You might remember the Kickstarter campaign we posted on here for Plume mudguards. I got wondering what happened once the funding was over, so I contacted the guys to see how things are going. Well things have gone very well for them, which is great news. Here is what Dan from Plume has to say on events over the last year;
“In the time that has gone by since Headset Press featured Plume, things have been mental. Production was rocky, which was expected, but in the end we are happy to have produced a quality product. The stainless steel guard has a tighter recoil than our prototypes, and the rubber mount component is tough enough to withstand an atom bomb (don’t quote us on that, it hasn’t actually been tested with atom bombs yet).
But the craziest thing of all is that we have been able to drink coffee in a living room overflowing with Plume Mudguards. Starting out, we were designing and prototyping on a super low budget. Everything was out of pocket, and neither Patrick nor myself had a lot of cash floating around. We’ve gone from hacking apart prototypes, being careful not to destroy anything which we might need later, to having more than we can count. Tip-toeing on eggshells to jumping on a trampoline. It’s incredible and surreal.
Finally, we are super excited because Plume was recently nominated for the Designs Of The Year Award by the Design Museum. That still hasn’t sunk in yet. On the 2nd of May, there will be a social vote where Plume will go head to head with another nominee: the GoPro Hero Black 3.”
We will let you know more about the voting soon as the guys at Plume are ready. It’s great to hear from them and to hear a bit more about how these things go.