Thank you for the interest everyone, really wasn't expecting this response, so please bear with me,
As a brief background, I worked on product design at Rapha for 10+ years, ending up as Lead Innovation Design. A lot of this was essentially simplifying kit, making it work in a wider range of temperatures or environments, eliminating distractions - which was sometimes at odds with the commercial ambitions of a product(!). I'll explain a bit more of the Burner origin and development later....
These are now going to be Albion branded(!), made from similar recycled nylon and recycled polyester insulation to the production versions, but will differ with the quilting design and a few construction details.
These are being made on an industrial machine, using a fine (size 10) needle suitable for light fabric, with light (120) polyester thread. They'll be finished to a high-standard for a home-worker, but alas, not a pristine Arcteryx level of finish. Any comments/complaints please send to me, and not Albion customer service :)
Medium; 29cm x 38cm - one sheet of A3, but 4cm shorter
Large; 32cm x 42cm - one sheet of A3, but 3cm wider. I still have to make a sample of this size.
Grey - a neutral mid/dark rich grey
Black - relatively solid saturated
Olive - really nice rich, dark shade (pic looks lighter than IRL)
Cost is £15 all-in, plus UK postage. However! I'd like to do something good with this opportunity, and ask for a voluntary £5 donation. This will be split between LFGSS donation and OutRunners, a Hackney youth career inspiration group I've worked with over the years, and whose great work has been impacted by current restrictions. This is only a suggestion, don't feel you have to, I'm just taking this opportunity b/c I wasn't able to run workshops last year - and feel free to give more if generous, anything over the £15 goes to a good cause.
If you would like to order, please add your order (ie 'Large, Olive') to the list below. Once confirmed and product is made, I'll DM Paypal and delivery details. If you can include your forum name in transfer details to make my life easier!
I'm afraid I will have to draw a line for quantities at some point, I only have so much fabric/insulation atm, and I estimate to get these made in 10-14 days and most likely completed in colour batches. I am going to draw up a list below, using the names from the Rapha thread; if you are on here already, do not stress, you're registered!
If you have any loony requests, want to mail a patch for me to sew on, whatever, fire away. I can't promise, but I do like to try....
Placeholder for list / to edit and inc. from Rapha thread - do not panic, if you've expressed interest in the Rapha thread, I'm going to list here in order ....I just need to find time later to do it :)
I've missed this in the Rapha thread and at the risk of unmasking myself as an uncouth philistine would there be any chance of a TL;DR on what exactly a burner is?
I think I want one but I don't know why?
...and just to clarify; if you have registered interest on Rapha thread (jeepers, this is like a sneaker drop), I'm going to draw up the list from there, and then everyone can pin their order to their name/number. I just need to find time to go through the thread, and make sure it's fair for all, first-come-first-served - unless anyone has time on their hands right now?
This is becoming more like Supreme with every minute :)
check them here - and the Rapha thread for the background chatter :)
Haha it always has been around here! What a nifty bit of kit though, superb idea!
Edit: I'm happy to hold off the list if the Rapha thread list has priority...
Jono84 Medium / Black
Sorry i'm not numbered the list isn't working for me
I think the idea was that the list from the rapha thread would be posted first and then people add their sizes
Not like "i don't do lists" more like "how the fuck do i do a list?"
Yip - correct! ....I just need to find time to draw this up.
Don't panic, no-one is getting left behind!
Gotcha, should of read your post properly first!
Great idea/charity, i'll get in line.
For future reference, here's the start of the burner-talk in the Rapha thread: https://www.lfgss.com/comments/15722270/ (use the "Click here to read the full conversation" link - it goes on for about 7 pages or so)
Reading not a strong skill on the forum ;-)
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