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  • Hey Kickstarter! You helped us bring Draggin Bags to life back in 2015, and we are back with unique new designs.  We’ve been busy working on the next line of tough, durable bags, and we know you are going to enjoy them!

Draggin Bags was created to combine three concepts: durability, functionality, and simplicity. We believe in durability to survive the expedition, functionality to aid in the journey, and simplicity to enjoy the Adventure. Join the Adventure with us and help bring these bags to life!

The Bucket Bag Story. . .

Like many great ideas, the initial concept for this bag started almost by accident.  A friend (and really great guy) wanted to see what it would take to make a small leather dice/gaming pouch, with tiny pockets.  He wanted to keep his small game pieces organized while sporting a super stylish, classic bag to rule game night. 

After a bit of talking, and brainstorming, an old-school leather dice bag (with pockets) sprang to life! Then a crazy idea hit us like lightning. What if we scaled this timeless design, and used the best modern materials available?

We've been busy

In the last three years, we went to the drawing board, sketched out visions, perfected new designs, and validated iterations in the field with our testers.  

When considering any bag, there are three key pieces to look at that will clearly indicate the quality and functionality.  Every bag either wins or loses based on these criteria:

  • Design
  • Materials/Components
  • Quality of Construction

 To improve upon the duffel bag, we focused intently each of these critical success criteria.  

Hitting the drawing board
Hitting the drawing board
Drafting the final design
Drafting the final design

We sewed prototypes, tested fabrics, and sewed some more.  Then we went on more adventures, and let others test the finished product. Using nothing but the best, we built these bags with military-grade materials that can stand up to the harshest conditions. 

We tested different types of materials to give you only the best
We tested different types of materials to give you only the best
Practicality and durability was key in choosing fabric, webbing, and thread
Practicality and durability was key in choosing fabric, webbing, and thread

We didn’t take any shortcuts when it came to construction, as the best design and materials call for the best American craftsmanship. From using top-of-the-line sewing machines to strong paracord, we’ve taken every step to provide the greatest bag possible. 

Hand-sewn with attention to detail
Hand-sewn with attention to detail

They’re water-resistant.  After the last campaigns, the number one request involved making water-resistant bags, so we listened.  For extra protection against puddles and wet grass, the bottom of the bags not only have two layers of waterproof fabric, but also include an additional layer of foam that helps keep gear protected and dry. 

Water won't break this bag
Water won't break this bag
Nope, not Photoshop
Nope, not Photoshop

Zippers are often the first part to wear out, so we figured we would get rid of them completely! The wide mouth design allows for easy access without noisy zippers to wear out and break.  

By working closely with our entire supply chain we are proud to offer the Bucket bags at a very low price for everyone here on Kickstarter. Keep your wallet happy and still carry everything you need. Whenever. Wherever.  Seriously, compare the Bucket Bag to any other all American-made duffel bag and you'll find not only does the Bucket Bag offer great features, and improved durability, but saves you a ton of cash. 

Construction

The best bags start with the best materials. Since Draggin Bags only uses the toughest materials, we are proud to share exactly what makes up each bag; We know you will appreciate the extra quality and attention to the little details.

The Impact is the smaller of the two bags you can back now on Kickstarter by Draggin Bags
The Impact is the smaller of the two bags you can back now on Kickstarter by Draggin Bags
The Bigfoot is the larger of the two bags you can back now on Kickstarter by Draggin Bags
The Bigfoot is the larger of the two bags you can back now on Kickstarter by Draggin Bags

The fabric is the foundation of any bag.  We only use the gold standard of fabric: 500d Cordura.  Sure there are many, many cheaper alternatives available, but 500d Cordura provides the perfect balance between weight, flexibility, and longevity.  A special Durable Water Repent (DWR) surface coating keeps the fabric clean and dirt free longer, while a waterproof polyurethane (PU) coating keeps your gear nice and dry. Sure these fabrics cost more, but we know you will appreciate it!

Not all webbing is created equal, which is why your bucket bag handles are made of Cypher tubular climbing webbing. The Cypher tubular webbing is thicker, softer, and stronger than standard webbing. While more than three times the cost of basic webbing, we found the extra comfort worth the splurge, and think you will too!  With a 4,000-pound breaking strength, our handles are Sasquatch-tough.

Strong yet comfortable handles made of tubular webbing (4,000-pound breaking strength)
Strong yet comfortable handles made of tubular webbing (4,000-pound breaking strength)

We also added a sturdy foam layer to the bottom of the bag.  Why foam you ask? A foam layer greatly increases the life of the bag! By creating a shielding layer between the gear in the bag, and the hard ground, the two layers fabric last longer, and gear takes less abuse from rocks.  It is a perfect win-win for whatever you want to do.  

Finally, we upgraded the draw cords on your Draggin Bags, and only use 550 parachute cord, type III.  This American-made parachute cord is famous for its thousands of uses and flexibility in survival situations. With a draw cord made of 550 parachute cord, you are equipped for just such emergencies.  The seven inner strands can be pulled out, and individually used in an emergency as well.

A wide opening for anything you need to carry
A wide opening for anything you need to carry
Close your bag by simply pulling the paracord tight
Close your bag by simply pulling the paracord tight

We use heavy-weight, military-spec bonded nylon thread, and double stitch the few wear areas still remaining after hours of careful design. This extra careful stitching will help to ensure your bag stays ready for many adventures to come.

All the best materials in the world don't mean much if the bag isn't sewn well. That's why we carefully craft each bag by hand here in America.  Our local artisans friends are experts, and take pride in their work.  While we have worked with multiple sewers, we continue to cultivate relationships with the most skilled to ensure the best possible construction. We believe working with small ethical sewing companies makes a large differences you can feel. 

Inside view of the pockets (we like pockets!)
Inside view of the pockets (we like pockets!)

Optional Shoulder Strap  

The optional shoulder strap is made with soft and wide 2" seatbelt webbing to comfortably carry all loads because we believe adventures should be fun. Mil-spec metal hardware ensures extra durability and easy adjustability on both ends of the strap. Our American-made seatbelt webbing has a breaking strength of 5,500 pounds to ensure the real bigfoot would approve. Sure it's overkill—just like the bags. Easily attach your sling with our military grade G-Hooks to the built-in handle loops. To reserve your shoulder strap, simply increase your pledge amount by 15 for each shoulder strap desired. No hands needed! 

Keep it hands-free if that's the way you like it!
Keep it hands-free if that's the way you like it!

 Rewards

     
 

Because Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, we are offering two bag sizes to meet your needs!  While the smaller bag easily replaces the average gym bag, sometimes a bigger bag is just what your Adventure needs.  You chose; the power is yours!

Impact Bucket Bag:

The perfect bag when you're on the move
The perfect bag when you're on the move

Perfectly sized for the quick trip to the gym, toolset, or an emergency kit for the car or home, this bag has a thousand uses.  Some of our friends use it for keeping spools of paracord easily accessible, others take this bag to the gym.  Dimensions are roughly 9.5" in diameter by 14" tall (when open) yielding approximately 700 cubic inches of space (11 liters).  

Bigfoot Bucket Bag:

Pack the Bigfoot with anything and everything you'll ever need
Pack the Bigfoot with anything and everything you'll ever need

The big brother, the Bigfoot lives up to its name and provides the size and features of a large duffel bag. Roughly 17" in diameter and 26" tall, this bag will eat anything and everything. A perfect home for sports gear and equipment, the Bigfoot Bucket Bag won't let you down on the field. Go ahead and pack it full of footballs, soccer balls, and shoulder pads. It works hard and plays hard.  

Impact and Bigfoot, just chillin'
Impact and Bigfoot, just chillin'
Choose the bags for your Adventures!
Choose the bags for your Adventures!

Stretch Goals

Webbing: We have multiple sweet colors available, and want each bag to match your style and adventures.  Help us order enough webbing to offer multiple options!

Fabric:  We locked in great pricing for ripstop 500d Cordura. Ripstop is designed to last longer and prevent holes from growing. If you help us reach the minimum orders need to get the ripstop fabric, we want to upgrade your bags to this more expensive fabric for free!  

Crazy Stuff: Yes I'll shave my beard. Yes, we'll jump into a lake. Also, we really want to blow up a bag. . . 

Help unlock these crazy goals!  Share with your friends!
Help unlock these crazy goals! Share with your friends!

*Swag Giveaway:  This will likely be a drawing with a few lucky winners. We are not exactly sure what we are not exactly sure what this will look like yet.  It will be cool!

Meet the team

"I love it when a bag comes together!"
"I love it when a bag comes together!"

Garrett Lommatsch, Founder. (2 a.m sewing wizard). Draggin Bags

The social one, drop a comment and say "hi" on your favorite platform!
The social one, drop a comment and say "hi" on your favorite platform!

Joshua Jamias, Marketing & PR. (Social media oracle, dropping tough-bag knowledge one post at a time). Jamias Creative 

The one behind the good photos
The one behind the good photos

 Makenzie Jamias, Photography. (If it looks good, Makenzie did it). Jamias Creative  

Kory, Master Sewer and bag building expert
Kory, Master Sewer and bag building expert

Kory Brown, Sewing partner and expert who will help hand-craft your bags! (AKA: Industrial-thread-injection Maestro).  Bergspitze Customs

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Risks and challenges

We’ve learned a great deal from our previous Kickstarter projects, and know there are many variables involved in getting a great product into your hands. Since our last Kickstarter, we’ve improved our sourcing and manufacturing to reduce risk. We have working prototypes and are confident we can give you the best adventure bag ever: a Draggin Bag.

While surprises sometimes do happen, in spite of the best-laid plans, we will keep you all up to date with any unexpected variables. We are confident in our team and partners and know we have the grit and flexibility to overcome any challenge (just like our bags)!

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