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The Folkland Rolltop Backpack is simple in form & function, and built in the PNW USA with classic & durable canvas and leather.
The Folkland Rolltop Backpack is simple in form & function, and built in the PNW USA with classic & durable canvas and leather.
The Folkland Rolltop Backpack is simple in form & function, and built in the PNW USA with classic & durable canvas and leather.
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FOLKLAND is an up and coming American heritage brand crafting quality made goods with the best in durable materials and a heart for new adventures. 

INTRODUCING THE ROLLTOP PACK

The Folkland Rolltop Pack is the bag that started it all. Before the brand name Folkland existed, we had built our first few Rolltop prototypes using the canvas from old army duffle bags we picked up from the local antique store. This was over a year and a half ago, and we have been putting the Rolltop prototypes to hard use while building new prototypes and experimenting with different materials. We've had to make slight modifications over time while we figure out what needs to change, and we've been releasing limited small batches of the Rolltop Pack during the different design phases. Now we're happy with the design and ready to kick start the Rolltop into circulation. 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The Rolltop Pack is built for people who want simplicity and durability more than they want bells and whistles. We wanted to build a pack that would last forever, taking all sorts of abuse, but still simple in its design and function. A locking clasp that can be operated with a single hand quickly, sturdy materials that you notice the minute you touch it, and a classic timeless appearance that speaks to an older time.

Folkland Rolltop in Field Tan, Pine and Black
Folkland Rolltop in Field Tan, Pine and Black

 The Folkland Rolltop Pack is simple in form, simple in function and built to high standards. 24oz thick sturdy canvas, solid brass hardware,  and thick leather make a pack built with the best in materials. Includes a large interior pocket (11" x 8.5") suitable for keeping laptops, tablets  or books separated from the other bag contents. The solid bronze closure (made in Italy) is easy to operate single-handedly and the clasp has a locking function to keep contents secure in rough terrain or questionable crowds.  

THE DETAILS

  • Available in Pine, Black, Field Tan, and all Leather!
  • 12" Wide x 4-5" Deep x 18-22" Tall
  • Weight: Canvas 3.5 lbs. Leather 4.5 lbs
  • 15-17 adjustable liter capacity via two D-ring closing points
  • Single 8.5" x 11" wide interior pocket and 13" tall bag divider (see photo)
  • 24oz heavy weight Commercial Water Resistant Duck Canvas
  • Unique solid bronze closing snap, with locking feature and easy single-handed use.
  • Thick weather resistant full-grain leather source from America and Mexico
  • Solid brass rivets and hardware ensure durability
  • Manufactured by us in our Folkland workshop in the inland PNW USA

STRETCH GOAL ADD-ON??

Pack Insert Prototype
Pack Insert Prototype

Jump over to our Discussion Post on the potential addition of an organizer Insert and chime in on the discussion!

NEW! ALL LEATHER ROLLTOP

We've been on a long hunt for the best leather option in building the Rolltop, and we're happy to have found this rustic leather to use for our standard all-leather Rolltop option.

QUESTION: Do you like the black straps on this leather pack, or would you rather get one with the dark brown leather straps? Let us know in the comments. We can be easily persuaded to make the strap colors optional. :)

NEW! DARK BROWN ALL LEATHER ROLLTOP

10/25/18 - We just made Dark Brown a color option for our backers choosing the All Leather Rolltop Pack. It's shown here with the matching brown strap. 

All Leather Rolltop in Dark Brown
All Leather Rolltop in Dark Brown
Shown with our prototype Pack Insert. See our Post Update for more on the Insert.
Shown with our prototype Pack Insert. See our Post Update for more on the Insert.

THE COLOR OPTIONS

Interested in a different color option or combo? We're interested in your feedback, and potential color additions for this campaign. Let us know in the comments or a message.

A CLOSER LOOK

 Our unique closure clasp is cast from solid bronze in expert Italian craftsmanship. It features the ability to lock, preventing easy access to the pack contents, as well as simple and quick access without the hassle of traditional buckles.

15-17 Liter Capacities
15-17 Liter Capacities

Built for Outdoor Adventure

Built for Every Day

Built for Adverse Weather

Our 24oz ultra thick Duck Canvas is water resistant with it's unique weave and finishing treatment. It's ready to resist the elements, while maintaining that classic aesthetic and old world charm. 

 WAXED CANVAS?

Push the water resistance to the next level by waxing your canvas! Waxed canvas is a popular textile in constantly wet areas like the Pacific Northwest. While the duck canvas of our Rolltop Pack is already water resistant, that resistance still has its limits. A solid waxing of your pack will offer 2 features.

  • Greater water resistance for torrential down-pours and longer term water exposure
  • A firmer temper on the canvas, means it holds its structure and shape better. This can be handy when accessing the depths of the pack.

Coming Video: Waxing your Folkland Rolltop Pack

We've had fun waxing our own packs, and love the finished results. We think you'll appreciate it as well, including the added touch of modifying your own bag making it that much more personal. We're currently putting together an instructional video to help with your waxing efforts, should you choose to do so. We're big fans of the awesome PNW brand, Otterwax®, and we stock their fabric wax on our website for purchase. 

Waxing The Rolltop Pack
Waxing The Rolltop Pack
Waxing the Folkland Rolltop Pack
Waxing the Folkland Rolltop Pack

READY FOR MORE?

We're always throwing our latest adventure photos on Instagram. Give us a follow to see what's coming next. We've got a dozen pack designs already under way with prototypes and field tested design. Follow along and give us your input on what you're interested in!

WHY WE NEED YOU!

By backing the Rolltop Pack here on Kickstarter, you're helping us to release the Rolltop Pack in it's final form as well as purchase a bulk order of the needed canvas and leather materials. This allows us to offer the Rolltop at a discount to all of you Kickstarter Backers, while helping our small new company get our products off the ground. We're grateful for your support.

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Folkland Weekender Duffle Bag. Sized to the maximum airline carry-on dimensions! We're already fine tuning the design aspects of a rugged Weekender Duffle bag, and are planning the next Kickstarter campaign even now! Follow our Kickstarter profile and be notified when our next campaign goes live in 2019!

Coming Next Campaign! The Weekender Bag.
Coming Next Campaign! The Weekender Bag.

Risks and challenges

There's always risk involved in backing a Kickstarter project. While the Folkland brand is new, the creators behind the brand have their hand in multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns with proven on-time delivery results.

Our only risk will fall on our suppliers being able to supply materials we need to craft the Rolltop Packs. With a solid relationship history with our suppliers, we're confident that the risk of delay is very minimal, and our loyalty to customers is very high. We will see the campaign through, no matter how many setbacks could potentially occur. We just ask that you be willing to patiently wait beyond our promised delivery dates if a supplier should fall behind their delivery schedule. And we'd thank you for your understanding and support.

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    EARLY BIRD Rolltop Pack - Pine

    CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TO USA - Simple and durable 24oz duck canvas and sturdy full grain leather Rolltop Pack in the Pine colorway. (MSRP $375)

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    EARLY BIRD Rolltop Pack - Field Tan

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    Rolltop Pack - Field Tan

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    Custom Colorway Folkland Rolltop

    The ROLLTOP built entirely to your preference with canvas color and leather. Brown leather, on black Canvas? Field Tan canvas and black leather? Your choice of materials for a unique combination makes this reward extra special to you.

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    EARLY BIRD Rolltop Pack - Leather

    Receive it in time for CHRISTMAS! The ROLLTOP built entirely in a rugged durable full grain American tanned leather. (MSRP $450)

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    2-PACK Rolltop - Canvas Options

    EARLY BIRD with CHRISTMAS DELIVERY - Get 2 Rolltop Packs in any of the 3 color options. We'll survey you after the campaign to see which colors you want.

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    2-PACK Rolltop - 1 Canvas & 1 Leather

    EARLY BIRD with CHRISTMAS DELIVERY - Get 2 Rolltop Packs. One in any of the 3 color options and one in all leather. We'll survey you after the campaign to see which colors you want.

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