A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
LayBakPak is a completely unique product. There is nothing else like it on the market.
Comfort is the name of the game- both when carrying the bag and when relaxing on the bed/recliner.
Please note that the weight limit for the bed/recliner is 100kg (220lb)
We set out to make the bag as simple and functional as possible-loads of room and no fuss.
There are times when you will want to leave the bed/recliner out but still be able to go off with the bag.
It's so easy to access the comfort of the bed, wherever you are, and all your stuff stays in the bag throughout.
Everyone who sees LayBakPak is amazed that such a large bed/recliner can emerge from the bag.
There are two sizes of LayBakPak: original Standard size and Small for those who are under 1.78m (5ft 10in) and want to carry a smaller bag.
Important notice: one of the greatest design challenges has been to keep the frame as light as possible whilst maintaining its strength. For this reason the maximum weight on the bed/recliner is 100kg (220lb)
What people love about LayBakPak:
- It's capacity. It carries a lot of gear. Even heavy loads feel comfortable.
- To use the bed/lounger you do not need to take any of your stuff out of the bag.
- You can use the bag with or without the frame.
- The bed/lounger is incredibly comfortable and is quick and easy to assemble.
Like many people I had the germ of an idea for what has become the LayBakpak many years before I took the first practical step to where I am with the product today.
For many years I sat on the beach or lay on the floor of my tent wondering why I did not have something comfortable to lie on. Of course I could have carried any number of camp beds, but you can only do that for short distances:not very practical. Over the years I tried various camping mats and inflatable beds which were not comfortable and took up a lot of space in my backpack or attached to it.
So I set about conceiving something myself with the help of designers and manufacturers in the U.K, most of whom were in East Anglia where I live.
Our goal was simple: to design and produce a high quality, comfortable rucksack with an integral frame that provided strength, enabling the carrying of heavy loads, combined with the facility to extract the frame from the bag, without having to remove the bag contents,and convert it simply into a comfortable bed.
Just because you are out and about does not have to mean being uncomfortable. Why rough it?
With the LayBakPak you can sleep comfortably, off the ground, in your tent; when you're on the beach you can lie in comfort on a lounger with a back which can be set at a choice of angles; when you go fishing you can take all your equipment without having to carry it separately, and have something to lie on while you wait for the bite; at festivals you'll have a bed to sleep on.
LayBakPak can bring comfort to so many places.
There's plenty of space for all your stuff and easy access to it.
Who are we?
Bringing LayBakPak this far has been a great journey.Family and friends have played a key part in getting to where we are today.
Our family have always loved adventuring in the great outdoors whether it be walks in the country, mountain treks, skiing, sailing, fishing or canoeing.
A big part of our LayBakPak mission is to promote enjoyment of adventures, being in wild places and a love of and respect for nature.
What will we do with the funds raised from our Kickstarter backers?
The considerable costs of getting this far have been self-funded.
In each LayBakPak there are 3 elements: the bag, the frame and the bed surface. Each is manufactured separately. A lot goes into each part so it's not cheap to manufacture.
So, the funds we raise will be used to:
pay for tooling and initial set up costs
deliver product as swiftly as possible to our backers
fund further development of the rucksack and accessories
The project's history and immediate future
Risks and challenges
I have been working on this project for over 3 years and it has become a part of me.
During that time I have built relationships with those who will do the manufacturing and, as far as possible, I have kept the manufacturing as near,geographically, as possible so I can be close to it at all times.
Post Kickstarter we will immediately order the production tooling. The lead-time will be 10 to 12 weeks. A short time will then be required to check quality before starting production of the plastic parts. However, during this period the other metal and fabric elements will be in manufacture. I believe our time line for delivery is realistic and deliverable.
There is always the risk of delays due to unforeseen events at the manufacturers or elsewhere e.g with the shippers. However I will be monitoring progress in order to fulfill my obligations to my backers. I have not come this far to mess up at the start. It is important to me to get this great product to you as quickly as possible. I will provide regular updates on progress to my backers every step of the way.
Even though we have what we and others believe to be a great product, we will use the time between Kickstarter launch and delivery of LayBakPak to make any refinements that we consider will make the product even better.