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By Element5
$52,555
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About


The world´s first full-size & portable hanging chair.

Have a snug place wherever you are. At the end of a great day out with friends somewhere. On the bike, in the woods, on the boat. Anyway, it's time to chill. SkyFloat is ready to accompany you in the great outdoors. Foldable and featherlight, but durable enough to withstand any adventure.

SkyFloat benefits at a glance.

Always with you, easily set-up & quickly dismantled.

The unique design of SkyFloat focuses on a straightforward and mobile usability: Be compact, be light, be easy to use! Height-adjustable by a tree-friendly and 4.5 meters long daisy chain it is attached to your favorite place in seconds. Dismantling is also completed in a no time. Just open the carabiner and stuff it all back into the included bag. Done.

Perfect sitting comfort.

What you can't see, but you'll definitely feel: The seat of SkyFloat is much more than just a piece of cloth. The unique shape of the seat supports your back and provides a comfortable head support. We have worked hard to achieve this without external aids such as ropes or rods. Upright, crosswise or with straight legs - SkyFloat supports a broad range of sitting postures without fatigue.

Plenty of space for you.

SkyFloat features a pleasent and breathable seat shell with an extraordinary seating length of 190 cm/75 inch. Tailored from fast-drying, combed and high-strength stretchable nylon fabric. It perfectly adapts to your body and your sitting position. Even when you sweat, you won't stick to the fabric. It feels warm and natural on your skin.

Smart engineering, clever details.

We have developed a compact system of smart components for you, not just a bunch of parts: After first assembly, all components are permanently joined. You'll never loose a part, you'll never ask yourself, "(Wo)man, how did that work?" The pluggable spreader bar made is from aircraft grade aluminium.

SkyFloat is truly up and ready to go in very short time. Furthermore, all components are designed to withstand much more than you will ever demand. If you are interested in the technical details, please refer to "Specifications" below.

SkyFloat is also a great companion for your home or office. Bring style and cosiness to your favourite place or create a colourful and inspiring workspace so that you and your colleagues feel at home. For indoor use we offer a special, continuously adjustable belt set for ceiling mounting. You can get it in our after-campaign shop.

Available colors

From the start of our campaign we offer SkyFloat in two different colors sets.

These colors are already set: orange/dark grey & dark grey/slate
These colors are already set: orange/dark grey & dark grey/slate

Now it is up to you to choose two more colours! In the race are...

Choose one of three duo-tone colours...
Choose one of three duo-tone colours...
And one of two mono colors.
And one of two mono colors.

Specifications

We deliver SkyFloat as a kit. After an initial assembly (which takes 5 minutes), the seat is ready for use. From the start of our campaign we offer SkyFloat in two different colors sets: 1) orange/grey and 2) grey/slate. All aluminium parts are anodized in grey. Seating width: 100 cm/39 inch /// Seating length: 190 cm/75 inch /// Total height: 145 cm/57 inch /// Length of the bar: 100 cm/39 inch /// Required minimum height: 190 cm/74 inch /// Carrying capacity: 200 Kg/400 lbs /// Stuff sack size: 58x10cm

Indoor, outdoor? Choose your suspension system after the end of the campaign in our survey!
Indoor, outdoor? Choose your suspension system after the end of the campaign in our survey!

SkyFloat comes with a handy small stuff sack. In the very unlikely event that a problem should occur, all components are interchangeable and can be replaced easily.

Less is more: SkyFloat - 100% comfort, 50% size, 30% weight
Less is more: SkyFloat - 100% comfort, 50% size, 30% weight

Reduce. Re-use. Recycle.

After many years full of adventures, SkyFloat can be recycled to save valuable resources, because it does not contain mixed materials. Then what are we gonna make of it? We believe we still have many ideas for the future...

100% fun factor with SkyFloat on the boat.
100% fun factor with SkyFloat on the boat.

About us.

Element5 is a group of product creators, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Our team consists of experienced designers, craftsmen and technicians. Element5 is our second brand project which starts with the SkyFloat, a first step stone for a growing range of outdoor- and watersports products.

In 2016 we´ve created FLECTR ZERO - a bicycle safety accessory - with thousands of satisfied customers until today. FLECTR ZERO received several sought-after industrial awards: ISPO BRANDNEW FINALIST 2017, EUROBIKE WINNER 2017 and the GERMAN DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2018. We believe in the SkyFloat outdoor chair and with your valued support we are ready to launch this wonderful and first product of Element5.

A long journey.

We started with this product in 2015 with a clear vision: A full-size, comfortable and robust hanging chair with minimal weight and small packing size - ideal for travelling and so stylish that it can also be used indoors.

Although we all liked these honey melon-small hammocks, in terms of sitting posture and comfort, we preferred the good old hammock chairs made of heavy cotton and wooden bars.

On location with SkyFloat in Frankfurt - 2017
On location with SkyFloat in Frankfurt - 2017

After several attempts to create a consistently working and affordable design, it became clear to us why there is no simple to use outdoor hanging chair on the market. Not a single technical detail of a classic hanging chair works with light and contemporary materials. After more than a year we have introduced a well working design for the first time on Kickstarter: The campaign was successful, but we had to realize that our design was technically too complex to be offered at a reasonable price - and at the right time. So we had to stop the campaign before its end. We took another year to completely overhaul our chair and put all the details to the test.

Maximize the benefits and simplify all you can: Spreader bar end plugs 2018 vs. 2017
Maximize the benefits and simplify all you can: Spreader bar end plugs 2018 vs. 2017
The previous suspension system worked perfectly, but was complex to assemble.
The previous suspension system worked perfectly, but was complex to assemble.
Templates from 2017. The current seat cut is being kept secret and will soon be protected by the relevant patents.
Templates from 2017. The current seat cut is being kept secret and will soon be protected by the relevant patents.

Finally, we have redesigned the complete suspension system of our outdoor chair. The SkyFloat outdoor chair is now better than ever before: It can now be mounted even faster and uses a flexibly adjustable and tree-friendly belt. Furthermore, with the new re-design we are able to offer our kickstarter customers an unparalleled price.

Fulfillment

07.07.2018 – end of campaign
12.07.2018 – start of address-survey
16.07.2018 – start of production
22.07.2018 – we receive your funds from Kickstarter
20.08.2018 – quality control and packaging

Start of shipment: Monday, 10th September 2018

After the campaign has ended we will process everything fast and professionally. You will receive a survey invitation on the deposited e-mail. This survey just takes three minutes and ensures a proper shipment. All conseignments are insured & trackable. Together with DHL Deutsche Post we are able to offer a reliable and well-priced solution. Your reward naturally requires a signature on receipt. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for customs charges maybe if required by your country for importing goods.

Status of the project

SkyFloat is thoroughly developed after two years, tested and ready for production. All parts we show in this campaign are already finished products from a pre-production. With your help we want to make the SkyFloat a viable and affordable product for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. That is why we need your support in financing a first series. And, of course, production and dispatch of your pledges.

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is certainly the most reliable platform that brings us together! As a small company, we have the opportunity here to find a large, experienced and interested audience. All processes are transparent and Kickstarter works permanently to offer all participants a fair base for a common creation. It would never be possible to do all these things without this meeting place.

Discover new, old places.

Maybe your favorite place isn't at the end of the world, it's just around the corner. SkyFloat is ready to go!

On location with SkyFloat in Frankfurt - 2017
On location with SkyFloat in Frankfurt - 2017

KICKSTARTERS, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!

Risks and challenges

Since we have started with our product designs in 2016, we have served thousands of customers world-wide and do it day by day. So we have the experience to serve you - our valued future customers - fast and reliable with our new product. SkyFloat is engineered and designed in Germany. For the production of our seat shell and the suspension belts we have chosen one of the most renowned manufacturers in the Far East. We have been working with this team since the first day of our development in 2015. We have the certainty of finally getting exactly the product we designed and have offered to you. All other components are manufactured in Europe.
Honestly, it has to be said that there can be delays in any production. But be sure that this is not the first time we have done this and that we can - not without pride - claim to be really reliable creators. So we do not see any direct risks or challenges. In general we are committed to do everything in our power to deliver your SkyFloat in time and keep you informed about all further processes in regular campaign updates.

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