7 unusual backpacks from Kickstarter
You will not surprise anyone with a high-quality and functional backpack for every day, on a hike and for any other activities. Hundreds of companies around the world develop and manufacture them. It would seem that you can come up with a new one here. But, as they say, there is potential, and vivid confirmation of this - dozens of successful, completed funding projects on Kickstarter, the best of which we will introduce you today.
Aer Fit Pack - the best backpack for every day.
And these are not our words. Hypebeast buyers are already interested in him, he is already in the tops of thematic reviews on CoolMaterial and HiConsumption.
What is the secret of the popularity of this nondescript, at first glance, backpack? Probably in the very relevant minimalist design and 100% in the optimal design. As they say, all ingenious is simple. But it’s just not always convenient, practical and utilitarian. And here, it seems, they found the golden ratio.
Three functional compartments - for shoes, for clothes and for everything flat. Volume 19 liters. Dimensions 46x31x18 cm.
Plus dense 900D polyester with waterproof coating as the main material.
You can participate in funding and get a backpack in August for exactly $ 99 .
The Action Pack - hiking backpack
What was the secret to the success of this model, we could not understand, however, the project is still in the funding stage, and the announced collection budget has already been exceeded more than twice.
Yes, the optimal volume is 28 liters, the main compartment and 2 liters - the upper detachable, with a waterproof compartment for documents. Yes, a dense fabric to choose from - there is an option from hard cordura, there is from waxed canvas, there is from an oiled army duck. Yes, a very thoughtful arrangement of compartments.
But there are enough analogues in the market. Maybe the fact is that this backpack was invented and created by a guy from Canada, and there they know a lot about conquering the harsh nature.
Of course, there are interesting chips here - magnetic FdLock locks, and AirKnit breathing back, and fiberglass shoulder, which distributes the load, and waterproof YKK zippers.
But for220 $ ? This, as they say, is for everybody.
Solofy Envy - a backpack with solar panels
Imagine: you are in the Sahara. Strayed from the group. And you should urgently call your own or go to a page on the Internet, but, as usual, the batteries on both the smartphone and laptop are exhausted. Presented? And here, once - and you have a backpack with solar cells that charges an Apple tablet twice as fast as a native accessory. Cool?
And it seems that there are many such examples in the head of the guy who created the backpack. In any case, the story about the snowy desert is also in the advertising text.
Well, in fact, in addition to a solid efficiency of energy transformation, the backpack is a faceted design, with several internal compartments and is offered in two sizes - 12 and 25 liters. What else can be noted is their low weight - 1 and 2 kg, respectively.
As for the solar panels themselves, it is stated that they are not afraid of anything at all, no scratches, no bumps, no water. So if you are planning a trip, God knows where, do not forget to fit into the number of project backers. This can be done starting from 200 euros .
Rotation180 ° - a backpack for photographers and extreme sportsmen
Here is a really interesting solution - a backpack with a movable lower module, the design of which allows quick access to things stored there - the camera, for example.
Although this project ended on Kickstarter in 2013, it subsequently very successfully turned into an existing business - Mindshift . Moreover, the model of such a backpack was awarded a prestigious award at one of the most respected Red Dot Design contests in 2014 in the Outdoor category.
Read about all the chips and innovations on the site, there are also four options for Rotation 180 backpacks, prices start at $ 180 .
Bowerbag - a three-in-one backpack
Although the creators on Kikstarter called their project very simply - “The best backpack in the world”, we will focus on a more functional characteristic - a transformer.
Yes, the main emphasis in the model is on universality of application. It can be a frame bag for bikers:
It can be a messenger bag for daily wear:
And a backpack for all kinds of activities:
The project was successfully funded back in 2012 and today has already turned into a very successful operating business in the same field of creating functional backpacks and utility luggage. You can find the entire lineup at Bowerbags.com .
Freerider - Bag backpack on the trunk
bike, California, philosophy, local ecology and authenticity plus recycled materials. If you connect these objects and concepts together and start thinking how to implement all this in a backpack for cyclists, you get this:
Almost all the leading American biker publications wrote about these backpacks - from the Bicycle Times and Bike Hugger to the Bicycle Retailer and Urban Velo. So no wonder - the project completed funding at the end of last year with excellent results.
As a result, there are two models made in one case from recycled nylon from a local awning company. In another - from recycled bicycle tires. Plus the original design on the theme of the eternal symbols of California from GreenGuru. Here, on the website Greengurugear.com , these backpacks can be purchased at prices from $ 75.
Ember Equipment - modular backpack
When professionals get down to business - and Ember Equipment from San Francisco is far from a newcomer to the functional design market - then this is the result. The project raised more than $ 330,000, and that's why: A
modular backpack in the best traditions of industrial design. The original design. The most premium materials - from waterproof four-layer cordura and anodized aluminum for accessories to waterproof rubberized zippers YKK and inserts made of genuine leather. Plus the ability to choose the necessary mounted modules for your own needs. As a result, several layout options for backpacks are presented. From the most minimal for $ 265:
To the maximum Outfitter Pack for $ 370:
In general, as you can see, backpacks are invented and created, improved and endowed with new functions. So there are plenty to choose from on the market today.