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About

We believe in a much more convenient future, a future where all backpacks are totally adaptable to your needs. With that in mind, we’ve created a bag that will meet your needs like no other on the market. It's the first of its kind, incredibly thin backpack for your daily needs. It has a unique expandable system, allowing you to create a huge spacious bag whenever you need it.

A simple laptop carrier in 3.5-inch modern design
A simple laptop carrier in 3.5-inch modern design

A modern person needs just a laptop bag to go to work or for a walk. But what if you need to carry much more things?

That's when modular backpacks come in handy. But wait. Think for a second. What if you left additional modules at home? How will you be able to increase the carrying capacity of your backpack if you needed unexpectedly during the day?

Pleatpack is сreated to solve this problem.

Pleatpack, perfect for your everyday basics
Pleatpack, perfect for your everyday basics

No one likes not having enough space in a backpack. The 20.7-liter main compartment acts like an accordion. It expands by just one pull allowing you to store all your purchases or gym clothes.

Pull the front panel to turn your 6-liter backpack into a huge 26.7-liter one.

No more bulky bags. An awesome, slim laptop bag can easily contain everything that fits into your huge daypack.

                                                   

The drop-resistant laptop compartment is slim but spacious enough to store your urban essentials like chargers, cables, and adaptors. It’s perfect for urban dwellers.

           

"Pleatpack is perfect for switching seamlessly between traveling within airports, day hikes, beach sports, souvenir-shopping, and city-touring" - Ivan Hong, Medium.

A perfect daypack for traveling
A perfect daypack for traveling

As soon as you get to the place, take out all your personal stuff and leave only the tech accessories that you need. Enjoy discovering the area with a slim backpack.

No one likes constantly hooking up additional parts to their backpack. So we made it simple. It's just one move, just one second from a thin backpack to a huge one.

We've been working on this expandable system for over a year. And finally, after many models and prototypes, we are proud of how it works, how it looks, and how strong it is.

The simpler - the better. Magnetic closure provides quick and easy access to the ideal organization and volume for the modern urban lifestyle
The simpler - the better. Magnetic closure provides quick and easy access to the ideal organization and volume for the modern urban lifestyle

Hidden zippers on the back andthe special security front panel won’t allow thieves to get inside your Pleatpack.

How does it work? When you close the top flap over the protective panel, the backpack remains tightly closed thanks to the magnets sewn into the front panel as well as in the cover. This prevents thieves from opening the compartment and stealing your belongings without you noticing.

Often, snatch-thieves find it easier to make off with the entire bag than to try to slash it for its contents. Use the built-in lock to attach the bag to something fixed and just relax
Often, snatch-thieves find it easier to make off with the entire bag than to try to slash it for its contents. Use the built-in lock to attach the bag to something fixed and just relax

Please take into account that the built-in lock is an expensive part of the backpack and it’s not very easy to sew it in. In order for us to be able to offer you Pleatpack for a fair price, we decided not to put the lock until more backers are interested in our product. The built-in lock will be available for every backer for free, as soon as we reach our "Built-in lock" Stretch goal.

Water-repellent 600D fabric will  protect your belongings from rain
Water-repellent 600D fabric will protect your belongings from rain
Do you need an easy access to a bottle of water? We need it too. Pleatpack's extendable bottle pocket has that covered
Do you need an easy access to a bottle of water? We need it too. Pleatpack's extendable bottle pocket has that covered
     
The large top pocket is perfect for your phone, wallet, keys or other valuables that need both security and quick access
The large top pocket is perfect for your phone, wallet, keys or other valuables that need both security and quick access
Since you will often want to use the top handle of the backpack, we took the time to make it comfortable
Since you will often want to use the top handle of the backpack, we took the time to make it comfortable
For urban commuters and short travels
For urban commuters and short travels
Quick access to an external USB port. Simply connect your powerbank and charge your mobile devices on the go
Quick access to an external USB port. Simply connect your powerbank and charge your mobile devices on the go
It's a must-have feature if you travel with a suitcase. Naturally, Pleatpack has it
It's a must-have feature if you travel with a suitcase. Naturally, Pleatpack has it
There is always some small stuff you need during the day. Pleatpack gives you a quick access to your travel or credit cards, cash or headphones
There is always some small stuff you need during the day. Pleatpack gives you a quick access to your travel or credit cards, cash or headphones
     
They make carrying easier and more comfortable
They make carrying easier and more comfortable
To keep Pleatpack looking good either way, we've hidden the strap
To keep Pleatpack looking good either way, we've hidden the strap
The most high-quality materials in the world. For your secure, hassle-free and comfortable use. Forget about broken zippers
The most high-quality materials in the world. For your secure, hassle-free and comfortable use. Forget about broken zippers
Now you can put your backpack wherever you want. Don't worry about dirty or wet floors
Now you can put your backpack wherever you want. Don't worry about dirty or wet floors
We hate ugly dangling straps. There will be no more of them. Stay stylish!
We hate ugly dangling straps. There will be no more of them. Stay stylish!
You can put the backpack  on the floor or hang it on a hanger thanks to the adjustable straps
You can put the backpack on the floor or hang it on a hanger thanks to the adjustable straps
Sometimes you need to take off your glasses. We made this simple strap so that you never have to think of where to put your glasses
Sometimes you need to take off your glasses. We made this simple strap so that you never have to think of where to put your glasses
There are 3 paddings with 3D mesh between your back and the backpack. It allows the air to circulate and avoids sweating
There are 3 paddings with 3D mesh between your back and the backpack. It allows the air to circulate and avoids sweating
     
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight
                               
                
                                             

Ask your questions here on our KS page, so everyone can see them along with our answers. However, you can also write directly to our CEO. He’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Here’s his Facebook page.  

Families & Friends - Thank you for many months of support and for having faith in us. So many good people from all around the world helped us launch this campaign. Without you, nothing would have happened. Thank you!

Ivan Hong - Thank you for your openness, for the desire to help the enthusiasts like yourself create incredible things. Thank you for the advice you gave us!

Oleg Vlasenko, we want to give special thanks to you! Your openness and willingness to share your experience deserve great respect.

Serge Berezkin- Thank you for shooting the video. You helped us a lot.

Roman Vidma - Thank you for your professionalism and keeping it positive during recording and re-recording the voice-over.

And a special-special thank you to all redditors, who helped us with feedback and advice. Community of Reddit, we love you so very much!

Risks and challenges

We are a team of designers, engineers, and operational experts. For the past 14 months, we devoted all our time to this job to improve the design, production, and logistics. We have an understanding of what goes into making this product. And our manufacturer partners are ready to do their part.

Although it’s difficult to predict everything, we ’ve created contingency plans in case any unforeseen problems come up. We are ready to face unexpected challenges throughout our startup journey, and we’ll do our best to quickly find a solution.

The photos and videos presented a prototype. The final version could vary. We will try to make the Pleatpack even more lightweight, slimmer and nice-looking. All major details will remain the same.

We pledge to keep our backers well informed in a timely manner throughout the entire production process and to deliver the Pleatpacks to you as planned.

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