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The Visor: Stealth Mode, Unimpeded Peripheral Vision, Unblocked Hearing, Zip Pockets and Wire Routing. Ultra Quality Tech Hoodie. Read more

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The Visor: Stealth Mode, Unimpeded Peripheral Vision, Unblocked Hearing, Zip Pockets and Wire Routing. Ultra Quality Tech Hoodie.

New York, NY Apparel
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Thank you so much for all your support! If you missed it on Kickstarter...

The Visor: Stealth Hoodie and our story now featured on

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Perfect vision with your face covered: While completely zipped up, we have built in mesh panels to allow you to see out with complete clarity. This fabric also allows for easy breathing when zipped up. 

The tech hood is also indispensable on those inhospitable windy, dusty, icy, or nuclear fallout/ zombie invasion days.

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Enhanced peripheral vision: We always hated how hoods had such limited peripheral vision. We cannot count the number of times we were wearing a hood and listening to headphones when we nearly got decked by bicycles or cars. The Visor’s hood mesh adds the amount of peripheral vision you would have without a hood, while still keeping your head covered and warm.

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Enhanced gaming integration: True to Avid Union's tech fashion spirit, we have incorporated slots into the Visor that allows for gaming accessories to become one with the user.

Wire Ducts:   Connect gaming gear and wearables through slots in the shoulder, collar, upper back, and pocket interiors. Designed for use with VR headsets, arm sensors, and headphones, The Visor is the piece of apparel that most easily allows you to connect in your life ever created.

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Mesh ear covers for enhanced hearing: The Visor’s hood ear locations are also covered with mesh, allowing for the smooth transport of sound into your headspace.    

Features Required by Superior Hoodies

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In Albuquerque last month, while we were testing The Visor: Stealth Hoodie, when Josh, who is homeless, approached him and asked him about the design.

Josh was attracted to The Visor: Stealth Hoodie because of its hood that zips up concealing the face while maintaining clear vision. Living outdoors, in public, and often viewed as dangerous, this feature would give him protection from exposure, personal privacy, and insulation from a society where he is clearly an outsider. “Can I get one of those?” he asked, remarking, “That would be really useful for me because I live outside.” 

 We gave him our prototype. More importantly, we realized that we all had a lot more in common than we had previously realized. We discovered that by focusing on the experience and needs of people who are homeless, we could design the ultimate urban tech wear. We started looking for people who are homeless and giving them Visor Stealth Hoodie prototypes for beta-testing. We continue to give our prototypes hoodies to the homeless in Albuquerque and and to understand their needs. 

The results of our product testing with people who are homeless have been extremely successful. Living outside, constantly in public, always on the move, and often discriminated against, no one experiences more profoundly the challenges of urban life we all face than people who are homeless. Designing for their needs allows us to easily satisfy the relatively trivial demands of our commutes, mobile lifestyles and technology, and need to protect and express our privacy and individuality.

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Risks and challenges

We have been designing, manufacturing, and delivering products for the past 5 years.

We have delivered 3 Kickstarters with overwhelming success.

We have done all the necessary steps to make sure that the Visor's quality and delivery time are met.

With every production there are risks of delay and design changes. We will do everything we can to mitigate these risks. If delays or changes happen, we will be sure to keep everyone updated through updates on our Kickstarter page.

We hope you enjoy another awesome journey with us!

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    DAY 1 AVID UNION BACKERS: Get The Visor: Stealth Hoodie at the limited DAY 1 value. Most of you have backed us before, and this is our way of showing our gratitude. Our creating super tech gear directly for the people would not have been possible without your continued support.

    The Visor: Stealth Hoodie. Superior hoodie with the option of Stealth Mode. Take back your image. Other features include: Peripheral vision like you have never seen while wearing a hood, unobstructed hearing perfect for premium headphones and general safety. Wire Routing: Connect gaming gear and wearables through slots in the shoulder, collar, upper back, and pocket interiors. Chose from two color combinations black shell with black zipper or black shell with yellow.

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    DAY 2 AVID UNION BACKERS: Get The Visor: Stealth Hoodie at the limited DAY 1 value. Most of you have backed us before, and this is our way of showing our gratitude. Our creating super tech gear directly for the people would not have been possible without your continued support. The Visor: Stealth Hoodie. Superior hoodie with the option of Stealth Mode. Take back your image. Other features include: Peripheral vision like you have never seen while wearing a hood, unobstructed hearing perfect for premium headphones and general safety. Wire Routing: Connect gaming gear and wearables through slots in the shoulder, collar, upper back, and pocket interiors. Chose from two color combinations black shell with black zipper or black shell with yellow.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    The Visor: Stealth Hoodie. Superior hoodie with the option of Stealth Mode. Take back your image. Other features include: Peripheral vision like you have never seen while wearing a hood, unobstructed hearing perfect for premium headphones and general safety. Wire Routing: Connect gaming gear and wearables through slots in the shoulder, collar, upper back, and pocket interiors.
    Chose from two color combinations black shell with black zipper or black shell with yellow.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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