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Stolt Alpha transforms from a sleek business bag into a sports backpack carrying your daily essentials and even a suit, crease free
Stolt Alpha transforms from a sleek business bag into a sports backpack carrying your daily essentials and even a suit, crease free
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132 backers pledged £21,300 to help bring this project to life.

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Stolt Alpha - Finest Commuter Bag for Active Professionals

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BUSINESS X SPORTS X TRAVEL

STOLT Alpha has been designed for the active professional. It is a backpack that transforms from a sleek business/cabin bag into a technical sports bag. It takes you seamlessly from your active commute to the office and everywhere in between, even a short business trip. 

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STOLT FEATURES

REWARDS

Our rewards range from just the garment box to the backpack without the box and finally, the full set with everything included. So you have a choice based on what you need. 

'I just want something to keep my clothes crease-free' Choose the garment box

'I only wear casual clothes and don't really need a garment box' Choose the Casual Set

'I want full flexibility, from business to casual and everywhere in between' Choose the Full Set

 NEAT PACKING

STOLT Alpha carries all the daily essentials including electronics, change of clothes and even a whole suit, crease-free.

ELECTRONICS 

BUSINESS CLOTHES

 The garment box fits a whole suit and keeps it crease-free in your bag.

BIGGER LOADS E.G. SHOES

 EXPERTLY ENGINEERED ERGONOMICS

As runners, we designed the pack with city run commuters in mind but our field test with 40 runners and cyclists in London proved that this is a great bag for cyclists too. 

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BAG SIZE AND SPECIFICATIONS 

STOLT Alpha expands from 20 litres to 25 litres when opening the expandable pocket.

ANTI -RAIN, -SWEAT AND -ODOR

The main body material has been finished with a water repellent treatment and, with sweaty activities in mind, we've applied an anti-microbial treatment on the back panel mesh (and inside the expandable shoe pocket) to combat any sweat and odor. This way the product stays fresh.

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 A high visibility rain cover is also included to keep you visible at night.

HIDE-AWAY STRAPS

All the straps can be hidden behind the back panel when not needed and the bag can even be carried as a briefcase.

HIGH QUALITY DESIGN AND MATERIALS

STOLT Alpha has been designed following these design principles:  high quality materials, superior functionality and simple aesthetics.

STRETCH GOALS

Let's make it happen! With bigger funding we will be able to provide more options and flexibility. Here are the stretch goals that we have prepared.

 OUR STORY

Meet the guy with first world problems! 

Hi, I’m Keijo. I’m originally from Finland but I’ve been living in the city of London for the past 6 years. A couple of years ago I was shaken up by the realisation that my lifestyle with long hours at work and too little exercise was making me fat and unwell. It was time to do something about it so to save time, I started running in to the office and I even got a gym membership. The struggle started when I was trying to figure out how to carry all my daily stuff with me while sticking to my active lifestyle. I found many technical sports bags that worked well on my runs but looked hideous when I got in the office. And I also found loads of cool lifestyle bags but sadly, none of them had the economics or the functionalities to support my active commuting style. I couldn't believe there wasn't anything for me.

Meet the girl, the problem solver!

Hi, I’m Katja. I’m also from Finland and now living in London. After years of listening to the regular moaning and complaints about different backpacks (seriously dude!?!), I decided that it was time to put my product development experience into a real test and do something about it (if only to keep peace at home). I started by buying backpacks that I thought might fit the bill. None of them did. I then surveyed other people to understand if the struggle was real. Yes it was. And the rest is history. 

We can now report that the complaints in our household have stopped and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this product to you all. Hopefully, it will help you too to stay active and moving regardless of crazy schedules. #noexcuses

Our journey so far..

CO-CREATION

We proudly co-create our products with the community. STOLT Alpha pilot batch was tested by over 30 active commuters in London who provided their invaluable feedback to us. The 3 major things that they endorsed where the ergonomics, functionality and aesthetics.

And based on their feedback, we made the waist strap pockets slightly bigger and replaced the chest strap with a thicker material for production.

This way we ensure that there are no design flaws in the product or any annoyances that we might have missed, and that the product that our backers will get is great.

PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY TIME LINE 

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Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

There are always challenges and unforeseen obstacles that arise when trying to bring a product to life. However, we’ve taken the time to implement and validate our processes and to ensure a smooth operation. We have the industry leading partners on board and in addition to numerous samples, we’ve already manufactured a pilot batch of the final product to make sure everything runs to plan. A time line has been agreed with our manufacturing partners and we will work hard to ensure that we deliver what we promise, always! Thanks for believing in us.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    STOLT Garment box

    Get ONE garment box, NO backpack. Save £10 off the planned £35 MSRP.

    Includes:
    • Garment Box
    • Folding Instruction Card
    • Wash Bag
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    Pledge £100 or more About $133

    Early Bird - STOLT Alpha Casual Set

    No need for a garment box? Then this one is for you.
    Get ONE Backpack and ONE Hi-vis Cover. Save £59 off the planned £159 MSRP.

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    • Hi-Vis Cover
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    Pledge £110 or more About $146

    Early Bird - STOLT Alpha Full Set

    Everything included. Get ONE Backpack, ONE Hi-vis Cover and ONE Garment box. Save £69 off the planned £179 MSRP.

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    • Backpack
    • Hi-Vis Cover
    • Garment Box
    • Folding Instruction Card
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    Pledge £110 or more About $146

    STOLT Alpha Casual Set

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    Get ONE Backpack and ONE Hi-vis Cover. Save £49 off the planned £159 MSRP.

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    Pledge £120 or more About $159

    STOLT Alpha Full Set - Early bird 2

    Everything included. Get ONE Backpack, ONE Hi-vis Cover and ONE Garment box. Save £59 off the planned £179 MSRP.

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    • Backpack
    • Hi-Vis Cover
    • Garment Box
    • Folding Instruction Card
    • Wash Bag
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    Pledge £130 or more About $173

    STOLT Alpha Full Set

    Everything included. Get ONE Backpack, ONE Hi-vis Cover and ONE Garment box. Save £49 off the planned £179 MSRP.

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    • Backpack
    • Hi-Vis Cover
    • Garment Box
    • Folding Instruction Card
    • Wash Bag
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    Pledge £220 or more About $292

    2 x STOLT Alpha Full Set Bundle

    Everything included. Get TWO Backpacks, TWO Hi-vis Covers and TWO Garment boxes. Save £138 off the planned £358 MSRP.

    Includes:
    • Backpack
    • Hi-Vis Cover
    • Garment Box
    • Folding Instruction Card
    • Wash Bag
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    Pledge £440 or more About $584

    4 x STOLT Alpha Full Set Bundle

    Everything included. Get FOUR Backpacks, FOUR Hi-vis Covers and FOUR Garment boxes. Save £276 off the planned £716 MSRP.

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    • Backpack
    • Hi-Vis Cover
    • Garment Box
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    Pledge £660 or more About $876

    6 x STOLT Alpha Full Set Bundle

    Everything included. Get SIX Backpacks, SIX Hi-vis Covers and SIX Garment boxes. Save £414 off the planned £1074 MSRP.

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    • Hi-Vis Cover
    • Garment Box
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