Have you ever struggled to get out of your wetsuit so badly that you wished you had a tool to help get it off? No, neither have we, but in case you ever should find yourself incapacitated then the latest Kickstarter project might be just the thing for you. Laura Taylor, from Galway has come up with the Off ‘n’ Up Wetsuit Removal Tool and is currently seeking funding to help launch the idea.
Laura is looking for an investment of $30 000 from Kickstarter followers but at this moment in time she is seriously lacking in backers with total pledges amounting to $85 and 13 days to go.
The tool itself is designed to help the wetsuit wearer remove the suit once they have managed to get it down around their lower legs, but we consider the most problematic part of taking a wetsuit off is either reaching the back zip or getting that first arm out of a front zip suit. It seems as though Laura has invented a tool for a problem that doesn’t really exist?
We don’t want to appear overly negative and can see that the Wetsuit Removal Tool may be beneficial to young kids attending surf schools or for wetsuit wearers with disabilities but cannot see that there is a mass market for this idea. What we do like however is that the Off ‘n’ Up doubles as a wetsuit hanger and think this is the ideas saving grace.
To see more information on the Off ‘n’ Up head over to the Kickstarter page here and take a look at the video below. We would love to hear your thoughts on the Wetsuit Removal Tool – Could you see yourself using it or has Laura invented something that we really don’t need?