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Luggage redefined: a carry-on Travel Backpack and system of Packing Tools designed around the idea that no two trips are the same.
Luggage redefined: a carry-on Travel Backpack and system of Packing Tools designed around the idea that no two trips are the same.
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Duffel update, and a new film.

Posted by Peak Design (Creator)
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We've got some big updates to share on the Travel Duffel and Travel Duffelpack. But first, we've got something equally as exciting to share:

Introducing Grizzly Country, a short film directed by our good friend Ben Moon and produced by Peak Design. Grizzly Country tells the story of Doug Peacock: veteran, eco-warrior, author, and modern-day legend. Doug was the inspiration for Edward Abbey's character George Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench Gang.

After serving in the Vietnam War, Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. His time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes. Grizzly Country makes us think critically about the relationship between humans and nature. As Doug puts it, "without our arrogance and firearms and dominion, we're just another flavor of meat."

Aside from Adam's Packing Tools Instructional Video, this film might be the most poignant, beautiful piece of content that Peak Design has ever had a hand in. We funded the production of Grizzly Country as a part of our 1% For The Planet membership. Advocacy projects like this would not be possible without the foundation of support our Kickstarter backers provide. If you're reading this, you also had a hand in this film. And if that makes you feel good, we'd love it if you shared Grizzly Country (grizzlycountryfilm.com) with the world.

AND NOW FOR A BIG OL' DUFFEL UPDATE

OHH YEAHH.

Duffman, the obvious spirit animal of the Duffel and Duffelpack. If anybody knows Matt Groening personally, please let him know we're interested in a collab.
Duffman, the obvious spirit animal of the Duffel and Duffelpack. If anybody knows Matt Groening personally, please let him know we're interested in a collab.

Right before Thanksgiving, we shared the latest and greatest Duffel and Duffelpack prototypes (see Update #20). We then surveyed y'all to get some final input as we hit the home-stretch of design. 1287 backers responded. Here's an update—not only on what we learned—but on how we've incorporated those insights into our latest round of prototypes.

The 35L Duffel wins the popularity contest.

It's not a popularity contest (as our moms would remind us), but there are considerably more folks interested in the Duffel than the Duffelpack. 93% of respondents had ordered or expressed interest in ordering the Duffel, whereas 62% of respondents said the same about the Duffelpack.

Behold, the latest Duffelpack (black, upper left) and Duffel (sage, lower right) prototypes. Note these two bags are NOT the same size, it just the perspective of this image. The Duffelpack is a max-65L check-in bag, the Duffel is a 35L carry-on. These things are damn near production-ready, and we couldn't be more stoked to show them to you.
Behold, the latest Duffelpack (black, upper left) and Duffel (sage, lower right) prototypes. Note these two bags are NOT the same size, it just the perspective of this image. The Duffelpack is a max-65L check-in bag, the Duffel is a 35L carry-on. These things are damn near production-ready, and we couldn't be more stoked to show them to you.

This makes plenty of sense to us: the Duffel is a more classic style of bag and it's at a lower price point. Plus, most respondents already own our 45L Travel Backpack, and the 65L Duffelpack has a little more functional overlap with that product.

You plan to use the Duffel + Duffelpack with Packing Tools.

So, we have continued to hone the size/shape of these bags to perfectly fit our Camera Cubes and Packing cubes. That said, not everybody plans to use these bags with our cubes, and these bags most certainly work just as well without 'em.

Moreover, about half of respondents plan to use the Duffel + Duffelpack with photo gear, and half don't. So, like every other bag in our Everyday and Travel Lines, these duffels are designed to filled to the brim with photo gear, or with anything else.

The Duffel has the ability to hold 3 units of Packing Tools. In this shot, it's packed with 1 Small Camera Cube and 1 Medium Camera Cube. The extra-long zip path gives you ample access to the interior volume. Great for packing, unpacking, or shooting.
The Duffel has the ability to hold 3 units of Packing Tools. In this shot, it's packed with 1 Small Camera Cube and 1 Medium Camera Cube. The extra-long zip path gives you ample access to the interior volume. Great for packing, unpacking, or shooting.
The monster Duffelpack has the capacity for a whopping 4 units of Camera/Packing Cubes. Shown above is a Medium Packing Cube and Medium Camera Cube. The extra-long zipper path works in concert with an internal aluminum frame to give you unmatched interior access from a straight-zip duffel bag.
The monster Duffelpack has the capacity for a whopping 4 units of Camera/Packing Cubes. Shown above is a Medium Packing Cube and Medium Camera Cube. The extra-long zipper path works in concert with an internal aluminum frame to give you unmatched interior access from a straight-zip duffel bag.

You're happy with the sizes of these 2 bags.

So, we're sticking with these sizes:

Duffel: 35L volume, fits 3 units of Packing/Camera Cubes, max carry-on size.

Duffelpack: 65L max volume, fits 4 units of Packing/Camera Cubes, check-in size.

For the Duffel, side shoulder carry and hand carry are heavily preferred to cross-body sling carry.

So, we're optimizing for those two carry styles for the Duffel.

Single-shoulder carry is the most common expected carry style. An adjustable, padded shoulder strap will be included. It will be quickly removable via hook-style quick connectors and stowable inside the bag.
Single-shoulder carry is the most common expected carry style. An adjustable, padded shoulder strap will be included. It will be quickly removable via hook-style quick connectors and stowable inside the bag.
Hand carry is the second most common expected carry style. The Duffel's hand straps will be quickly removable via specially designed hook-style quick connectors, and we're considering embedding magnets in the padded handles to keep them together when the bag is set down. The hand straps will be easily stowable inside the bag.
Hand carry is the second most common expected carry style. The Duffel's hand straps will be quickly removable via specially designed hook-style quick connectors, and we're considering embedding magnets in the padded handles to keep them together when the bag is set down. The hand straps will be easily stowable inside the bag.

You're stoked about backpack-style carry for the Duffel.

So, we're pursuing backpack-style carry aggressively. We've done 2 rounds of prototypes on the hand-carry straps to solve for a backpack carry scenario. We're going to give it our best shot, being careful not to compromise other more important Duffel functionality.

The Duffel will have a network of strong cord loops attached to various points on the bag. These loops will let you attach hand/shoulder straps (via custom hook-style quick connection hardware). We hope to use these cord loops, along with the dual hand straps, to accommodate backpack-style carry, as seen here.
The Duffel will have a network of strong cord loops attached to various points on the bag. These loops will let you attach hand/shoulder straps (via custom hook-style quick connection hardware). We hope to use these cord loops, along with the dual hand straps, to accommodate backpack-style carry, as seen here.
Another side profile view of backpack-style carry with the Duffel. The hand straps will be made from a padded, tubular style webbing. In backpack mode, these straps won't be as comfortable as typical backpack shoulder straps, but we're hoping they will do the job in a pinch.
Another side profile view of backpack-style carry with the Duffel. The hand straps will be made from a padded, tubular style webbing. In backpack mode, these straps won't be as comfortable as typical backpack shoulder straps, but we're hoping they will do the job in a pinch.

Also, we just wanna take a second and give it up for Hyden, our model-slash-intern. What can't this savvy, Boosted-Board-riding, expense-report-auditing post-millennial do?!

And while we're giving out well-deserved props, let's here it for Sean from our Flagship Store team. Sean is mastermind behind the lens who took all these shots. His most famous work, however, is from our Flagship Store promotional video.

Ok, back to biz.

You liked both external pocket styles we developed for the Duffel.

If you recall from Update #20, we were developing 2 different styles of external pockets on the Duffel: straight zip (clean, classic styling), and trapezoidal zip (better access and more volume). Respondents clearly liked both styles, and wanted the benefits of both. So, we evolved the Duffel to incorporate both pocket styles on each side, for a total of 4 external pockets.

You liked the straight pocket, you liked the trapezoidal pocket, and, well, we like you. So we found a way to integrate both pocket styles into each side of the bag.
You liked the straight pocket, you liked the trapezoidal pocket, and, well, we like you. So we found a way to integrate both pocket styles into each side of the bag.
The trapezoidal pocket has big access and a larger volume to hold bulkier items.
The trapezoidal pocket has big access and a larger volume to hold bulkier items.
The trapezoidal pocket in it's full, voluminous glory. Note the ID tag pocket. We plan to place an ID tag holder on all bags in the Travel Line. You can also get a good look at the aluminum quick connection hardware for the hand straps.
The trapezoidal pocket in it's full, voluminous glory. Note the ID tag pocket. We plan to place an ID tag holder on all bags in the Travel Line. You can also get a good look at the aluminum quick connection hardware for the hand straps.
The secondary straight pocket gives you additional external storage space for slimmer items. The zipper path sits beneath a horizontal flap of fabric, making it aesthetically clean, out of sight, and protected from moisture. The trapezoidal pocket zipper is weatherproof.
The secondary straight pocket gives you additional external storage space for slimmer items. The zipper path sits beneath a horizontal flap of fabric, making it aesthetically clean, out of sight, and protected from moisture. The trapezoidal pocket zipper is weatherproof.

We also evolved the external pockets on the Duffelpack, making them easier to access and more voluminous. The Duffelpack's external pockets (1 on each side) can fit a full-size water bottle now.

The Duffelpack will have an external pocket on either side, accessible via a waterproof zip with a straight path. The interior of the pocket is voluminous enough to carry an entire water bottle, or up to 36 individual passports (we won't ask questions).
The Duffelpack will have an external pocket on either side, accessible via a waterproof zip with a straight path. The interior of the pocket is voluminous enough to carry an entire water bottle, or up to 36 individual passports (we won't ask questions).
When closed, the Duffelpack's side pockets are discreet and weatherproof.
When closed, the Duffelpack's side pockets are discreet and weatherproof.
The Duffelpack will have an ID tag holder inside the strap stowage compartment.
The Duffelpack will have an ID tag holder inside the strap stowage compartment.

You think a few internal pockets would be nice on both bags.

So, we're incorporating 2 internal pockets inside both the Duffel and Duffelpack.

We've incorporated 2 internal zip pockets on both the Duffel and Duffelpack (shown above). The pockets will be located on either side of the main access zipper path. The pocket material will be the same silicone mesh that we used inside our Travel Backpack and Wash Pouch.
We've incorporated 2 internal zip pockets on both the Duffel and Duffelpack (shown above). The pockets will be located on either side of the main access zipper path. The pocket material will be the same silicone mesh that we used inside our Travel Backpack and Wash Pouch.

On the Duffelpack, most people want hip belts, some want sternum straps.

We had questions earlier regarding whether or not the hip belt and sternum strap were must-have features. The survey gave us valuable info: for many folks, they are. So, we've incorporated both into the Duffelpack. The padded hip belt—similar to that on the Travel Backpack 45L—will stow away with the shoulder straps. The sternum strap will be removable and stowable as well.

The Duffelpack is a monster gear hauler. As such, it can get pretty darn heavy when loaded up. Our biggest complaint with other gear hauler duffels on the market is that their straps are flimsy and feel like an afterthought. We've designed our Duffelpack with stowable shoulder, waist, and sternum straps that are far more supportive and comfy. Our Duffelpack's harness is so comfortable that you can wear it while staring out the window for hours on end.
The Duffelpack is a monster gear hauler. As such, it can get pretty darn heavy when loaded up. Our biggest complaint with other gear hauler duffels on the market is that their straps are flimsy and feel like an afterthought. We've designed our Duffelpack with stowable shoulder, waist, and sternum straps that are far more supportive and comfy. Our Duffelpack's harness is so comfortable that you can wear it while staring out the window for hours on end.

As far as materials go, you have a preference towards durability, reasonably balanced with lightweight.

The survey results were pretty clear here: you want a balance between lightweight and durable, erring on the side of durability. So, we went ahead and upped the denier of the fabric from the last samples, and did it without adding weight to the bag.

For both the Duffel and Duffelpack (pictured) we upped the denier of the main fabric from 400D to 600D nylon canvas. The heavier material on the bottom is 900D polyester, same as the bottom liner on our other bags. Like our other Travel and Everyday bags, this shell is DWR impregnated, double poly coated, and functionally weatherproof. It's also made from 100% recycled material.
For both the Duffel and Duffelpack (pictured) we upped the denier of the main fabric from 400D to 600D nylon canvas. The heavier material on the bottom is 900D polyester, same as the bottom liner on our other bags. Like our other Travel and Everyday bags, this shell is DWR impregnated, double poly coated, and functionally weatherproof. It's also made from 100% recycled material.
We're experimenting with a few different small aesthetic pops on both bags.
We're experimenting with a few different small aesthetic pops on both bags.

We're incorporating hand-carry handles into the Duffelpack's shoulder straps, because it looks and feels awesome.

You can get a good look at these handles if you scroll up 2 images. The more we use and abuse this bag, the more we like having these handles here. You may not use them all the time, but they're extremely handy (GET IT?!) when you're shuffling your gear around the home, airport, or hostel.

There are a bunch of ways to grab the Duffelpack, including side handles and top/bottom handles. But we kept coming back to this hand carry method, which utilizes a tubular webbing handle on each shoulder strap. When carried this way, the weight of the Duffelpack is nicely balanced. Almost as nicely balanced as a fun pair of caramel ankle boots with wide-legged capris.
There are a bunch of ways to grab the Duffelpack, including side handles and top/bottom handles. But we kept coming back to this hand carry method, which utilizes a tubular webbing handle on each shoulder strap. When carried this way, the weight of the Duffelpack is nicely balanced. Almost as nicely balanced as a fun pair of caramel ankle boots with wide-legged capris.

Duffelpack's has legendary strap stowage.

This is less of an insight from our survey and more of a shameless plug. We're real excited about how Duffelpack's strap stowage has come together:

Straps out.
Straps out.
Straps in. When your shoulder straps are packed away, you can easily carry the Duffelpack using side straps or end straps.
Straps in. When your shoulder straps are packed away, you can easily carry the Duffelpack using side straps or end straps.

We found a really nice way to resolve the zipper path on the Duffelpack.

If there's one thing we know about Peak Design Kickstarter backers, it's that they're 86% more likely than the average person to totally nerd out on zipper path resolution. So, this one's for you.

If you watched our most recent Duffel/Duffelpack Hangout you know that we've been doing a lot of brainstorming on how to give the Duffelpack superior accessibility with a simple, straight, easy-to-open zipper path.

Now, we're closing in on a solution that ticks all the boxes.

By incorporating carry handles on the top and bottom of the Duffelpack, we can resolve the straight zipper path directly into those handles. This makes for an aesthetically clean resolution that is both durable and allows for the bag to be opened up wide. It also makes the whole thing look that much more like a burrito, and who can resist that?
By incorporating carry handles on the top and bottom of the Duffelpack, we can resolve the straight zipper path directly into those handles. This makes for an aesthetically clean resolution that is both durable and allows for the bag to be opened up wide. It also makes the whole thing look that much more like a burrito, and who can resist that?
By having a longer main zipper path, the Duffelpack can open wider and give you easier access to your stuff.
By having a longer main zipper path, the Duffelpack can open wider and give you easier access to your stuff.

And that's where we are. We've got one more round of prototyping before we expect to have golden samples of the Duffel and Duffelpack. Once we do, we'll begin production.

As mentioned in our previous update, some of the details of these bags have taken a little longer than expected to dial in. Because of that, our estimated delivery date has slipped from April to May. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause folks, but we can assure you that the few extra weeks of waiting will be well worth it.

Questions? Thoughts? Let us know. This is the first time we've brought customers into our product development process at such an early stage, so we're eager to hear what's on your minds.

And finally, for all of you who are still reading this, hi Stu.

Cheers,

The PD Team

#BAGBRAG winners, and a call for reviews.

Posted by Peak Design (Creator)
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Our friends at @artofvisuals recently took the 45L Travel Backpack out for a spin. Who can name the city?
Our friends at @artofvisuals recently took the 45L Travel Backpack out for a spin. Who can name the city?

HOW 'BOUT A REVIEW?

Before we get to the good stuff, we've got a lil' favor to ask. With over 100,000 Travel Line products out in the wild, we can't help but feel sorely inadequate in the website reviews department. If you've got a hot minute, we'd love for you to share your thoughts:

If you've got any big pain points or disappointments, please hit up our customer service team at info@peakdesign.com before you leave a review. There's a good chance we've got a solution for ya, or at the very least can shed some more light on what's causing your issue.

DUFFEL UPDATE & SCHEDULE

...is coming soon! We just got in our 4th round Duffel prototype and our 6th round Duffelpack prototype, which were updated from previous rounds based on your survey and focus group feedback. We look forward to sharing some beautiful new pics, as well as the key takeaways from our survey results. HANG TIGHT.

As we get into the design crunch-time, it's looking like the fulfillment schedule for the Duffel and Duffelpack will slip ever-so-slightly from April to May. Although we're not stoked about it, we consider it a small and worthy tradeoff for incorporating some of the key backer feedback that we got. In our next update (planned for next week) we'll give a detailed review of the design insights you've shared with us thus far, and how we've iterated on the design to solve for them.

#BAGBRAG WINNERS!

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for. We present our top 3 bag braggers:

GRAND PRIZE: $500 gift card & $500 donated to any 1% for the Planet nonprofit!

First Place goes to @lestertsaiphotography, who took his new Peak Design 45L Travel Line Backpack out in the sub-freezing temperatures yesterday to Mount Hood National Forest.
First Place goes to @lestertsaiphotography, who took his new Peak Design 45L Travel Line Backpack out in the sub-freezing temperatures yesterday to Mount Hood National Forest.

RUNNER UP 1: $250 gift card & $250 donated to any 1% for the Planet nonprofit!

You know good composition when you see it. Same with good choreography. @martingaebe shows off his (or as it appears, not just his) healthy obsession with the Travel Backpack.
You know good composition when you see it. Same with good choreography. @martingaebe shows off his (or as it appears, not just his) healthy obsession with the Travel Backpack.

RUNNER UP 2: $250 gift card & $250 donated to any 1% for the Planet nonprofit!

Whittlin' sticks by the campfire. @rjp301's sublime adventure in the foothills of the Rockies sounds like a perfect way to pass the time with your Sage 45L.
Whittlin' sticks by the campfire. @rjp301's sublime adventure in the foothills of the Rockies sounds like a perfect way to pass the time with your Sage 45L.

It was a reaaal tough time judging, and we can't possibly post every single amazing shot that was entered, but below are few staff faves that made the shortlist.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

"The Godfather has joined the family" -@feelingsleepy
"The Godfather has joined the family" -@feelingsleepy
True, it's technically not a bag in the Travel Line, but we couldn't stop oogling over @thekback's pup, Link.
True, it's technically not a bag in the Travel Line, but we couldn't stop oogling over @thekback's pup, Link.
Across all PD team members, we've got about a half dozen offspring under the age of 2, and we'll be honest: it's SO ADORBS to take pictures of babies in bags. @lykke_hansen_fotografi gets it.
Across all PD team members, we've got about a half dozen offspring under the age of 2, and we'll be honest: it's SO ADORBS to take pictures of babies in bags. @lykke_hansen_fotografi gets it.
Great form, @capturesbyrandr. Or should we say, the Blue Power Ranger?
Great form, @capturesbyrandr. Or should we say, the Blue Power Ranger?
Travel Backpack pannier?! Don't mind if we do. Gorgeous bike, @mbennettphoto.
Travel Backpack pannier?! Don't mind if we do. Gorgeous bike, @mbennettphoto.
Tech Pouch...IT'S A TRAP! @kengiskhan
Tech Pouch...IT'S A TRAP! @kengiskhan
We don't know why it looks so irresistably good to take everything out of your bag and arrange it at right angles, and frankly, we don't care. We just WANT MORE. @basephotography
We don't know why it looks so irresistably good to take everything out of your bag and arrange it at right angles, and frankly, we don't care. We just WANT MORE. @basephotography
@tobik176 When you and your dad get each other the same Christmas present, and then another family member makes you pose in front of the tree, and then later you realize you and your dad are wearing the same thing and you've essentially become your dad.
@tobik176 When you and your dad get each other the same Christmas present, and then another family member makes you pose in front of the tree, and then later you realize you and your dad are wearing the same thing and you've essentially become your dad.
@pivv0t: what does your cat think about all of this?
@pivv0t: what does your cat think about all of this?

Y'all are the best customers a company could ever ask for. Thanks for your unwavering #bagbrag fortitude. Just because the contest is over, it doesn't mean you have to stop bag bragging. We'll keep and eye out and continue to share the things that catch our eye. Thanks again!

KICKSTARTER LOVE

MOVA: INNOVATIVE, FUNCTIONAL CYCLING JACKETS

Photography and adventure are kinda the 2 main jams at Peak Design. But if we could pick minor jams, the top two would undoubtedly be biking and crackin' one-liners in an unapologetic and incorrigible manner. And by golly, we've met our match. Mova, our friends from Bogota, Colombia, have just come back to Kickstarter for the second time with a new lineup of ultralight, ultra-versatile cycling jackets. Better yet, their video is hilarious. Roland, if you're reading this, well done buddy.

100% SHIPPED. And, a big ol' Duffel + Duffelpack Survey!

Posted by Peak Design (Creator)
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Before we get into the main course of this update, let's have a lil' fireside chat.

There's a good chance that our American backers are busy reuniting with family and friends, sitting around a living room at this very second, drinking wine, sharing stories. You might be traveling across town, across the country, or across the world as you read this. Whatever the distance, it's worth it. Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, you'd probably agree that time spent with loved ones is precious...perhaps one of the most special experiences that life has to offer.

PD designers and manufacturing partners toasting during a night out in Ho Chi Minh City. Whatever your Thanksgiving spread looks like, we hope you're able to enjoy it with those you care about.
PD designers and manufacturing partners toasting during a night out in Ho Chi Minh City. Whatever your Thanksgiving spread looks like, we hope you're able to enjoy it with those you care about.

We're thankful for this holiday weekend. We're thankful for those we love, and we're thankful for every second of time we get to spend on Earth with those people. We're thankful for our lives and our livelihoods...thankful that every day 37 of us (!!!) wake up and get excited about coming to work. And we're thankful for you, our backers, the most passionate and loyal customers we could possibly ask for. Thank you for believing in us, supporting us (many times over) and for continuing to steer the trajectory of Peak Design.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. You're the best.

100% SHIPPED OR PROCESSING

As of this afternoon, 100% of shipments have either left warehouses or are actively processing for shipment. If you've completed your Kickstarter survey, you should receive a shipment notification by the end of this week or early next.

If you don't receive a shipping notification in that timeframe, here's why:

1. You're one of the 1000-ish backers who have yet to complete their BackerKit survey

2. You backed the Duffle or Duffelpack only (not shipping until Spring 2019)

3. You backed the $1 reward and did not add on any products

If you don't fit into those categories and you haven't received a shipping notification, please hold tight until early next week. And if you've only received part of your rewards shipment, see our previous update for an explanation why.

DUFFEL + DUFFELPACK SURVEY!

We've got the latest Travel Duffel 35L and Travel Duffelpack 65L prototypes in, and we're ready to get your feedback on 'em! To sweeten the deal, we'll send you an exclusive 15% off discount code upon survey completion.

>>> TAKE THE DUFFEL + DUFFELPACK SURVEY NOW <<<

For those of you who attended our San Francisco focus group or most recent Kickstarter Live Hangout, you're ready to dive head-first into the survey. For those who haven't, read on.

KICKSTARTER HANGOUT

Yesterday, Art and Max from the design team waxed eloquent on the latest Duffel and Duffelpack prototypes. They walked through the current designs, the thinking behind them, and the design challenges we're currently facing.

NEW PICTURES: TRAVEL DUFFEL 35L

Get to know our latest prototypes by perusing the images below, which can also be found in our survey.

The Travel Duffel 35L is Peak Design’s ode to the timeless and utilitarian duffel bag. We currently support 3 carry modes. Shown here is hand carry, via brilliantly removable hand straps.
The Travel Duffel 35L is Peak Design’s ode to the timeless and utilitarian duffel bag. We currently support 3 carry modes. Shown here is hand carry, via brilliantly removable hand straps.
Shown here is side shoulder carry via a detachable shoulder strap.
Shown here is side shoulder carry via a detachable shoulder strap.
Cross-body shoulder carry via the same strap. The Duffel wraps nicely around your body in this configuration.
Cross-body shoulder carry via the same strap. The Duffel wraps nicely around your body in this configuration.
We're considering supporting a 4th carry option: backpack carry. It wouldn't be comfy for heavy loads or long time periods, but it would be useful in a pinch. Ex: hopping on your bike to go to the gym.
We're considering supporting a 4th carry option: backpack carry. It wouldn't be comfy for heavy loads or long time periods, but it would be useful in a pinch. Ex: hopping on your bike to go to the gym.
The Duffel's main zip is longer than the main volume of the bag, giving you significantly wider access than a standard cylindrical duffel bag.
The Duffel's main zip is longer than the main volume of the bag, giving you significantly wider access than a standard cylindrical duffel bag.
We're working on 2 different external side zip designs, and we want your feedback on 'em. Take the survey for more info, and to tell us what you think.
We're working on 2 different external side zip designs, and we want your feedback on 'em. Take the survey for more info, and to tell us what you think.
The Straight Zip design offers more weather protection and a cleaner, more classic aesthetic.
The Straight Zip design offers more weather protection and a cleaner, more classic aesthetic.
The Trapezoid Zip design offers more volume and access with a more technical aesthetic.
The Trapezoid Zip design offers more volume and access with a more technical aesthetic.
Traditional duffel hand straps have a tubular wrap that fastens via velcro or snaps. This acts as a coupler/handle for hand carry. We think that design is annoying and sloppy, so we're working on a better solution that uses...wait for it...MAGNETS.
Traditional duffel hand straps have a tubular wrap that fastens via velcro or snaps. This acts as a coupler/handle for hand carry. We think that design is annoying and sloppy, so we're working on a better solution that uses...wait for it...MAGNETS.

NEW PHOTOS: TRAVEL DUFFELPACK 65L

Again, these photos are also found in the survey.

The Travel Duffelpack 65L is a monster gear-hauler that maximizes your carry capacity without compromising comfort or versatility.
The Travel Duffelpack 65L is a monster gear-hauler that maximizes your carry capacity without compromising comfort or versatility.
Most manufacturers offer many duffel sizes. Why? We think it's because traditional duffels don't elegantly handle a wide range of loads. Our Duffelpack aims to change that by offering clever, massive, aesthetically clean expansion.
Most manufacturers offer many duffel sizes. Why? We think it's because traditional duffels don't elegantly handle a wide range of loads. Our Duffelpack aims to change that by offering clever, massive, aesthetically clean expansion.
The previous image shows the normal 45L Duffelpack configuration. This image shows the fully expanded 65L configuration, made possible by 2 burly #10 expansion zips.
The previous image shows the normal 45L Duffelpack configuration. This image shows the fully expanded 65L configuration, made possible by 2 burly #10 expansion zips.
Like the Duffel, the Duffelpack features a main zip that is longer than the main volume of the bag, offering unrivaled accessibility from a straight-zip entry point.
Like the Duffel, the Duffelpack features a main zip that is longer than the main volume of the bag, offering unrivaled accessibility from a straight-zip entry point.
The Duffelpack is sized to fit 4 packing units of gear. In this picture, it's shown holding 2 Medium Camera Cubes. Would you use a bag like this to haul around all your photography gear? Tell us in the survey.
The Duffelpack is sized to fit 4 packing units of gear. In this picture, it's shown holding 2 Medium Camera Cubes. Would you use a bag like this to haul around all your photography gear? Tell us in the survey.
Like our Travel Backpack, the Travel Duffelpack does not slight on carry options. Shown here is side handle briefcase-style carry.
Like our Travel Backpack, the Travel Duffelpack does not slight on carry options. Shown here is side handle briefcase-style carry.
A top carry handle lets you easily maneuver the Duffelpack in and out of tight spaces, like car trunks and overhead bins.
A top carry handle lets you easily maneuver the Duffelpack in and out of tight spaces, like car trunks and overhead bins.
We're considering placing carry handles on the Duffelpack's shoulder straps. Do you see value in this carry style? Tell us in the survey.
We're considering placing carry handles on the Duffelpack's shoulder straps. Do you see value in this carry style? Tell us in the survey.
A big beef we have with traditional "gear hauler" duffelpack-style bags is that they're not comfortable to carry. Hence, we're integrating a full-fledged backpack-style carry harness, complete with waist belt.
A big beef we have with traditional "gear hauler" duffelpack-style bags is that they're not comfortable to carry. Hence, we're integrating a full-fledged backpack-style carry harness, complete with waist belt.
Our latest Duffelpack prototype has a sternum strap. Is that something you'd want? Tell us in the survey.
Our latest Duffelpack prototype has a sternum strap. Is that something you'd want? Tell us in the survey.
The Duffelpack will have external slip pockets for quick access to smaller stuff. Would you want or need internal pockets too? You guessed it...tell us in the survey.
The Duffelpack will have external slip pockets for quick access to smaller stuff. Would you want or need internal pockets too? You guessed it...tell us in the survey.
Like our Travel Backpack, the Duffelpack will feature a variety of loops for attaching external carry cinch straps.
Like our Travel Backpack, the Duffelpack will feature a variety of loops for attaching external carry cinch straps.

TAKE THE SURVEY

We're really stoked about bringing our backers further into the development process for these new bags. If you've got some downtime this weekend, we'd be thrilled if you filled out our Duffel/Duffelpack Survey.

Now go eat that turkey/tofurkey.

Duffel + Duffelpack Hangout TODAY, 2pm Pacific

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Yep, that's right.

Meet the latest prototypes of the Travel Duffelpack 65L (left) and the Travel Duffel (right). Join today's Kickstarter Hangout to learn more. Click the picture, then click "subscribe."
Meet the latest prototypes of the Travel Duffelpack 65L (left) and the Travel Duffel (right). Join today's Kickstarter Hangout to learn more. Click the picture, then click "subscribe."

Last week we held a focus group in San Francisco to get feedback on the latest and greatest Duffel/Duffelpack designs. Today, we're going to be doing the same for anybody, anywhere, who would like to join us.

KICKSTARTER LIVE BROADCAST DETAILS

  • TODAY, 2pm-3pm Pacific
  • Join on our Kickstarter page, or use this link
  • Need a reminder? Go here, enter your email, click subscribe.
  • We'll be sharing the latest prototypes and answering your questions along the way.

FULFILLMENT UPDATE

As of this morning, 94% of rewards are in some state of shipping...processing, en route, or delivered. The last 6% we expect to go out this week and next. The spreadsheet below shows our shipping completion percentage by warehouse:

A large shipment landed at our Canadian warehouse on Friday. It takes a few business days for our warehouses receive stock and get it ready to ship...particularly during this time of year when everyone is stocking up for the holidays. We expect all remaining Canadian orders to be processed this week.

In Australia we had a large shipment delayed due to some mislabeling of SKUs at the origin warehouse. We worked with our freight forwarder to fix the issue, and that shipment should arrive today. It'll take a few days for stock to be received, but we expect all remaining Australian orders to be processed this week, maybe early next.

The remaining UK and Hong Kong shipments have been delayed by a variety of small issues, including a shipment of Sage 5L Slings that were stolen (!!!) from our UK warehouse. UK customers who ordered Sage 5L Slings will have their shipments split.

Ultimately we're incredibly stoked to get a vast majority of shipments out the door early, with the remaining rewards to ship well within our December timeframe.

SHIPMENT SPLITTING

If you open up your package and don't see everything you ordered, don't worry...it's likely en-route and will end up at your doorstep within 3 business days. That's because many of our rewards shipments are being split, either at the warehouse or during the course of the shipment. Our shipping system automatically picks the most economical shipping option for the items you purchased...in some cases, they're all put into one large box, in other cases you'll have multiple boxes, and sometimes items will be shipped directly in their lick-and-stick plastic packaging. When multiple parcels are shipped, it's not uncommon for them to get separated in transit. When they do, they'll typically all arrive within a 1-3 business day window.

So, if you don't get everything you ordered in your first shipment, we kindly ask that you wait at least 3 business days before contacting us. If items go missing for longer than that, we'll happily investigate and ensure you get them.

#BAGBRAG

Per our previous update, we've got a little contest going on. Show us your best shot of you and your new bags via social media (a.k.a. the "sosh meeds") and enter to win up to $500 in PD credit, PLUS a $500 donation to a 1% For The Planet non-profit of your choice. Just make sure you tag 'er with #bagbrag. Here are our favorites so far:

Wow, you folks are a real cultured bunch with your fancy paintings and pianos and moody composition. Photo by @transtr.
Wow, you folks are a real cultured bunch with your fancy paintings and pianos and moody composition. Photo by @transtr.
Is that a Nintendo Switch up in ya Tech Pouch? Photo by @sblyphoto.
Is that a Nintendo Switch up in ya Tech Pouch? Photo by @sblyphoto.
We've got a soft spot for the all-Sage team. Photo by @airsquad9.
We've got a soft spot for the all-Sage team. Photo by @airsquad9.
We're still debating whether @primedigitalimage is behind or inside the 45L Backpack.
We're still debating whether @primedigitalimage is behind or inside the 45L Backpack.
ALL SAGE TEAM WHAT UP. Photo by @_hall_sam_.
ALL SAGE TEAM WHAT UP. Photo by @_hall_sam_.
First full Everyday + Travel bag dump! #doublebagbrag photo by @transtr.
First full Everyday + Travel bag dump! #doublebagbrag photo by @transtr.
We count 4 bodies in that Medium Camera Cube, @dougolupski. Impressive.
We count 4 bodies in that Medium Camera Cube, @dougolupski. Impressive.
Our new recycled plastic packaging is significantly less energy and water intensive to create than our old paper packaging. Plus, it's more protective and durable. Don't forget to recycle your packaging! Photo by @kofpop.
Our new recycled plastic packaging is significantly less energy and water intensive to create than our old paper packaging. Plus, it's more protective and durable. Don't forget to recycle your packaging! Photo by @kofpop.

Can't wait to see more.

Oh, and we'll see you for the Duffel/Duffelpack Hangout!

#BAGBRAG + Duffel Focus Group

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Oh, hey der folks.

We're stoked to announce that Grizzly Country, a film we produced with Ben Moon, just got selected to tour with Banff Film Festival! Click to see the trailer.
We're stoked to announce that Grizzly Country, a film we produced with Ben Moon, just got selected to tour with Banff Film Festival! Click to see the trailer.

Rewards shipping is in full swing, and we're already hearing from backers who have gotten their Travel Backpacks. We've got more details below. But first...

#BAGBRAG

The Peak Design Travel Line is finally out there in the wild, and we want to celebrate in the most mature way possible: bragging. We're calling on all backers to share pictures of you with your brand new gear with the tag #bagbrag. Before the end of the year we'll pick 3 winners, who will receive a $250-$500 Peak Design gift card. In addition, we'll make a $250-$500 donation to a 1% For The Planet nonprofit of your choice.

The rules:

1. Share a pic (Insta, FB, Twitter) of you with your PD Travel Bags. Tag it #bagbrag.

2. On Insta, tag @peakdesign. On FB/Twitter, tag @peakdesignltd.

3. Before the end of the year, we'll pick 3 winners:

Grand Prize: $500 PD gift card, $500 to a 1%FTP nonprofit of your choice. Runners Up: $250 PD gift card, $250 to a 1%FTP nonprofit of your choice.

Winners will be chosen by the PD team, based on a wide variety of variables. As always, points for composition, humor, and/or drama. You can enter as many photos as you'd like. Now get to braggin'.

DUFFEL FOCUS GROUP

This Thursday we'll be holding a Duffel and Duffelpack focus group with local Kickstarter backers. If you're in the San Francisco area and keen to join, sign up here. For those who can't make it, don't fret. Our P2 prototypes are en route to the PD HQ, and once we get them we'll share a full update on the development of our two gear haulers. We'll also send out a survey to gather everyone's feedback. For all those awaiting more details, thanks for your patience! We're stoked to bring you deeper into the development process.

SHIPPING UPDATE

Of the 13,472 backers, 12,498 people have completed their Backerkit Surveys. Of those folks, 9,084 shipments have left our warehouses or are processing in the warehouse to be shipped in the next few days. Here's how our shipment processing rate breaks down across warehouses:

  • Los Angeles: 4,921 processed (89%)
  • UK: 2,504 processed (81%)
  • Hong Kong: 1,124 processed (44%)
  • Canada: 173 processed (27%)
  • Australia: 362 processed (55%)

The differences across warehouses is caused by stocking level variation, which results from the staggered timing of shipments reaching ports of entry across the globe. Our warehouses which are furthest behind (HK, CAN, AUS) are all receiving major stocking shipments this week. Here's a fun fact: we've shipped and received 36 shipping containers full of products across our 5 warehouses so far.

Long story short, fulfillment is going swimmingly and we're confidently ahead of our December shipping goal. We expect nearly all remaining Kickstarter shipments to leave warehouses in the next two weeks.

KICKSTARTER LOVE

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With just 35 hours left in their campaign, there's still time to pre-order these two new additions to Solo Stove's line of hyper-efficient, cleanly designed wood burning stoves. Less smoke and more heat from a smaller footprint...we've camped with 'em and drank hot toddies in the back yard with 'em, and we were damn pleased with their performance.