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Blawesome is a durable, portable and effective device that can dry your wetsuit in as little as 20 minutes.
Blawesome is a durable, portable and effective device that can dry your wetsuit in as little as 20 minutes.
Blawesome is a durable, portable and effective device that can dry your wetsuit in as little as 20 minutes.
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Blawesome Wetsuit Dryer 2017

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 A damp wetsuit on a cold winter morning can be a nightmare, and we love enjoying our favourite water sport also in the winter mornings. That is why 2 years ago we decided to engineer the Blawesome Wetsuit Dryer.

After more than 20 prototypes, Blawesome was born as a durable, effective and surprisingly silent wetsuit dryer. 

 

 

To whom is it for? For anyone who tried to slip into a cold wet wetsuit on a rainy and freezing morning of winter.
To whom is it for? For anyone who tried to slip into a cold wet wetsuit on a rainy and freezing morning of winter.

  

Warm air in every direction

Blawesome carries inside a powerful heavy industries centrifugal fan that is able to blow a massive 290m3/h airflow of warm air inside your suit. The warm air blows in every direction and it is the key to get a quick and uniform dry in all your suit.

Drying Times

Sample drying times for several ambient temperatures
Sample drying times for several ambient temperatures

 

 

Durable and able to carry 20kg / 45Lbs.

Blawesome's design has been developed over a 2 year period, over the course of 20 prototypes, tested with friends and colleagues, water and adventure sport enthusiast as your own, to ensure its robustness. 

Its wide robust construction makes it able to carry equipment up to 20kg / 45Lbs and prevents damaging the fabrics.

   

 

 

 

  • Home connection adaptor: 110v or 220v. EU, US, UK plug available.
  • Dimensions: 435mm x 160mm x 190mm
  • Centrifugal fan airflow: 290 m3/h
  • Centrifugal fan maximum turning speed: 2.800rpm
  • Airflow direction: 360º airflow
  • Heating element power: 1000w
  • Combined power consumption: 1050w
  • Thermostat: automated temperature controled switch at 100 ºF / 38 ºC 

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Risks and challenges

Fortunately, we are not building drones or electronic devices that are subject to much bigger uncertainty. Blawesome makes use of well known and tested technologies and components.

In particular, the following:

+ ABS Plastic injection molding technology: a technology well known, very refined and used across many industries. The uncertainty in this field is basically related with the mold manufacture. With a highly skilled engineering company behind the scenes (Sendekia), we have advanced all the details to fit within the dimensional and shape limitations of plastic injection molding. We rely as well on an experienced local industrial plastic manufacturer based in the north of Spain, an important industrial region where several European top brands manufacture their components.

+ Electric Motor and components: our motor and components are manufactured by a top electric and motor manufacturers that have been on the market for more than 30 years. Is a rock solid set, used in heavy industries with thousands of hours of operation lifetime by design. There is enough stock worldwide and the customization we required has been fine tuned to fit with our supplier's best skills.

In consequence, we expect to have our mold ready to mold within a frame of 6 weeks (beginning of November). The components will arrive to our assembly warehouse within 10 weeks (latest beginning of December) and we would do the assembly and Delivery of the first units during December. USA backers might receive Blawesome slightly later (January) as we need to pass specific certifications for selling Blawesome on the US Market.

Please, let us know if you need any extra clarification regarding the Risks and challenges at: hello@thewetsuitdryer.com

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    Hurray Dance + Wetsuit Care Guide 2017

    Because we can't hug you personally, get our wetsuit care guide and share with us, live, our hurray dance if we succeed!!

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    • Blawesome Care Guide: How to extend your wetsuit lifespan 1year
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    Swordfish Package 2017

    The Swordfish, always the fastest of the sea. Only the first 150 backers will get a Blawesome at this unbeatable price!

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    • Blawesome Care Guide: How to extend your wetsuit lifespan 1year
    • Hurray Dance
    • Blawesome Wetsuit Dryer
    • 110v or 220v power cord
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    Dory Package 2017

    Did you forget the campaign launch? Don't worry, we understand, you still can get a Blawesome for an awesome price.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $118

    Whale shark Package 2017

    Blawesome was successfully funded and soon will be produced. You can still get your Blawesome at a discounted price and contribute a special part for the birth of something grand.

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    Pledge €804 or more About $961

    Retailers Package 2017 - 12u @67€ each

    Be the first to sell Blawesome in your area and help your customers to be ready for winter. They will thank you.

    Includes:
    • 12× Blawesome Care Guide: How to extend your wetsuit lifespan 1year
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