Our backpacks and duffels...
1) Premium Quality. We use the highest quality 12oz waxed canvas and genuine leather. Our bags are designed to break in over time and withstand the toughest wear.
2) 25 Year Warranty. We're so confident that your Quarter Century bags will be the most durable set of duffels you've ever had that we're backing them up with a 25 year warranty.
3) 15 Amazing Features. We added many great features to our backpack and duffle including an easy-access laptop sleeve, RFID blocking pockets and much more.
4) 6 Colors & Wholesale Price. By offering the bags directly via Kickstarter we are able to offer 6 beautiful colors and cut out the retail channel to offer you a backpack that would usually retail for $350 at only $159 and duffel at $95.
Why is this "The Perfect Everyday Carry"?
We set out to make the most versatile yet minimal backpack and duffel collection on the planet. The Quarter Century Backpack and Duffle are made from durable 12oz waxed canvas that can pack a punch, and are then constructed with premium leather and hardware trimmings. They’re tough enough for outdoor adventures yet sophisticated and functional for the everyday workplace.
The best part of this set is how much it can do. We designed the bags with travel in mind, and tested them thoroughly in offices, airports, and many hikes through the Pacific Northwest. These backpacks and duffels are as functional and high quality as they are good-looking.
We’re so confident in the quality of these bags that we’re offering them with a 25-year warranty (it’s not called the Quarter Century Collection for nothing). If anything happens to your bags, send them back and we’ll repair it or replace it – that's a promise!
The Design Process
We tested a dozen samples before settling on the final version you see in this Kickstarter campaign. Many of these ideas for the collection came from creative sessions in our office, hours at our production workshop in our home state of California or traveling through airports and hikes in the Pacific Northwest. It's truly a travel set that we wanted to have and we think you'll love it too:
In order to give you an almost hands-on look of the design and quality of these bags we thought it'd be neat to use a stop motion to showcase all angles.
Both the duffel and the backpack are available in 6 colors - see details in "The Colors" section below:
- Premium waxed cotton canvas
Easy access laptop sleeve (top and side load)
RFID blocking security pocket
- Large side pockets
- Webbing holder for larger items
- Comfort cushioned back
Heavy duty metal hardware
- Genuine leather finishes
- Security key holder
- Adjustable straps
We designed the collection to fit our daily lives and frequent travel which means that we made our duffels large enough for an extended weekend trip but perfectly sized for your daily commute. The backpack has a capacity of 6.7 gallons and the duffel of 9 gallons.
We are excited to offer The Quarter Century Collection in six beautiful colors: olive, tan, navy, charcoal, burgundy & black
For our early supporters, we are offering a Kickstarter early bird price at $159 for The Quarter Century Backpack and $95 for The Quarter Century Duffel including free shipping (US). Shipping to Canada is $20 and to the rest of the world $25.
The Reward Options
You can choose from a single duffel or backpack up to the double-double (the biggest savings). Every option allows you to pick the color of your choice. You can also add a reward to each of the ones listed below – if you want one backpack and two duffels, just pledge the sum of the two.
Who We Are
We are a small product team in Los Angeles, CA. Our journey is shaped by a radically new approach to everyday carry. It's the passion for minimal design, great functionality and superior quality that led us to design The Quarter Century Backpack & Duffel. We want to make quality products that will last you a lifetime and we need your support to bring these backpacks and duffels to life. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Producing anything at high-volume poses a number of problems. With that said we're not starting from square one. In late 2015, we went on Kickstarter and raised over $250,000 to build The Quarter Century Jacket. True, we've never made a backpack but we completed all sampling and we're confident to ship the Quarter Century Collection and that it will exceed all your expectations. We believe in transparency and communication, so our backers will be the first to know about any unplanned hurdles or delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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