A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Your Ultimate Gym & Fitness Companion
We set out to make an athletic duffel bag that was functional, rugged, stylish and practical. It all started with a concept...
The Most Practical & Functional Gym Bag You'll Ever Own
The wet/shoe compartment expands to 1320 cubic inches to hold whatever needs to be separate from the main compartment
Fits all of your stuff comfortably
Shoes kept isolated from the main compartment
The deceptively large side pocket has room for all your toiletries, or use it for shaker bottles, supplements, or a pre-packed meal
Rigid piping throughout the bag allows it to stand up - even when it's empty
Utilizes a thick shoulder pad attached to a ridiculously comfortable seatbelt-style strap
With 9 intelligently placed and sized compartments, there's a home for just about everything - no more fumbling through your bag looking for stuff
SOBAM Gear Co. is a premium athletic bag and gear company that delivers superior quality products at an awesome price. The SOBAM Duffel Bag 1.0 is our first product: a super high quality gym and fitness duffel bag designed for laser focused fitness enthusiasts.
After 14 months of designing, prototyping and testing, our final product is complete.
Risks and challenges
We have established a trusted relationship with two very high quality, established manufacturers overseas and a have a detailed production and shipping schedule designed and ready to kick off as soon as our goal has been met. These manufacturers have been with us for 14 months and have worked tirelessly with us to produce prototype after prototype. They know the product equally as well, if not more than us. We don’t foresee any issues, however, some of the challenges and risks could include:
*It is possible that there might be slight variations in the colors based on our transition from the prototypes used in the photos and video to the final manufactured product. Some specific color code options might not be available if demand for the color is below factory minimum quantities or due to unavailability of material in that color. This is extremely unlikely.
*There is the possibility that the delivery of the product to our contributors may be delayed due to unforeseen product changes that require additional development or addition to the scope of our manufacturing time line.
*There may be slight changes to the final dimensions or specifications or use of specific materials or parts in the duffel bags as we optimize the design for mass production.
*There is the possibility that the delivery of the product to our contributors may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances in international shipping and logistics, climate or political events.
*Shipments may be subject to import duties and other local taxes.
We believe we have accurately anticipated and addressed these concerns above as well as others. If there are any changes or delays, we pledge to keep our backers well informed throughout the entire production process and commit to do everything in our power to deliver SOBAM duffel bags without significant delay. We are working with a freight forwarding logistics company to oversee all of the logistical pieces of this project. This includes warehousing in Germany, USA, Australia, and others. We expect to have all SOBAM bags delivered to you on time so that you can put them to use and share the name with the rest of the world! :)
Thank you for your interest and support of SOBAM Gear Company!
EARLY BIRD 1 (40% OFF RETAIL) - Limited quantity, be sure to order your SOBAM Gear Co. Duffel Bag early to receive the lowest offer available! As a supporter, you will also be added to a VIP list for exclusive future sales, product offerings, first looks, and beta testing opportunities.
EARLY BIRD 2 (30% OFF RETAIL) - Limited quantity, be sure to order your SOBAM Gear Co. Duffel Bag early to receive the lowest offer available! As a supporter, you will also be added to a VIP list for exclusive future sales, product offerings, first looks, and beta testing opportunities.
EARLY BIRD 3 (20% OFF RETAIL) - Be sure to order your SOBAM Gear Co. Duffel Bag early to receive the lowest offer available before the Kickstarter campaign ends! As a supporter, you will also be added to a VIP list for exclusive future sales, product offerings, first looks, and beta testing opportunities.
The Bag & Tee & Hoodie package comes with a SOBAM Gear Co. Duffel Bag, a premium SOBAM Gear Co. T-Shirt and a premium SOBAM Gear Co. Hoodie. Bag available in multiple colors, shirt and hoodie available in multiple colors and sizes (selected later).
As a SOBAM Gear Co. supporter, you will also be added to a VIP list for exclusive future sales, product offerings, first looks, and beta testing opportunities.