Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Switch Designs has created the ultimate ski boot bag for all your ski travel needs.
Switch Designs has created the ultimate ski boot bag for all your ski travel needs.
71 backers pledged $16,008 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Boot Bag: Transformative Ski Boot + Gear Bag project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The Boot Bag: Transformative Ski Boot + Gear Bag

$16,008

71

Switch Designs was born in Jackson Hole, WY to bring innovation to the outdoor/adventure luggage and bag space. Founded by skier and entrepreneur James Poss in 2016, Switch seeks to design and create the best luggage for your gear, for everything from international travel to weekend drives to the mountain.

Switch is launching its first product—a boot bag. Designed to get all your essential gear to your destination with flexibility, comfort, and style, we are asking for your help in funding the first production run, to be delivered Fall 2018.

Years of competitive and recreational ski travel revealed 2 major flaws in “traditional” boot bags:

  • Most boot + gear bags on the market work only as a backpack or as a wheeled suitcase, making them very cumbersome to carry in alternate ways and limiting flexibility in pairing with other luggage
  • These bags are bulky in all dimensions, resulting in awkward packing constraints and storage problems at home and on the go

Our boot bag solves both issues with its patent-pending transformational design, offering equal comfort both as a backpack and in its slim “tote bag” configuration.

With just one reversible buckle, you can quickly convert the bag from backpack to tote to pair with other luggage, and pack into cars or narrow spaces at home or in transit.

We believe that in almost any sport or activity, your footwear is the most important part of your gear. Our boot bag will ensure you can travel with your footwear comfortably and efficiently.

Available in Black or Coyote.

Additional features include:

  • 500D USA Nylon Cordura
  • Reversible buckle (engineered by Fidlock in Germany)
  • Sealed zippers
  • Valuables pocket
  • Key hook
  • Interior mesh pouches fit up to 13" laptop and/or tablet
  • Grommets on boot pockets for drainage and circulation
  • Bungee straps to hold jacket and other soft goods
  • D-hooks provide attachment options for water bottle and more
  • Loose backpack straps attach to hooks when in tote mode
  • Bark-tanned Wyoming leather trim

The first 50 backers will receive a special gift including die-cut stickers and a photo of the bag, hand-numbered and signed by the founder.

Please help us launch Switch by backing our project.

Video by Jack Manzi

Photography by Peter Lobozzo

Modeled by Will Poss, Peter Lobozzo and Resi Stiegler

 

Risks and challenges

This product has reached the factory prototype stage, with only a few small tweaks to be made for production. There are no significant roadblocks from here on--if our goal is reached, the bags will be produced in time for next season.

Small changes may be made to the design and/or materials to improve the bag from what is shown here.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $154 or more About $154

    The Boot Bag - Founder's Gift Package

    One boot bag in your choice of black or coyote ($85 off the retail price). First 100 orders get a special gift including die-cut stickers and a signed, hand-numbered photo of the bag from the founder. *Card and stickers will mail in time for Christmas if you back within the first 24 hours*

    Includes:
    • Boot Bag
    • Die-Cut Stickers
    • Printed Photo of Bag
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Reward no longer available 23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $154 or more About $154

    The Boot Bag

    One Boot Bag in your choice of black or coyote ($85 off the retail price).

    Includes:
    • Boot Bag
    • Die-Cut Stickers
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $308 or more About $308

    Two Boot Bags

    Two boot bags in your choice of black or coyote ($170 off the retail price).

    Includes:
    • Boot Bag
    • Die-Cut Stickers
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $462 or more About $462

    Three Boot Bags

    Three boot bags in your choice of black or coyote ($255 off the retail price).

    Includes:
    • Boot Bag
    • Die-Cut Stickers
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $616 or more About $616

    Four Boot Bags

    Four boot bags in your choice of black or coyote ($340 off the retail price).

    Includes:
    • Boot Bag
    • Die-Cut Stickers
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $8,500 or more About $8,500

    Founder's Weekend

    Founder's weekend in Jackson. 5-star accommodations in Teton Village and one full day skiing with the founder at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Get a view into the creative process behind Switch and design a custom 1/1 boot bag (airfare not included). Date TBD.

    Includes:
    • Custom Boot Bag
    • Die-Cut Stickers
    • 2 Night Hotel Stay
    • Lift Ticket
    • Dinner with Switch team
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)