ONYX | Functional Backpacks With Less Outside, More Inside
Bags designed for the photographer, traveler, everyday commuter and everything in between.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 2 2019 9:09 PM UTC +00:00.
Introducing ONYX backpack for everyday or travel
Is your backpack too complicated to use? Wish there was something more conservative, but still pack the all the smarts? Say no more!
We designed a bag that is smarter, sleeker and much simpler. We believe less is more, after all - it’s what's inside that counts.
Our bags are packed full of features and were designed for the minimalist, traveller, everyday commuter, rider or photographer and everything in between.
Featuring internal modular separators and smarter compartments to suit your organisational needs: Laptops, tablets, cameras, gym gear or even your lunch!
Available in two colour options - Carbon Black and Slate Grey.
The Final Design
Many months have been put into testing our initial prototypes - to ensure that our design meets our everyday use standards and perform for years to come.
We added things, tried things and removed things. And believe we have found the perfect balance between function and form.
We opted for durable coated 900D oxford exterior, and lightweight materials internally to streamline it's all-weather performance. Including Ballistic nylon straps and bindings, breathable mesh and micro-fur linings.
Without all the extra bits (including rain covers etc) - Let's be honest, it's always going to be too late!
Minimalist Rigid Shell
Rigid design outer shell without any visible pockets on the outside, keeping everything inside safe. Lined with water resistant materials, to help keep everything inside dry, always.
Adjustable Modular Organization
Crafted with micro-fur interior with adhesive dividers, Onyx allows for maximum organisation suitable for any occasion. Smart partitions allow for your gym gear, camera gear or overnight gear - it can be adjusted for all.
Specific partitioning for left or right handed access - whichever you're most comfortable with, without having to risk things falling out.
Ergonomic Load & Strap System
Widened shoulder straps optimized for comfort - together with an X4-Point strap system - enables a better way to help reduce strain for heavier loads.
Sternum straps provide the support when you need it most - allowing you to carry heavier loads without a hitch.
Comfort & Heat Management
Padded back support panels lined with breathable mesh and cooling channels make it extra comfortable when carrying heavier loads in warmer climates. No one likes sweat, ever!
RFID Travel Security
Smart compartments including a hidden pocket are lined with RFID shielding materials to carry your sensitive items.
Twin shoulder strap RFID safe pockets, 3-digit combination lock and multi-use luggage strap built specifically for travelling.
Clamshell Opening & Self-Stabilizing Construction
A 270-degree clamshell-style opening allows easy access to pockets and internal modular organization. When closed, a deeper base allows the backpack to stand all by itself.
Hold it Your Way
Dual handles are positioned on the top and side of the backpack - making it super-easy to carry, no matter which way you hold it. Shoulder straps can be stowed for a neater package.
Optimum Size for Everyday or Travel
Designed with a 24L capacity, weighing just over a kilogram - it makes it very suitable for use everyday or for travel. Because size matters.
Designed for You
Built in auxiliary and USB ports come standard with all Onyx backpacks, it helps keeps you connected without all the clutter on the outside.
Onyx backpacks are purpose built with tactical features, available in two sleek colourways - we believe our backpacks will change the way you carry - forever.
After many backpacks on our models, we believe that the 24L size is the best all rounder - not too big, not too small- just right.
Here are some useful comparison photos to give you an idea of how it sits on your back when worn. Models from left to right are 167cm / 5'6" - 180cm / 5'11" and 175cm / 5'9".
Have a Question? Live chat us now
Shipping was always going to be the most difficult part of this project from the start. As we’ve learnt that carriers charge by a number of varying factors including overall dimensions, weight and locality.
We will be shipping from our HK warehouse, and will continue to work with our forwarders to ensure your package gets delivered to you safely and efficiently. Be patient, as it may take up to 7-14 business days for it to arrive from date of dispatch - depending on where you are.
3 Year Warranty
We’ve been testing our design ever since we received our first samples and to date, we have yet to run into any issues a year later. We’re so confident with the quality, there will be a 36-month warranty on all backpacks.
*Note: Usual wear and tear isn't covered with the warranty. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs. For more info on our warranty/returns policy, please visit our website.
Full Specifications List
- Outer: 900d Oxford Fabric
- Inner: Nylon/suede
- Shell: Eva lined CF Leather
- Back: Padded Breathable Mesh
- Straps: Ballistic Nylon
- Zippers: SBS Waterguard
- Sleeves: Padded Nylon
- Hardware: Pvd Black
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Width: 30cm / 11.8in
- Height: 45cm / 17.7in
- Depth: 15cm / 5.9in
- Volume: 24L / 1464cu in
- Weight: ~1.3kg / 2.8lb
- Modular Dividers (2 x Large Dividers, 6 x Small Dividers)
- Large Laptop Sleeve (Fits up to 17”)
- Tablet Sleeve (Fits up to 12”)
- Dual Zippered RFID shielded quick access strap pockets
- Secret RFID shielded quick access pocket with zip
- Zippered Pocket
- Elasticized Mesh Pockets
- Access Pocket
- Device Pocket w/USB/AUX Ports (includes cables)
- Internal Keyring tether
- Water resistant outer shell
- X4-Point Ergonomic strap system
- Black 3-Digit Combination Lock
- Padded top handle for comfort
- Tactical stow away side handle
- Reversed Waterguard Zippers
- Cooling channels on padded back support
- Breathable mesh materials
- Sternum Strap with quick-lock buckle
- 270 degree dual zipper clamshell opening
- Self-stabilizing base construction (Stands on it's own)
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The Rival Story
Rival is passionate about the simplicity and sophistication of Carbon Fiber. Innovation is in our nature, creating lifestyle accessories that cannot be found anywhere else - follow us on our journey to Sleek!
Risks and challenges
We worked relentlessly during our previous campaigns (from vetting manufacturers, fulfilling orders to hand packing the goods ourselves) and we were able to ship our projects successfully. We’ve learnt so much during that time, and will apply it to our new projects for a better experience with Rival.
On this campaign, we will continue to work with the same calculated professionalism to ensure that our are delivered as promised. We do know in life and in business there are always unforeseeable risks and challenges, and we are committed to put forth every effort to do right by the customer if or when these situations arise. We are always listening and can be reached via email directly.
We want ONYX come to life as much as anyone else and won't stop until we deliver the best backpack on the market.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter