About this project
To support us, just click on one of the pledge levels to the right or the big green "Back This Project" button!
$21,000 Stretch goal added!! (If you pledged $20 or more and we reach the strech goal, we're hooking you up even more. Check the updates). ;)
Once the project is over we'll be contacting you to get your color choice, RFID or not, and logo choice.
(If you're outside the US, no worries! We ship anywhere in the world. At the bottom of each pledge tier it will say the amount to add to the total- just click on the wallet you want, add that to the total, and you're good to go). :)
"..they certainly bring a unique design sense to the equation. Made from recycled billboard vinyl, it’s all kind of fitting since this bad boy calls attention to itself and makes no apologies for doing so." - InStash.com
"10 Kickstarter Projects that Deserve Your Money." - Heavy.com
meet the EPICSTOKE Wallet Quiver
These are the colors you get to choose from when you get a wallet. (Once the campaign is successful, we'll contact you and find out what color(s) you want!)
debossed Logo Option:
You can choose between the current vinyl Epicstoke label (above pictures) or a more minimal debossed logo (below) that will appear on the bottom right of the wallet (bottom right inside for the I.D. and Gentlemen). Just like color choice and RFID or not, we'll collect your Epicstoke label choice at the end of the Kickstarter directly from you. :)
Take it anywhere- easy access water repellant zipper pouch.
A minimalistic Scandinavian inspired design that breaths simplicity and actually has no idea how to make your pants bulky.
A European inspired design for easy i.d. access and a pouch sealed with a water resistant zipper to keep all that change or whatever else you hold dear.
Because some of us like to keep things classy- a modern take on a favorite bifold design.
NEW REWARD SPECIAL - the Epicstoke Quiver:
Surf and ski bag rewards are made out of the same durable, waterproof billboard vinyl material as the wallets. Becasue of the size of these, details will come through and they'll have a brilliant amount of character. Each one of these is custom designed by us, so we'll take down your favorite color(s) and find them on a good lookin part of the billboard.
And remember, these wallets are made from high quality U.S. sourced upcycled billboard vinyl and made right here in Minnesota by high end top outdoor brand sewers. The prices on here are a one time special for Kickstarters as a huge thanks to helping us get this off the ground!
the Brief Story
Hey Kickstarters! So the story goes... we were in search of the perfect way to make the perfect wallet. Basically a wallet that was:
- versatile yet fits your precise needs
- enjoyable to use, thin, durable, & protects valuables from the elements
- can be broken in like leather but won't get wet like it
- one of a kind, has great design, and tells a story
- Oh, and is locally made from high quality recycled or sustainable resources
Impossible? Almost, but not quite.
We realized that there was one main ingredient aside from great design necessary to fulfill all those requirements: a perfect material- billboard vinyl. It has everything we ever hoped and wished for. And aside from being a designer's dream, by purchasing a wallet you are saving something that doesn't like to break down from going into landfills or being burned into the air.
It's really a win / win / win situation.
After scouring the earth for ideas we came up with four designs based on today's demands. We're acknowledgers of the fact that one size seldom fits all and different life styles and situations create different wallet needs.
We just want to sincerely thank all of you in advance for taking the time to read this and for those of you who decide to support this in any way, you rock.
Please help share this story with your friends on facebook, twitter, email or your preferred sharing mechanism, whatever it may be- we really appreciate it!
**note: Every item on here is at a special low price just for Kickstarters.
reasons to Support:
- Everything is made from one of the thinnest, most durable, waterproof materials out there: billboard vinyl
- Ever lose your wallet? Epicstoke wallets are easy to find and everyone will know it's yours
- Leaves more space in your pockets than they'll know what to do with
- Breaks in like leather in case you want to pack your life into them
- Easy accessibility- can even scan credit cards while still in the Ole
- Keeps your butt and thighs looking as they should
- You deserve to treat yourself sometimes
- Awesome gift and easy to mail
- Only $16 to get in on this
- One-of-a-kind, amazing conversation piece- quality that stands out
- There are four great styles that fit almost every wallet need out there
- They're made in the USA by top USA sewers and save an immensely durable material from going into landfills and getting burned into the air
RFID Blocking Technology:
RFID blocking is optional and only applies to the Ole, I.D., and Gentleman wallets as we designed these wallets with this option in mind. This option is included in the price as a special thanks to you and we'll ask you if you want it when we collect your information at the end of the Kickstarter.
Since the high tech material we're using (Cryptalloy) is only 0.1mm thick, it can seamlessly fit between layers of the above three wallets without any notice or appearance change what so ever. It's a near magical material that blocks all common frequencies. For you techies, we've listed technical details in the FAQs which after reading we're sure you'll see why we're so excited about this option!
"CRYPTALLOY is a high tech RFID shielding foil which blocks RFID signals of all current RFID frequencies. It protects digital privacy. As an inner layer it turns items like wallets into data safes for personal and biometric data. Certified by TÜV (Germany) the RFID blocking material protects from unauthorized access to the data encoded on RFID/NFC chips."
Wait for up to 20 days for funds to clear
Week 1: Have new precision dyes made to speed up cutting process
Week 1: Place order for packaging
Weeks 2-4: Wallet / Bag production
Week 4: Quality check to make sure each wallet is perfect
Week 5: Package and ship wallets out to you!
Risks and challenges
Our personal biggest risk is getting the word out to other Kickstarters and making this happen. We've already left our jobs and have self funded this the entire way up until now. The bottom line is, we need to go big or go home here and we'd much rather go big.
Production wise, all the vinyl is sourced in the United States and rest assured, it would take much more than millions of orders to run out of this stuff- it's unreal / daunting how much is out there.
It's possible that we could run out of one particular color if this goes viral. The good news is, it's not hard to find other billboards with rad/similar colors and we'd gladly welcome this issue any day and be able to offer Kickstarters other great alternatives. On that note, as long as you order early, you can ensure getting the color you want as well.
We have two sewers that we work with- one incredible family right here in Minneapolis, as well as an outfit in northern Minnesota that not only uses American made everything (even their thread), but also produces some of the high end bags for brands like Mountainsmith. Needless to say, we've found some real pros who know how to make high quality items and are used to dealing with large orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Simply add the amount of the wallet(s) you want in addition to the wallet you are purchasing. When we come to collect orders we'll see the additional amount you pledged and know what wallet(s) you added, we'll confirm things with you as well just to make sure.
If the Early Birds are still available for that wallet, feel free to add the early bird prices!
The beauty of Kickstarter is that we have the time to adapt to you. We created these wallets and our brand with boldness in mind. However, if you're on the fence and would rather that the 'EPICSTOKE' appear more minimally, we can attach a smaller version or even emboss it on the vinyl. When we take your color specifications and if this is something you want, just tell us and your wish is our command. These wallets are all one-of-a-kind and we want you to feel like they are tailored and unique to you. No worries.
the Roo: length: 4.4in (11.2cm), height: 3in (8.6cm), thickness: 1mm
the Ole: length: 4in (10.2cm), height: 2.5in (6.3cm), thickness: 2mm(bottom) 4mm(top)
the I.D.: length folded: 4.2in (10.7cm). height: 2.7in (6.9cm), thickness: 2mm
the Gentleman: length folded: 4.4in (11.2cm), 3.4in (8.6cm), thickness: 5mm
- material: CRYPTALLOY
- thickness: 100 µm
- width: 1000 mm
- weight per square meter: approximately 0.175 kg
- coated in LDPE- hermetically sealed, waterproof, water-vapor-proof grease- and gas-proof weldable
- temperature resistant (heat- and cold-resistant) sealable barrier material for corrosion protective packaging according to TL8135-0003-1 and DIN 55531-1
- respectively REACH-compliant (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals; http://eur-lex.europa.eu) no allergenic and no toxigological components does not contain any hazardous substances in compliance with the EU Directive 2002/95/EC Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Basically it's magical.
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