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The World’s Most Versatile Waterproof Backpack.
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The Siletz Modular Carry System

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With 35 liters of water-tight storage and a suite of complimentary modular accessories that can seamlessly adapt to accommodate the demands of work, travel and the outdoors, it is the most versatile waterproof backpack, ever

Brought to you by Tillak - a Certified B Corporation® with a mission to develop innovative and affordable outdoor products, minimize our impact, and to give back to the environment and the outdoor community.

Taking full advantage of the Siletz' 35 Liters of water-tight storage is its incredibly versatile suite of complimentary modular accessories. The full range of accessories are organized into two separate, integrated accessory systems that we painstakingly designed to help you seamlessly transition between the various aspects of your life. The components of each system are designed to slide effortlessly into the Siletz and work in unison. 

We spend a significant amount of time identifying the best materials and hardware for use in our products, as well as vetting our manufacturers for their attention to detail and their quality of craftsmanship. As a result, we stand entirely behind our product and provide a Limited Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer’s defects or damages incurred while shipping. So rest assured knowing that your Tillak gear will get to you safely and was designed and built for the long haul.

If you are building your own Custom Pledge Level Reward using our Custom Build Menu, please keep in mind that you will need to add shipping costs to your Pledge Value per the Estimated Shipping Costs table below. Each product is color coded, with corresponding colors (red, brown and blue) being compatible and designed to fit within the Siletz together. 
 

The Siletz River is home to an array of unique plant and animal species, including Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, Giant Pacific Salamander, and the Valley of the Giants - an exceptional old growth forest with some of the fastest growing conifers in Oregon. Native fish species that call the watershed home include Coastal Cutthroat trout, Coho salmon, Fall and Spring Chinook Salmon, Chum salmon, Summer and Winter Steelhead, and resident Rainbow Trout. Unfortunately, this Watershed has also been deemed the most deforested watershed in Oregon and has the largest density of roads in the state, largely as a result of poor private timber practices.

Once all of our backers’ orders have been manufactured, shipped, and delivered, we will allocate 25% of the remaining profits toward the Native Fish Society’s Landslides to Logjams Campaign; their ongoing effort to halt irresponsible timber harvesting practices and the watershed destruction that occurs as a result. 

Learn more about our Goods That Give Back™ program.
 

Lucas Beaufort heralds from Cannes, France and has been described as a visionary artist-painter living in a world surrounded by imaginary characters — many of which he likens to kind, yet mischievous creatures, who help him to view the world through a positive lens. Lucas specializes is using acrylic paint on various substrates including canvas, walls, guitars, shoes, cars, bodies and in the case of our work with him here; a photograph. 

The first 50 backers of our campaign will receive a signed print of original artwork crafted by Lucas. Titled "Reborn", this piece depicts his monsters - which represent good will and good fortune - gracing the denuded slopes of a clear-cut portion of the Siletz watershed. There they are replacing the trees, one by one, that were wiped so irresponsibly from the valleys where their roots have been anchored for millennia. 

We are excited to partner up with fellow B Corp™, MPOWERD, to spruce up the rewards for those of you that are helping us bring the Siletz Modular Carry System to life! Thanks to our friends at MPOWERD, our first 150 backers will now receive our own personal favorite camp and travel lantern, the compact and lightweight Luci Outdoor 2.0. For years we've used these lights to illuminate our campsites, our cars, and our homes when the power has gone out. Now, our first 150 backers will have one to store in the front pocket of their Siletz, for all of their adventure and travel needs! 

Completely solar powered, Luci Outdoor 2.0 keeps you out of the dark, no matter how far off the grid you go. The light boasts an adjustable bottom strap that lets you attach Luci anywhere without needing an extra hook. Lightweight, waterproof and durable, Luci Outdoor 2.0 collapses down to just 1 inch— so you'll always have plenty of room for your camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking or do-anything gear. 
 

Luci Outdoor 2.0 Features:

  • Clear finish, cool white LEDs
  • 4 light modes: low, medium, high, 1 sec flashing
  • Lasts up to 24 hours on a single charge
  • Waterproof, packs flat, top & bottom strap, shatterproof

Luci Outdoor 2.0 Tech Specs:

  • Clear finish
  • Dimensions (inflated): 5 in D x 4.25 in H (12.7 cm D x 10.8 cm H)
  • Dimensions (collapsed): 5 in D x 1 in H (12.7 cm D x 2.5 cm H)
  • Weight: 4.4 oz / 125 g
  • 4 light modes: low (up to 15 lumens/ lasts up to 24 hrs); medium (up to 35 lumens/ lasts up to 12 hrs); high (up to 75 lumens/ lasts up to 6 hrs)
  • 1 sec flashing
  • 10 cool white LEDs, up to 75 lumens
  • Battery level indicator / 1000 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Quick shut off: hold down power button for 2 seconds
  • Lasts up to 24 hours on a full charge / fully charged in 7 hours of direct sunlight
  • Splash, water, dust resistant; submersible up to 1m (IP67 rating)
  • Operating temp: 15°F – 122°F (-10°C – 50°C)
  • Overcharge and over discharge protection
  • Overcurrent and short circuit protection
  • 1 year warranty

Want to feature the Siletz Modular Carry System? Feel free to download our Press Kit.

Risks and challenges

We have been working to design, produce, and sell our current product line with our suppliers and manufacturers for some time now, which has allowed us to develop an increasingly efficient and effective method of working with them to bring new ideas from the design table to your doorstep. While this is our first time here on Kickstarter, it is far from our first time bringing a new product to market.

While we have worked tirelessly for some time to ensure that this product is market ready, and have built an amazing team of tried and true manufacturing partners, we understand that some issues and events are entirely unavoidable and can lead to problems or delays. As our backer, we assure you if such is the case, that you will be notified immediately and that we will remain transparent as we work to address and solve the issue.

As a company we have always taken great pride in our customer service, and we promise to take the same approach to this campaign; answering questions, responding to feedback, and providing updates to our backers as quickly and as often as we can.

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    Siletz Custom Build Menu

    Build up your own perfect version of the Siletz Modular Carry System, or pick and choose accessories as you wish. Use our Custom Build Menu (down a little ways in the Campaign Page) to choose the products you want. Calculate your pledge amount by adding the prices on the Custom Build Menu, then adding the shipping cost from the shipping cost table located just below the Custom Build Menu.

    Feel free to update your pledge at any time.

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    EARLY ADOPTER - Siletz Core Bundle

    SAVE $69 (MSRP $234)

    To thank you for being so early to the party, you'll get the World's Most Versatile Waterproof Backpack at an absolutely unbeatable price. Oh, and it'll come with our removable laptop sleeve as well.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • MOD.U.LOX® Laptop Sleeve
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    Siletz Core Bundle

    SAVE $44 (MSRP $234)

    Get the World's Most Versatile Waterproof Backpack at an unbeatable price. Oh, and it'll come with a removable laptop sleeve as well.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • MOD.U.LOX® Laptop Sleeve
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    EARLY ADOPTER - Siletz Work & Travel

    SAVE $109 (MSRP $344)

    Everything you need to carry everything you need. Perfect for business travel, weekend getaways, commuting to work, or the daily grind.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • MOD.U.LOX® Laptop Sleeve
    • Travel/Photo Insert
    • MOD.U.LOX® Night Bag/Gear Pouch
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    Siletz Work & Travel

    SAVE $79 (MSRP $344)

    Everything you need to carry everything you need. Perfect for business travel, weekend getaways, commuting to work, or the daily grind.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • MOD.U.LOX® Laptop Sleeve
    • Travel/Photo Insert
    • MOD.U.LOX® Night Bag/Gear Pouch
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    Pledge $270 or more About $270

    EARLY ADOPTER - Siletz Outdoor

    SAVE $149 (MSRP $419)

    A backpack built to take a beating, and an adaptable suite of accessories that can take you and your gear (and beer) anywhere.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • Cooler Insert
    • MOD.U.LOX® Night Bag/Gear Pouch
    • Shoulder Pouch
    • 25L Wet/Dry Bag Insert
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    Pledge $310 or more About $310

    Siletz Outdoor

    SAVE $109 (MSRP $419)

    A backpack built to take a beating, and an adaptable suite of accessories that can take you and your gear (and beer) anywhere.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • Cooler Insert
    • MOD.U.LOX® Night Bag/Gear Pouch
    • Shoulder Pouch
    • 25L Wet/Dry Bag Insert
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    The Siletz Collection

    SAVE $148 (MSRP $543)

    Get the Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack and everything you need to go everywhere and do everything.

    Includes:
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • MOD.U.LOX® Laptop Sleeve
    • Travel/Photo Insert
    • MOD.U.LOX® Night Bag/Gear Pouch
    • 25L Wet/Dry Bag Insert
    • Cooler Insert
    • Shoulder Pouch
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    Pledge $615 or more About $615

    The Tillak Collection

    SAVE $173 (MSRP $788)

    Get the Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack and everything you need to go everywhere and do everything. This reward includes the Siletz 35L Backpack and all of its accessories. Additionally, you'll receive the entire Tillak product line at a crazy discounted price!

    Includes:
    • Kiwanda 20L Dry Bag Backpack
    • Metolius Insulated Bottle (18oz)
    • Metolius Insulated Bottle (32oz)
    • Wallowa Camp Hat
    • Wallowa Trail Hat
    • Shasta Ultralight Sleeping Pad
    • Bubo Inflatable Pillow
    • Olancha Merino Beanie
    • Siletz 35L Waterproof Backpack
    • MOD.U.LOX® Laptop Sleeve
    • Travel/Photo Insert
    • Cooler Insert
    • MOD.U.LOX® Night Bag/Gear Pouch
    • 25L Wet/Dry Bag Insert
    • Shoulder Pouch
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Funding period

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