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The Shift Pack is a stylish everyday backpack designed to adapt to your lifestyle. Modular, Versatile and Functional.
The Shift Pack is a stylish everyday backpack designed to adapt to your lifestyle. Modular, Versatile and Functional.
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SHIFT: The Ultimate Pack for Photography, Travel and Tech

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The Shift Pack

The Shift Pack was designed with one goal in mind, to be an ultra-versatile backpack that can instantly ‘shift’ from a professional photography bag, to a travel bag, to an everyday tech bag. The Shift Pack offers the ultimate one bag experience. 

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Born On Kickstarter

This is not our first rodeo. Last year, we successfully launched an everyday bag called the 7ven Messenger right here on Kickstarter. We received amazing feedback from our backers and have improved every segment of the business to keep bringing you awesome, high quality gear.

 

 

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DJI Drone Storage

The padded bottom compartment was specifically made to hold the DJI Mavic Pro and Spark drone. Now you can take them anywhere you go. 

 

More Camera Storage Options

If you are a casual photographer, the drone compartment is big enough for a full size camera body and one camera lens. If you need to carry more camera gear upgrade to the full photography experience using our removable CAMERA KIT SYSTEM (available for order after campaign).

The Camera Kit System holds up to two full size camera bodies and 4 camera lenses.
The Camera Kit System holds up to two full size camera bodies and 4 camera lenses.

  

Tripod Mount

The Shift Pack was designed to provide versatility to the photographer. It features a removable magnetic tripod strap system for securing your tripod (available for order after the campaign).

 

Equipment Protection

The multi-purpose drone/camera compartment is FULLY PADDED for protection against accidental drops and bumps. 

FULLY PADDED against accidental drops and bumps
FULLY PADDED against accidental drops and bumps

 

Not a Regular Camera Bag

When you are travelling with your expensive camera gear you want to be discrete about it. This is why Shift Pack wasn't designed to look like a regular camera bag. 

 

                                  

The Shift Pack comes with features designed to make your travel effortless and fun.   

Adaptable Storage Space

The Shift Pack uses a unique transformable storage space that can divide the backpack's main compartment in two sections when needed. Now you can store your clean clothes and dirty laundry separately.

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Expandable Storage Space

Go from 20 L to 35 L in a matter of seconds. 

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Packing one week's worth of summer clothes.

Ezy-Access System

The main compartment can be accessible from the topback and bottom of the bag. 

Shift Pack allows easy access to every part of the bag.
Shift Pack allows easy access to every part of the bag.

 

Reduce Fatigue and Back Pain

Keeps your body tight against your back and transfers most of the load to your hips and legs. This helps to reduce fatigue on your shoulders and back during extended use.

Designed for All Body Heights and Sizes

Travel Securely

Hidden passport and cash pocket.

Esy-slide Luggage Sleeve

 

Makes transit through airports effortless.
Makes transit through airports effortless.

 

Lockable YKK Zippers

Keep your valuables safe inside the bottom compartment.
Keep your valuables safe inside the bottom compartment.

 

   

                            

    

Waterproof YKK Zippers

Equipped with YKK Stormguard zippers
Equipped with YKK Stormguard zippers

Weatherproof Fabrics

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Quick Access Pockets

Pillow and Headphone Holder

The patent pending dual use travel pillow and headphone holder makes airplane boarding more convenient.

 

Compartment for Dirty Clothes/Shoes

Rubberised fabric in the bottom compartment to prevent smell and moisture transfer between compartments. Keep your clean clothes smelling fresh for longer during travel.

 

Fits up to size 11 US shoes.
Fits up to size 11 US shoes.

Carry-On Approved

Free Standing Design

The Shift Pack's flat bottom is designed to stand upright. 

Designed to stand on its own without annoyingly tipping over.
Designed to stand on its own without annoyingly tipping over.

Integrated Strap Management

Integrated strap management for a safer riding experience.

 

No more dangling straps
No more dangling straps

Designed to Last

Equipped with a unique LOAD BRIDGE SYSTEM to distribute the carry load across both straps, so your strap won't rip even it is fully loaded.

 

                                  

Pockets for Tech Gear


Carry up to 6 laptops 

 

Up to 4 laptops in the main compartment
Up to 4 laptops in the main compartment
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Drop Protection

The suspended and padded laptop compartment protects your laptop from accidental drops and bumps. 

Headphone Carry

The Shift Pack has several ways to carry your headphone.



Card/Key Quick Access Pockets

Quick access key ring.
Quick access key ring.

 

Fast access card retrieval.
Fast access card retrieval.

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Dedicated Cable Storage

Dedicated pocket for charger and cables
Dedicated pocket for charger and cables

Modular Tactical Pouch

The optional tactical tech pouch is compatible with all ALPAKA products and it can be carried as a standalone EDC pouch. 




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Modular Tactical Pouch is designed for everyday carry

 

 

Our German Magnetic Locking system not only cool but also very efficient.

Shift Pack is engineered for high-quality. All the stitches, stress points, and tear points are reinforced.

 

 

 

 

 

COOLER FOR SUMMER

3D padding ensures better airflow to reduce sweating.

 

                                                  

SPECIFICATIONS


 

 

Made to carry all your essentials (phone, camera, passport, wallet, keys, etc). It can easily fit your DJI Mavic or Spark drone in the main compartment. 

This is why we created the Go Sling: a small sling bag that is designed to hold all your travel essentials in a light, sleek, and secure way. 

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When we designed the Go Sling, we imagined it as a travel sling bag that will go everywhere with you. With this in mind, we created the Go Sling to be modular with a removable and reversible strap (for both left and right-hand use), so that it will fit perfectly inside the Shift Pack. We also added a flexible and quick adjusting shoulder strap, which allows you to have several wearing styles for maximum comfort and security.

 

 

STRETCH GOALS

 

 

ABOUT ALPAKA

Born right here on Kickstarter. Our name was inspired by the South American animal alpaca. It roams in the toughest conditions in the Andes and represents the idea of perseverance and the 'keep moving forward' mentality. 

Our vision is to solve problems by integrating a progressive style, ergonomic design and technical fabrics in the most sustainable way we can. 

Every design we make comes from our idea of what beautiful aesthetic and great functionality should be.

Our products are hand-crafted and they are inspired by the multi-faceted lives of modern times. Minimal and made for urban life, but also durable and versatile for short nature trips. 

The ALPAKA Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter campaign and we've learned some very valuable lessons along the way. We feel confident we will be able to produce the bag and have it shipped to backers by February – 2018. We have the full support of the manufacturer and all parties involved are set and ready to go.

The funds raised are going directly into the production/manufacturing of the bag. Even though we do not see any direct risks, there are always unforeseen circumstances that may present themselves during production and fulfilment. If this were to occur, we will always be 100% transparent with you and communicate this to you right away. Our goal is to get you an awesome, high-quality bag you are excited about, and we will do everything we possibly can to make that happen.

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