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Cowbucker is proud to introduce The Bucker: The World's First Cowboy-Trucker Hat!  Probably mankind's greatest invention.
Cowbucker is proud to introduce The Bucker: The World's First Cowboy-Trucker Hat! Probably mankind's greatest invention.
249 backers pledged $37,698 to help bring this project to life.

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Cowbucker Presents: The Bucker

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WHAT'S A BUCKER?

Cowboy-Brim, Trucker-Crown: The Bucker is hands down your favorite hat's favorite hat. How do we know? We asked a lot of hats. We also asked a lot of you what features you wanted to see in your perfect summer lid! 360-degree foam brim you can wear as a cowboy OR a bucket hat? Check. Comfort band for one-size-fits-most outdoor fun? Check. Decorative snapback to complete the look? Check.  IGOR WE’VE DONE IT! WE’VE MADE THE PERFECT HAT. 

We're bringing the “Staters Gonna State” line of Buckers to Kickstarter because summer is coming! However you do summer, our Buckers are guaranteed to make it even better. We think there’s three ingredients to the perfect day: fun, friends, and the great outdoors. Saturday football, thirty foot slip ‘n slides, river rafting, backyard barbecues…these are the things that really matter.  We've created a hat for a summer state of mind, and we hope you like it as much as we do!

WE'RE STARTING WITH 8 STATES AND THE U.S. of A.

Don't see the state you want? Never Fear! Getting these hats made with the support from all of our fabulous funders will allow us to widen our distribution across the country, and be able to invest that money back into creating Buckers for the other 42 States, 16 Territories, and at least 4 secessionist movements.

We didn't want to ask for a gazillion dollars, so we're just raising enough to get these 9 produced quickly and out to all of you!

Any support we receive OVER our goal, we can add more states (and some of the not-so-states we're working on).

Want to see your state on a Bucker ASAP? Take a minute to write us a strongly worded letter in the comments below, on any of our social medias, or by e-mail at whatthebuck@cowbucker.com. You can also try writing to us by carrier pigeon (it'll find us, they're so smart!). Believe us...we wish we could do all the states right now too!
    

For all of you stateless Buckers out there, you can find some solace in the star-spangled spectacular that is our “Hell Yeah!” Bucker. Like you, we just love a good ol’ fashioned USA hat. Or, you can check out our rewards and get a Custom Bucker of your very own!  

REWARDS

*As soon as you Back the Bucker, send us a quick email at kickstarter@cowbucker.com, telling us which State Bucker(s) you want - this will help us order faster and get you your Bucker as quickly as possible!

WHERE IT GOES 


Every red cent of your donation (that we keep) is going into the production of your State Buckers. We've budgeted just enough to produce all of the hats, and pay the fees to Kickstarter et al. that they need to pay their bills. If fees turn out to be lower than we think, all that extra green will go towards expediting your Bucker delivery!

THE COWBUCKER STORY

We're Derek Schloss, Whitney Alexander, and Chris Watkins, the three founders of Cowbucker. We met as classmates at the University of Oregon MBA program in the Fall of 2013. In July of 2014, we terrified our parents and spouses by starting to make this crazy hat company a reality.

     Cowbucker v0.1 - May 2014 (aka. The "What were we thinking?")

What were we thinking? You know that perfect summer day? The one where you're outside all day long floating the river or playing frisbee? Or watching football over hot dogs and adult beverages? At Cowbucker, those are our favorite kinds of days. The only problem is that those days are usually followed by the, "Is my neck peeling yet?" days. That's right: sunburn. It hurts, and it's bad for you.

 

     Chris with disc & sunburn, pre-Bucker era - Pretty sure it was Halloween.

Chris arrived at the solution after playing years of competitive ultimate frisbee, and getting sunburned every weekend. Several years later, he met Whitney and Derek. Together, the three amigos decided they all wanted to make Chris' dream of a wide-brimmed trucker hat a reality.

Since the three of us were still in school when we started our company, our first Bucker designs were inspired by our home: The University of Oregon. We spent our first year selling our Duck Buckers to Cowbucker fans across the great state of Oregon and around the world!

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Now, we're breaking off campus and entering the wily world of State Pride!         
Our team took months to work on and perfect our nine brand new State Buckers, and many sleep-deprived nights were had! Throughout the process, we received a ton of brutally honest feedback from our volunteer group of Beta Buckers--people just like you, who helped our Buckers be on the cutting edge of design and function. We’d be honored to have our hat on your noggin! 

Thank you for your support!!! If you only knew how excited we get when we see someone we don’t know wearing our Bucker. If you're in Eugene or somewhere we're gonna be, swing by and see us! We'd love to meet you! We usually have refreshments at hand if you're not that interested in us personally.

 

You can also follow us on all of the social medias to get updates, see where we'll be, and check-in with what's going on around Cowbucker HQ.

 Special thanks to our fantastic Bucker models: Alex, Austin, Ava, Bridgette, Emily, James, Jessie, and Sierra, AND to Timothy Monson for the stellar photography!

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to get you your Buckers as quickly as possible! We've spent a lot of time planning for this campaign, and we're pretty sure we've got it locked down. That being said, situations could arise that might cause a delay in your Bucker delivery: production issues, shipping delays, packs of rabid wolverines descending on the Pacific Northwest, etc. We'll make sure to keep you updated about deliveries through our campaign, and let you know about any foreseeable delays (as long as the wolverines don't rip our arms off).

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    GOOD VIBRATIONS:
    The easiest karma you've earned all day! With a $1 pledge, you will have our undying gratitude, and we will sing your name in 3-part harmony around our office. You can also cross "Good Deed for the Day" off your list.

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    BUCKER SWAG:
    Show Bucker pride AND be the hero of your next backyard BBQ! We'll send you a sticker of our lovable cow/deer mascot Doug, and two Doug ping pong balls for your extracurricular enjoyment.
    (Retail Value: $3)

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    EARLY-BIRD BUCKER BACKER!!!
    Be one of the very FIRST to Back the Bucker!
    Free shipping! Bucker Swag included, natch.
    (Retail Value: $38)

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    BUCKER BACKER:
    Choose any one of the Staters Gonna State Buckers for your very own, and give your beautiful head the decoration it deserves this summer. We'll send all the swag from the previous tiers, just because we like you.
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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    4TH OF JULY BUCKER:
    Now, get your Hell Yeah! Bucker in time to celebrate our nation's independence in style!
    We'll expedite production and delivery of 100 USA Buckers, guaranteed to get to you before the 4th of July!
    Getting them faster costs quite a bit more, so we’re splitting that cost with you.

    (Retail Value: $35 + $20 Expediting. Guaranteed delivery US Only. Suggested Shipping: $10)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    DOUBLE BUCKER:
    Two (count them, TWO) State Buckers of your choice, and a super-comfy 100% cotton Cowbucker t-shirt. All the swag too!
    (Retail Value: $91. Suggested Shipping: $7)

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    OREGON START-UP PARTY PACK:
    There's a lot of cool ish coming out of Oregon these days, and we're not just talking about cherries and overpriced Christmas trees. We got some of our friends together to bring you the Ultimate Oregon Start-up Party Pack, including everything you need for a day out in the sun:
    - 2 State Buckers of your choice
    - 3-pack of Red Duck Food's delicious Organic Ketchup in Classic, Spicy (our favorite flavor) & Curry (our other favorite)
    - Society 43 super-stylish Cowbucker Shades
    - Bucker Swag
    (Retail Value: $139. Suggested Shipping: $10)

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    COLLECT-A-BUCKER:
    Collect the whole set!
    Have a Maine Monday and a Texas Tuesday... Get one of each of the original 9 Staters Gonna State Buckers.
    (Retail Value: $318. Sugested Shipping: $15)

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    CUSTOM BUCKER:
    The best part about these hats is that you can put ANYTHING on them, and that's what we want to do for you! We will make you your very own unique Bucker, that no one else in the world will have. Work with our designer to make the Bucker that's right for you: Want to put a giant salmon on your hat? Done. Have a childhood drawing that hasn't gotten the recognition it deserves? Wear it.
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    BUCKERS ALL AROUND:
    Do you have friends? Do you have 50 friends?! It sounds like you're already a winner. Take it one step further and design your one-of-a-kind Bucker, then make 50 copies and invite your friends and family into your exclusive club.
    (Retail Value: Priceless. Limits of good taste, while very loosely defined, will apply. Free Shipping.)

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    BUCKER BACCHANALIA:
    This is a party hat, and we can prove it. The Cowbucker team will hand deliver your custom Bucker, along with 99 copies for your friends. THEN, we'll throw a party in your driveway/ backyard/campsite/treehouse, or anywhere else you can think of.
    (Retail Value: Priceless. Lower 48 only. Limits of good taste, while very loosely defined, will apply.)

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Funding period

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