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Stash waterproof pocket shorts keeps cellphones dry

- May 10th, 2013

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We like to take our cell phones everywhere we go, but what happens when we go to places like the beach? We can’t take them into the water and we’re likely uncomfortable to leave them behind unattended. So Salt Lake City based Stash Incorporated has come up with a brilliant idea to create waterproof pocket shorts.

The shorts are designed to incorporate a specialized waterproof pocket, ideal to stash your smartphone, your keys, your cash and anything else you don’t want to get wet, right into the shorts. For extra security the special pocket is then also sewn right into the material. And to ensure that it doesn’t feel uncomfortable while you’re wearing it, there’s a soft layer of fabric that surrounds it.

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What’s interesting is how the pocket actually seals. It’s done using a snap on cap that’s placed over the pocket opening, somewhat reminiscent of a gas cap on a car. Once you put the items into your pocket, attach the cap and simply give it a slight twist; once you hear the clicking sound, you know that it’s locked into place.

And to make sure you don’t lose the cap it actually attaches to the shorts with a durable lanyard string so you will never misplace it.

The shorts themselves are created from a 60/40 polyester/cotton blend that has double and triple stitch construction to enhance its durability. Furthermore, the fabric is treated with an antimicrobial coating to ensure that the shorts are kept extra clean.

The Stash Waterproof Pocket Shorts are not available yet, although the company does have a fully functional prototype.  They are currently being offered through the Kickstarter Program, a program where funds are first raised to fund a project. The project has just started and as of the time of writing the company has 45 backers with $4033 U.S. pledged towards a goal of $135,000 U.S., with 26 days still to go.

The shorts are currently priced at $69 for a single pair with final colours still to be determined. For more information on the shorts as well as to see the design and photos of other possible products using this technology, check out Stash’s page at Kickstarter.com.


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Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.

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2 comments

  1. Social photo sharing | May 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I really really want these shorts. Not just for the waterproofness but also just for the cool factor, they be stylish!

  2. choiboko.com | May 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked
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    over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

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