We produced a limited quantity of bags in 2015 to validate our design and material choices and to see if we could create the "World's Toughest Duffel Bag". After getting a ton of feedback, refining the smallest of design details, dialing in our materials and building countless prototypes, we are ready to launch our flagship bag. Introducing The DAVE Jr Duffel 2.0 - We know it will be the toughest duffel bag you'll ever own, and we stand behind that with a LIFETIME WARRANTY!
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Want to know how much you can fit into The DAVE Jr? Here is a quick video showcasing just how much you can easily pack into the bag with room to spare.
Packing List (From Above Video)
- T-shirt #1
- T-shirt #2
- Jogging Pants
- AMABILIS Stash Capsule
- Wool Cap
- AMABILIS Flask
- Water Bottle
- AMABILIS Organizer
NOTE: The top end panel opening and side zipper both access the main compartment. The smaller zippered compartment above the Velcro flag patch is a separate secure compartment.
Our bag comes in 3 awesome colors, which you will be able to pick once the campaign has ended.
Dimensions: 18" x 10"
Capacity: 23 liters/1413 cu. in
So you might be asking yourself, what is SuperFabric and why does it make the bag so awesome? SuperFabric is a patented technology which takes fabric and overlays it with tiny ceramic armor plates ("guard plates") in a specific arrangement. The gaps between guard plates allow complete flexibility. SuperFabric is designed to deliver unequalled abrasion durability and a wide range of additional performance features...
1. Stain Resistant: Protects from a variety of stains like inks, oils, dirt, mud, grime, etc. Can also easily be washed-off and is very low maintenance.
2. Abrasion Resistant: Provides a flexible barrier from abrasions, scruffs and scrapes.
3. Water Resistance: Since it's on the bottom of the bag don't be afraid to put the bag on wet ground. The stuff inside your bag will be completely dry.
4. Slash Resistant: Cannot be torn or sliced like other fabrics - cotton, nylon, etc. and it also wont snag, fray or tear!
Made from the same durable 18-ounce waterproof tarpaulin and armor plated SuperFabric as the duffel, you can securely stow your valuables in the Stash Capsule for years to come. The high performance fabrics protect your belongings while the internal zippered pocket lets you separate important things like credit cards or IDs confidently. Use it for toiletries, small electronics, tactical concealment, a first-aid kit, or for carrying any other essentials.
Comes in the same colors as The DAVE Jr Duffel so you can have a matching set!
Dimensions: 7.5" x 4" x 1.5"
Capacity: 40 cu. in
The Organizer is small handy modular pocket. It is Velcro backed for easy on/off usage on either size DAVE Duffel or anything with a Velcro patch. It provides quick access for everyday carry items. It is sleek, low in profile and durable.
- Window ID slot is great for your gym card
- Money stash pocket holds bills and any small paper item
- Card holder slot holds several of whatever card you want close at hand
- Quick access secret pocket (no flap lifting) can be found behind main pockets. Velcro secured.
- Pen keeper conveniently holds a pen, Sharpie or pen light
- Magnetic closure is web reinforced
- Web lift tab for easy grab and durability
- Waterproof 18oz tarpaulin provides excellent protection from the elements
Dimensions: 4" x 4"
Here are a few reviews from the original The DAVE Duffel 1.0 we made in 2015. As you can see people love the bag and The DAVE Jr Duffel 2.0 is even better!
Let's make this project even cooler!
Here is what you can pledge for in the the campaign - FREE U.S. Shipping
Curious about the duffels name? "The DAVE Jr Duffel 2.0" is named after our dear friend David L. Ruiz. He inspired not only the duffel's design, but all that we do. He taught us to always take the high road and never cut any corners.
Here is a little information on the AMABILIS team...
Eric Von Holten: Pack/Bag Design
An industrial designer by trade, Eric works as a developer in our gear category. He is also known for doing double duty modeling bags for photo shoots around Portland, OR.
Marty Wahl: Pack/Bag Design Lead
A 16 year veteran of the bag and luggage industry with experience across a broad range of products including outdoor, luggage, urban lifestyle, back to school and accessories. Marty cut his design teeth at industry leaders The North Face and Eagle Creek.
Jeff Selin: Dojo Agency
Jeff and his team provide branding strategy, web and graphic design. They assist with unpealing the layers of the AMABILIS story and bring our visions to life.
Brian Abrams: Founder & Chief Product Tester
A 25 year veteran of the outdoor and tactical markets with extensive design, production and business management experience. A product visionary who walks the walk, lives and breathes performance products and subscribes to a mountain inspired lifestyle centered around endurance sports.
Risks and challenges
If The DAVE Jr Duffel 2.0 is successfully funded, we will immediately place a purchase order with our manufacturing partner, a well established vendor of many premium brands around the world. Our manufacturer, as well as others in the supply chain are all set and ready to begin performing once they receive our green light to proceed. The funding will be used for material acquisition, production and fulfillment.
Although we are experienced in the process of bringing product to market on time, there is always the chance for unplanned circumstances that arise during the production period. Our past experience will help in recognizing problems and resolving the issues quickly and efficiently. We are a premium brand hyper-focused on delivering the highest quality product we can and providing our valued customers with a top notch shopping experience from beginning to end.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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