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About this project
It's BACK! The SDJ-02
We heard you.
We listened to your feedback after the SDJ-01. Because of that, we are proud to say we have improved on the design of the SDJ-02 in every possible way. Improvements include:
- climate control (heating + cooling modes)
- USB port for charging mobile devices
- larger pockets for smarphones/tablets
- thinner, lighter, and quieter air amplifiers
- light up, retro-style buttons
- cleaner,streamlined jacket design
- and more!
We made the SDJ-02 FOR YOU !
Know that feeling when it's too cold to take your jacket off but just warm enough to make you uncomfortable? The SDJ-02's air amplifiers can draw some cool air into the lining of the jacket, quickly making things "just right".
3 heating pads warm the jacket and pockets, making even the coldest day bearable, truly making the SDJ-02 a jacket for all seasons.
5000 mAh BATTERY
We have upgraded the battery: In addition to powering the jacket, the battery now comes with a USB port to charge your smartphone or tablet. With 5000 mAh of juice at your disposal, you won’t need a Mr. Fusion to keep you going.
The air amplifiers are capable of redirecting air with extreme high pressure and flow at rates equal to or surpassing commercially available hair dryers. We have made the air amplifiers in the SDJ-02 thinner, lighter, quieter, and more efficient than the SDJ-01.
The air amplifiers function in the space between the jacket’s exterior and the inner lining. This serves to keep the high pressure air circulating in an enclosed space, maximizing cooling and drying capability.
Since this is truly meant to be a jacket of the future, it also includes internal pockets to store your smartphone as well as your tablet for ease and convenience. The position of the smartphone pocket puts it in optimal position for headphone use.
MATERIALS AND FABRIC
We have identified and secured quality fabric manufacturers who are suppliers to well-known apparel brands. Our jackets are composed of a water repellant nylon outer layer with synthetic insulation.
Synthetic insulation is designed to replicate the qualities of down, but retain them even when wet. It’s made with polyester fibers that are arranged in different sized filaments and intertwined, mimicking down’s lofty clusters. These ultrafine fibers trap warmth in air pockets, providing great warmth. The upside to synthetic insulation is that it is resistant to moisture, and when it does get wet it dries quickly. These qualities combined with the air amplifiers and heating system mean the SDJ-02 dries quicker than any other jacket that has ever existed.
The SDJ-02 comes in 3 colors:
- cool CHARCOAL BLACK,
- sleek METALLIC SILVER, and
- "Back To The Future" inspired SPECIAL EDITION
Risks and challenges
With your help, we successfully funded the SDJ-01 at the end of 2015 and delivered all rewards 7 months later. In the process, we learned a lot about the ins and outs of bringing a Kickstarter project to life
We are 100% certain we can produce the SDJ-02 even more quickly than the SDJ-01. We still have our supply chains in place from the SDJ-01, we know eaxactly what we are doing, and do not anticipate making many radical changes to the design like we did with the SDJ-01.
We are confident we will meet our delivery goal of first shipment by October 2017.
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