KOY Gear: Makers of Invisible Technical Travel Clothing

Created by Jake from KOY GEAR

High-performance technical shirt/socks with simple style & real innovations (like odour and stain resistance) for everyday versatility.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipment updates & exclusive holiday promo
about 1 month ago – Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 07:55:52 PM

Season’s greetings!

We’ve been hard at work with our factory and logistics partners and are excited to announce that production and fulfillment are both well on track!

Here’s a sneak peek of the first express shipment that we received, which I hand-delivered to our friends, Manny and Adrian: Special Delivery (Teaser Video) here

Shipment Status:

We remain on track to deliver orders* around February/March 2020 (though the exact timing cannot be guaranteed and is dependent on your specific location). We appreciate everyone’s patience while you await your order arrival.

*Ifyou paid for express shipping or you’ve ordered underwear as add-ons, you should have received these already (or if not any day now). We sent all underwear ordered immediately given this is already in stock at our Toronto warehouse.

Fulfillment FAQs:

  • When will my order arrive? See above :D
  • Can I track my order? Once available, your personal tracking number will be sent to you by email.
  • Can I still change my order to express shipping? Unfortunately not. At this stage in the process, it is too late to change to express shipping.

Buy One Give One (Exclusive Backer Offer):

If you’re still looking for gifts for yourself or others, we’ve got just the thing! We are running a campaign until January 2nd: For each order of KG underwear, we are donating one new pair to those in need (in partnership with New Circles).

As an exclusive offer to this community, we are also offering a 20% discount. Just use this promo upon checkout: BACKERSBOGO2019

From our family to yours, we’d like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! Cheers to a great year thanks to your tremendous support, and here’s to an enriching and adventure-filled 2020!

Happy holidays,

Jake & the KG Team

Order Fulfillment - *Important Action Needed*
2 months ago – Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 10:54:08 AM

Hi Everybody,

We're off to the races to manufacture and fulfill orders - yours included! We wanted to share a quick sneak peek from the ground-floor at the factory, but more on that at the end.

Incomplete Orders (< 2 Days from Deadline)

A number of you still have outstanding orders. Similar to an online check-out, we need you to input your preferences and address information so that we can complete your order swiftly and seamlessly. If you have not yet completed this, we ask that you do so by November 20th so that we can relay your order details to our factory. 

As a quick reminder, to complete your order, check your email for a link sent by “BackerKit”, our trusted fulfillment partner. If you can't find it, first check your spam folder. If you still cannot find the email, please let us know right away.

Delivery Timing

  •  Express shipments will go outmid-December with an estimated shipping time of 3-7 days. For an additional fee, this option can be selected in the “add-ons” section of the order form. This option is ideal if you’re gifting any of the gear for the holidays!
  •  Non-express orders will go out between mid-December to January with an estimated shipping time of 45 days.

Note: Orders not completed by November 20th may experience delays of up to 1-2 months.

From the Factory - Hydro-Repellency in Action

Don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or experience any issues.

Together we excel,

Jake & the KG Team

Launch [X] Produce [X] Deliver [...]
3 months ago – Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 02:08:11 AM

Hi everybody,

It’s been a few weeks yet we’re still over the moon with excitement! We’ve been hard at work with our factory and logistics partners finalizing important details. Please read carefully as this update is packed with mission-critical info.

Mission Update

Firstly, we’re excited to announce that we’ve officially begun production! Unlike some Kickstarters that fail to get off the ground, this force can’t be stopped. Enjoying the aerospace puns? Well, strap in because we’re sending you on a mission of your own to ensure that your orders arrive swiftly and seamlessly. 

What To Expect

You should have received an email from BackerKit, our trusted fulfillment partner. Simply follow the link in your email and create an account on their site. From here, complete your order survey to provide us with your product preferences, desired add-ons (like additional gear and express shipping), and your shipping information.

Please take your time filling this in and try to be as accurate as possible. This will help avoid unnecessary and costly shipping (space travel is expensive). This will also help ensure you love your gear the first time through to the very last.

Important dates:

  • Order surveys are needed by November 20th.
  • All general orders will go out between mid-December - January (estimated shipping: 45 days)
  • Express shipments will go out mid-December (estimated shipping: 3-7 days). This is orderable under “add-ons” for a small fee when you are completing your order survey.

If you have any issues or questions throughout the process, just reach out, we’re here to help!

Together we excel,

Jake & The KG Team

Big Announcement - Stretch Goal
3 months ago – Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 12:42:37 AM

Hi KG Community,

It seems like every time we write we have news to celebrate. We’ve now surpassed the $50K mark, hitting 300% of our goal! Those are some pretty remarkable numbers if you ask us!

To show our gratitude and help better fulfill the needs of your every day, we have been exploring additional product options as stretch goals. We were tasked with the manufacturing side of things while we tasked you, our community, with voting to share your preferences with us.

After much deliberation, we’re pleased to announce that we will be producing and delivering a GREY V-NECK KG TEE! In addition to the current rewards, this will also be available by express shipping before the end of 2019.

Excited and wondering how can you get in on this? A survey will be sent out after the campaign to collect your order details!

What Were the Survey Results?

After receiving nearly 200 responses, we have (well, Google Forms has) tallied the results of your preferences! Here are some interesting findings that helped us with our decision:

  • In terms of combination preference, the  grey colour x crew-neck collar ranked #1 (consistent with our findings way back when we began this journey…whew!)
  • In terms of colour preferences, there was strong interest across the board. Black was a close runner up to the grey colour, followed by navy.
  • We also learned that exactly half of you were just as interested in v-necks as crew-necks, while scoop necks appealed to a small number of people.

Conclusion: It suffices to say there was a lot of appetite for both v-necks and additional colours.

So, Why No Additional Colours?

There's no doubt that we also wanted to be able to deliver additional colours. As avid wearers of our own products, and based on your continued feedback, this is very important to us. However, this was not feasible for this campaign, primarily due to manufacturing constraints. If you’d like to better understand this, keep reading.

Our funding goal was thoughtfully set at $17K as this amount would ensure that we could, at a minimum, deliver the original versions of the KG Tee and KG Socks that you've seen and already rallied behind. Unfortunately, even the exceedingly stellar funding we have received is not enough to meet the minimum order quantity requirements for any additional colours.

To further explain, you’ll have to understand our manufacturing process at a high level, as it varies that of basic garments:

1. Sourcing raw materials

2. Processing raw materials

3. Dying materials (for colour)

4. Treating materials (for technical benefits like odour-resistance)

5. Fabric weaving, cutting and sewing

Why is this significant? Our materials for the current KG Tee are already processed, dyed and treated. For this reason, it is possible for us to adjust cuts to accommodate the additional v-neck option without spreading ourselves too thin, nor compromising quality. However, to introduce an additional colour, we would need to purchase and process an entirely new batch of fabrics. This is only possible in large minimum order quantities, which effectively increases the quantities in all the preceding stages as well. Based on our current level of funding does not quite get us to the amount we need to achieve this without compromising on the quality we've promised.

Conclusion: With all of that said, we know you’ve got your eyes set on additional colours, as do we. However, keep an eye out - these may come a lot sooner than you think!

Hopefully, this explanation helps to provide valuable context on the tough decisions we faced. At the same time, we hope it doesn't stunt any excitement about the additional product option we've announced!


At KOY Gear, we're all about helping others to realize their dreams while bringing you along for our journey in achieving our own. With that, we wanted to share some really cool Kickstarter projects that have already surpassed their goals and continue onward in their campaigning! 


Transform Any Bottle Into A Speaker It's compact with LED lights, making it portable and essential for travelling, camping, and house parties. CLICK HERE!

The 30° Ruler 2.0 – One Ruler To Rule Them All

The laser engraved, aerospace aluminum 30° Ruler puts a new spin on an old classic – a tool seen in every classroom, drafting board and design studio yet something that has been unchanged for generations. It was developed for designers but is suitable for everyone. CLICK HERE to check out.

Let us know what your thoughts are on this update! We'd love to know. Please stay tuned - we will have another update coming shortly as we wrap up our funding period. Thanks for reading, everybody!

Together we excel,

Jake & the KG Team

KG Tee Collars & Colours - VOTE NOW!
3 months ago – Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 06:22:09 PM

Hi Everybody,

Many of you have asked about different variations of the KG Tee and Socks as stretch-goals for the campaign. We've been working diligently with our factory to examine potential options based on the funding we've received. 

With that, we are excited to announce that we will be introducing an additional collar option for the KG Tee! We are also continuing to work to expand our colour options, which many of you have expressed interest in. However, we are still navigating some challenges on this front. More to come on this! 

Your input is important to us and will help with these additional product variation decisions moving forward! Please take a minute to share your preferences HERE.


Please help us grow our modest Instagram following and have the opportunity to be rewarded for it!  

How Does it Work? 

Tag up to 5 friends on our Instagram post and you will be entered for a chance to WIN BACK YOUR ENTIRE PLEDGE! That's right, if selected, you'll receive your product rewards absolutely free! Each tag = 1 ballot for entry. 

Already pledged? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You are still eligible for the draw - just make sure to tag away. Go and get it!


Thank you for your continued particpation in the campaign! More to come soon. 

Together we excel,

Jake & the KG Team