Saturday, 15 December 2012

Men's Stuffa Jackets OUT OF STOCK & New Stock Arrival Date Confirmed

The response we have had from orders all over the world in the last twenty days, has massively exceeded our expectations, and Men's stock has finally run out.

For all of you who were not able to get your order in on time. New stock will be arriving with us around the 9th/ 10th January 2013. We will be updating our website so you will be able to pre-order your Stuffa Jacket from Tuesday 18th Dec. We will prepare all pre-orders so they can be posted out straight away so it will get to you faster.

If you have missed out this time and don't want to again. I would advise you to pre-order yours as soon as possible as the new stock is a limited amount and we are expecting them to sell very quickly.

If you have any question please don't hesitate to comment on this post. I will answer all comments as soon as possible.

As always I will keep you informed with anything new here, so watch this space.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

New Price & Reduced Shipping Costs!

We have decided to continue our introductory offer into the new year so you can still purchase at the great price of £69.99 ($112). We will also be reducing our international shipping costs.

After a few flights, the Stuffs Jacket should have paid for itself and can be reused. Plus it will keep you warm all winter long :)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Stuffa Jacket Has Landed!!!

After two years of designing and dreaming we are proud to say. The Stuffa Jacket is finally in stock and available to buy.

We would like to say a big thanks to everyone who has helped us on our way including all of you who followed this blog.

The introductory offer is available until the 8th December so their is still time to order.

Will be back soon with other news soon.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

You can now pay via Paypal on our web site. Another convenient way to pay for a awesome Stuffa.

The Stuffa Jackets will be arriving shortly, so take advantage of our introductory offer which ends very soon.

I'll keep you posted on any new developments when we have them.

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Stuffa Video

Well its official, the Stuffa website has now been live for the last hour which is exciting news. Check out our new Stuffa Video which is shows how the Stuffa Jacket self packs. Its amazing what  technology can do these days ;)

The video was dreamed up by Laura Burr and made with the support of Tim Nolan (an amazing graphic designer and the man behind the films music) and our new friend Yoon Duck Kim, a very talented MA animation student. It took a day to film and uses Animate it software. It was decided that each item of clothing would have a character of its own. My favorite items of clothing are the shirt and gloves. Although the socks are pretty cool

If anyone would like to get in contact with any of the makers of the film please drop me a line and I will give you their details. Hope you enjoy watching it, as much as I did.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How much do clothes weigh?

When we first had the idea for the Stuffa Jacket the first question we asked ourselves is 'how much do clothes weigh?' Well how much do things weigh?

Monday, 1 October 2012

Stuffa Film Shoot finished!!!

Late evening, last Saturday the phone call came 'we're sending you the un-edited film right now. We think it looks really good. Let me know what you think' Well I wasn't disappointed. The rough cut looked brilliant. I really wish I could post the video now as we are really excited about it. But your going to have to wait until at least the beginning of November. It's just over a minute and a half long, and sums up exactly what Stuffa and the Jacket are all about.

I would like to thank all of you involved and especially the twins. Who apparently were very professional, and worked hard throughout the 9 hour shoot.  We believe they will have an excellent future in the entertainment business and wish them luck.

News of the release date will be posted here first.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Well the competition is finally finsished and I would Like to announce our winners Alison from Cambridge and Bruce Lockie from Newquay. A Stuffa Jacket Sample will be heading their way in the next few days.

Thanks to all of you who entered. Will keep you updated of any more competitions here on our blog and on our website

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Win a Stuffa Jacket!

We have had a massive response to all the reviews that have spread over the internet over the last month. In fact, over 15,000 of you have visited our this blog to see what all the fuss has been about.

So to say thanks to everyone we have decided to give away 2 Stuffa Jacket samples to those of you that can't wait until November to get you hands on one. We only have men's in medium size and woman's in small size. So please bear that in mind before entering. We can only send them to those of you who are based in the UK for the time being. Sorry to all of you based over seas. Now as we are expecting a huge response and to make sure we are giving them away to our truly biggest fans, all you have to do is email me at telling me where you will be going and what you would stuff your Stuffa Jacket with. We will draw two random names out of a hat and send you a much sort after Stuffa Jacket two months before it is released for sale. Closing date is the 15th September.

Winners will also be asked to write about where they went and what they did wearing the Stuffa Jacket. We will then publish it right here on our blog. Sandro

Friday, 29 June 2012

Very First Photo Shoot

Well we finally did the photo shoot and old mother nature gave us the perfect weather for it. So we did some shots in Bristol and near Chew Lake, 30 mins south of Bristol by car.

So here sare the two models Stephan and Claudia, James the photographer and Woody my friend who sorted us out with a field to hold the shoot in. My teepee getting some good use. Its a Berghans Tent which is just a shell but great for cooking and sleeping in. Doesn't come with a ground sheet but I just use a tarp which is an easy way of not paying loads of extra money. They are from Norway if anyone wanted to buy one. There wasn't a lot of companies selling them a year ago but more retailers are stocking them. Good product for the money and would recommend them to anyone.

I can safely say that I learnt a lot about how to run a photo shoot. It helped massively that everyone was being very professional. But you have to think about so many details especially the weather when shooting out doors. Have everything ready in case the weather changes to you advantage. We were not expecting any sun the whole day thanks to the weather forecast. But it kept occasionally shining through the clouds which gave us windows of opportunity which we snapped up as best we could. But also we learnt a lot about the location. This is a field left to go wild for native animals to habitat in. We made sure we made as little impact to the grass as possible.
James flicks through the hundreds of photos of the day so far on his laptop with an audience. The owner of the land and two sons, girlfriend and daughters all came to have a look at what we were doing. It was a great mix and everyone got along well. Peter the owner of the land was impressed with the shots we had been taking and told us loads of interesting facts about the area. 

Monday, 18 June 2012

Brand Ethos

Had an amazing surf yesterday. Everything just clicked into place. Every wave I caught seemed to roll on for ages as I trimmed and turned down its face. The waves weren't brilliant but enough to give me that warm feeling inside as I popped off the back of the wave and paddled out to catch another. Its sometimes like that. The two hour journey to get there was washed away from my memory as I dropped into the first one. It felt good.

I can only imagine what it feels like to work hard to be the best and it pays off. What would it feel like if you won the FIFA World Cup?, handed the jacket at the Masters?, lift the trophy at the All English Lawn Tennis Courts at the Wimbledon Final? or any event where your crowned the best for your hard work and dedication. Most of us will never know what that will feel like to be the best on the world. But with every victory, however small, give yourself a pat on the back and remember how far you went to get to where you are.

How does that all tie into our brand ethos? Well, we are working on what our brand is all about and we are having to work out who we are?, how we got to this point and why? It boils down to the fact that all five of us who have worked on it, have come from different backgrounds. How can we make a single statement that sums up what we are all about. All five of us want to get more out of life whether in our working or social life and explore more doing it. Our tagline is the basis of what we are all about, which is simply 'fit more in'. We will have the final ethos worked out soon, but until then I will leave you with something we all liked and sums up how we all feel reflects what we want.

'Wherever you are going and whatever you are doing, don't let your bags weigh you down. Stuff this jacket and go.'

Monday, 11 June 2012

15 mins later. . . .

Got a phone call from from my good friend Tim on Saturday afternoon around 5pm. 'Wind is changing, waves are gonna be small. Going to be leaving in 15 mins. Camping tonight and surfing tomorrow. Are you up for it?' he asked. 'Yep' was my reply. Packed my camping stuff, loaded my Stuffa with a few essential clothes. And 15 mins later I was loading my stuff into his car.

Stuffa, Stuffa Jacket
Surf was very small but I haven't been in for 7 months. Very unfit. Good to get wet again. Stuffa worked well considering all my camping gear took up all the space in my small rucksack.
Woolacombe is a great place. If the waves are to big you can head further down the beach to find smaller waves and if you want something a little powerful you can drive down to Croyde where the wave packs more punch.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Change is good.

So where did i get the idea for the Stuffa? Well I should explain a little about my last 4 years. I'll keep it concise i promise and wont bore you with a slide show (well there will be a video).

Four years ago, my job quite me, and I had just sold my flat and for the first time had a substantial amount of money in my bank account. I really wasn't happy in the career I had chosen and I had wanted for a while to go traveling. This was a great opportunity to go. My trip had to include surfing as its something that I have loved doing for the last 15 years and i wanted to go places that I would probably not visit on a two week holiday.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Changes to the design and check this out.

So after looking at the samples a little tweaks are needed and I need to realise that extra large is now my size. So the neck needs to be made larger so the chin sits behind the collar rather than on top. It will be way to uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. The zip works but the quality doesn't feel right, so going to get a bette quality zip. We may also look at changing the shape of the jacket slightly to give a better look. All in all it works extremely well.

Sorry if the update is a little dull but it's the fine details that will make the design of a product great. Hopefully going to head to some outdoor shows soon. Will keep you all posted.

Oh I forgot. Been doing a little research on my jacket and to see if anyone out there is doing something similar and I came across this little gem. The 15 Below jacket. Check it out. Similar but different in a real survival way. What a great idea and I hope you like it.

15 Below Project

Monday, 28 May 2012

Stuffa samples finally here!!

Well they finally arrived! 8 months in the making and we have 42 samples to show for it.

The photo shows a large, fully loaded with clothes. It's me in the photo and I need a extra large. Dam you winter season I thought I had lost weight. Anyway it's still got enough clothing in it for a long weekend away. Well 4 nights away ( unless you need 3 outfits for each day! But we wouldn't expect that kinda person to buy a Stuffa).

So whats next. Well we are getting ready for photo shoots, website and other Stuff. We're also looking to find retailers to stock us. So if you are one leave a comment and I'll be sure to get back to you. Hell it's exciting.

Quick update, just added this photo of all the clothes that were packed inside. Maybe more than you think. Stuffa - 'fit more in'
Sorry for the sad face but i was trying to get the camera to work. Concentrate!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Stuffa now on Twitter

Just to let you all know we are now on twitter, @StuffaJacket for all those of you that want to hear all live news about our clothes storing Jacket.

So here is a sample of the Woman's red Stuffa Jacket. Almost there with a few tweaks we will be very happy with it. Its gonna come in black to. Now the only question is, does anyone want to have a guess whats packed inside it? Correct answers will win a day of being smug and mentioned on the Blog. Exact answers only though so this could take a while.          

Stuffa Jacket Sample

Monday, 21 May 2012

Exploring more than just the surf - Stuffa

Stuffa is all about doing the things you love and the opportunity to explore. As a keen surfer since being a teenager and living far away from any decent surf when growing up. My friends and I jumped in cars, got trains, rode bikes, skateboarded to get to the surf. I wanted to go surfing and I did what it took to get me there. Later on when I had a job and still surfed a lot, the money I made, made it easier too get to the surf. We could discover new places. If the south coast wasn't working maybe there would be a wave on the east coast. If the surf on the west coast was massive and blown out where could we get to to find smaller cleaner waves? I remember one weekend we were living in London and thought there would be a wave on the south west coast. So we got up around 4am and five of us jumped into the car we had and drove for 4 hours. First sight of the sea and there was nothing but a ripple. Maybe it was working further down? So we drove for another 2 hours. Nothing. Well maybe the south coast is getting hit by it. Over 9 hours later we were in our wetsuits surfing on the smallest wave in the world but the biggest we could find. If we had lived 10 mins away and we had two hours to spare, we wouldn't have bothered getting in, but by this point, we just wanted to get wet. It was stupid but fun. We were back in London late that night having spent most of the day sitting in a car board stiff. We keep on exploring new places and we keep trying new things. We all swore that if that happened again we would stop the car and do something else. So we brought our skateboards, packed our tents, carried guitars and brought maps and went hiking. Our passion was surfing but doing stuff is what it was all about. The Stuffa Jacket gives me so many ideas on where I could wear it and how great it would have been to have on those trips. I'm thinking of ways in which i can test my Stuffa Jacket out. Its gonna be fun.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Stuffa Jacket - Wearable Luggage

Hello planet, well English speaking planet and hopefully more than just one person. Here at Stuffa we are designing a jacket, the Stuffa Jacket. Its designed to carry clothes in it and look like a normal jacket that can be used everyday not just when traveling. Its for all forms of transport and we think it gonna change the way you travel. It might even make traveling better. Which is nice.