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Fashion and engineering create the travel bag of the future using the same technology found in racecars and rockets.
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We’ve combined cutting-edge technology, engineering, and fashion to bring you the travel bag set of the future. Made from ultra-strong, yet flexible carbon fiber fabric with luxurious leather accents this bag is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Technology has never looked this fashionable.

If you have ever looked into buying a carbon fiber bag, you’ll already know that they are very expensive investments! Travel bags or other bags made of carbon fiber are rare and cost between $1000 to $3000. By using our own design, working directly with our manufacture, and selling directly to you, we are able to reduce the costs down to something affordable without compromising on quality.

This is the Ferrari of travel bags. Carefully crafted from high-end materials with the sophisticated traveler in mind, this bag can go anywhere.

Kickstarters low res images don't do justice to the Carbon Fiber Duffel. Click to view the hi-res image gallery.
Kickstarters low res images don't do justice to the Carbon Fiber Duffel. Click to view the hi-res image gallery.
  
 

The carbon fiber travel bag is perfectly paired with a carbon fiber toiletry pouch made from the same high tech fabric. The toiletry bag was originally termed the “Dopp Kit.” Named after the inventor Charles DoppeIt, a leather smith from Germany. The Dopp kit was created in the 20th century and just like the duffel bag, was utilized and popularized by the military during World War II. Now combining the efficiency of the dopp kit and the lightweight carbon fiber technology, you have an accessory as strong as its history.

The toiletry bag can be used for holding grooming supplies, makeup, shaving, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, and anything thing else you would normally find in the bag; The toiletry bag can also be used for anything you need to keep organized! It can be stored in your car, travel bag, or carried around as an accessory.

We focused on an efficient design to keep your life focused on the essentials. Unnecessary bells & whistles and tons of useless pockets add extra weight and complexity. By reducing it to the bare necessities, we've simplified your travel packing experience. 

When unpacking, you'll easily be able to find what you need in the spacious interior and essential organizing pockets. You won't have to search the gazillion pockets to find exactly what you need.

Ample storage space while remaining travel-friendly is on the surface of this sophisticated bag. At 45 Linear inches, you can pack anything you would need on a weekend. (45 Linear inches is the max carry on size for airlines.)

The included toiletry pouch has plenty of space for all your grooming supplies and fits nicely within the confines of the travel bag.

Most Carbon Fiber is made from an industrial fiber called polyacrylonitrile fiber. Also known as PAN, this fiber is used to make acrylic fiber, but is also used to make carbon fiber with a pyrolyzing process. The pyrolyzing process heats the fiber to very high temperatures to eliminate everything, but the carbon in the material. At this point, the fibers have a tensile modulus, or measurement of stiffness, of 33 million pounds per square inch. This process has made it so that more fibers can fit into a smaller space, and the benefit is that you can use less material to get the same stiffness.

The strands of carbon fiber form threads which are woven into cloth. The cloth is beautiful and flexible, but it must be coated with something before being used.

What makes it flexible instead of rigid?

Carbon Fiber cloth in its raw state is flexible. The carbon fiber cloth is normally applied to a mold of the final products shape and then coated with an epoxy that cures hard to utilize the high tensile strength of the carbon fiber in a rigid fashion. This rigid state is how carbon fiber is used in race cars, airplanes, aerospace, high-end bikes, and any application that requires high strength to weight ratio.

What makes the application of this 3K Carbon Fiber 2x2 twill cloth so different is that the final product remains flexible. We have used TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) to impregnate the carbon fiber to provide some very unique qualities to the cloth.

Water Resistant

The TPU coated carbon fiber is waterproof. The bag is water resistant, because the seams, stitching, and zipper are not sealed. 

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Stain Resistant

The TPU coated carbon fiber is non-porous, chemical resistant, and therefore won't get stained by anything that you encounter on a daily basis.

Oil and Grease Resistant

If you drop anything oily or greasy on the carbon fiber, it will be super easy to clean off with soap and water.

Easy to Clean

The TPU coated carbon fiber is non-porous, and anything that gets on it can easily be wiped off without leaving any stain or residue.

Scratch Resistant

The TPU coating on the carbon fiber is very tough and resists getting scratched. The surface of the bag will stay good looking longer than any other luggage you have owned.

Flexible

The flexibility of the fabric makes the bag comfortable to carry, allowing it to conform and comply to the rigors of travel.

Self Healing

The material is also elastic and has a limited amount of "self-healing" abilities. These self-healing properties allow the bag to absorb some level of impact, and light scratches while maintaining its original composition. Lighter scratches may leave a small dent in the in TPU which will slowly return to normal.

Durable

The combination of TPU, an ultra-durable urethane rubber, and carbon fiber, one of the strongest materials known to man, creates the ultimate fabric. It's durable and will withstand anything that you throw at it.

What does YKK stand for? Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which translates roughly from Japanese to mean Yoshida Company Ltd., founded in 1934 in Tokyo, Japan by Tadao Yoshida. Zippers are surprisingly an easy thing to not get right, but just like our bags, these zippers are built with quality and sophistication. When making a statement, even the details matter and these zippers are meticulously manufactured through each stage of their process. From the zipper smelting, forging, weaving and dying the material that connects to the final product, these zippers are the standard of zippers.

CONNOISSEUR PLEDGE LEVELS

Make a statement that you are a true connoisseur of fashionable, high tech gear with these carbon fiber everyday accessories.  

$39 (Normally $69) - Looking for some cool EDC carbon fiber gear to lighten up your load?  

  • Carbon fiber and leather minimalist bi-fold wallet. This wallet is an excellent intro into carbon fiber gear for carrying cards and cash without the extra weight. 
  • TRILOBYTE Carbon Fiber Wallet Comb is functional, ultralight, and robust.

 $59 (Normally $99) - This is the perfect combo for everyday carry.  

  • The Bastion Carbon Fiber Wallet with 3K Carbon Fiber on each side, Real leather, and RFID security.  
  • The CARBONEER is the perfect ultralight clip for your keychain and keeps your keys organized.  
  • TRILOBYTE Carbon Fiber Wallet Comb is functional, ultralight, and robust.

 $79 (Normally $107) - The essential pair, carbon fiber wallet and bolt action pen combo.  

  • The Bastion Carbon Fiber Wallet with 3K Carbon Fiber on each side, Real leather, and RFID security.
  • Carbon Fiber Bolt Action Pen is a favorite among pen enthusiasts.

PRESTIGE PLEDGE LEVELS

The Prestige level takes it up a notch to exquisitely crafted carbon fiber grooming accessories designed and made by Bastion.  

$89 (Normally $120) - Early Bird Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch 

Grab a Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch at Early Bird special price. This lightweight, water-resistant, and tough pouch is great for organizing all your daily essentials.  

$99 (Normally $120) - Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch 

Grab a Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch at Kickstarter special price. This lightweight, water-resistant, and tough pouch is great for organizing all your daily essentials. 

$169 (Normally $219) - Carbon Fiber Grooming Pack  

  • Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch  
  • Your choice of Damascus Steel Straight Razor or Comb with Carbon Fiber Handle

$249 (Normally $319) - Ultimate Carbon Fiber Grooming Pack  

  • Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch  
  • Damascus steel straight razor with carbon fiber handle
  • Damascus steel straight razor style comb with carbon fiber handle

ELITE PLEDGE LEVELS

The Elite level pledges are for the most discerning carbon fiber enthusiasts. The CARBONITE Carbon Fiber Travel Bags are the most exclusive travel bags available. You will not find another bag like this made from carbon fiber fabric in this price range.  

Elite backers that would like to add on any other carbon fiber accessories will be able to do so using BackerKit checkout process after the Kickstarter is over. This is the most efficient way to add items.

The Carbon Fiber Travel Set will be shipping worldwide.

Free Shipping in U.S.A

Enjoy free shipping anywhere in the US on us!

Discounted International Shipping

Enjoy cheap shipping to any country in the world. We are heavily discounting the international shipping costs. This bag has to be packed in a large box which makes it expensive to ship internationally, but we are absorbing a large part of that cost to keep shipping affordable.

The Carbonite Carbon Fiber Duffel and travel bag set is a BASTION GEAR + ENGINEERABLE collaboration. It is designed, manufactured and sold by Bastion Gear, who specializes in design and manufacturing of luxury every day carry (EDC) accessories and gear. Engineerable LLC focuses on quality design and manufacturing of products.  

Bastion and Engineerable combined have launched 11 successful and timely fulfilled Kickstarters,  

Mike Navitsky - Owner of Bastion LLC - Sourcing and Manufacturing
Mike is passionate about creating the best EDC gear. He strives to find the newest materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. 

Daniel Bauen - Owner of Engineerable LLC - Engineering, Design and Kickstarter Managment 

Evgeniy Yakimchuk - Videos and Images 

Brian Ellis - Kickstarter setup, video editing, marketing

Susan Hair - Fulfillment manager at Bastion LLC. She takes great care to make sure that all packages are delivered.

Green Inbox - Marketing Team

Funded Today - Marketing Team  

Risks and challenges

BASTION is well established in the EDC (Every Day Carry) community, and has a large number of loyal customers. We sell direct online at our web-store and through many retailers nationwide.

We have a dedicated fulfillment warehouse on the east coast that provides quick and efficient packaging and shipping to our customers. We use the United States Postal Service (USPS) as our primary delivery source. We cannot control for mail delivery schedules managed by USPS, which could be impacted by weather, transportation, or local facility issues.

Delays in production and distribution from our manufacturing source are the most likely issues that we could encounter, but we have a lot of experience in resolving any problems and bringing our products to life.

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    Minimalist Carbon Fiber Wallet and Comb

    Looking for some cool EDC carbon fiber gear to lighten up your load? This is the perfect combo for every day carry. Save $30 off Retail of $69.
    - The Bastion Carbon Fiber & Leather Minimalist wallet is great for carrying cards and cash without the extra weight.
    - The TRILOBYTE Carbon Fiber Wallet Comb is the same size as a credit card to fit comfortably in your wallet.

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    Carbon Fiber Wallet, Comb, Keychain

    This is the perfect combo for everyday carry, and you save $40 off retail of $99.
    - The Bastion Carbon Fiber Wallet with 3K Carbon Fiber on each side, Real leather, and RFID security. (This is a full size wallet with more space than the minimalist wallet)
    - The TRILOBYTE Carbon Fiber Wallet Comb is the same size as a credit card to fit comfortably in your wallet.
    - The Carboneer is the perfect ultralight clip for your keychain, and keeps your keys organized.

    Includes:
    • Carboneer - Ultralight Minimal Carbon Fiber Key Clip Keychain
    • Bastion Carbon Fiber Wallet
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    Carbon Fiber Wallet and Bolt Action Pen

    This essential pair would normally cost you $107!
    - The Bastion Carbon Fiber Wallet with 3K Carbon Fiber on each side, Real leather, and RFID security. (This is a full size wallet with more space than the minimalist wallet)
    - Bastion carbon fiber bolt action pen.

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    Early Bird Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch

    Grab an early bird Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch. This lightweight, water resistant, and tough pouch is great for organizing all your daily essentials. Check the page for more details.

    This is $30 off the retail.

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    Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch

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    Carbon Fiber Grooming Pack

    Save $50 on this perfect grooming pack for the carbon fiber aficionado. ($219 Retail)
    - Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch - This lightweight, water resistant, and tough pouch is great for organizing all your daily essentials. Check the page for more details.
    - Your choice of Damascus Steel Straight Razor or Comb with Carbon Fiber Handle (You will be able to choose this in the BackerKit checkout process)

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    Ultimate Carbon Fiber Grooming Pack

    Save $50 on this perfect grooming pack for the carbon fiber aficionado. ($219 Retail)
    - Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch - This lightweight, water resistant, and tough pouch is great for organizing all your daily essentials. Check the page for more details.
    - Damascus Steel Straight Razor with Carbon Fiber Handle
    - Damascus Steel Comb with Carbon Fiber Handle

    Includes:
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    • Damascus Steel Comb with Carbon Fiber Handle
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    Early Bird Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Set

    Grab an early bird Carbon Fiber Travel Bag with matching Carbon Fiber Toiletry Bag.

    This is $130 off the retail.

    Free Shipping in US, and discounted shipping worldwide!

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    Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Set

    Carbon Fiber Travel Bag with matching Carbon Fiber Toiletry Pouch. Both are made from 3K Cabon Fiber with luxurious leather accents.

    This is $100 off the retail.

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    2X Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Sets

    Save when you buy 2 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Sets. You will receive 2 Carbon Fiber Travel Bags and 2 Carbon Fiber Toiletry pouches. Each set will be individually packaged.

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