Bulletproof Backpack Inserts
The market for civilian ballistic protection is estimated to be in excess of $220 million, as active shooter incidents climb to an all-time high
TuffyPacks has created a line of lightweight, removable ballistic inserts that come in multiple sizes and are designed to fit 95% of backpacks and laptop cases on the market today
Our products use the same ballistic fabric found in police vests - they remain discreet and hidden but can instantly turn a regular backpack into a ballistic shield in the event of an active shooter situation. The inserts are ballistic lab tested to defeat handgun rounds up to .44 magnum.
Active shooter incidents continue to rise in schools and public spaces across the US and the world at large. There is an ever-growing demand for products that can keep people safe in such fatal circumstances, as well as a newfound awareness for self-defense products as parents of school children become the fastest-growing buyer in this new industry. Tuffy Packs, Inc. delivers a product line of lightweight, removable ballistic inserts, made from police-grade materials and designed to fit 95% of backpacks and laptop cases on the market today.
Often being paid in stock by many small startups he realized the importance of good due diligence, patience and the ability to recognize management's passion in their endeavor. "When there is no cash component to investing 100's of hours into a project, you better feel real good about a defined exit strategy". stated Mr. Naremore. On one of his client companies, he participated in the first $500K seed round in the telecom space. The company, Boston Technology turned out to be the engine behind the advent of voicemail and was bought out for $900m in 1997.
During the recent decade, Naremore has created innovative products in the soft goods space including packaging solutions in the drone and recreation industry. These products continue to be sold primarily via digital marketing.
He started Tuffy Packs in late 2016 after numerous conversations regarding active shooter drills with his daughter, a fourth-grade public school teacher. Active school shootings were occurring weekly and school administrators were scrambling for solutions at that time.
Tuffy Packs was the solution parents were looking for to allow their children to turn their backpacks into a defensive shield should a threat arise.
Mr. Naremore devotes his full-time effort to Tuffy Packs, Inc.
While not working, Mr. Naremore enjoys fishing, falconry and fixing up old homes.
For Tuffy Packs, Zach lends his industry knowledge in the global sourcing of our ballistic fabric as well as other materials used in our product production. Our product packaging design that is unique to Tuffy Packs was one of the many solutions provided by Zach.
Zach works part-time for the company as well as traveling to all trade shows; commits approximately 10 hours per week.
Zach is a new father and is an avid marathon runner.
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Tuffy Packs, Inc.
6726 Seinfeld Ct, Houston, TX 77069
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Friends and Family Early Birds
Invest within the first 48 hours and receive an additional 20% bonus shares
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Ballistic Backpack Insert
Your choice of a 11x14' or 12x16' Ballistic Insert ($139.00 Value)
Swissgear Backpack + Insert
Choice of SwissGear backpack with 12x16" insert of Kenneth Cole labtop case with 11x14" insert ($239.00 Value)
4 Ballistic Insterts
Recieve 4 assorted Ballistic inserts any size (Up to $596.00 Value)
4 assorted Ballistic insters + lifetime 20% discount
Recieve 4 assorted Ballistic inserts any size and a lifetime 20% discount off all products.
*All perks occur when the offering is completed.
Tuffy Packs, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.
This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of common stock at $1 / share, you will receive 110 common stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.
This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.
Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.
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Ballistic Backpack Insert
Your choice of an 11x14' or 12x16' Ballistic Insert ($139.00 Value).
Swissgear Backpack + Insert
Choice of SwissGear backpack with 12x16" insert of Kenneth Cole laptop case with 11x14" insert ($239.00 Value).
4 Ballistic Inserts
Receive 4 assorted Ballistic inserts any size (Up to $596.00 Value).
4 assorted Ballistic inserts+lifetime 20% discount
Receive 4 assorted Ballistic inserts any size and a lifetime 20% discount off all products.
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