About this project
Question #1: Does it dry?
Question #2: Is there some off-camera trick?
Question #3: Is this jacket from The GAP?
The jackets themselves are 100% our original design and you cannot get it anywhere else, but we were not kidding when we say we use the highest quality materials. We didn't want to drop names, but our supplier does indeed manufacture material for the GAP (among other brands), so our jackets are of similar quality. The secret is out!
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The air amplifiers are capable of redirecting air with extreme high pressure and flow at rates equal to or surpassing commercially available hair dryers. Despite their power, they are not exceptionally bulky or heavy.
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 the drying capability. This also ensures that the jacket dries from the inside out so the layers closest to your skin and clothes dry first.
RECHARGEABLE POWER CELL
The rechargeable power cell is located in an interior pocket. Like the air amplifiers, it is small and lightweight, but still powerful enough to run the air amplifiers for up to 30 minutes. The cell can be recharged directly in the jacket or removed for recharging. A 6 ft. long charging cable is included with the jacket.
A tactile power button to control power to the air amplifiers. It is located at the front of the jacket, near the bottom button.
Near the neckline are three exhaust vents (on the left, right, and central back) which allow an outlet for the circulating air, completing the air current and expediting the jacket’s drying. As a side effect of this, the vents also expel air which can cool/dry the wearer’s face and hair.
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.
QUICK DRYING ACTION
In lab tests, our jackets consistently experienced noticable drying effects after just 30 seconds, with the average time of about a minute to acheive 90% drying effect.
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 mean the SDJ-01 dries quicker than any other jacket that has ever existed.
The SDJ-01 is available in 4 main colors, plus a limited run SPECIAL EDITION.
Risks and challenges
We have the connections to suppliers to provide us with the materials and manufacturing we need to successfully complete our project. We have done our homework, so the risks are minimal. With the combined know-how and quality control of our team, we expect the SDJ-01 to surpass expectations!
While the SDJ-01 represents a significantly new production, we are confident that the experience gained in producing the prototype will lead to quickly and efficiently producing the SDJ-01. Our goal is to blow our timeline out of the water!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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