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X-PAK™ | The Ultimate Backpack Alternative
X-PAK™ | The Ultimate Backpack Alternative
The perfectly-sized and highly adaptable everyday crosspack, that functions like a wearable extension of your pockets.
The perfectly-sized and highly adaptable everyday crosspack, that functions like a wearable extension of your pockets. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
WHY NEED AN ALTERNATIVE?
In recent years, smartphones have increased in size and no longer fit in our pockets. But, with backpacks large and cumbersome, our choices to carry just the basic daily essentials are limited.
And as today's active lifestyle becomes more boundless from the city to the outdoors, we wanted to create the perfect sized everyday bag that functions as an extension of your pocket. Smaller than a backpack, yet highly versatile to adapt to your ever-changing carry needs, style and environment.
Introducing our Carrywear™ collection: X-PAK PRO™ and X-PAK ONE™.
INTRODUCING THE X-PAK PRO & X-PAK ONE:
The X-PAK (pronounced cross-pack) are unisex, multipurpose, multi-functional everyday gear for the urban dwellers with an active lifestyle. Designed to adapt to your daily activities and carry needs. With superb organizational features, it combines top quality material, components and craftsmanship.
A unique vertically integrated rolltop design to change the way you look and carry. A true balance and purity of form and function.
See below Material & Component Details for further details.
THE X-PAK PRO :
The larger of the two styles to fit up to a 13" laptop, and organizational features to meet all your carry needs. With two independent compartments, and a capacity of 10L to 17L when expanded, the bag can be used for work, travel or for leisure. The ultimate all-arounder for the city and beyond.
The X-PAK PRO in 360° View (shoulder strap tucked inside rear panel).
The X-PAK ONE:
A more compact size from its bigger sibling, but packing numerous features in its smaller form. A highly versatile bag that can transform to your needs and lifestyle; from a shoulder bag, hand bag, waist pack to a bike pack. Volume capacity of 4L to 7L when expanded.
The X-PAK ONE in 360° View (shoulder strap tucked inside rear panel).
Expands To Your Needs:
Increase storage capacity for both X-PAK PRO and X-PAK ONE by expanding the outer shell (rolltop) to its maximum size. X-PAK PRO will add another 7L, while the X-PAK ONE will add 3L more.
Choose Your Carry Mode:
We all have different preference in the way we carry. So we designed the X-PAKs to be worn in multiple styles as shown below. From cross-body, single shoulder, or hand-carry using the optional handle grip (see ADD-ON DETAILS section below).
And for the X-PAK ONE, the bag can also be worn as a waist pack or converts into a bike pack with the optional bike pack strap kit (see ADD-ON DETAILS section below).
By creating two separate compartments and integrating a foldable outer shell, the X-PAK can expand in size to meet your carry needs. From a rolled/folded closure, center buckled or expanded for maximum capacity.
Shown below in the order of Rolled - Expanded - Buckled (repeat).
By adjusting the way you fold and buckle the front shell, the bag gives three unique looks to fit your style, preference and carry needs.
Top view of each of the 3 configurations. Shown below in the order of Rolled - Expanded - Buckled (repeat).
Shoulder/Hip Strap Storage:
Both the X-PAK PRO and X-PAK ONE can covert to become a hand bag using the optional removable handle grip (see ADD-ON DETAILS section for more information).
Similarly, tuck in the strap hook into the pocket (wearable on either right or left shoulder).
X-PAK PRO FEATURES -
The X-PAK PRO is the larger size of the two styles available. Packed with features in a clean, minimalistic design.
Designed to keep your daily and travel essentials organized and secured. And using bright orange interior lining to make it easier to see and find in the dark, inspired by the iconic bomber jackets.
Expandable Front Compartment:
The front compartment (outer shell) can be expanded for more capacity when you need it. Whether for a weekend getaway or a run to the gym, the X-PAK PRO is capable of handling all your carry needs in different situations.
Two Main Compartments:
X-PAK's are designed with two separate compartments, the front outer shell, and the main body. This design of combination allows for maximum functionality to fit various scenarios of the modern active lifestyle.
Vertically Integrated Rolltop Design:
The unique vertically integrated rolltop design is an eye-catcher, but also highly functional. Simply roll it and buckle each ends to secure the bag for a more compact, weather protected configuration.
X-PAK ONE FEATURES -
Two Main Compartments:
The two independent compartment structure is the same as the X-PAK PRO, the front outer shell and the main body. This design of combination allows for multiple use and functionality for people on the go.
COLOR OPTIONS -
Choose from two color options, BLACK or WHITE, for both the X-PAK ONE and X-PAK PRO.
Interior Lining/Fabric Color:
For the interior fabric, we purposely chose brighter/lighter colors for our lining. While black tends to be the more common color, we took inspiration from the iconic MA-1 fighter pilot jacket (aka bomber jacket). An orange liner was used to help promote visibility during rescue missions in the event of a plane crash. While our bags are not reversible like the jackets, it may help to see your belongings better in the dark.
ADD-ON DETAILS -
1) External Compression Straps w/ Buckle Release Points
Our compression straps are designed specifically for use with the X-PAK collection to secure items outside of the bag. Such as yoga mats, camera tripods and more.
Made using custom aluminum hooks, durable 0.75" (20mm) nylon webbings and high quality buckles from ITW Nexus.
2) Removable Handle Grip
Besides the shoulder, both X-PAX PRO and X-PAX ONE are designed to be carried by hand using the detachable handle grip.
The Handle Grip can be attached to the multi-purpose attach points that wraps around the main body of both X-PAK PRO and X-PAK ONE.
3) Bike Pack Strap Kit
The X-PAK ONE can convert to a bicycle pack by attaching it to the handle bar using the Bike Pack Strap Kit.
The velcro straps provide quick and easy process to attach the bag on the handle bar. In addition, the Stem Tube Strap gives a more secure fit with less movement while riding the bike.
FEATURES & SPEC COMPARISON
A side-by-side comparison of the key features and specs of the two models, X-PAK ONE and X-PAK PRO.
NOTE: We have seen the word "waterproof" bags being used loosely at times. To us, a bag that is "waterproof" means it can be submerged underwater without a drop of H20 soaking into the interior. This type of bag requires a specialized fabrication and material, and may not be suitable for daily use.
Our bags are weather resistant, meaning it can withstand light rain, shower, snow or other elements (such as a soda spilling on your bag, yikes!). But, we do not recommend standing in the elements forever...as you may also catch a cold, achoo!
We have used a unique waterproof fabric on the outer front shell. Also, the fabric used on the main body is PU coated to repel water as well. Exposed zippers are weatherproof zippers from class-leading YKK, combined with a design to conceal zippers to be less exposed to the elements. However, the bag is not "waterproof" in its truest meaning. So we would not recommend diving into the ocean with our bags...
MATERIAL & COMPONENT DETAILS -
X-PAK's are built using top-grade materials and components from tried-and-tested industry leaders in their respective fields.
The fabric used for the front outer shell compartment is produced in the USA. It is unique in that it is 4 layers laminated together instead of just one layer with PU coating, like many backpacks in the market.
The layers are: DWR water repellant coating, woven nylon face fabric for abrasion resistance, X-Ply polyester yarn insert for bias stability and tear strength, clear film for waterproof and stretch control, and woven polyester backing for seam strength and durability.
Also using high-quality YKK zippers and plastic parts, combined with ITW's modern, durable yet lightweight buckles.
And the main body is constructed using a more rugged and abrasion resistant, 1680D ballistic nylon, which is similar to that of many travel luggages made of fabric (vs plastic casing).
We carefully sourced and selected each and every aspect of our bags.
At the same time, we did not want to ruin the aesthetics by unnecessary branding. To keep with our intention of producing a clean, minimalistic style in its most efficient and purest form, there are no eye-catching logos on our bags. Just hidden in places for only you, the backers, to see. Can you find them all?
We stand behind the quality of our bags with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty applies for the duration of the original purchaser. If you discover a material or manufacturing defect, we will replace or repair the item at our discretion.
This warranty does not cover any products that have suffered any damage, including but not limited to, misuse, loss, accidents, or any modification made to the product. Please also note that general wear and tear is not considered a material or manufacturing defect, and is therefore not covered by this warranty.
PRODUCTION TIMELINE -
Since inception in summer of 2016, we have been working closely with the same manufacturing partner overseas. They have vast experience and skilled craftsmen to produce high quality soft goods products. With their support, we have gone through countless rounds of sampling and prototypes to get to where we are today.
For this reason, they know our bags. But, more importantly, they know our high standards for quality and craftsmanship required. And they are now ready to start production once we give the green light.
Based on our years of experience in working with oversea partners and the logistics involved to ship across the Pacific, below is our projected timeline. We will do our utmost best to keep to this schedule and notify any issues and/or delays that may occur along the way.
ABOUT US -
Who We Are:
We are a small team of industry professionals and part-time dreamers, based in Los Angeles.
We design products that add comfort, efficiency and joy into the daily pace of our hectic lifestyles. Driven by our love and interest for technical soft goods and accessories.
Our goal is to design modern gears with acute attention to details, that are efficient and adaptable anywhere from the grocery store to the edges of the globe.
With over three decades of combined experiences in product design and development, we are finally putting our expertise together to launch our new Carrywear™ line to fill the niche in the market segment for those looking for that perfect go-to everyday, anywhere gear.
We certainly didn't get to this point of launching on Kickstarter overnight.
After months of planning, designing, then to sampling and producing multiple prototypes, improving and revising each time, to perfect our bags to be the ultimate x best that it can be.
THANK YOU -
Thank you to all of our friends and family members who have encouraged us to get to where we are today. It has been a very long process. And we could not have done this without your support.
And THANK YOU to all the backers for believing and taking this journey with us to launch our first product. We strive on high quality standards and craftsmanship, and cannot wait to deliver to you the best compact everyday gear on the planet!
Risks and challenges
Each member of our team has first hand experience in our fields, from design, supply chain, production, to cross border logistics. We have done everything within our scope to be fully prepared for this launch to make our vision come to life.
Unfortunately, there may be unforeseen obstacles and challenges beyond our control that may arise, such as unforeseen production delays, custom issues or freight availability at time of shipping.
We will be extremely transparent during these situations so that you can be kept up to date with the progress of your pledge. Rest assured, we will do everything in our power to make sure your bag will be well on your way as soon as possible. We have worked long and hard to get here. So you can bet that we are committed to go the extra distance when something unexpected occurs.
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