WoodOX Sling - The Ultimate Firewood Carrier
The WoodOX Sling makes it easier for you to carry firewood from your woodpile to stove. This design makes other firewood bags obsolete.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, March 2 2019 11:54 PM UTC +00:00.
The WoodOX Sling is far more efficient than carrying firewood by hand, and significantly more ergonomic than traditional firewood carrying bags or “totes” (yes, even the $150 monogramed ones), The WoodOX Sling's back saving and strain-free design is a game changer for anyone who heats with firewood.
We're excited to introduce you to this brand-new, time and back-saving firewood carrying system, the patent pending WoodOX Sling, which will be made in the USA by LogOX, a family-owned Vermont based company.
The WoodOX Sling’s ergonomic design positions the firewood securely under the user’s arm, on either side, while evenly distributing the weight of the firewood across the upper body. This shift in the center of gravity makes it much easier to load and unload while standing upright, and causes far less strain on your body as you move.
Although there is a multitude of firewood carrying bags on the market, with varying degrees of quality, the bottom line is they all share the same flawed “shopping bag style” design. Upon lifting them, the user’s entire body lurches to one side, pulling the spine out of alignment and putting the dead weight of the entire bag on one arm.
While walking, these heavy firewood bags swing awkwardly by the user’s knee, which poses a tripping hazard and can be difficult for those with arm or wrist issues.
The WoodOX Sling’s innovative design places it into a totally new category of firewood carrying devices by itself. It combines the ergonomic weight distribution principles of a cross-body messenger bag with that of an arm sling, while holding the firewood securely in place as you move.
The remaining weight of the firewood rests lightly on the user’s hip, keeping the spine aligned properly, with very little pressure on the arm that goes through the sleeve. This reduces back and arm strain, while allowing for easier movement and maneuverability when walking indoors.
The WoodOX Sling's adjustable strap evenly and comfortably distributes the majority of the firewood’s weight across the body, rather than carrying all of it with one arm.
Additionally, the WoodOX Sling’s design keeps your hands free to load it directly from your woodpile while standing upright, open and close doors, and easily unload the logs into your fireplace or wood box with less bending over. Constructed from durable cotton canvas, the WoodOX Sling also helps keep bark debris off your floor and is easy to clean.
We heat with firewood ourselves, so we understand what’s important when it comes to moving firewood and incorporated that knowledge into our design.
The WoodOX Sling comes with a small flexible strap near the top of the arm sleeve, which holds a small replaceable LED flashlight (batteries included). This keeps your hands free and the path ahead of you illuminated while loading up on firewood for the night.
Opening doors, moving up stairs, and through tight spaces indoors can be a challenge with an arm full of firewood or when using a bulky carrying bag. By placing the wood under your arm instead of by your knees, the low profile WoodOX Sling makes maneuvering indoors a breeze.
The LogOX company is best known for inventing and patenting the American made, LogOX 3-in- 1 Forestry MultiTool, which combines a unique back saving log hauler, 38” cant hook, and timberjack into one ruggedly compact multitool.
LogOX products are also sold in over a dozen forestry specialty stores and online in the US and internationally, including online through The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon, and the Tractor Supply Company, to name a few.
Now we’re asking for your help to ramp up production and make WoodOX Slings available for hard working folks heating with firewood across the country and around the world, through our website and growing list of distribution partners.
To make this project even better, we’ve teamed up with the Vermont based non-profit “One Tree Planted” to plant one or more trees with each pledge we receive, in an effort to help reforest woodland areas of the US recently lost to devastating wildfires.
With your pledge you’ll be among the first to receive the new WoodOX sling, and even some other great LogOX products at a discounted rate. You’ll also be supporting jobs for American workers and efforts to restore our environment. So please show your support for this project by backing us on Kickstarter and sharing it with your family and friends.
You can also follow us on social media @BigBlueLogOX for more updates. Thank You!
Risks and challenges
1. The WoodOX Sling is patent pending. Complete drawings were created during the patent application process and serves as illustration for our manufacturing partner(s). The WoodOX Sling stands alone in its category, with no other product in its category with the unique design features.
2. Prototypes of the WoodOX Sling have been produced with third party verification. The construction has been intentionally selected to produce a much more rugged product than the competitive products in its category, for improved quality, reliability and longevity.
3. The materials are readily available. Overall, the construction of the WoodOX Sling is very straight forward and easily produced by any commercial sewing contract service.
4. We've identified a US based a manufacturing partner. Lead time quoted by this manufacturing partner is 4 weeks on the quantity set as the Kickstarter goal, which we intend to deliver to our backers no later than mid March 2019 pending the successful funding of this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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