SilverAir Merino: Ultralight T-Shirt for Travel & Sport
A beautifully crafted t-shirt made with high performance merino wool and pure silver.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 7 2018 6:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Introducing The SilverAir Merino T-Shirt
A simple t-shirt, beautifully designed and engineered with a fabric like no other. We combined luxurious merino wool with pure silver on the inside to give you extraordinary next-to-skin comfort and the very best anti-odor performance. A nylon exterior provides structure and adds durability, all while keeping the weight of the product less than 120 grams (in a medium size). This is our lightest t-shirt yet: perfect for traveling, and equally great for daily wear in a wide range of temperatures.
Re-Engineering A Flagship
This product is an evolution of the founding design of the SilverAir T-Shirt, the first product we launched on Kickstarter almost 5 years ago. At the time, our goal was to develop the best athletic t-shirt in the world and we think we delivered just that. Then, we saw you using the t-shirt for traveling light and even as daily uniforms, so the products that followed were geared towards everyday performance. With this new generation, we bring to you a t-shirt engineered with our most advanced and versatile fabric yet, and one that is simply a joy to wear day and night.
For every new product, we custom develop the fabric from scratch. For this t-shirt, we created a double sided fabric with merino wool on the inside for its ability to regulate temperature, manage moisture, and resist odor. We use premium grade 17.5 micron fibers which are ultra fine and feel incredibly soft against the skin.
While merino wool is bacteriostatic and offers a first layer of protection against odor, we add pure silver (in the form of metallic yarns) which we find to be the most effective solution for neutralizing odor causing bacteria. The production of our SilverAir yarn begins at the molecular level where the metallic formulation is precisely controlled and is free of nickel and other heavy metals. Unlike chemical and nano treatments, our silver is permanently knit into the fabric and will never wash away. When you turn the product inside-out, you can actually see the silver throughout.
To complete the fabric, we plait the exterior with nylon for a durable finish and a beautiful hand feel. The strength of the nylon perfectly complements the lightweight merino. We use an open knit structure that is airy and breathable to create an extremely light but sturdy t-shirt that weighs less than 120 grams (in a medium size).
You'll love wearing it by itself in warm weather, and it makes a fantastic base layer during the winter. Best of all, it is highly packable and lets you travel light without the burden of heavy luggage. You can comfortably fit two t-shirts, two pairs of socks, and two underwear in a small packing cube that will fit any bag.
We wanted to appeal to a wide range of style, in a variety of conditions. As with all our products, the main focus is always on the material and construction. The body of the t-shirt is seamless, so it is void of any stitching. It has a pure uninterrupted form with mesh knit in the underarms and two clean jacquard lines down the back. The sleeves are stitched to the body using flat-lock seams to prevent chafing, and follows a raglan construction to enable better mobility of the arms while sitting cleanly over the shoulders.
With each new iteration, we continuously strive to simplify and improve a product based on your demands. We believe the SilverAir Merino T-Shirt is the epitome of everything we have learned so far. We can't wait for you to try it!
Styles & Colors
T-SHIRT - Available in short sleeve crew neck, short sleeve v-neck, and long sleeve crew neck.
*Long sleeve t-shirts have a $10 surcharge.
*Carbon Black color has visible silver lines on the exterior when looked at closely (see 00:27 in Kickstarter video).
UNDERWEAR - Available in boxer-brief with or without fly.
SOCKS - Available in ankle or crew length.
*Crew socks have a $3 surcharge.
The products we are offering in this campaign are going to be available in following sizes:
*XXL size T-Shirt will be available in short sleeve and long sleeve crew neck and covers chest size 48"
We want to simplify your life with thoughtfully designed gear. We believe that the clothing you wear everyday should not only be comfortable and good looking, but also functional in every aspect.
We design each product from scratch with materials and components tailored specifically towards it, and with an eye on details. Although we started with functional sportswear, our products have evolved to be core basics that you'll want to wear daily and travel the world in.
The brand was born on Kickstarter and we continue to release major products here. Amongst all the other benefits, it most importantly allows us to connect directly with our customers and have meaningful discussions around a new product that we created for you.
Important Details About The Campaign
This is our 7th Kickstarter campaign, and we are humbled by the support that you've shown us over the years. We try to offer great deals here and you're also the first to receive new products. The money you pledge towards our campaign goes directly into the development and production of our products. We hope you understand that this campaign is not a store front. If you want more flexibility in trying our products, we recommend purchasing them from yathletics.com at retail value.
We generally do not issue refunds for Kickstarter pledges. If for some reason you want to back out of your pledge after the campaign ends, you may request a refund but we reserve the right to issue or deny it. If we do issue a refund, we will deduct 10% from the total pledge to cover the payment processor and Kickstarter fees associated with it.
If the product(s) you receive do not fit, you may exchange them for a different size, except for socks and underwear. T-Shirts must be new and need to be in their original packaging with hang tags attached. Socks and underwear come in individually sealed packets and cannot be exchanged once opened. We recommend trying one pair before opening the remaining ones so you can exchange sealed socks and underwear for a different size.
To learn more about how to exchange products, please visit https://www.yathletics.com/pages/ksreturns
All international shipments are subject to duties, taxes and clearing fees which you are responsible for paying. Most countries will assess duties/taxes on your package and in certain countries the carrier will pre-pay the duties and taxes and bill you later. If you refuse delivery, your package will be abandoned. Once abandoned, we can’t ship another package to you or issue a refund.
We'd like to give a shout out to our marketing partner, Jellop, who helps us reach new backers. If you're running a crowdfunding campaign, we highly recommend working with them.
Risks and challenges
This is our 7th Kickstarter project. We’ve delivered some of the highest quality products to our backers in the past and this one’s not going to be any different. The only risk we can think of is the projected timeline of the delivery of rewards. Since this is a brand new development, there may be unforeseen challenges in production. If any issues come up, the delivery of your reward will be delayed.
That said, we’re pretty straight forward when it comes to communication and have built a reputation of being transparent with our backers. We'll make two promises:
1. We will deliver the highest quality product to each and every single backer. We take extreme pride in making some of the best products in the world.
2. We will keep the lines of communication open at all times. If we have hurdles, you'll be the first to know about them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter