Windcatcher: Inflates in seconds with NO power or pumping

A project in Portland, OR by Ryan Frayne

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Using our revolutionary technology we've designed the FASTEST inflating air mat EVER! Perfect for camping, the beach & indoors too.
Backers: 1472
Average Pledge Per Backer: $101

Funded: $149,405 of $50,000
Dates: May 14th -> Jun 13th (30 days)
Project By: Ryan Frayne
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How Portland startups find success on Kickstarter

February 21st - via:
PORTLAND, OR - It might be easy to start a crowdfunding campaign on a site like Kickstarter, but actually getting people to see your project, donate and reach the funding goal is another story. (Read More)

Just 24 Hours Left!

June 12th - via:
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Clarification - Premium Set Mayhem

June 6th - via:
Hi again, I just got a flurry of emails and messages about the 130 additional premium sets. Please allow me to clarify. If you already have the $99 Premium Set Reward, do NOT change anything. Even if you bought multiple orders (i.e. You pledged $297... (Read More)

Additional Premium Sets Now Available!

June 6th - via:
Hey Backers, Many of you that recently backed our project asked us to increase the number of available Premium Sets. After crunching the numbers and talking with our manufacturing partner, we are now able to offer an additional 130 Premium Sets! Get... (Read More)

Behind the Scenes Look At Our Kickstarter

June 5th - via:
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Stretch Goals!!

May 29th - via:
Thanks to everyone that sent in suggestions and feedback about Stretch Goals. We selected the following Stretch Goals based on their popularity and their feasibility. We've already taken the necessary steps to ensure that these Stretch Goals are... (Read More)

Ideas for Stretch Goals?

May 23rd - via:
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This Has Been A Crazy Awesome Week! (Plus NEW Video)

May 21st - via:
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The Windcatcher Doesn’t Suck. It Blows!

I think we can all agree that camping sucks for a long list of reasons, many of which stem from the tendency for camping to occur outdoors. Here’s a brief list of the most common camping annoyances: Getting eaten by bears (duh!), Pooping in those nasty smelling mystery holes (Those things are scary, man…admit it. If you were a monster that wanted to eat people’s butts, that’s where you would hide)... (Read More)

This is about more than just an (awesome) Air Pad

May 20th - via:
After going to the Kickstarter Project Jam, I realized that we never really described our goal behind this Kickstarter. To us, supporting this Kickstarter is about more than buying an (awesome) Air Pad. You're supporting an entirely new type... (Read More)

Windcatcher Augments Your Breath

May 20th - via:
How many of you grew up on a steady diet of comics, and came upon instances where there was this huge are that is engulfed in flames, only to have a superhero like Superman fly by and blowing his lungs out, or to have the Incredible Hulk do the same (although chances are he might just clap his hands). I am quite sure that Clark Kent would brush his teeth daily, but gamma-radiated Hulk? He might not be so pleasant to smell breath-wise. Well, either Hulk or Superman, they both have mean lungs that possess plenty of power, and sometimes, you wish you had that, too. (Read More)

Blow me down: Windcatcher inflation system amplifies lung power

May 20th - via:
If you go camping down in the wild woods, the chances of happening upon a conveniently-placed power outlet for blowing up your mattress with an electric air pump are pretty remote. Unless you have a hand or foot pump in your backpack, you'll have to wrap your lips around a tiny valve that likely has a history of being dragged through all sorts of unmentionable nastiness, and then spend the next long while taking deep breaths and blowing. Ryan Frayne's Windcatcher system inflates in just a few seconds with a valve that never touches your mouth. (Read More)

Ryan Frayne's Windcatcher Magnifies Human Breath, Enabling Super-Fast Inflation

May 20th - via:
As we saw with NEMO Equipment's gear, clever design can enable air to play a significant structural role with camping gear. In NEMO's case, that air is provided by a pump. Portland-based inventor Ryan Frayne is also experimenting with air, but he's zeroed in on a particular element of the user experience: How to get the air into the product. To that end, Frayne has focused on designing a special valve, and the results are pretty impressive. Frayne's Windcatcher design amplifies your exhalation, using physics I don't understand to multiply your air volume by a factor of 10 or 15—with the added benefit that you don't even have to put your mouth on the thing. (Read More)

The Windcatcher Will Change How Inflatable Stuff Works

May 20th - via:
Inflatable stuff, from giant couches to blow-up waterparks, are awesome. And if they can have the same superpowers as the Windcatcher Air Pad, they will likely be even more awesome. Created by Portland-based Ryan Frayne, it's an inflatable mattress that's designed for blowing up by simply puffing into it. Yep, no pumps necessary. You don't have to blow into it till you're red in the face and your jaws hurt, either -- just three puffs of air and the thing is fully-inflated. (Read More)

Awesome Stuff: Cool Product Designs

May 18th - via:
For this week's awesome stuff, we've got three different projects that just caught my eye for being different and interesting in a design sense. (Read More)

Windcatcher Air Pad — матрас с оригинальной системой надувания

May 15th - via:
Система надувания Windcatcher стала последней разработкой компании Oceanic Innovation. В отличие от обычного клапана, система Windcatcher позволяет быстро надуть или сдуть надувной матрас или подушку, при этом нет необходимости использовать насос или другие вспомогательные средства. Все происходит только за счёт объёма легких, система сконструирована таким образом, что вмести с выдохом, в матрас затягивается и окружающий воздух, тем самым увеличивая общую скорость надува. Прикасаться губами к отверстию нет необходимости. (Read More)

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