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.
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+
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)