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$1,918
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 25 2015 3:59 AM UTC +00:00
$1,918
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 25 2015 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Arcane

We are passionate about helping the modern man simplify his life. We believe the best made American goods will outlast and out-function your other goods, and with careful design, you can create the kinds of goods that become true daily use possessions. That is why we designed the Hinterlander.

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The Hinterlander

Inspired by the timeless gear carried by Switzerland's elite Ski Patrol, this backpack is a modern take on the pre-war era rucksacks that were designed to fit necessities in a weather-proof rugged carry-all. In honor of the lost era of durability and functionality, we make the Hinterlander from ultra heavy duty waxed canvas and the best US vegetable tanned bridle leather. The canvas and English Bridle leather are both pre-oiled and will change color and break in with age.

We have spent nearly a year developing this bag, carefully selecting our materials, and tweaking the Hinterlander to get it just right. We want this to be the only bag you need. Whether trekking through the wilderness, riding the metro to work, traveling first class, or riding your café racer, this bag is designed to fit everything you need. We want this to be the broken in favorite you hand down to your son one day.

Travel ready
Travel ready

 What we use the funding for

We are raising $8,500 to produce our minimum requirement of 50 backpacks. We have already purchased all of the materials, and hope to use any extra funding to continue expanding our selection of colors and designs.

Office ready
Office ready
Adventure ready
Adventure ready
The bag for every walk of life
The bag for every walk of life

 Materials

The Hinterlander is constructed from four components:

  • US 18oz Martexin waxed canvas (24oz weight after waxing)
  • US veg tanned English Bridle leather (Wickett & Craig)
  • Wool Felt shoulder pad lining
  • Nickel-plated hardware

We source our materials from historic US manufacturers. They proudly produce the best fabric and leather out there. Martin Dyeing and Finishing have been perfecting their craft since the 1930's, while Wickett & Craig have been tanning leather since the 1800's. 

English Bridle leather, named such for its original application as horse bridle leather, is meant to be comfortable against the skin of the horse while maintaining crucial durability to prevent unexpected breakage during riding. 

Martexin Waxed Canvas in Forest Green
Martexin Waxed Canvas in Forest Green

Things to note

1. The Hinterlander uses the same leather as the rest of our leather goods, meaning you can mix and match belts, wallets, key fobs, guitar straps, and a few upcoming new products. 

2. The Hinterlander accommodates up to one full outfit, a pair of shoes, and a dopp kit.

3. The Hinterlander is not lined, meaning less weight, more simplicity, and easier maintenance. 

4. The waxed canvas can be treated with wax products like Greenland Wax, thornproof dressing, and an upcoming Arcane product. More info to come.

5. We offer a lifetime warranty on hardware. We will fix or replace any breaks.


Dimensions

The Hinterlander is 19" high, 12" across, and 6" deep. It will fit in all domestic and international overhead flight compartments.

Why the price?

Our price is a seal of trust. We are using the best materials that we can buy, precision manufacturing, and were not willing to spare any expense.  The Hinterlander will last and age beautifully.

Felt lined leather straps
Felt lined leather straps
Bridle leather harness
Bridle leather harness

 Rewards

Some of our most popular Arcane goods are pictured below.

Our 100% Alpaca Wool Socks (made in USA) will be shipping just in time for hiking season.

Alpaca Wool Socks
Alpaca Wool Socks

Made in USA Arcane graphic t-shirts (50/50 blends, ultra soft)

Graphic Ts
Graphic Ts

Made in USA Arcane graphic hoodies (tri-blend)

Hoodies
Hoodies

Risks and challenges

We spent over a year perfecting this bag. We have the materials. We have the first finished bag. Production is ready to commence.. we are prepared to work through any and all challenges that arise.

Arcane does not compromise quality for deadlines, though, and will work closely with the team to ensure timely craftsmanship above all else.

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    Donate $10. We're sending you a good old fashioned thank you card. And street cred.

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    Boot Balm
    Arcane's hand-crafted boot and leather balm, a standard necessity over in our shop, plus a tiny donation that goes towards the Hinterlander. We recommend this for all of your leather goods.

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    One pair of Arcane Supply Company's Alpaca wool socks (made in USA).

    This includes a donation towards the Hinterlander project.
    Color: Charcoal
    Size: 8-12

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    Graphic TShirt
    Arcane's classic made in USA graphic T. Your choice of size and color (slate, oak, or navy).

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    Arcane's Tri-Blend vintage graphic hoodie, your choice of size and color (grey, charcoal, navy, oatmeal, or pacific).

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    Arcane's Tshirt and Sweatshirt bundle

    Tri-Blend vintage graphic hoodie, your choice of size and color (grey, charcoal, navy, oatmeal, or pacific).

    Arcane's classic made in USA graphic T. Your choice of size and color (slate, oak, or navy).

    This includes a donation towards the Hinterlander project.

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    Camera Strap

    This limited edition Arcane Supply Co camera strap is hand crafted using the same cognac colored English bridle leather (tanned by Wickett & Craig in USA). This is not our standard camera strap, and will feature hand riveted copper rivets, copper hardware, a slimmer hand burnished profile, and a hand stamped serial number.

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    Ranger Tan Hinterlander (pictured bag) early bird special.

    Be the first to get the Hinterlander Backpack in ranger tan (retail value $480 USD)

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    Forest Green early bird special

    Be the first to get the Hinterlander Backpack in forest green (retail value $480 USD)

    This color option features the same stitching, leather, and hardware, but comes in a dark green waxed canvas.

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    Ranger Tan Bag, Hoodie and Tshirt
    1. Ranger Tan Hinterlander backpack
    2. Arcane Vintage Hoodie (charcoal, grey or navy)
    3. Arcane Graphic T (slate, navy or white)

    ($586 retail value)

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    Forest Green Bag, Hoodie and Tshirt
    1. Forest Green Hinterlander backpack
    2. Arcane Vintage Hoodie (charcoal, grey or navy)
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    Tag em and Bag em

    This is crazy. We hand deliver your Hinterlander. Then we feature you in a photoshoot that we post on our website and social media.

    Backpack and travel costs included. If you're crazy enough and want this.. we will do it. We can only do this like.. twice.

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Funding period

- (31 days)