTC +00:00.

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About

UNTETHER FROM TEMPERATURE - That's the Cold Case Gear objective. We use Aerogel, that's right, that NASA stuff, to make our unique, patent pending, product line. It is ultra light and ultra insulating. It's the real workhorse behind the Cold Case Gear line. Cold Case Gear makes products to insulate your food, water, fuel, and electronics from both extreme hot and cold. Store your cliff bars, energy gels, water filters, medication, and electronics in our pouch. The Pouch will protect them from whatever is happening outside so they can function as intended. 

MADE IN THE USA: 

Our patent pending product line is 100% made in the USA. From the very ideation of this whole idea, to the first samples we took into mountains, and now moving into full production. We are proud to be a Made in the USA company, and support local jobs. 

Born In The Rockies:

The very first proof of concept happened in Silver Plume, CO. Right off of I-70, you might have passed it while on your way to the ski slopes of Summit County. While you were sitting in traffic, we were hard at work testing the very first pieces of the puzzle that would become Cold Case Gear. 

From proof of concept, we drove on down to Denver, and worked with our designer to make the first prototypes. These first prototypes then got tested hiking the local mountains and the famous 14ers. 

The Pouch:

Our product line is Patent Pending
Our product line is Patent Pending

Weighing in at a scant 80 grams, The Pouch is extremely light weight and won't take up hardly any room in your backpack. The Aerogel insulation carries an R Value of 7! Compare that to a closed cell foam pad that only has an R value of around 2. You can clip The Pouch onto your backpack, harness, sled, or anything else. The exterior is made from a waterproof nylon and we include a water resistant zipper to really block out the elements. The 2.2 Liter volume is large enough for.

  • Water filter
  • Canon/Nikon/Sony camera battery
  • Cellphone
  • Cliff Bar
  • Bag of trail mix 

By the numbers:

Say goodbye to frozen food!
Say goodbye to frozen food!

We are seeking to fund $9500 dollars, what exactly is this for? $9500 dollars will fully fund the sourcing of our Aerogel insulation as well as the production of 500 units. If we do successfully hit our goal of $9500 dollars, that will unlock the next goal! Cold Case Gear has FIVE products planned to release, including a hydration sleeve, phone case, a fuel canister cozie, and a heat reflecting tarp. While we would love to launch all of these products at once, it just isn't cost feasible due to factory minimums. We will launch more product if we can hit our goals, so do us a favor and share this Kickstarter! 

AeroGel:

No dead batteries on the trail.
No dead batteries on the trail.

AeroGel was originally developed by NASA for the first Astronaut suits. It is around 96% air. It is the most thermally insulating material known to us at this time. Our product line relies on this unique form of insulation to keep our products super light weight and easy to use. Because of its light weight and high insulating factor it allows us to make products that have never existed before. You can get all the benefits of a hard sided and ruggedized cooler for a fraction of the price and bulk. 

Our Mission:

Untether From Temperature. Cold Case Gear exists to solve temperature related issues in the outdoors. Our wider goal is to create a product line to solve real problems faced in the outdoors. From dead batteries and frozen food to tents overheating in the sun, we want to make products that will help people stay outside longer, and have more fun! Spending time in the outdoors can be a transformative experience for people. We want to help facilitate that for more and more people by reducing the discomfort that can be experienced due to temperature related problems. 

Risks and challenges

This project relies entirely on the success of this crowdfunding campaign. From sourcing our insulation to the manufacturing of the end product, you, our customer, is helping to make this dream a reality.

We are looking to crowdsource our product line so that we can complete a full production run. Once the campaign ends, we will then be able to place our order for the AeroGel insulation. This comes in at $3,350 dollars and will be enough to make roughly 520 units. Our factory minimum is set at 500 units.

Once funded, Cold Case Gear will sell enough units to fund the full production run, and to leave us enough inventory to sell to produce a second run next year. Our Kickstarter backers are getting a great deal, as the retail price for The Pouch will be $60 dollars.

Production will take roughly six to eight weeks at our factory in Michigan. Once done, they will travel to Pagosa Springs, CO to be finished. They will be packaged with hang tags and literature about the brand. The final product will be shipped via USPS from Pagosa Springs, CO. Should any disruptions in timeline occur all backers will be notified.

We recognize that the outdoor industry is a competitive space and that unique ideas are few and far between. That is why we have filed for patent protection. Since March of 2018 our product line has been under patent pending status and we are moving forward with a non-provisional patent. We look forward to our approval in the coming months.

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    Get three pouches! This is basically a buy two get one free deal! The retail price on these will be $60 dollars when they arrive in stores and on our website. You get three pouches for just $40 dollars each!

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    Winter Camping with Cold Case Gear

    Come camping with the Founder of Cold Case Gear. Learn all about the gear and the business. Your $1,000 dollars gets you a guided winter camping trip with all the gear and food provided! That's right, a -40 down bag, an expedition tent, and we'll even provide a "Hot Tent" (a tent heated with a wood burning stove) to hang out in. Your camping trip will be based in Pagosa Springs, at the foot of the San Juan Mountains. All food and equipment will be provided. Our Founder has years of experience camping in frigid environments like Northern Minnesota so come and learn from his expertise! Lounge in a style in a heated tent and enjoy the mountains of Colorado.

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