About this project
Over the past year we have been learning from your implicit needs to design military inspired crossover bags for the frontier and the workplace.
Inspired by nearly a decade of military service and a lifetime of adventures, we're proud to launch the ALCON backpack and GTG duffel in our hometown of Minneapolis.
With your help we can start producing these bags as soon as this campaign ends.
Thanks for checking us out!
This pack is designed for the urban recreationalist and gear junkie.
Inspired by many of the tactical features you asked for, including quick trapdoor access, improved interior visibility, hidden dry storage pockets, modular patch system, full length side pocket, protective hood, a padded laptop pocket, and more.
The ALCON is constructed with black waxed canvas and 1680D ballistic nylon. This pack is comfortable, lightweight, and rugged for your next adventure.
W12" x H18" x D5"
Volume: 1,080 Cu. In.
This weekender is designed for the urban traveler and spontaneous getaways. Inspired by many of the ALCON features, including durable black ripstop interior, hidden dry storage pockets, and more. This bag is comfortable, lightweight, and rugged for your next trip.
The GTG is constructed with black waxed canvas, 1680D ballistic nylon, and leather hand straps.
W20" x H12" x D10"
Volume: 2,400 Cu. In.
The patch system is designed to give you quick and easy access to everyday items. All patches are interchangeable and secured with industrial strength Velcro.
Paracord survival straps are used in the field by Macgyvers around the world. This 5in keychain unravels into 7ft of survival awesomeness.
The Fidelis Notebook is perfect for chronicling your adventures on the frontier and around the city. The notebook fits perfectly in our accessory pocket patches (mesh and solid versions). The interior pages also have grids to make sure you can sketch accurately.
Founded in 2012, our products are inspired by nearly a decade of military service and a lifetime of adventures. Fidelis, faithful, is the defining principle born into all aspects of our company.
We’re a scrappy team of veterans, creative professionals, and gear junkies that mashup the intelligent design of tactical gear and urban aesthetics into bags that transcend work and play, indoors and out.
Tim O'Neil - After deployments to Asia and the Middle East as an Infantry Officer in the Marines, Tim wanted to bring the quality of rugged well built gear to his new life as a urban professional.
Brandon Jernigan - Brandon is the creative of the team. He's backpacked 5 continents and honed his craft as a commercial photographer. He also sprouted a mullet at the tender age of 7.
Et al. We also want to acknowledge all the help we have received from others along the way. Thanks!
Our bags are cut and sewn on American soil. We're also proud members of the Maker's Coalition, an initiative to bring back the cut and sew industry back to the States.
We're bootstrapping this venture and manufacturing in the US demands more upfront production costs. We strategically source most of our materials domestically, and occasionally incorporate some of the most innovative tactical components from around the world.
We've elected to manufacture limited first edition bags to ensure tighter quality assurance and the production of the most rugged, reliable, and progressive gear.
These bags have been rigorously tested and after multiple revisions, we're ready to "click" manufacture.
The only problem is we can't make these bags yet.
With your support, we can cut and sew these bags right here in Minnesota as soon this campaign ends.
Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Tim & Brandon
Risks and challenges
After rigorous field testing and countless design revisions, we understand how to make quality bags. Producing smaller minimum order quantities occasionally create scheduling challenges due to vendor's prioritizing larger orders. Our timeline takes this risk into consideration and after speaking with vendors, we do not anticipate any delays.
We have relevant cut & sew experience, but there are always quality assurance risks of consistent production. To mitigate this risk, we have strategically partnered with manufacturing firms in our hometown, Minneapolis, that we know and trust. We are confident that the ALCON and GTG will be manufactured according to our high standards, specifications and most importantly - your needs.
We'd love for this campaign to be wildly successful, which could potentially create capacity constraints for our manufacturer. In preparation for our Kickstarter launch, we have confirmed with our manufacturing and supply partners about their ability to fulfill significantly larger order quantities.
We have made the decision to ship overseas, which can be challenging in terms of time, costs, and tracking ability. We will work diligently to keep the lines of communication open as we fulfill each reward level.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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