We've been overwhelmed by the amount of support from you all. It really means a lot to us! We want to give you a chance to share the project and get even MORE for your pledge.
So here it is, If we can hit $20k before the campaign ends, than every backer that pledged $15 or more will get a free Causey Wallet.
Every little tweet, pin and facebook share makes a big difference so please help us get as much exposure as possible so we can hit the stretch goal. We're stoked to get the new line in your hands. Thank you all!
Who we are
We know bags. Our team has been making industry-leading backpacks and shoulder bags for the photographic industry for years. Our existing products are designed, tested and sold from our HQ in Ogden, Utah and sewn in Vietnam.
In December 2013, we launched our first Kickstarter campaign to introduce a line of quality USA made goods that started it all. Our goal was met within the first 24 hours and since then the fire continues to spread. We've been developing new products and actively improving our process to create a unique, authentic brand that is increasingly creating local jobs and shaping the future for Ogden.
Awesome bags made in Ogden, Utah. Each one signed and dated by the person who made it. Designed to enable an adventurous lifestyle on AND off the mountain.
Our environment informs our craft. Ogden is a town with hidden prohibition-era speakeasies, magnificent art deco buildings contrasted against rugged mountains, and a can-do spirit when faced with long odds. That's our inspiration. So when we began naming our products, we naturally looked to that tradition to lead the way.
The Causey Card Holder Wallet
The name inspired by the Causey Reservoir just a few miles northeast of Ogden, where you find the best cliff jumping and fishing. It is simple summer fun at it's finest.
The Causey Wallet is a fun and simple card carrying solution. Featuring 5 pockets you'll have just enough room for the essentials yet slim enough to keep you from hoarding years worth of coupons and punch passes that you know you'll never use.
Constructed with our custom X-pac™ RS (Freedom Camo) or 1000D Cordura that will last long and keep your credentials safe.
The Stump Duffle Bag
The North Ogden stump is an iconic historical landmark that's been providing Ogden with the freshest water since 1930. It's shape alone inspired the name for our new "stumpy" weekender bag.
We've all been through it, you're packing for a trip, you look around for the right bag to take, but you end up settling for a sad, decrepit freebie bag that you've had since your youth. The Stump Duffel is the bag you've been looking for to make every weekend getaway exceptional.
Each bag is carefully handcrafted with tried and trusted CORDURA® and an obsessive amount of pride. To the gym, a weekend trip, or to the other side of the globe, the Stump Duffle will get you there.
Dimensions: 12" x 12" x 24"
Two Bit Klettersack/Monte Camera Module
-Monte Camera Module
The potential for endless adventure exists in the Monte Cristo mountain range which is how it became the namesake for our new Camera Module.
The Monte Camera Module is the perfect answer for the adventurous, creative soul. Designed to pair with our new Two Bit™ Klettersack. Now you can effortlessly carry your mirror-less camera system or GoPro kit with easy access whether you're on the trail or downtown at your favorite coffee shop. Don't go anywhere without your camera gear again.
Exterior Dimensions: 11" x 7" x 4"
-Two Bit™ Klettersack
Early 20th century Ogden gained such a rough and tumble reputation that even Al Capone was rumored to have said that Ogden was too wild of a town for him. And the historic 25th street was the hub of all illicit activity in the town including gambling, prostitution, and narcotic sales. During that time the street became popularly known as "Two Bit" street. However, Ogden has long since grown away from it's seedy reputation and is now a town full of rich history and character.
Much like the town it is made in, the Two Bit Pack is full of grit. Holding on to the classic mountaineering approach, The pack is designed to bear the most rugged adventure yet fluidly transition into your creative world. With our hometown being the mecca it is for outdoor enthusiasts, it's not uncommon for locals to spend the day scaling the endless trail networks among the Ogden mountains then head to a downtown eatery, pull out the laptop and finish the day off with a cold beverage.
Constructed with a side access laptop sleeve that makes the Two Bit pack ideal whether you're a creative professional or a weekend warrior. Not to mention the marriage of our new Photo Module to the Two Bit pack makes for an effortless solution to pack around and access your mirror-less camera system.
Key Feature Overview
-Constructed from tough 1000D CORDURA®
-Top exterior pocket on the brain with a reversed YKK® zipper
-Padded laptop sleeve with side access big enough for a 15" laptop
-Wide front zipper flap open to bag interior or for direct access to photo module when paired together
-Tension lock side straps to secure a tri-pod, tent, blanket or whatever fits your needs
Our in-house sewing production facility will handle all bag and accessory production and fulfillment for this Kickstarter project and beyond. We've found talented craftspeople who have been intimately involved in the prototyping phase of our project so they know how to sew each one of the products we make.
We have accumulated an inventory of fabric and the other necessary materials to produce a limited amount of our product. In addition, we have established relationships with several suppliers so that we can easily replenish fabric and other material inventory as needed. All patterns are made and final materials have been selected and sourced.
As soon as our Kickstarter project funds we will begin production on all Early Bird Specials. We have specifically limited the number of Early Bird Specials to what our current capacity can produce and ship within a few days. All other rewards will be added to our production queue for completion, quality control and shipment by the end of August. Should this project blow up, we have cultivated contacts with reliable contractors with whom we have worked before who will provide back up sewing production capabilities.
Ogden Made started as a passion project and continues to be just that. There is heart and soul in every product we make and we know that you'll sense that when you feel the quality of your new bag. We can't wait to get our products in your hands! We would love it if you followed our social media feeds and shared our campaign with everyone you know. Thank you for your support!
Song Credit: Landon Austin, Ready for Anything
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Risks and challenges
We have reached deep in to our pockets and collected enough change to invest in the equipment and talented craftspeople necessary to start this project. We are turning to Kickstarter to fund the next run of production of our bags. If this campaign takes off far beyond what we anticipate, there may be some delays in production until we can either catch up with demand using existing production, or increase our equipment and personnel allocation. So that being said, the more successful this campaign is, the more jobs you help us create. We only ask that if that be the case, you be patient with us as we try to increase our production capabilities to get orders out as fast as we can.
Additional risks and challenges may include turnaround times by our suppliers. We have worked closely with our primary vendors to ensure adequate raw goods supply based on our projections. If this Kickstarter exceeds our projections, there is an outside possibility of delays in delivery of the materials as many our custom produced to our specifications specifically for this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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