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The Invisible Backpack will remove the friction and restrictions that conventional backpacks place on you. It’s here to help you push your limits, each day, every day. So, are you ready to see what you can really do when there’s nothing holding you back?
The Invisible Backpack will remove the friction and restrictions that conventional backpacks place on you. It’s here to help you push your limits, each day, every day. So, are you ready to see what you can really do when there’s nothing holding you back?
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Invisible?

Let's forget about space-age technology. This isn't that kind of invisibility. It's much simpler and at the same time much harder to define. Let me ask you this:

Have you ever had an item that you couldn't leave your home without?

Something you used every day because you simply liked it. You liked everything about it. If it was a piece of clothing, then it probably was comfortable, fitted you well and made you feel as if you were the prettiest girl/guy at the ball. It did everything you wanted it to and never asked for anything in return.

The beauty of something like that is that we use it without ever thinking about it. It’s a natural part of our daily routine. It’s a tool of our everyday life.

It’s hard to find a backpack that doesn't have any useless compartments (we're not going camping, we're city folk) or follow fashion trends that'll go out of date after a couple of months. It's impossible to find a backpack that's here to help us do only what we need to do and nothing more.

This is why we designed the Invisible Backpack. We wanted a backpack that was meant for people who invest in things for their utility. They invest in the outcome that the thing helps them produce, not in the thing itself.

We call this backpack invisible not because nobody will see you wearing it. We call it that way because instead of focusing on the outside, we wanted the backpack to focus on the inside – on what truly makes a thing we will use everyday beautiful.

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention, and we wanted the Invisible Backpack to be the same way.


Enough space to last you the entire day

 Easy to pack, organise, and access

Keep your documents, gym equipment, or anything else you might want, separate, with an expandable inner divider

When not used, the divider will sit on the bottom of the backpack without taking up any space
When not used, the divider will sit on the bottom of the backpack without taking up any space

Detachable metal hooks that will not only keep the backpack nice and slim, but will help you keep the things that you don't want going inside, outside. Be it a wet umbrella, a jacket, or anything else you can think of!

 The front compartment can be accessed form both sides. And you can do that without ever needing to take the backpack off! Great for the small things we often need quick access to when on the go.

 A separate padded laptop compartment is here to keep our most valuable possession safe and easily accessible. No more shuffling things around when you try to put it back in. It now has a place of its own!

A secret side pocket that is big enough for your water bottle, but useful much more. It closes like a normal compartment, which means it can be used even if you don't carry your beverage of choice around. It's sealed from all other compartments, that's why you can be sure everything else will be safe from accidental spillages! 

 Design

The unique shape is there for a reason. The widening at the top makes packing and accessing things much easier. In addition, the shape uses up the space on your back more efficiently, which means the backpack will sit close to you without ever sticking out. This is good for gliding through those crowded urban spaces. What is more, because the backpack's centre of gravity is close to your's, it makes wearing the Invisible Backpack a damn joy! This is a level of comfort that no amount of padding could ever achieve. 


A simple appearance that doesn't have anything sticking out is an appearance that'll look good on anything. We wanted this backpack to fit a formal environment as well as a casual one. We might need the Invisible Backpack on different occasions that's why we made sure it would be good for all of them.

Materials

We wanted the Invisible Backpack to be the only urban backpack we would ever need. For that to happen, good design is not enough. The materials we use for this backpack are one of the best we could find. This is what makes up the biggest portion of the price (as it should). We could never sell this backpack to retailers because we would be losing a considerable amount of money on every backpack - the cost of producing it and the final price we want to sell it for are not that far from each other. 

1000D military grade nylon, 5000mm water column pressure resistance. It will not only keep out the water, but it'll last you for a long long long time. This is Cordura without the brand name
1000D military grade nylon, 5000mm water column pressure resistance. It will not only keep out the water, but it'll last you for a long long long time. This is Cordura without the brand name

- The most exposed zippers (the main, front and laptop compartment) will be rubberised and waterproof.

- The strap buckles and side hooks are both made from custom laser-cut metal.

- The top and bottom of the invisible backpack is made from genuine super-fine leather. Believe us, you've never felt quality-leather like this!

As per a backer's request, some shots of the inside:

The main compartment (when the expandable divider is sitting on the bottom)
The main compartment (when the expandable divider is sitting on the bottom)
The bottom compartment (i.e. "shoe pocket")
The bottom compartment (i.e. "shoe pocket")
We used a 11inch Macbook Air as a size reference for the bottom compartment and expandable divider ("shoe pocket")
We used a 11inch Macbook Air as a size reference for the bottom compartment and expandable divider ("shoe pocket")

Other specifics

Size:

height 55cm, width 30cm, depth 15cm

Laptop compartment:

holds a laptop with a screen size of up to 15 inches (reference used: 15 inch Macbook Pro)

Production

The backpack in the pictures was the latest prototype we received from our master craftsmen (i.e. factory). This is not a "concept" and it already went through the "unforeseen" changes that often happen in production. That being said, this last prototype wasn't made from the material we ultimately want it to. It's an almost identical weave, but the coating on the inside is of a far more better quality and is what makes the water "roll-off" as seen in the picture.  

This is just to inform you that the actual backpack might be even more awesome than this one!

We need your help to make it a reality!

We want to start a new line of clothing and accessories that focuses on making our urban lives easier and more effective. The Invisible Backpack is just the first step, but it's a very important one. The factory won't accept a lower order quantity than 100 units. We need your help to get to that number and jump start the entire process of creating other pieces of useful clothing!

Risks and challenges

Because we already worked out most of the kinks of production, the only other challenge left is sending out 1000s of backpacks to backers all around the world...

...okay, okay...

In other words, there are no challenges. Apart from Russia invading, of course. But even then, we will do whatever it takes.

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