I love Kickstarter. I've backed a few projects and while I did lose out on one project the rest have delivered on time and as ordered. As with any crowdfunding you should always be cautious and think before you pledge. Check out the project creator to see if they've had any successful projects. I tend to wait until the project is mostly funded before pledging. Projects that have a high cost should be scrutinized closely especially, tech projects. They may have a great looking and functioning prototype but that's a far cry from sourcing large quantities of materials, manufacturing, and shipping.
While you want to be smart with your money don't let the thought of a failed project deter you. The vast majority of funded projects ship out to the backers some even go onto create other great products that Kickstarter's get first crack at. The perks are you get to be on the bleeding edge of a new product at a great discount.
This is intended to be a continuous running list of projects I discover.
Använda. A Great F*cking Bag.
Y’know, for holding your things.
People need things when they go places. And they need to put those things in something. Like an awesome bag. That's what we set out to do, and we absolutely killed it.
Sagan — Exceptional Sunglasses. Trade Anytime You Want.
We make awesome sunglasses, and we let you trade them for different pairs whenever you want.
Hello! We are Sagan, a small startup in New Orleans, Louisiana. We make awesome sunglasses, and we let you trade them for different pairs whenever you want.
We handcraft all of our sunglasses in Japan at one of the world's leading eyewear factories. Our sunglasses are made of premium frame materials (Italian acetate & German hinges) and lightweight, polarized lenses.
Sunglasses made by our manufacturing partner rarely sell for less than $400; however, your initial pair of sunglasses will only cost $95.
Whenever you make your first purchase ($95), we'll send you an amazing set of sunglasses. If you'd like a different pair after that, simply purchase a trade ($35) from our website. Then, we'll email you a return label and send you a pair of refurbished sunglasses once you send back the original ones. For more details on how this works, please read our FAQ or contact us directly.
HIGH-QUALITY OUTERWEAR AT A REVOLUTIONARY PRICE by Cortèz
Outerwear for all your adventures. High-quality materials - outstanding design - excellent value - straight from the manufacturer.
INTRODUCING OUR NEW OUTERWEAR COLLECTION
Cortèz creates the highest-quality outerwear and sells it straight from the manufacturer to you. This year's collection offers 3-layer shell jackets, full-zip fleece jackets and 3-layer shell pants.
OUTSTANDING DESIGN & SMART DETAILS
We used our love for skiing, passion for the outdoors and 40+ years of experience in outerwear production to create the perfect jacket for all your adventures.
We're proud to introduce our second collection, containing 20+ features all in one 3-layer shell jacket. Check it out below.
The New dfy One Wallet - With Optional Bluetooth Tracker
The new dfy ONE wallet is an Ultra-Compact, RFID Blocking wallet, with optional Bluetooth Tracker. This is our best wallet yet!
We used the best Vegan Microfiber Leather we could find to make the dfy ONE wallet. This material is stronger than leather and will last for years.