Astray Rolltop Backpack | Built to Last a Lifetime
They Just Don't Make Backpacks Like These Anymore
“ They don’t make things the way they used to anymore!” That was what my Dad used to say all the time. And it became evident what he was saying is true when I was looking to buy my third backpack in 2 years. It suddenly dawned on me that we were buying into the idea that things were not supposed to last and that fast fashion was the norm. That was when we decided to start Astray Goods Co. We wanted to create a brand that takes pride in how things were made. Where every piece was crafted individually by hand, slowly, deliberately, honestly.
The Rolltop Backpack
The Rolltop Backpack is our first product at Astray Goods Co. Sticking to our brand promise, the Rolltop Backpack is built to last a long time and we have spared no effort in making sure of this. This is achieved through the use of time tested materials and processes.
Built To Last
Right from the beginning, it was very clear that the main feature of our bags will be their built quality. We work with Craftsmen who have years of experience in bag making to create each bag by hand with features that enable them to stand the rigours of daily use.
- 16oz Hand-Waxed Cotton Canvas
- 3mm Full Grain Leather Straps
- Solid Cast Full Brass Hardware
- Copper Rivets Reinforcements
- Bartack Stitching Reinforcements
- 8oz Twill Canvas Lining
- Latex Foam Paddings
To make sure the bags will stand up to our promise, we sent it for Load Testing. On our pull test, our bags load strength per strap is in excess of 100 kg (220 lb).
Lifetime Warranty: Our vision when creating Astray Goods Co. is to create carry goods that last a lifetime, and we are starting with the Rolltop Backpack. Like all goods produced by Astray Goods Co. going forward, the Rolltop Backpack will be backed by a lifetime warranty against all manufacturing defect. If something breaks, send it back and we will repair it for you. If it is something we can't repair, we will replace a new one for you.
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Features & Specifications
- Weather Resistant
- 3 Color Options
- Conway Buckle for Fast Unbuckling
- Hidden Fast Access Zipper
- Padded Laptop Compartment (Up to 15")
The Rolltop Backpack is crafted out of 16oz Waxed Canvas. We use Bees Wax to wax our canvas as it is more environmentally friendly and provides better color protection and fastness for the fabric. The waxed canvas provides a weather resistant outer to protect your belongings.
While the centre bar buckle is the traditional way to fasten a strap, it can be too cumbersome and slow. We found the solution in the Conway buckle which provides the secure fastening of a traditional buckle with quick unbuckling.
Hidden at the back of the backpack is a quick access zipper to reach the main compartment of the bag.
The interior of the Rolltop Backpack is lined with 8oz Twill canvas. A padded compartment holds laptops up to 15" in size.
Things to Note:
The Rolltop backpack is created using natural materials such as waxed cotton canvas and natural leathers. As such, each and every piece will be unique. When new, the bag will be stiff due to the wax content within the fabric. With use, white lines will appear on the waxed canvas and over time the fabric will soften after breaking in. The Vachetta leather used the bags will darken and create a patina over time.
Kickstarter: S$50 (USD36) Retail: S$99 (USD73).
Comes in two colour options: Vachetta and Black. Just add S$50 per wallet to your pledge.
Brass & Leather Keychain
Kickstarter: S$8 (USD6) Retail: S$13 (USD9).
Comes in two colour options: Vachetta and Black. Just add S$8 per keychain to your pledg
Risks and challenges
Our team is led by two seasoned entrepreneurs and a full team of 3 product designers and 3 prototypers that are dedicated to make the Rolltop Backpack a reality for our backers.
We work with different vendors and partners to enable the features that make the Rolltop Backpack as tough as it is; from the canvas to the bees wax supplier to the solid brass factory to the rivet suppliers and finally to the manufactures and shippers. We have worked with these vendors and partners for years and are confident in delivering our promise to you in the time mentioned.
To reduce risks, and to speed up production we are working with multiple partners in our manufacturing stage.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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