About this project
When it comes to travel, there’s no good all-around bag. Suitcases let you pack everything you need and more but are a pain to lug around. Hiking backpacks let you carry the essentials comfortably but their meshy, strappy designs don’t suit airports or urban environments and make them difficult to check. Duffel bags fit in better and can be checked in easily, but are awkward to carry around a city.
Without an ideal existing solution, HANCHOR has made Breccia, the ultimate travel backpack.
In nature, Breccia is a sedimentary rock formed from water moving over the Earth, mirroring the movements of travelers exploring, trying new experiences and leaving their mark on the world. Breccia is made to help these travellers on their journeys and explorations.
With carry on size, weatherproof construction, modular expansion, and featuring both front access and top loading, Breccia is designed to help you travel better.
Breccia is designed with traveler’s needs in mind: Maximum carrying capacity while fulfilling carry on requirements, sturdy top and side handles for duffle bag style carry, Clast daypack attachment, pack-away straps, and a lightweight outdoor-capable suspension system that lets you carry all your luggage comfortably.
- Front Access to your things with Panel Loading.
- 40L capacity lets you carry everything you need while fulfilling carry on requirements.
- Full-fledged backpack suspension system with load lifters
- Duffel style carry with sturdy top and side handles
- Hide-away backpack straps and hipbelt.
- Anti-theft pocket for passport, cash and valuables.
- Clast Daypack attachment.
- Modular accessories for further expansion and organization.
Modular Expansion and Organization
Different trips have different needs. WIth modular accessories Breccia lets you carry what you need for your trip and nothing more, whether it’s more space for gear, a detachable daypack, or protection for your notebook.
Clast attaches for added carrying capacity to your destination, and detaches for a simple and light daypack to carry around town.
For even more capacity, use both Clast Daypack and side pocket attachments for an additional 15L and total pack volume of 55L.
Backpack or Duffel Bag Carry
Bumping into people on the bus or train with your backpack? Hide-away the straps and carry it like a duffel bag.
High Capacity Carry-On
Checking and waiting for baggage is huge pain. Breccia Travel Pack give you maximum carrying capacity while fulfilling airline carry-on requirements. Breeze through airports while carrying everything you need for your trip. No more waiting in line to check your suitcases or standing around at the baggage carousel waiting for your bags to arrive -- if they arrive at all!
Breccia’s only fixed size is the 24x55cm frame making it easy to meet all airline requirements including the new stricter 2014 guidelines from American, Delta and United Airlines. The sturdy softshell construction means you can even slightly overstuff the pack and fulfill carry-on size requirements as long as the contents are compressible
A hiking-pack frame with load lifters means comfortable carrying of a full size load, allowing you to navigate stairs and cobbled streets with ease. And if you do still want to check your Breccia, the straps and hipbelt can be packed away, turning it into a sturdy, duffel-style travel bag.
Front and Top Access to Your StuffNormal hiking packs aren’t designed for travel. Their top opening design makes it hard to access anything not at the very top of the bag. There’s little organization and your stuff often ends up a jumbled mess.
A top loading zipper lets you drop things in like a hiking backpack as well and pack things down for maximum space utilization. With Breccia’s dual front and top access - you get the best of both worlds.
Keep your passport, cash, and valuables safe with a hidden anti-theft pocket. Camouflaged and positioned where Breccia meets your back, the pocket is completely inaccessible when worn to keep your valuables safe, yet easy for you to access when you take the bag off.
Mesh Organizing Pockets
When traveling you often end up with a million small things that you can never find when you need. Breccia has 3 large mesh interior pockets to help you organize these small to medium sized items yet keep them visible and easy to find in a pinch.
Quick Access Compartment
By pulling an inner drawstring, a compartment is created at the top of the bag, giving you quick access to travel essentials. The generous space lets you store anything from water bottles to a sweater, or even down jacket, while keeping it separate from the main panel loading compartment.
Breccia is made for adventure travel. Constructed with abrasion resistant 420D Cordura, and it’s rugged enough to take out on the trail yet weighs under three pounds. A hiking suspension system lets you carry all your equipment comfortably. Compression straps on front along with daisy chains lets you easily attach gear to the outside of the pack. Whether you’re tackling cobblestone streets or rocky ridgelines, Breccia is tough enough to handle the abuse and keep you comfortable on your journey.
- Top-loading 40L capacity for camping and multi day hikes
- Lightweight hiking pack under 3lbs
- Removable frame pad unfolds into a half-size sleeping pad
- Full-fledged hiking suspension with load lifters
- Rugged and weatherproof with 420D Cordura and waterproof zippers
- Compression gear straps on front for attaching sleeping bags, pads or hiking gear
- Daisy chains on front for attaching nalgene bottles and small gear
- 60L Expanded capacity with Clast daypack and side attachments
Comfortable to Carry
Breccia features a full-fledged hiking suspension system. Aluminum stays and the lightweight yet firm M-Pad backpad provide structure and support. An adjustable padded hipbelt, load lifters, and sternum strap distribute the load to take weight off your shoulders and let you stay light on your feet even with a full pack.
Dual Purpose Backpad
Breccia’s foam backpad can be removed and unfolded into a simple half-size sleeping pad, or a picnic mat! This dual purpose design is lightweight and lets you cut down on the number of things you need to carry.
Rack Your Gear
Going climbing? Breccia's gear loops let you organize your equipment and keeps it near the center of the pack for better weight distribution.
Head Out, Rain or Shine
Whether traveling or hiking, you can’t always predict the weather. Breccia uses coated, abrasion resistant Cordura 420D nylon along with waterproof zippers, for a bag that is rugged enough to deal with changing weather conditions.
Breccia is being offered at a special price for Kickstarter. Free International shipping is available during the funding period.
If you want different accessories or products than the standard combos, look at the Add-On Menu and adjust your pledge accordingly. After the project ends. we will send you a survey asking you for shipping information and also ask you which items (if any) you are ordering from the Add-on Menu.
In-House Design & Fabrication
As avid travelers and outdoor fanatics we wanted a bag with all the travel features current backpacks lack, which could also go outdoors with us. Breccia -- A minimalist, ruggedly constructed backpack designed with travel in mind. With HANCHOR's in-house fabrication capability we were able to quickly take Breccia from idea to reality while controlling each step of the manufacturing process. Over the course of two years we tested, and refined our travel pack until we came out with the product you see today, a backpack designed to accompany you on all your adventures.
The HANCHOR brand was created in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012. We have been designing and hand making bags for outdoor adventures since 2010, and our logo symbolizes a chalked hand with a solid grip on a hold. HANCHOR = Hand+Anchor, both of which keep us on the wall when we climb, and our mission is to design innovative, simple, and high-quality bags to hold your stuff for all your adventures. Find out more about HANCHOR at Hanchor.com or visit our Facebook fan page.
Risks and challenges
Breccia is a full-size, full featured backpack system and fulfillment will be the biggest challenge. Hanchor has successfully launched and fulfilled one Kickstarter, The Revolutionary Chalkbag. Funded 4 times over, we successfully fulfilled each backer on time so we are familiar with the Kickstarter fulfillment and delivery process. Founded in 2012, we have 3 years of experience making a range of technical outdoor and urban bags and we have the capability to make high quality outdoor equipment. Besides strong in-house capability, we also have a manufacturing partner that will let us fulfill large quantities of packsLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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