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Lincoln & Yuba Backpack
Lincoln & Yuba Backpack

We are extremely excited to introduce you to our Lincoln backpack; a customizable double compartment backpack designed for students, and our Yuba Backpack; a customizable single compartment backpack designed for those who carry less. 

Lincoln Backpack

Modular Customization System
Modular Customization System

 

Lincoln backpack with removable straps.
Lincoln backpack with removable straps.

Designed for students our Lincoln Backpack comes in Treeline Green water resistant canvas and is a customizable duel compartment pack with interchangeable handles, pockets, and straps. Internally there is a 15" padded laptop sleeve, a tablet pocket, and other pockets for organization.

 Yuba Backpack

Yuba backpack with removable front pockets.
Yuba backpack with removable front pockets.

 

Interchangeable Pockets & Straps
Interchangeable Pockets & Straps

 Our Yuba backpack is designed for those who carry less and comes in a Stone Grey water resistant canvas. Each pack has the option of customizable straps, handles, and pockets. It has a 13” padded laptop sleeve, as well as other pockets for organization.

 

 

Rewards

Each of our packs come with a black top handle as well as a black side handle. After our campaign ends, we will send out an email with instructions on how to choose one other color for each handle. (View Photo Below) 

After the campaign ends you will also be able to pick colors for your packs front straps, as well as add any other handles, straps, or pockets to your order.

Packs come with black handles, and your choice of colored handles.
Packs come with black handles, and your choice of colored handles.

 

 

Specifications 

 

 

How Are the Packs Customizable?

Both our Lincoln and Yuba backpacks are customizable through a hook and loop system. Customize your own pack with:

  • Handles that can be removed and swapped out for different colors.
  • Straps used to attach object, and add a pop of color.
  • Pockets to expand our packs carry capacity.
Removable Attachments
Removable Attachments

 

 

Hundreds of configurations.
Hundreds of configurations.

 Using hook and loop allows our backers to swap out attachments on their own, and also cuts out the expense of customizing within production. 

Minimal, Colorful, Expandable
Minimal, Colorful, Expandable

Removable Handles

 

Removable Top Handle
Removable Top Handle

  

Nylon Webbing Colors
Nylon Webbing Colors

Removable Top Zip Pocket

 

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Removable Front Zip Pocket 

 

 

 

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About

BARKER™ Bags & Accessories was started with the goal of making affordable custom accessories for students. BARKER™ realizes that students are extremely diverse in style and what they carry so we work to make our products as diverse as the people who use them. We look to make durable accessories that will last a lifetime and will work as well outdoors as they do in the classroom. BARKER™ was founded by Alexander Barker, a Salt Lake City based Product Designer, and is named after his large family of 10 children. 

Process

Starting with research we looked to make the perfect bags for students. After looking at what students carry, and market trends we began to sketch and develop in house prototypes. After perfecting the proportions, field testing the pack, and sewing multiple iterations we sent out our pack for a first sample, and have continued to work on manufacturers samples. Here is small glimpse of our process so far:

Prototype Development
Prototype Development

Thank You!

We just want to take a minute and thank our friends, family, and backers for helping us get to this point. We couldn't be more excited for the journey that is ahead of us. We can't do this alone though, so please help us by spreading the word using the social media buttons below! 

 

 

 

Special Thanks:

Music: kudo 

Video: Tim Thompson 

Warranty 

Our packs are built to last a lifetime, and come with a 1 year limited warranty. It is our goal to make you 100% happy with your purchase, so we will be here to help if any problems do come up. The best place to contact us is directly on our website at barkerbags.com/contact or through social media.

Customs & Duties

Unfortunately our international shipping cost does not include VAT, GST, or other country taxes. This mean you will be responsible to pay all freight, duties, and taxes if they are requested by your country. 

 

Risks and challenges

Being our first product to market there are expected challenges that will arrive along the way. We have done our best to plan for this by working with professional sourcing, manufacturing, and fulfillment centers to reduce risk.

That being said, there are challenges that accure that are outside our control for example shipping containers getting stuck in processing. We have developed our schedule with these challenges in mind, and will do everything in our power to get our products to you on time.

We trust the Kickstarter community to understand when delays occur, but we have worked extremely hard to reduce these risks. It is our number one goal to make our backers 100% happy with our service and products and we look forward to delivering on that.

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    Become a part of our email list, where we will send special promotions and giveaways to our backers. You will also get the chance to help us decide on future products and colors through surveys.

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    (Early Bird) Yuba Backpack

    Receive our Yuba backpack at our Early Bird price. Includes black top and side handles, as well as your personal color choice of handles and front straps.

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    Yuba Backpack

    Receive our Yuba backpack which Includes black top and side handles, as well as your personal color choice of handles and front straps.

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    EARLY BIRD Lincoln Backpack

    Receive our Lincoln backpack at our Early Bird price. Includes black top and side handles, as well as your personal color choice of handles and front straps.

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    (Early Bird) Yuba Backpack + Pockets

    Receive our Yuba backpack (with custom straps and handles) + two removable front pockets at an Early Bird price.

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    • Yuba Backpack
    • Custom Top & Side Handles
    • Custom Front Straps
    • Removable Top Zip Pocket
    • Removable Front Zip Pocket
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    Lincoln Backpack

    Receive our Lincoln backpack + Custom handles and straps. Includes black top and side handles, as well as your personal color choice of handles and front straps.

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    Yuba Backpack + Pockets

    Receive our Yuba backpack (with custom straps and handles) + two removable front pockets.

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    • Custom Front Straps
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    (Early Bird) Lincoln Backpack + Pockets

    Receive our Lincoln backpack (with custom straps and handles) + two removable front pockets at an Early Bird price.

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    Lincoln Backpack + Pockets

    Receive our Lincoln backpack (with custom straps and handles) + two removable front pockets.

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    Starter Pack

    Receive our custom Lincoln and Yuba backpack with handles and straps in all 6 colors, as well as our removable top and front zip pockets in both colors

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    • Lincoln Backpack
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    Your Backpack Featured

    You will be given the opportunity to create your own custom style for our backpacks. You will go through and choose from our colored handles, choose pockets/straps, and choose a name for the bag style. We will then feature that style you have created along side our other preset styles on our website and social media. We will also send you both bags in your new custom style.

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    • Custom Named Color Palette
    • Yuba Backpack
    • Lincoln Backpack
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