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The Bootlegger Modular Pack System. Swap the suspension, pick your pack and choose your adventure! Read more

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The Bootlegger Modular Pack System. Swap the suspension, pick your pack and choose your adventure!

About this project

A modular pack system with Super-Tramp Suspension for every outdoor activity! Pick your pack, swap the suspension and choose your adventure with The Scrimshaw Dry Bag, Hopper Day Pack and the Torpedo Hydration Pack.

Our Triple-Tramp Suspension is a new kind of modular back panel that allows the user to swap from pack to pack. Utilizing our patent pending Super-Tramp Suspension you get all the benefits of our existing system with modular functionality, letting you pick the best pack for your next adventure.  

The Super-Tramp Suspension allows you to adjust the pack's suspension with the tug of a strap. Tighten the strap and it's a trampoline suspension, perfect for biking or hot weather. Loosen the strap and the pack reverts back to a standard suspension, moving the weight closer to your back for more stability while hiking or climbing. And because the suspension is infinitely variable, you can pick a spot somewhere in the middle for the best of both worlds.  

The Bootlegger Modular Pack System with Super-Tramp Suspension allows you to swap the suspension depending on the activity or weather. Want to go kayaking or have a play day in the snow and need a dry-bag? Drop the suspension in the waterproof and fully submersible dry-bag and be on your way. Commuting or hiking for the day? Swap the Super-Tramp Suspension to the Hopper daypack and organize your gear. If the weather gets nasty, drop the Hopper inside the Scrimshaw for the ultimate wet weather protection. Trail running, cycling or doing a quick summit hike and only want to carry the essentials? Swap the Super-Tramp Suspension to the Torpedo Hydration pack for stripped down, lightweight comfort. 

Torpedo
Torpedo
Scrimshaw
Scrimshaw
Hopper
Hopper

Designing The Bootlegger

It's been a lot of fun designing and building mockups of the Bootlegger Modular Pack System. Take a look at the process so far that we've gone through in the shop!

SKETCHES

MOCKUPS

EARLY PROTOTYPES

CAD DRAWINGS

What We Need

Now that we've completed the design process, we have to navigate the expensive process of manufacturing and producing this product. With your support, we can put the Triple-Tramp Suspension on your back! While we're close to entering production, your contributions will help fund: 

  • Manufacturing the custom shape and profile of the Triple-Tramp Suspension.
  • The expensive perforated and molded foam that makes this pack so comfortable.

Combined, these expenses make it difficult for a small company like Boreas to design and produce an innovative product. With your help we can meet our goal of $10,000 and be well on our way to bringing this amazing product to market for you! 

Your Rewards


By supporting this project, you will be funding the creation of an innovative product and helping your fellow adventurers do what they love. We have great rewards to offer you for your support, large or small; from a limited edition Boreas t-shirt to your very own Bootlegger Modular Pack System. 

Who We Are

We are Boreas Gear; a small outdoor gear company located in San Francisco. Since 2010, we've been designing award-winning packs that are designed to use everyday: beautiful, practical, hardwearing gear for people as passionate as we are about getting outdoors. We believe that the best designs are simple and accessible and that there's no reason to compromise form for function. We want our gear to be as versatile as the people using it. Each one of us is passionate about spending time in the outdoors and we make it part of our job to get outside and test the gear we design to bring you the best products possible. A huge thanks to all that support this industry and the people working within.

Bootlegger Colorways:

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NEW REWARDS!

LIMITED EDITION Bootlegger Modular Pack System:

Two Limited Edition Colorways:

  • Marina Blue 
  • Kickstarter Camo  

Custom Embroidery:

Your Name Embroidered on the Hopper and Torpedo

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Bootlegger Concepts!

Here are a few concepts we’ve been working on for the new customizable Bootlegger Web Store:

  • Panel Loader Bootlegger System
  • Tactical Bootlegger System 
  • Bootlegger System Specifically Tailored for Women
  • Bootlegger Bike Pannier System
  • Custom Colors and Fabrics

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100K Stretch Goal: FREE Gifts for Our Backers!

If we reach our 100K Stretch Goal by May 8th, each backer will get their choice of one of the following gifts:

Boreas Carabiners: They work great with our hidden daisy chains! Not intended for climbing. One per backer.

Boreas Gear Tie Downs: These are awesome for lashing gear to your packs, such as trekking poles or an ice axe. Comes in set of two.

Boreas Stickers: Great looking stickers! Comes in set of two.

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Stay Connected

Follow us on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boreasgear

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Boreasgear

Newsletter: http://boreasgear.com/newsletter-signup/

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face in bringing this product to market is funding. Boreas is a young company, but we have already managed to create several award-winning packs. We're confident that with your help, we'll be able to meet expectations for this product. We've begun the patent process for the Super-Tramp Suspension and have patent pending on the design. However, given the high cost of materials, manufacturing, and minimum order quantities from the factory, procuring the funds for production is our largest challenge.

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FAQ

  • Yes, of course! Here are the technical specs for each pack in the system.

    Triple-Tramp Suspension

    Weight: 1lb 9oz / 695g

    Torso: 18.5" / 47cm

    Materials: 7000 series aluminum frame with stainless steel stays, mesh back panel, perforated EVA foam shoulder straps and air mesh backing

    Torpedo

    Volume: 13L / 793in3

    Weight: 9oz / 260g

    Torso: 18.5" / 47cm

    Materials: 140D 2-way stretch front panel with 100D robic triple ripstop sides and bottom

    Hopper

    Volume: 28L / 1709in3

    Weight: 1lb 3oz / 525g

    Torso: 18.5" / 47cm

    Materials: 210D ripstop nylon with 420D bottom and 2-way stretch front panels

    Scrimshaw

    Volume: 30L / 1830in3

    Weight: 11oz / 315g

    Torso: 18.5" / 47cm

    Materials: 100D robic triple ripstop body, with 420D bottom

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    23 backers

    You get: Thank you! (digital high five)

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    8 backers

    You get: A limited edition Boreas t-shirt and stickers!

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    75 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Take advantage of our special pricing on this limited edition pack while supplies last!
    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Torpedo Hydration Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue)

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    125 backers All gone!

    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Torpedo Hydration Pack. This unique pack combination is worth over $90! (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

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    100 backers All gone!

    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag. (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    30 backers All gone!

    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Hopper Day Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    19 backers Limited (81 left of 100)

    NEW REWARD!

    We added more of this option for a later delivery date! Take advantage while supplies last...

    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Hopper Day Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $120 or more

    57 backers

    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + The Torpedo Hydration Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    75 backers

    You get: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    29 backers

    NEW REWARD!

    You get: Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + Hopper Day Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $180 or more

    25 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Take advantage of our special pricing while supplies last!
    The Bootlegger Modular Pack System!
    Includes: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    329 backers

    The Bootlegger Modular Pack System!
    Includes: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    8 backers Limited (7 left of 15)

    NEW REWARD!

    LIMITED EDITION Bootlegger Modular Pack System!

    Includes: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack.

    Limited Edition Colorway: Marina Blue

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $275 or more

    14 backers Limited (1 left of 15)

    NEW REWARD!

    LIMITED EDITION Bootlegger Modular Pack System!

    Includes: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack.

    Limited Edition Colorway: Kickstarter Camo

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    NEW REWARD!

    LIMITED EDITION Bootlegger Modular Pack System! Includes: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack.

    Limited Edition Colorway:
    • Marina Blue

    Custom Embroidery:
    • Have your name or initials embroidered onto the Hopper and Torpedo!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    NEW REWARD!

    LIMITED EDITION Bootlegger Modular Pack System! Includes: The Bootlegger Triple-Tramp Suspension + Torpedo Hydration Pack + The Scrimshaw Dry Bag + Hopper Day Pack.

    Limited Edition Colorway:
    • Kickstarter Camo

    Custom Embroidery:
    • Have your name or initials embroidered onto the Hopper and Torpedo!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $500 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    THE WORKS!
    You get: Bootlegger Modular Pack System (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black) + Erawan 50 Duffel + Sapa Trek Travel Pack+ Ti Top Day Pack (available colors: Marina Blue and Farallon Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $550 or more

    10 backers Limited (40 left of 50)

    NEW REWARD!

    We added more of this option for a later delivery date! Take advantage while supplies last...

    THE WORKS! You get: Bootlegger Modular Pack System (available colors: Orbit Blue and Eclipse Black) + Erawan 50 Duffel + Sapa Trek Travel Pack+ Ti Top Day Pack (available colors: Marina Blue and Farallon Black)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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