I’m not one to write negative reviews. It brings me joy to share things I love with people. This review gives me no joy at all.
In a way, I’m embarrassed to write about this because I feel like I got totally chumped.
The first time I heard about North Aware was in March 2016, when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. The headline jumped out at me – “Smart Parka, Raises over $1 Million on Kickstarter with 22 days to go.”
Interest piqued, I clicked on the link and I saw mockups of winter coats, for both men and women, set to be delivered in September or October 2016.
“Perfect timing for the winter,” I thought. “I’ll get a great product for a great price,” I thought. “All the other Kickstarter backers who came before me couldn’t be wrong,” I thought.
I bought two Smart Parkas – one for me and one for my husband.
Well, September rolled around. No Coat. Then October. Then November. Then December.
I mean, we were already halfway through winter at this point.
Finally, in the last week of January, the package arrived.