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Simplify the way you carry your gym and office essentials. Designed for the modern workplace.
Simplify the way you carry your gym and office essentials. Designed for the modern workplace.
Simplify the way you carry your gym and office essentials. Designed for the modern workplace.
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Aer Duffel Pack: The Modern Office and Gym Bag

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Our Story

Many of us exercise during the workday but taking our gym and office essentials to work is both inconvenient and cumbersome, especially if we have multiple bags. We wanted to simplify the way we carried our things so we created the Aer Duffel Pack.

Features

The Duffel Pack is a hybrid of a duffel and backpack so it’s easy to pack and comfortable to carry. With the Duffel Pack, you can now carry your gym and office essentials in one bag.

Design

Creating a bag that can carry both our gym and office essentials was no easy task. We spent countless hours researching, developing and refining the concept behind the Duffel Pack. Every detail and feature was thoughtfully considered and tested so that we could deliver the best product possible.

We also talked with professionals who love to exercise and their feedback was both helpful and positive. With their input, we were able to design a bag specifically around their needs.

Production

The Duffel Pack will be manufactured overseas at a highly skilled and experienced factory specializing in soft goods products. We’re in contact with them now and they'll be ready to move forward once our campaign ends.

We’ve created a production schedule based on our experience in manufacturing. We will do everything within our control to stay true to this schedule and will update our backers about any potential delays.

Your Support

As a small team, we’ve done everything within our capacity to get Aer to this point. We’ve already invested over $5000 to create the best product possible but we can’t launch Aer on our own. We need your support to help pay for the high costs ($40,000) involved in making our first production run.

If we hit our fundraising goal, we’ll be able to produce the Duffel Pack and build momentum to launch a brand new company dedicated to making great products for the modern lifestyle. This is only the beginning of what’s to come.

Press

“The perfect sport-work bag” – Racked

“The one Kickstarter you should back” – Four Pins

“Aer is a better solution” – Cool Material

“The Aer Duffel Pack can definitely help you” – Gear Hungry

"The Aer Duffel Pack aims to fix this problem" – Uncrate

"An awesome solution to your two-bag dilemma" – Mike Shouts

"An ingenious duffel bag" – GearMoose

Thank You

Thank you to all of our friends, family and backers who have supported and encouraged us throughout this whole process. We could not have done this without you!

A special “thank you” goes out to: Vicki Choi, Charles Cheng, Edward Chang, Stephanie Choplin, Zhanna Z., Johnny O’Neal, Andy Choi, Beejay Murallon, Victor Huang, Alvin Shen, Kevin Wong, and Caydie McCumber.

Creative Direction and Industrial Design: Allen Choi

Video: Kevin Wong

Photography: Caydie McCumber

Models: Derek Davis and Shawn HibmaCronan

Music by: Blackbird Blackbird

Risks and challenges

Our team has first hand experience with development and manufacturing and we are working with partners who are skilled in their fields. We've prepared for this moment so that we’re able to avoid any potential risks and delays in delivering the Duffel Pack on time.

With that said, there are inherent risks of delay during the production process that may be beyond our control. In any case, we will keep our backers updated throughout the campaign and manufacturing phase to ensure that we stay true to the proposed delivery schedule.

Thank you for joining our story and helping make the Aer Duffel Pack a reality.

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    THE PLAYER OF THE GAME - A limited offer for our first 25 backers! Receive one (1) Duffel Pack and one (1) thank you card. This is $50 off the retail price!

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    THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYER - A special offer for our Kickstarter backers abroad! Receive one (1) Duffel Pack and one (1) thank you card. This includes a $60 international shipping fee.

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