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Meet the 45L Denali Leather Duffel. The Ultimate Leather Travel Bag for Adventurers, Jet-Setters and Earth Wanderers.
Meet the 45L Denali Leather Duffel. The Ultimate Leather Travel Bag for Adventurers, Jet-Setters and Earth Wanderers.
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The 45L Denali Leather Duffel : The Ultimate Leather Travel Bag


"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."

Since we first started making leather goods, we have been fine tuning every aspect of the production process. From the design of the bag, to the leather and hardware types, we have  been working to keep them as authentic as possible, while maintaining the highest level of functionality and performance. 

As this is our second duffel bag we have launched on Kickstarter, we have had a lot of feedback on features people are looking for in a travel bag, not the least of which was having a size option that was big enough to be used as a carry on for a cross-continental flight, while staying within the carry on size restrictions.

We built this bag around the idea of maximizing the usability of a carry on duffel, and making  it easy to transport with your luggage, through security and around the airport.

Removable Luggage Strap Keeps Duffel Secured to Luggage Handle
Removable Luggage Strap Keeps Duffel Secured to Luggage Handle

The idea for this specific type of bag has come after getting frustrated with trying to get through security with my duffel bag and laptop, having to gate check my carry on luggage, and wishing my smaller travel bags were big enough to carry all of my important items that I didn't want going in with my checked bag.  These problems, along with a ton of feedback from customers, family and friends, we have come up with a bag that not only makes airline travel easier, but it stays right in line with our Classic + Rugged Kodiak Leather look and feel.


Introducing the 45L Denali Leather Duffel. 

A travel bag that can be used for business, as well as the outdoors. A bag that makes you want to plan that bucket list trip, just so you can take it with you.  


Core Features:

- 45L size (which is within the carry on size requirements for airlines.)

45 Liter Carrying Capacity
45 Liter Carrying Capacity

- Separated, padded laptop compartment on the lower portion of the bag near the base. This makes going through security so much easier!! Just unzip the base compartment and pull out your laptop for security, then place it back in the separated compartment. This pocket is big enough for a 15" laptop as well as a power bank.

Padded Laptop Pocket - Fits a 15" laptop or smaller as well as a portable powerbank.
Padded Laptop Pocket - Fits a 15" laptop or smaller as well as a portable powerbank.

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Zippered pocket allows easy access and security for your laptop or tablet. Easily fits a 15" laptop or smaller.
Zippered pocket allows easy access and security for your laptop or tablet. Easily fits a 15" laptop or smaller.

- Removable Luggage Strap for easy carry on top of roller suitcase.  This will keep your bag secure and keep it from falling off or sliding around on top of your suitcase / luggage.

Removable Luggage Strap
Removable Luggage Strap

- Shoe pocket. This pocket is similar to our 60L duffel style, and can be used to separate your dirty clothes, shoes, or give easy  access to any other items.


Convenient and secure exterior shoe pocket
Convenient and secure exterior shoe pocket

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- 3 exterior zippered pockets. One on each side of the bag near the handles, and one large zippered pocket on the end of the bag. This pocket is perfect for your passport, keys, or wallet.

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Large Zippered Compartment
Large Zippered Compartment

- Thick, Top Grain Leather.

- YKK Zippers.

- Heavy Duty Nylon Liner.

- Brass feet.

5 Brass Feet
5 Brass Feet

- Removable & Adjustable shoulder strap.

- Double layered carrying handle on the front of the bag.

YKK Zippers + Double Wrapped Handle
YKK Zippers + Double Wrapped Handle


Interior || Zippered compartment, phone and pen holders, heavy duty nylon liner, 45L carrying capacity

Exterior || Shoe Pocket, adjustable shoulder strap, 2 zippered side pockets, 1 large zippered pocket for phone, keys wallet.  Double zipper can be locked. Separate padded laptop compartment on base, making it easy to get through security.  Big enough for a powerbank and laptop. Sturdy carry handle.




Background


We are Kodiak Leather (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 4 Years...

After having 4 successful Kickstarter campaigns, the Buffalo Leather Satchel, The Classic Weekender Duffel, the Sitka Leather Messenger, and our most recent Kobuk Leather Backpack,  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 3200+  previous backers.  


Leather Color Options

This bag will be available in Antique Brown and Dark Walnut.


Antique Brown
Antique Brown

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45L Denali Duffel - Shown in Antique Brown
45L Denali Duffel - Shown in Antique Brown

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Dark Walnut
Dark Walnut


Full Product Specs: 

  •  Dimensions: 21" L x 12" W x 11" H 
  •  Weight:  4 lbs 14 oz.   
  •  Padded Laptop Sleeve: Located on the lower portion of the bag, measures 16" W x 10" D x 2.5" H. This pocket will fit up to a 15" laptop, as well as a standard sized power bank.
  •  Shoulder Strap Length:  Each strap is fully adjustable from 61" to 38" (Clip to Clip).

Materials:

  • Thick, Top-Grain Leather 
  • Brass Hardware 
  • Premium YKK Metal Zippers 
  • Heavy Duty Nylon Liner

Rewards:

45L Denali Leather Duffel

Shown in Antique Brown
Shown in Antique Brown

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Shown in Dark Walnut
Shown in Dark Walnut

Denali Traveler's Set

Denali Traveler's Set - Shown in Antique Brown - Front of Bag
Denali Traveler's Set - Shown in Antique Brown - Front of Bag

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Antique Brown - Denali Travel Set - Back of Bag
Antique Brown - Denali Travel Set - Back of Bag

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Large Toiletry Bag - Shown in Antique Brown
Large Toiletry Bag - Shown in Antique Brown

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Passport Cover Interior
Passport Cover Interior


Timeline:

October 2018: Begin design and prototyping of 45L Denali Duffel.

November 2018: Complete first prototype.  Make end pocket size adjustment.  Switch duffel from backpack style to standard shoulder strap style. Add brass feet. Start new sampling.

February 2019: Second sample complete.  

March 2019: Product testing begins.  Took duffel on trip to London. Loved everything about the bag, except it kept slipping off my suitcase at the airport.  Decided to add the removable luggage strap to secure duffel to suitcase. Begin sampling of revised design.

April 2019:  Final prototype is finished. Along with other designs for campaign. Final colors selected.  

May 21: Launch Kickstarter Campaign.

July 10: Kicksktarter Campaign Ends.

July 24: Receive Funds From Kickstarter / Start Production & Manufacturing of Rewards.

October 7: Complete Production of Kickstarter Rewards.

October 14: Begin Shipping  Rewards.

October 31: Remaining Reward Fulfillment Completed.



Lifetime Warranty:


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.

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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 4 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!

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    Leather Passport Wallet

    1 Leather Passport Wallet. Your choice of color.

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    Leather Dopp Bag

    1 Large Leather Dopp / Toiletry Bag. Your choice of color.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: Denali Leather Duffel

    Early Bird Special- $130 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    EARLY BIRD: Denali Leather Duffel

    1 Denali Leather Duffel. Your choice of color.
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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: Denali Traveler Set

    Limited quantity. Super Early Bird Denali Traveler Set. Includes 1 Denali Duffel, 1 Leather Passport Wallet and 1 Large Dopp / Toiletry Bag. Your choice of color.

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    Denali Leather Duffel

    1 - Denali Leather Duffel. Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.
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    EARLY BIRD: Denali Traveler Set

    1- Denali Leather Duffel
    1- Leather Dopp Bag
    1- Leather Passport Cover
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut. $180 off post release retail price.

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    Denali Traveler Set

    1- Denali Leather Duffel
    1- Leather Dopp Bag
    1- Leather Passport Cover
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut. $150 off post release retail price.

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    2 Denali Leather Duffel Bags. Your choice of color for each.

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    Denali Traveler Set X 2

    2 - Kodiak Travel Sets
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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