Real world reviews are coming in from the press, in fact just yesterday Bicycling Magazine's Fit Chick Selene Yeager had this to say:
"Not only is it breathable and moisture wicking--super important qualities if you don't want your shield frozen to your face--but also if the temperatures rise or I start getting too warm, I don't have to stop and wrangle the thing over my hat or helmet. Just give it a firm tug and it breaks away like magic. Sold!"
THANK YOU ALL FOR ALLOWING ME TO KEEP THIS JOB!
P.S. Production is AHEAD of schedule! I stopped by today to check and everything looks great for an early ship date.
Just a quick update on the latest project, TheWeatherneck, as we approach the halfway point of the the Kickstarter campaign, check it out https://goo.gl/cAmIjD
The funding is going really well. Apparently I am not the only one frustrated with typical neck warmers!
TheWeatherneck is Made in the USA, so my suppliers are hoping for a huge campaign and so am I. Help us out today! If we keep growing, I just keep ordering more materials. There is room for lots more backers!
Here are some FAQ answers:
How much and when do I get it?
Pre-order pricing is only $20, which is a 20% savings over MSRP. Pricing decreases with more orders too. USA shipping is free and international shipping is very affordable. Expected delivery is March, which is perfect for spring riding (chilly starts with warm finishes).
How is it different than other neck warmers?
Most other neck cuffs don’t come off easily and can be hard to breath through. TheWeatherneck uses high power magnets which allows resizing to lots of faces. Our design can be removed with 1 hand, in 1 second. We also designed a mesh center for easy breathing in and out. The fabric does just enough to get the job done without adding excessive bulk. The term "horses for courses" comes to mind. Similar to wearing a wind shell vs. heavy parka, its about having the right tool for the job.
Why not just use Velcro?
Magnets allow better resizing options, a longer life, a quicker and quieter removal, less damage to other gear and no hair pulling. TheWeatherneck suits lots of sports because it is quick, quiet, clean and comfortable.
Does it work at high speeds? YES.
Does it work with motorcycle helmets? YES.
Should I buy 2 of them? YES, they work great as a hat that can also be removed with 1 hand without taking off your helmet.
You don’t have to take my word for it. The LockedIn Show did a great video review of TheWeatherneck which just posted. All these FAQ videos and the LockedIn review can be found at the bottom of the campaign: https://goo.gl/cAmIjD
I hope you are already a backer of TheWeatherneck. If not, join us today!
P.S. Another campaign you might be interested in is from my friends at Fortified Bicycle. They created a whole bike designed for urban riding. It's backed by a replacement guarantee that covers the bike and all of its individual components against theft! And since it features an aluminum frame, rust-resistant chain and puncture-resistant tires, Mother Nature can't touch it.
You only have a few days to get this bike at its low Kickstarter price, so get yours today! http://kck.st/1O9eN1Z
As a dedicated cyclist in Wisconsin I am forced to ride through some nasty weather. Having a little fabric around your neck can be the difference between suffering and enjoyment. To that end, I created an updated face mask/neck gaiter that uses the magic of magnets and some awesome fabrics to enhance your rides.
The campaign just started...jump on over and take a look!
Please share this with that one person that's always making you a better rider.
I posted early reviews on the campaign page from media so you can know that you are getting a great product. The machine shop is set to deliver the first 1/2 of the order on Wednesday, so I feel very confident in hitting the promised timeline of mid to late May 2014.
The campaign is going extremely well as you can see. I am unbelievably excited and I thank you for the success of the first campaign. Also thanks to those who contributed to this one (there are a lot of you!).
I can't say enough how grateful I am to you all. Without this platform for funding the company I know Fix It Sticks would not exist. It would be another idea on a napkin.