About this project
We at Sprigs are so excited to be launching the JakRak Hands Free Coat Carrier!
We are constantly on the go these days. Place to place we run, carrying our phones and computers and whatever else with us. Luckily, many things can be carried hands-free, but never your coat - until now. We are happy to introduce the JakRak hands free coat carrier.
It will make your life easier no matter what you are doing...
And for those of you who can walk on water... it's good for that also.
It also comes in three awesome colors....
The JakRak is fully adjustable - and fits on all body types and all size and shape jackets and coats.
And it's great for kids! Safety-tested by an independent lab, the JakRak is safe for children to wear. The carefully calibrated clips will hold a coat or jacket up to a 7 pound force - and will then release and separate from the coat or jacket. Recommended age for use: 10 years old and up.
There are several ways to wear the JakRak:
OVER THE SHOULDER STYLE
CROSS BODY STYLE
And when you are not using it, the JakRak stays hidden and comfortable under your coat:
Leave it on your coat until you wear it again, or move it to the coat you are wearing next. It even makes it easier to hang your coat up in a sea of other coats!
A versatile, well-engineered, and supremely light and comfortable way to wear your coat, not carry it. With three carefully placed clips, the JakRak lets you carry your coat in three different ways, all comfortable, secure and safe.
We started with one goal in mind - to create a solution to hold your coat or jacket easily and comfortably.
They say the devil is the details. We say it's in the details where you find enlightenment.
Each piece of the JakRak was carefully and thoughtfully designed. After several years of testing and tweaking, our patent pending JakRak was born.
Making sure the cords were comfortable to wear all day was important.
They needed to be engineered to be strong enough to hold any coat, and take a good beating. But we wanted them soft, flexible, and to be unnoticeable when they are worn.
We worked tirelessly on our secret recipe of yarn, inner fibers, and weave tightness, to achieve the perfect combination.
We wanted the JakRak to be adjustable and versatile. It needed to fit everyone, and to be worn several different ways.
We created our sliders to work perfectly with our custom cords. Design-molded by hand, they are sturdy enough stay in place, but pliable enough to be easily adjusted.
The sliders allow the JakRak to fit any size or shape body, and let you wear the JakRak as tightly or as loosely as you like. Getting the correct tension and interplay between the slider and cord took many tries, and we didn't stop until we got the combination perfect. Tested repeatedly, we think they're perfect.
Then came the clips.
We wanted thin, delicate jackets to be safe with JakRaks. We wanted to be able to carry a suit jacket, or sweater. But we also wanted to be able to carry a wool coat, parka or ski jacket.
Our clips are designed to hold all these types of coats, safely and securely. There were no clips on the market that fit our need, so we started from scratch.
We calculated the number of teeth, what length, what shape, and what coating, would achieve what we wanted. After several almost-there's, we finalized the perfect JakRak clip, as well as the loop that allows it to move effortlessly up and down the cord.
In addition, we needed a clip that stays shut even when rubbing against something, that would not open by accident, but would still be easy to open and close.
And voila! Here it is.
Attach one clip under each sleeve of the inside of your coat. The third clip should attach to the top of your jacket, typically where the tag or built-in hanger loop is. If your coat doesn't have a hanger loop, simply attach the clip to fabric where the hood normally is (on the top of the inside of your jacket.)
The average coat weighs 3.5 pounds. The JakRak can hold a coat up to 7 lbs! After 7 pounds of pressure, it will safely unclip, without tearing or tugging at your garment. You are safe, and your coat is safe, with the JakRak!
Don't believe us? Try it for yourself :-)
We tested different weight jackets, with shaking and jerking motions.The JakRak stays on, thanks to our silicon-coated clips designed specifically for coats and jackets.
Check if your favorite coat will hold:
And we've protected all our JakRak innovations with the filing of numerous U.S. and international utility and design patents (because as owners of many other patents on our products, we at Sprigs know the value of protecting our ideas!)
The JakRak works with any jacket or coat, no matter how light or heavy, thick or thin, short or long. Adjust it to your body size. Wear your jacket high up on your back, or down by your waist.
Wear your JakRak any of 3 different ways, depending on your preference. All comfortable, all dependable, all deceivingly simple.
Style # 1
Crossbody: One of the more popular styles. You can wear the JakRak across your body like a messenger bag. Typically used and recommended for more aggressive activities like biking, hiking, running, etc. For more aggressive activities tighten the sliders so the JakRak is secure to your body.
Style # 2
Backpack: The most convenient style for taking off your coat temporarily and putting it back on easily. Activity level for this style ranges from light to moderate. Great for hiking, running, getting somewhere fast.
Style # 3
Over the shoulder: A very clean and modern look. Once you take your jacket off you can drape it over your shoulder. Typically used for lighter activity levels such as shopping, traveling, nightlife, and more!
What style will your wear?......
Sprigs is all about solving problems. All our products make life easier, lighter and more convenient. They have to be ground-breaking. They have to be impeccably designed and executed, no corners cut. And they need to look pretty cool too.
We wear-tested the JakRak many places, but our favorite time was on a trip to Europe. On a long layover in the Paris airport, I wore my JakRak with my puffy down jacket as I strolled happily around the terminal, carefree, cool and comfortable. I watched the other travelers drape their coats over their arms and carry-on bags, tie them around their waists (usually unsuccessfully),and stuff them into their already-heavy shoulder bags. Then there were those who succumbed to just wearing their coats in the hot, stuffy, crowded terminal. Seeing their travel fatigue and discomfort, I wanted to hand them all a JakRak (and a bottle of water).
As inventive and game-changing as the JakRak is, we knew that we wanted Kickstarter funders to see it first. We want you as our partners to bring this product to market and help us shape the JakRak into the essential everyday item it will be.
Risks and challenges
While we have our components and packaging ready to be produced, we know that sometimes things happen in production that slow down the delivery date. We have safeguards in place, but we can't predict storms, shipping strikes and the like. But we feel confident!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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