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111
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 8 2015 8:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

As a lone traveller, a couple wanting to take a dip together or a parent who needs to keep both of their watchful eyes on children playing in the sea, we take a risk every time we leave our wallets, phones, keys and other valuable items in bags, tucked under towels on the beach which we leave unattended and cautiously watch from the water. Even when there is a large group of you, someone has to sit out on the fun and look after the valuables, and let’s face it; no-one likes to be left behind!

Sadly the consequences of a paddle in the sea can be much more serious than seaweed in your hair.  A freedom of information request from UK police forces revealed over 4000 bags, mobile phones, wallets and cameras have been reported as stolen from beaches across the UK in recent years and these thefts happen everywhere in the world.

SWYMBAGs are the first of their kind and are set to revolutionise our experiences at the beach and by the pool. Whether you’re letting your hair down at the water park, strutting your stuff at a pool party or just relaxing in the waves – you shouldn’t have to fear for your most important possessions, or what might happen if you were to lose them.

Total peace of mind...
Total peace of mind...

Created to look like a regular bag, SWYMBAGs are as versatile on land as they are in water.  Constructed from the highest quality materials, with a luxury feel against the skin and to touch, the SWYMBAG is a premium product built to last and will become your most trusted travel companion. Our patented unique locking system ensures that anything kept within the waterproof compartments stays 100% dry and with a range of sizes and shapes there is a SWYMBAG for everyone so you never have to leave your valuables unattended on the beach ever again.

Shoulder Bag
Shoulder Bag

The SWYMBAG shoulder bag is compact in size but still large enough to keep your phone, passport and other key essentials in. 

All SWYMBAGs are suitable for women and men
All SWYMBAGs are suitable for women and men
All SWYMBAGS can be submerged in water
All SWYMBAGS can be submerged in water
The SWYMBAG shoulder bag can hold an iPad mini, most mobile phones in addition to passports and keys
The SWYMBAG shoulder bag can hold an iPad mini, most mobile phones in addition to passports and keys
SWYMBAG Bumbag
SWYMBAG Bumbag

The SWYMBAG bumbag is a modern twist on the classic, and practical, 80's icon. Featuring three pockets, the middle one is the swim safe pocket featuring our waterproofing system and is large enough to hold a mobile phone and also a passport, the other two pockets whilst not waterproof can hold a number of items such as keys, coins etc.

SWYMBAG Bumbag worn around the waist
SWYMBAG Bumbag worn around the waist
The SWYMBAG Bumbag can be worn a variety of ways
The SWYMBAG Bumbag can be worn a variety of ways
With a SWYMBAG you can watch the fish rather than your bag
With a SWYMBAG you can watch the fish rather than your bag
The central waterproof pocket is large enough to hold most mobile phones and passports, the two side pockets are perfect for keys and coins
The central waterproof pocket is large enough to hold most mobile phones and passports, the two side pockets are perfect for keys and coins
The Backpack
The Backpack

The SWYMBAG backpack is the largest in the range and can hold an ipad, phones, cameras, keys and a wallet, and most probably the contents of your girlfriend’s handbag too. The bag fastens across the body ensuring that your arms are free to hold children or a Pina Colada, swim or catch that frisbee in the sea.

Want to swim to that secret island? Now you can take all your essentials with you
Want to swim to that secret island? Now you can take all your essentials with you
The SWYMBAG backpack is large enough to hold an ipad. wallet, camera, phone and other valuables
The SWYMBAG backpack is large enough to hold an ipad. wallet, camera, phone and other valuables

All SWYMBAGs have a waterproof compartment which features our unique locking mechanism sealing the contents into the bag keeping them safe and dry. This also acts as handy theft deterrent to pickpockets as you are required to open the mechanism in order to get the contents out.   Constructed from high quality plastics and 316 stainless steel components it has been designed to endure repeated exposure to water without any deterioration.

Our unique (patent pending) locking mechanism creates a watertight seal to protect your belongings
Our unique (patent pending) locking mechanism creates a watertight seal to protect your belongings

The outer coverings are made from high quality CORDURA ®.  A fabric which many of the most respected brands, retailers and militaries around the world use when they need to make a product that’s durable, versatile and reliable. Constructed using high tenacity fiber technologies, weight for weight, CORDURA® fabrics are exceptionally durable and are considered the “best-in-class.” To further protect your bags we will also be applying an antibacterial coating.

Most bags are constructed from materials which are harsh against bare skin however with a SWYMBAG your skin is protected by a cushioned soft panel which ensures comfort when wearing at all times. The panel is made from Neoprene, a synthetic fabric that is often used to make wetsuits.  Renowned for Its oil and stain resistance, durability and high comfort levels it was the ideal choice and works in perfect harmony with the rest of the SWYMBAG materials.  

Whilst the waterproof compartment will stay dry, the fabrics will hold water and no one wants to carry a soggy bag so we have devised a method of ensuring that the bag dries in the fastest possible time through the use of strategically placed integrated mesh panels and eyelets which allow air circulation around the bag. 

The prototypes have been extensively tested in factory and real life conditions (as seen in the video), submersed in water for over 30 minutes at a depth of up to 2 metres and contents in the bags remained 100% dry.  

Every product on the final manufacturing run will be tested and certified to ensure it reaches IPX8 standards - the highest level of waterproofing.

Last year we were a victim of theft having left our belongings on the beach whilst we went swimming.  Frustrated by the lack of products on the market which could hold no more than just a mobile phone we set about designing a range of products. After several meetings with potential developers we finally found the right team of experts who understood our vision and could make our brainwave a reality.

Over the past year we have worked with the team to take our ideas and sketches to the final prototype. It’s been a long journey with many prototypes and barriers to overcome to ensure that the product is fashionable and functional, from catering to different body shapes to ensuring that products will be 100% dry and safe in the bags. We are delighted that what we are able to offer you today meets all the criteria we set out to achieve and with your help we can launch this product and you’ll be the first to own it. 

Technical drawings
Technical drawings
Images of early prototypes and development
Images of early prototypes and development

For those unfamiliar with the site, Kickstarter allows us to share our product with the world and is a safe and trusted way for you to support us and for us to launch the product. 

The SWYMBAG designs have been finalised, tried and tested and are ready for production.

We need to raise £75,000 in order to do this. This target must be reached in order to pay for the tooling, set up charges and to hit the manufacturers minimum order quantities. The money you pledge will enable us to meet the cost of these expenses and in return you will get your very own SWYMBAG delivered to your door. You'll also know that you have helped turn our dream into a reality!  

If we don't make the target your pledge will be returned and we will not be able to start manufacturing the SWYMBAGs.

We are offering Kickstarter supporters savings of more than 30% on the RRP by pre-ordering on here and for those who want to help a bit more we have some bonus packages including a corporate supporter package whereby in addition to all the products we will feature your logo on our website with a link to your website. For those who are dreaming of the sunshine we're also offering a week in Ibiza with a day out on a luxury speedboat.

It's been an exciting yet challenging journey and in addition to the development team we've been working closely with there are a few people we'd like to say thank you to who have helped us reach this stage:

Our good friends from Ibiza... Martin, Graeme, Dave, Ryan & Dean, Tom & Benjamin, Mo & Jo, Vicki & Becki and Johnny. 

And thank you also to the amazing team at Ibiza Property Shop and Ibiza Speedboats for the beautiful setting to film and photograph the bags.

                                                              

If you would like any further information regarding SWYMBAGs or are interested in stocking the product range please contact info@swymbags.com

Risks and challenges

We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan. We are working with an experienced team who have developed and manufactured hundreds of products several of which have featured on Kickstarter and have not missed a deadline, but sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark. Should things get delayed we will let you know why and make it right as quickly as possible.

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    5 days in Ibiza including accommodation, a private luxury speed boat charter with Ibiza speedboats and sunset dinner with the SWYMBAG founders plus all three SWYMBAGS. Flights not included (2 people max)

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