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.
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).
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!
WHERE IT GOES
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!
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).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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