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$13,759
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141
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 17 2019
Last updated October 17, 2019

Commutercase: A Bag Built To Beat The Airlines (Canceled)

A hybrid duffel bag / laptop bag / briefcase perfect for your daily trip to work and weekends away. Built to travel 365 days a year.

Commutercase: A Bag Built To Beat The Airlines (Canceled)

A hybrid duffel bag / laptop bag / briefcase perfect for your daily trip to work and weekends away. Built to travel 365 days a year.

$13,759
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
141
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 17 2019
Last updated October 17, 2019

About


For people who commute on the train downtown and make a few stops (work, gym, bar w/friends, etc.) before heading home - or - the minimalist traveler who wants to save money for that next weekend getaway - this bag is for you.

The Commutercase is your 365-day travel bag.

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Unpacking Video: Check out everything you can fit inside the Commutercase + technical specs on the bag.


Bag Specs - 

  •  Dimensions: L - 15.75" (40.00cm) • H - 11.81" (30.00cm) • W - 7" (17.78cm)
  •  Litre Capacity (Main Compartment): 18L
  •  Strap Length: 35" (88.9cm) to 56" (142.24cm)

We all love getting away but traveling is expensive. The dimensions of the Commutercase qualify the bag as a personal item meaning it is free to bring with you regardless of who you fly with.

Discount Airlines: While their tickets are cheap, where they get you is on baggage fees. Even a carry-on can cost you up to $65 a flight, but all discount airlines let you bring a personal item for free which the Commutercase qualifies as. So pack light and save some money for your next weekend getaway!

Major Airlines (Domestic Flights): Nearly every major US airline now charges a $25 fee for a checked bag on domestic flights. So by maximizing your on-carry capacity -- Commutercase (personal item) + carry-on you can save $50 on a round trip flight! 

We connected with 2 backers/customers who bought our first bag (which was a HUGE success on Kickstarter) - CHECK IT OUT HERE and gave them a hands-on with the Commutercase. Here is what they had to say about the new bag.

Joey pre-ordered the bag from our site and has been a loyal customer ever since. He is also an amazing photographer and won a contest we did on Instagram, and included in the prize package was an exclusive "Backer Preview" of the Commutercase. His initial reaction was...

"Straight away I could tell Funk St. Outfitters had designed another flawless and niche bag. All of the bag's components feel top of the line and the functionality of each design choice, much like the Commuterpak, are deliberate and effective."

Instagram: @00jcarter

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When we moved from Atlanta to San Diego we connected with Millard who backed our first bag and has always been a positive supporter from the early days. We occasionally conversed on social media and so when we moved back, we reached out and wanted to see if we could show him the new bag. He agreed to take some shots and this is what he liked about the new bag...

"My absolute favorite part of the bag is the easy access to the main compartment with the pull tab dual zipper. This allows you to grab your essential gear quickly and gives you the peace of mind and security when closed.

Would allow the ability to carry all your essential gear for work and more space for traveling on a quick weekend getaway." 

Here a few more shots from our video shoot to give you a better look at the Commutercase

 • A great bag for the days when you gotta carry just a little more 

• When you don't head home straight from work

• Low profile aesthetic perfect for any situation.

• Lightweight materials and build make for a comfortable carry. 

Funk St is a family run company launched by Bryan Kinney in 2018 with the help/support of his wife Laura Kinney. With the additional help of family & friends/former colleagues in both the bag and mens lifestyle industry the brand was born. 

Advisors: We wanted to make sure the bag was made right, so we partnered with well respected industry vets in both the bag /gear space in the design & prototyping of the Commutercase

After the Kickstarter campaign we will not be offering this pre-sale pricing on our website, so this is definitely savings to take advantage of!

Note: To learn more about our first bag (Commuterpak) which is a perfect complement to the Commutercase - CLICK HERE

Risks and challenges

If the Commutercase is successfully funded, we will immediately place a purchase order with our manufacturing partner, a well-established vendor of many premium brands around the world. Our manufacturer, as well as others in the supply chain, are all set and ready to begin performing once they receive our green light to proceed. The funding will be used for meeting the MOQ, material acquisition, production, and fulfillment.

We learned a lot from our 1st Kickstarter campaign and are prepared for what can go wrong, but there is always the chance for unplanned circumstances that arise during the production period. However, our past experience will help in recognizing problems and resolving the issues quickly and efficiently.

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    Pledge US$ 69 or more About US$ 69

    Commuterpak - Version 2.0

    Get the upgraded/new version of our original bag which will be shipped at the same time as the Commutercase. Plus exclusive to Kickstarter we are offering FREE worldwide shipping!
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    Future Retail Price: $79.00

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    Super Early Bird: Commutercase

    The everyday travel bag that can literally save you money. Be one of the first people to back the bag and get it at a killer discount!

    Comes standard with removable shoulder strap and pad + limited lifetime warranty.
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    Future Retail Price: $119.00

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    Pledge US$ 95 or more About US$ 95

    Early Bird: Commutercase

    The everyday travel bag that can literally save you money. Be an early backer of the campaign and get the Commutercase at a significant discount off the future retail price.

    Comes standard with removable shoulder strap and pad + limited lifetime warranty.
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    Future Retail Price: $119.00

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    Pledge US$ 105 or more About US$ 105

    Kickstarter Special: Commutercase

    The everyday travel bag that can literally save you money. Back the Commutercase on Kickstarter for a discount off the future retail price.

    Comes standard with removable shoulder strap and pad + limited lifetime warranty.
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    Commuter Combo

    Get the Commutercase along with version 2.0 of our first bag the Commuterpak both at a KILLER discount.

    Comes standard with accessories + limited lifetime warranty.
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    Future Retail Price: $198.00

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    • Commuterpak 2.0
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Funding period

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