About this project
HALO ZERO - LED Illuminated messenger bag - handmade in San Francisco - BE SEEN BE SAFE
"We wanted to design and create a product that made safety appealing to today's generation. Not only does safety need to have functionality, it needs to be able to connect with society's culture, lifestyle, and personality."—Vincent Pilot Ng, HALO Belt Company Founder
Digital Trends - "LED-illuminated Halo Zero bag aims to show night drivers who’s boss"
Cool Hunting - "The bag combines Halo's LED fiber optic bands with Rickshaw's highly durable over the shoulder messenger bag."
Slash Gear - "HALO Zero LED bag lights up Kickstarter"
Bike Rumor - "Rickshaw Bagworks has partnered with Halo Belts to create the Halo Zero messenger bag to increase visibility."
The Gadgeteer - "This project takes a well respected messenger bag from Rickshaw and adds LED illumination for safety."
Gizmodiva - "keep you shining bright no matter how dark the night is"
Suburban Assault - "The Halo Zero LED Messenger Bag is a good concept, built by some great people. We need to see more projects like this, keeping cyclists safe on the road."
The Bag Collector - "The result is a bag gives the wearer legendary Rickshaw performance and innovative illumination."
Gear Junkie - "visibility upgrade of an embedded band of LED."
Cult of Mac - "Rickshaw, maker of most of my favorite bags, is hawking this neat new sack on Kickstarter."
Dude I Want That - "aims to project a philosophy of Form, Function, and Footprint "
Trend Hunter - "It will make sure you are not missed by drivers to help prevent any potential accidents."
Vouch Magazine - "this simple yet innovative carrier will definitely catch the attention of any driver or passer-byer"
What is HALO ZERO? HALO ZERO is an LED illuminated messenger bag made in the heart of San Francisco. Each messenger bag embodies our philosophy of; Form, Function, and Footprint. Each HALO ZERO messenger bag is created with a sustainable minimal waste design.
HALO Strip DIY Kit (Pledge $39)
HALO ZERO + Extra Strips for customizing hoodies, skateboards, anything!
• Holds up to 13"-15” laptop
• Made from scratch in SF
• External dimensions: 11" H x 18" W x 6" D
• Quick-adjust shoulder strap
• Two front pockets and main compartment
• Velcro closure, D-ring, accessory system
• Durable, machine washable
• Red, Green, Blue, Yellow
How does HALO ZERO illuminate?
A custom patented LED thermoplastic polyurethane fiber optic strip is attached by Velcro to the messenger bag. The "HALO" is powered by two standard CR2025 batteries. There are three modes of illumination; Strobe, Flash, and Solid.
• Red, Green, Blue, Yellow
• Fully removable
• Customizable to your own color preference
• Batteries last 20 hours on Solid mode
• Batteries last up 60-75 non-consecutive hours on Flash modes
Who are we?
HALO Belt Company is a San Francisco based start-up funded by Kickstarter in August of 2012. With a goal of merging safety, fashion, and culture into an essential everyday product, the HALO Belt was funded by over a 1000% of our initial goal. HALO Belts are now available in retailers all over the world. We strive to make innovative products to help make night activities safer for everyone.
Rickshaw Bagworks is a San Francisco-based bag company. Inspired by the creative energy of the city, urban cycling and an intense desire to make great products. Rickshaw designs messenger bags for people who thrive on the urban experience and celebrate the creative spirit. In addition to our passion for bags, we share a strong set of humanistic, environmental and social values that guide the way we conduct every aspect of our business. The name of our company derives from three Japanese characters meaning “human powered vehicle”–delightfully apropos for a company making bags for bicycle enthusiasts, and our metaphor for the strength of the human spirit.
We now have the HALO Strip DIY Kit available. You can now attach the HALO illuminated strip to anything and everything! ;) Rickshaw Bagworks will even help you mount it on your bag for $10.
Your Support and Funding:
This is where Kickstarter comes in. With your help, we are able to start production of the first HALO ZERO batch of bags. We need your support to transform this idea into a reality! The funding will help to pre-order fabric, fiber optics, leds, manufacturing, packaging, logistics etc. Everything is ready to go, we will start hand-crafting bags in San Francisco as soon as the pledging is finished! You can expect your bag to be delivered in late April-May. Increased funding will aid in faster production.
HIGH RESOLUTION PICS CLICK HERE!!!
RETAIL PRICE: $150
Kickstarter Special pricing with free shipping and tax included in the USA: $128
ZERO bag: $100
HALO Strip: $50
Risks and challenges
If HALO ZERO gets funded, we will have to make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the promised deadlines. As soon as funding is finished, we will begin production of HALO ZERO Illuminated bags.
Delivery is expected to be in late May-July. Please understand that since all Rickshaw bags are hand made in the USA, over funding of our project may delay some orders. We strive to deliver high quality hand crafted products to everyone and we put passion into everything we make.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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