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Carry your camera gear with care, or carry your clothes & shoes organized & wrinkle free. Anti-loss Bluetooth device keeps the bag safe
Carry your camera gear with care, or carry your clothes & shoes organized & wrinkle free. Anti-loss Bluetooth device keeps the bag safe
Carry your camera gear with care, or carry your clothes & shoes organized & wrinkle free. Anti-loss Bluetooth device keeps the bag safe
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424 backers pledged CA$ 128,780 to help bring this project to life.

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Progo- A Revolutionary Carry-on or Camera backpack

CA$ 128,780

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Why Progo:

  • The only carry-on backpack you need for traveling or carrying your camera gear. 
  •  Travel organized and keep your clothes wrinkle free and clean with the integrated removable shelf and dedicated shoe compartment. 
  •  Bluetooth anti-loss device gives you the peace of mind from theft or loss. 
  •  Charge all your electronics at once in your bag. Simply connect them to a power bar in your bag and plug the power bar cable to the wall socket via the dedicated zippered outlet at the bottom of the bag. 
  • Experience the comfort on the go.    Featured on

ProGo Backpack just got better!

We have added the following features to the bag at no extra cost to our fellow backers:

                   

Stretch goal #1 is now unlocked!

 Now you have the option to choose the ProGo backpack with your favorite zipper liner color. You will be able to choose in the survey sent to your after the campaign.

Now it's time to reach Stretch Goal # 2 with even more exiting features!

So please share this campaign with all your friends and family so we can reach this stretch goal as soon as possible. The more your share, the more the chance we reach the 2nd stretch goal, hence more features will be added to the Progo bag!

ProGo was created to make life easier for any traveler, no matter where, when and how.

 Did I hear Camera? ProGo is a perfect bag for Camera gear. It comes standard with 6 pieces of modular pads with Velcro and a pair of straps on the side for your Tripod. The front flap and the sides / back have enough padding to protect your gear.

ProGo vs. regular carry-on luggage. This is a true story :)

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The Duffel is made of waterproof Tarpaulin + with 210D lining and the dimensions are 32" x 13.25" x 9"  

24 Hours left! 

So guys, 24 hours left to the end of the project. We have created exciting new pledge tires for ProGo + Duffel bags. Need more space to carry your extra belongings, or carry your casual items? Then this ProGo & Duffel combo is a life saver! We have created 3 new pledge tier levels for those who want to get their hands on the above combos.Those who have already pledged and wish to have the Duffel combo, can also change their pledge.

Like to travel with some extra gear? We hear ya! For this we have created 3 new pledge tier levels so you can take advantage and grab the ProGo & Duffel Combos.Those who have already pledged and wish to have the Duffel combo, can also change their pledge.

 

THE REASON I CREATED PROGO

I like to travel light. It is easier and lighter to carry just one backpack, and quicker by skipping the baggage claim section at the airport. But how can one carry all the necessary clothes, shoes and accessories including laptops and tablets in just one backpack? They just do not fit, unless you take a bulky luggage and drag it everywhere. That is just not me. To overcome the hassles and nightmares of luggage dragging, pack / unpacking, and having to jumble clean and dirty clothes with shoes; I have decided to create a very simple and unique travel backpack to solve all these problems and to be able to travel neat and clean; hence, I created ProGo.

ProGo is an intelligent & versatile travel carry-on backpack / luggage that meets all of your individual needs in one bag. Whatever your destination, whatever you need to carry, whatever mode of transport you take, ProGo will meet your needs.

 Progo is compact and yet spacious

The 35L backpack can easily accommodate a week's supply of clothes, a pair of shoes, a laptop and tablet, toiletry, personal accessories in their dedicated compartments as well as passports / valuables in the hidden pocket at the back. 

The main difference between Progo and other backpacks / carry ons, is that Progo has a built-in shelf which allows you to transfer your clothes from the bag to a closet in seconds. 

                 

Why is ProGo unique?

Progo is no ordinary backpack. It's got 4 main features that NO other carrying bags have:  

1- Integrated removable shelf

 Here is how you pack a Progo:

1: Remove the shelf from the bag

 2: Hang it in your closet and fill it with your clothes

3: And put it back in the bag

ProGo is the only bag that  has a built in removable shelf. With this unique feature, you can transfer your belongings from Progo  to a closet in less than 10 seconds! 

Everything will be just as you packed them back home. Nice and crisp. 

2- A separate shoe compartment

Keep your dirty shoes away from your clean clothes

3- A safe hidden pouch at the back of the bag

You can keep your passport and valuable belongings in the hidden back pouch that will be impossible to reach when carrying the backpack, making sure that you will have a safe and smooth journey with your ProGo.

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4: Bluetooth Device Tracker

Never lose your bag in the crowd

                                                                             

ProGo is also made of durable waterproof tarp material that  will  keep all your belongings dry in all weather conditions.

ProGo's name clearly says it. It's for people on the Go. Whether you are traveling around the block or the planet, ProGo will be your gear.

ProGo is a bag large enough to carry all your needs and compact enough to be a carry on

PROGO AND YOU

Why is ProGo right for you:

Because you travel 

Because you create

Because you explore

Prototyping:

Why the 1st prototype failed?

The first ProGo progotype had small separated external removable bag for toiletry and the shoe compartment was placed at the bottom of the bag. After using this prototype, I realized the 2 main issues.

First the removable bag was not holding strong and kept on falling. Also it made the bag thicker, so I could not fit it easily in the plane carry on compartment. The second issue, with the shoe compartment at the bottom;  the bag could not stand straight. It was always leaning and falling because the top part when full was heavier than the bottom part. So I was forced to re design and recreate a second prototype which you see in this video and the pictures. 

By moving the shoe compartment to the top, and ditching the removable bag, and making an internal toiletry pouch instead; the prototype proved to be right and working perfectly. 

Here are pictures of the Final prototypes

 The  right side of the bag has a  bottle mesh pouch and  Tripod / Umbrella holder straps. The left side of the bag has a  small accessory / key pocket, an extra handle as well as a USB cable outlet.

 The back of the bag that has the hidden pocket. Sunglasses holder and ear bud mesh pouch on shoulder straps

 USB cable outlet

 Toiletry bag at the front of the backpack

 Mesh pouch for cellphones or ear buds

Laptop / Tablet compartment with lots of business accessory / pen holders

What's Progo Made of?

Progo will be built with heavy duty waterproof tarp nylon fabric (these are the materials that trucking companies use to protect goods from getting wet) , water proof sealed seamless  zippers with over size pullers and nylon strings, as well as padded frame/ walls and straps with durable and strong nylon webbing. Progo has been designed to last millions of miles. 

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Time Frame:

  • December-January: Kickstarter Live
  • February: Survey and Order Submission
  • March-April : Production and QC
  • May: Shipment and Delivery

Your support

In order to bring the Progo Bags to your life and make your travels smoother, we need to meet our factory's minimum order quantity requirement; and this will only be possible with your support. By making a pledge, you will secure yourself the best travel bag in the world and use it in good health for a very long time…now that’s priceless... Thank you.

Thank you

Thank you all for taking your time to view this project . We hope that you are as passionate and excited as we are about Progo Bags.

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Risks and challenges

We have already found a very reputable bag and luggage factory that has helped us making our prototypes. The communication with the factory had been smooth and fast, which reduces the risks of manufacturing and delivery time substantially. Nevertheless we have set the delivery time in May of 2016 to make sure that all backers will receive their bags on time as promised. This will give us more time to overcome any problems that might occur during manufacturing or delivery.
To ensure that every bag is created to standard and delivered in time, we will be maintaining constant contact with the factory during the entire process of production. No matter what, we will update our backers during the production.

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    Pledge CA$ 253 or more About $191

    Approx US$189 = CAN$253

    Super Early Birds:

    Receive one Progo Bag + Removable Shelf + Removable Camera Dividers + Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Device

    FREE WORLD WIDE SHIPPING

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    Pledge CA$ 267 or more About $202

    Approx US$199 = CAN$267

    Early Birds I:

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    Early Birds lI:

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    Approx US$216 = CAN$289

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    Early Birds lV:

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    Approx US$230 = CAN$309

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    Pledge CA$ 333 or more About $252

    Approx US$249 = CAN$333

    KS Offer:

    Receive one Progo Bag + Removable Shelf + Removable Camera Dividers + Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Device.

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    LAST DAY SPECIAL
    Approx US$260 = CAN$350

    1 PROGO + 1 DUFFEL DEAL

    Receive 1 Progo Bag + Removable Shelf + Removable Camera Dividers + Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Device + 1 DUFFEL

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    Approx US$359 = CAN$480

    Double Deal:

    Receive Two Progo Bags + 2 Removable Shelves + 2 Removable Camera Dividers + 2 Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Devices.

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    2 PROGO + 2 DUFFEL DEAL

    Receive 2 Progo Bags + Removable Shelf + Removable Camera Dividers + Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Device + 2 DUFFEL

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    Approx US$709 = CAN$950

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    Receive Four Progo Bags + 4 Removable Shelves + 4 Removable Camera Dividers + 4 Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Devices.

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    LAST DAY SPECIAL
    Approx US$956 = CAN$1282

    4 PROGO + 4 DUFFEL DEAL

    Receive 4 Progo Bags + Removable Shelf + Removable Camera Dividers + Bluetooth Wireless Anti Loss Device + 4 DUFFEL

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