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Last updated May 21, 2019

The Kona Backpack

The Kona backpack is a new backpack created with 3d printed flexible parts, inspired by Hawaii.

The Kona Backpack

The Kona backpack is a new backpack created with 3d printed flexible parts, inspired by Hawaii.

€1,462
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, May 21 2019 12:11 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 21, 2019

About

A group of entrepreneurs from across the world designed and built a backpack inspired by Hawaii.

The project looked challenging from the start, but it is now done and ready to be displayed in the Design Market of the Milan Design Week, which runs from April 8th to 14th.

The Kona Backpack was inspired by freedom of Kona, one of the Hawaii’s famous islands. In order to convey Kona to our potential customers, the team designed features that connect the backpack to the island. This was accomplished using 3D printing, flexible materials, magnetic closures and high quality waterproof materials.

This group of five entrepreneurs who developed the backpack are located in different parts of the globe. All of them work and study in their respective fields, but took on this project with passion and dedication to spend the time to develop Kona. The idea was proposed to each of the team members, each a specialist in one specific area of the project. They organized their time with weekly Skype meetings at the end of their long days over the last nine months. Every step of the project was discussed as a team. They built the final backpack taking in every consideration together, such as materials, technology, tools, budget, and 3D printing.

The team all has a common passion for adventure, travel, technology, design and sports. They decided to design a product that you can use every day, in any situation. They desired that kind of backpack in the market, so they set out to build it using all latest technology they could find. 

After research, they decided the ideal capacity for the backpack to be used at work or on a short trip to be 20L, but in case you need more space, you can increase the capacity an additional 10L thanks to the roll top system.

Perhaps the greatest part of Kona is the front pocket; 3D printed in a completely flexible material that is strong enough to endure bumps, scratches or high temperatures. The pattern of the 3D print was inspired by geometric shapes found in the palm trees on the island of Kona. Designing and implementing this part to the backpack has been such an important achievement for the team.

Thanks to the 3d printed parts you can personalize your backpack with different patterns.(Available in our site very soon)

The sides of the backpack feature two additional pockets. One is multi use, where you can securely put a bottle of water or a camera tripod. The other side features a zipper into the main body of the backpack where you can put a 15” laptop or tablet.

The backpack is made with high-quality waterproof materials and is available in three colors: black, grey, and green. The backpack combines flexible and rigid materials which are also ecological, biodegradable, and recyclable.

To launch the product to the market, Kona will use the digital platform Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website where you share your product idea to people from all around the world who can back the project as you raise enough money to make bigger production runs.

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Kona Backpacks is now prepared for the manufacturing and printing of the different backpacks, waiting to include also the possibility of customization of our products thanks to the 3d printing technology, making different patterns for each of our users !

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    Thank you for supporting us !

    Thank you for your support!, Be part of #thekonabackpack community and connect with people that like traveling, design and technology!

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    3D PRINTED KEY CHAIN + LABELS + STICKERS

    3D printed key chain with the Kona logotype + Labels + Stickers for your stuff !

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    The Kona Backpack SUPER EARLY BIRD !

    It includes one Kona Backpack ( You can decide your color later) + 3D Printed Key Chain + Labels + Stickers

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    The Kona Backpack !

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    Special VIP Kona Pack

    1 Kona Backpack + 3D Printed Key Chain + Stickers + 1 hour skype with members of the kona team + 1 Entry post in the blog of our website discussing about your trips and adventures !

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    2 Kona Backpacks !

    2 Kona Backpacks (You can select later the colors) 3D Printed Key Chain + Labels + Stickers !

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    The full Kona Collection !!

    The full Kona Collection ! 3 Kona Backpacks + 3D Printed Key Chain + Labels + Stickers

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