About this project
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Made from 16 oz. Canvas, the Man-PACK is durable, and as comfortable as wearing your favorite pair of jeans!
Notice that the "Classic 2.0" at far left does not have the embroidered branding. We listen to the feedback of our customers because we care!
And now introducing....
Man-PACK "Classic 2.0" & "Classic 2.0 XL"
Man-PACK launched in 2012 with our very first edition, the Man-PACK "Classic." The Man-PACK is made from durable canvas. Our mission statement is:
"To make men more prepared, like a boy scout."
We've had success with the first inventory. The feedback has been awesome and we want to put that feedback to good use with new products. It's 2013 and the time has come to use all the product development suggestions that have come from fans and customers.
____________________ Funny Commercials!
The capital raised through kickstarter will fund the, inventory, and product roll-out for the new Man-PACK editions. Product roll-out includes the production of funny commercials like this!
Your support is vital to the growth of Man-PACK
WE NEED YOU!
Development of the new Man-PACK "Classic 2.0" edition is complete and there are a lot of new changes that make the product even better. These include: A padded compartment that fits a tablet PC, or doubles as a concealed carry compartment for firearms. A larger and re-positioned cell phone pocket! Larger interior pockets, and even standard Molle webbing to secure tactical gear, or sunglasses. Also notice that the embroidered logo is not there. The branding is a small stamped piece of leather in an indiscrete spot. You give us feedback, we listen and take action.
Man-PACK is the brand where utility meets style.
Aaron Tweedie will be attending the Philidelphia gift show July 21-24th, 2013 which is attended by over 5,000 retail purchasing agents. Man-PACK will be breaking into brick and mortar retailers at this important show and we need the Man-PACK "Classic 2.0" to take Man-PACK LLC to the next level. You can be part of Man-PACK's growth and get a super-cool carry bag in the process! Take a look at the website: www.Man-PACK.com
There is a lot you can do with a Man-PACK!
Doug Brown- Professional Athlete
Thanks to the visibility provided by Kickstarter, we are elated to announce Doug Brown as a Man-PACK spokesperson! Doug is a pro-skateboarder, motivational speaker, author, and founder of “Skate Straight,” an organization devoted to enhancing the character of youth through skateboarding. “Brown wholeheartedly believes in positive change and the importance of hope and optimism.” That’s pretty cool and a message we believe in sharing and promoting! Thank you Doug for being a super-cool guy, and investing yourself in the development our youth. Learn more about Doug, and you gotta' admit... He rocks the Man-PACK!
"Of all the projects I have backed so far I am the most excited for this one. I am a bit torn as to whether I will use the padded pocket for my iPad or my glock." -Rich O.
"I am very much looking forward to the day that I find a Man-PACK sitting on my doorstep. Of the things I have backed so far, I think you have the most well thought out with regards to features and usefulness." -Kurt W.
A cool article from the:
Berkeley Sourcing Group! http://www.berkeleysg.com/kickstarter/kickstarter-spotlight/man-pack-classic-2-0/
Northern VA Daily: "So what does Tweedie carry in his purse? "A great big can of whoop-ass," he said."
-Write some cool stuff, take a cool pic, I'll post it here. -Aaron
Thank you for the pic JP.S!
We're doing great things here and have made incredible progress.
Pledge your support, get a cool bag, and know that you were instrumental in the growth of the Man-PACK brand.
Thank you!- Aaron Tweedie (aka- the Man-PACK Man)
Visit the website: www.Man-PACK.com
Risks and challenges
Luckily, many of the risks have been neutralized. We have a great design company in Delaware that handles prototype production, and a proven manufacturer lined up. Since the original Man-PACK has already launched, we've already been through the "risky" start-up phase. We're smarter and faster from the experience. Now we are intent on expanding the product line. The Man-PACK "Classic 2.0" is ready to go! We just need to raise funds to order the first inventory.
I've set a delivery date of December 2013, giving 90+ days of cushion time in case there is a manufacturing delay. I expect the delivery to be in October, 2013.
There is no room for failure at Man-PACK!
When we make a commitment to get a job done, we do it!
There is no "try," there is only "DO or DIE."
You can have faith that this project will come to fruition.
-Made from durable canvas
-Large main compartment for 8″x11″ files, Ipads, Kindles, Macbooks, and small laptop PCs
-Adjustable chest strap with quick-release clasp, 3” x 5” cell phone pocket and standard molle webbing
-Three exterior utility pockets, including pen/pencil slots
-Three interior utility pockets for wallet, business cards, pocket change, etc.
-Collapsible beverage pocket
-Padded rear compartment with interior molle webbing to secure holsters or other tactical gear
Main Compartment Size: 12.5″ x 10″ x 3.5″ (but the dimensions of what can be put inside are a little larger since the bag can flex depending on how full it is packed.)
Volume: 437.5 cubic inches
We currently ship the classic edition internationally. In Canada, the costs are about $15, to new Zealand and Malaysia, the cost is $24. I chose $20, because it is right in between. I'll lose some $ on some pledges, and be in excess on others. But hopefully it will all even out at the end. Kickstarter would only allow one cost option for international shipping. I'm sorry! Further, most people are used to the really cheap shipping from places like Amazon, paypal, and ebay. They are such large corporations, that they have special deals with postal services and shipping companies. I'm just a little guy. No deals for me :D If I could make it less expensive, I would, but am constrained by my shipping costs. Thanks, Aaron
Of course! That was a source of feedback from the first inventory of the classic edition. The branding for the "Classic 2.0" edition will consist of a small stamped leather patch, sewn in an indiscrete spot. The black bag in the video is how the 2.0 will look. Clean, sharp, and unbranded. Please send a PM, if you have a great idea as to where to place the leather patch.
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