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This practical & durable backpack effortlessly goes where you do to make working out simple, no matter your lifestyle.
This practical & durable backpack effortlessly goes where you do to make working out simple, no matter your lifestyle.
This practical & durable backpack effortlessly goes where you do to make working out simple, no matter your lifestyle.
998 backers pledged $140,556 to help bring this project to life.

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EMPACK: The Multi-Functional Weight Training Backpack

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WE ARE GETTING A THIRD COLOR!!
WE ARE GETTING A THIRD COLOR!!

Let’s face it; working out can be tough. Where to do it, when to do it and of course the time to do it. Plus, there’s all the workout equipment, the travel and the thought of being stuck inside the gym. There is a need for a practical way to workout that fits every lifestyle.

The EMPACK answers the call. It’s about Evolving Motion. Changing the way we think about fitness and the equipment you’ve been stuck with for years. It’s the FIRST AND ONLY backpack designed to serve as a weight training pack. The water bladders allow you to add weight and incorporate it into your daily routine, replacing the need for constant upgrades in your equipment. It’s military-grade durability allows it to withstand serious wear and tear as well as Mother Nature. The EMPACK is about freeing your fitness so you can workout on your terms. 

The EMPACK is way more than just a fitness product. It’s a patent-pending, innovative way to do fitness- fun, out of the box, and evolved.   

BENEFITS: 

• Replaces the constant need for more weight. 
• Eliminate buying dumbbells. As you get stronger, add more water.
• Versatile for any kind of workout.
• Military-grade durability

• Portability to go wherever you do.

USAGES:

Use it like a barbell.

Weighted Squats with the EmPack
Weighted Squats with the EmPack

The two main handles are durable and shaped for all hand sizes. This is the bread and butter of the pack: deadlifts, weighted squats, power cleans, squat cleans, thrusters, bent over rows, lunges, good mornings...The list goes on and on.

Use it like a dumbbell.

Russian Twists with the EmPack
Russian Twists with the EmPack

Grab the handles on the top and bottom of the pack for variations even better than dumbbell movements: Russian twists (shown), overhead sit-ups, strict press, bench press, and more.

Use it like a kettlebell.

Turkish Get-Ups with the EmPack
Turkish Get-Ups with the EmPack

Grab the main handle and a side handle to use exactly like a kettlebell. Think kettlebell snatches, clean and presses, Turkish Get-Ups, single arm thrusters…the possibilities are endless.

Use it for weighted planks, use it for weighted push-ups.

Building a Core of Steel with the EmPack.
Building a Core of Steel with the EmPack.

 FEATURES

Your new favorite backpack: The EmPack.
Your new favorite backpack: The EmPack.
 

EmPack as a backpack has multiple features to make it the ultimate travel and lifestyle bag.

• Durable backpack straps that are not only comfortable and sturdy, but removable for when you are ready to turn this backpack into the ultimate training pack.
• A front side zipper that is just as convenient as my fanny pack.
• A laptop sleeve.
• Plenty of space for clothes, books, or a night out of town.

Your new favorite training tool: The EmPack.
Your new favorite training tool: The EmPack.

 

EmPack as a training pack takes this regular backpack into the unique, amazing product it is.

• 6 handles to allow for endless training possibilities, the two most used handles made with sturdy tubing for optimal holding.
• A separate sleeve directly behind the laptop sleeve for when using ONE water bladder to keep in a stable position without comprising the affects of training with an unstable load. 
• Capacity for FOUR water bladders at 15 pounds each, for a total capacity of 60 pounds, all in water bladders that are extremely compact for when not in use. 
• Military grade material to make it throwable, droppable, and life-proof!

 

MY INSPIRATION: 

The Day the EmPack was created, as featured on Refinery29.
The Day the EmPack was created, as featured on Refinery29.

The light bulb for the EMPACK came to me when I was at the CrossFit Games watching my girlfriend compete. I was stuck in a hotel with absolutely no gym, and I was desperate to workout. I didn't just want to do typical bodyweight movements, like air squats and burpees. I wanted to lift! So, I took a suitcase, stuffed it with everything remotely heavy in the hotel room, and I lifted. It was tough, I was sore, and it made me realize that I needed to create something that not only would allow for amazing, effective workouts wherever you were, but could help my clients easily increase weight as they got stronger without spending a fortune on equipment!

Never thought I would say this, but that pocket size is more convenient than my fannypack.
Never thought I would say this, but that pocket size is more convenient than my fannypack.

THE WEIGHT 

My double sealed water bladders are extremely durable yet take no room in your EMPACK when not in use. Keep them filled and in your car ready to go. Keep them filled and in your own gym. Empty them, travel, and fill as needed! Hike up a mountain or sprint up the stairs with the added weight, but save your knees for when you come back down! 

AS YOU GET STRONGER, YOU JUST ADD MORE WATER.

Each bladder holds 15 pounds of unstable weight, and the Pack holds 4 bladders total. This unstable weight that is shifting with you as you move makes the weight not only more challenging, but more effective. 

MADE FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE

The EMPACK was created to make working out seamless no matter where you go. From business trips to mountain hikes, it provides the flexibility and durability to go where life takes you.

DESIGN

This weight training pack was born out of the need for everyday people to get an everyday workout without all the equipment. Fit, form and function was key in its design. It fits smoothly to all body styles. The form is modern and stylish, and the function is flexible to meet your training needs. Its military-grade durability allows it to stand up to the toughest workouts and the harshest weather. The EMPACK was also designed with the versatility to go on the road, be kept in your car, or used at home.

PRODUCTION

Through lots of trial and error, time and money the EMPACK will be U.S. made in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado. 

            
Filled and Unfilled Water Bladder
Filled and Unfilled Water Bladder

 My AskEm YouTube Series all about the details of the EmPack! 

A SINCERE THANK YOU

I truly appreciate everyone taking the time to support my EMPACK project! This has been a dream of mine for over a year, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to bring this idea to LIFE! 

Please help me spread the word to your friends and loved ones! 

xox

Em

Risks and challenges

My product has come so far in it's journey: the design, the durability, and the functionality are all finally where it needs to be for this to be the best invention since the dumbbell.

With my prototypes, there are only a few adjustments on the straps that are needing to be made that my designers and I are working on now to make sure that all straps and zippers are secure and out of the way when in use! There will be two color options (charcoal grey and vibrant purple) for all my funders to pick from and I will be constantly updating on the progress of the changes, colors, and improvements of my Pack.

My manufacturer is ready for us to finalize this Pack and start cranking if our Kickstarter is fulfilled!

Our water bladders are being outsourced and this Kickstarter will make it possible to be sure we have what we need for every Pack to have it's own water bladder.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    I will send a personalized THANK YOU postcard for doing what you can to help make my Pack a SUCCESS!

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    My trademarked "BE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO" Unisex Shirt from Bella Canvas complete with my logo!

    Motivate yourself to get better everyday! Your new favorite gym shirt is a constant reminder to yourself and others that YOU are enough, and that you truly are your own superhero!

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    The Unisex Shirt will be an amazing color of my choice and you will be sent sizing information once Kickstarter is fully funded!

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    My trademarked "BE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO" Unisex Shirt from Bella Canvas complete with my logo.

    10 EmPack Video Workouts through my website, www.superherounleashed.com

    FREE ENTRY into my 21-Day Superhero Challenge! My Challenge is an online fitness and nutrition program designed to change your habits, learn about nutrition from the inside out, and includes workouts, meal plans, and an online community to support you through your journey!

    Details:

    You will receive instructions on how to access your free 21-Day Superhero Challenge that is ran completely through my website, www.superherounleashed.com.

    The Unisex Shirt will be an amazing color of my choice and you will be sent sizing information once Kickstarter is fully funded!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    The EmPack + One Water Bladder (This is 20% off retail value of this Pack and will only be available through this Kickstarter project!)

    10 EmPack Video Workouts through my website, www.superherounleashed.com

    Details:

    You will have the choice of two colors of the pack: charcoal grey or vibrant purple! More details will be sent when manufacturing begins if this Kickstarter is a success!

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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    The EmPack + Two Water Bladders (This is 20% off retail value of this Pack and will only be available through this Kickstarter project!)

    10 EmPack Video Workouts through my website, www.superherounleashed.com

    My trademarked "BE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO" Unisex Bella Canvas Shirt complete with my logo.

    Details:

    You will have the choice of two colors of the pack: charcoal grey or vibrant purple! More details will be sent when manufacturing begins if this Kickstarter is a success!

    The Unisex Shirt will be an amazing color of my choice and you will be sent sizing information once Kickstarter is fully funded!

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    Pledge $220 or more About $220

    Need more than one? Get TWO EmPacks with Two Water Bladders each! (This is 20% off retail value of this Pack and will only be available through this Kickstarter project!)

    10 EmPack Video Workouts through my website, www.superherounleashed.com

    Details:

    You will have the choice of two colors of the pack: charcoal grey or vibrant purple! More details will be sent when manufacturing begins if this Kickstarter is a success!

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    EXCLUSIVE! Meet the Inventor and Your New Trainer!

    The EmPack + Two Water Bladders

    My trademarked "Be Your Own Superhero" Bella Canvas Shirt complete with my logo.

    Free Access to the next 21-Day Superhero Challenge.

    10 EmPack Workouts through my website, www.superherounleashed.com.

    A Personal Training Session with Emily Schromm either in Denver, Colorado OR through Skype wherever you are in the World!

    Details:

    You will have the choice of two color options for your pack: charcoal grey or vibrant purple! More details will be sent when manufacturing begins.

    You will schedule the Skype or In-Person consult through a scheduling software link.

    The Unisex Shirt will be an amazing color of my choice and you will be sent sizing information when this Kickstarter is fully funded!

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