About this project
Our experience lies in product design, development, R&D, and manufacturing for the likes of GORUCK and Patagonia.
Kickstarter will allow us to deliver on our promise to let product development drive EVERGOODS. By not taking outside investors - the design room is the board room and the board room is the design room.
Introducing the EVERGOODS CROSSOVER backpacks
EVERGOODS backpacks bring an attention to fit, function, durability, and detail that make them thrive in both outdoor and urban environments. 100% designed, developed, and tested in-house in Bozeman, MT.
Civic Panel Loader 24L
Mountain Panel Loader 30L
How to get them
Pick a reward above (you can only pick 1 reward) and become a backer of this project. Your early support gets you an awesome discount and an EVERGOODS backpack before they are available to the masses.
Want more than two packs?
1. Pick a COMBINATION PACKAGE reward level
2. At checkout add the Early Bird price of the additional backpack you want to your total (CPL24 - Early Bird $209, MPL30 Early Bird - $239)
3. We will confirm your order after the campaign via survey and collect any outstanding shipping costs
Why CROSSOVER backpacks?
We aren't pro athletes. We are normal guys who have been working in the outdoor and lifestyle industries for a combined 20 years. We have designed backpacks tough enough for the harshest environments known to man. We love to get outdoors and get after it but we are husbands and fathers leading busy lives. When we do get outdoors we want durable products that work, that have the same attention to fit, function, and detail as outdoor specific gear but have an aesthetic that looks and performs just as well around town. So we created EVERGOODS.
Civic Panel Loader 24L Features and Layout
Our city focused backpack with an attention to fit, function, durability, and detail that make it thrive as an active day bag in any environment.
Mountain Panel Loader 30L Features and Layout
Our outdoor focused backpack with an attention to fit, function, durability, and detail that make it thrive as an active day bag in any environment.
EVERGOODS by the numbers
We are partnering with an extraordinary land conservation organization : The Gallatin Valley Land Trust. 1% of gross revenue will go towards their efforts protecting open spaces and cultivating the incredible trails in and around Bozeman, MT. We figure we will start where we know we can make a difference, right here in our own backyard.
Please note that per Kickstarter guidelines, we cannot use this crowdfunding project to raise funds for charity. We are ecstatic at the prospect of making EVERGOODS a reality so we can begin giving back in a meaningful way.
Making stuff in America is expensive. We believe the added cost to manufacture is worth our ability to maintain a consistent in-house presence at our manufacturing partners' facilities. As a result, we can work inline with their quality and production teams, to help ensure that all EVERGOODS products meet the highest quality standards. It takes a village to make great product.
We do all product development in house and by hand. This is only possible with the proper tools and machinery.
Here is what it looks like:
- Build the design brief (we both review and sign off)
- Source and begin testing all raw material and trim needs
- Explore the brief via 2d line illustrations (we both review and sign off)
- Work with card stock paper to build 3D models (as many rounds as needed, review then sign off)
- Use 3D models as starting point to create patterns
- Cut fabric and build first sample
- Test in the field (by us and other users)
- Review sample 1
- Explore any adjustments via 3D models
- Transfer adjustments into patterns
- Cut fabric and sew second sample
- Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Who we are
Jack Barley - CEO
Jack is co-founder and former Head of Product at GORUCK. At GORUCK he worked on all facets of product development from design, quality control, to manufacturing. He oversaw every product creation (to include the launch of a USA made line of active apparel) in GORUCK's history before leaving the company in January 2016.
Kevin Dee - Head of Product
Kevin's sewing trade is self taught and was refined as a sample maker for several years at Patagonia outdoor apparel. He then transitioned to Patagonia's advanced R&D Center known as the Forge, where he further expanded his knowledge of raw materials, tools and construction techniques with a solid grounding in mass production.
Thank you for your support
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter but not our first rodeo when it comes to all aspects of product life cycle. We are working with USA manufacturing facilities we have close relationships with and our raw material providers make some of the best fabrics and trims in the world and are used by many top outdoor and lifestyle brands. USA manufacturing is done by humans, mostly by hand, please be understanding if there are slight delays as a result of massive orders. We should be so lucky, right?
Kevin and I will be working with our production partners to ensure that quality assurance happens throughout every step of the manufacturing process. We will both personally inspect, in house at our manufacturing partners' facilities, every single bag before they are then bagged, tagged, and sent off to you.
All EVERGOODS products are guaranteed against manufacturing and material defect. We do not cover the effects of normal wear and tear.
While all of our products are guaranteed for life, we do not offer refunds or returns on items received as Kickstarter rewards.
Import duties and taxes are not included in our reward levels. These charges vary by country and are completely out of our control.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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