About this project
Rain is the number one reason why peoples' commute is often a problem. We thought we had to do something!
No one should have to avoid going out because of something as minor as a little bit of rain, and we are set on reducing the amount of people who do so.
To take on the challenge, we have designed VEAR, a sleek and stylish, eco-friendly pair of rain pants that zip up on your body just like a jacket does.
VEAR Legs Jacket is loaded with features that will keep you comfortable, dry, and safe on your outdoors trips, so you can arrive at your destination in style!
Golf, mountain biking, hiking, motorcycling or pretty much any rainy outdoors activity.
VEAR Legs Jacket was inspired by the Scandinavian weather. This outdoor product is made to last and withstand harsh weather conditions. With VEAR, rain will never stop you from going out again!
VEAR Legs Jacket is packed with different features that will keep you dry and comfortable, and also add durability, so it stays in perfect condition for a long time.
WATERPROOF, WINDPROOF & BREATHABLE
Waterproof and windproof, yet still breathable rain pants, giving you that level of comfort you’re looking for.
The pants come in two versions - made with a standard type of fabric -good for everyday use in light rain showers, and a high-performance fabric from Sympatex - more durable and best for activities in heavy rains and that require more physical effort; and it also comes with waterproof side zippers.
Both fabrics are waterproof, windproof, and breathable but the fabrics' specifications differ from one another.
EASY TO PUT ON & TAKE OFF
It takes less than 15 seconds to put it on. The legs jacket is made with YKK zippers from top to bottom on both sides. Under normal usage conditions, the zippers won't get wet thanks to our design that redirects the water away from it.
Easy on, easy off: forget stretching and removing shoes. This unique design allows you to transition from road to office in seconds!
Below we made a table to show you how much more efficient you are by using our pants. The "normal pants" times were measured including the time it takes to put on and remove the shoes.
LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY TO STORE AND CARRY
The back pocket is magic! It doubles as a sack, with a double sided zipper so you can pack the pants inside (in less than 30 seconds). Use the carabiner hook to attach it to your bike or simply put it in your backpack.
Made to last you a lifetime - this product is manufactured only with premium materials such as YKK zippers - known to be among the best in the world.
The pants are seam taped so the water doesn't penetrate the seams. They are also reinforced at the knee level, where you need it most. Crafted for strength and made to last.
WATERPROOF FRONT POCKETS
The special black reflective patterns allow you to look cool during the day and stay safe at night! They are made with tiny glass beads that reflect light back to its source.
ADJUSTABLE WAIST STRAPS
VEAR Legs Jacket gives your waistline a little bit of leeway during the holiday season. So, go ahead, have that extra piece of Aunt Betty’s pumpkin pie!
Not only is the tapered-leg sleek and stylish, it is essential to help keep your feet and socks dry and also prevent your pants from getting stuck in the bicycle chain.
At VEAR we believe in sustainable production. This translates to our rain products as well, and you’ll find that the label in every pair proves it.
VEAR Legs Jackets are manufactured with sustainability in mind. We will try to minimize the impact on the environment in the process.
“Today's linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. A circular economy is an attractive and viable alternative that businesses have already started exploring today” – Ellen MacArtur Foundation
This is what VEAR stands for! We want to close the loop and be pioneers in the transition towards a circular economy.
If you don’t need your product anymore, send it back to us with the sustainability label in place, and we’ll refurbish it or transform it into something else, protecting the environment further. We’ll also give you a 10% discount on your next purchase if you do. Fair enough?!
Although we do not have a direct competitor that would encompass all the features our product has, from a technical point of view our product is comparable to high-end brands.
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EXCHANGE POLICY: If you follow the sizing chart carefully, the rain pants should suit you well. Still, if you wish to exchange your product for any reason, we will allow you to do that, but you’ll have to pay for the shipping both ways. Due to the fact that we are offering the products at highly discounted prices on Kickstarter, we will not be able to accept returns.
After successfully ending the Kickstarter funding period, we will take our final version of the product and start production.
Most of the money we are asking for will go for serial production; additionally, some of the proceeds will go towards shipping, packaging, taxes etc.
We are working with experienced manufacturers and this is the timeline they informed us about: 400 to 1000 items can be manufactured in 15 to 20 working days, but the custom YKK zippers require an additional 10 days to a total of 38 days.
It usually takes two weeks for Kickstarter to release the funds after the campaign ends, therefore we will be able to place the order at the beginning of January 2017 and we already discussed with our manufacturer to reserve the time for us, so they can start production right away.
One thing we must also consider is the fact that from Jan. 26th to Feb. 5th is Chinese New Year and factories will not work in that period, therefore another 12 days will add to that 38. We concluded that by 20th of February 2017 the factory will deliver the items and we can start shipping.
Any problems shall arise, we also have backup manufacturers and they can deliver by the end of March.
We are passionate about cycling, a healthy and sustainable method of transportation. Our goal is to get more people to cycle more often, regardless of the climate. To do so, we want to make cycling easy, safe and more enjoyable by tackling the consumer problems related to cycling.
How was this product born?
“I moved to Denmark where I encountered terrible weather (a lot of wind and rain), so I had to buy a pair of rain pants. I found the one I bought very hard to use: difficult to put on, difficult to take off. If your shoes are dirty then you have to take your shoes off before taking off your pants. It is very annoying and can be a real hassle!I searched endlessly for a product that would solve this problem but couldn’t find anything so I made my own – now I wear them every time it rains! People saw mine and asked me where they could get a pair of their own, so now we’re on Kickstarter…“ – Valentin
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SHIPPING, CUSTOMS & DUTIES INFORMATION
We have backers from all over the world and in order to avoid logistic problems, we will ship all orders from our manufacturing location in China.
Our prices do not include VAT, GST or other taxes but the package will be marked as gift. In most countries, you will not need to pay any taxes when marked as gift, but we advise you to check with your local authorities. As we are shipping these products all over the world, it is impossible for us to build in the various duties, VAT and GST tax for each location through Kickstarter.
If our shipping carrier attempts delivery to you and you don't get it because you’re not there, wrong address, moved without notifying us, and the package returns back to China, you will have to pay for shipping both ways if you want us to re-send your product.
When you receive your tracking #, please keep an eye out for the package.
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Risks and challenges
The design presented here is final and it only needs to be adjusted for large-scale production. We are looking forward to adding improvements the community will ask for!
We have taken it upon ourselves to test VEAR Legs Jacket in real life torrential downpours in the Danish rain. This has allowed us to improve upon our design and ensure that the product we deliver to our backers works.
Our product is more complex than a regular rainwear items, therefore delays may arise as experience tells us. In working with our manufacturer we have already learned it takes a long time to commercialise these types of performance garments; this is also true even for large vendors that have huge volumes and a lot of leverage with their vendors.
No matter what obstacles lie ahead we promise you that we will be 100% transparent in our communication with you. We want the best and we know you do too!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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