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Hand-cut in Switzerland from recycled truck tarps. Our first rolling travel bag: spacious when you need it, compact when you don't.
The world's first inflatable
travel bag that's spacious when you need it and compact when you don't.
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ZIPPELIN? Don’t miss it again, and sign up to our newsletter for updates.
The world's first inflatable travel bag that's spacious when you need it and compact when you don't. Did you miss the chance to get your ZIPPELIN? Don’t miss it again, and sign up to our newsletter for updates.
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    1. FREITAG lab Creator on October 27

      Dear @Daddy Warbucks, how're you? Happy to hear that you'll visit Zurich in May. We hope that you'll understand that we can't invite our backers to the F-actory due to logistics but need to stick to the delivery rules for each reward. However, it would be great if you pop by one of our two F-Stores in Zurich to say Hi.

    2. Daddy Warbucks on October 26

      Just out of curiosity.... If I'm in Zurich in May and the bags are ready, can I just pick my bag up from the factory??

    3. FREITAG lab Creator on October 19

      Dear @Darkidra, you should try to upload your payment info once again, or apply a different payment method. Otherwise feel free to message us and we can work out payment a different way. Thanks!

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      Darkidra TvDj on October 18

      I have the amount of money but it doesnt let me pay it

    5. FREITAG lab Creator on October 16

      Dear @Vorathep, it's excatly how @Raphaël (thank you!) already stated: There'll be as many planzer, silver and black ZIPPELIN mixed to the selection as usual so there's of course no disadvantage for all our early bird backeres.

    6. FREITAG lab Creator on October 16

      Dear @Howe, we're actually very happy with that we achieved a weight of only 3.6 kg for ZIPPELIN by using an inflatable inner tube instead of a heavy frame. Assuming that you're not travelling with a ZIPPELIN full of wine bottles you can pack whatever you need on your trip without hitting the weight limit of airlines. So we're currently not testing any lighter options.

    7. Daddy Warbucks on October 15

      @HoweChong - - What I would recommend to help with the weight issue is to inflate the inner tube with helium.. That should shave something off the total weight.

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      Raphaël R. on October 15

      @ varathep :
      Freitag already reply to that :
      “Dear @Pracha, no, this means that there'll be as many planzer, silver and black ZIPPELIN mixed to the selection (from where you'll choose) as usual. So you still have the chance to pick one of these just no guarantee.”

    9. Vorathep Tantivorawong on October 14

      As a Priority Boarding backer, I am quite upset that Planzer, Black and Silver will not be in the mix for us to choose from as you are charging more for these "in demand" tarps. I don't mind paying more to be in the first group to choose from the mix. But, removing those "in demand" tarps out of the mix mid-way through the campaign is really questionable.

      You should have announced right from the start to all early backers that these "in demand" tarps won't be in the mix. I, for one, would not have backed the project had I known this right from the start.

    10. Howe Chong on October 13

      Congratulations! I am looking forward to receiving my ZIPPELIN. Understand that tarps are heavy but wondering if you will try to reduce anymore weight of the bag as looking online i see a lot of similar sized duffles with rollers under 3.5 kg.

    11. FREITAG lab Creator on October 13

      Dear all, thank you very much for your feedback and your support during the campaign! We are so pumped and can't wait for you to receive your ZIPPELINs.
      There would have been only a few more backers needed to reach our stretch goal of 1’111. Staying true to All-or-nothing funding––a core part of Kickstarter––we simply have to acknowledge that we didn’t reach that second goal. Nevertheless, we not only met our funding goal but surpassed it by incredible 489% – THANK YOU! We'll make sure to keep you updated on production, shipping, and anything else. Nice FREITAG to all of you!

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      sonnleitner siegfried on October 13

      Gratulation!
      Innovative Produkte haben immer einen hohen Stellenwert, dieser Umstand wird vom Konsumenten bzw. der Konsumentinnen honoriert. Super wäre es wenn es von Seiten der Company Freitag aus diesem Grund Goodies geben würde, obwohl die angestrebte Anzahl von 1111 Unterstützern/Unterstützerinnen nicht erreicht wurde. Eine Rückantwort wäre sehr nett.
      Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus Wien
      siggi sonnleitner

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      Froidevaux Catherine on October 13

      Félicitation, bravo pour la réalisation de votre projet. Au plaisir de recevoir le "dirigeable de voyage"

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      Aad Boon on October 13

      Go Freitag Go and keep us updated on the progress

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      Raphaël R. on October 13

      I agree with Bave!

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      Jens Wingerath on October 13

      Hello Zipperlein Team,
      Such a great Idea is now about to come reality, production is financed, and I cant wait until hold my Zipperlin im my Hands. Also great you decided to use zippers which could be locked, for traveling such a helpful thought. Thank you for your effort.

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      Bave Drudeck on October 12

      I agree with what Daddy Warbucks says. Considering 40 backers (including myself) chose the Double Booking option, they should be counted as two. 1071 + 40=1111 =)

    18. FREITAG lab Creator on October 12

      Thanks for your thoughts, @Daddy! Let's see what happens till the camaign ends tonight.

    19. Daddy Warbucks on October 11

      Here's what I think.... I think the 1,000+ of us should get the cool keychain you TRULY want all of us to have even though the arbitrary 1,111 supporter goal wasn't met. Considering some supporters have purchased 2 bags, that's got to count for something.

    20. FREITAG lab Creator on October 11

      @Hannah, reading your comment is a lovely start into the day. Thank you! Can't wait to send ZIPPELIN on the journey with you.

    21. FREITAG lab Creator on October 11

      Hi @Marcel, thank you very much! Even when not full, the height of ZIPPELIN stays due to the pumped inner tube the same (85 cm). So ZIPPELIN needs to be checked-in at any packing stage. For carry on luggage you might like our F512 VOYAGER (www.freitag.ch/f512).

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      Hannah on October 10

      Hi Zippelin team, I just wanted to say I love love love these bags! I like mystery and can not wait to receive my bags next year! Thankyou for create something unique :)

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      Marcel
      Superbacker
      on October 10

      Love this campaign and can't wait to get my hands on my zippelin! Quick q - as the bag can also be used / compressed when not completely full - does this even make it compatible for use as hand luggage potentially? Would be awesome...! Thx Marcel

    24. FREITAG lab Creator on October 10

      Hi @Daddy, we don't like penalties. What we do like is setting our prices according to delivery dates, to advance colour choices (as choosing to have a black ZIPPELIN for sure) and to the time we use for sourcing (hunting black trucks is much more difficult than for e.g. blue ones).
      Oh, before we forget: we're happy that you like ZIPPELIN :)

    25. Daddy Warbucks on October 10

      @So.....charging more for plain colours is kind of like a penalty for those who don't dare to be different?

      I have to admit, it's a nice looking bag.. I may need to set up a second account and get one.

    26. FREITAG lab Creator on October 10

      Dear @Pracha, no, this means that there'll be as many planzer, silver and black ZIPPELIN mixed to the selection (from where you'll choose) as usual. So you still have the chance to pick one of these just no guarantee.

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      Precha Yongudomkij on October 10

      thanks for reply at once,
      so answer still means that "NO" PLANZER,black or silver tarp in choices for or priority group or early birds ,isn't it?
      I think this make occasions of up price resell go wild !

    28. FREITAG lab Creator on October 10

      Hi @Precha, thank you very much for your thoughts. We of course don't want to leave priority boarding and early bird backers behind in any way. These backers will be invited to choose from a wide range of different ZIPPELIN. If you check our online store (www.freitag.ch) you see out of how many different colours and designs (with or without prints, red, black, yellow, silver, blue, grey mixed with green, with captions, planzer style ...) we create our products and this is exactly what we'll do with ZIPPELIN too. The special colour editions such as PLANZER, SILVER LINER or ALL BLACK are for people who prefere to have the look of their ZIPPELIN already defined over choosing from a wide selection.

    29. FREITAG lab Creator on October 10

      Dear @Daddy Warbucks, we also love our colourful one-off-a-kind bags but there're still some shy people out there who rather stay undercover than unique. In addition black tarp is really rare and so will be the few ZIPPELIN from the ALL BLACK EDITION.

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      Precha Yongudomkij on October 10

      Question is ... the group like priority boarding and early birds will have chance of black,planzer of silver tarp to be choose first or not? and at adequate amount?
      the more offer in way that backer must pay more to received the exact color , pattern or tarp to be used , in my opinion, make early backers feel confuse about their decision they have made , Is this injustice for groups like priority boarding and/or early birds group? like me. I think that we have been cut-off ,reduce choices to have black,silver or PLANZER pattern in our first group, It deserve for upgrade and also pay more money into the new offer one. If your target is to make more number backers to reach 1xxx, it seem to be not like that, you target on fund rising,isn t it?
      The option like black or PLANZER or silver liner make me feel not comfort to change .I hope that all yr guys should look after Prior or early backers that comes first to support without any hesitate first.

    31. Daddy Warbucks on October 10

      ......? Black? Doesn't that pretty much offset one of the key selling points in your video? (The bags standing out from others on the baggage carousel)... Since you're reverting to "normal" with that one, I think the price should be cheaper..not more expensive.

    32. FREITAG lab Creator on October 10

      Dear @Howe, ZIPPELIN holds good when 70 percent full. Just make sure that you put the heavier things at the bottom of the bag when packing. In addition, there're already straps around ZIPPELIN and it helps to tighten them for further stability.

    33. Howe Chong on October 9

      Thank you for the quick reply. From your experience how would it hold if 70 percent full? I am asking as in my case my luggage is usually not full at the start of a trip and becomes full at end of a trip. Would any of the straps help to compress the bag to help on structure?

    34. FREITAG lab Creator on October 9

      Hi @Howe, sorry but we did not shoot any pictures with a half full ZIPPELIN since you can travel with a half full ZIPPELIN but we do not recomment that. The inflatable frame holds in any packing stages (the tube becomes really hard when pumped up) but ZIPPELIN is much more stable when fully packed (due to the additional weight).

    35. Howe Chong on October 9

      Since all pictures show it as fully filled it will be good to see how it looks and carries when not full. Also how the inflatable frame holds.

    36. Howe Chong on October 9

      Hi have backed the silver version. Wondering if you can share a picture of zeppelin being carried on body and rolled on ground when half full .

    37. FREITAG lab Creator on October 9

      Dear @David, there's currently no possibility to buy the wheels and axles separately from us. Of course we'll help you out in case you need to repair ZIPPELIN. As Daddy Warbucks stated right you can also buy common kickboard wheels if you want to own an extra set.

    38. FREITAG lab Creator on October 9

      @Michael, vielen Dank für deinen Input. Wir denken derzeit darüber nach, eine kleine Pumpe für ZIPPELIN ins Sortiment unseres Online Stores aufzunehmen. Werden euch dazu sicher via Backer Updates auf dem Laufenden halten.

    39. FREITAG lab Creator on October 9

      Hi @Jace, we believe that our products should outlive The Rolling Stones, so we repair the effects of normal wear and tear free of charge for three years after the purchase.

    40. FREITAG lab Creator on October 9

      @Mercedes, the bag holds 85 litres and since truck tarp is super tough you can fill it with a lot of heavy things. We did not do a maximum loading test but are pretty sure that it's almost impossible to overload ZIPPELIN. When not full, the structure will still hold, just make sure that you put the heavier things on the bottom and the lighter on top.

    41. FREITAG lab Creator on October 9

      Dear Ox, thanks for your thoughts. There's no need to worry. We travelled already a lot with ZIPPELIN and lost wheels were never an issue even when not removing the wheels when check-in the bag. The quick-release axles are a save thing.

    42. Daddy Warbucks on October 8

      @David.. I think they said in an update that the wheels they use are normal scooter wheels (like on a razor scooter....). If so, replacement wheels should be available at any skate shop. Axles may be a problem though.

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      David W on October 8

      Hello Freitag Lab,
      Would it be possible to purchase a spare set of wheels and axles as an add now? Thank you.

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      Michael Ebers on October 7

      Ich würde mir eine kleine Pumpe für den Zippelin wünschen. Wäre es möglich für jeden Backer eine Pumpe mitzuliefern? Eine kleine Pumpe die man bequem im Zippelin verstauen könnte? Ich müsste mir extra eine kaufen....

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      jace on October 7

      Wondering if there is any warranty for the Zippelin?

    46. Mercedes (Mandy)
      Superbacker
      on October 6

      Great video. I was wondering how much weight can the bag hold, and if you don't fill the bag full will the structure still hold? Thank you.

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      ox on October 6

      Hi,
      I'm also concerned with the wheels release in unwanted situation (like forgetting to remove them before checking in at the airport, or simply some unfortunate events while walking/storing it on a train, therefore loosing the wheel).
      Wouldn't it be possible to have some sort of lock on the mechanism? Looking at how it works it could be as simple an hole where we can insert a pin (even a simple paper clip) so that the unlock mechanism cannot be pushed, doesn't look extremely hard to implement nor it has any drawback since without a pin it will simply have the same exact functionality as right now but clearly I don't have the full picture
      thanks

    48. FREITAG lab Creator on October 4

      Hi @Anna, the wheels are indeed constructed to be taken off and stored when checking in ZIPPELIN (see GIF 2 and 3 in the "how it works" section). Just be prepared for some impressed comments from airport staff members (yes, that really happend already to more than one of our prototype testers :)).

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