Fiber Optic Athletic Gear: Revolutionizing Sports and Safety

A project in Dayton, OH by noxgear

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Experience the excitement of night sports and stay visible while running or cycling at night with our multicolored illuminated vests
Backers: 444
Average Pledge Per Backer: $65

Funded: $29,041 of $18,223
Dates: Mar 22nd -> May 3rd (42 days)
Project By: noxgear
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Latest News

Thank You! (35 hours left) - And NEW Tracer360 Prototype Reward

May 1st - via:
As we enter the final 35 hours of the campaign we (Simon and I) want to thank everyone for your support, enthusiasm and for sharing our project. Also for all the great questions and comments along the way. We hope you will show your continued support... (Read More)

Progress >>> Production, Stretch Goal #1 Reward Unlocked! and 'Double-Up & Gift'

April 26th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 ($23k) has been unlocked! For the backers of the Torch vest you will be able to select the color of your trim (color options will be included in final backer survey at the end of the campaign). Thanks to everyone for your support! Now... (Read More)

Circuit Board, Nexus Plastic Parts Approved & Refer-A-Friend Event!

April 19th - via:
This past week we passed the final review and approval for our circuit board detailed drawings and plastic part designs! Being in contact with our suppliers on a regular basis has put us in a good position to finalize this step of the process and... (Read More)

Bonus Extras, Stretch Goals Added!

April 16th - via:
As a special Thank You to all of our backers we are adding a really cool multicolor fade mode with smooth transitions for the Tracer360 (we are working hard on this, details coming soon!) and a personalized, hand-written note from us! We are also... (Read More)

105%!! And beyond...

April 14th - via:
Thank you! To all our enthusiastic supporters who are as excited about these high tech fiber optic vests as we are. We are a little late on the 100% funding update, but that’s because we’ve been working hard to set everything in motion to deliver... (Read More)

Noxgear Tracer360

April 11th - via:
Making it less likely cars'll clip you while you're running/cycling/parkouring at night, Noxgear's Tracer360's an LED-illuminated vest that uses fiber optics to provide enough of an eye-catching visual to alert even the most distracted, sexting drivers that you are super hardcore and work out in the dark. (Read More)

Fiber Optic Athletic Gear Will Keep You Visible at Night (video)

April 10th - via:
Noxgear has created two athletic vests with strings of LEDs that wrap around your body to keep you lit up in the dark. The team says their Kickstarter project is perfect for team activities and night runners. (Read More)

Live Discussion Forum on Reddit Starting Now!

April 9th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Features: Solid Red Tracer360 Illumination Mode and More

April 5th - via:
Please continue to share our project via email and social media! It really helps. You spoke, we listened.... Today we have added the Solid Red illumination mode option to the Tracer360.  Our plan is to continue to work to develop new features/modes... (Read More)

New Reward - Tracer360 for the Quadruped

April 1st - via:
Good morning! We have exciting news to report - we are bringing our latest and greatest to the Kickstarter Community with a New Reward - Tracer360 for the Quadruped! Details below! Please Share! Thanks, Simon & Tom  (Read More)

Week in Review–March 30th, 2013

March 30th - via:
This is a bit of a new section. Most of this content used to be found within the main section, but I figured I’d just call it out up here and make it easy to find. I regularly sift through Kickstarter and Indiegogo (plus a few others on occasion) looking for sports projects. (Read More)

Amazing 1st Week! Thank You! ...and Much More

March 29th - via:
This past week has gone far beyond any expectations and we have you, our backers, to thank for that! Seven days ago we launched by putting our Torch and Tracer360 illuminated vests in front of the world. Hundreds of hours of meetings, designs,... (Read More)

Tuesday Dumps: NexGen Tour Dates, Torch Vest, Longest Game Ever

March 26th - via:
Sick of ending practice when the lights shut off or the sun goes down? Looking to play some night ultimate? Dayton-based Noxgear has announced a kickstarter campaign to help fund their fiber-optic Torch vest, designed for that very purpose. (Read More)

Night Running Gear: NoxGear Tracer 360 Fiber Optic Running Vest

March 26th - via:
Night running is like the Twilight saga: you either love it or hate it. But for all those runners who run at night, you know that safety is key. It’s important to stay visible and out of traffic to avoid having your run cut short by a careless driver. Many runners use various pieces of running gear to stay safe, including blinking lights and reflective vests, but there’s no real “all in one” night running solution. (Read More)

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