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7 Vancouver-based Kickstarter campaigns you can back right now

Entrepreneurship, Shopping, Business, Life

7 Vancouver-based Kickstarter campaigns you can back right now

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Chandler Walter Mar 07, 2017 4:03 pm 4,773

Kickstarter is thriving in Vancouver, so much so that they recently opened their first office outside of the US in our West Coast city.

To prove it, here are seven Vancouver-based Kickstarter campaigns you can support right now in our city-  and get some serious discounts in the process too.

Peek Screen 2.0 Privacy Protection for your iPhone

Peek Screen hides your screen from those around you

Peek Screen hides your screen from those around you (Slow Labs Co./Kickstarter.com)

Tired of nosey bus seat neighbours? These screen protectors guard your phone from bumps and bruises, but also from the spying eyes of those around you.

How much: Early Bird is still available for $21

What you get: The Peak Screen 2.0 for iPhone 6, 6s, 6+, 6s+, 7, and 7+

Neverquit Socks

Neverquit socks are odour-free and stylish

Neverquit socks are odour-free and stylish (HIGHSTANCE/kickstarter.com)

Can’t afford new boots and lack the technology and steady hands to replace your feet? No worries, these socks have you covered. “Medical Grade Anti-Bacterial Technology. Advanced Impact Absorbing Footpad. Press Mark Free Cuffs. Extended Toe Protection. Fresh.” These socks have a better resume than I do.

How much: $22

What you get: One pair of Neverquit No Show socks in black.

Cricket Protein Bars and Powders

Coast Protein creates powders and bars out of crickets

Coast Protein creates powders and bars out of crickets (Coast Protein/Kickstarter.com)

Don’t let the main ingredient put you off, these bars and powders from Coast Cricket Protein are full of nutrients, and are made with less water and emissions than other, larger forms of protein.

How much: $25

What you get: Six protein bars.

Dual Case for iPhone 

Dual Cover offers a case with an additional lighting port

Dual Cover offers a case with an additional lighting port (Sparen/Kickstarter.com)

Deck out your iPhone with the case that does everything. The iPhone 7 lost the aux port of earlier models, but this case has you covered by supplying two lightening cable ports, so you can charge up and rock out at the same time. Dual Case also works an as additional battery bank, and features wireless charging.

How much: Early bird discount is at $70

What you get: One Dual Case, your choice of colour.

Fantom Wallet

Fantom Wallet is a sleek choice for carrying cards and cash

Fantom Wallet is a sleek choice for carrying cards and cash (Ansix Engineering/Kickstarter.com)

Here’s a solution to that bulky mix of leather, plastics, and receipts you keep sitting on. Fantom Wallet has a sleek carbon fibre/aluminum body, features one-handed accessibility, and even has a coin slot for bus fair or spare keys. weighing in at only 1.0 oz and 1.4 oz for the carbon fibre or aluminum versions, respectively, you’ll notice a significant weight lifted off your pockets.

How much: Starts at $64

What you get: Fantom 7, Fantom 10, or Fantom 13, your choice of colour and in regular or coin version.

Merino Tech 2.0 Hoodie

Merino Tech offers this 360 Hoodie, and the Minimal Jacket

Merino Tech offers this 360 Hoodie, and the Minimal Jacket (Kevin Zhu/Kickstarter.com)

With rain, sun, and then snow occurring in our city (sometimes all within the same hour) a smart Vancouverite knows the importance of versatility in their outerwear. Here’s where Merino Teck comes in. The materials in these hoodies and jackets are waterproof, warm, stretchy, and breathable — all while looking stylish enough for that on-the-hike Instagram or a coffee shop Snapchat.

How much: $159

What you get: The 360 Hoodie, or the Minimal jacket

Wools Footwear

Wools shoes come in a wide range of styles

Wools shoes come in a wide range of styles (Victoria Herman and Elena Cowan/Kickstarter.com)

Light. Warm. Simple. Wools’ tagline, “Footwear Perfected” doesn’t seem like much of a stretch, as these kicks are stylish, animal cruelty free, biodegradable, and naturally water repellant. And, as a bonus, they donate $5 from every pair to BC Children’s hospital.

How much: Starting from $80

What you get: One pair of Wools shoes ($55 for kids)


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Chandler Walter
Contributor for Daily Hive. Subpar photographer, even worse at Twitter. Somehow still living in Vancouver. Email your story to [email protected]

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