About this project
We heard you.
We listened to your feedback on the SDJ-01. 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 smartphones/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 !
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THE SDJ-02: FEATURES
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 provide a quick fix by drawing cool air into the lining of the jacket. In a few seconds, things feel "just right".
The SDJ-02 features 3 heating pads built-in at the places you really need them: 1 along the back and 2 in the front. The 2 front heating pads are positioned to not only warm your body, but also the pockets for your hands, making even the coldest days bearable and comfortable.
Combining the warmth from heating mode with the moving air from cooling mode creates an improved and enhanced drying mode. Now the SDJ-02 dries faster than ever!
6000 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 6000 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.
SMARTPHONE,TABLET, AND PEN/STYLUS POCKETS
The SDJ-02 includes pockets specifically designed for modern mobile tech: a 7”x3.5” pocket fits most smartphones and is ideally positioned for headphone use, while a 12”x9” pocket is perfect for tablets and phablets. There is also a dedicated stylus/pen pocket. All tech pockets are on the inside of the jacket, providing maximum safety and security for your most important devices.
BOLD, RETRO-STYLE, LIGHT-UP BUTTONS
Because we're cool like that.
The SDJ-02 comes in 3 color schemes:
- cool CHARCOAL BLACK
- sleek METALLIC SILVER
- "Back To The Future"-inspired SPECIAL EDITION
Once the campaign is over, you will be asked to choose your jacket size.
If your measurements are in between those listed in the size chart, PICK THE NEXT LARGER SIZE.
UNSURE OF YOUR SIZE?
Generally, our jackets follow the same sizing conventions as any other clothes, so if you order the size you normally wear, our jackets should fit But if you want to be sure, you can measure yourself.
Guide a cloth tape measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest. The tape measure should be comfortable; not too tight or too loose.
Hold the beginning of the tape measure at the bottom of your neck. Then run the tape measure down your back to the top of the buttocks.
Let your arm hang with a slight bend in the elbow. Measure from the top of your shoulder joint to your elbow, then on to your wrist.
NEED A CUSTOM FIT?
If you find your measurements just don't match anything on this chart, you can tell us about it after the campaign is over and we can discuss a custom size just for you.
WILL MY PHONE/TABLET FIT?
We got a some feedback on the SDJ-01 saying some phones did not fit in the smartphone pocket, and we quickly realized our error: We designed the pockets with the iPhone and iPad in mind, failing to consider that there were bigger phones/tablets out there.
We have remedied that error in the SDJ-02: the phone pocket is now 7”x3.5” (178mm x 89mm) while the tablet pocket is now 12”x9” (305mmx229mm). Take a look at some of the most popular phones and tablets below, and you'll realize now the only thing that doesn't fit is the full-sized iPad Pro. (Thanks to http://newatlas.com/ for the images!)
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 repellent 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 ultra-fine fibers trap warm air 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.
If you follow the sizing chart carefully, then the jackets will fit just fine. Still, if you wish to exchange your jacket for any reason, we will allow you to do that, but you’ll have to pay for the two way shipping. As we are just starting up and offering our jackets at highly discounted prices on Kickstarter, we won’t be able to accept returns.
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 exactly what we are doing, and do not anticipate making many radical changes to the design like we did with the SDJ-01.
We listened to your feedback on the SDJ-01 and made a jacket we're sure you're gonna love, and we are confident we will meet our delivery goal of first shipment by October 2017.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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