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Solar Green Technology Ruggedized/Mobilized Backpack Powers IPhone, IPads, IPods, Smart-Phones, Tablets, Cameras etc... w/o restraint.

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Hi Kickstarter Community,

The creation of the ZenTreks brand was inspired with the idea to create a backpack company focused on sustainability, durability, mobile renewable energy and affordability.  Our technologically advanced patented backpacks were originally designed for use by the brave men and women of the military.  However, after much consideration, we think that our backpacks can serve a greater global good if the technology is utilized on a wider scale. Thus, through this Kickstarter project we embark on a journey to make our backpacks available to the community at large.  Through this project we hope to achieve a critical mass by reaching out to the Kickstarter community to obtain support, feedback, ideas to further the sustainable energy and responsible consumption movement, and to support ongoing start-up operations to reach a global audience.

Our re-engineered patented technologically advanced backpacks provide a source of mobile renewable energy for the end-user in a sleek stylish and easy to use design.  When designing the look and feel of the bag, we took into account that the average military person in the field carried anywhere from twenty to forty pounds of charged battery for each excursion.  Thus, we designed the second generation of solar panels to be light, thin, durable, compact, flexible, bendable, and able to generate 30% more electricity than the current silicon wafer solar panel technology (which if cracked ends its useful life).  In addition, we also took into account that the average military person in the field encountered harsh and brutal outdoor environmental conditions.  By choosing the right material for the exterior of the backpack we knew we could extend protection to the end user’s valuables inside.  We embarked on a journey of testing and experimenting and the end result was the discovery and subsequent use of patented nano-fabric made from polycarbonate hardened ceramics fused upon ballistic fibers, which has three times the strength of leather at a fraction of the weight, is slash proof, abrasion proof, stab resistant, and water resistant.  Furthermore, we took into account comfortability and design parameters.  Each backpack was carefully crafted, designed, and then re-designed for breathability, airflow, and conformation to the individual.  Our backpacks foster and encourage responsible energy consumption, provide a unique end-user experience, and are comfortable and lightweight.  Lastly, we are proud to say that these backpacks were designed and are made in the U.S.A.  The team at ZenTreks is very excited to share what years of research and development have achieved.

Free issue of Vincit Magazine for this issue only.  ZenTreks is highlighted in one of the articles.  Hope you guys enjoy :)

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZenTreks/293878760630991 

*Note:  Hydrogen Fuel Cell not equipped.  Product still under development*

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FAQ

  • Instinct -

    Main - 950

    Large Pouch - 180

    Small Pouch - 90

    Xplorer

    Main - 1638

    Secondary - 253.5

    Removable Pouch - 115

    Endura

    Main - 2584

    Secondary - 343.75

    Top Compartment - 192.5

    Removeable - 302.5

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  • Instinct ~ 4.1 pounds

    Xplorer ~ 4.7 pounds

    Endura ~ 6.4 pounds

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  • Solar Panels of Endura:

    Solar Panel One:

    · Thin (approx. 5 sheets of regular copy paper)

    · Bendable (impact ability)

    · Durable (tested with five 9mm punctures and still generated!)

    · Voltage: 7.20v

    · Operating Current: 200mA (0.2A)

    · Watt: 1.44w

    · Weight: 1.9oz

    · Total Size: 10.6” x 6.9”

    Solar Panel Two:

    · Voltage: 7.20v

    · Operating Current: 100mA (0.1A)

    · Watt: 0.72w

    · Weight: 1.1oz

    · Total Size: 10.6” x 3.5

    Instinct and Xplorer

    · Thin (approx. 5 sheets of regular copy paper)

    · Bendable (impact ability)

    · Durable (tested with five 9mm punctures and still generated!)

    · Voltage: 7.20v

    · Operating Current: 200mA (0.2A)

    · Watt: 1.44w

    · Weight: 1.9oz

    · Total Size: 10.6” x 6.9”

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  • Endura Controller:

    · Inputs 5V

    · Outputs at 5V

    · Capacity 11,000 mAh

    · 16 oz

    · 76 Hours (phones)/38 Hours (Tablet)

    · Twin USB ports

    · Recharging Dock for AA/AAA batteries

    · Comes with multi-tips for different products

    Instinct and Xplorer

    · Inputs 5V

    · Outputs at 5V

    · Capacity 5000 mAh

    · 38 Hours (phones)/19 Hours (tablet) (estimated)

    · 5.7oz

    · Twin USB ports

    · Comes with multi-tips for different products

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  • For the Instinct, Please add $15 for Domestic and $40 for International

    For the Xplorer, Please add $20 for Domestic and $45 for International

    For the Endura, Please add $25 for Domestic and $50 for Internatioal

    Thank you and apologizes on not having that information on the pledge boxes.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    11 backers

    A BIG thank you for your support. As a company ZenTreks would like to see everyone who pledges receive something in return. So for $1 we will send you an autographed postcard from one of our female models. We appreciate your support and hope you consider us when thinking about the purchase of your next backpack.

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    Pledge $10 or more

    1 backer

    For a $10 pledge, ZenTreks will send you a company logoed hat. They come in two separate styles: a stretch-fit or a velcro strapped version. We appreciate and thank you very much for your support.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    2 backers

    For a $15 pledge, ZenTreks will send you a utility key-chain that is laser sketched with our logo. Our utility key chain is a Mini-Multi-Tool and is made from high-grade aluminum. We appreciate and thank you very much for your support.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    0 backers

    For a $50 pledge, Zentreks will send you our company logoed Hiking Stick. Our hiking stick is made of high-grade aluminum, high-grade springs for shock-absorption, and is expandable. It also comes with a snow cap for those who plan to use it in the snow. We appreciate and thank you very much for your support.

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    Pledge $65 or more

    1 backer

    For a $65 pledge, ZenTreks will send you our company logoed Tactical Grade Flashlight. It is truly one of a kind. This flashlight utilizes led bulbs to produce a “bright beam” which can then be focused from a dial to create large surface illumination or focused down to create a concentrated beam of light. This flashlight is made from high-grade aluminum and is completely rechargeable whether from the car adapter (included), wall-charger (included) or our backpack system (not-included). We appreciate and thank you very much for your support.

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    Pledge $75 or more

    0 backers

    For a $75 dollar pledge, ZenTreks will send you our company logoed Multi-Tool. The Multi-Tool is produced using high-grade aluminum. Our engineer design team took the functions from the classical design and redesigned it with a modern day look.

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    Pledge $199 or more

    19 backers

    For a $199.99 pledge, ZenTreks will send you our Instinct Backpack System. This bag was engineered for the urban trekker. Designed for a streamline look and easy accessibility, the Instinct lets you traverse the urban environment with ease. With a mere swing motion the backpack system allows you to access the contents of your bag without ever having to take it off. By pledging through Kickstarter.com, we will also send you the Multi-Tool (discussed above), Tactical Flashlight (discussed above), Hiking-Stick (discussed above), a company hat (discussed above), and autographed postcard (discussed above). The retail value of the Instinct Backpack System itself is $229.99. Our Instinct Backpack System will let you “Stay Charged and Stay Connected.” Please Add $15 for Domestic Shipping or $40 for International.

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    Pledge $269 or more

    10 backers

    For a $269.99 pledge, ZenTreks will send you our Xplorer Backpack System. This backpack system was designed for use for all genders. The Xplorer has an enlarged cargo space for a greater carrying capacity for the urban or outdoor adventurer. By pledging through Kickstarter.com we will also send you the Multi-Tool (discussed above), Tactical Flashlight (discussed above), Hiking-Stick (discussed above), a company hat (discussed above), and autographed postcard (discussed above). The retail value of the Xplorer Backpack System itself is $299.99. Our Xplorer Backpack System will “Give You Power, Anywhere, Anytime.”

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  • You selected
    Pledge $399 or more

    17 backers

    For a $399.99 pledge, ZenTreks will send you our Endura Backpack System. This is the best system we have available! The Endura Backpack System was made for the Extreme Outdoorsman. Here, we combine the power of dual solar panels with a huge carrying capacity. This backpack system was created for long term sustainability on the field. It’s rugged design and added power capabilities will let you travel completely off the grid and stay charged. By pledging through Kickstarter.com, we will also send you the Multi-Tool (discussed above), Tactical Flashlight (discussed above), Hiking-Stick (discussed above), a company hat (discussed above), and autographed postcard (discussed above). The retail value of the Endura Backpack System itself is $449.99. We at ZenTreks hope the Endura Backpack System will get you to “Go Outside and Stay Outside.”

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  • You selected
    Pledge $819 or more

    6 backers

    For a $819.99 pledge, ZenTreks will send you all of our backpack systems; The Instinct, Xplorer, and the Endura. Bring it on Zombie Apocalypse, I’m ready! By pledging through Kickstarter.com we will also send you the Multi-Tool (discussed above), Tactical Flashlight (discussed above), Hiking-Stick (discussed above), a company hat (discussed above), and autographed postcard (discussed above). We at ZenTreks thank you for believing in our products to want to try out each system, and you wont regret it. Please include shipping which would be $50 domestic and $125 international.

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Funding period

- (60 days)