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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 26 2014 10:45 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 26, 2014

Chair-Pak: The Amazing Backpack Chair! Pack. Travel. Relax!

Chair-Pak combines a full-size backpack with a comfortable, sturdy chair, bringing fun & convenience to all your favorite activities.

Chair-Pak: The Amazing Backpack Chair! Pack. Travel. Relax!

Chair-Pak combines a full-size backpack with a comfortable, sturdy chair, bringing fun & convenience to all your favorite activities.

$14,673
pledged of $39,000pledged of $39,000 goal
109
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 26 2014 10:45 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 26, 2014

About

Do you have a hard time carrying all of your gear for a fun, relaxing day outdoors? We did too!

Introducing Chair-Pak...

Sturdy enough to support over 250 pounds, and compact to fit in most airplane overhead bins, easy to operate, tons of great features (see below!) and weighing in at just 6 pounds, Chair-Pak gives you the freedom to enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and style.

Some of the great features..

How to order your Chair-Pak

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Chair-Pak is...

Perfect for your favorite activities
 

Easy to Use

 Strong

 Compact

Chair-Pak is about this size of your back and fits into most airplane overhead bins!
Chair-Pak is about this size of your back and fits into most airplane overhead bins!

Chair-Pak will be available in the following three colors (Black, Green & Camouflage), as well as one other color chosen by you! When selecting your Chair-Pak, please identify the color (black, green or camouflage) you want OR head over to our Facebook Page and vote for your favorite color!

Prefer a different color? Vote for any of the colors below on our Facebook page or let us know another you like better!

     Vote for your favorite by clicking the link below!
Chair-Pak goes high-tek with Solar-Pak
Chair-Pak goes high-tek with Solar-Pak
               
  • 14W High Efficiency Solar Panel
  • 10000 mAh quick charge batter bank with pocket holder
  • Full Integration with Chair-Pak
  • Backpack modified to run cables internally (cables not included)
  • smart phone pocket has been added to the shoulder strap

If we reach our intended funded goal ($39,000) we will be able to start manufacturing Chair-Pak. With additional support, we will also begin manufacturing the following models (both will be available on Kickstarter as SOON as we reach goals). 

We can manufacture Chair-Pak "Sport" if we reach $50,000, and the "Pioneer" if we reach $70,000. 

Fully adjustable seating height 9” to 17” - 4 main compartments instead of three - 2 side water bottle holders, one larger - 2 or 3 Liter water bladder compartment - Advanced loop configurations to hang anything anywhere - 4 carabiners & ability to bungee articles - Multiple inner pockets for additional items - Two leg pockets for additional item storage - Bow holder pouch to stow - 2 side cinch strap to attach longer items - Higher quality canvas maaterials - Made to add-on all Chair-Pak accessories

The Chair-Pak Pioneer has fully adjustable seating from 9" to 17" in height
The Chair-Pak Pioneer has fully adjustable seating from 9" to 17" in height

25% smaller than original Chair-Pak with most of the same features – Lighter & more compact makes it perfect for youth (ages 7-14) and smaller adults – Tough, water resistant canvas – High grade aluminum frame

CONCEPT PAKS:

Keep checking back, we have some CONCEPT Pak's we think you will love. Also get a chance to come up with your own conceptual Chair-Pak.

ACCESSORIES:

We will be exposing a line of potential Chair-Pak accessories for you to vote on. Keep checking the project for updates.

Amazon test market sales reviews 2012
Amazon test market sales reviews 2012
                                                                  
                   

From Concept

Witness of a bicycle accident as riders were carrying bags and folding chairs over their shoulders, a chair slid down the arm of rider pulling her into other bicyclists. I thought there must be a way to combine a backpack and chair to be safe, unobstructed while mobile.

To Sketches

To Prototypes

From PVC pipe with towel, to copper and finally high grade aluminum with canvas backpack. 5 prototypes finally achieved perfection!

The clam shell frame design proved to be the most useful as gravity helps open the chair (consumer grade version in the camouflage version). 

To Patents

Four patents in all so far back Chair-Pak uniqueness Four patents in all so far back Chair-Pak uniqueness and Trademarks To Computer

By backing this Kickstarter campaign you can be one of the first in the world to get Chair-Pak. Our seasoned manufacturing teams are standing by to coordinate all stages of production and logistics. Here is our plan to deliver:

September - Launch Kickstarter project and make lots of new friends
October - Personally confirm style, color and quantity of backers, place the tooling orders, confirm final samples
November -  Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials and components, part qualification, Pre-production builds testing and QA
December - Full production mode, fulfillment run tests, QA
January 2015Full Prodution ends, QA, packaging 
February 2015 - Readying for Chair-Pak shipments to distribution points worldwide, readying fulfillment process to backers
March 2015 - Chair-Pak  DELIVERED to Kickstarter Backers, Chair-Pak team to confirm delivery of each backer
Thank you for considering to fund our Chair-Pak project. Every bit helps!

Much thanks to you backers, Kickstarter.com and everyone involved who helps Chair-Pak become a reality. We hope to soon achieve our funding goals, start production and deliver Chair-Pak to YOU!

Team Chair-Pak

Risks and challenges

We started working our suppliers over a year ago rigorously testing their production capabilities, while meticulously testing Chair-Pak samples through several alpha and beta tests. We've been extremely fortunate to have positive results.

However, bringing a product to market has its challenges. Depending upon demand our delivery dates are at the mercy of unforeseen manufacturing issues and sometimes things out of our control, like natural disasters, potential power outages, nuclear war, etc. However, we’ve assembled a world-class team of manufacturing experts to keep everything on track, and we are confident we can reach our quality goals and deadlines.

Here are some potential risks we will be vetting:

Product fine tuning - As Chair-Pak gets geared up for production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.

Manufacturing adjustments - Creating the tooling to manufacture a product of this size is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 60 day lead time to create the molds for a product of this size and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility we're working with tooling manufacturers partners with a track record for prompt quality.

Fulfillment - Sometimes a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with at least one back-up supplier for each component pre-located and my product commercialization experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.

We will be working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, our Chair-Pak customer.

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make the Chair-Pak idea a reality for you by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

We thank you for you kind support.

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    Hi-Five

    Good for one high-5 if we ever meet and..
    +Your name on our website Hall of Fame
    +Be the first to know about future Chair-Pak News, Sales & Promotions (at your request)

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    Aluminum Water Bottle & Nite-Ize S-Biner Keyrack + Bottle Opener & Hi-5!

    A high-quality 24 oz. a BPA Free Aluminum Water Bottle will ensure you stay hydrated during your busy day, AND an S-biner that conveniently clips on your favorite backpack or bag, organizes your keys and ensures you always have a bottle opener handy!

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    EXTENDED Super Early Bird: For a limited time.

    Your very own Chair-Pak is lightweight, comfortable, easy to use & comes with all the features below. (Save $25 for a limited time only!) Available in Black, Green & Camouflage (see "Colors" section for additional options). Shipping outside of the U.S. available for additional fee.

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    Chair-Pak (Early Bird) Be among the first to own Chair-Pak that will help you enjoy your outdoor adventures in comfort and style. Each Chair-Pak is lightweight, comfortable, easy to use & comes with all the features shown here. (Save $15 off retail!). Available in Black, Green & Camouflage (see "Colors" section for additional options) Shipping outside of the U.S. available for additional fee.

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    INTERNATIONAL-Pak - Includes Reduced Shipping. Get your very own Chair-Pak, lightweight, comfortable, easy to use & comes with all the features below. (Save $26 in shipping cost using this special reward) Available in Black, Green & Camouflage (see "Colors" section for additional options)

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    Double-Pak! Two Chair-Paks for you and a friend to enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer.
    Brand New Reward available for a limited time!! BRAND NEW REWARD!

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    Couples-Pak Extended! A great bundle of 2 Chair-Paks + 2 Aluminum Water Bottle + 2 Nite-Ize S-Biner Keyrack & Bottle Openers for you and your favorite companion to enjoy the outdoors in style & comfort!

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    Solar-Pak! Relax and Recharge (Super Early Bird!).
    Use the natural energy of the sun to quickly charge your hand held devices anywhere you are, even in partial sunlight.
    Quick charging 1% per minute with 14W High Efficiency Solar Panel with 10,000 mAh quick charge batter bank, integrated with Chair-Pak. BRAND NEW REWARD!! Retails at $349

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    INTERNATIONAL Double-Pak! Two Chair-Paks for you and a friend to enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer in your country. Includes reduced shipping, (Save $46 in shipping cost using this special reward) Available in Black, Green & Camouflage (see "Colors" section for additional options)

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    Inventors Connect - Speak or correspond (your choice) with Chair-Pak founder Les Ammann, and learn how to bring your new product to market including engineering, patents, marketing, etc... Good for 1.5 hours of counseling (through email, phone, video chat, etc..)!

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    Team-Pak Get your team, family or group set up in style with 10 Chair-Paks !

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    CUSTOM PAK Get your team or family rocking the outdoors in style with 10 Chair-Paks featuring your favorite logo. *Digital logo required

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    Have an itch that the current Chair-Pak model can’t quite scratch? Design your own (see *** below for details), and enjoy 4 unique Chair-Paks!!

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    Chair-Pak (Super Early Bird!)

    Your very own Chair-Pak is lightweight, comfortable, easy to use & comes with all the features below. (Save $25 with Super Early Bird!) Available in Black, Green & Camouflage (see "Colors" section for additional options). Shipping outside of the U.S. available for additional fee.

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    Couples-Pak! A great bundle of 2 Chair-Paks + 2 Aluminum Water Bottle + 2 Nite-Ize S-Biner Keyrack & Bottle Openers for you and your favorite companion to enjoy the outdoors in style & comfort!

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