About this project
The Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet is an original design from WaterField Designs (SFbags.com) optimized to carry your key travel items including: phone, passport, foreign currency, cards, cash, and coins. Available in premium full-grain leather in 2 colors and 2 sizes. See SPECIFICATIONS.
We're excited about Kickstarter because it allows you — our backers — to comment and provide feedback as we put the finishing touches. We're glad we can reward early supporters with a Kickstarter-only offering.
ABOUT WATERFIELD DESIGNS (SFBAGS.COM)
We have been making device-specific bags and cases for protecting tech gear since 1998. Like all our products, the Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet is stylish, functional, and thoughtfully designed, with quality visible throughout.
Here's what others have said about our company and our products:
YOUR EVERYDAY CARRY
The Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet is more than a wallet or a smartphone case, it's an organizational accessory that's convenient, simplifies your life, and keeps you prepared at all times.
Save time. The play-through front panel lets you use your phone without taking it out of the case. You can scan QR codes and conduct routine business on your phone more efficiently.
Stay Prepared. Having all travel-related items together makes it easier to gather your belongings and exit the plane upon landing, and it's less likely you'll forget an item.
Simplify your life. The Intrepid Wallet has multiple pockets for better organization. The pockets keep everything neatly arranged so it's easy to remember where items are located—quickly access what you need, and quickly see if anything is missing. The wallet stays lightweight and compact even when fully stuffed.
MADE BY THE MOST SKILLED SEWING SHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO
We make all our products in our San Francisco workshop where we can experiment with different materials and components. We design and sew iteratively to perfect our prototype, test, then go to production. By having everything in the same spot, we're able to tweak as much as necessary before the product gets to you.
For the Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet, we personally chose premium full-grain cow hide because of the beautiful patina it develops over time. Its super-tight grain resists moisture very well and can sustain years of frequent use.
We use an industrial-grade, metal zipper that glides smoothly, and a soft Ultrasuede® liner for the interior.
IDEAL FOR GLOBETROTTERS
When traveling on long flights, you may want to keep all your in-flight items under the seat in front of you or in the seat back pocket. The Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet pairs well with a WaterField Padded Gear Pouch. The Gear Pouch can hold a mini tablet, cables and chargers, reading glasses, and other assorted items you may need for your flight.
Just in time for the new iPhone 7, the Intrepid Travel Wallet with RFID-blocking also fits these other similarly-sized phones: iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Samsung Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Nexus 6P, LG V10, and OnePlus 3.
A removable Micro Wallet is included for coins or other small items. Made of durable ballistic nylon, it zips shut to secure its contents.
We offer two sizes: SMALL (fits iPhone 7) and LARGE (fits iPhone 7 Plus).
The Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet is a functional, utilitarian, everyday carry. It looks professional enough for the office and withstands frequent use. We think you're going to like using it.
Update #1:The finishing touches for the Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet is coming along nicely thanks to your feedback. In the video below, Gary takes a deep dive into the Intrepid and answers your questions.
Update #2: Thanks to your suggestions, together we've come up with a really great Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet. Gary shares the final design in this second Deep Dive update.
NEW! OPTIONAL ATTACHMENT KIT
Many Backers have indicated that they would like some way of carrying the Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet, so we are now offering an Attachment Kit as an optional Add-on.
The Attachment Kit is $15 and includes a matching leather wrist loop with a nice, solidly-built snap hook and a brass caribiner.
Adding the Attachment Kit to backers' existing rewards is easy to do:
- Add $15 to your current pledge by clicking on "Manage" at the "You're a Backer!" section of this page (top right section) before the end of funding period (Sept. 25).
- Production Run #1 ($75) --> change your pledge to $90
- Production Run #2 & #3 ($79) --> change your pledge to $94
- Globetrotter Kit #1 & #2 ($119)--> change your pledge to $134
We will be sending a Survey after the end of the funding period (Sept. 25) to get information on Size, Color, Attachment Kit Add-on verification, and Shipping information.
We can't thank you enough for your support on this first Kickstarter project. We have a long history of collaborating with customers on product development, and we are delighted with your participation.
Risks and challenges
Two factors will impact the the production of the Intrepid iPhone Travel Wallet: the availability of the new iPhone 7, and the design considerations to align it with the iPhone 7's new external features.
The Apple Factor: We monitor all leaks and rumors for the iPhone 7. We think we know what hardware changes will be made, but we're ready to be surprised. We think it will be available on 9/16 with pre-order on 9/9, but if not, we've added some flexibility in our schedule to account for availability changes.
These unknowns are not new to us; we've been making custom-fit, device-specific cases for Apple gear since Steve Jobs returned to Apple. We're pretty good at managing the schedule and meeting expectations. We've been known to scramble and pull all-nighters to customize our products once we get a new Apple device in our hands.
The Design Factor: Because we have design and production in the same San Francisco workshop, we are able to make changes very quickly. No multiple Skype calls are necessary. We just get our team together, re-do, test and re-test, and get the products out to you as quickly as possible. With your collaboration on Kickstarter, we hope to make this process even more efficient.
As is our everyday practice, we will be fully transparent regarding the fulfillment process and keep you informed. Should you have any questions, however, you can always contact us at HeyGary@SFbags.com.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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