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Messenger Bag w/out Being a Backpack or Briefcase Briefcase w/out Being a Messenger Bag or Backpack Backpack... Don't believe? Look! Read more

New York, NY Fashion
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 26, 2014.

Messenger Bag w/out Being a Backpack or Briefcase Briefcase w/out Being a Messenger Bag or Backpack Backpack... Don't believe? Look!

New York, NY Fashion
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About this project

Today’s commute whether big or small takes a toll on you. As modern tech warriors, we need a “tech case” that flexes to our needs, keeping our tools safe and accessible as we transition between leisure and calls to action.

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We are transitioning ever more rapidly from work to play, formal to informal settings, and connecting the grid to escaping the grid completely. Our gear must facilitate the changing demands of our mission performance as well as our increasingly free lifestyles.

Bags slipping off the top of suitcases is something everyone has experienced. The solution is so simple and yet so rare. We couldn't take it anymore! Zip, zip, and done! Problem solved! Forever. Now we can stroll through the airport with all of our luggage pulled by one hand while drinking an iced coffee in the other, or setting up a new playlist to zone out to for the long flight ahead. Harmony, control, peace, creativity --it all comes together.

  • Leave the impression you need to, always.
  • Stainless steel vegan leather wrapped hand bar sets a new standard for masculine refinement, comfort, and practicality.
  • Access your tools as you move between vehicles and your destinations
  • Finish the job with your laptop; jot down that idea in your notebook; catch up on reading on your tablet; quench your thirst with your hydration pack.
  • There are better things to do than hold your bag!
  • Evenly distribution across your back and shoulders reduces stress.
  • Having that backpack as an option can be crucial: on the long haul, loaded down with luggage, and in need of speed.
  • Protective built-in foam laptop sleeve.
  • Compartmentalized pockets designed especially for storing chargers, wires, and other accessories.
  • Zipper secured.
  • Premium vegan leather flap gives convenient access.
  • Embedded magnetic clasps provide ultimate ease-of-use (come on, nothing is cooler than that gentle pull of magnets).
  • Reach easily into your bag and access any tool you need without breaking stride.

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  • Expandable front pocket zips open for an additional 7 inches of storage space.
  • Easily fit an SLR camera and extra set of clothes for your next expedition, and no more excuses for not having that extra clean pair of underwear when you need it most.
  • Two concealed zipper pockets inside of the main front pouch.
  • Passports, keys, wallet, USB, coins, and papers are never just floating around your bag and are always in reach and secure.
  • Hidden middle utility pocket ideal for storing the adjustable strap.
  • Instant access to water bottle, sunglasses, umbrella and anything else you might need while on the road.
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  • Premium vegan leather perfectly compliments carbon fiber weave and color. No animals harmed in the production of the Blade.
  • Water rolls off instantly. No more leather bags ruined in the rain.
  •  Yumm.
  • Soft edges of the premium cotton strap keep your shoulders and fingers comfortable both when used as a sling or as a backpack strap.
  • Grip luscious leather wrapping over the Blade's steel enforced handle.
  

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Avid Union's Kickstarter Experience:

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Here is how we will deliver the ultimate tech case to you! 

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Blade Production Process and Schedule:

Now get back out there into the field,

and remember,

NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU BLEED!

Risks and challenges

We have been designing, manufacturing, and delivering products for the past 5 years.

We have done all the necessary steps to make sure that the Blade's quality and delivery time are met.

With every production there is risk of delay and design changes. We will do everything we can to mitigate these risks. If delays or changes happen, we will be sure to keep everyone updated through updates on our Kickstarter page.

We hope you enjoy this journey with us!

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $169 reward

    19 backers Limited (1 left of 20)

    BREAKING THE GATES FIRST BACKERS:
    Get The Blade: Transformer Tech Case (Retail value $248) + a surprise Avid Union gift inside. We promise the gift will be up to Avid Union design and quality standards and have a value between $15-80 USD. Speed is always rewarded.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $173 reward

    20 backers All gone!

    CATCHING OUR STRIDE BACKERS: Get The Blade: Transformer Tech Case (Retail value $248) + a surprise Avid Union gift inside. We promise the gift will be up to Avid Union design and quality standards and have a value between $15-80 USD. Resolution is always commended.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $177 reward

    20 backers All gone!

    HITTING OUR GROOVE BACKERS: Get The Blade: Transformer Tech Case (Retail value $248) + a surprise Avid Union gift inside. We promise the gift will be up to Avid Union design and quality standards and have a value between $15-80 USD. Follow through is always respected.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $179 reward

    8 backers Limited (1 left of 9)

    DAY 1 DEDICATION BACKERS:
    Get The Blade: Transformer Tech Case (Retail value $248). Be part of our project on Day 1. Get the best value.

    Thank you for your support and for giving the Blade this first KICK on Kickstarter!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $186 reward

    6 backers

    Day 2 Enthusiasm: Get The Blade: Transformer Tech Case (Retail value $248). Thank you for your support and we look forward to this adventure with you.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $198 reward

    3 backers

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BACKERS:
    Get The Blade: Tansformer Tech Case (Retail value $248) at our exclusive Kickstarter reward value. For your support of innovation and joining our project, we will reward you with the most ridiculously awesome transformer tech case ever at an unbelievable Kickstarter backer value (The Blade is comparable to products that frequently retail for $350+). Avid Union always delivers.

    Thanks for your support! (We Ar)e the Difference!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $358 reward

    1 backer

    DOUBLE BLADE:
    Get 2 Blade: Transformer Tech Cases (Retail value $248) at our Day 1 Dedication Backer value (better for international backers because we will subsidize your shipping :)). Thanks for your 2x support. You will have 2x the power and you are making 2x the difference. Thank you.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $8,968 reward

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    Avid Union Production Tour: Experience the bare naked truth of "Made In China" and get the raw behind-the-scenes view of how the Avid Union Team designs, prototypes, manufactures, and delivers innovative new products. This is the chance of a lifetime for a unique guided opportunity to learn about and see some of the fundamental realities of the globalized world we live in. Spend 5 days with the Avid Union Team in April or May while we are in production of The Blade: Transformer Tech Case. This reward includes round trip international airfare (economy), lodging in a 3-4 star hotel, local transportation and dining expenses + Tour "The Blade" factory to see everything that is going on with production of The Blade: Transformer Tech Case, explore Southern China, eat in the 5 best restaurants of Canton, learn about traditional Chinese Medicine, and more, + 2 The Blade: Transformer Tech Cases + 1 The Shield: Tech Jacket with Super Powers. We guarantee, you will never be able to find a better tour of production in China and of Southern China anywhere. For a 5 day expert-guided tour covering the perspectives of both West and East through difficult to access places like factories and even urban village "sweat-shops," the value of this reward is a steal, and we will have an amazing time together!! Come and join us first-hand in this adventure of a lifetime!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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