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Limited Release of SICKLUGGAGE HiFi Boomboxes in upcycled wine crates. Custom skins, 12hr life, bluetooth, pair 2 boxes in stereo!!
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**SICKLUGGAGE co-founders are hosting a live online DIY Boombox Kit (Backer Level #4) BUILDING PARTY date and time TBD January 2020**

DIY Boombox Kit + online BUILD PARTY = Best Holiday Gift EVER! Backer Level #4!

What is SICKLUGGAGE?

SICKLUGGAGE is a music and art festival in a box. It's what music wants and music is what moves us most basically and most universally. We started making bespoke SICKLUGGAGE aluminum boomboxes 3 years ago because we couldn't find anything out there with style, sound and portability. We quickly learned that we really built the thing everybody has been desperately wanting - a platform for personal public expression and community gathering.

Founders, Shawn Keeler, Chris Pendergraft, Noel Rabinowitz and Ed Cardenas

At first we imagined the standard growth model - sell a bunch of the  company to venture finance funding factory production with cheap labor, scaling by larger and larger orders in China and ever larger marketing spends - all with the cheapest materials and no accountability for the impact of our products on your environment and your soul. Instead, we are learning how to spread local production that works for workers, the environment and the boogie down people who love music. We envision a world with many SICKLUGGAGE certified build partners, hanging up their keys for a SICKER distributed workforce opportunity.

Enter the Harvest 1 Series Limited Edition Wooden Boombox. A one of a kind community gathering powerhouse made from old and unloved wine crates headed for the dump. No more! We packed in 200 Watts of HiFi love with endless hours of play time, bluetooth 5, USB charging and True Wide Stereo pairing with any other SICKLUGGAGE for a combined 400 Watts of call the cops anywhere you want to take it.

Harvets-1 Prototypes, outside build shop 0. Our laser cut soundboards handle any range of 13" -14.5" wide, We adapted our model to support LP vibeface in a variety of sizes since we sources our wine crates from recycled use.

What we want is technology that brings us back to the human connection - from the drum circle at the dawn of fire, to the street heat of the boombox 90s. The risk is when we give up on our will to participate at all - to hear a new song together and share a new perspective.

What your ACTUALLY supporting...

We're going after our culture of disposal and our disposal of culture.

There is no doubt that this one of a kind human-made boombox is worth every penny of ownership, but it's being a part of something bigger that you're really supporting.

We see a fragmented world out there - it's hard to find your place, we know this because we've struggled with it too. The more connected we all seem to be, the more separated we actually find ourselves - glued to our phones and apps binge watching into oblivion. BUT YOU CAN BREAK THAT CYCLE. By bringing your music, your style and your true self out into the world, we can all reverse this trend of isolation TOGETHER.

Consumer electronics do not always get recycled, mostly they get buried.

With your help, SICKLUGGAGE can turn the corner on manufacturing our new line of wooden boomboxes - offered at an affordable price for more people. Discovering used wooden wine crates and prototyping our solution has forced us to simplify this work of art down to its essential features. The result is a beautiful, unique as you and endlessly versatile music listening companion like no other.

In ADDITION to the good vibes!

This campaign is just the initial fits of a big move. All this may sound crazy - and we are admittedly a little SICK. We're asking for your faith, trust and dollars to back us up. We hope to make every mistake we can learn from as we prove the unit economics of  small batch production in little towns, big cities, maker garage spaces and workshops everywhere.

 If you want to see more street level reactions, deep thoughts, and the real reason we decided to make the world's most tricked out boombox - you can get to know us more on Instagram here, or at the bottom of this page we embedded a reaction video from folks who know sickluggage in real life.

Risks and challenges

There are a lot of risks when retrofitting something from its intended use into total and utter SICKNESS, but rest assured that we've done our fair share of due diligence so that you can rock out with your box out. If something is a miss, of course we'll work directly with you to resolve any issues.

We also know that to pull something like this off, we need a big audience - something we're working on, but not quite there yet. We've reached out to press for coverage, our personal networks for support and anything else we can think of to let people know about this campaign.

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    Backer Level #1 - Concert Poster

    Seriously, rock on and be a part of history by showing your love for SICKLUGGAGE with our limited run concert style poster. Ships unframed and signed by the artist, Chris Pendergraft - you gotta grab one of these!

    High gloss offset printing.

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    Backer Level #2 - SUPERSICK Hat

    Get in on the SICKNESS with our exclusive 'SUPERSICK' hat. Ready to catalyze your wildest adventures - we dare you, see what happens when you wear your SUPERSICK hat out in public. You'll find what you're looking for.

    One size fits all with custom embroidery.

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    Backer Level #3 - SICK Sling Bag

    For those times when the SICK vibe is required but maybe your coworkers don't love 'Eye Of The Tiger' on repeat as much as you do. They can't all be winners - your coworkers. Cop this made in San Francisco messenger bag with SICKLUGGAGE styling for easy access to the club.

    Adjustable strap, dye sublimated design.

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    Backer Level #4 - Harvest 1 DIY Kit

    All the fun and all the pride! We'll send you a perfect built boombox and all the parts and pieces. You follow along with guided tutorials and voila - we're making SICKLUGGAGE magic together.

    You'll need a few hand tools, great tunes and a little time, but holy smokes - did you make that? It feels so good!

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    Backer Level #5 - Harvest 1 Boombox

    From the vineyard to your living room - you get one SICKLUGGAGE Limited Edition Harvest 1 Boombox. Upcycled and made uniquely new from a discarded wine crate, no 2 in the world are alike.

    Stereo surround, 200 Watts of power with HiFi clarity and big bass, plus 14+ hours of continuous play time. Each unit is highly special with unique origins - human assembly and expert tuning for amazing full sound.

    Approximate dimensions are 14" x 14" x 5" and approximate weight is 10 pounds.

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    Backer Level #6 - Harvest 1 LP Album Box

    Digital vinyl?! Comes with one original LP Album Cover made into a signature SICKLUGGAGE Vibeface and programmed to play the album on streaming services via NFC link with the tap of your phone.

    You get one SICKLUGGAGE Limited Edition Harvest Series Bluetooth Boombox, with an album cover of your choice.

    Stereo surround, 200 Watts of power with HiFi clarity and big bass, plus 14+ hours of continuous play time.

    Approximate dimensions are 14" x 14" x 5" and approximate weight is 10 pounds.

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