Dallas-Based Company Disrupts Outdoor Market with Patented Lighting Invention

DALLAS, TEXAS – HEADSPIN Outdoors, a Dallas-based innovative outdoor product company, introduced its disruptive adventure lighting system earlier this year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and has since been welcomed with open arms by the outdoor industry.

The company breaks the mold of adventure lighting with the unveiling of HEADSPIN, a multi-functional, convertible light system that touts a patented magnetic SPINDOCK technology – the connection mechanism between the light and its various mounts. The current lighting kit includes a headlamp mount, flashlight mount, rail mount, which can be used on boat rails, roof racks, or bicycle handlebars, and a wall charging station.

Additionally, the light unit itself can magnetically connect to any ferrous metallic surface and be used as a task light for anything from setting up camp after the sun goes down to tailgating before a late kickoff.

The company was founded by Chris Grider – an SMU Cox School of Business alum and accomplished Dallas real estate development professional. Grider left that world to follow his entrepreneurial spirit to develop HEADSPIN.

“The Dallas business community has been incredibly supportive throughout our early stages of product development,” said Grider. “While there aren’t many young consumer product companies in Dallas, we have found good company and inspiration in those that call the DFW home.”

HEADSPIN formed after years of experiencing the all-too-common frustrations of owning multiple, single-purpose lighting products and the associated battery types and sizes needed to power them.

“This technology changes the game when it comes to usability and functionality of a typical light,” said Grider. “We found ourselves asking the same questions over and over – which lights do we pack? How many batteries do we need? What types of batteries do we need? Why do we keep buying and discarding standard alkaline batteries? How do we efficiently pack all these lights? When we couldn’t find the solution we were looking for – we built one. Instead of many lights for many activities, we’ve created a system by which one light now has unlimited uses.”

The management team is excited about further pioneering advancements in adventure lighting. Grider says the kit is only the beginning, as the team is currently designing the next series of mounts for release in 2020.

HEADSPIN is currently stocked in more than 70 independent specialty retail locations across the country and growing quickly. For more information visit headspinoutdoors.com. For product review requests, contact Jason Hartline at 806-543-8749 or by emailing jason@headspinoutdoors.com.

Airstream Supply Company Chooses HEADSPIN as Premier Adventure Tool

DALLAS, TEXAS – HEADSPIN Outdoors, a Texas-based company that has reinvented the standard flashlight with its patented and magnetic convertible lighting solution, is excited to announce a collaboration with Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, in an on-going effort to better serve the adventure and outdoor communities.

“We’re always on the lookout for products that are adventure-ready and embody Airstream’s dedication to quality craftsmanship,” said Mollie Hansen, Airstream Chief Marketing Officer. “With HEADSPIN, you have a product that proves its worth straight out of the box, and we’re excited to give our Airstream community access to such a unique and useful tool. Here’s to never hitching or unhitching in the dark again.”

Airstream, the manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in the world. Airstream’s mission, as set forth by founder Wally Byam, is to create well-designed, high-quality products that allow people to follow their dreams and explore the world in home-like comfort. Airstream Supply Company was established to further that dream by supplying its customers with gear, apparel, and products needed to make their adventures the best they can be. Airstream Supply Company features HEADSPIN Outdoors as a gift offering for premier outdoor adventure gear.

“The HEADSPIN-Airstream synergy makes perfect sense, and we’re honored to inspire adventure alongside such a renowned, iconic company,” said Chris Grider, founder of HEADSPIN. “We know our featured product through Airstream Supply Company will help make your adventure the best it can be.”

HEADSPIN’s adaptable lighting solution is intended to function across all the activities of an outdoor enthusiast. A rugged and rechargeable cube-shape powerhouse connects to various accessory mounts via the patented SPINDOCK™ magnetic connection that quickly locks into place, easily turning HEADSPIN into a flashlight, a headlamp or rail mount – for things like bicycle handlebars, boat or ATV rails, etc. 

Additionally, the light unit has the standalone capability to magnetically connect to any ferrous metallic surface to be used as a magnetic task light.

“Our goal was well-designed and thoughtful simplicity,” says Grider. “Any time we were packing to camp, hunt, or fish, we always packed multiple lights. Sometimes a flashlight, sometimes a headlamp but most of the time both. We wanted to cut down on the decision-making process, reduce the clutter, and develop a streamlined lighting solution. HEADSPIN is a rechargeable and versatile lighting product that we can conveniently grab and go.”

The HEADSPIN light, weighing in at just two ounces, is intuitive and straightforward – four buttons control on/off, four intensity settings, spot/flood, and flash mode. The lithium-ion batteries are chargeable via a proprietary wall-mounted charger or micro-USB and will deliver up to 40 hours of continuous use. The light also carries an IP66 weather-resistance rating and is tested to withstand a 2-meter drop.

“We spent considerable time designing and engineering HEADSPIN to cover various lifestyle needs of the outdoor enthusiast,” said Grider. “There are plenty of bright rechargeable lights and plenty that hold a charge for a long time. None do both and match the versatility of HEADSPIN, making it the perfect companion for Airstream customers.”

More About HEADSPIN

HEADSPIN is currently stocked in more than 70 independent specialty retail locations across the country and growing quickly. For more information, visit headspinoutdoors.com. For product review requests, contact Jason Hartline at 806-543-8749 or by emailing jason@headspinoutdoors.com

Spring Has Sprung!

We are in full swing this Spring – traveling throughout the US, Hong Kong, and China – all in the pursuit of the perfect partners.

We spent a week in March meeting with our manufacturing consultants in Hong Kong. From design reviews to production optimization, we covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. And now more than ever, we truly appreciate having a solid team helping to bring our products to market.

We also had the opportunity to meet with several contract manufacturers in China – one of which will be selected to manufacture our products. It was an eye-opening experience – filled with factory tours and production line reviews – and was all-in-all, very educational! From small, nimble factories, to enormous campuses dedicated to premium consumer product manufacturing, we visited a wide range of contract manufacturers to find the perfect fit for our company.

It is an exciting time in our company’s short history – we are making big strides and getting closer to making our dreams a reality every day! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements being announced soon!

2018 is Off to a Great Start!

We hit the ground running in 2018! From endless meetings and conference calls to trade shows and travel, we have been driving forward quickly!

For the first time in our company’s short history, we attended the largest outdoor industry trade show, Outdoor Retailer. After years of being held in Salt Lake City, UT, the OR show was held in Denver for the first time in 2018 – we love Colorado, so we were thrilled to go. While we didn’t exhibit, we did get a good lay-of-the-land – and stayed busy meeting various strategic partners.

Keep following along to stay informed on everything Thirty Third Parallel! We’re doing some really cool things and a lot of exciting news will be coming down the line soon!

Kickstarter Stretch Goals!

We opened up a new and exciting Stretch Goal on our Kickstarter campaign!

As a Thank You for the outpouring of support, we opened up a new package on Kickstarter! For a limited time, we are offering a few color options for our Portable, Adaptive Lighting system! You can now pre-order your PAL in a variety of colors – the system just keeps getting more versatile!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973487661/pal-one-light-limitless-utility

We only have a few days left on Kickstarter – Now is the time if you want to pre-order your PAL!

We Joined the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)

We are proud to announce that we have joined the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)!

The Outdoor Industry Association is a force in the outdoor industry, and we are excited about joining an organization that fights hard for so many things that we care passionately about.

By joining forces with OIA, we will be helping to make meaningful impacts on various different levels of the outdoor industry – from trade policy and business innovation, to increased outdoor participation!

If you have a few minutes, check out their website and see how you can get involved!

https://outdoorindustry.org/

We couldn’t be more thrilled about joining, and are looking forward to helping make an impact!

WE DID IT!!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

With the support of our INCREDIBLE group of supporters, we were able to push past our $50,000 goal on Kickstarter!

We may have hit our goal, but that doesn’t mean that we are finished! We still have 10 days to go in our campaign, so there is still time to blow our goal out of the water!

To PRE-ORDER your Portable, Adaptive Lighting system on Kickstarter, please follow the link below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973487661/pal-one-light-limitless-utility

Another THANK YOU to our AMAZING community! None of this is possible without you…so you have our sincere gratitude for believing in Thirty Third Parallel and our products!

Cheers!

We’re Reaching the Midway Point on Kickstarter

We can’t believe how long and how short time can feel. We have been working long days, but the time seems to keep flying by! And so, we find ourselves smack in the middle of our Kickstarter campaign! We are pumped about the progress that we’re making, so we wanted to send out an update!

Kickstarter Campaign Stats

  • $31,894 – Total Pledges
  • 63% – Percentage of Goal
  • 177 – Backer Count
  • 14 – Days to Go

We are close – but we still have ground to cover. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our Kickstarter campaign, please take a look!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973487661/pal-one-light-limitless-utility

We have more exciting news dropping soon, so make sure to keep in touch!

Cheers!

PS – we’d love it if you shared our campaign with your friends and family!

A big thanksgiving thank you!

We are thankful for many things this time of year – our family, our friends, our supporters (and pretty much everyone else too). We know that without the support of so many amazing people, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We’re thankful for everyone that has helped us get to a point where we can report such cool and amazing updates!

We are hitting some major milestones in our Kickstarter campaign – and things continue to look good!:

  • We have passed the 50% threshold! Our incredibly kind community has already pledged over $25,000 to help support our efforts!
  • We have received pre-orders from over 150 people across the world! It’s amazing to think that people from across the USA, Europe, Australia and Asia are interested in our products!

If you haven’t had the opportunity, please take a few minutes to check out our campaign:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973487661/pal-one-light-limitless-utility

And, as always, please feel free to share our campaign with anyone (and everyone) – our community is amazing, and we want to see more amazing people become a part of it!

Thanks again for being awesome!