What’s new with Hibear? Too much for one email, so we’ll space it out with another in a couple of weeks #inboxrespect.
TLDR: We are aiming for a September 2019 Indiegogo launch. We figured It’s better to handle setbacks before the Adventure Flask goes on sale rather than after.
Well, we are gettin’ our pre-production honed into Valyrian steel.
We are adapting our designs for the manufacturing process. With that, we had some needed design and material improvements to the strainer (the connection hub for any accessory attachments). The snap fittings between silicone against stainless steel were not strong enough and we found a more reliable method using full twist threading. This ensures that the filter, thermal core, and future accessories will stay connected to the platform. This also forces a material change from silicone to Tritan. Once the modifications are locked down then we will know the pricing. About friggin time right!?
So, dude, when can I buy this?
The current mods, who we’ll call Tyrion Lannister, because they are small but smart and awesome, could take 30 days. Once Tyrion shows up, we’ll cut our first production sample. This requires a lot of heavy lifting by our manufacturer. Which is when our tools and molds get cut. This huge milestone takes 60 days. Once it’s completed we’ll be hitting Indiegogo faster than Arya Stark can take down a dozen white walkers (yeah, we have been hitting the GOT a little hard).