Kodiak Leather has been designing and producing leather bags and accessories since December of 2014. In that time we have focused a lot of our efforts on business / professional bags, as well as travel bags, including duffel bags, toiletry bags, and other travel accessories.
As we have discussed many options and ideas with our customers and team on what makes a good travel bag, and what makes a good office or business bag, we have come to a bit of a crossroads.
What do you do when you need a business bag and a travel bag all in 1 piece?
Introducing the Yukon Garment Bag.
This bag was designed with the business traveler in mind. The Yukon Garment Bag will hold up to 3 suits, as well as your ties, shoes, toiletries and laptop, all in 1 heirloom quality, full-grain leather bag.
The problem we have had with only traveling with our duffel bags, is that any dress shirts or slacks always get wrinkled, and you don’t even want to think about bringing a suit unless you have a completely separate garment bag to go with your duffel.
We’ve noticed a lot of garment bags are flimsy, and are basically a dry cleaning bag for travel. We wanted to produce something that would not only efficiently carry your suits, dress shirts, and other travel items, but would stand the test of time, and be something you could pass on to the next generation.
The Yukon Garment Bag is made with thick, full-grain leather and has a completely waterproof interior liner, to be extra sure that nothing will mess up your suits while packed inside.
One challenge we've had on this project is that our costs are much higher for this bag than some of our previous bags. We switched to a soft, full-grain leather, and because of the size we are using 50% more leather than our biggest (60L) duffel bag.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 so we can get going on the first production of this bag. With that, we can purchase the hardware needed and begin sourcing the leather for this project.
Interior || 3 suit / hanger hooks, heavy duty, waterproof polyester liner, 3 interior zippered pockets + 1 main suit compartment, 1 buckle strap to secure suits in large compartment.
Exterior || Large exterior zippered pocket, adjustable shoulder strap, zippered tie pocket, zippered and waterproof toiletry compartment, 1additional zippered pocket on base, double layered, sturdy carry handle, top hook for hanging in closet.
- Large exterior zippered compartment (perfect for laptop, or dress shoes)
- 48.5" (Length + Height + Width) total size, which is within the carry on size requirements for airlines
- Tie compartment
- Waterpoof toiletry pocket (fits a Kodiak Leather Toiletry bag)
- 3 Interior zippered pockets for additional clothing, ties or other items
- 3 Suit hooks on interior of bag
- Additional waterpoof pocket on the base of the bag (perfect for socks, shoes or any other travel necessities
- Buckle strap, to secure suits inside large compartment
- 2 Side buckle straps, to keep bag closed and secure during transport
- Removable and adjustable shoulder strap
- Double layered carrying handle on the front of the bag. Double layered, sturdy carrying handle
Full Product Specs:
- Dimensions: 24” L x 19.5” H x 5” W
- Weight: 6lbs 6 oz.
- Shoulder Strap Length: Each strap is fully adjustable from 52" to 33" (Clip to Clip).
- Full-Grain Leather
- Brass Hardware
- Premium YKK Metal Zippers
- Heavy Duty Waterproof Polyester Liner
This bag will be made from full-grain leather and will come in 3 main color options. These include Dark Brown, Chestnut, and Black.
** The bag shown on this page is Dark Brown leather color. Black and Chestnut sample pics will be up soon! Final color selection will be after the campaign ends, in your Backerkit survey.**
- EARLY BIRD: Leather Laptop Sleeve
1 - 14" Leather Laptop Sleeve (Fits a 13" laptop / tablet or smaller). Sleeve is made to fit in the large front pocket of the Yukon Garment Bag. Your choice of color. First batch of production. $70 off post release retail price.
- Leather Laptop Sleeve
1 - Leather Laptop Sleeve. Designed to fit in the large front pocket of the Yukon Garment Bag. Your choice of color. Second batch of production. $50 off post release retail price.
- EARLY BIRD: Yukon Garment Bag
1- Yukon Leather Garment Bag, your choice of color. First batch of production. $150 off post release retail price.
- Yukon Garment Bag
1 - Yukon Leather Garment Bag. Your choice of color. Second batch of production. $100 off post release retail price.
- EARLY BIRD: Executive Travel Combo
1- Yukon Garment Bag. Your choice of color. 1- Leather Laptop Sleeve. Your choice of color. First batch of production. $199 off post release retail price.
- Executive Travel Combo
1- Yukon Garment Bag. Your choice of color. 1- Leather Laptop Sleeve. Your choice of color. Second batch of production. $149 off post release retail price.
- Double Up: Yukon Garment Bag
2- Yukon Leather Garment Bags. First batch of production. $300 off post release retail price ($150 off per bag).
- Double Up: Executive Travel Combo
2- Yukon Garment Bag. Your choice of color. 2- Leather Laptop Sleeve. Your choice of color. First batch of production. $398 off post release retail price.
- The Ultimate Executive Travel Set
1- Yukon Garment Bag. 1 - Leather Laptop Sleeve. 1 Leather Passport Wallet. 1 Kodiak Leather Toiletry Bag (designed to fit in the toiletry pocket of the garment bag). 1 Kodiak Leather Key Ring. Your choice of leather color.
We are Kodiak Leather Co. (www.kodiakleather.com), a startup in Lehi, Utah founded by Jared Morse, an outdoorsman who was frustrated by the lack of reasonably priced leather bags that would hold up through all the wear and tear of daily use. This inspired Jared to create Kodiak Leather Co. and our custom leather bags. After finding only the highest quality leather and hardware, we set out to build a bag that would last a lifetime.
Fast Forward 5 Years...
After having 5 successful Kickstarter campaigns, the Buffalo Leather Satchel, The Classic Weekender Duffel, the Sitka Leather Messenger, the Kobuk Leather Backpack, and our most recent 45L Denali Duffel, we have come full circle on offering a wide variety of travel bags , briefcases (similar to the satchel and the messenger), as well as some smaller, everyday carry items like journals and wallets.
We have had countless insights on product design, future product offerings, and functionality suggestions from our 3600+ previous backers.
May 2019: Begin design and sampling of Yukon Garment Bag.
July 2019: Receive first sample. Resize and combine front pocket into 1 big pocket. Strengthen top hanger to withstand up to 40 lb. weight on hook. Add water proof liner. Send back for re-sampling.
August 2019: Second sample complete. All updates look good. Ready for more product testing.
August 2019: Product testing begins.
September 2019: Product testing complete. Final prototype is finished. Along with other designs for campaign. Final colors selected.
September 23: Launch Kickstarter Campaign.
November 8: Kicksktarter Campaign Ends.
November 22: Receive Funds From Kickstarter / Start Production & Manufacturing of Rewards.
January 17: Complete Production of Kickstarter Rewards.
Feb 1: Begin Shipping Rewards.
February 28: Remaining Reward Fulfillment Completed.
Every Kodiak Leather bag is made for a lifetime of use. In fact, we believe in our craftsmen, our materials and our designs so much that we warranty them against defects in materials and workmanship. If there is ever a problem with one of our products just send it back and we will either repair or replace it for free.
Risks and challenges
While we are a fairly young company, this is not our first Kickstarter project!
We have a good idea of what to expect on producing these rewards, but as always there are potential delays and setbacks as we depend on other businesses for our leather supply and hardware.
The timeline we have set is a very realistic timeline, and we are very confident that we will deliver your rewards on time! Our past 5 campaigns have delivered very close to their original timelines. We have also simplified this campaign even more than our previous campaign (less add-on's), which will speed up production and fulfillment time frames!
- (45 days)