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GRINGO Travel BagsBy GRINGO Travel Bags
First created
GRINGO Travel BagsBy GRINGO Travel Bags
First created
€30,498
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
138
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 10 2019

About


The GRINGO all-terrain travel bag allows you to take your gear wherever your adventure brings you. 

Revolutionary interchangeable wheel positioning sytem

The patent pending wheel system let's you choose between 3 wheel position: smooth, urban & off-road. Each wheel position is specially designed for the different surface that your adventures take you. A simple and light press on the lever shifts the wheel into the next position. It's designed to be lightweight and extremely strong.

Big silent lightweight wheels

There's no bag with wheels as big as GRINGO's. It allows you to tackle any obstacle, and keeps the bag rolling in even the loosest and softest surfaces. And as a big plus, the wheels are silent - they won't make that annoying noise on cobblestone!

Shoulder straps

Sometimes it can be more convenient to carry the bag on your back. That's why we've included comfortable minimalistic shoulder straps - without adding weight or taking up space.

Check in size

The bag has a massive 85L volume, perfect for your bigger trips. It's unique low and wide design creates a compact bag with the ultimate stability.

High end construction and materials

The bag is fully purpose built, with high end lightweight marerials like PU-coated 1000d Cordura, YKK Aquaguard zippers and a hardshell waterproof bottom. It even includes clever features like hidden-, fleece, and waterproof compartments, MOLLE styled webbing and three main inside compartments for optimal organization.





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A simple and light press with your foot on the lever allows the wheel to automatically shift to the next position. The lever automatically shifts back into position closest to the bag, so that it won't be in the way between the wheel and an obstacle. You can easily change between all wheel positions, you don't have to follow the order as shown in the video. 

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Please be informed that these are the measurements of the current design prototype, which might slightly differ from the final production model. Most likely to differ is the weight (*). We aim to make the final production model as light as possible, with the current weight (or lower) as the goal. However, a deviation of 10-15% could be possible.


Inside

  • 3 inside compartments for easy organizing (with mesh dividers)
  • Bag opens over the shorts side - this makes it easier to (un)pack in narrow rooms
  • Hidden compartment for cash/passport (so hidden that we'll never show it online!)
  • Lining made from 100% recycled fabric, with a highly contrasting color which makes it easier to find small stuff.

 Outside

  • Waterproof compartment - for your wet stuff (all your other gear will stay dry!)
  • Soft fleece compartment - perfect for your phone, camera, sunglasses etc!

 We've asked many travelers what they believe are the pro's and con's of their style of luggage. This lead to one simple main conclusion:  the problem with (adventure) travel is that there is no optimal luggage solution. There is simply no clear winner between a backpack and a wheeled suitcase. Travelers generally dislike a heavy backpack, but a wheeled suitcase is inconvenient when roads aren’t smooth - which is basically all the time. With either, memories of your adventure will be distorted by the constant hassle with your luggage. Your trip won’t be as unforgettable as it could be...

With the input of many travelers and our own experiences, we've worked hard to determine what the optimal luggage solution would be... In our view, the optimal solution would be an all-terrain wheeled travel bag, with a minimalistic shoulder strap solution for the parts you really can't roll over. This would give you the comfort and practicality of a wheeled travel bag combined with the adventure of a backpack. See how GRINGO compares to a backpack or a traditional wheeled travel bag:


At GRINGO, we believe in a world based on inclusion and diversity. But, we feel that the world is becoming less inclusive and more afraid of the unkown. By calling us GRINGO, we're adressing the beauty of traveling in relation to the increasing negativity against foreigners.

Basically, we're al gringo's (foreigners). Actively being a proud and respectful foreigner by traveling makes you a better person back home. With more people like you - traveling around the world - the world would be more inclusive and less afraid of the unknown. We strongly believe that that would make our world a better place. 

Therefore, on your next adventure, you should be proud to be a "gringo" - wherever you're from. And just as important, back home, you should #EmbraceTheGringo. Together, we can build a community of travelers that we can all be proud of - making the world just a little bit better.
 





Please note that the future timings in this project timeline are subjected to uncertainties. We cannot predict the future, and therefore we cannot be 100% sure that we'll meet the above stated timings. We have allocated 8 months to the production phase before the GRINGOs will be shipped. We will do anything in our power to reach this goal, and preferably in less time. However, we find it even more important to deliver a product that fully meets our promises and your expectations. Therefore, if needed, the production might take more time. Regardless, we will always keep you updated and informed to manage expectations making sure that this will be a great yourney for all of us! Also, our top level manufacturing partner gives us a lot of confidence in this project, as you can read below.



The best outdoor luggage designer and manufacturer 

We're very proud and excited that we've partnered up with possibly the best outdoor luggage designer and manufacturer in the world - with experience in both the design and the production of top brand travel bags (like the North Face, Patagonia, Osprey, Mammut, Lowe Alpine, L.L.Bean to name a few...).  With their experience, know-how, resources and network, we are more than confident that the production of the GRINGO is in the best possible hands!

Specialist factories

The bag will be developed by a specialist factory for the soft part and a specialist factory for the hard part. Also, the wheel system will be further improved and finalized with help of a renown specialist in luggage parts, with big name customers like Samsonite, Eastpak and Eagle Creek. The factories are all located in Vietnam, and are fully compliant with all employee and sustainability standards.

Supported by a professional party

During the whole process, we are supported by a Hong Kong based company specialized in creating unique tailor made products, with a one stop solution for manufacturing, sourcing, product development, design, packaging and delivery. This means that they will also assist us in the fulfillment. We're acutally friends with the management working here, who are just as excited to start this adventure as us! Knowing them personally gives us very trustworthy partner, and as they are also Dutch it will be easy to communicate (with them and the production partners) which will really benefit the project.


Become involved with the finalization of the design

We love the current design of the GRINGO. It has taken us a lot of time, effort, sweat, stress, tears and smiles to reach this point. It's almost good to go for production, but we think that we might be able to make the design even better. How? With your help!

That's why we've intentionally decided to not compeletely finalize the design of the bag, but to present you the protoype model. This way, we can still include your feedback in the finalization of the design.

It could be that the majority of the backers would like an extra pocket, a laptop sleeve, more fixation points, a bigger outside compartment or whatever - it's likely that you have ideas we didn't even think of.

That's why we're very excited to hear your feedback and suggestions for the GRINGO. The current design will of course be leading and will certainly not change drastically, but with your help we can finetune it to take it to the next level. We'll be sending out surveys, so that we can further improve the design of the GRINGO together!



Worldwide shipping 

We're shipping worldwide.  As we need your pledge fully, shipping is excluded and will be added to your pledge. The shipping rates differ per country, select your country to see the corresponding rate. If your country is not specified, please select Rest of World. You can always send us a message to see if we can include / specify your country!

For the EU and the US, taxes like VAT and Customs duties are included. For all other countries, additional taxes may be applicable upon delivery and are your responsibilty.



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Risks and challenges

As with every start-up company, there are always risks and challenges. However, we've taken great care in the preparation and execution of this project and are supported by experienced advisors, which makes us feel very confident about the following phase. The coming production phase is new to us and therefore very exciting. Although challenging, having such an experienced top of the line production partner gives us the best possible outlook. Even more because we are supported during this whole process by a professional & trustworthy partner for whom this project is basically business as usual.

To be honest, we're sure that we'll run into some unexpected challenges as well. But that's also what makes it fun. We're going to do our absolute best to make this project a huge success, and we'll promise to keep you informed!

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