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The world's most comprehensive travel system, making travelling easier, safer & more comfortable than ever.
The world's most comprehensive travel system, making travelling easier, safer & more comfortable than ever.
The world's most comprehensive travel system, making travelling easier, safer & more comfortable than ever.
356 backers pledged CA$ 96,985 to help bring this project to life.

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Kosan Travel Pack System

CA$ 96,985

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Introducing the Kosan Travel Pack system, the world’s most comprehensive travelling system. A counter balanced, 5-in-1 detachable carrying system designed specifically for travellers. This incredibly durable two-bag system will change the way you travel, making your journey easier, safer and more comfortable than ever.

 

 

The only thing guaranteed in life is change. And your travel bag needs to adapt to fit those changing needs, and life's many unexpected adventures. We’ve designed our system with the versatility and flexibility to take whatever you throw at it. With 5 carrying options, each bag can transform to fit your needs from a weekend getaway in Amsterdam, to a month long safari through Tanzania.

 

 

   

We've designed two beautiful bags that work together seamlessly. Our Carryall Pack (35L) quickly converts from a duffle bag into a high performance backpack. 

And our Day Pack (15L) quickly converts from a messenger bag to a backpack. 

Your Day Pack can then easily connect to the main Carryall Pack via our durable spring clips. This two-bag system distributes the weight of your gear, allowing you to travel efficiently, securely and hands free to each new destination. 

 

  

 

       

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Fear no ill timed monsoon
Fear no ill timed monsoon

 

Keep everything dry with stow away rain covers
Keep everything dry with stow away rain covers

 

 

 

    

Wide access opening make the Day Pack super easy to pack, while the security flap offers added peace of mind.
Wide access opening make the Day Pack super easy to pack, while the security flap offers added peace of mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Say goodbye to ever-increasing checked bag fees and waiting for your bag. The Kosan Travel Pack System is carry on compatible with most major airlines.
Say goodbye to ever-increasing checked bag fees and waiting for your bag. The Kosan Travel Pack System is carry on compatible with most major airlines.

 

From under your plane seat, to cafes and day trips, the Day Pack is the perfect size for all your daily necessities
From under your plane seat, to cafes and day trips, the Day Pack is the perfect size for all your daily necessities

 

 

At​ ​Kosan,​ ​we’re​ ​all​ ​travellers​ ​and​ ​we​ ​know​ that when​ ​you​ ​invest​ ​in​ ​a​ ​travel​ ​bag,​ ​you expect​ ​that​ ​bag​ ​to​ ​go​ ​the​ ​distance​ ​with​ ​you​ ​-​ ​wherever​ ​that​ ​may​ ​be.​ ​ All​ ​of​ ​our​ ​products​ ​are​ ​built​ ​to​ ​last and we ​are​ ​working​ ​with​ ​the​ ​best​ ​factories​ ​and​ ​materials in​ ​the​ ​business.​ ​That's why we were are backing up our system with a Lifetime of Travel warranty, it's our guarantee that this bag will stand the test of time. ​However,​ ​it's life and stuff​ ​happens, so If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​problem,​ ​let​ ​us​ ​know,​ ​and​ ​we'll​ ​fix​ ​it​. Plain and Simple! 

 

  

 Fits everything you need for short term or extended travel! 

Eliminate the pre-travel frenzy with our perfect fit packing cubes (available for purchase separately following the campaign)
Eliminate the pre-travel frenzy with our perfect fit packing cubes (available for purchase separately following the campaign)

 

The Carryall Pack (35 L) - Everything you need in your home away from home'
The Carryall Pack (35 L) - Everything you need in your home away from home'

   

The Day Pack (15L) - Perfect for all of your daily travel necessities.
The Day Pack (15L) - Perfect for all of your daily travel necessities.

  

We spent the last few months field testing the system all throughout South East Asia. On our journey throughout Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, we gathered feedback from travellers and made the necessary tweaks to ensure the bag would stand up to our lifetime warranty. 

From the airport...
From the airport...

 

 

To the local markets...
To the local markets...

 

 

To the ocean...
To the ocean...

 

 

And even the dunes...
And even the dunes...

 

Your bag shouldn't ever hold you back!
Your bag shouldn't ever hold you back!

 We're happy to say it took everything we threw at it! 

Because we know you're going to ride one somewhere!
Because we know you're going to ride one somewhere!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

Skip the middle man and save approx. $500 on your Kosan Travel System with a Kickstarter pledge
Skip the middle man and save approx. $500 on your Kosan Travel System with a Kickstarter pledge

   

 

 

The design for the Kosan Travel Pack System began some 10 years and 30 countries ago. Ever since we started travelling, we felt like there had to be a more comfortable and smart way to carry your gear. After about a year of planning and research, we finally put pen to paper and began designing the bag.  

  

Early sketches of the travel system
Early sketches of the travel system

 

 

 

We are working with an incredible factory to design and produce this bag. Located in Vietnam, just outside of Ho Chi Minh City, they are absolute pros at making all sorts of technical bags, as well as paragliding equipment! When the quality of gear can result in life or death, we knew that this was the perfect factory for us.   

 

 

After submitting initial sketches and the first few prototypes, we hopped on a plane to Ho Chi Minh to meet with our factory partners face-to-face. We wanted to be very hands-on with the factory, to oversee the quality and get to know exactly where and who would be making our bags. 

We spent a week living at our factory manager’s dormitory, ironing out the finer details of the bag.

Every day, we worked alongside our team and met with and visited local fabric suppliers. We ate lunch with the factory workers (fish and rice) and spent a day testing out our latest prototype in the Mekong Delta with the team. We were even invited to a Vietnamese wedding where the karaoke was mandatory!

We spared you the audio...but in case you're wondering, they sang "A Whole New World"
We spared you the audio...but in case you're wondering, they sang "A Whole New World"

  

 We are Kosan, a small group of friends who love to travel. We started Kosan because we wanted to help travellers prepare for their journeys by making clothing and gear for world travel. And by world travel, we mean the kind where you submerse yourself entirely in new cultural experiences, which is at the heart of our business. We started Kosan for three reasons:

1) We love to travel. Like REALLY love to travel.

2) We believe with all our hearts that travel is fundamental to overcoming bigotry and prejudice. Through travel and trade, we can all work towards a more peaceful and accepting world. 

 

3) It’s high time a company made goods exclusively for travellers.

  

 

 

 

Alex McAulay & Karyna McLaren, Co-Founders
Alex McAulay & Karyna McLaren, Co-Founders

We believe that travel can effect positive change by inspiring new perspectives about the world you live you in, and that the more you travel, the better off the world will be. We also know that the better prepared you are, the more you will be able to enjoy the experience. So, we’ve set out to build the best products for those who travel the world, and our mission is to help our travelers prepare for their journey. Thanks for all of your support! If you have any feedback or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We'd love to connect. 

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Risks and challenges

We’ve worked relentlessly over the past year, selecting manufacturers, fabrics, and trims and testing multiple prototypes. While we could have rushed through this part, it was important for us to select the right partner factory to support our production process and to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Despite careful planning, the main risk we foresee is delays with our manufacturer and fabric supplier. We have built a cushion into our estimated delivery time to account for any unexpected delays, as we want to ensure we can not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Whether in life or business, there are always going to be risks and challenges. We are committed to being open and transparent about any obstacles we may run into, and we promise that together, we will get through anything that comes our way. We will always go above and beyond to deliver on our promises to our customers.

We want to make you a part of our process. We’ll keep you in the loop for each step of production, and give you a insider’s look at what is happening behind the scenes. We want this bag to come to life more than anything else, and we will stop at nothing to make that a reality.

Karyna and Alex have been making product and delivering product for many years. We are building the product with a team of product developers that we've contracted with to support us that have as much or more experience than we do. Every part of the product and there are many, has a risk of failure or of product failures. We are going to put in the order the moment the campaign completes and we'll be running a quality assurance program ahead of arrival to the factory assembling the product. We have alternative suppliers for virtually all of the products in the event that one is not able to deliver. In short, we are ready to rock for you.

A LIFETIME OF TRAVEL GUARANTEE:
We believe in our products so strongly that we offer a lifetime guarantee on all our bags. If anything happens to your bag, we will work with our fantastic partners factory to repair your Kosan travel pack system, or replace it. This is a commons sense type of guarantee. For a full list of the conditions. Please review here: https://kosantravel.com/pages/lifetime-of-travel-warranty

SHIPPING, VAT, CUSTOMS & DUTIES:
Your pledge does not include VAT, GST or other sales taxes. We promise to get the product to you and cover any duty that is required. You just need to cover additional taxes, if any.

All orders will ship either directly from our factory in Vietnam or our HQ in Canada. Each package will come with a tracking number and we will be happy to help solve any issues that may arise during the shipping process.

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    Day Pack (Single)

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