About this project
Final Stretch Goal: $60k
Unlock the Chalk!
If we can get to $55k, we can definitely hit $60k! Help spread the word and unlock the most minimal color combo of them all: Chalk!
Near-Term Stretch Goal: $55k
Let's push for $55k! Once we hit this milestone we'll unlock Graphite Sunset. It's so close... we can do this!
Announcing Our $50k Stretch Goal!
Limited Edition Kickstarter Green!
If we hit $50,000 in funding we'll release a Kickstarter-only edition of the SOOT Electropack 2.
"The SOOT Electropack is the greatest bag I've ever owned. Will be buying at least two more. I wouldn’t have survived SXSW without it!”
-- Donal Cahalane CMO @Teamwork PM
With over 30 improvements from structure to utility to fit, The SOOT Electropack 2 is an incredibly tough, surprisingly practical energy powerhouse. It's a modular carry-on that transforms into both a Mini Messenger and a Commuter Backpack, all while keeping your tablets and smart phones amped up for the long haul.
FOR QUICK OUTINGS, DETACH THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE CARRY-ON TO FORM THE MINI MESSENGER.
How to Wear the Mini Messenger
The Waist Strap from the Carry-On doubles as a cross-body strap when in Mini Messenger mode. It's long enough to allow you to wear the bag low near your waist...
Stabilization Sport Strap
...or keep it high and tight using the included Stabilization Strap when you're running, cycling or skating to keep it from bouncing.
The Carry-On's Waist Strap acts as shoulder padding when in high-and-tight Mini Messenger mode. All SOOT Mini Messengers also comes with an additional removable padded sleeve accessory to add comfort no matter how you choose to wear the bag.
DSLR Camera Bag
The Mini Messenger is the perfect size to transport your DSLR camera without worrying about it getting damaged.
THE COMMUTER FEELS MORE PROFESSIONAL, MAKING IT THE PERFECT WORK BAG.
Everything You Need for the Daily Grind
Pop in your laptop and tablet, organize your cables in the six utility pouches and travel to and from work in style. It's just big enough to carry everything you need for the daily commute, yet small enough to keep you light on your feet.
The Perfect Fit
The improved adjustable Sternum Straps, Easy-Pull Webbing, and Elastic Bind Rollers make sizing the bag a piece of cake. The Commuter 2 is extremely comfortable with refined ergonomics and extreme breathability.
STAY CONNECTED DURING POWER OUTAGES WITH THE FULL PACK SYSTEM, WHICH CHARGES UP TO 4 DEVICES AT ONCE.
Break it Down to Whatever Size You Need it to Be
Pack in your charging cables and head out for a week or two without fear of losing power for your mobile devices. Detach and stow the Commuter when boarding planes, and keep the Mini Messenger at your seat.
Weather-Resistant Rain Cover
Stay dry. Add the SOOT Rain Cover for $24 and keep your gear extra-protected from the elements. Quick Tip: Stuff the Rain Cover in one of your empty battery pockets. It's a perfect fit. Or if you're sporting two batteries and don't have a free battery pouch, stuff the Rain Cover in the Lumbar Support instead to keep it with you and ready to deploy at all times.
AS LONG AS YOU HAVE YOUR BAG, YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE POWER
Compact, Yet Full of Power
Share one of your battery ports with a friend, or charge both your phone and your tablet at the same time.
The Chargeable Carry-On Powerhouse
Did you know that TSA now requires all mobile phones to be charged before boarding a plane? End charging anxiety and never crouch by outlets in airports again. Take your power with you and keep up to four devices at a time charged up, no matter where the road takes you.
SOOT 550mL Glass Water Bottle ($24)
A great fit for the Mini Messenger. Reduce waste and keep your liquids chemical-free with the reusable SOOT Glass Water Bottle.
Use This Chart to Help Pick the Reward that's Right for You.
Just need a small bag to carry around your mobile gear? Opt for the Mini Messenger. If you want access to three different pack sizes for virtually any activity you can possibly think of, go for the full pack. Here's a chart to help you decide:
The Mini Messenger 2
It's the perfect Tablet-sized Messenger, Disc Golf Bag, Minimal Gym Bag, Puppy Pouch, or DSLR Camera Bag. Add $24 for a padded DSLR Camera Insert.
The Mini Messenger 2 Pro
It gets even better with the SOOT 10,000 mAh battery to keep your phone, tablet, smart watch and portable speakers amped up. Add $24 for a padded DSLR Camera Insert.
The Carry-On 2
Sneak two bags on the plane disguised as one. Once you board, stow the Commuter and keep the Mini Messenger at your seat! Add $24 for a SOOT Rain Cover to keep your gear dry, and $24 for a padded DSLR Camera Insert.
The SOOT Electropack 2
Never lose power on long journeys across the globe again. Just plug your bag in every once in a while and keep trekking forth! Add $24 for a SOOT Rain Cover to keep your gear dry, and $24 for a padded DSLR Camera Insert.
The SOOT Electropack 2 Pro
Be double-sure you'll never get stranded without power. The SOOT Electropack 2 Pro comes loaded with two 10,000mAh Battery Packs for twice the power. Stash one in the Commuter and the other in the Mini Messenger by way of the external-facing built-in battery compartments and stay charged for up to two weeks off the grid! Add $24 for a SOOT Rain Cover to keep your gear dry, and $24 for a padded DSLR Camera Insert.
Stay Discreet and Professional, or Add a Pop of Color
Choose from Stealth, Aqua Graphite or Carbon Sunset. All three flavors come in a rich combination of Honeycomb Vinyl, Ballistic Nylon and 3D Breathable Air Mesh finished off with Military-Spec Compression Straps and Webbing.
Risks and challenges
We've started a new relationship with a very experienced manufacturer. Although we firmly believe in the capabilities of our partner, there's always the possibility of hiccups along the way as we lock in our manufacturing and construction processes.
We're also sourcing our fabrics and hardware from over a dozen vendors all over the world. Though we don't foresee this happening, lead times could slip if a vendor runs out of an essential component. If this does happen, we'll keep you all informed along the way so there are no surprises.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
You'll be able to choose a color when the project closes. (We'll be sending out a survey.) Don't worry, we'll make plenty of each :)
Just add $24 to your pledge amount for each accessory item you'd like. Once the project closes you'll be able to allocate those funds toward the item(s) of your choice.
Yep! If you backed our first campaign and just want to pledge for a Rain Cover or DSLR Camera Insert, pledge $24 for each item and select "No Reward."
The accessories (the DSLR Camera Insert and Rain Cover) are compatible, but the bags themselves are unfortunately not. We're using a different manufacturing partner and are improving the quality of everything, so although we'd love for it to be, it's not backwards compatible.
The batteries can absolutely be used stand-alone. They've got an aluminum alloy unibody enclosure, so they're incredibly durable. But the beauty of having two is that one can stay in the Mini Messenger and the other can stay in the Commuter, so no matter which one you bring you won't forget the battery since it'll already be in the dedicated outward-facing battery sleeve.
I usually leave my bag plugged in overnight, so I can't give you an exact charge time. It does take a couple of hours if your battery is completely dead.
Charging ports are USB only, so you can charge anything that's powered by USB. (Unfortunately computers take too much of a power draw to be charged by portable compact Li-Ion batteries. The power pack would have to be huge to charge your laptop.)
The Commuter: 2.2 lbs.
The Mini Messenger: 1.6 lbs.
If you put them together to form the Carry-On, that's a total weight of 3.7 lbs.
The Carry-On: 24"L x 13"W x 6"H
The Commuter: 17"L x 13"W x 6"H
The Mini Messenger: Tapered (10.5"L at narrowest) (13"L at widest) x (6"W at widest) (4"W at narrowest) x 9"H
Camera Insert (Inner Wall Dimensions): Tapered (9.5"L at narrowest) (12"L at widest) x (5.5"W at widest) (3.5"W at narrowest) x 8.5"H
Battery: 6"L x 3"W x .375"H
Since this is a soft pack, it easily fits into the "bag sizers" at airports. When we've traveled with it, airlines here in the U.S. often consider the SOOT Electropack to be a personal item, meaning we could also bring on a rolling suitcase. (This is a great way to not have to check any luggage!)
Mini Messenger: 10 Liters
Commuter: 24 Liters
Carry-On: 34 Liters
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