Clip and Zip Backpack
Clip and Zip Backpack
Never put on a wet bathing suit or smelly sports gear again! This revolutionary backpack keeps your clothes dry, fresh, and packed!
Never put on a wet bathing suit or smelly sports gear again! This revolutionary backpack keeps your clothes dry, fresh, and packed! Read more
I swim everyday as part of a competitive swim team. Between being in an all-gifted school and working hard swim practice, I am often tired at the end of the day. When I change out of my swimsuit after practice, I used to put it into my swim bag and forget to take it out to dry when I got home. The result? I had to put on a cold, damp, and smelly swimsuit the next day! That is just disgusting!! I decided to make it a point to remember to take it out and hang it to dry, but then I often forgot to put it back in my bag the next day and then would show up to practice with no suit. I decided that there must be a better way.
And so marks my "aha!" moment that started it all. What if you could have a clothesline in your swim or sports bag?! As I attended the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, we were tasked to come up with a new project so that we can learn about entrepreneurship in context. With a knowledge of need for this product and a makeshift prototype in hand, The Clip and Zip Backpack was born! We have gone through 4 prototypes, 6 manufacturers, and a whole lot of adventure! We now have a reliable and efficient means of production, a patent-pending product, and a HUGE excitement to share our product with you!
The Clip and Zip Backpack was my own invention, and it is pretty simple to use. The basic idea is that you can put wet or smelly clothes into your backpack and then CLIP them into and internal strap. When you get home, unzip the bag completely (think clamshell) and everything hangs to air out or dry! Then the next day, just ZIP the bag up and everything you need is still packed and ready for tomorrow. Even kids like me can now take care of their own stuff!
My favorite thing about this product is that it is extremely adaptable. While I use it for swimming, it's also great for outdoor sports, summer camps, or even days at the beach! The interior strap can also be taken on and off if you need to use our product as a normal backpack!
Some other features include:
A bag large enough to hold all your swim or sports gear, with dimensions of 22" x 17"
Adjustable padded shoulder straps
Hidden ID tag (can't be too safe)
Large water bottle holder (your version will also include a cinch strap)
Phone pocket with earbud access port
Large mesh pouch on the inside for added storage
Large pocket on the outside for easy access to dry items
Adjustable and removable strap and clips to secure your items (your clip style may vary)
Water resistant interior and exterior
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge is spreading the word. We know it is a great design. We have done plenty of test markets and people seem really excited about it. But how do we let more people know it is available?
If more people knew about it and supported it, we could buy in bigger volume and get it to our customers quicker. As with all new projects, the ongoing difficulty is balance. We need to make some money to spend on advertising so people support the project, but it is hard make money without advertising! We are hopeful that our friends, family and this new entrepreneur community will help us spread the word! The best way to support us is through word of mouth, so please, please, please share this page with your friends! And of course the best way to make new friends is to send them super awesome products! Thank you everyone for your amazing support and we can't wait for you to see our product!
CEO, Founder, and Teenage Entrepreneur
- (30 days)