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We redesigned the classic beach tote from the sand up to make your next outing a Breeze. It's the beach bag you'll take everywhere.
We redesigned the classic beach tote from the sand up to make your next outing a Breeze. It's the beach bag you'll take everywhere.
301 backers pledged $45,068 to help bring this project to life.

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The Breeze Bag - The Ultimate Beach Bag

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Designed for sun, sea, sand & fun, The Breeze is the ultimate beach bag. Configurable, organized, convertible, adaptable, and it's built to last so it’s ready for whatever adventure awaits.

Everyone loves a beach tote. And so do we. But we were frustrated by its' limitations and knew it could be so much more! So we redesigned the beach tote from the sand up – giving it a long overdue 21st century upgrade. With patent-pending designs, increased functionality, and pockets galore, The Breeze makes getting to and from the beach and everywhere in between stress and hassle-free.

Nothing's worse than when you hunt for your beach snacks and finally find them crushed in the bottom of your bag. Or when you realize you forgot your "wet bag" a.k.a. a plastic grocery bag and your towels end up soaked. Ugh.

So we developed patent-pending pop sections to protect your stuff from getting, wet, sandy or smushed and to adjust to you wherever the day takes you.

The pop sections are completely enclosed – no leaking from one section to the other – to keep wet items from co-mingling with dry ones. The color-coded sections make it easy to designate sections for specific items – no dropping that wet suit in the dry side. Plus, the walls of the pop-sections are rigid to protect snacks – even bananas!

Pop out a section in the morning and fill it up with your dry towels or snacks; pop out a section later in the day to hold wet towels and suits. Easy breezy.

Bucket beach totes are just one big black hole. No matter how organized your bag is at the start of the day, as soon as one person reaches in it's a complete disaster. And by the end of the day, your stuff seems to have multiplied with nowhere to go.

That's why we designed dedicated spaces for all of your beach essentials. So you can spend less time digging through your bag and more time digging in the sand.

And we take packing very seriously, so we made sure there's a place for everything you need to make your day complete. In addition to the outer padded sunglasses pocket (this is where we stash our quick-access items too), there are pockets for all of the miscellany: magazines, tablets, books, sunscreens, Chapstick, phones, wallets, first aid kit, diapers and wipes. And a key-clip so keys don't get lost in the shuffle.

The three insulated, sweat-proof, neoprene beverage holders keep your water, wine, and even a six-pack, nice and cool.

 And it's big, so The Breeze can fit everything you need with ease.

You know when you arrive at the beach and you've got a trek ahead? And your overloaded tote is digging into your shoulder? And you are trying to man the kids and the cooler? And it’s hot...

Well, that’s why we made this tote a convertible. Simply pull out the straps and – voila! – your beach tote becomes a backpack! So you can get to your destination with ease while your hands are free for more important things.

Between beach chairs, totes, toys, and kids, getting to the beach can be a drag...

But with The Breeze, it doesn't have to be. We added elastic cargo straps with just the right amount of stretch so there’s room for all of your surplus gear – with hands to spare! Simply clip, loop, or slide in whatever needs toting and go. All in one effortless trip…. Ahh.

      

We built The Breeze to stand up to harsh conditions. Made from industrial canvas, heavy-duty neoprene, water-resistant sail cloth, industrial elastic, and stainless steel hardware, The Breeze Bag plays hard so that you can too. And when the play is done, these sea-worthy materials make it easy to clean.

 We figure if it's good enough for sail boats it's good enough for us!

The Breeze is not just a beach tote. It will be your go-to travel bag, your picnic bag, your camping bag, your dog-day-in-the-park bag, your grocery bag, your pool bag, your camera bag, your soccer practice bag, your climbing bag, your go-anywhere bag.

New to Kickstarter? Welcome!! Experienced Kickstarter? Welcome back!

We really need your help to make this project a reality. Your pledge will get us one step closer to our fundraising goal of $18,500. The money we raise will be used to get the first manufacturing run underway.

We are so completely full of thanks and gratitude for all of you and for helping us reach our goal on the first day!! To all those who have backed us and to those who have helped to spread word - thank you, thank you for your support and for making this project become a reality! Can't wait to help you all beach easy!

Currently, The Breeze is available in navy blue with turquoise straps. But, with your support, we will be able to offer The Breeze in additional colors!

Here's a sneak peek at the next two designs inspired by some of our favorite places. Check back for more as we'll keep updating this throughout the campaign.

From the Founder, Rebecca Sama

I grew up with sand in my toes and the sea at my back and have been chasing waves ever since. From my hometown on the coast of Maine to the remote shores of Magdalena Bay to the laid back surf of Manhattan Beach, the beach has always been my happy place. And now it's a love I share with my two little girls!

But more often not I found myself getting super frustrated by the impracticality of my beach tote. No matter how organized I was from the get go with bags inside bags inside bags, I could never find anything, everything was cramped, dry clothes ended up wet, food got crushed, and keys inevitably got lost in the shuffle. I needed a bag that could get me and my family to the beach and back stress-free. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, so I took matters into my own hands and The Breeze Bag was born.

Working with an incredible team of fellow beach lovers, surfers, climbers, bikers and sailors, we developed the ultimate beach bag. A bag that makes getting to the beach – and back – with your kids and your gear easy. No extra trips, no chair left behind, nothing lost. So you can spend more time doing what you love.

The Breeze Bag is everything I dreamed it could be – blending form, function and style. And I can't wait to share it with you!

We have a shared passion for creating smart products that make life easier. Each of us brings our own expertise. Combined we have experience bringing new products to market, all areas of design, marketing, building communities (hello TipHero!), but most importantly working as a team. The team makes us each stronger!

Drinks: With three insulated neoprene slots to you can easily tote water bottles, wine bottles or even a six pack – sweat-free!

Media: Yes, now you can bring your tablets, magazines and books to the beach without worrying about them getting covered with sand. Just tuck them in the padded media sleeve.

Skincare: Stay protected while your stuff stays put inside easy-access zipped mesh-pockets. Perfect for all your sunscreens (face, body, kids!), Chapstick and first-aid kit too. Diapers and wipes fit here too.

Sunglasses: Keep your shades protected and in easy reach with the padded outer pocket. Great spot for sunscreen and phones too.

Keys: Simply clip-in to the easy-access key ring so no more lost keys!

Phones: Keep this in the padded outer pocket or zipped securely inside.

Wallets: There's even a hidden pocket for valuables, but we can't tell you where...

Towels & Beach Blankets: Tuck in the pop-section, or stow in the cargo straps.

Beach snacks: Pop out another section and load it up with your fuel for the day.

Beach chairs: Clip them in the cargo loops and carry in backpack mode, or if you've got a backpack beach chair, throw them on your back and throw your Breeze over your shoulder.

Beach toys: Clip them in the cargo loops too.

Kids, coolers and boards? You are hands-free now, so you've got a couple free for hand-holding and cooler toting!

Congrats, you just won summer!

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CUSTOMS & DUTIES INFORMATION

BREEZE BAG cannot mark orders as gifts. This is illegal, so we will not be able to do this.

Our prices DO NOT include VAT, GST or other country taxes.

As many of you know, our terms of sale for international orders are FOB destination. This means that you pay all freight and duties or taxes. As we are shipping these products all over the world, it is impossible for us to build in the various duties, VAT and GST tax for each location through Kickstarter.

We found this handy tool, that can assist you in calculating duties. Remember to convert the U.S. dollars to your local currency:

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/

Risks and challenges

We are working closely with manufacturers and suppliers across the globe to ensure that we have the highest quality materials, along with master craftsman involved in the creation of this cutting edge design. There is a high level of precision required to make sure everything works as specified. We will be testing and prototyping throughout the campaign to make sure everything is perfect and that we meet the December delivery time. We want to get this right and deliver you the very best product, so there may be delays if something doesn't meet our standards. So far, the process has been smooth, but you never know when you'll hit a bump in the road! Knock on wood!

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