About this project
Come visit us at http://trimrlife.com/
Special thanks to all our backers for making this happen!
This project has been an amazing adventure. We can't thank everyone enough for this fun opportunity to get the TRIMR water + shaker bottle into market. We'll be posting any updates with the bottles as soon as we get them. Thank you all so much!
We have many more adventures, projects, and products ahead of us so be sure to stay in touch. Look for us in stores near you.
Introducing the TRIMR Water + Shaker Bottle
After nearly three years of ideation, designing, prototyping, testing and then some more testing, the world's first water + shaker bottle is nearly here. Now we just need your help Kickstarters to finish our tooling, and get our first production run.
The idea of Trimr was born after a lunch meeting that happened nearly 3 years ago when a friend was sipping a protein drink out of a reusable water bottle with a straw. Serial entrepreneur Travis Winn and product designer Gary Moore saw the opportunity to combine a water bottle and a shaker bottle into a single, well designed unit. Hundreds of designs and dozens of prototypes later, the Trimr water + shaker bottle is nearly ready to make its big entrance.
We have seen the Trimr water + shaker bottle grow from its infancy. The renditions have blossomed and formed into a product we've grown to love. We've dedicated hundreds of hours into this and have the finish line in sight.
THE TRIMR WATER + SHAKER BOTTLE is the first bottle in the world to combine your favorite features in a reusable water bottle with the functionality of the best performing shaker bottles. The Trimr bottle will come in 5 colors: Mint, Plum, White, Graphite, and Black.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS. We designed the TRIMR water + shaker bottle to look great and give the user a premium experience.
SIP OR CHUG. The patented Trimr water + shaker bottle is the only bottle in the world to feature both a 'sip' and 'chug' options.
LEAK PROOF. One of the biggest challenges we had to overcome in offering two consumption methods (sip and chug) was making the bottle 100% leak proof. The solution was 4 strategically designed gaskets and overmolds wherever there could be a chance of liquid escaping. After a year of tweaks and three months of testing this final version, the bottle is 100% leak proof.
NOT INTO PROTEIN SHAKES? Simply pull out the straw, slide off the agitator, and now you have yourself a beautifully designed water bottle.
TRIMR PROMISE - Trimr is committed to using only the most premium, earth friendly materials available. All Trimr products are 100% recyclable, BPA free and dishwasher safe.
- 24 oz capacity
- Bottle: BPA Free Eastman Tritan Copolyester
- Agitator: Surgical Grade Stainless Steel (316)
- Non-Slip rubber base
- Dishwasher Safe (top shelf)
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
DPI CALCULATOR. DPI = Daily Protein Intake. During the development of the Trimr bottle, we were surprised at how few people knew how much protein they were supposed to be getting on a daily basis. (We didn't know either.) With the help of a published medical study, we created a dual-sided tool that tells you how much protein (in grams) you should be consuming on a daily basis. Simply slide the tool to your weight and find the window based on how active you are. Men on one side, women on the other.
We have gone through several prototypes and are now in the final stages. We've been working with the factory until this point. We have the final prototypes and color samples. We're at the final stretch but also the most expensive part: paying for tooling and production. The tooling for the project will cost about $20,000. We're hoping to hit this goal to get through the last reach to make the TRIMR bottle happen.
We've found that Kickstarter is an awesome way to get our product out into the world, and allow backers the benefit of getting the TRIMR bottle before the rest of the market.
This has been a fun project and we're excited to get the Trimr bottle into your hands. Please pledge what you can and be sure to share!
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Risks and challenges
As with all new products we know that there are certain risks in bringing the product to market. However, there are various steps we've already taken to ensure that risk is minimized to those looking to pledge.
1. The TRIMR team has years of experience with various start-ups.
2. We also have many years of design and development experience. We only create exceptionally designed and high-quality products.
3. Tooling for the product has already been designed in a factory located in Dongguan, China. We need to pay for the tooling and pull the trigger to begin manufacturing.
4. We have a great deal of expertise in international production, shipping, and logistics. As a result, we don't believe fulfillment will be an issue.
Even with our expertise and relationships, we know risks can be an issue on any product. We see the primary issue being potential factory hold-ups. We have plans to travel to the factory on a regular basis to mitigate this risk.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We're way excited about the amount of support we have received for the TRIMR water + shaker bottle. Unfortunately, Kickstarter regulations do not allow us to sell multiple bottles at this time and will only allow 1 bottle per pledge. We apologize as we know it is an inconvenience. Thanks so much for backing us!
Here are Kickstarter's guidelines:
As of September 20, 2012, projects in the Hardware and Product Design categories are prohibited from offering multiple quantities of a single reward. Projects in these categories can only offer one reward per pledge, with the exception for consumable products, networked products or products that traditionally come in sets.
Please send any issues regarding this regulation to Kickstarter support as we have no jurisdiction in this matter: http://www.kickstarter.com/contact
Hello International Backers,
A lot of you have questioned our $20 international shipping charge. First, we'd like to acknowledge $20 seems like a lot when the domestic pledge is only $25. We'd have the same hesitation if we lived abroad.
That being said, shipping around the world is more expensive than we originally estimated. We were a bit shocked when we started getting quotes to Europe, South America, and Asia. In a lot of cases we'll lose money even with the $20 international shipping charge. Depending on where you live, the TRIMR water + shaker bottle may be available for sale at a local retailer by the end of 2014 or early 2015. If $20 is too much hopefully you can still get the TRIMR water + shaker bottle in the future locally, but it'll just be later than the early Kickstarter backers.
Sorry this isn't ideal. We'd love if Kickstarter integrated dynamic shipping prices and we were able to charge each backer our exact cost of shipping. But, obviously this isn't an option at this point in time.
We're currently working with a freight company to try to get cost down. All our efforts currently are going to try to get these international costs down. But we're finding that the $20 international shipping is very difficult to cut down.
Thanks so much for the support!
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