About this project
UPDATE: Next Stretch Goal: $100,000 in pledges unlocks next perk!
The Towel and Changing Problem: Been there, done that.
There comes a time in every active person's life where they run into this problem: How to change clothes after your workout if you don't have access to a clean, or private place to change (which happens often, sometime every workout for some. The struggle is real.)
The Undercover was designed to solve the problem of having to do outdoor wardrobe changes. This amazing patent-pending design is not available anywhere else, take a look.
The towel is the enemy. Change!
How it Works (for bottoms): The Undercover is designed to cover you up securely by drawstring, and with it’s featured patent pending Side Access Openings, it allows you to access anything you need to remove. To redress, reverse the process. Slip out. Bam. That simple. You know you need it.
Great for the Ladies:
How it Works (for Tops): Ladies, you can now change your top without any embarassing slips!
Change into and out of sports bras, shirts, bikinis, and more with ease!
To start, slide The Undercover over your head and loosen the cord lock. Next, slip your head into the strap loop and cinch the cord lock behind your neck to secure. Then, you can remove your top or bra from the top or from underneath using the Side Access Openings (best for bikini tops and traditional bras). Reverse the process to wear a new top. Bam. Faster and more secure than a towel.
What?? A Backpack too?!: Yes, you can even use The Undercover as a Backpack so you can store your gear to and from your destination. Zip it & Clip it, adjust the straps for fit, and boom- it’s a Backpack. You know you'll need this!
Cross the straps across your chest for added security. Holds 10 lbs safely! It's legit!
Dual Pockets: Store Small Stuff + A Suede Pocket for your Sunglasses:
Stealth Pockets: Two top-secret side pockets! Store a water bottle, phone, wallet and more in one pocket. The second side pocket is designed to store your Sunglasses, and is made of super soft, suede fabric so you can wipe them clean anytime!
Protect Your Stuff: Use the 3rd pocket, an Internal Wet/Dry pocket, to keep your wet shorts, kit, mankini, or bikini away from everything else in the bag. You can also use the pocket to keep the contents dry.
Quick & Easy Self-Packing:
PACK IT UP! The Undercover is self-packing, and super compact. You can use the same Internal Pocket to fold it into itself! The Undercover only weighs 13 ounces (Less than 1lb) and is much smaller and compact than a bulky towel. Keep one in your gear bag, glove compartment so you are ready for anything.
More compact than a bulky Towel:
Better than one, too. The Undercover is much smaller than trying to lug your big bulky fluffy beach towel around just to do your clothing changes. Smaller is sometimes better.
Everyday Carry - Keep The Undercover in your gear bag, locker, or car at all times - You'll be using The Undercover more than you think, which is a good thing because that means your outdoors, killing it, and not stuck behind a desk.
Emergency Kilt, Skirt, Sorta-Shorts, or top!
Yeah, we know it's a crazy idea, but sometimes you get desperate when you're a beast out there in the urban jungle. You know what I mean? So, you can choose to use The Undercover as:
- Emergency kilt/skirt!
- Emergency Top!
- or ESS "Emergency Sorta-Shorts"™!
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In conclusion, our Super-Scientific Research has concluded that The Undercover is:
- 3x faster than a Towel Change
- 140.6% percent easier
- 300% more secure than a Towel
- 1,567% Cleaner than a public restroom
- 75% of all statistics are made up.
The Undercover is perfect for:
Athletes, Adventurers, Team Sports: Use it everywhere (Don't leave home without it)- Imagine: Pack up The Undercover with your gear, change into your gear, and pack up all your stuff and strut home, easy-peasy style.
Runners, Cross-fit, Triathletes, Soccer Players, Swimmers, and more- we all change in odd places!
Teenagers and School Kids: Let's face it - NO SCHOOL KID enjoys being forced to change in locker rooms or summer camp. Do your son/daughter a favor and give them The Undercover so they have an option that gives them better security, and peace of mind.
Little Kiddos: Instead of jamming your little kiddo in a cramped public restroom stall, while trying to squeeze between your stroller and the toilet, you can easily use The Undercover to avoid all of that headache. Heck, there are literally a billion ways The Undercover can save you pain and suffering of raising a small child! We know! The struggle is real!
Sizing: One Size Fits Most! (Max waist size 45 inches) It might even be great for your kids! Share it with others. It's a perfect gift.
Colors: Comes in 3 colors (and Terry Towel version as a Stretch Goal!) - Choose from Blue, Black, Gray, and Terry Towel fabric for your pleasure.
With your pledge you are supporting us in a dream of making The Undercover and ending the "post-workout-flashes" forever! With enough pledges we will have enough money to launch this product, produce the orders, design a new website, and more.
We're not new to Kickstarter. With our huge success with our women's product called The Undress, we had an overwhelming response to create a version with men in mind. We are a company born in Kickstarter and we will continue to develop and launch new ideas with you in this community that we love and believe in.
We thank you for your support!
Be a Founder of The Undercover and pledge today by clicking the green "Back this Project" button below!
Built to go the distance:
The Fabric fabric used for the body is soft, stretchy, and feels high quality to the touch (because it IS high quality). The fabric is also:
- Quick drying
- Anti-odor, and anti-microbial.
- Machine Washable
"I've seen my swimming coach's butt enough for a lifetime so he gets one now. " -Diana S.D.L.
"If you don't think you need this, then you don't work out hard enough." - Danny W.
"I can put chamois cream on underneath that thing before putting bibs on?! SOLD!" - Logan H. Bass, CAT 1 Cyclist
"A product this good doesn't need Testimonials. That's my testimonial."- Allan B.
"I will seriously wear this around town with nothing else." - Doug S.
$75,000 - ACHIEVED!!! We will add Carabiner Attachment Loop inside side pocket! Securely connect your keychains, and more!
$100,000 - ACHIEVED!!! We will upgrade the Inner Pocket from a Water Resistant fabric, to a Water "Proof" fabric to keep everything protected!
$115,000 - to add a Terry Towel Fabric Option
$135,000 - add new color(s) as voted by backers from available fabrics from our supplier
$1,000,000 - Emergency Sorta-Shorts Engaged! :P
$3,000,000 - Dennis wears The Undercover everyday for a whole year! :)
How we came up with the design of The Undercover:
The design of The Undercover was a natural evolution of The Undress, which Dennis invented and developed with April in 2013. (Yes, a dude invented a dress.)
The Undress was the first portable changing room of it's kind for women, and naturally our community wanted us to design a version with men in mind. Men don't need the top portion of The Undress, so The Undercover is essentially The Undress "skirt" with a zipper at the bottom hem to close it and allow it to hold items (thus, creating a backpack). The focus was to launch the women's product first, which we did in 2014 when The Undress became Kickstarter's #1 women's fashion project of all time when we raised $615,000. Afterward, we successfully launched a second version called The Undress SPORT in 2015 with $248,000 in pledges. Now, we're finally launching The Undercover as a response to many years of requests for a design with men in mind. We dig it. The struggle is real for everyone!
So yes, The Undercover has a woman's dress DNA in it, but we know you're man enough to handle that.
- Dennis Caco - Co-Founder, Inventor, Runner, Cyclist, Triathlon, Dad
- April Estrada - Co-Founder, Product Development, Genius
- Marat Zabelinskiy - Customer Service and Fulfillment Technology
- Nestor Pecache - Graphic Design
- Nikki Jimenez - Public Relations
- Andew Nguyen - PR & Strategic Alliances
- Taylor Filasky - Video Production
- Jaime, Amanda, Sharon - Digital Marketing
- Margarita Estrada - Sample Construction
- Jerry Estrada - #1 Fan
- Wave, Joseph, and Kim - Customer Service
- Clio K. - Production Manager
- Ben Arena - Mr. Money Bags
- 22Social.com - Rene Banuelos and the gang
- Test Fit Team and Athletes: TJ Generoso, Anthony Navarra, Kevin Festini, Dara Navasak, Dehnis Delacruz
- Ross Huguet - "The Voice"
- Cross Promo Partners
- Special Thanks:
- 3rdspace.co/ - Peter, Joe, and Marc
- Rachelle and Drake Caco - For being an awesome wife (and mom), and amazing son who keeps Dennis inspired to live his dreams
- Dehnis Delacruz - Amazing acting skills, letting us borrow awesome gear and love, support & hugs for April :)
The Undercover by The Undress™ 2016 ©Copyright The Undress, Inc. Patent Pending.
Risks and challenges
Hi! We LOVE Kicksarter and have already had 2 very successful campaigns, The Undress and The Undress SPORT, in which we delivered over 10,000+ dresses in both campaigns in 2015 and 2016! We are better than ever at manufacturing and fulfillment, and we're super excited about getting The Undercover to you!
Our factory production is already scheduled, and our fabric, trim, hardware are already sourced. We're confident we will be on time for delivery on this project, and the product will be of highest quality! Pledge with confidence!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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