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This everyday bag helps you manage 
WORK + CHILDREN + PLAY.    

18+ features to help your parenthood!
You can still pledge by messaging us your name, email and mailing address. =)
This everyday bag helps you manage WORK + CHILDREN + PLAY. 18+ features to help your parenthood! You can still pledge by messaging us your name, email and mailing address. =)
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44 backers pledged S$ 9,237 to help bring this project to life.

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Tired of lugging  different bags around?

Fathers looking awkward with a girly looking diaper bag?  

Want daddies to be more engaged with kids, especially diaper changes? ;-)  

Fancy a bag that you can still use for work and play, even after the kids have grown up?

Need a very functional & extremely durable bag but don't want to spend too much?

These are just some of the issues me and my wife faced during our parenthood journey.

What would you say if we designed an EVERYDAY bag; especially great for working parents?

Marlin Gen 3 with hidden pockets
Marlin Gen 3 with hidden pockets

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Why Marlin?

We know that balancing family, work and play can be challenging and we are not talking about the bees and flowers yet.

So we set out to design a convenient everyday bag that helps working parents!

Here are 5 reasons we think marlin would really help.

1. Family + Work + Play

Marlin gets you organized with these features:

  • Wide-mouth opening, "dura-bright"  interior means you see & reach everything in a jiffy!
  • Colour-coded and customizable “Match and Slot” LIFE-PACKS helps organize items neatly, know where everything is, minimize stacking and rummaging through the bag.
  • Detachable, water resistant Diaper / Ground mat for diaper changes or just snoozing by the beach.

 Wide mouth opening

Organize your packing!
Organize your packing!

 "MATCH & SLOT"  relevant life packs accordingly to your schedule.

KID PACK   vs   WORK PACK
KID PACK vs WORK PACK

 Versatile uses of Marlin: 

 Work Mode 

 prototype shoe pack

 prototype work/travel pack

WORK / TRAVEL Pack
WORK / TRAVEL Pack

PHOTOGRAPHER MODE 

Effective compartments ensure you always know where everything is

Morph to photographer mode
Morph to photographer mode

TRAVEL + PLAY MODE

  • Secret shoulder strap pockets for spare cash, cards, keys and ear phones.
Day at the Marina with splash resistant Marlin Gen 2
Day at the Marina with splash resistant Marlin Gen 2
Hike along the coastline - marlin gen 2
Hike along the coastline - marlin gen 2
Thermal Pack + Ground Mat
Thermal Pack + Ground Mat

2. Diaper Bag Convertible

Handling poop-filled diapers & a screaming baby isn’t a cup of tea. 

We have streamlined diaper changes into Marlin's design, making it a quick and seamless process.

No more rummaging  inside diaper bags, no more fumbling with wet wipes, nappy creams, diapers and poop!

Get the job done within a minute!

Gen 2 marlin
Gen 2 marlin

 Diaper mat doubles up as a ground mat!

Red pull tab expands foldable diaper mat in an instant.
Red pull tab expands foldable diaper mat in an instant.
Detachable, padded & water resistant diaper mat / ground mat
Detachable, padded & water resistant diaper mat / ground mat
EZ-Diaper mat - just pull to use & splash resistant! (above)
EZ-Diaper mat - just pull to use & splash resistant! (above)

 Front diaper pocket for quick access

EZ-Access pockets for wet wipes & rash cream - Gen 2 Marlin

3. Convenience + Speed

We have included several nice-to-have features for family, work and play in Marlin.

Everything you’ll ever need from a first aid kit, coins for ice cream, tablet for presentations or even a quick change of clothes after the gym can be easily organized & accessed.

First Aid Pouch
First Aid Pouch

 Better be safe than sorry. Keep a first aid kit handy!

9 convenient pockets
9 convenient pockets
handy stick-on pouch with lanyard
handy stick-on pouch with lanyard

 "Handy Pouch" for convenience items like coins & cards!

 Secured key ring means no more misplaced keys!

Dual-Bungee wide mouth side pockets
Dual-Bungee wide mouth side pockets
Magnetic EZ- pouch for "peace-keeping supplies" i.e. crayons, toys, pacifier (above)
Magnetic EZ- pouch for "peace-keeping supplies" i.e. crayons, toys, pacifier (above)

4. Trendy and Unisex Design

Crafted with high-strength and tech fabrics means Marlin looks sleek and composed, even with screaming children!

Fathers can now avoid that awkwardness of carrying a girly-looking diaper bag with our unisex Marlin design.

Convert Marlin into a messenger bag, backpack and a carry all in a heartbeat.

Gen 2 marlin
Gen 2 marlin

Look good for work & no one would even notice Marlin is a diaper bag too.

Gen 2 marlin
Gen 2 marlin
Marlin @ work
Marlin @ work

5. Built Tough + Comfort

We designed Marlin from materials often found in military equipment:

  • Diver-KX Zippers (water resistant)
  • Ranger-TX Fabric (splash resistant & ripstop honeycomb nylon)
  • Durable metal hardware
  • Wide detachable sling strap.
  • Air meshed and cell foam shoulder pads.
  • Reinforced sewing at high stress points.
  • Smooth shoulder pads with no hard attachments

 Smooth shoulder straps for kiddo's comfort during carrying (above)

Gen 2 Marlin quick release buckle
Gen 2 Marlin quick release buckle

 Just how tough is marlin?

FEATURE SUMMARY

more than 18 features to help.
more than 18 features to help.

SPECIFICATIONS

TIMELINE

TESTIMONIALS

Jeff Jude & Family, Educators - Ministry of Education , 3 kids

An impressive thought up design for a diaper bag which caters to the IMMEDIATE needs of a modern "on the go" parents!

Vern, Entrepreneur - CKC uniforms , 2 kids  

Awesome bag! Well organized, no more stacking & digging inside the bag searching for stuffs! Love how I can use it for my daily work too!

Andy, Deputy secretary general - Singapore manual & mercantile workers' union , 1 kid

A multi-functional diaper bag that would be great for a day or oversea trip!

Kuanlin, Commercial pilot - Silkair , 2 kids

Very functional and stylish bag. Sturdy and organized. Great bag!

STRETCH GOALS  

Help us unlock these stretch goals by sharing Marlin with your friends & family.  

 Personalize marlin with your initials - with goal of $10,000 reached!

A personalized gift always means more. We will monogram your desired initials on premium leather for FREE!   (worth $23)

Personalized your marlin with your initials
Personalized your marlin with your initials

REWARDS


Life always seems easier when there is humor. 

Perk yourself up with these humorous handcrafted key fobs.
Perk yourself up with these humorous handcrafted key fobs.
Guns don't kill!  Dads with pretty daughters do!
Guns don't kill! Dads with pretty daughters do!

We are your honest hometown workshop that wants to solve problems by crafting thoughtful designs, earning a couple of bucks along the way to send the kids to school.  

Don't worry about us jacking up prices and splurging on ferraris. =)


ABOUT ME

Hi! I'm Eden & I started a small leather and fabric workshop in Singapore called "February 29" since 2006

Like most entrepreneurs, I juggle almost everything from cleaning the office toilet, crafting, designing to planning of marketing strategies.  

Most importantly, I'm also a father of 2 young adorable boys. Looking after them has helped me to put the challenges I’ve experienced as a working dad into the design of Marlin to meet daily challenges.  

Our ethics & skills built over the last decade would definitely come in handy to fulfilling our promises to our backers!

Take a look at what our Facebook supporters are saying about our work.


Why we need your help? 

We're almost done with our Marlin prototype, but moving to the production phase requires significant capital and scale. We need your help to finance the required materials and meet minimum order quantities. 

We've spent months and months working out the details of this project, and are very excited about finally having the opportunity to bring Marlin to you.

Marlin Gen 2 @ the workshop
Marlin Gen 2 @ the workshop

A big thank you for checking out our Marlin and for your help in making it a reality. Even if you can't support us with a pledge, contribute to our project by spreading the word on social media. 

 Like, or Follow us! Follow us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Feb29Bags 

Marlin's launch page: www.MyFeb29.com/bestdiaperbag

Get the latest updates & future developments about Marlin:   http://eepurl.com/cffWhD

Questions? e-mail us: Marlin@myfeb29.com 

Want to check out our other crafts?:  www.myfeb29.com

Thank you to all of my friends, family, and backers who have supported and encouraged me throughout this whole process. I could not have done this without you! I would also like to thank the following people who have helped me throughout my campaign: 

Video: http://www.Toku.Asia - A Singapore based video crew with lots of passion!

Support: ms.Artisan; mother nature's skincare - Effective natural skincare made in Singapore! http://www.msArtisan.com

Graphic Design & Photography: http://www.edenq.asia 

Model: Chris Bucko - Amazing talent that can pretty much take on any role you throw at him! 

Alpha testers & "experience-sharers": 

Kuanlin & Tareen 

Andy & Family 

Vern Tat Ng & Family 

Jeff Jude & Family 

Yee Qing Xiang 

Dr Donny Soh - Qlipp 

Grey Tan - Tinymos

Risks and challenges

Delivery time:
We have been working with professional, organized factories that has decades of experience. However, there's always a risk that suppliers do not fulfill orders on time or the usual shipping rush for the XMAS season. We choose the best options we have at this moment. We've added buffers to the lead times just in case of Murphy's law.

Duty/VAT charges: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except Death and Taxes” - Benjamin Franklin. Do check with your local customs & tax office.

Customs: Marlin looks awesome under the XRAY and you know how customs officers love awesome stuffs. Do allow more time if you know your countries' custom officers are working overtime on checks.

Acts of God: We are based in Singapore, a tiny red dot on the world map surrounded by seas and guess what? The island we are on is even smaller than New York City.

This means that we have pirates buccaneering off our coasts, heavy monsoons hitting our island every 3 days.

Whatever happens, we'll get Marlin to you. We promise. We'll update you frequently about our progress, and if there are any bumps along the way, we'll let you know!

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