April 28, 2016

Below is an example of what the packing will look like in production. As I posted earlier, we've decided on using a K-fold pouch for the vests since it's inexpensive and highly compact. The packaging also adds practically no weight. 

 -- Ian 


February 26, 2016

I've been testing the XeroVest in a car -- windows down and heat off. I can report that it presents no impediment to driving whatsoever. Putting it on was easy too -- it's loose when it goes on, and tightens up when you inflate it. It's rather like a warm hug. The seat...

January 29, 2016

We're exploring designs for a custom 1.2 meter vest manufacturing system to increase production efficiencies. The preliminary design renders we recieved were so cool looking that I felt obliged to share them here. This system will allow us to laminate, seal, and cut wi...

January 9, 2016

We launched the XeroGear brand at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show this month. The purpose of the show was to meet with retailers and potential partners. 4 days, and I barely had a chance to sit down. By far, the 2 most common questions I heard were "Nobody's thou...

December 19, 2015

XeroGear has filed new US and international patents on the XeroGear vest. Further details will be posted once the information goes live on the USPTO servers. 


December 10, 2015

The comparative testing phase has been completed on the XeroGear vest by Cornell University. I'm happy to report that ounce for ounce, the vest has a higher insulation value than any product they've tested. 

Evaporative testing also confirms that the vent holes work as...

November 10, 2015

After several meeting with staff at Cornell's Human Ecology Lab, we've decided on a testing protocol for the XeroGear vest. I had the opportunity to visit the lab as they were setting up on “Walter” -- the thermal test manikin developed by Dr. Jintu Fan. As I mentioned...

September 13, 2015

XeroGear is now a corporate member of the Cornell Institute of Fiber and Fashion Innovation. We have engaged Cornell's Human Ecology Lab to conduct testing on the XeroGear vest to determine its insulating properties and moisture transfer. 

Pictured below is Dr. Jintu Fa...

August 29, 2015

I've created some preliminary renderings of point of purchase displays. This is more of a brand theme excercise, and I've used the vest graphics to inform both the packaging design and POP. I'd decided on using a K-fold pouch for the vests since it's inexpensive and co...

August 15, 2015

I attended the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City in preparation for our launch January 2016. 4 days of walking the show's exhibit halls and trying out new gear. I wouldn't call a Big Wheel for adults essential for survival, but it it was a lot...

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