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$30,440
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
123
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 5 2019 12:36 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Introducing the Groove Vest

The Groove Vest plays your music through two high performance waterproof speakers located inside your vest.

The Groove Vest holds 1,000+ MP3 songs, so you can leave your phone behind and have your music with you every time you are on the water. Control your music with the easy to use buttons on your chest for over 8 hours of continuous playback. 


The Groove Vest has many applications, many of our early testers participated in one of the sports below. However, the Groove Vest can bring the enjoyment of music to Kayaking, Stand up paddleboard, Wakesurfing, Tubing, and many more water activities. The Groove Vest has many applications. 

HERMETICALLY SEALED ELECTRONICS (WATERPROOF IP68)

Water and electronics don’t mix, so we designed your vest around a substantially higher standard than the highest waterproof rating out there (IP68). We achieved this design by creating a hermetically sealed enclosure through an ultrasonic welding process that keeps the water out. Your vest was engineered by the folks who like to “SEND IT!”.

The Groove Vest
The Groove Vest

CRASH-PROOF DESIGN

Our hardware integration technique in non invasive to the vest. These innovations were awarded with a patent for garments with integrated speakers (US Patent No 9,894,943), which means you get a high performance impact vest that plays your favorite tunes on every session. 

Waterproof Speakers
Waterproof Speakers

MUSIC CONTROLS

Control the soundtrack to your day with 4 easy to access buttons located on the chest of your vest: Play/pause, Volume Up/Down, Skip/Back, Power. 

Music Controls
Music Controls
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1,000 SONGS

The Groove vest has 8GB of internal memory, so your vest can hold over 1,000+ songs that help you get in the groove.  Ditch your phone, grab your vest, and play your music.


 8 HOUR BATTERY LIFE

Your vest is built to rock out with you all day long. When the sun goes down and the LED turns red it’s time to charge your Groove Vest with the micro USB cable provided with each purchase.

8 Hours of Playback
8 Hours of Playback

SOUND QUALITY 

How do you get a heavyweight sound from a lightweight driver? Ask our engineers :) We played around with many different speaker drivers and enclosures to make sure you get loud and clear music every session. We put two high performance speakers in the shoulder area of your vest, so you can experience concert quality stereo surround sound whenever you're out on the water. 

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THE GROOVE PROMISE

WE WANT NOTHING LESS THAN YOUR ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION. We stand behind our products and trust you will be happy with your purchase. In the event you’re not, we have four words to help you rest easy: Money Back Guaranteed. Period. We want everyone to be able to listen to music out on the water, and know it takes a few rides and weekends to test out a new vest. Purchasing a vest online can be risky, we took the risk out of it. With our risk-free trial and return policy, you can try the Groove Vest on your own time frame and pressure free. “If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it to us within 100 days for an exchange or refund of its purchase price.”   



 WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: 

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 "I would've never guessed you could put speakers in a vest while still keeping it sounding great, staying lightweight and performing just as well as my previous competition vests!"      - Connor Burns 2018 Pro Mens Wakesurf World Champion  

"If you love listing to music while wakeboarding, tubing, skiing, etc. then you're going to want a Groove Vest. This is truly a gamechanger for the wakesports industry."                           - Pontoon & Deckboat Magazine

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What others are saying

The Groove Vest currently comes in 6 Adult Unisex Sizes: which comfortably fits both men and women with chest sizes from 33 to 59 inches. 

We are a group of entrepreneurs from all over the world, working remotely together to provide you with the power of music! We are built on collaboration, communication, positive attitude, and transparency.

Manufacturing Partner: The largest independent custom product and packaging solutions provider in the United States. Stephen Gould is where people and ideas come together for the past 80 years.
Manufacturing Partner: The largest independent custom product and packaging solutions provider in the United States. Stephen Gould is where people and ideas come together for the past 80 years.
Intellectual Property Partner: Merchant & Gould has helped innovators around the globe protect and maximize intellectual property assets since 1900
Intellectual Property Partner: Merchant & Gould has helped innovators around the globe protect and maximize intellectual property assets since 1900
Groove Watersports is proud to be around to be apart of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN): Where no startup stands alone. We create opportunities for startups around the world to access the human and financial capital they need.
Groove Watersports is proud to be around to be apart of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN): Where no startup stands alone. We create opportunities for startups around the world to access the human and financial capital they need.

Risks and challenges

No one wants to see a good idea executed poorly, especially us. We have worked extremely hard to ready this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks:

MANUFACTURING: The manufacturers on both sides of this project are lined up and ready to go. We work closely with Stephen and Gould (manufacturing consultant) to ensure quality assurance assistance will be provided during production.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As the Groove Vest gets geared up for production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.

FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we have found at least one back-up supplier for each component and our contract manufacturing experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.

We are working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering impact vests and speaker components in tremendous quantities. There is no doubt that there will be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, along with an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, our GROOVY customer!

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the Groove Vest idea a reality by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

We THANK YOU for your help!

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