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Securely organise your gear with the freedom to travel with just one bag.
Securely organise your gear with the freedom to travel with just one bag.
Securely organise your gear with the freedom to travel with just one bag.
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The Arcido Bag: Smarter Carry-on Travel

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None of us want to pay to check in a bag. We want to travel with a single bag that we can take on board, that gives us easy access to the things we need. The Arcido Bag is the perfect carry-on bag that protects your stuff and keeps you super-organised.

Choosing the right bag relies on much more than looking good. It’s about feeling secure and comfortable when you travel, with enough versatility to adapt to different situations. The Arcido Bag was designed with your entire journey in mind. From packing to airport security and beyond. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our story

Felix and I met in Edinburgh last summer - we had both been pursuing our own bag projects independently and saw an opportunity to work together. I’d been buying bags and selling them online for a few years but was frustrated with the quality of design. Felix takes pride in designing quality products which people love, particularly soft products. He also loves travelling so between us we figured we could combine our experience to create and deliver something really remarkable. 

We're both passionate about one-bag travel. Our dream was to be able to take everything we need to work on the road in a single bag that goes as hand luggage. As people who work on our laptops, we want our tech to be well-protected and easy to access. We already have one bag in production and on the market. This allowed us to work closely with our manufacturers to create the initial designs, and around 6 months finalising the product. The result is The Arcido Bag!

 Rewards

 In return for supporting the project now, you can get you hands on a number of rewards first, at a heavily discounted price.

 

 

Design Process

‘One bag travel’ is all about functionality and convenience. The concept was to design a bag for those who don’t want their gear to hold their travel experience back. We travel a lot so our target group was initially ourselves although later we worked with friends, family and other people who spend lots of time on the move to understand what are the big travel annoyances which we can address. Following our research, we moved quickly from sketches to prototyping, trialling, testing and improving until now where we have refined the design and developed a production ready sample.

 Production

We have searched far and wide for a manufacturer who can construct our products to the highest standard under fair working conditions. We spent many weeks working with our chosen manufacturing partner and we’re delighted with both the quality of workmanship and their demonstration of ethical business practice.

 

Distribution

 We've tried to be as proactive as possible to ensure that we distribute the goods as quickly as possible. We've paired up with an extremely competent distribution company with warehouses across the world. We know that they're the best for the job!

Arcido

 Arcido was set up to make one-bag travel easier and smarter. We’re based in Edinburgh, UK but spend as much time travelling as we can. Travelling with a bag on your back leaves you feeling more free do what you what you want so it’s definitely the way that we prefer to travel. We couldn’t find a bag that fulfilled our functional criteria so we’ve built a brand to make the best, beautiful carry-on bags.

 Your Support

It’s already taken more than 6 months of hard work to get The Arcido Bag into what we think is the perfect carry-on bag. Now we’re looking for backers to help us fund our initial production run. Reaching our goal will mean we’ve got enough funds to cover our manufacturer’s minimum order requirement. Having received great feedback from product testers and reviewers, we’re confident The Arcido Bag is going to be a success. And we’re looking forward to making more travel bags in the future!

We want as many people to know about our project as possible so we would be really grateful if you were to share our campaign on Facebook and Twitter. We really appreciate your support!                             

                       

 

 

             

 

 

Press 

Interested in writing about our project? You can find a press release and  images here. Need something else? Fancy a chat? Just email us at press@arcido.com

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Between us we’ve worked for a number of companies producing soft products handling all aspects of bringing new bags to market so this definitely isn’t our ‘first rodeo’!

We’ve also meticulously planned the campaign which should mean that the production and fulfilment process runs smoothly. That said, some eventualities are uncontrollable but we’ll do everything we can to prevent delays. We also promise to keep our supporters updated with progress.

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that allows creators to fund projects. It's a way of guaranteeing us customers when we launch our product - your pledge goes into a total pot which we put towards the cost of producing and distributing our product. Once we have enough pledges, we'll have enough funds to go into production.

You aren't charged until our funding period ends. However Kickstarter will place a temporary block on your card for the amount you pledge.

If you pledge, it'll take a few months to receive your bag. That's because our manufacturing time is 40 days, and it takes around 30 days to ship the product to Europe/USA by sea. However, by backing our project now you'll get a much better deal on the bag - all our pledge tiers are lower than the RRP. You're also helping to support an early stage startup, and for that we're really grateful!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    Thank you + Smart Baggage tag

    Approx : $7 / €6

    Your support is really appreciated. We'll send you a thank you email and an Arcido branded baggage tag that connects into lost property systems of 2200+ airports.

    Includes:
    • Smart baggage tag
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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Reusable Liquids Bag

    Approx : $14 / €12

    100% compliant with airline security rules, our liquids bag is a great companion for The Arcido Bag. Made from clear plastic with waterproof zip.

    Includes:
    • Arcido Washbag
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    Pledge £14 or more About $18

    Documents Holder

    Approx : $18 / €16

    Made from the same beautiful material as The Arcido Bag, this matching documents holder has space for a passport, boarding pass and credit cards.

    Includes:
    • Arcido Documents Holder
    • Arcido Washbag
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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    The Arcido Bag Accessories Pack

    Approx : $27 / €24

    Save when you pledge to receive the washbag and documents holder together.

    Includes:
    • Arcido Washbag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
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    Pledge £65 or more About $84

    The Arcido Bag : First Backer Offer

    Approx : $85 / €78

    Get The Arcido Bag + washbag and documents holder for a very exclusive one-off price! Very limited quantities available.

    RRP : £160

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Washbag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
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    Reward no longer available 35 backers
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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    The Arcido Bag : Super Early Bird

    Approx : $98 / €90
    You're early to the party, aren't you? Get
    The Arcido Bag + accessories for £75.

    RRP : £160

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
    • Arcido Washbag
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    Reward no longer available 50 backers
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    Pledge £80 or more About $104

    The Arcido Bag : Early Bird

    Approx : $105 / €95
    50% less than the RRP of The Arcido Bag + Accessories. Limited amount available

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
    • Arcido Washbag
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    Reward no longer available 80 backers
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    Pledge £90 or more About $117

    The Arcido Bag : Kickstarter Deal 1

    Approx : $110 / €100
    Get The Arcido Bag for less than £100! Accessories included. Limited amount available

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
    • Arcido Washbag
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    Reward no longer available 85 backers
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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    The Arcido Bag : Kickstarter Deal 2

    Approx : $130 / €120

    38% lower than the RRP of The Arcido Bag + Accessories. Limited amount available

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
    • Arcido Washbag
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    Reward no longer available 90 backers
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    Pledge £120 or more About $155

    The Arcido Bag : Kickstarter Deal 3

    Approx : $155 / €145

    Get The Arcido Bag + washbag and documents holder at a great discount on the retail price.

    RRP : £160

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Washbag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
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    Pledge £140 or more About $181

    The Arcido Bag : Kickstarter Deal 4

    Approx : $170 / €150

    Get The Arcido Bag + washbag and documents holder at a great discount on the retail price.

    RRP : £160

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Washbag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
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    4 backers
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    Pledge £180 or more About $233

    Final Day Special : Double Bundle!

    Our parting offer : receive two of The Arcido Bag and matching accessories - one for you and one for a friend!

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Washbag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
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    5 backers
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    Pledge £220 or more About $285

    The Arcido Bag : Double Bundle

    Approx : $295 / €260

    Get two of The Arcido Bag for you and a friend! Includes matching documents holder and washbag.

    Includes:
    • The Arcido Bag
    • Arcido Washbag
    • Arcido Documents Holder
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Funding period

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