The NEW Grab-it Pack blog

Welcome to the new blog for my product-the Grab-it Pack.  An extraordinary amount of progress and changes have occurred since we launched in January 2008.

My work in the film industry has been shaky this year.  The Writer's strike didn't help and the looming potential actor's strike is close at hand.  Many thanks are owed to my loyal, satisfied customers and supporters that have purchased a Grab-it Pack and helped out with word-of-mouth promotion.

Thanks also go to my fellow co-workers for purchasing and using my product on the sets of CSI, HEROES, and the new Will Ferrell movie THE LAND OF THE LOST.

For those of you who wanted to see the Grab-it Pack in action can view the commercial on our website: www.grabitpack.com

The online price will be $23 for a limited time so get them at this price while you can!

Since I have deleted the old blog, below is a re-post of how I came up with the idea for the Grab-it Pack. 

Thanks for your support and check back often.

Louis Kiss
CEO
Grab-it Pack, LLC

The History of the Grab-it Pack

Throughout the years I have always enjoyed being active outdoors.  Whether it is Mountain Biking, running, fishing, cycling, shooting, archery, sled riding, hiking, or just driving my car; every season brought new activities.

Since these are "activities" and require freedom of movement,  I needed a PRACTICAL place for my wallet and keys.

I never liked how keys dug into my legs through my pocket and carrying a wallet in my back pocket would always end up falling out.  Those huge chain wallets didn't do much good in my small pockets and usually hung from my belt loop.

All that was available for carrying my wallet and keys was a back pack, a fanny pack, or to wear cargo pants.

A back pack was fine if you're camping or going between classes at school but forget it if you wanted to access your wallet or keys quickly while you're on the go.

Fanny packs were popular in the 1980's but they flopped around anytime you moved.  What was worse was that in order to keep it from sliding around your waist you had to have it buckled so tight it would cut off circulation AND IT STILL DIDN'T HELP (plus they look silly).

Enter the Cell phone....

The addition of this item has caused another problem: 

Where do you put THIS for easy access?


Cell phone belt clips are ok but how many times has yours fallen off or pinched your skin?  Besides, you know what it's like when you're sitting in a car...your phone rings...and it's in your pocket.

One evening I was trying to relax and began to watch a show on the DISCOVERY CHANNEL about Police SWAT training  (I've always wanted to be in SWAT since that was one of my favorite TV shows when I was kid but I was too short.)  I was amazed at how these guys could be so active and draw and return their pistols so quick...

...and the light bulb clicked.

I cut out pictures of holsters from hunting and military catalogs and
did some drawings which I then placed in my desk for 7 years. 

So now it is 2007.  I've been through a tragic 2 years (you'll have to wait for the book for the details) and needed a new direction in life.  I remembered my favorite "million dollar idea" and re-discovered the drawings.

Cell phones have become even more popular and there hasn't been anything new on the market that prevents the problem of putting it in your pocket or purse. 
Back packs have become more stylish  but they are still cumbersome are not quickly accessible and fanny packs have become joke material.

I made mock ups out of butcher paper based on my drawings and wore them around my apartment.  This enabled me to tweak my design and make some adjustments.

The material I wanted it to be made out of had to be durable and take a beating.  At first I thought of leather but it would be too expensive.  I found heavy duty back pack material.  As fate would have it, the material I bought is water resistant.  Even better!

Although I have ok sewing skills (I worked in a bra factory during my summer and spring break college days) my work wasn't as clean as I wanted it to be.

I wanted my first sample to be the REAL DEAL   I passed my reference photos, paper mock up, and material along to a co-worker who is a costumer for the film industry.

A few weeks later I was presented with my product.

It was perfect!

I tried it on.  It hugged my leg and hung comfortably from my waist.

I placed my wallet, keys, and cell phone in the appropriate pockets.  Accessing them has never been easier or faster!

I rode my bike with it and it didn't rub against the seat.

I ran with it, I did squats, I did handstands, karate kicks, I jumped around like a crazy monkey!  It didn't move and the items stayed in their pockets!!!  It didn't buckle funny OR get in the way!

I think this is how the cavemen felt when one of them invented shoes!!!

The Grab-it Pack is now offered at my website so pick one up and take the frustration out of where to keep your stuff when you're on the go!

 

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  • 10/25/2008 6:40 PM Janie wrote:
    Louis, I have always wondered what to blog about. I just read your blog and I wanted to say, it's very interesting. Soon grabitpacks will be everywhere.
    Good luck with your business!
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  • 12/28/2008 8:30 PM Dr. Mark Sprayberry wrote:
    I'm a new customer ordering the Grag It Pack. This will be a great product when I'm riding my Harley on long trips, but will also be a huge help when working on my animal patients (Veterinarian). Thank you for developing a great product..I just wish it was my idea!!
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Mark Sprayberry
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