Scholar Edition now available!
Pack Light..., Prepare Well!
What our Backers say about Man-PACK:
- It is probably the best bag I have ever had , it is VERY comfy, it looks unique, it is sturdy, and on the top of it is not too expensive. I simply love it! And now in French :) “C’est probablement le meilleur sac que j’ai jamais eu, il est super confortable, il a un look unique, et en plus il est abordable. Je l’adore ! -Bert W.
- Solid construction with quality materials. The zippers are clean and strong. Well thought out and useful features. I love that the pocket flaps closures are magnets. I have found this bag to have just enough space to carry what I want, without being too heavy, and leave a little extra space for additions. It rides well in multiple positions. I have only had it a couple of days, and have already had compliments and other people showing interest. I would easily recommend this product. It’s a 5 star product without a doubt. -J. Mosty
Hi Aaron! I wanted to leave a quick comment to let you know that I'm still enjoying the 3 Man-Packs that I pledged for in your last campaign. I was intrigued with the quality and unique ideas you were putting into the packs. I believe I had mentioned before that it was very nice to finally see a shoulder style bag that incorporated nearly all the options I had been searching years for. And add to that the pocket specifically for concealed carry. I wasn't sure how much more could be done to improve upon them. THEN, I received the notice for this campaign that offered Leather versions! I wish I had the business sense and ingenuity that I have become a fan of in you. I'm sure I'm not the only one to feel this way about the Man-Packs that you've brought to all who have pledged or purchased. I just don't have any qualms about expressing well earned kudos. Well, enough ass kissing from this fan-boy. Thank you for all your hard work and time. -Kurt W.
- Love my Man-PACK – really practical, durable, and fun to use! :) -Ricky at Daddyblogger.com
$10,000 - Production Goal! DONE
- Black or brown leather
- XL Size (Please pledge additional $25 and send a private message. I will make a note on your file.)
- 2.0 concealed carry available in Executive edition.
- Scholar edition unlocked!
$75,000 - You get a trip to India! Sort of... I'll travel to India and document production and shipping! You'll be there every step of the way! We'll even eat from roadside food vendors. Kabob anyone?
$100,000+ - You'll just have to wait to find out!!! It's a surprise! ;) You're gonna' get free stuff though!
Man-PACK was born of necessity
I'm Aaron Tweedie, and I've designed the ultimate carry bag for guys.
Because guys need to carry stuff. All kinds of stuff... cell phones, tablet PCs, keys, weapons, even diapers if you're a dad... I'm a dad and yes, I've carried diapers!
How does the modern man stay prepared and still look manly? He doesn't carry a purse, or a fanny-pack, he carries a Man-PACK.
Built on the concepts of durability, utility, and style Man-PACK is the premier brand for men. We don't just look cool. We ARE cool! Cool guys, cool mavericks, and cool dads.
We launched the Man-PACK Classic 2.0 last summer here on Kickstarter. It was a great success. You can still get the 2.0 at Man-PACK.com. Based on your feedback, we're launching the "Platinum" Leather Collection!
Check out the "Platinum" Collection:
You know you want one...
Just do it! Pledge...
Enough pockets for everything you need.
ORDER THE EXECUTIVE 2.0 TO GET THIS CONCEALED CARRY POCKET!
Customize your Man-PACK Platinum!
- Strap Length
- Left, or right shoulder carry
- Cell phone pocket
- Embossed initials
Because each Platinum is hand crafted by a skilled artisan, you get a new level of customization. It's a custom-made bag without the custom-made price. Spend $1,000 on a bag if you want, but you can get one here on Kickstarter for under $200.
Platinum Production Timeline:
Oct. 13, 2014 - Man-PACK "Platinum" campaign ends.
Oct. 13-18, 2014 - Choose options for your rewards.
Oct 15-31, 2014 - Procure leather and hardware.
Oct. 28, 2014 - I hop on a plane for New Delhi, India to personally oversee production and shipping.
Nov. 1, 2014 - Production begins. (We'll start shipping orders directly from the leather shop as they are completed.)
Dec. 10, 2014 - Production complete.
Dec. 15, 2014 - Last reward shipped.
Dec. 17, 2014 - I hop on a plane back to the great USA in time for Christmas!
Why should you be a Man-PACK man? Watch this and find out...
Special Thanks to special people with awesome blogs. Read them!
How do I pledge for more than one?
-Just pick a reward, and pledge additional funds equivalent to the extra reward you want. (For Example: You want the Executive 2.0, and a Scholar. Pledge for the 2.0 at $159, and add $60 to that for a total of $219. If want your 2.0 to be XL, pledge an additional $25)
-It is very important that you send a private message stating what additional reward you want. I'll make a note in your file. You will also get a survey at the end of the campaign.
What are the dimensions?
- The standard size main compartment is: 12.5" x 10" x 3.5"
- The XL main compartment is: 15.5" x 11.5" x 3.5"
-The Scholar dimensions are: 10.5" x 13" x 2" (expandable to 5")
Is the concealed pocket in all editions?
- No, the concealed pocket is in the 2.0 edition.
What are the specifications of the leather?
Executive - Oil Pull Up Cow Hide Leather
“Oil pull leather” gets its name from the effect when you rub your hand on the surface of the leather pulling the oils and creating the changes in color. The oil returns to the leather after the pressure is released, thus the surface will show two tone effects. This is a strong leather.
- Classic - Crunch Buffalo Hide Leather. You read that right. It's Buffalo! Crunch Buffalo does great in inclement weather so you don'thave to worry about light rain and snow.
- Minimalist - Napa Cow hide Leather – This leather is typically dyed black and is known for its soft supple feel.
Risks and challenges
There is always risk in any great endeavor, but I've proven that I fulfill my commitments. Man-PACK successfully completed a kickstarter project in July 2013. We shipped out the rewards and the feedback has been GREAT! If you know me personally, or have done business with Man-PACK, you will know that I follow through and we make good on our promises. Good business, is just good business...and we do good business.
I'll do my very best to get as many orders out before Christmas 2014. Depending on the quantity of Platinum editions pledged, we may run over into January for delivery. Of course, the greater the number pledged, the more Platinums that need to be produced. I am working to bring additional leather shops online to meet the demand and stay on schedule. Any way you cut it, I'll make sure that every order is filled. My name and reputation is on the line. Not many people do business with this level of commitment anymore. But I do...
It's very important that you enter your address correctly into the survey for timely shipment. Including postal codes for international orders.
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