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Get a better all-day backpack designed to look amazing and carry everything, with canvas made from recycled plastic bottles
Get a better all-day backpack designed to look amazing and carry everything, with canvas made from recycled plastic bottles
3,533 backers pledged $571,353 to help bring this project to life.

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This is our first Kickstarter, but this ain’t our first rodeo. Before launching this Kickstarter, we spent the last 3 years partnering with global brands including Marmot, Reebok, and Timberland to help them bring recycled polyester products to market. We have years of experience handling supply chain timelines, routes, and how to plan for the unforeseen. We have close relationships with our manufacturing partners and visit them often to ensure delays are managed and communicated.

That said, there are always things that can pop up and throw us off course. We’ve learned the hard way that you can’t control the things you can’t control (and that Buddhism is cool).

When things come up, we promise to keep you well-informed and pledge to fix things quickly and to our backer’s satisfaction. Believe us, you’ll be the second email after our own Pittsburgh-based team.

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    Pledge $1 or more

    You're part of the family now! As a "thank you" for doing what you can to support Thread, we'll take your name (keeping your pledge amount secret) and include it in a mural we commission for our office to remind us of the people who supported us first. We'll be sure to film and share.

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    Pledge $109 or more About $109

    EARLY BIRD: Better Backpack (17L)

    300 of our smaller bags are reserved for the badasses who click early (you). Get the smaller Better Backpack for an exclusive Kickstarter price in your choice of color.

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    The Reddit AMA Reward

    At an exclusive price for a limited time, get a Better Backpack of any size or color at any point throughout the Reddit AMA! We'll ask for your size and color choice when the Kickstarter campaign is over.

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    EARLY BIRD: Better Backpack (20L)

    This is exactly like the early bird above, just 3L bigger. 300 of our larger bags are ALSO reserved for the badasses who click early (again, you). Get a 20L Better Backpack for an exclusive Kickstarter price in your choice of color.

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    Better Backpack (17L)

    This bag packs the same punch in a smaller size. Click here and a 17L Better Backpack is coming your way. When the first of these came off the line and we tried it out, we were amazed at how much stuff it fit while still looking awesome.

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    Better Backpack (20L)

    Quick, say "Bigger Better Backpack" five times fast. This tier gets you the 20L bag, which fits EVERYTHING you might need for the day.

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    Better Backpack (17L) + Cord Pouch

    Get a 17L Better Backpack AND a cord pouch to put all of your wires, adapters, chargers, and whatever else you can fit into it! This reward saves you $70 off our anticipated retail price. We'll ask for your color choice when the Kickstarter campaign is over.

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    • Cord Pouch
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    Better Backpack (20L) + Cord Pouch

    Get a 20L Better Backpack AND a cord pouch to put all of your wires, adapters, chargers, and whatever else you can fit into it! This reward saves you $80 off our anticipated retail price. We'll ask for your color choice when the Kickstarter campaign is over.

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    • Better Backpack (20L)
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    2 Better Backpacks (17L)

    Love the small? Have a friend, or a mom, or a nephew, or a twin? This tier gets you a special price on two 17L bags - one for you, and one for whoever else you want to look fly.

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    2 Better Backpacks (17L + 20L)

    One of each, AND a deal! This tier gets you one 17L bag and one 20L bag, with some money left over to buy yourself something nice. Do it, and think of us.

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    2 Better Backpacks (20L)

    Did you know that four out of every ten bags people wear are gifts? Get a deal on a bigger, 20L bag for yourself and give an identical one to your best friend. Or, if your best friend is you, give yourself a backup as a gift (be sure to act surprised).

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    Pledge $279 or more About $279

    2 Better Backpacks + 2 Cord Pouches

    Get 2 Better Backpacks of any size and color AND 2 cord pouches! This reward saves you about $160 off our anticipated retail price. We'll ask for your color and size choices when the Kickstarter campaign is over.

    Includes:
    • 2 Better Backpacks
    • 2 Cord Pouches
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    Founders Pack

    Thread was founded when five people got together and decided to start something they believed could be huge. This tier is for the founders out there. Five bags to hold the stuff you and your crew need to take over the world. We gave you a deal because we know what things are like pre-funding. Now get out there and kick ass. Good luck!

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    • 5 Better Backpacks in the colors and sizes of your choice.
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    Start Up Pack

    Growing team? Big family? Ten-person posse that likes to coordinate? Or just love a deal? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", then this tier is all you.

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    Includes:
    • 10 Better Backpacks in the colors and sizes of your choice.
    • 10 personalized leather key chains designed to fit the bag.
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    Enterprise Pack

    TWENTY Better Backpacks all for you...and 19 of your closest friends, family, co-workers, or fellow subway riders. This is the best deal of the bunch. Enjoy them!

    We'll ask for your color choices and sizes when the Kickstarter campaign is over.

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    • 20 Better Backpacks in the colors and sizes of your choice.
    • 20 personalized leather key chains designed to fit the bag.
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    You Should Come To Haiti With Us

    Collectively our team has taken nearly 1,000 trips to Haiti. Much of our team is Haitian and lives there full time. Many of us in the U.S. speak the language (Kreyol). Some of us have family there. One of our teammates got engaged there. Whenever we meet somebody we think may be a lifelong supporter of our work, you'll likely hear the conversation end with, "You should think about coming down to Haiti with us". You and one other person get an all-inclusive, immersive trip to Haiti as well as TWO bags in any size/color combo you wish. You'll meet the team, and tour our supply chain first-hand with our founder. We'll show you how beautiful the country is and how different it is from what most people think. You should think about coming down to Haiti with us ;)

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    • 2 Better Backpacks in the colors and sizes of your choice.
    • An all-inclusive trip to Haiti for you and a guest.
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Funding period

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