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217
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 9:53 PM UTC +00:00.

LogOXBy LogOX
First created
LogOXBy LogOX
First created
$27,934
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
217
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 9:53 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Introducing The WoodOX Sling 

The new WoodOX Sling makes it faster, safer, and easier for anyone to carry firewood indoors than ever before. 

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), this back saving 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.

Anyone who’s ever carried in firewood by hand or in a bag on a frigid night knows what a backbreaking hassle it is. Carrying firewood with the WoodOX Sling is a lot different.

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!

WoodOX Sling Christmas Present Stocking Stuffer

Planning on Making the WoodOX Sling a Christmas present or a gift before February? 

Don’t worry! We plan on getting right into production as soon as the campaign finishes, but we will be sending out a WoodOX Sling PDF attachment suitable for printing and gifting to all of our backers. This will let that special someone know that when it comes to firewood, help is on the way!  

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 currently work with a manufacturing partner, who produces an industrial
grade bag, designed to store our LogoX 3-in-1 Forestry multitool. Lead time quoted by this manufacturing partner is 4-6 weeks on the quantity set as the Kickstarter goal. However, volume significantly exceeding the goal may pose a
real challenge.

5. Samples of the prototype has been sent to 2 additional commercial sewing
contractors, who have a strong portfolio of similar products utilizing similar materials. Their lead time and capabilities will be communicated when they
become available.

6. When utilizing multiple manufacturers to supply an item, the consistency of
product quality can be a challenge. Samples from 3 consecutive production batches will be requested from each vendor for quality review prior to authorizing the shipment. Additional sampling will be done periodically.

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