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About this project

Stowaway allows you maximize the space in your apartment, house or garage. It stores your bike flat to your ceiling, de-cluttering your room and maximizing unused space. Stowaway bolts to your wall, similar to boxing bag brackets so there is no installation or stress to your ceiling. It is a simple, safe and secure solution to storing your bike within your home or garage. 

Stowaway is simple - It unfolds right out of the box, so all you have to do is position and fit it to where you want it on the wall and it's ready to use

  • Adjustable - Frame can be adjusted to fit any height bike and narrow hallways
  • Simple and safe to use - Place the clips of the first pulley strap around the saddle and handlebars and then lift so the pedals are at arm height. Then attach the second pulley strap around the wheels. This stabilizes the wheels so they remain fixed as you lift and release
  • Dual color straps - know which strap you are controlling at a glance
  • Counterweight pulley system - you only lift half the weight of your bike 
  • Integrated braking system
  • Stowaway is strong, safe and secure

With 3 bikes and no external storage options, my house resembled a bike shop and every day we were tripping over at least one of them. It got me thinking that there had to be a better way of storing the bikes without taking up valuable living space. I started researching options to buy and soon realized that there was nothing suitable available. That's pretty much where the Stowaway concept grew from and for the last 18 months we've been working hard developing and refining it.

I have self funded the design and development of The Stowaway. Our prototype has been well tested and we are at manufacturing stage. Every cent pledged will go towards manufacturing, quality assurance, packaging and shipping.

Why is the delivery September 2016? We're preparing for the unexpected! We've included a few buffer months in case something goes awry. We don't want to have to extend deadlines as that will disappoint you. You're backing us and we are forever grateful. Our end goal is for you to have the best experience with us and The Stowaway. So if all goes to plan, you'll get The Stowaway sooner, if not, it's September 2016.

If you are interested in distributing Stowaway, please fill-out the following form - http://yourstowaway.com/contact/. We'll contact you as soon as the product is ready. 

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to deliver the best home bike storage solution on the market! Over the last year, we have worked extremely hard developing and refining The Stowaway, readying it for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment. We are perfectionists, we've done our homework and have taken every precaution so as to minimize risk. We have carefully chosen manufacturing and logistics partners however not everything goes to plan so are what we see as the risks:

MANUFACTURING: The product mold typically takes 60 days to create, so this is where delays may take place. To reduce this possibility, we are working with a leading tooling manufacturer with a track record for meeting deadlines and producing high quality products.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As we moved towards production, there may be minor adjustments to improve the final Stowaway product. These will always be for the benefit of you, our backers, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.

FULFILLMENT: How do you prepare for the unexpected? Machines breaking down, supplier deadlines missed, shipments getting lost in transit? Not only have partnered up with manufacturers and logistic partners with years of experience delivering high quality products to deadline we have included buffer weeks in our product delivery deadline. This means that if something does go awry and cause delays we have built time into our deadline to account for this. The good news is that if all goes to plan you get your product early!

You are making The Stowaway happen and over the next few months we will work tirelessly to provide you with the best home bike storage unit. Feel free to reach out to us anytime you have a thought, idea or a question at hello@yourstowaway.com.

Help us make The Stowaway a reality by pledging today or by sharing this campaign on social media!

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