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Simplify your life. Focus on the essentials. Make it look good.
Simplify your life. Focus on the essentials. Make it look good.
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LIO: The Urban Minimalist Bag

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You know what you need, you get things done, and you like to look good in the process. You're a minimalist, and you need a bag to match.

Pockets leave wasted space, and zippers are the weakest link in any bag, so we got rid of both and created The Urban Minimalist Bag.

LIO comes in two forms: A Backpack (13” or 15”) for your laptop and work essentials, and a Crossbag for your smaller daily essentials.

Meet LIO.
Meet LIO.

A bag that couples urban functionality with unprecedented design, LIO embodies today's most innovative urban carrying solution, made for those who like to travel light and carry only what they need. 

     

In essence, if you use a laptop, smartphone, charger, wallet, and tablet, and use a bag to carry them, you need to know LIO. 

LIO is the bag that helps you live your fast-paced life, never leaving your essentials behind. Make sure everything is properly stored in the same compartment that allows you to quickly unpack and pack up again intuitively as you go in and out of subway doors, office buildings, or while walking through crowded city streets.

Instant Access 

LIO's patent-pending MoonLock feature enables you to access your bag instantly. It combines a double closing flap, providing you with today’s most intuitive open and shut experience. Simplicity at its best.

The MoonLock Opening.
The MoonLock Opening.

Safe & Secure

Once closed, the MoonLock holds your essentials safely inside your LIO. It Is built to face the sudden bumps and jumps of everyday use. 

(*We had fun testing the durability of the MoonLock, but we don't recommend putting your LIO upside down all that often. It is meant to withstand reasonable stress. Kind of like you and your morning commute.)
(*We had fun testing the durability of the MoonLock, but we don't recommend putting your LIO upside down all that often. It is meant to withstand reasonable stress. Kind of like you and your morning commute.)

Pickpocket Protection 

LIO’s MoonLock opening provides one of the most necessary features in the urban bags field - pickpocket protection. How so? the only opening is the MoonLock itself!

You control the access.
You control the access.

If someone tries to open your bag while you are wearing it, you’ll feel it instantly on the back of your neck. This is where design and functionality meet.  

LIO was made to answer your needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. The Organiser was designed to enable quick and easy access to your most frequently used essentials. 

Smart & Skinny.
Smart & Skinny.

We focused on time saving and functionality. The Organiser lets you quickly pack and unpack your entire bag in a matter of seconds

That extra minute may help you catch that subway home after a long day. 

Pull & Use.
Pull & Use.

In today’s dynamic work environment, you need to get things done, wherever you are. LIO doubles as a desktop which enables you to work virtually anywhere, even in crowded spaces such as subway seats, park benches etc.

Turn & Type.
Turn & Type.

While the curved end of LIO rests perfectly on your lap, the flat end acts as a desktop, allowing you to make the most of your time. This function of the LIO allows you, and your computer, to stay cool, for safer use. 

Making every minute count.
Making every minute count.

The shell on both LIOs is literally a single piece of water-repellent material. The straps are made from durable webbing that is comfortable and matches the bag’s slim look. 

Durable webbing.
Durable webbing.

We firmly believe that any product we make must project fine lines and a high-end look and feel. LIO does a great job at encapsulating these features. Long story short... It’s tall, dark, handsome, and strong

Tall, dark, and handsome.
Tall, dark, and handsome.

Feel free to wear your LIO on rainy days, but please realize that although it is water-repellent, in heavy rain conditions some moisture may enter the bag.

Shake it off
Shake it off

Smartphone, wallet, keys, passport… 

LIO Crossbag lets you free your hands and your pockets from carrying your daily essentials while maintaining a swift access to your belongings. 

Walk effortlessly through the city while having all of your essentials stored in one safe place. Avoid pocket confusion, pick-pocketing, wasted time and annoying access issues. Simply enjoy your day.

In addition to being extremely practical in everyday use, LIO Crossbag excels at airports and shopping malls. 

The LIO collection stands for uncompromising elite design. We concentrated our efforts towards the looks of the bag as well as its functionality and contribution to the urban lifestyle. Its size and measurements were custom made for aiding people who live in the fast lane. Here are the details:  

Meet LIO Live!

We are trying to put LIO in some physical shops for our backers to see. Currently, you can see LIO in these locations (during the campaign period we'll do our best to put LIO samples in more locations around the world, If you want to display LIO at your shop please contact info@koala-gear.com):

Hong Kong:

Backers Store - Kiosk 40, 1/F, K11 Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon 

FEVERGUYHK - Shop D, 2/F, Poo Foo Building, 1-5 Foo Ming St, Hong Kong Island  

Singapore: 

We The People - Millenia Walk Level 1 and Level 2 - 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596 

We The People- 112 Katong Mall - 112 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428802 

We The People - Westgate 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532

In essence, you are co-creating LIO with us. You have a special role in the journey of this product. Dive into the finer details of LIO to see exactly what you will be getting. If you have any further questions about LIO, check out the FAQ. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us through Kickstarter or at customercare@koala-gear.com. 

As we do with all of our products, we used advanced materials and production methods throughout LIO’s design. 

At Koala-Gear we are committed to quality without compromising on our core values. That is why we only work with facilities which treat their employees fairly, with proper wages and safe working conditions. We have personally spent time at our manufacturing center, working, eating, and living with the workers who have brought our design to life. 

We’re very proud to be able to manufacture our products at the esteemed STARRY Group facility. STARRY is held to the highest manufacturing certifications on the market, including upholding social compliance and EHS system (SA8000 ver-2015),

Its lining is made from a soft-touch combination of polyester and nylon, which results in high durability, and a pleasant hand-feel.

The outside material is a durable twill fabric in order to provide water repellency.

We are a multinational group of designers and entrepreneurs who observe the world from a slightly different angle. We founded Koala-Gear in 2015, to reinvent the way urban gear is used. 

The LIO collection is our third product and ever so significant, as we believe it genuinely creates a new niche, thus solidifying itself as industry leading by definition.

We invite you to join us on our journey to bring real change to the world of everyday urban gear.

                                    
   

We've taken proactive steps to ensure smooth fulfillment of orders for our customers. Shipping is free worldwide for all products in this campaign. However, customs may vary from country to country. We have warehouses in the US, the EU, Israel, and Hong Kong, so if you live in one of those locations you will likely not have to pay customs. In any case, we recommend checking your country’s tax and customs laws to see what payments you’d be subjected to, using this tool: http://www.importcalculator.com/. Please note: We cannot guarantee the accuracy of duty calculations as this is an outside application. 

This is our third campaign, and over the past two years we have shipped over 20,000 units. There have been challenges, but we have had the opportunity to learn from our mistakes. We are better prepared for the unexpected, and are committed to delivering our quality products to you, free of shipping charges. 

Once you've decided what you want, simply hit the BACK THIS PROJECT button below, and choose the reward level you want. It's as easy as that. We'll collect your shipping/fulfillment info after this campaign is completed. 

This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 400+ successful project with over $200MM raised between them.

 Want more pics? Click on the press kit.

Risks and challenges

Koala-Gear is dedicated to delivering a flawless product, and you can rest assured that we will do everything in order to fulfill your expectations. This is not our first Kickstarter campaign, and we've smoothed out many potential problems that may arise with production scheduling and shipment, in an effort to deliver a perfect A-Z experience to our dear backers.

PRODUCT
We spent tireless months working around the clock in the process of creating LIO. Now that LIO is almost complete, rest assured that LIO is a thought-based product first, from materials to design, we did all that could be done in order to guarantee the very best urban bag in the world.

We chose all the materials and production processes involved in the making of LIO, and are in full control of Its production components and process, in the odd case of occurring changes made to the finished product that will be shipped out to you, we promise to update you immediately and explain the nature and reasoning behind any change, again, this is not likely.

SHIPMENT
We've learned a lot from our previous campaign and have taken steps to ensure both cost-efficient and quick shipping. We've just finished our biggest and most challenging campaign yet in terms of size, with an outstanding 10K+ backers and well over 12K+ DJIN units.
This complexed operation has taught us greatly on fulfillment and worldwide demand management. In accordance, we currently have warehouses in the U.S, EU, Israel and Hong Kong in order to expedite the shipping process and guarantee our end users the very best customer experience we possibly can.
Shipping is free worldwide for all products in this campaign.
However, customs may vary from country to country, as previously stated, we have warehouses in the US, the EU, Israel, and Hong Kong, so if you live in one of those locations you will likely not have to pay customs. In any case, we recommend checking your country’s tax and customs law to see what payments you’d be subjected to. Here is a handy tool for calculating duty and taxes*: http://www.importcalculator.com/
*We cannot guarantee the accuracy of duty calculations as this is an outside application.

PRODUCTION
We already have a tried and tested production process with our factory. We work in very close collaboration with our manufacturers to ensure everything runs smoothly. Nevertheless, unexpected delays in production are always a possibility and may push back our estimated delivery date. We promise to keep you in the loop at all times and be fully transparent and honest with you every step of the way.

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    Pledge US$ 49 or more About US$ 49

    LIO Crossbag SUPER EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    Free your pockets. Free your hands. Carry the stuff that matters.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • LIO Crossbag
    • Storage Dust Bag
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    • 38% off expected retail price!
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    LIO Crossbag EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    Free your pockets. Free your hands. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
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    • 20% off retail price
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    LIO Crossbag KICKSTARTER PRICE

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    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
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    • Storage Dust Bag
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    • 16% off retail price!
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    LIO Backpack 13" SUPER EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
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    • Storage Dust Bag
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    • 34% off retail price!
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    LIO Backpack 15" SUPER EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Free Shipping
    • Storage Dust Bag
    • LIO Backpack
    • 34% off retail price!
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    Limited 148 backers
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    Pledge US$ 109 or more About US$ 109

    LIO Backpack 13" EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Free Shipping
    • Storage Dust Bag
    • LIO Backpack
    • 27% off retail price!
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    Pledge US$ 109 or more About US$ 109

    LIO Backpack 15" EARLY-BIRD PRICE

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • Free Shipping
    • Storage Dust Bag
    • LIO Backpack
    • 27% off retail price!
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    Pledge US$ 149 or more About US$ 149

    LIO Backpack 13"/15"+ LIO Cross bag

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • LIO Backpack
    • LIO Crossbag
    • Storage Dust Bag
    • Free Shipping
    • 35% off retail price!
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    75 backers
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    2xLIO Backpack 13"/15"

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • LIO Backpack
    • Storage Dust Bag
    • Free Shipping
    • 33% off retail price!
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    8 backers
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    Pledge US$ 299 or more About US$ 299

    2xLIO Backpack(13/15") + 2xLIO Crossbag

    Minimal. Urban. Bag. Carry the stuff that matter.

    * Create your own bundle! Simply add the price of your desired add-on to your pledge! See Add-ons list below.

    *Shipping details will be collected via survey once the campaign ends.

    Includes:
    • LIO Backpack
    • LIO Crossbag
    • Storage Dust Bag
    • Free Shipping
    • 38% off retail price!
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
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Funding period

- (60 days)