About this project
Born out of necessity, the TravelMore Jetpack 20L is an ultra functional and stylish daypack designed by professional travelers, for the modern traveler. With a minimalist design and extreme attention to functionality and detail, the Jetpack's versatility is endless.
The TravelMore Jetpack 20L is designed for anyone who believes in the transformational power of travel - the world adventurer, the minimalist, the digital nomad, the restless soul, the lost backpacker, the weekend jetsetter, or even the small town girl living in a lonely world taking the midnight train going anywhere...
With the TravelMore Jetpack 20L, adventure is always just around the corner.
The idea for TravelMore started like all normal ideas do, on a multi day trek through the rolling hills of Myanmar…
Stuck with endless hours to admire Myanmar's natural beauty, our international group of proverbial backpackers started to suffer from aching backs & shoulders due to the poor design of our daypacks.
It was like every single one of our daypacks were designed by people who had never actually traveled...
All our travel daypacks lacked basic features that we thought were no-brainers like having ample pockets, space for a large water bottle, a place to clip on things, or an area to store a Kindle or iPad.
Over the next few days of trekking, we quickly realized that the current market for travel gear was designed for a much earlier era and wasn't properly suited for today's modern traveler.
After the trek, instead of wishing and waiting for someone to come up with the perfect daypack, we decided to throw our hats into the ring and use our extensive knowledge of traveling and industrial design to build a daypack for the next generation of travelers.
We created the TravelMore Jetpack 20L specifically because all other current daypacks we tested were simply inadequate for modern travel.
Using our extensive network of international backpackers, we started on the design for the Jetpack 20L from scratch and first interviewed hundreds of travelers to see what features they actually needed before we started developing a single prototype.
From those early prototypes, we continued to refine and test the daypacks out in the real world until we had what you see today.
Every single feature you see on the Jetpack 20L has been purposefully built and extensively tested for optimal functionality.
. (1) 100% FOLDABLE & PACKABLE
When traveling, one of the most important features a daypack should have is that when you don't need it, you should be able to pack it down and stuff it in your main luggage.
With the Jetpack 20L, you can do exactly that.
When folded down, the TravelMore Jetpack only takes up 8 x 6 x 2 inches (20 x 15 x 5 cm) and weighs only 12 oz (340 grams).
That is about the size of a small book.
• (2) BUILT-IN LAPTOP / TABLET SLEEVE
As digital nomads, 95% of travel daypacks we tested prior to the Jetpack's development did not have a laptop or tablet sleeve.
While it may not seem like a huge deal, just try getting sunscreen out of your keyboard because your daypack doesn't have separate compartment for your electronics.
The Jetpack's laptop sleeve can accommodate laptops up to 15.5 inches, as well as iPads, Galaxy Notes, Kindles, etc.
• (3) KANGAROO POUCH = CAN BE WORN IN THE FRONT
We love kangaroo pouches. Not only is it extremely fun to say but kangaroo pouches also allow you to quickly stash your stuff without having to open up the entire bag.
While on the road with the Jetpack, our merry band of testers found infinite uses for the kangaroo pouch including using it to store flip flops, hiking boots, water bottles, beach towels, snorkels, hoodies, and much more.
Since the kangaroo pouch is on the outside of the Jetpack and not connected to the main compartment, you can easily dump out sand or dirt, while keeping your main compartment items safe.
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE...
However the best feature of the kangaroo pouch is that it allows you to wear the Jetpack on the front of your body and with one hand, still easily access all your important things like sunglasses, phone, wallet, water bottle, etc.
When we started designing the Jetpack 20L, we wanted to make sure it was as functional on the front as it was on your back and the kangaroo pouch accomplishes just that.
While road testing the Jetpack 20L around the world, every single one of our testers told us this front / back functionality was literally a lifesaver.
• (4) LIGHTWEIGHT BUT HEAVY DUTY
For the Jetpack's fabric, we opted to go with the highest quality and more expensive, 420D ripstop nylon. Additionally, at all key stress points, every single seam has been triple reinforced.
The Jetpack's durability is unmatched and has been tested & abused traveling over 50,000 miles around the world for the last 12 months through Iceland, Australia, Thailand, United States, China, India, Nepal, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru.
• (5) WATER RESISTANT
The exterior of the Jetpack 20L has also been coated in military grade water repellent.
This coating creates a water resistant barrier to protect your valuables in the event of a sudden downpour or the more likely scenario of someone spilling a beer on your Jetpack.
• (6) 1L WATER BOTTLE HOLDER
Staying constantly hydrated is extremely important while traveling.
To save money and be eco-friendly, we typically buy large 1 liter water bottles but from our personal experience, not a single daypack we tested could hold a 1 liter water bottle.
With the TravelMore Jetpack 20L, you can comfortably store a 1 liter water bottle without it falling out or leaking into your main compartment.
• (7) AMPLE STORAGE FOR ALL YOUR STUFF
Pockets are a traveler’s best friend and are great for storing money, passport, pens, headphones, gum, important papers or anything else you don’t want to keep in your pant pockets.
The TravelMore Jetpack 20L has 7 different pockets and areas to store all your stuff.
• (8) PASSPORT / WRITING / PEN POUCH
Even in a digital age, a pen is a traveler’s best friend because unfortunately you still need one to fill out immigration and customs forms.
The Jetpack 20L has a specialized place to store pens & notebooks, perfect for the aspiring J.K Rowling in all of us.
• (9) DAISY CHAIN / REFLECTIVE STRIPES
We always travel with a bunch of random accessories but one thing we love are carabineers because of their versatility and ease of use.
Unfortunately most daypacks lack any place to clip carabineers onto, so for the JetPack 20L, we specifically added a vertical daisy chain down the center of the bag to allow you to quickly hook random gear like shoes, Go Pro, hat, flip flops, to your bag.
Safety is also extremely important while traveling, so we added reflective stripes on the front of the bag to help make you more visible at night.
You can also use the daisy chain to clip on a bike light for additional safety.
• (10) ADJUSTABLE CHEST STRAPS WITH SAFETY WHISTLE
Any experienced traveler knows that the key to avoiding hurting your back while carrying heavy backpacks is proper weight distribution.
For the Jetpack 20L we added adjustable chest straps to help evenly distribute the weight of the daypack.
In addition, the chest straps also have a built-in safety whistle.
• (11) YKK ZIPPERS THAT LOCK
The TravelMore Jetpack 20L is designed to be high performance and secure, so we added industry leading YKK zippers that have the ability to lock.
Below you can find all the specs for the TravelMore Jetpack 20L.
If there is a spec that you don't see, you can always contact us for more information.
- Capacity (Liters): 20 L
- Capacity (Cubic Inches): 1220 Inches
- Dimensions (Unpacked): 18 x 11 x 8 Inches (45 x 28 x 20 CM)
- Dimensions (Packed): 8 x 6 x 2 Inches (20 x 15 x 5 CM)
- Weight: 12 OZ (340 Grams)
- Material: 420D Ripstop Nylon
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Collapsible: Yes
- Zippers: YKK and lockable
- Laptop Sleeve: Yes up to 15 Inches
- Water Bottle Holder: Yes up to 1L bottle
- Adjustable Chest Straps: Yes plus safety whistle
- Number of Exterior Pockets: 3
- Number of Interior Pockets: 3
- Frame Type: Frameless
- Gender: Unisex
- Country Of Origin: China
- Max Weight Limit: 50 lbs (22kg)
The TravelMore Jetpack 20L comes in 3 awesome colors (which pay homage to some of the awesome hostels we have stayed at around the world).
- Milhouse Blue
- Wild Rover Black
- Flying Pig Pink
After the Kickstarter is complete, we will email you a survey to ask you which color you would like.
Every TravelMore product comes with a no questions asked, 365 year warranty.
Yes, you read that right, 365 years or 133,225 days but who's counting.
TravelMore unequivocally believes 1000% in the durability and quality of all the products we sell and we want our amazing customers to know that if they purchase any TravelMore product, it is guaranteed to last them a lifetime and then some.
Some companies limit their warranty to only one year or exclude certain things like damage due to normal wear and tear, etc. We don't do that. You are 100% covered for anything & everything.
In the event that any of our TravelMore products, do not perform up to the extremely high standards our happy customers have come to expect, simply contact us at anytime at help (at) travelmore.co and we will happily replace it free of charge, no questions asked.
We spent over 1 full year researching, building, tweaking, and testing the Jetpack 20L.
Every single feature on the Jetpack 20L has been meticulously planned and thought about countless times, so you don't have to.
We can confidently say that the TravelMore Jetpack 20L is hands down the best daypack available on the market and if you are traveling, it is something you definitely should have.
However those are not the main reasons you should support our project.
Supporting this project helps support TravelMore's main mission, which is to help everyone travel more. Not just rich people, not just college kids, not just backpackers, but we want to help everyone in the world travel more.
It is obviously an ambitious goal and won’t happen overnight but that goal is where our name "TravelMore" comes from and is where we get the inspiration to get up everyday and work on delivering the best damn travel products we can.
Call us idealists but we think that if everyone in the world had the opportunity to travel more, the world would be a genuinely better place.
So if you believe in the idea that everyone should travel more and you want to help people experience the same joy and enlightenment you get from traveling, then please support us and our mission by purchasing the Jetpack 20L.
The Kickstarter funds will be used to do a large-scale production of the Jetpack.
With the additional Kickstarter funds, we will be able to ramp up Jetpack production, continue focusing on building the next generation of travel products for the modern traveler, and work towards our mission of ensuring everyone has the opportunity to travel more.
• Parag Raja – El Capitan
Founder of TravelMore.co, Parag first got the travel bug in 2012 when he started his frequent flyer blog FrequentFlyerUniversity.com which has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to travel the world on a limited budget. He has been to 55 countries and in just the last year has been to Holland, UK, Germany, France, China, Thailand, Australia, Nepal, India, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.
• Bas Faessen – Numbers Guy
Amsterdam based Bas was on the original trek in Myanmar when TravelMore was founded. A former professional poker player, Bas has spearheaded TravelMore's international expansion into Europe.
• Naveen Raja - Product Designer
With a degree in industrial design, Naveen has a keen eye for detail and a vision for brand. When not eating BBQ, he spends his time focused on design research at IBM Design in Austin, Texas and finds excitement in solving complex problems.
TravelMore is a community of like minded people who thrive on pushing the boundaries of what is possible and exploring all the amazing things this beautiful planet has to offer.
Not to mention we also have a ton of awesome giveaways like free swag and even occasionally free flights to encourage people to travel more.
Come join the TravelMore tribe!
- Instagram - @TravelMore.Co
- Snapchat - @GoTravelMore
- Facebook - /TravelMore.co
- Twitter - @TravelMoreCo
- The Jetpack 20L is the best travel daypack available on the market.
- It was specifically designed by travelers, for travelers.
- Extremely durable, water resistant, functional, and stylish.
- Comes with a no questions asked, 365 YEAR warranty.
- Please support our mission and help us encourage people to travel more.
Risks and challenges
The TravelMore team has extensive experience in manufacturing, logistics, and product design. We do not anticipate any major problems in the production or being able to deliver the Jetpack on time.
The final design for the JetPack 20L has already been completed. We went through 4 different prototypes, which were all extensively tested by multiple travelers around the world during the past year.
A first small batch of Jetpack's has already started production to test all processes before large scale production.
Our factory is located in China and we have personally visited it. In the event of substantial demand for the Jetpack, we are confident our factory can ramp up production and still deliver on time.
We are in constant communication with the factory and if any serious issues arise, we will personally fly to the factory to solve any problems in person.
LOGISTICS / SHIPPING
TravelMore has a full worldwide distribution system already in place and we have experience moving large volumes of product from our factories to our warehouses in US and Europe.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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