GPCA is a product development firm based in San Francisco Bay Area. They design outdoor/advernture products like the GP-Grip Ultimate Jeep Grab Handle, GP 1945 Bolt Action Plus Pen, and GPCA Carabiner, just to name a few.
GP stands for General Purpose, and CA stands for California.
I backed their GPCA Carabiner on Kickstarter on 21st August 2019.
The GPCA Carabiner is a multipurpose carabiner that comes with the following features:
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Pry Tool
- Secret Capsule – Not sure what to do with it since it is tiny
- Riding Base – To set the cutting angle and depth when using the Box Cutter
- Box Cutter
- Bottle Opener
- Independent Key Hole – For single key
You can choose from three types of metals, Titanium T4, Stainless Steel 402, and Aluminum 6061.
Stainless Steel is the heaviest weight at 116g, followed by Titanium at 70g, and Aluminum at 68g.
I backed the GP-Carabiner Steel – Super Early Bird reward level for USD$39 (S$43). Shipping to Singapore is an additional US$20 (S$27).
The project was successfully funded on 19th October 2019 with the help of 6,346 backers pledging US$516,452. Their initial goal was only US$5,000.
Midway through the project, they have partnered with We The People (WTP), which is a crowdfunding store for Crowdfunded projects in Singapore. So all backers based in Singapore can opt to collect their GPCA Carabiner from their respective WTP stores that they have chosen.
The estimated delivery date was supposed to be in November 2019, but it got delayed until January 2020. I collected mine from the WTP store at Millenia Walk on 11th January 2020.
Because I have made an upfront payment of US$20 (S$27) for shipping to Singapore, they gave me two options. Get a GPCA Utility Case worth US$29 (S$40) or a US$15 (S$21) refund. I picked the former as I think it is more value for money.
GPCA Utility Case is essentially a sunglasses case.
The Pry Tool and Bottle Opener is the same tool and is located on the left.
The Box Cutter is at the top and it doubles up as a riding base.
Secret Capsule is the screw lock.
Both Philips Head and Flat Head screwdrivers are on the right.