About this project
ChipmunkBags will replace everything you're using to carry laundry at the moment. - Cool Material
These packs are great for carrying laundry, or really any gear you have while camping or otherwise. - Gear Patrol
"It's not every day that we call out a Kickstarter project, but this one caught our eye and we couldn't turn away." Savoteur
ChipmunkBags do away with all the inconveniences presented by the everyday laundry sack so the only inconvenience left is actually doing laundry. - Many of Many
Use them to transport dirty clothes to the laundromat, or simply to carry any type of heavy gear. - Real Simple
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Hi! I’m Cooper. That’s me below. It may look like I'm hauling a sack of potatoes but, I'm not. I'm hauling my laundry. I live in San Francisco where in-unit laundry machines are as rare as warm summer days. I'd typically put off laundry as long as possible until, every few weeks, I'd sling that bag over my shoulders and huff it to the laundromat. The bag was huge, a major plus, but there was no easy way to carry it. One day, while carrying 30 pounds of laundry, my arms mutinied and pushed me over the edge. I needed a better laundry bag.
Turns out, I'm not the only one. From city dwellers to college students, people have succumbed to carrying laundry in trash bags, hampers, and flimsy sacks for years. Why? Because there isn’t a good option on the market. That's why I'm on an epic journey to end the laundry struggle by making a bag that is durable, practical, and as stylish as the clothes it carries. Join me and other laundry pioneers as we enter brighter days. We've spent too many years hauling laundry like fools.
After months in the laundry lab, I decided a backpack design makes the most sense. Down the stairs, down the block, or back to Mom's house, put the weight on your back and be on your way. Laundry backpacks exist, but the selection is not impressive. Taking inspiration from trend-setting backpack and luggage brands, the first premium laundry backpack was born. Meet The ChipmunkBag!
We've been selling ChipmunkBags for the past year. Over this time, we've gathered feedback from our laundry-pioneering customers on how to improve the product. Below are design enhancements you'll find in the newest CMB (clockwise from top left).
- Inner pocket stitched to reinforced fabric - perfect for keys, cell phone, dryer sheets, quarters, and half-dollars.
- Removable inner divider to separate your laundry - zip it in if needed, wear it as a scarf if not.
- Wider, softer, thicker backpack straps - we added additional foam padding to the sleek, seatbelt webbing we've always used. Spiderman approved.
- Bartack stitch on all high-load areas - This includes all strap and handle attachments. This baby won't let you down.
Laundry pioneers want the ChipmunkBag to be big. That's why we're making these guys 40 inches tall with a carrying capacity of 115 liters. It's a tank. But, with the front metal clasp and cylindrical shape the bag never becomes unwieldy.
Admittedly, the ChipmunkBag is large and probably not suitable for every occasion. That's why we're rolling out The Mini ChipmunkBag with a capacity of up to 55 liters, about half the size of its big brother.
Stuck on size? Here's what I'd recommend. If you need something for multiple loads of laundry: sheets, towels, clothes, etc, go with the large CMB. If you need a bag for smaller loads, or just a great bag to get you to the beach or mountains, go with the The Mini CMB.
By now you're realizing ChipmunkBags aren't just for laundry. They are all purpose gear bags to help you get from one adventure to the next. Going to the beach? Grab the CMB. To the boat? CMB wants to come too. The CMB is a great option when you have too much stuff to carry in your arms and don't want to pack a traditional bag. Below are some pre-tested adventures where the CMB becomes your best travel buddy.
* International shipping is offered on rewards up to the "Two ChipmunkBags" tier. When applicable, international import duties are the responsibility of the customer.
You made it to the bottom of the page! Thanks for taking the time. I hope you're as excited as I am! Before signing off, I want to touch on next steps so you know your pledge is in good hands.
Over the 30 days of this campaign, I will be hard at work answering backer questions, promoting the campaign, and managing production.
In regards to production, we've been analyzing every last detail to make sure we achieve the goal of making the most durable, practical and stylish ChipmunkBag to date. While the campaign is running, we'll be sourcing the last materials and making final adjustments to prototypes. Shortly after the campaign is finished, I'll reach out to backers with final colorways. You can then choose colors, sizes (when applicable), and provide shipping information. Manufacturing will begin simultaneously and will take approximately 30 days. Quality control and shipping will follow taking 3 weeks. Once bags are received at CMB HQ, they will be shipped to backers immediately.
I look forward to getting a ChipmunkBag in your hands and ending the laundry transportation struggle together, once and for all. Thank you so much for your support!
Cooper Golding | ChipmunkBags Founder
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, not a shopping platform like Amazon. With any project, pledges contribute to creation. Creation of something new. Creation of something exciting. This “something” can be in early or late stage development – but, it does not currently exist.
With any creation there can be unforeseen challenges. Ranging from finding the right manufacturers and sourcing the right materials to delivering the product. That being said, ChipmunkBags is in an excellent position to create and deliver product within the timeline specified.
- As previously mentioned, we’ve been selling ChipmunkBags for the past year. We know the costs and time it takes to get product into customers’ hands. We aren’t coming up with something completely new. We’re releasing an improved version of what we’ve been selling.
- We know how to make our product, we know our materials, and we know the process. This leads to less surprises and happier backers.
I am confident that product will be delivered in the timeline specified. However, this is still creation and unforeseen circumstances can occur. If something does disrupt the timeframe, I will be fully transparent.
It is my foremost priority to get you the most durable, practical, and stylish ChipmunkBag ever created – I look forward to delivering!
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