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£5,561
pledged of £30,000pledged of £30,000 goal
63
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 9 2016 1:38 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

 

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This is Daniel and Laurence Pooles' first Kickstarter project, the reinvention of the backpack and the iconic MA1 jacket constructed into functional bags.

Daniel Poole “The reality of modern day life is that many people spend more time with their MacBook’s, IPhones, etc. than they do with their families. We increasingly rely on our personal “tech”, it constantly travels with us for work and recreation outside the home. We extensively tried and tested numerous bags for everyday carry items ,overall function was generally poor and they didn’t satisfactorily protect our expensive “tech”. We especially wanted to eliminate that dreaded “clunk” when placing a bag down on a hard surface, we both had experiences of damaging expensive MacBook’s in bags that offered little protection. We both agreed we would never buy a boring laptop bag so the answer was to design our own range of stylish bags with a combination of form and function”

Laurence Poole “Daniel showed me a bag he had made in the 90s out of an MA1 jacket and I thought it was an amazing, original design. The MA1 jacket has always been one of our staple favorite iconic clothing items, comfortable, practical and safe just how a bag should be. Subsequently Daniel designed and made a new prototype with the help of our Aunty Georgina, a talented seamstress. What I loved is that you could also wear this design as a front pack, perfect for commuting and easy access to everything stored. The orange lining on the MA1 jacket was originally designed so it could be reversed as a high visibility jacket. Dark, hard fabric linings in bags don’t function well and you cannot spot if you haven’t zipped up, so we resolved this with a reworked combination of orange colour, double quilted micro fiber We then endeavored to add new technical features plus improvements to make this bag totally functional and stylish for 2016.”

We concluded that if we didn’t try to realize our dream to grow our own family company someone would hire us to build theirs. Consequently we have “Pooled” our resources and extensive, eclectic knowledge from many years of working in the fashion/sports industry. We have totally engrossed ourselves into achieving our ambition to make great bags! We then spent over a year developing amazing, unrivalled product with original, intelligent design features. We sourced the highest quality components with a common belief we must make the best possible bags. Finally after extensive testing we manufactured an exclusive Impact Protection System (IPS) that works and have added to other bags in our range.

We hope you share our passion, enjoy our project and add one of our bags to your family. Made with love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MA-1 Jacket Bag

Check out our video that shows you some more features of the MA-1 Jacket Bag! (It's a different edit to the main video)

 

  • Custom dp MA1 ballistic nylon fabric - for longevity.  
  • Wear on front or back for security. Great for high risk situation.
  • Stands up by itself, easy access on floor or desk.
  • Premium leather base EVA with dp impact protection system IPS (Impact Protection System) (c)
  • Computer will not clunk when placed on floor, try this with your bag?
  • Soft adjustable contoured premium leather straps with EVA comfort zones.
  • Totally unisex.
  • Looks better as it gets older.
  • Military grade fittings. 
  • Ionized will not chip. dp breathable airflow back. (Will not make you sweat when worn)
  • Hidden stash pocket under MA-1 pocket.
  • Two security pockets inside (one with zip with one stud)
  • Computer pocket fits up to 19in/48cm (macbook pro+).  
  • Quilted microfiber lining orange high visibility.
  • dp badge with reflective under badge (removable).
  • Military grade metal ionized quick clip.
  • Fully taped seams.
  • Premium leather zip pulls.
  • Certified SBS non stick zips.  
  • dp double safety stitch throughout.
  • dp double rivet system on all key stress points.
  • Premium leather grab handle dp para-cord bracelet key-chain
  • MA1 pilot working jacket pockets with dp stud (extra storage or hands).
  • Collectors item, modeled from original dp bag held in V&A London, England Victoria & Albert museum.
  • Pilot ribbed collar
  • dp customizable monogrammed dp badge for the first 100 of each color.
  • Available in Rifle green and Black.
  • In production. Ships from July onwards. Anywhere in the world.
  • dp Daniel Poole London original streetwear designer since 1987.
  • Built with love to last forever.

 

 Smart Pouch Bag

Check out the video for our Smart Pouch Bag! (It's a different edit to the main video)

 

  • Custom MA-1 Ballistic Nylon fabric for longevity
  • Premium leather base with IPS (Impact Protection System)
  • Pilot Pockets (For pens and zip stash)
  • Military specification fasteners/adjusters
  • dp Safety stitch/riveted/taped critical seams
  • Double quilted micro fibre high visibility orange lining
  • Multi storage pockets
  • SBS certified non stick zips and leather pulls
  • Available in two colours `Rifle Green and Black.
  • Worldwide limited lifetime warranty

 

 Punch Pouch Bag

Here's the 3D model development of our pouch bags. We developed its unique shape and impact protection system using 3D modelling technology.

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  • The Punch Pouch is substantially bigger than the Smart Pouch bag.
  • Custom MA-1 Ballistic Nylon fabric for longevity
  • Premium leather base with IPS (Impact Protection System)
  • Pilot Pockets (For pens and zip stash)
  • Military specification fasteners/adjusters
  • dp Safety stitch/riveted/taped critical seams
  • Double quilted micro fibre high visibility orange lining
  • Multi storage pockets
  • SBS certified non stick zips and leather pulls
  • Available in two colours `Rifle Green and Black.
  • Worldwide limited lifetime warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are over 60 unique components that go into the making of our bags - even the ballistic nylon fabric has been specially manufactured for us. The leather for the base of the bag is different from the soft leather on the straps. We want all our bags to look better as they get older and we are proud that we offer a limited lifetime guarantee. (Limited meaning, if for example you leave the bag out in the garden for a year in the rain - then you won't be covered because it's your fault ;). However, in a normal scenario if after one year the buckle goes, we will also replace it.)

 

 

All our products are designed to accommodate high value tech items and feature a unique dp Impact Protection System (d.p.I.P.S). 

 

 

 CHECK OUT HOW WE MADE THE BAGS... A YEAR IN A MINUTE!

Daniel and Laurence Poole’s fusion of fashion, sportswear and military aesthetic. Manufactured to create a unique collection for the fast, wired, urban lifestyle.

Designed in London, developed in Hossegor, France, the home of the European action sports industry. Distributed worldwide from Hong Kong.

A streetwear classic created in the 50’s revived by the mods, skinheads, punks and ravers. 60 years later, derivations are to be found in hip stores around the globe. DP Daniel Poole, the original London streetwear brand from the 90’s associated with the digital revolution and worn by popstars, DJ’s, and street savvy kids globally. The original bag features in London’s V&A museum. The timeless MA-1 jacket has been reconstructed into an innovative collection of bags.

 

We will ship these products after the Kickstarter closes in 30 days. We're ready to go on all fronts! We are very proud of our bags and think you will love them too, but we need the funding to expand our business. This means we can offer our products at these amazing discount prices!

 

 

 

Meet the Poole brothers and hear their story! Made by our lovely sister Karen. 

 

 

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Thank you for taking the time to view our project - we really appreciate it!

Many thanks,

Laurence & Daniel Poole

Risks and challenges

We will be shipping via Kickstarter recommended fulfilment company Floship. We carefully selected this partner because they can ensure tracked delivery anywhere in the world.

We have been working with our factory for over a year now developing our products. We personally visit the factory regularly , they share our passion to ensure dp daniel poole bags are manufactured to the highest standards to meet our Worldwide Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The MA-1 jacket bag ,the Punch Pouch and the Smart Pouch have had multiple final samples produced, we have thoroughly tested them all.(See our blog ) We make ongoing critical improvements so the bags just get better in the final production !!

We have empowered a great team to make sure everything goes according to plan and meet the promised deadlines. We have manufacturing, operations, and logistics set up to ensure full completion of this project. The funds we raise on Kickstarter will be used for production and manufacturing of the MA-1 bag and other products listed in our rewards section.

We will endeavor to ensure all processes are streamlined and ahead of schedule where possible.

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    1x dp Daniel Poole collectors para-cord bracelet /key chain

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    1x MA1 Bag / 1x Punch Bag / 1x Smart Bag / Includes 1x free para-cord chains

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Funding period

- (30 days)