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Occasionally I see some interesting travel related products being crowd funded that I think you guys might be interested in. We’ve talked about the Tropic travel shoe, the Cleansebot bacteria killing robot, and the SuperTank power tank charger, among others. Here’s a few of the travel related crowd funded projects that I’ve seen
Travel related kickstarters:
- Simurgh Ultima All-Weather Windbreaker ($18,773 funded; fund by Mar 24)
- Evolutionary Backpack | Perfect for Travel, Work, and Beyond ($121,215 funded; fund by Apr 14)
- HOMI All-Climate Tactical Jacket ($53,114 funded; fund by Apr 20)
- Benro Theta: the Intelligent Modular Travel Tripod ($561,201 funded; fund by Apr 21)
- Feiyu Pocket 3: Cordless Detachable 3-Axis Gimbal Camera ($457,241 funded; fund by May 6)
- HEIPI: The Lightest and Most Compact 3-in-1 Travel Tripod (already funded; no end date)
- RetraStrap luggage travel strap (already funded; no end date)
- Uphold - Pocket-Size Reusable Folding Travel Cutlery (already funded; no end date)
Today I wanted to talk a bit about the Pleatpack – which bills itself as the most functional urban tech backpack.
It was on Kickstarter but I thought I would rerun the post as it has now has transitioned to Indiegogo. All Kickstarter / Indiegogo links in this post may pay me a commission if you boost the project through my link.
Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack features
The Pleatpack was built to solve the problem of combining a small day pack with a backpack large enough to carry everything you need. The main compartment is on an accordion so that it can pull out.
Here are a few pictures of the Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack.
You can access the Pleatpack at different angles to access different things
Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack video
Here’s a video showing off some of the different options and features of the Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack
Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack backing levels and cost
The Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack is on Indiegogo and has currently raised over USD$120,000 from a goal of only about USD$1,000. Here are a few of the levels that you can back the project at
- $119 for one Pleatpack Urban Tech backpack in black ($129 for Grey)
- $218 for two Pleatpack backapcks
- $312 for three Pleatpack backapcks
Again, here is the link to back the Pleatpack urban tech backpack – all current and new orders are scheduled to ship in December 2019
What do you think of this backpack? Planning on backing this? Leave your experience in the comments!
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Looks cool. But like camera bags (never a perfect camera bag), there is never a “perfect backpack”. I have several backpacks. One for just heading into the city (NYC) with personal stuff /laptop. Then another one for similar stuff but more professional / low key looking ( no multiple buckles/straps/zippers etc.). Then I have another for photo gear + laptop + personal. All are black. For this new design I would add a pen holder on the front of the shoulder straps & maybe a sunglass holder/clip to the same area.
Would like more specifics on the anti theft features—material? Mesh? Slashproof? Locking zippers? Other features similar to what Pacsafe has? Thanks