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Why settle for an ugly, simple, flashy-colored dry bag if you can actually get a sick lookin' one?
Why settle for an ugly, simple, flashy-colored dry bag if you can actually get a sick lookin' one?
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AVO - The Best Looking Dry Bag Ever

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Hi there. Some of you might remember us from our previous - succesful - Kickstarter. Here we are again with a second go! This time around, we present you the AVO backpack. A dry bag like you've never seen before. A dry bag you actually WANT to wear. A dry bag you can show off with. 100% stylish. 100% waterproof. 100% tough as nails.

Who we are? 

We are DEW. A new bag & accessory supply brand based in fashion capital Antwerp, Belgium, founded by Jonathan and David. Read more about us further down the page! 👇

On July, 2018. We launched our first project on Kickstarter, fully fulfilled on time. DEW's first collection of packs was delivered to 121 awesome backers* in +50 different countries. 

*Thanks again! You know who you are 👊


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100% AIRTIGHT. 100% WATERPROOF. 100% RELIABLE.

Don't worry about water. It doesn't get a hold on the AVO, because it's made out of extremely waterproof, lightweight and strong fabrics.

See for yourself! 👇

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MULTIPLE CLOSURE OPTIONS.

The AVO supports multiple closures. The roll-top closure makes sure  everything you carry stays dry. Roll it three times and you can even have a swim. Yes, we're not kidding. In a hurry? Flap it up. Can't be bothered? Just buckle up and off you go. 

HIGH-TECH SEAMS. 

A high-tech construction is at the core of this bag. Thanks to the technology of High-Frequency Welding, we managed to create a backpack with indestructible seams. Not only do they scream NO to water, but they also give the bag a never-before-seen sleek look.  

REINFORCED BOTTOM. 

We added some extra padding to the bottom. Because we care about your precious stuff. 

WATER-RESISTANT OUTER POCKETS.  

The AVO features two outer pockets. Not just regular pockets. Water-resistant pockets. One in the back. Hidden, yet easily accessible for you. One in the front. Because it looks cool like that. 

ERGO-SHAPED SHOULDER STRAPS.  

The straps are engineered and shaped to guarantee maximum comfort. Period. You don't expect any less, right? 

CLIMATE CONTROLLED.  

The muscle-shaped backpanel supports your back-muscles there where needed. Padded with higher density foam to ensure maximum comfort. The backpanel features a central air flow channel to keep your back ventilated at all times. 

INTEGRATED BOTTLE POCKET.  

Who thought a bottle pocket could look so good on a backpack? We did.  

REFLECTIVE TRIMS.  

Stand out from the crowd: that's what we go for. It's important to be seen, day or night. Therefore we have added subtle, but present, reflective trims to the AVO. You won't notice them during day, but you will be noticed at night.  

MINIMALIST INTERIOR. 

The AVO pack features a minimalist interior. Just enough to organize the essentials. Let's be real: who needs more? SAY YES TO MORE CARRY SPACE!

REMOVABLE LAPTOP SLEEVE. 

We integrated a removable laptop sleeve. Traveling tech-free? Remove it and create more carry-space in your AVO. Traveling super-light? Remove it, and swing it on your back. 

Did we say sleeve? Sorry. We meant backpack.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Carry Sleeve will only be available in black color. We won't exclude the possibility of adding extra colors, though. It all depends on how the campaign turns out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Carry Sleeve will only be available in black color. We won't exclude the possibility of adding extra colors, though. It depends on how the campaign turns out.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Carry Sleeve will only be available in black color. We won't exclude the possibility of adding extra colors, though. It all depends on how the campaign turns out.

 Why DEW? Are DEW backpacks better than others? Not necessarily... Wait, what? 🤨

There are many great backpack suppliers out there - and we respect them a lot. But we try to give our bags a unique touch... a touch that makes our packs stand out from the crowd. 

Our collection of packs consists out of quality waterproof backpacks with urban aesthetics. They are the outcome of an iterative, thoughtful design process in collaboration with real users. That's how we roll.

DEW is a new brand, and we are convinced we can only become a real brand if we care about our customers and learn from them. We are convinced Kickstarter is a great platform to do so! We can come out stronger after a Kickstarter campaign, because we will learn a lot from you. After our first campaign we did already learn a lot! So thank you to our first backers! 

We still want to ask the support of those who believe in us, giving them the first chance of getting their hands on our newest pack. This way, we hope to gather as much feedback as possible and - ofcourse - get the funds to start the manufacturing of this beautiful bag! In the long run, our goal is to create the best urban gear fusing outdoor performance with street aesthetics. And therefore, we need backers, fans and feedback. We sincerely believe in co-creation.

Usually manufacturers ask a pretty large minimum order quantity for 1 single color. We are fortunate to have found a manufacturer that is willing to invest in us because they believe in us. Therefore, we managed to have the manufacturer make this backpack in 4 different colors. However, each in a smaller quantity than usually minimum required. But because of this, we can give you the freedom of picking the color you like the most. Isn't that great? :)

Risks and challenges

KICKSTARTER EXPERIENCE:
This is DEW’s 2nd Kickstarter and we have learned a lot since our launch just over a year ago. Starting a crowd funding campaign is terrifying and amazing but we are extremely prepared to procure fabrics, manufacture high quality products, and fulfill orders on time. We know what we are doing and you can trust our team’s experience, intuition, supply chain, and fulfillment. The team is fully committed to deliver a product with great value, quality, and technical abilities.

EXPERIENCE:
We have learned a lot about customer service, production and fulfillment since our last project. During this campaign we will be sending out updates regularly and have a robust customer service management team that can answer all your inquiries 08:00 to 18:00 MST. The comments will be answered by David or Jonathan. so you will always be getting an answer from the founders on the comments section — we promise to do our best to get to them all as soon as we can!

We are proud to say that our customer service and fulfillment team is a product of the Kickstarter community and we hope that if you have had a bad experience, you will give us another shot at earning back your trust. Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out if you feel there is something DEW’s team could be doing better, or if you feel there is a wrong that still needs to be righted. We are still learning every day! :)

PARTNERS:
We have secured our manufacturers, shippers and fulfillment centers, all of whom are waiting for us to give them a GO! All of our partners have over 5 decades of experience. All our partners are professional, precise and ethical.

POTENTIAL DELAYS & UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES:
With all of this being said, we must note that unforeseen complications do occasionally arise. Natural disasters, accidents or a zombie apocalype are unavoidable.

We’ve constructed our timeline with reasonable buffer for unforeseen events, and the AVO bag will be insured throughout every step of its arrival to your doorstep.

DEW has a keen understanding of the fact that delays in the fashion industry are sometimes inevitable, so our anticipated delivery dates are conservative estimates. If all runs smoothly there is a chance you will receive your bag earlier than expected!

LOCAL DUTIES, TAXES & FEES:
Some international backers will be subject to local customs import duties and taxes; these backers will be responsible for covering all of their local customs duties and taxes. In certain cases the prices of your rewards along with the cost of shipping may be included with the duties / taxes / fees assessed on your shipment.

Import duties and taxes are not covered by this Kickstarter campaign or by DEW. Furthermore, DEW is not responsible for any customs, duties, taxes, or any other import-related fees associated with receiving your DEW order.

DESIGN CHANGES:
The AVO backpack you are seeing on this Kickstarter project are considered "final prototypes". They are very close to the finished product you’ll receive, but the design may be subject to final alterations and/or modifications based on our continued testing & refinement. We are committed to bring you the promised quality as shown throughout this campaign.

KICKSTARTER WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY:
While all of our products include a warranty against any manufacturer defects, it is not our policy to offer refunds or returns on items received as Kickstarter rewards.

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