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A light weight version of the Shape Flexer: a bendable shapeable crushable portable machine washable waterproof wind resistant Sun Hat.
A light weight version of the Shape Flexer: a bendable shapeable crushable portable machine washable waterproof wind resistant Sun Hat.
4,143 backers pledged $230,172 to help bring this project to life.

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Shape Flexer Sunhat LITE!

$230,172

4,143

 FINALLY!  A Light Weight Version of the Revolutionary Shape Flexer® Sunhat! 

In the Summer of 2017, the "Shape Flexer Sunhat" took the the sun loving, crowdfunding public by storm to the tune of almost $250,000!  

Check out the original campaign, product, comments and feedback here.  

The feedback and reviews were overwhelmingly positive!

 But, a few folks weren't happy with the weight (as the Shape Flexer's brim contains a stranded copper cable to make the brim flexible AND rigid).

So, we've designed a NEW LIGHT WEIGHT version of the Shape Flexer that that has ALL the features of the original, but only weighs 60% as much!

For lovers of the outdoors who find heavier sunhats uncomfortable, the Shape Flexer Lite provides the perfect alternative.
For lovers of the outdoors who find heavier sunhats uncomfortable, the Shape Flexer Lite provides the perfect alternative.

Even though it weighs 60% of the original Shape Flexer, the Shape Flexer Lite has 100% of the same features!

Fold-able, Portable, Pack-able, the Shape Flexer Lite is as resilient and tough as you are!

The Shape Flexer Lite's brim will not fold or flop in a head wind of up to 40 mph/65 kph.

NO amount of water will harm the Shape Flexer Lite.  It'll hold its shape and not droop even in heavy rain (AND IT FLOATS!).

Thanks to the bendable/shape-able brim, you can Shape the Flexer in an UNLIMITED amount of styles!  Here are just a few...

The Shape Flexer Lite also comes with an attached/deployable neck cape to use when/if you need some extra neck protection (while gardening, digging, etc.)


Bend the back UP, to prevent the brim from smacking your pack while hiking!

If you requires some extra ventilation, or have a lot of hair, the Shape Flexer Lite also comes with a partially or fully removable top crown!

For the Shape Flexer Lite, we've also designed the crown zipper to be hidden and well covered, as opposed to the exposed zipper of the first Shape Flexer.

The Shape Flexer Lite is also 100% Machine Washable AND Machine Dry-able.  No more cleaning your sunhat by hand!

The neck cape pocket is also a secure place to store some small valuables like cash, credit cards, or hotel room keys.

The Key Change to the Shape Flexer Lite is that the heavy plastic coated copper will now be replaced with a MUCH lighter foam coated wire.

Unlike the copper cable in the original Shape Flexer, the foam wire will be easily replaceable if the need arises.

The Zipper around the brim also acts as protective barrier between the stiff brim and obstacles such as bushes, branches, boulders, bark, tree trunks, etc.  This prevents possible scratching and tearing of the outer fabric.

We've also changed the main fabric of the hat to a thicker material, and the cape to a thinner material (all UPF 50+ of course!). 

We're also now using a thicker foam in the brim than we used with the first Shape Flexer.

Okay Kickstarter, I now need your help to launch the Shape Flexer Lite! 

For those of you who backed the original Shape Flexer Sunhat back in 2017, THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!  Now that we've ironed out the original problems that we had with the manufacturing, I GUARANTEE you'll be fulfilled MUCH FASTER this time!  Stock has already been pre-ordered to make sure we get fulfillment underway AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Plus, just like last time, there will be FREE USA SHIPPING!

Even a "Heavy Duty Backpacker..."

Can "Lighten Up" sometimes!

So, stay flexible, stay in shape, and LIGHTEN UP with the Shape Flexer Lite!


Wayfarer Retro Style Sunglasses included in Early Bird Rewards

Take your Pick of Colors

Note: if on the border between sizes, it's usually better to go larger, unless you like a snug fitting hat

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International Supporters!

A Heartfelt Welcome to our International Backers!
A Heartfelt Welcome to our International Backers!
  • PLEASE don't be scared off by the shipping cost for one hat. 
  • We realize it's high, but look at the shipping cost for 2, 3, or 4 hats.
  • You will find the shipping price per hat for multiple hats is MUCH LOWER than the price for one.
  • We recommend making a pledge with friends or family, or getting extra Shape Flexer as gifts to bring the shipping price down.
  • Please Note: Captions for the Video are available in Español, Français, Italiano (and English!)  
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Risks and challenges

Thanks to all of you AMAZING Kickstarter Backers who took a chance on me, and then waited patiently while I sorted out my numerous manufacturing problems, the risks this time around are VERY minimal. The manufacturer I'm using is on the ball, AND a large amount of stock has been pre-ordered to ensure that backers get fulfilled as soon as possible!

The only risk we see is if we get WAY more orders than we anticipate (meaning more than the 5,000 units like last time) and then it takes longer to get the product out.

But if that happens, everything is on standby and ready to go! Barring any natural disasters, we'll get people fulfilled MUCH faster than last time.

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    "Sunny Day Needle Mover"

    Thanks for the support! I honestly appreciate every bit of help I get. You'll get a virtual high five or hug (whichever your more comfortable with), regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Here Comes the Sun (Glasses!)

    "The thousand mile journey begins with a single step." Cheers for helping the project along! As a small token of my appreciation, you'll get a pair of black wayfarer retro style Shape Flexer sunglasses. UV 400 protection from these puppies means your eyes are protected from 99 to 100 percent of the sun's harmful radiation. Plus, you'll get free shipping, regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    The Sun King-early bird sunrise special

    Tackle any and all wind plagued/sun drenched/rain soaked activities with your own Shape Flexer Lite Sunhat in the size and color of your choosing. As an early bird bonus, you'll also get a pair of black wayfarer retro style Shape Flexer sunglasses with UV 400 protection and July delivery! Plus, free shipping within the U.S.,regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page! Get outside and stay in shape!

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    The Sun King

    Tackle any and all wind plagued/sun drenched/rain soaked activities with your own Shape Flexer Lite Sunhat in the size and color of your choosing. Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer Web Site Thank You Page! Get outside and stay in shape!

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    The Sun King - Kickstarter Special

    Tackle any and all wind plagued/sun drenched/rain soaked activities with your own Shape Flexer Lite Sunhat in the size and color of your choosing. Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer Web Site Thank You Page! Get outside and stay in shape!

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    The Sun King

    Tackle any and all wind plagued/sun drenched/rain soaked activities with your own Shape Flexer Lite Sunhat in the size and color of your choosing. Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer Web Site Thank You Page! Get outside and stay in shape!

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    Two are Better than 1-early bird special

    Double your fun with TWO Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors). As an early bird bonus, you'll get TWO pairs of black wayfarer retro style Shape Flexer sunglasses with UV 400 protection and July delivery! The only thing more enjoyable than the great outdoors is enjoying it with a friend/spouse/partner! The banana split of life tastes better with two spoons! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Two Hats are Better than One

    Double your fun with TWO Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors). The only thing more enjoyable than the great outdoors is enjoying it with a friend/spouse/partner! The banana split of life tastes better with two spoons! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Two Hats Better - Kickstarter Special

    Double your fun with TWO Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors). The only thing more enjoyable than the great outdoors is enjoying it with a friend/spouse/partner! The banana split of life tastes better with two spoons! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Two Hats Better than One

    Double your fun with TWO Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors). The only thing more enjoyable than the great outdoors is enjoying it with a friend/spouse/partner! The banana split of life tastes better with two spoons! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Triple Crown-early bird sunrise special

    For the triple crown you get, drum roll

    THREE Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors)! As an early bird bonus, you'll also get THREE pairs of black wayfarer retro style Shape Flexer sunglasses with UV 400 protection and July delivery! Avoid looking like a three piece fried chicken dinner with the best outdoor sun protection money can buy! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Triple Crown

    For the triple crown you get, drum roll...

    THREE Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors)! Avoid looking like a three piece fried chicken dinner with the best outdoor sun protection money can buy! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Triple Crown - Kickstarter Special

    For the triple crown you get, drum roll...

    THREE Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors)! Avoid looking like a three piece fried chicken dinner with the best outdoor sun protection money can buy! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Triple Crown

    For the triple crown you get, drum roll...

    THREE Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors)! Avoid looking like a three piece fried chicken dinner with the best outdoor sun protection money can buy! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Just Four Fun-early bird sunrise special

    The Fab Four never got sunburned heads, and neither will your foursome with a FOUR pack of Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors) to shield your crew from those nasty ultra-violet rays. As an early bird bonus, you'll get FOUR pairs of of black wayfarer retro style Shape Flexer sunglasses with UV 400 protection and July delivery! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    • Shape Flexer Lite Sunhat
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    Just Four Fun

    The Fab Four never got sunburned heads, and neither will your foursome with a FOUR pack of Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors) to shield your crew from those nasty ultra-violet rays. Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Just Four Fun - Kickstarter Special

    The Fab Four never got sunburned heads, and neither will your foursome with a FOUR pack of Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors) to shield your crew from those nasty ultra-violet rays. Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Just Four Fun

    The Fab Four never got sunburned heads, and neither will your foursome with a FOUR pack of Shape Flexer Lite Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors) to shield your crew from those nasty ultra-violet rays. Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer website Thank You Page!

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    Five Guys n Gals-early bird special

    Don't fry yourself and your friends like a burger and fries while enjoying the great outdoors! Get FIVE Shape Flexer Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors) and as an early bird bonus, FIVE pairs of black wayfarer retro style Shape Flexer sunglasses with UV 400 protection and July delivery! Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer Web Site Thank You Page!

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    Five Guys n Gals - Kickstarter Special

    Don't fry yourself and your friends like a burger and fries while enjoying the great outdoors! Get FIVE Shape Flexer Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors). Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer Web Site Thank You Page!

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    Five Guys n Gals

    Don't fry yourself and your friends like a burger and fries while enjoying the great outdoors! Get FIVE Shape Flexer Sunhats (any mix of sizes and colors). Plus, free shipping within the U.S., regular updates, and your name on the Shape Flexer Web Site Thank You Page!

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