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All function, all form, no-compromise drawstring backpack with integrated compression lid that shapes and protects.
All function, all form, no-compromise drawstring backpack with integrated compression lid that shapes and protects.
All function, all form, no-compromise drawstring backpack with integrated compression lid that shapes and protects.
1,680 backers pledged $103,070 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS

Stretch Goal 100k - SOLAS reflective patch at night. Extra running lights shown.
Stretch Goal 100k - SOLAS reflective patch at night. Extra running lights shown.
     

WE ARE BACK

Two years ago, we started Mochibrand to revolutionize the drawstring backpack. With your support, we made a small history for a humble drawstring backpack with big innovations here on Kickstarter. Truly disruptive by design, we believe Mochibags are the best drawstring backpacks that solved the issue of uneven cords and hard to open bags. Now, we are back to launch our latest work, The All New EXPEDITION EDITION Mochibag, exclusively through the Kickstarter Community.

THE ALL NEW EXPEDITION EDITION

We spent the past 2 years building our team, perfecting our design and craft, incorporating feedback from our thousands of awesome backers and customers. Every change, big and small, had to be done with a useful purpose in mind while staying true to form and to its core benefits – lightweight, collapsible, drawstring backpack.

15 oz. (425 g) with the Compression Lid
15 oz. (425 g) with the Compression Lid
6 x 5 x 3 in. (15.2 x 12.7 x 7.6cm) with the Compression Lid
6 x 5 x 3 in. (15.2 x 12.7 x 7.6cm) with the Compression Lid

This will forever change the way you think about drawstring backpacks.

INNOVATION

We created a three point compression lid for keeping things tight when needed. It also provides much needed protection from the top against the elements while keeping the shape of the bag in balance. The compression lid is integrated with the new Center O-Ring, and stays perfectly centered and close to the main panel at all times, even during opening and closing. The Center O-Ring is located at the strongest load bearing point, creating an approximate center of mass when backpack is loaded and compressed.

The compression lid is made with 100% circular knit nylon fabric with treated backing, and layered with Cordura panel on the other side. This anti-static fabric material will resist stains, mold, mildew, dust, lint, and dirt, and will not fray. It's semi-rigid, which adds structure and texture element to the bag, and is hook compatible. Yes, velcro patches.

We revisited everything.

  • CORDURA Exterior Fabric with just the right amount of structure  
  • Carefully selected bright and incredibly light internal lining  
  • Mid size - 15 inches wide, 18.5 inches tall, weighs less than 15 oz.
Bright, light, and slippery for easy packing and unpacking
Bright, light, and slippery for easy packing and unpacking

We over-engineered everything.

  • Load Bearing Center O-Ring™  
  • Custom Tension Ropes as Drawstrings  
  • Adjustable Strap Handle with Non-Slip Lock Buckle  
  • Double Stitch and Bar Tack Reinforcements

We kept our best features.

  • Channel-Anchored Drawstrings™
  • Easy Pull-Open Handles™
  • True Side-Seam Zip Pocket™
  • Premium Material and Parts

We obsessed on details.

  • Oversize Metal D-Ring
  • Accessory Lash Tabs
  • Strap Keepers / Loose Strap Management
  • Zip Pulls / Latch Pulls

Drawstring backpack like you've never seen before.

JOIN US

We can't do this without you. Join us and support us at these pledge levels. Our BEST OFFER anywhere. Period.

REWARDS

RANGER BLACK

SAFARI GREEN

EXPANSION PACK

Expand the range of your activities and your gear. Create an ultimate EDC pack to go anywhere and everywhere. By pledging at $59, $64, and $69 levels, your Expedition Edition will come with an accessory bundle valued at $40. Again, our best offer ANYWHERE.

BLACK RANGER WITH EXPANSION PACK

SAFARI GREEN WITH EXPANSION PACK

EXPANSION PACK DETAILS

Ranger Black with the expansion pack. Bottle and keys not included.
Ranger Black with the expansion pack. Bottle and keys not included.
A pair of accessory straps with adjusters / tension locks. 24 inches each (60cm).
A pair of accessory straps with adjusters / tension locks. 24 inches each (60cm).
Black Ranger with black rope option and the expansion pack. Bottle and shoe sack not included.
Black Ranger with black rope option and the expansion pack. Bottle and shoe sack not included.
Safari Green with the expansion pack. Bottle and medic kit not included. Custom patches shown.
Safari Green with the expansion pack. Bottle and medic kit not included. Custom patches shown.

CHOOSE YOUR ROPE

The EXPEDITION EDITION bags will be shipped with ropes in color of your choice between ORANGE and BLACK, collected via the survey at the end of our campaign.

All Covert - Ranger Black with black ropes
All Covert - Ranger Black with black ropes
All Trail - Safari Green with orange ropes
All Trail - Safari Green with orange ropes

INSPIRATION AND DESIGN

For the newly designed EXPEDITION EDITION, we wanted a purpose built, good looking compression lid, that would work seamlessly with the rest of the bag. We drew our design inspiration from a utilitarian Jeep and its Bimini top for the effortless good looks that come from pure function. The EXPEDITION EDITION with the compression lid works and looks amazing.

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT

Our development goal was simple. It had to be aligned with our mission - Design the most innovative, the best looking, and the hardest working drawstring backpacks in the world.

The EXPEDITION EDITION Mochibag is the most advanced drawstring backpack designed to enhance every user experience associated with drawstring type backpacks. Never, have this many functional features and details been so obsessively put together in a drawstring backpack.

PRODUCTION AND FULFILLMENT

We have been coordinating production and delivery for over two years, sourcing parts and sub-assemblies, manufacturing final products, and managing our own fulfillment at our plant. Our streamlined process does not involve any third-party warehouses or fulfillment centers, and we expect to deliver smoothly working with our shipping partners.

We will be laser focused on executing on our materials requirements planning and excellence in manufacturing and fulfillment, and delivering transparent and timely project communication that you would expect from a Kickstarter veteran throughout the process.

Safari Green with a custom patch with hook backing
Safari Green with a custom patch with hook backing
Ranger Black with black rope option and expansion pack flag patch
Ranger Black with black rope option and expansion pack flag patch

TIMELINE

  • 6 / 2015 – EXECUTE ON MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS PLANNING
  • 6 / 2015 – TRIGGER SOURCING – 15 days
  • 7 / 2015 – TRIGGER SUB-ASSEMBLIES – 45 days
  • 8 / 2015 – RAMP UP FINAL MANUFACTURING – 30 days
  • 9 / 2015 – FINAL INSPECTION AND SHIPPING

We are targeting to begin shipping in the month of September 2015.

Thank you so much for your support!

© 2015 Chila LLC. All rights reserved. Chila, Mochi brand, the Mochi brand logos, Channel-Anchored Drawstrings™, Easy Pull-Open Handles™, True Side-Seam Zip Pocket™ and Load Bearing Center O-Ring™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Chila LLC.

PATENTED AND PATENTS PENDING

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Risks and challenges

With our previous experience with large-scale manufacturing, with our solid relationships established with suppliers and manufacturing partners, we have minimized the foreseeable risks and we are confident in our abilities to deliver the best rewards possible.

Our biggest challenge is our tendency to outdo ourselves.

The product presented here is a production ready prototype. You can expect the actual product to be amazing. Our company was founded here by exceeding expectations and delivering great crowdfunding experience, and because we want to blow our backers out of the water with great products, we may occasionally ask for forgiveness for taking extra measures to ensure great quality.

Thank you so much for your support!

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