Hackpack: The 4-In-1 Commuter Bag
An extremely versatile bag that lets you wear it like a backpack or sling when commuting to work and switch it to a briefcase or messenger bag once you arrive.
We Hit our Funding Goal!
We are thrilled to have met our funding goal and can't wait to get Hackpack to all our Backers. If we are able to raise an additional $20,000, then we will be able to manufacture Hackpack in Black! See our FAQ for more details!
People are Talking About Hackpack!
It is important to look professional in the workplace. Briefcases and laptop bags provide the necessary aesthetic for looking good in the office but are impractical once you leave. They lack storage, can be uncomfortable to travel with, and are clumsy when speed and efficiency are needed. Backpacks and slings are comfortable options for carrying everything needed for a day however, they lack formality for workplace settings and can make you feel out of place.
Hackpack is the best of both worlds. The messenger and briefcase looks are right at home in the office. When you are on the go and need your hands-free, the backpack and sling configurations allow you to keep your items comfortably close and secure.
This amazingly lightweight bag doesn't add more weight to carry. The exterior is a durable black and gray nylon material that is easy to keep clean and stands up to wear and tear.
Check out this close-up! You'll see it's woven with black and white threads, giving Hackpack an overall grey appearance.
Hackpack converts into 4 different configurations making you ready for any situation! No matter how you commute to work Hackpack transforms to boardroom-ready in seconds.
The briefcase stands up on its own without flopping over like most soft briefcases. It fits perfectly under airplane seats giving you a worry-free commute.
Hidden briefcase handles on Hackpack streamline the design when they are not in use.
They simply slide down inside the bag into a snug compartment and out of view. They are easy to grab and pull out when needed and rounded to comfortably sit in the palm of your hand.
Every Hackpack comes with a padded over-the-shoulder strap that easily clips onto 2 metal jump rings. This comfortable and easy going configuration makes it easy to grab and go while looking professional and at ease. Simply tuck the strap back into the bag when it's not in use.
Hackpack easily transforms into a backpack within seconds. A hidden pocket on the back of the bag reveals 2 backpack straps. They are ergonomically curved and padded to provide maximum comfort.
They clip onto hidden jump rings on the bottom of the bag. These sturdy metal jump rings are hidden behind a flap of fabric to keep Hackpack's design minimal and not overly complicated.
Airport Travel - The backpack straps can be clipped criss-cross when traveling and you want to put Hackpack on top of your suitcase around the handle. Hackpack will not fall off to the side or flip around to the front - we put it to some crazy tests! Plus Hackpack fits perfectly under the seat inf ront of you.
You can wear Hackpack like a sling by simply using only one of the backpack straps and connecting it to the opposing jump ring.
This allows you to wear the bag most comfortable for you by utilizing either the left or right strap. Simply, tuck in the unused strap back into the backpack pocket. The sling is the perfect option for when you want to keep your items close to you for safeguarding say on a crowded bus or metro while also keeping your hands free.
Organization and hidden features that make Hackpack unique and the best work bag you'll ever own.
Expander Zipper - The Hackpack has a 360-degree expansion zipper that allows you to double the amount of storage space. This core feature lets you travel and carry everything you need without overloading your bag. You'll never have to cram items into your bag again.
Laptop storage - Hackpack can fit multiple laptops and iPads within one bag. It can fit a laptop up to 15 inches in the dedicated laptop compartment. The microsuede interior fabric is gentle enough to keep your items protected from scratches but durable for easy cleaning and can take a beating. We've tried!
Laptop Fastener - The laptop compartment is secured with a magnetic flap that allows for easy grab-and-go but keeps items safely secured. You can take out your laptop with one only hand. No more fighting with your bag.
Hidden Keychain Clip - A conceal keychain clip is located on the front zipper of Hackpack. Never lose your keys again keeping them right at your fingertips, without the possibility of them falling out and getting buried at the bottom of the bag.
Cargo net - The interior compartment of Hackpack contains a cargo net that reduces bulk by compressing your items and keeping them secure. This is an ideal location for running shoes or an extra change of clothing.
180 degree fold out - The laptop portion of Hackpack folds out flat to allow for easy packing. You can easily zip up clothing or papers for wrinkle-free storage.
Hardware - Sturdy metal hardware in Bronze-finish keeps Hackpack reliable and durable time and time again with YKK Zippers.
16"W x 12.25" H x 4"D
16"W x 12.25" H x 6"D
13"W x 9"H
12"W x 9"H
We put Hackpack through several load tests to make sure Hackpack can stand up to anything. Here's what we did:
Jerk Test Bags with handles often need to withstand a sudden force. For example, if you go to lift a bag quickly, you want to be sure that pulling on the handles suddenly won’t rip the bag.
Testing: We loaded Hackpack with 25 lb weights and dropped it from 1 meter high off a bar testing the backpack straps.
Results: Pass - no signs of damage!
Fatigue Test Just as a bag’s handles are important for carrying a bag, other parts are intended to keep the contents of the bag inside during transport. Tests for bags and suitcases should also include fatigue testing designed to check the durability of the bag’s fasteners.
Testing: We have carried Hackpack non-stop for several months stuffing it with as many things as possible.
Results: Pass - no signs of damage!
Drop Test Some tests for bags and suitcases are meant to simulate rough handling experienced during travel. Luggage, in particular, is often roughly tossed around as it’s loaded and unloaded at airports and hotels.
Testing: We filled Hackpack is 56 lbs and dropped it from one meter high on all 6 sides. (Yes people were staring at us like we were crazy).
Results: Pass - no signs of damage
Load Testing A bag’s ability to withstand a certain weight without falling apart is essential. The load test is performed on bags with handles.
Testing: We loaded Hackpack with 20 lbs and let is hang for 4 hours.
Results: Pass - no signs of damage!
Hackpack stood up to all 4 of these tests and still looks great. The only thing that was worn out was us after all the heavy weight lifting. (Seriously...)
How to Back Us
1. Choose a reward level.
You can choose one reward level to back this project. You cannot choose 2 reward levels for the same Kickstarter account. You can change your pledge amount and reward selection for as long as a project is live.
Every back will be added to our wall of Backers on our website here!
2. That's it for now!
Shipping information will be collected after the campaign ends.
We can't wait to get Hackpacks into your hands. We built this timeline with conservative estimates while keeping in mind good things are hard to wait for! Hackpacks will arrive just in time to look good for Spring.
We ship Delivered duty paid (DDP) - Which means, we bear the risks and costs, including duties, taxes and other charges of delivering the goods thereto, cleared for importation to your country so you don't have to! In other words, we have paid for all duties and taxes for your country upfront so you won't have hidden costs or delays in receiving your Hackpack.
We currently offer Hackpacks in these countries: USA, Canada, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Japan, and Singapore. If yours is not listed send us a message and we will work on adding it!
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We can't say thank you enough for all your support and enthusiasm for Hackpack! We can't wait for you to receive your very own Hackpack to enjoy and love as much as we do.
Risks and challenges
We are Kickstarter enthusiasts ourselves and have participated in many campaigns so we know what a great experience funding a project should be like! We don't want to let anyone down - especially someone who believes in us!
Supplier - Our supplier has 15 years of experience manufacturing and shipping products. They are reliable, highly dedicated, and downright amazing people to work with. They have just as much passion and enthusiasm for Hackpack as we do and we are delighted to be working with them.
Fulfillment - we have a talented team lined up to make sure everything goes smoothly! They are located right here in Los Angeles with a highly personable and experienced staff.
You are viewing prototypes, so expect the final product to be even more polished and of supreme quality.
Getting our product through US customs may cause a delay, however, we built this possibility into our timing so we will always strive to over-deliver rather than under!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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