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A premium quality leather messenger bag that is classic, functional and built to last a lifetime.
A premium quality leather messenger bag that is classic, functional and built to last a lifetime.
1,217 backers pledged $309,606 to help bring this project to life.

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Sitka Leather Messenger - A Bag For Cameras & Everyday Carry

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 We are Kodiak Leather (www.kodiakleather.com), a startup in 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 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.

After our first two Kickstarter campaigns, the Buffalo Leather Satchel and the Classic Weekender Duffel, we received hundreds of emails with feedback on our current products and new ideas for future products. 

With a combined total of nearly 1500 backers over these past 2 campaigns we had some amazing feedback on how we could improve our leather bags and help them to better fit the needs of our backers and customers. 

The Sitka Leather Messenger Bag is the combined result of these suggestions and feedback, and we designed this bag with you in mind.

Available in Antique Brown and Dark Walnut
Available in Antique Brown and Dark Walnut
                      
Stay organized and improve productivity with the Everyday Carry Collection
Stay organized and improve productivity with the Everyday Carry Collection
Wide base gives plenty of storage space on interior
Wide base gives plenty of storage space on interior
Padded laptop sleeve on the back wall opens up more space for cords, paperwork, tablet or other accessories
Padded laptop sleeve on the back wall opens up more space for cords, paperwork, tablet or other accessories
Interior zippered pocket under the front flap for more storage
Interior zippered pocket under the front flap for more storage
Padded insert with removable dividers turns this into the perfect camera bag.  Laptop still fits in bag with padded insert installed.
Padded insert with removable dividers turns this into the perfect camera bag. Laptop still fits in bag with padded insert installed.
                      
  • Antique Brown (left)
  • Dark Walnut (right)
  • Colors will be selected and verified on your survey 

 Just like our last campaign with the Classic Weekender Duffel, we are using solid brass hardware throughout the bag. The 2 buckle straps on front have the same snap closure as our Buffalo Leather Satchel. Giving the bag the classic look and feel, but making opening and closing the bag much faster and easier than traditional full buckle closures.  YKK zippers come standard, these are the highest quality zippers available.

 Dimensions:

  • Exterior: 18" x 13" x 6.5" .
  • Interior: 16" x 12" x 6"
  • Weight:  4 lbs 15 oz. 
  • The laptop sleeve on the back wall measures 15.5" x 11" x 1.25"
  • Shoulder Strap Length: Adjustable from 49" to 55"

Materials:

  • Full-Grain Buffalo Leather 
  • Brass Hardware 
  • Premium YKK Zippers 
  • Heavy Duty Nylon Liner
  • Fits a 13" Macbook / Laptop
  • Holds credit cards, business cards, laptop or tablet, powerbank, cords, pens and 2 keys. 
  • Designed to fit in the Sitka Leather Messenger bag.
  • Stay organized and keep all of your accessories in one place.
  • Clean, classic and functional. Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.  
  • Exterior Measurements: 15" x 11" x 1.5"
  • Middle slot opens to keep cash separate from cards
  • Holds up to 3 credit cards on front
  • Back of wallet holds drivers license / ID
  • Exterior Measurements: 4" x 3.25" x .25' 
  • Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut
  • The Denali Gear Pouch is essential for everyday carry organization
  • Exterior zippered pocket for easy access and separation of smaller items
  • 4 interior sidewall compartments, along with 1 main interior compartment
  • Exterior Measurements: 7" x 5" x 1"
  •  Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut
  • Keep your cords organized with the Leather Cord Wrap
  • Measures: 4" x 2" x .5" 
  • Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.
  • Comes with 3 velcro dividers
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Made with a sturdy nylon liner 
  • Perfect for storing and protecting camera, lenses and other equipment.
  • Fits snug in Sitka Leather Messenger
  • You can still carry laptop in sleeve of bag with divider installed
                      
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  • June 2017: Idea + Design and prototyping of Sitka Messenger begin  
  • October 2017: Finalize design, finalize leather and hardware types/ colors, begin manufacturing of samples 
  • December 2017: First Samples Completed.  Revise Size and layout of bag.  Begin prototype on 3 more sample designs.
  • January 2018: Final prototype is finished. Along with other designs for campaign.
  • February 14, 2018: Launch Kickstarter campaign.
  • April 4, 2018: Kickstarter campaign ends.
  • April 18, 2018: Receive funds from Kickstarter. Begin production/ manufacturing of rewards (6 to 10 week production time, depending on number of pledges)
  • August 2018: All Early Bird reward fulfillment complete.
  • September 2018: Remaining reward fulfillment completed.

In order to make these products come to life, we need to raise $10,000 to complete our first run of production.  

 If you pledge to this campaign you will be the FIRST to receive these products and you will be getting them for a MUCH lower price than they will cost once they are available to the public! We understand that making a pledge is a big commitment and we WANT to reward you accordingly!!

Purchase a product that is GUARANTEED for LIFE. All of our products come with a lifetime guarantee. Leather looks better with age. Someday your Kodiak Leather product will tell a story of it's own.  

  • Select the pledge that matches the item you want to pre-order. If our goal is reached, you will be charged at the end of the campaign, and we will ship your reward as soon as it is made! If our goal is not reached, your card will NOT be charged, and you will not receive the product. 
  •  With your support and pledging towards our Kodiak Leather products, you will be making a HUGE difference in the Kodiak Leather manufacturing process, and will help us make the Sitka Leather Messenger available to everyone.

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 bags, 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 2 campaigns have delivered very close to their original timelines.

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    Kenai Minimalist Wallet

    Kenai Minimalist Wallet - $20 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    Denali Leather Gear Pouch

    Denali Leather Gear Pouch - $20 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    Katmai 13" Macbook Portfolio

    Katmai 13" Macbook Portfolio - $50 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    • Katmai 13" Laptop Portfolio
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    EARLY BIRD - Sitka Leather Messenger

    Early Bird Special- $100 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    EARLY BIRD II - Sitka Leather Meassenger

    Early Bird Special- $80 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    Early Bird II - Sitka Leather Messenger

    Early Bird Special- $80 off post release retail price.
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    Buffalo Leather Duffel 30L

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    • 30L Buffalo Leather Duffel
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    Sitka Leather Messenger

    Sitka Leather Messenger -$50 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    EARLY BIRD - Everyday Carry Collection

    Early Bird Everyday Carry Collection - $125 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

    Includes:
    • Denali Leather Gear Pouch
    • Sitka Leather Messenger
    • Kenai Minimalist Wallet
    • Leather Cord Wrap
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    EARLY BIRD - Photography Bundle

    Early Bird Photography Bundle - $100 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

    Includes:
    • Sitka Leather Messenger
    • Padded Camera Cube Insert With Dividers
    • Denali Leather Gear Pouch
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    Everyday Carry Collection

    Everyday Carry Collection - $75 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    • Denali Leather Gear Pouch
    • Kenai Minimalist Wallet
    • Sitka Leather Messenger
    • Leather Cord Wrap
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    Photography Bundle

    Photography Bundle - $50 off post release retail price.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    • Padded Camera Cube Insert With Dividers
    • Denali Leather Gear Pouch
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    Sitka Messenger + Satchel

    $175 off post release retail price - 1 Sitka Messenger + 1 Buffalo Leather Satchel
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

    Includes:
    • Sitka Leather Messenger
    • Buffalo Leather Satchel
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    Ultimate Travel Bundle

    Travel Bundle - $150 off post release retail price

    Includes:
    • Sitka Leather Messenger
    • Leather Gear Pouch
    • Buffalo Leather Dopp Bag
    • Leather Passport Cover
    • Katmai 13" Laptop Portfolio
    • Leather Cord Wrap
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    Sitka Messenger + 60L Duffel

    $225 off post release retail price - 1 Sitka Messenger + 1 Classic Weekender Duffel
    Avaialble in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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    • Classic Weekender Duffel
    • Sitka Leather Messenger
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    VIP Kodiak Collector's Pack

    Get all of our Past and Present Kickstarter Rewards. 1 - Buffalo Leather Satchel, 1 Classic Weekender Duffel Traveler's Set (including Dopp Bag and Passport Cover), 1 Everyday Carry Collection. Along with our Kodiak Leather Conditioning Kit and Katmai Leather Portfolio.
    Available in Antique Brown or Dark Walnut.

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