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Koala, the backpack for backpackers

Koala is a unique and innovative backpack designed specially to optimize your travels

Koala, the backpack for backpackers

Koala is a unique and innovative backpack designed specially to optimize your travels

CHF 15,492
pledged of CHF 44,850pledged of CHF 44,850 goal
85
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 24 2017 3:50 PM UTC +00:00

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Koala is a simple and functional globetrotter bag. Minimalist backpackers will be satisfied with its efficient and quick storage into three compartments. Its frontal Baby Koala bag can be easily clipped on its counterpart, making up a single, comfortable, well-balanced bag. Its innovative material will reflect the slightest light.

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Have a look at the koala website www.koala-backpack.com

 Koala's details

The idea of Koala was conceived during a trip as a backpacker on the Australian east coast a couple years ago.

When wandering from the airport to hostels, from the bus station to the next city, your backpack is your suitcase. In some way, it is the home you carry along. It has to be as practical as possible to make your trip hassle-free. 

Being lightweight and practical are two essential words for backpackers. These two words are Koala's founding concepts. A unique and innovative backpack was specially designed to optimize your travels. 

The Australian emblematic animal represents the Baby Backpack, hanging on to its mother.

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Stacked backpacks on a boat in Thailand

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Starting from 150 Koalas ordered, we will be happy to offer a bag cover to protect your Koala at home.

Acknowledgments  :

Béa - Joël - Jean-Diego - Alta - Alain & Nadine - Lily - Yousuf - Clara - Nicolas Roggli - Majian - Nathalie - Johann - Joh - Alan - Lucile - Doriano - Lisa - Elisra - Jean Burnat - Joël Fuchs - Margaux - Antoine - Arsen - Roméo - Claudio - Tanja - Raphaël - Michel - Céline - Pascal Koster - Antoine Dieudonné - Ludovica - Dan&Maël - Mia - Lake of Neuchâtel and Koalas

ecal - gdayroll - desperado - vwcox - cff - GVA - Remontées Mécaniques Grimentz - lisahug - P&TS - Lonely Planet - Sensiwall - Starterland - synergique 

Risks and challenges

The main risk of this project is finding the right people that identify themselves with Koalas' values. The main challenge we still have to face is creating an ergonomic back support specific for Koala

We have been working on this project since Spring of 2016. It has been an incredible human adventure and thanks to Kickstarter, we can now share it with you

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    Sticker

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    Limited edition Isothermal Mug

    For your daily adventures, specially customized by your Koala team.

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    Koala spirit Drawstring Bag

    An elegant black material on one side and a reflective blue Cordura® fabric on the other side to be visible at night.
    A simple design and trendy bag with a timeless look and essential to your everyday life.

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    Koala Backpack

    A 23% discount on your Koala Backpack.

    Kickstarter Price : 299 CHF
    Regular price : 389 CHF

    Delivered with an extra belt buckle

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    Limited edition Koala Backpack

    Koala’s limited edition for the first 100 founding members including a customized embroidery.

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    2 Koala Backpacks

    25% discount on the regular prices.

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    10 Koala Backpacks

    Perfect for a collective purchase order, with a 28% discount on regular prices.

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Funding period

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