Funding Unsuccessful This project’s funding goal was not reached on .
Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

MOCHI Bag is world’s first drawstring backpack with cords that never become uneven or unbalanced.

Hi Kickstarters!  Thanks for checking this out.  We hope you support our MOCHI Bag project and help this idea come to life!

MOCHI Bag is a reinvented drawstring backpack that features our patents pending Channel-Anchored Drawstrings™ and Easy Pull-Open Handles™

Problem:

Who doesn’t love the versatility of drawstring backpacks in today’s busy, on-the-go lifestyles?  They are lightweight and simple to use for multitude of things.  However, typical drawstring backpacks suffer from two major annoyances, uneven loops and the lack of a way of opening a closed bag.  Shoulder loops become uneven with repeated opening and closing, so the loops need to be adjusted periodically, and in order to open a closed drawstring backpack, fingers need to be dug in, to pull apart a closed bag.

Solution:

MOCHI Bag has the cords anchored at each end of the channels to force the cords travel evenly 100% of the time when opening and closing.  MOCHI Bag has handles placed at each end of the anchor points to be used to pull apart a closed bag when opening.

Design Highlights:

  • FOREVER EVEN SHOULDER LOOPS
  • THICKER CORDS FOR COMFORT AND STYLE
  • NO VISIBLE KNOTS ON THE CORDS
  • HANDLES FOR PULL-OPENING A CLOSED BAG
  • OPENING HANDLES BECOME A CARRYING HANDLE
  • D-RING FOR CARRYING SMALL ITEMS EXTERNALLY

Pledges and Rewards:

All MOCHI Bags shown are Samples.  We are going to make them look and feel even better.  Kickstarter backed funds will be used to go to initial custom production in the U.S.  With your support we hope to have our very first MOCHI Bags available by early this summer.  Your pledges of $20 or more are pre-orders of a 2011 Kickstarter Backer Edition MOCHI Bag.

Thank you for your interest and support!

$20 OR MORE: ONE MOCHI BAG - 2011 Kickstarter Backer Edition Mochi Bag

$40 OR MORE: TWO MOCHI BAGS - 2011 Kickstarter Backer Edition Mochi Bags

$50 OR MORE: NINJA PACK - All-Black Ninja Edition Mochi Bag and Mochi Branded Reusable Water Bottle

Inspired by a road warrior’s vision of packing excellence

As an avid traveler, I’ve always loved experiencing new places, meeting new people, and sampling new cultures.  During many of my excursions to beaches, towns, and cities, I’ve done a lot of my exploring on foot, creating the need for lightweight, easy-to-carry bags.  I didn’t want to be burdened with the weight and bulk of a full-sized backpack, but needed more cargo space than just my pockets.  I found that drawstring-type backpacks provided the most convenience and packability.  I used my drawstring backpacks for all of my day-to-day essentials: sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottles, snorkeling gear, and even some extra changes of clothes.  I also used them as grocery bags when purchasing food on the road.  Although the drawstring backpacks initially served their purpose, I soon realized all drawstring-type backpacks available today had common shortcomings.  One summer, during a trip to South America, my favorite drawstring backpack was torn with daily abuse, but rather than throwing it away, I decided to fix it and began to explore ways to improve the problems from the original design.  After a few months and several prototypes, I was able to eliminate those problems, and MOCHI Bag was born.  It still had the same relaxed, laid-back casual style I liked, but with features that go far above and beyond a conventional bag of this kind…

What’s in a Name?

MOCHI Bag, is derived from the word mochila, which is the Spanish and Portuguese translation for bag, backpack, and sack.  It’s also the name of an Asian rice cake and pastry that’s stuffed with sweet fillings—just as your bags will be filled with all of your favorite things!

Thank you for your interest and support!

PATENTS PENDING WORLDWIDE

Channel-Anchored Drawstrings™

Easy Pull-Open Handles™

Mochi brand ®

© 2011 Chila LLC.  All rights reserved.  Chila, Mochi brand, and the Mochi brand logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Chila LLC.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
61
Backers
$3,465
pledged of $5,000 goal
0
seconds to go
Alex_warholizedmt341x341.medium

See full bio

  • Pledge $20 or more
    You selected

    22 backers

    ONE MOCHI BAG - Pre-order of a 2011 Kickstarter Backer Edition Mochi Bag (Red or Navy). US shipping free, Canada and Int'l add $5.

  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    12 backers

    TWO MOCHI BAGS - Pre-order of two 2011 Kickstarter Backer Edition Mochi Bags (Red or Navy). US shipping free, Canada and Int'l add $5.

  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    26 backers

    NINJA PACK - Pre-order of All Black Ninja Edition Mochi Bag. Comes with a Mochi branded reusable water bottle and a few surprises. US shipping free, Canada and Int'l add $5.

Funding period

- (60 days)