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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 27 2015 7:51 PM UTC +00:00
$18,040
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
192
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 27 2015 7:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

Rain is the number one reason why people cycle less or not at all. We thought we had to do something!

No one should have to avoid cycling 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, sleek and stylish, eco-friendly rain pants that will revolutionize your bicycle commute.

VEAR rain pants are loaded with features that will keep you comfortable, dry, and safe on your outdoors trips, so you can arrive at your destination in style!

This is not a computer-generated image. It is a real shot of the product in a professional studio.
This is not a computer-generated image. It is a real shot of the product in a professional studio.

VEAR Rain Pants were inspired by the Scandinavian weather. These outdoor pants are made to last and withstand harsh weather conditions. With VEAR, rain will never stop you from going out on your bike again! :)

VEAR Rain Pants are packed with different features that will keep you dry and comfortable, and also add durability, so the pants stay in perfect condition for a long time.

                                                                                                  

Golf, mountain biking, hiking, motorcycling or pretty much any rainy outdoors activity.

On the left side we can see a daytime (no flash) photo of the pants, while on the right side we have a night photo (with flash).
On the left side we can see a daytime (no flash) photo of the pants, while on the right side we have a night photo (with flash).

WATERPROOF, WINDPROOF & BREATHABLE

Waterproof and windproof, yet still breathable rain pants, giving you that level of comfort you’re looking for. The pants are manufactured with a 2-layer fabric, are seam sealed and DWR finished to achieve all three characteristics.

*Fabric PA+PU (this is up to change)

*Waterproof >8000 mm (ISO 811)

*Breathable >5000 g/m2/24h (ASTM E96BW-1995)

EASY TO PUT ON & TAKE OFF

Please make sure you are wearing underpants before performing this action in a public space. Use VEAR responsibly!
Please make sure you are wearing underpants before performing this action in a public space. Use VEAR responsibly!

Easy on, easy off: forget bending and removing shoes. This unique design allows you to transition from road to office in two seconds flat! Cool, right?! 

And they take less than 30 seconds to put on.

It takes less than 30 seconds to put it on.
It takes less than 30 seconds to put it on.

The pants are made with velcro strips from top to bottom on both sides and they will last 10 years or 10.000 fasteners (4 times a day, 9 months a year). Under normal usage conditions, the velcro won't get wet thanks to the our design that redirects the water away from the velcro.

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.

That is quite an improvement, isn't it?!
That is quite an improvement, isn't it?!

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 them to your bike or simply put it in your backpack.

This is just a prototype, and we are aiming to create an even better finished product.
This is just a prototype, and we are aiming to create an even better finished product.

DOUBLE FRONT POCKETS

These can be used as normal pockets, but you can still easily access the pants beneath.
These can be used as normal pockets, but you can still easily access the pants beneath.

You will have no excuse to reach your change now!

REFLECTIVE FEATURES

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.

SHOE PROTECTOR

REINFORCED KNEE & LEG INSEAMS 

Reinforced where you need it most. Crafted for strength and made to last.

ADJUSTABLE WAIST STRAPS

VEAR rain pants give your waistline a little bit of leeway during the holiday season. So, go ahead, have that extra piece of Aunt Betty’s pumpkin pie!

SLIM DESIGN

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.

ECO-FRIENDLY

At VEAR we believe in sustainable production. This translates to our rain pants as well, and you’ll find that the label in every pair proves it.

VEAR Rain Pants 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 VEAR Rain Pants anymore, send them back to us with their sustainability label in place, and we’ll transform them 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.

                       

Don’t forget to share this campaign with your friends!

EXCHANGE POLICY: If you follow the sizing chart carefully, the pants should suit you well. Still, if you wish to exchange your pants for any reason, we will allow you to do that, but you’ll have to pay for the shipping both ways. Due to the 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 adjust it to pre-production shape. This means certifications, general improvements, wear tests, other necessary tests in order to create a great product etc. 

Most oft he money we are asking for will go for serial production; additionally some of the proceeds will go towards the above mentioned.

We want to create the perfect product for our backers, therefore we will take into account your feedback and suggestions and try to improve the product even further.

 You’ll get it before the next rainy season.

Valentin, Andrei & friends in the offline campaign for promoting the product.
Valentin, Andrei & friends in the offline campaign for promoting the product.

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.

LinkedIn profiles: Peter, Michelle, Andrei, Valentin

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

Follow us and get in touch! Also don't forget to share!

Feel free to add any questions you may have, we are happy to help!

The End!
The End!
 

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 Rain Pants 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 commercialize these types of performance garments and prototypes; this is also true even for large vendors that have huge volumes and a lot of leverage with their vendors.

Our manufacturer is experienced and has worked with big brands, but since we are striving for perfection, once the campaign is finished we will try to reach the world’s top manufacturers or rain apparel and ask for prototypes from them to see how they compare to ours and will do our best to manufacture a product that will exceed your expectations!

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!

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