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A minimalist backpack with enhanced waterproofness, crime prevention, and multiple functionalities
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"Answering a questionnaire and get ¥4,000JPY

 (Approx US$36) cash back campaign" !!

​After STORIO campaign finishes, a questionnaire will be sent to all backers who have successfully pledged​ via the message of Kickstarter system, all people who have answered the questionnaire will get the cash back.

​To ​receive the cash back you must have a Paypal account, and the cash back will be implemented in June. (The fee for receiving money will be deducted from cash back amount, and the fees vary by Paypal account of each country.)


Another campaign of same product in Japan just finished!!

It has been pledged JPY¥3,360,000 (More than US$30,000).

https://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/129848


Introduction

A minimalist backpack with enhanced waterproofness, crime prevention, and multiple functionalities; STORIO. The opening zipper on the back side creates a high security performance, while ensuring high resistance against water with the outer waxed canvas and the inner tarpaulin. The two-stage partition plate of the internal space can be attached,collapsed, or removed and can be used according to the contents. The overall capacity is 23 liters, which makes it possible to travel abroad.


About Solahanpu

Solahanpu is a studio that designs and produces unique products that make use of the texture of canvas. Since our beginning we have been delivering various products, such as canvas bags and canvas purses, that have been specially handcrafted by craftsmen in Taiwan.

Solahanpu's philosophy is to portray the experience and commitment of canvas craftsmen who have lived life while traveling abroad for more than 20 years. To be a minimalist is to eliminate unnecessary things, not to adapt to trends. We are designing and manufacturing products that emphasize rationality and practicality. The spirit of “when it was developed is based on truly useful features and structures, to which it became naturally designed”; this is the nature for Solahanpu.

In the crowd funding of the canvas-shoulder bag “Baksteen", which achieved both high waterproofness and crime prevention in August 2017, exceeded the target amount greatly, from about 285 people to about ¥3.5 million in more support, and from about 283 people to about ¥2.7 million (Because of different prices set) on Kickstarter in late 2018 as well.

In this way, STORIO is a minimal backpack developed by Solahanpu, which has been supported by many people, making full use of the know-how to which has hitherto been made.

Kicksrater:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/solahanpu/baksteen-the-last-crossbody-bag-youll-ever-need

Machi-ya:  https://cf.machi-ya.jp/project/20170731/01 (Japanese)


Features of STORIO

STORIO is a minimal backpack pursuing waterproofness, security, and multi-functionality.  By providing the opening zipper on the back side, it exemplifies high security performance, to which not only the outer waxed canvas but also the inner tarpaulin material ensures waterproofness. In addition, there is a partition plate that can be attached, detached, or folded and is installed in the internal space, which makes it possible to use it according to the contents.

STORIO has an efficient capacity (23 L) in order to play an active role in various scenarios such as with the youth, in business use, travel, and so on. It is a backpack that you can use for a wider range of applications while maintaining the same texture and structure of Baksteen shoulder bags, that have gained a great popularity.

※ STORIO is Welsh for "storage" .


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You can eliminate creases once and make new one by heating the canvas with a dryer.

Using a water repellent waxed canvas on the exterior and a waterproof tarpaulin on the interior, allows one to use it with confidence even on rainy days.

The "back-opening crime prevention structure" which placed the fastener on the back side makes it secure, especially when traveling. You can also open the notebook compartment and remove a laptop from the gap.

Since the lid unfolds at 180 degrees, packing items becomes smoother. A detachable partition plate is also attached at the center to allow packing accordingly to become more convenient.

There are several accessory pockets in the inner space.

A tablet of up to 10 inches can be stored in the middle portion of the back part. There are large hidden pockets to which you can use at your disclosure.

In one of the pockets, you can store books or anything up to this size.

Another hidden pocket can be used to put a passport or smartphone inside.


Here are some examples of items that can be stored.

You can also attach a water bottle or umbrella to the side holder buckle.

(Holder is not included in this product)


Japan's love for canvas

The history of canvas started from ancient Egypt and then has spread all over the world, In Japan, canvas has become widespread since nearly end of Edo 19th dynasty used for durable sail boat  mainly and bags and so on, and in modern Japan though there are various types of chemical fiber fabric are used in many situations but there are also many numbers of people who love canvas and several characteristic points such as feelings of natural cotton, durable but still natural material, breathable, no uncomfortable feeling when touching to human's skin, hard and strong effect, etc... once you visit Japan, you can see there are myriads of canvas sewn products sold at many shops and they are all popular for wide range of people, kids, teenagers, young generation, senior citizens, even tourists from abroad. so the canvas is still familiar with human in our usual life, we like to make a fusion of this traditional wonderful material and modern sophisticated designs. 


Features of STORIO

• Backing structure provided on the back side with awareness to crime prevention.

• A canvas on the outside and a tarpaulin inside made for high resistance against water.

• The internal space can be divided into two stages with a detachable and foldable partition plate.

• Large hidden pocket on the back: Can store a tablet up to 10 inches.

• Two small hidden pockets on the back: Can store a passport or smartphone.

• If you attach the included bottom reinforcement plate you can also stand the bag upright with proper balance.

• Since the lid can be expanded up to 180 degrees, the contents can be inserted and taken out smoothly.

• Inside PC pocket to which can hold a 15-inch MacBook.

• A water bottle, umbrella holder, or a tripod can be attached to buckle (holder sold separately).

• Can be attached to the handle of the traveling carry case.

• Uses thick cushioning material on the back, which makes it comfortable on the shoulders.

• Sleek appearance of the canvas shoulder belt.

• Accessibility to a phone charger that is to be placed in the inner pouch/ back hidden pocket to which one can charge his

or her smartphone by pulling out the cable.

• Inside pouch has 7 individual pockets to which small items can also be clearly stored



Minimal design that omitted all extra things.


Buckles are mounted on the side.


Uses a thick cushioning material on the back and a shoulder belt that comfortably

matches the cushioning material to the canvas.


Since the lid can be expanded up to 180 degrees, this smoothes out the contents in the pouch to allow an organized and accessible space. The internal space can be divided into two stages with a detachable / foldable partition plate.


Inside PC pocket that can hold a 15-inch MacBook.



Product Specifications

Material:

canvas, tarpaulin, plastic material, stainless steel reinforcement

Processing: waxing paraffin-processed canvas


Dimensions:

about 48 cm × 32 cm × 16 cm (about 23 L)


Storage:

Clothes, accessories, folding umbrella, water bottle, 15 inch MacBook 

(inside the main body)

10 inch or less tablet PC (rear hidden pocket large),

Compact smartphone, passport (back hidden small pocket × 2) etc etc.

※ Hidden pockets containing passports and valuables are supposed to be used temporarily in frequent scenes such as airports. It is recommended that a mobile phone that will not be detached.**


Color selections

The choices of colors are black, ash. blue.

Black, Blue, Gray from the left.


Solahanpu’s commitment

As for the sewing system of most bag products in the world, sewing from the inside, covering the joints with bias tape, and

then further sewing it is needed to complete a bag-shaped product. When this method is adopted, it seems that the sewn

part is hidden inside, so it looks beautiful, but the finish is somewhat roundish. At the same time it looks like every surface

was made by patchwork.

Though this is not a bad thing in itself, Solahanpu emphasizes the hard texture of the canvas and the "rim" part which is

folded. Rather than the roundish and patchy feeling of other common products, in order to make a solid and strong

impression, we dare to put sewing lines on the outside.

By doing this, Solahanpu can finish products that make use of the rugged and delicate texture of the idealized canvas.

Normally adopting this method makes sewing mistakes conspicuous and increases the number of cases of do-overs, but

in order to bring it closer to the ideal, Solahanpu has been committed to this sewing since its inception.


Featured Partner 

We The People Store is the only chain of physical stores in the world to exclusively support, promote and retail products made possible with the power of crowdfunding. They have 5 stores in Singapore and are developing stores in the USA and the rest of the world. Learn more about them here.  


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Risks and challenges

Notes:

About product change point:
There are times when it is subject to change without notice due to reasons of production concerning various parts or detailed designs described in the content above. The reason for change is primarily to create a better function, a purpose to pursue the appearance and not to change the basis of the product itself.

About risk:
Shipping time:
When we receive large orders, change mass production plans, and/or experience any other unexpected defects, there can be a possible delay due to specification change at production stage or change in production process; delay due to delivery from production factory takes time. This product will be a product with a mass production structure ensured and we will make efforts to deliver it to you as soon as possible after the recruitment period.

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