I started The Level Collective over 3 years ago, inspired by my love for travel and the outdoors and my frustration with the generic, unethical fast fashion industry. I collaborate with artists and makers from across the world to create ethical outdoor supplies.
A backpack is one of the most distinctive and personal pieces of apparel that you can own. You use it everyday, it travels everywhere with you, your trusty companion.
As someone who is creative and outdoorsy, it's always frustrated me that I couldn't find a day pack that performed well but looked great too.
Most backpacks seem to be either; technical bags that perform well, but are plasticky, look ugly and are cluttered with endless toggles and buckles, or they are fashion bags that have decent style but lack substance for the outdoors.
I wanted to create something made from natural fabrics that perform well against the elements, but also looks great in the wild or in the city.
Something minimalist, yet well equipped.
I wanted to create something that’s made ethically and that is hand crafted in the UK.
Something Beautifully Adventurous.
Now I need your help to bring my idea to life and make the first small run of the Winnats Roll Top backpack.
Back this pack!
Founder & designer
Minimalist design with highly waterproof Halley Stevensons waxed cotton outer shell from Scotland
Adjustable cushioned straps, extra lumbar support, Stainless steel buckles and British leather buckle loops
Dual water bottle side pouches
Stash pocket with chunky zip, storm cover and waxed cotton inserts. Finished with red US-made Paracord zip pull.
British vegetable tan leather grab handle and buckle loop – hand cut in Derbyshire, UK
Lined with highly waterproof 600D polyester canvas, and detailed with the famous Halley Stevensons waxed cotton outer shell certification woven label.
Our very own custom designed stainless steel closure buckle; laser cut, shaped and polished in Sheffield, UK.
Inner 13'' laptop sleeve
British vegetable tan leather logo patch - hand-cut and embossed in Derbyshire, UK.
Capacity: 15 litres
Width: 26cm Height: 45cm Depth: 13.5cm
take a closer look...
For full product details and more photos, take a look at the Winnats Roll Top Mustard on our website.
For more photos and full product details and images, take a look at the Winnats Roll Top Forest on our website.
For full product details and more photos, take a look at the Winnats Roll Top Navy on our website.
For full product details and more photos, take a look at the Winnats Roll Top 'Wild One' on our website.
Stargazer (full black)
For full product details and more photos, take a look at the Winnats Roll Top Stargazer on our website.
Hand crafted in the UK from highly waterproof Halley Stevensons waxed cotton, lined with polyester canvas and finished with British Leather detailing hand cut and embossed in Derbyshire.
Designed for all your small bits of gear that you need on the go.
Camping accessories, pencil case, wash bag, camera bag, travel documents, plugs and cables ...whatever you want it to be.
Colours: Mustard, Forest, Navy, Wild One (Forest / Mustard)
Width: 17cm Length: 21cm
For all you fine folks who want to "BACK-THIS-BACK" for a smaller amount, or just can't resist a wicked pin and patch:
Traveller – silver on matte black background
Adventure is calling –silver on matte wine red background
Take me to the mountains – silver on gloss navy background
I've worked really hard on this project – designing everything from scratch – and am stoked to finally have it live! But now we need to get it on front of the right people. I'd love your help spreading the word. Cheers!
For any questions or press inquiries feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our worldwide community of wanderers, nomads and outsiders on our @thelevelcollective Instagram
Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me and given helpful feedback as I've gone through the design process!
An extra HUGE thanks to Matt Bell for his epic skills in filming & producing our Kickstarter video :)
Risks and challenges
I’ve been running The Level Collective for over 3 1/2 years now and have shipped our apparel to hundreds of customers in over 50 countries so I’m well accustomed to providing excellent customer service in fulfilling orders.
Although The Level Collective is a small independent brand, I'm partnering with an experienced British manufacturer who specialise in producing high performance bags and can make hundreds at their facilities here in the UK. If you back me, you can be sure that you'll receive your purchase and it will be finished to the highest standard.
We hope to deliver all rewards on schedule, but know there is always room for unexpected things to delay our schedule. We will keep all backers updated throughout the process.
Shipping costs suck! but we want to make sure that your new backpack arrives safely with you and you can track it all the way! So all of our rewards which include the Winnats Roll Top are sent via tracked courier delivery. This is obviously quite expensive and we don't make any profit on this, in fact sometimes we make a bit of a loss when posting some countries.
It’s been over 18 months of hard graft designing and creating the Winnats Roll Top and Peaks Utility Pack and I’m so pumped to get them out to you so you can enjoy adventuring in them!
Thanks for your support as we bring this beautifully adventurous idea to life!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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