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**Important note on bag types: When you choose ANY reward, you have a choice of this Vortex Shadow OR it's smaller cousin the Vortex Shield which is half the size of the Shadow.  Click here to learn about the Kole flask.

You have loads of time to make up your mind on color and size till after the campaign ends, when you fill in your survey. 

 A new category of bag that fits on between bulky messenger bags and sling bags, handmade locally in full grain leather. slim like a shadow. Designed for your challenging urban life.

Vortex shadow is the ultimate handmade leather sling bag. Reinvented to fit all the devices you love. 

This is the only leather sling bag to fit all your devices in one place (Read on for a list of all the devices that fit in the Vortex Shadow). Vortex is slim and supremely usable with hidden pockets and features.

Forget bulky messenger bags or slings so tiny they can hardly hold your phone. The Vortex Shadow is a new category of bag, the only leather bag out there that’s slim and light enough for a day on the go, yet it still holds all the gear you’ll need for that day. 

 Vortex Shadow is completely handmade from top to bottom in full grain leather with no expense spared in fabrication.

It’s the Vortex sweet spot between portability and function. Oh, and it doesn’t have the retail markup of leather bags you find in store either.

 We use only the highest quality full-grain leather. And it’s handmade, stitch by stitch.

Multiple pockets with LOADS of space
Multiple pockets with LOADS of space

 

  The Vortex is made with you in mind: it is supremely tough and made to last a lifetime. If you are into your tech devices or like to wander the city streets in search of the best spots to photograph, a commuter who wants to have the best and still carry everything. This bag is for you. The Vortex Shadow takes the sling leather design to a whole new level, it is comfortable, slim, supremely usable and beautiful.

The Gadgeteer:

Load it up with your latest gadgets in search of the perfect spot for a photograph, the Vortex Shadow is for the gadgeteer who needs his tools with him at all times. The Vortex Shadow takes the sling leather design to a whole new level.

Phone. iPad. Camera. Water bottle. Books. Paintbrushes. Keys. Headphones. Multi-tool. You'll be shocked by how much your Vortex Shadow can carry comfortably. And it retains its shape with all your gear inside and remains balanced on your back.

Perfect for the gadget minded
Perfect for the gadget minded

 The Artist

Say you want to take the Vortex for a three day adventure in the city. Grab you devices, your iPad, camera, water bottles, books and paintbrushes. Grab your keys, your headphones and your multitool too. You'll be suprised how much your Vortex can carry and still be comfortable. The Vortex shadow is so well made you can grab all of this gear and the bag will still retain its shape and remain balanced on your back.

 The Vortex Shadow is our best effort to bring you what we love and what you have shared with us as the best way to have it. It's a cooperative effort in the best sense of the word. the work of years and years that have culminated in one beautiful piece, one that we ware proud of and that we are proud to present to you, our kickstarter community.

The Urban Survavalist

Vortex can do it all, for the rough and tumble daily commute pack your tools, your bike gear and everything you need for an adventure

 

 See below the pockets capabilities of the Vortex:

 The Vortex Shadow is made to carry everything you need, it is a larger version of the Vortex shield launched in 2015, the same amazing design with lots more room to take everything you need. The Vortex has multiple pockets inside to hold anything from smart phones to small cameras to pens, pocket knives and books. 

The Vortex has room for large flat devices like iPads and tablets with room for more.

See here various options for pocket use:

 

Carrying the Vortex Shadow is so easy and convenient. The weight distribution of the Vortex rests across your back and the thin profile means it's super easy to carry.

 

The larger size matters:  

The Vortex Shadow is the larger version of the Vortex Shield, launched in 2015. The same design, now with more room for take everything you need. 

We are still offering the Vortex Shield in this campaign in order to work offer folks who want a smaller version of the Shadow. Feel free to pick it up if you want an amazing piece that is half the size of the Shadow.

Our previous bag, the Vortex Shield, launched on Kickstarter in 2015 with great success. But it also launched a larger discussion about what our backers wanted and needed in a bag. The original Vortex Shield was beautiful but some felt it lacked storage space for larger devices like tablets.  

So, what did we do? We listened. And thus, the Vortex Shadow was born, the result of years of hard work and community input. Now, we’ve created a bag that holds all the stuff you need. The Vortex Shadow does it all and it’s even more beautiful than before.

One of the best things about the Vortex is it's size, grab it with you effortlessly on a long trip and stash everything you need in it or grab it for a short urban adventure. It is slim enough to go with you anywhere but large enough to carry everything you might need. It's a perfect meeting point of portability and comfort.

 

 There are easier ways to make leather bags, there are a million ways to cut corners. We just choose not to cut ANY corners and to make every bag by hand, that's just who we are. This allows us to keep our production close, make changes as needed and make sure that quality control is tight as possible. We've learned from our previous projects and maintain the highest quality of workmanship and materials in a handmade workshop. Simple. Its how we role.

 

  Introducing the Vortex Shadow, completely designed by cooperation with our crowdfunding community.- you guys.

First design session
First design session

 

  This bag is everything that YOU wanted, from the full grain leather, to the size that allows you to carry larger devices like iPads and tablets, to the ultra slim profile, it's all through communication with our community that this happened. Want to see how we did this? See here all the live session we ran with models and mockups to decide the design, materials and even the name of the bag.

Third design session
Third design session

 

 The process of democratizing the design alloed us to share our ideas, get feedback, go back to the drawing board and make changes on the fly with your ideas in mind. This was a fantastic experience and for us a first in creating our leather gear. All you input was a a huge part of what this bag is, from zippers, to color, to the very idea of creating a slim carry-all in full grain leather, this was all a cooperative effort. Thanks to everyone who played a part in it, yay :)

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 See in the GIF below, ease of use of the zippers, fast reach pockets, upper compartment and lower compartment access. Super easy to grab your gear and go.

 

  Think of the Vortex Shadow as the best bag you will ever own, because it will be: Simple, perfectly sized, made of the best materials and doesn't include the retail markup of leather bags this size. It is perfect.

  Why we made the Vortex Shadow and how it's different from the Vortex Shield

Think of the Vortex Shield as a niche product, one that allows you to carry just what you need but not everything you want. Now consider that Vortex Shadow, it's a full-sized sling that can carry twice as much as the original Vortex but still remain slim and classy. There two bags complete each other. The larger Vortex Shadow was created from the original Vortex project from 2015 and with all that we have learned and all of your feedback we created the next level, the Vortex Shadow. See on the top of the page all of the sessions we ran here on Kickstarter to learn from our backers and create the bag you see here now. Available in Black and in Tan.

LEFT-HANDED BAG LOVERS, DON’T DESPAIR

We got you covered, once we have more than 10 people who ask for a left-handed version it will be offered as an official option. In order to make this happen, just pick up one Vortex shadow and put in the comments that you want the lefty version. Our guess is that we will have a ton of orders so once we cross the 10 pieces we will have a lefty product run.  

*Mention you want a left handed version in the survey after the campaign ends and we will make it for you.
*Mention you want a left handed version in the survey after the campaign ends and we will make it for you.

 

 

 The Vortex Shadow is a new category of bag:  

The vortex isn't a messenger bag but it also isn't your classic sling. This bag takes cues from both of these categories and fuses them together to make a perfect shape in handcrafted full grain leather. We call this category the Vortex Sweet-spot, it allows you to use this bag in just about all your urban adventures, you can choose your devices, your gear, and your accessories and the Vortex will take them all and remain supremely comfortable and even elegant.

Vortex shadow can take all your gear
Vortex shadow can take all your gear

 The cool thing about the Vortex Shadow is that it's supremely well made, super tough, made of the best full grain leather and is still a perfect daily use bag. It can be used daily and will only age well with use. The tan bag will get a tough scruffy look with age and the black leather will gain in texture and a handsome fade.

 A note on shipping:

We ship worldwide, everywhere no exceptions and the rates are assigned near every reward.We ship directly to your door with an amazing shipping team that is top notch and proven. You will receive tracking codes and express deliveries wherever you are  

Read this if you are outside the U.S.  

Most packages sail through customs without any duty, but some are selected by chance and the recipient gets hit with a duty fee. We have a dedicated team to work through customs issues in most countries and sweat the details on this but since we can't account for every customs agent, if you live in a place that is known for customs issues, we can't vouch for every possibility an extra charge.If you are an international sponsor and receive a tracking number when we ship, track your package daily to make sure it doesn’t get hung up in the system and returned to us.  

We make every effort to get that bag through customs and directly to you!

 

 

     

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Risks and challenges

When you back Nisanas Leather on Kickstarter, you have a delivery guarantee. You will get a Vortex Shadow bag guaranteed.

This is our 10th project, . Because we have the experience, we have ironed out ALL the kinks to perfect shipping, mass production, communication and customer care. With that said there are always unforeseen events along the way, in order to deal with these we have in place several plans for production and delivery for any unforeseen happenings. We also communicate like mad to make sure you know whats happening throughou the project.

The challenges we face now have to do with timing since every bag is handmade. To combat that, we have a delivery buffer zone that we know we can hit, but we will deliver the bags earlier if possible.

Yossi and Max

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    Two Vortex bags your choice + KOLE Flask

    Get two Vortex bags and one Kole flask.
    You will love our Kole flask :) (voted by GQ as one of the best flasks in the world)

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    Get one Vortex bag and one Kole flask. (45% off retail)
    You will love our Kole flask :) (voted by GQ as one of the best flasks in the world)

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    Get one Vortex bag. (35% off retail)

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    Earlybird 2nd flight: Vortex bag + flask

    Get one Vortex bag and one Kole flask. (35% off retail)
    You will love our Kole flask :) (voted by GQ as one of the best flasks in the world)

    Get your choice of bag, either Vortex Shadow or Vortex Shield (smaller version) in Black or tan (Your choice :)
    You have loads of time to choose your varient in the survey after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

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