[ IN-DEPTH REVIEW]
[ MINIMAL MAXIMIZED ]
Do you carry your laptop wherever you go? Other than going to work or to study at a coffee shop, for all other occasions the answer may be no. All you really need on a daily basis may just be your smartphone, keys, perhaps a water bottle and your wallet. So why haul a backpack wherever and whenever?
Last year, you helped us launch the X-PAK to offer a perfect solution to those who wanted a backpack alternative. Now we are introducing an even smaller gear honed to answer this very specific question down to the daily basic essentials. Our goal is to create that perfect extension of your pocket.
[ HOW TO PLEDGE ]
Your pledge to support our launch and production of the new X-POD and X-PAK on Kickstarter will receive special discounts and options!
[ INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW X-POD ]
Minimalist style and compact, yet expandable to fit a large size water bottle. Designed with the same meticulous attention to details and pockets galore. Easy access and to organize small daily essentials. Perfect size to run errands or for a day trip, it is the ultimate daily and travel gear you’ll ever need.
WHY WE GO SMALL
X-POD is our modern take on the classic fanny pack. Reimagined for today’s active and demanding lifestyle to carry more than just your wallet or passport. As smartphones just keep getting bigger and EDC tools become a daily must, a smaller pack is the smarter and stylish everyday carry solution.
Beautiful Balance Of Form & Function
Weather resistant and adventure ready for daily commute to travels beyond.
Two Independent Compartments
Not one, but two zippered compartments in its slim form to allow easy access and to organize your essentials.
Expandable Front Compartment
The front compartment can be expanded to double its capacity from 2L to 4L. Ample space to carry all your daily and travel essentials.
Large Storage Capacity
The front compartment can fit most large size water bottles to keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Pockets Inside & Out
Within its small form, there are total of 6 zippered pockets inside and out. Designed to stay organized.
Compression Straps w/ Buckle Release Points
Included with each X-POD are set of compression straps with buckle release points to hold and press the front compartment from ballooning when maximizing its utility. These straps are easily removable if you prefer the minimalist style.
Key Clip Strap
Simple, one-motion access and easy to grab key clip strap inside the main compartment.
Top Grab Handle
An extra handle grip on top made with heavy-duty nylon webbing to hold the bag while opening the zipper or simply to grab on the go.
Multi-Purpose Attach Points
The hypalon webbing is perfect to attach a bike light for safety.
No "Loose" Ends
Just like our compression straps, we hate the slack of the strap left dangling. Here's a simple and effective solution; the strap keeper! Helps you organize those annoying loose ends.
CHOOSE YOUR CARRY MODE
It's small enough and versatile to be worn and carried whichever way that fits your style, comfort and carry needs.
Size, Volume & Weight
One Size Fits All
Unisex design and clean, minimal form to easily match your daily style.
[ INTRODUCING THE NEW X-PAK (FORMERLY X-PAK PRO) ]
The bag that started it all to create the ultimate backpack alternative. A hybrid between a messenger and a sling pack to explore new ways to carry. Now updated with two new additional colors (Navy Blue and Deep Moss) and revised features. Available for pre-order at a discount along with the X-POD for those that missed our first launch last year!
MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NEW X-PAK vs ORIGINAL X-PAK PRO
Front Zippered Pocket
The zippered pocket on the front shell is no longer available on the new X-PAK. In case you're wondering why, we'd like to keep that feature exclusive to the original backers that helped us launch last year. Our way of saying thank you for supporting our very first collection.
Expandable Water Bottle Pocket
The water bottle pocket has been extended deeper. In turn, the bottom left concealed zippered pocket has been removed.
A zippered pocket will be removed and instead replaced with 2 pen slots and a small slip pocket to store smaller items and improve accessibility.
Rear Padded Panel
The rear panel has been redesigned to incorporate two vertical 3D padding for superior comfort and to create an air channel to keep your back cooler.
The new X-PAK will include a redesigned padded handle grip, which is also removable. The attach points for the handle grip have also been narrowed to reduce slippage.
The new X-PAK will also include a set of removable compression straps to keep the front compartment secured. The straps can be attached horizontally or in a cross pattern (as shown below).
Key Clip Strap
Replaced with the same easy to grab-n-slide key clip as the X-POD, and relocated into the upper left concealed pocket.
Which size best suits your carry needs and style?
To learn more about the new X-PAK, please click >>>here<<<.
[ COLOR OPTIONS (X-POD & X-PAK) ]
If you're having a hard time picking the color of your choice, get all three and save more!
[ REWARDS ]
Don't miss this opportunity! Better yet, get your friends and family members to pledge together for the bundle reward to maximize savings exclusively on Kickstarter.
If you wish to pledge for 2 of the same style, the price will be same as the single unit reward. However, there will be no additional shipping cost to you. Manually add the same unit value of that reward to your total when checking out. There will be a discount when pledging as a Combo and as a Bundle (3 or more units). Thank you for your support!
[ BUCKLE UPGRADE ]
The buckle upgrade can be applied for both the X-POD and X-PAK. Manually add the value to your total amount ($20 or $25) during checkout. We will send out a survey after the campaign for you to select and finalize your choice.
[ STRETCH GOALS ]
Looking for more color options? Once these stretch goals are met and unlocked, these colors will be available for both the X-POD and X-PAK at no additional charge, even for the Multicam® Black Camo!
Please help spread the word of our campaign so that we can unlock 4 additional colors!
[ TOP QUALITY MATERIAL & COMPONENTS ]
We don't compromise when it comes to the material and components. All sourced from industry leaders from around the world.
Utilizing a combination of two types of fabrics for optimal durability, abrasion resistance and protection against the elements.
The fabric used on X-POD's front compartment is produced in the USA. Utilizing the same know-how and technology to produce sailcloth fabric. 4 layers laminated together, instead of just one layer with PU coating like many backpacks in the market.
These 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.
The main body of the X-POD is constructed using a more rugged and abrasion resistant, 1680D ballistic nylon, which is similar to that of many soft travel luggages made of fabric (vs plastic/hard casing).
YKK weatherproof zippers...need we say more.
Selecting unique, durable, easy-to-use parts from various industry specialists.
Custom Designed Metal Hooks
Lightweight, yet durable metal hooks to compliment the modern design of the X-POD. Beauty in its subtleties.
Hypalon Zipper Pull
Newly redesigned for the X-POD, our signature hypalon zipper pulls now with dual-sided logo. Slip-resistant nature of the material, combined with wide size design make it easier to grab, even with gloves during winter or wet hands during summer.
Soft & Breathable Padding
Abrasion resistant and super soft outer rear fabric for improved fit and comfort.
Clean & Minimal
A small, discreet logo on the lower hypalon webbing. We like to keep it clean and let our design speak for itself.
[ WHO & WHY ]
CODEOFBELL is a L.A based carry brand officially launched through Kickstarter last year. And yes, we love bags. But, bags that are somewhat neglected in the carry segment. While backpacks and even bigger travel packs roam the streets, here we are doing the exact opposite of going even smaller instead.
We set out to create the perfect backpack alternative last year. But, that was just the beginning. Our mission is to create a true everyday bag that functions more like a wearable extension, an additional pocket if you will. And so with the initial launch and support we received last year, we wanted to go for it again, this time to create what we originally set out to do; to create the ultimate evolution of compact carry.
To make this a reality, however, we need the support from the crowdfunding community to meet the minimum order requirements to produce these high quality bags. And to offer the best price possible to backers who believe and support us from the start. With our first campaign under our belt, we are ready to deliver to you another alternative to change the way you carry.
[ THANK YOU ]
We are a startup brand. And with countless other brands that emerge and exist around the world today, we are here because of the crowdfunding community. The thousands of original backers from around the globe allowed us to be here today.
It is a truly amazing experience to produce a product knowing that there are those who appreciate and believe in what we are trying to accomplish. Many of you had sent us emails cheering and encouraging us along the way. Those words are still so priceless.
Thank you for believing in us and taking this journey again to create the best compact carry we can imagine. We wouldn't be here today launching our second campaign if it wasn't for your support and this life changing crowdfunding community. 👍
Shiro Suzuki / Founder
P.S. Please help spread the word of our campaign to reach those stretch goals!
Risks and challenges
This is CODEOFBELL's 2nd Kickstarter campaign. We have successfully funded and fulfilled over 3000 pledges with other crowdfunding platforms combined. And we are working again with the same manufacturing partner from our 1st campaign. A relationship that has grown to build an even stronger partnership and understanding of our high quality standards.
However, there are risks involved with high volume manufacturing and cross-border logistics. Such as unforeseen production delays, customs issues and/or freight availability at time of shipping.
We will certainly do our best to manage and avoid any incidents from occurring as we have done so in the past. If there is an issue that may arise, you can be sure of our transparency and immediate communication to all backers. Something we have proven in our first campaign.
We are able to launch this 2nd campaign because of your support. In return, we are here for you and committed 100%.
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