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The one everyday expandable bag that you can rely on for travel, photography and work.
The one everyday expandable bag that you can rely on for travel, photography and work.
The one everyday expandable bag that you can rely on for travel, photography and work.
735 backers pledged £148,661 to help bring this project to life.

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The 48Hr Switch | Backpack, Messenger, Briefcase in a Switch

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The Vintage Brown All Leather 48Hr Switch is now available. Simply select the reward level as normal and at the end of the project you will be able to select the colour in the survey that we will send out.

                       

 

                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

The more time we spend in the workshop beside our craftsmen, the more we appreciate the way the 48Hr Switch is made. Your bag doesn’t just get made, it is literally taken through countless small steps by our craftsmen and with every hour, it slowly gains shape from a simple leather hide to a finished good.

Each handcrafted bag is unique its own way to the one before it, each is imperfectly perfect. We value how your bag is made and we would like to show you just a few of the steps in your bag’s life before it is welcomed into yours.

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Feedback from our backers has allowed us to further improve the interior. On top of the padded laptop compartment, we have added a dedicated document pouch allowing you to keep files separate from the main compartment of the bag… no more crumpled edges.

We also designed the interior compartments so that they are just as easily accessible when carrying the 48Hr Switch as a backpack as they are as a briefcase.

 

 

 

Ever found yourself choosing a bag to go to work or university for its practicality and then almost hiding it under the desk once you got there? The 48Hr Switch is created with both functionality and design in mind. That way you can feel proud and comfortable wherever your day takes you.

  

 

 

 

The first stretch goal is all about comfort. At 60k, we will be introducing an extra wide leather shoulder pad. We thought it would be an ideal starting stretch goal as it is something that all our backers can benefit from. At 5cm, the new leather shoulder pad will provide that extra bit of comfort while maintaining the beautiful simplistic design. 

 

 

 

As designers, we value how products withstand the test of time. We believe in creating products that look just as ‘clean’, unique and contemporary today as they would have looked 30 years ago and as they will do in the future.

We continuously demand more from our goods which is why functionality and practicality were key when designing the Switch bag. The result is a working balance between a discreet exterior and a smart interior.

 

 

One of the most appreciated features by the Kickstarter team of backers from our initial project was the expandable compartment, so it’s definitely here to stay! 

Know that feeling when you pack your bag to the limit and then you find that there is an extra zip that you can open to expand your bag? Inspired by the larger travel luggage, we are bringing this convenient feature to our daily bag.

Because there is no single ideal size, the 48Hr Switch adapts to your needs by expanding 70% from its original size.

 

 

As passionate photographers, we know how practical it is to have a bag that is adapted to carrying your gear but can also do much more than that, all while blending into your surroundings. The extra camera compartments are ideal for taking your gear on your next adventure and can be easily removed for the overnights stays when maximum space is key.

 

We take as much pride in the way our bags are made as the materials they are made from. 

We use premium full grain leather with a semi aniline finish that preserves all the natural qualities of the leather. Each hide is carefully chosen by our craftsmen to best suit the area of the bag which is being used for with most, small natural marks being being included as we believe that these add to the character and uniqueness of each bag. 

The 100% cotton, 20Oz British made, heavy weight canvas we feel is the ideal material to compliment the leather. With age the cotton canvas will get a rugged appeal which will go hand in hand with the patina of the leather giving it character and unique markings with age. 

 

 

 

 

The 48Hr Switch comes with two detachable straps that can be attached and removed in an instant using the metal carabiners to convert from backpack to messenger or briefcase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a backer of our project, you become part of our team and therefore it is our responsibility to be transparent with you throughout the production process. 

We want you to see and be by our side at every significant step from the point our campaign reaches its goal, to the moment the parcel is delivered to your door step. 

That is why, just as we did in our previous project, we want to assure you that we will keep you in the loop with regular updates. Below are some of the comments from our previous Kickstarter project, the 48Hr Classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have learnt many valuable lessons from our previous project, The 48hr Classic. In addition to our original workshop, we now have a partnership with a second, larger workshop. After having worked with them to handcraft a high number of leather bags for our initial campaign, we can say with confidence that in case of an increased demand, we will have the possibility to cope and deliver on time while maintaining our highest standards.

Furthermore, we have worked with our leather & accessory suppliers on numerous occasions before. Having said this, there is always the possibility of unexpected setbacks, but we now have the experience to overcome them and the 24Hr and 48Hr Switch bags to your doorsteps. Thank you for your trust and for being part of our team.

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    Team Backer Special

    Special leather good available to the team backers from our initial project, the 48Hr Classic!

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    Leather Belt | Colour of your choice

    Leather belt crafted from two pieces of leather & a strengthening material in the middle. Colour & size chosen at end of project.
    Planned Retail £60.

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    Pledge £149 or more About $186

    Canvas & Leather Details | 24Hr Switch

    Canvas & Leather Details 24Hr Switch in the clolour of your choice.
    £149 / $181 / €169 (approx. exchange rate). Planned Retail £210.
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    Includes:
    • 20OZ Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
    • 2 x Leather & Canvas Shoulder Straps
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    Canvas & Leather Details | 48Hr Switch

    EARLY BIRD | Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch in the clolour of your choice.
    £159 / $198 / €181 (approx. exchange rate). Planned Retail £225.
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    • 20OZ Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
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    Pledge £169 or more About $211

    Canvas & Leather Details | 48Hr Switch

    Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch in the clolour of your choice.
    £169 / $208 / €194 (approx. exchange rate). Planned Retail £225.
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    Includes:
    • 20OZ Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
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    • Dust Bag
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    Pledge £169 or more About $211

    Leather & 20Oz Canvas | 24Hr Switch

    Leather & Canvas 24Hr Switch in the clolour of your choice.
    £169 / $208 / €194 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £240.
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    Includes:
    • Leather & 20Oz Canvas 24Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
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    Pledge £195 or more About $243

    All Leather | 24Hr Switch

    All Leather 24Hr Switch in the clolour of your choice.
    £195 / $239 / €223 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £280.
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    Includes:
    • All Leather 24Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
    • 2 x All Leather Shoulder Straps
    • Dust Bag
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    Leather & 20Oz Canvas | 48Hr Switch

    EARLY BIRD | Leather & 20Oz Canvas in the colour of your choice.
    £195 / $239 / €223 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £270.
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    Includes:
    • Leather & 20Oz Canvas 48Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
    • 2 x Leather & Canvas Shoulder Straps
    • Dust Bag
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    Pledge £205 or more About $256

    Leather & 20Oz Canvas | 48Hr Switch

    Leather & 20Oz Canvas 48Hr Switch in the colour of your choice.
    £205 / $252 / €234 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £270.
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    Includes:
    • Leather & 20Oz Canvas 48Hr Switch
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    • Dust Bag
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    Pledge £219 or more About $273

    All Leather | 48Hr Switch

    EARLY BIRD | All Leather 48Hr Switch in the colour of your choice.
    £219 / $270 / €245 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £325.
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    • All Leather 48Hr Switch
    • Camera & Lens Compartments
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    Pledge £229 or more About $286

    All Leather | 48Hr Switch

    All Leather 48Hr Switch in the colour of your choice.
    £229 / $282 / €264 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £325.
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    • Camera & Lens Compartments
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    Pledge £318 or more About $397

    2 x Canvas & Leather Det. | 48Hr Switch

    Two Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch Bags in the colour of your choice.
    £318 / $396 / €367 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £450.
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    Includes:
    • 2 x 20Oz Canvas & Leather Details 48Hr Switch
    • 2 x Camera & Lens Compartments
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    Pledge £389 or more About $486

    2 x Leather & 20Oz Canvas | 48Hr Switch

    Two Leather & 20Oz Canvas 48Hr Switch Bags in the colour of your choice.
    £389 / $484 / €448 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £540.
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    Pledge £414 or more About $517

    2 x Mix Leather & Canvas | 48Hr Switch

    Mix any All Leather & Leather & 20Oz Canvas 48Hr Switch Bags.
    £414 / $511 / €478 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £595.
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    Includes:
    • All Leather 48Hr Switch
    • Leather & 20Oz Canvas 48Hr Switch
    • 2 x Camera & Lens Compartments
    • 2 x All Leather Shoulder Straps
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    Pledge £439 or more About $548

    2 x All Leather | 48Hr Switch

    Two All Leather 48Hr Switch Bags in the colour of your choice.
    £439 / $541 / €478 (approx. exchange rate).
    Planned Retail £650.
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    Includes:
    • 2 x All Leather 48Hr Switch
    • 2 x Camera & Lens Compartments
    • 2 x Dust Bag
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