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Weekend Warrior Dynamic Travel Bag

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4.9?
Discovered on 2018-05-21

Be ready for any adventure when you carry the Weekend Warrior Dynamic Travel Bag. With over 30 different features, this impressive carry-all remains compact no matter what’s inside. With a quick tuck of the shoulder straps thanks to the unique pivot system, the Weekend Warrior transforms from a backpack into a briefcase/duffle style bag. In addition, it’s rife with conveniences such as an expandable bottle pocket, ultra water-resistant zippers, and a hidden cash pocket. There’s even a spot for your sunglasses, flashlight or multi-tool, and your lip balm. The clamshell opening gives you access to the two sections inside; one for lifestyle and one for tech. Along the back is a breathable layer of mesh while the front features an adjustable sternum strap. With copious amounts of protection, the Weekend Warrior can handle drops of all heights. All of this comes in a carry-on sized design, making your journey through the airport seamless.

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Features :
30+
Materials :
Ripstop Nylon, Waterproof/Scratch-resistant
Dimensions :
19 x 14 x 7.5 Inches
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Flip
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Hi Mitch, Any update on when the survey will be ready? Also, any update on additional features previously discussed? I also sent you a DM. Please respond when you have a minute. I hope everything’s going well at this point of the campaign. Cheers
Flip
Mitch Casey
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@flip Thank you very much for the kind comment and for all your support and feedback during the campaign!
Flip
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For anyone contemplating getting this bag. Mitch has been very friendly, responsive and open to backers ideas and recommendations. I think this is a great bag with many useful and essential features that make it well worth backing. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing the final product! Cheers,
Flip
Flip
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@Varun: I’ve already asked about these two features, so I’m happy someone else can back me up! :) Regarding the strap keepers I emailed Mitch along with links to show him what we mean, so he is looking into it. They do have a hidden pocket for your passport and wallet which is located at the back of the bag on the hip. Regarding the RFID protection pocket. A few of us asked for that, so they set it as a stretch goal for 35K (check update #6). Fingers crossed they reach that target. If they don’t then I’m hoping that if we (the backers) ask really really nicely maybe they’ll still consider adding it to the easy access top pocket and the hidden hip pocket!
Varun Gupta
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Hi Mitch, Great concept for a bag! Looking forward to the final product. A few thoughts:
- I’ve seen other bags have some kind of strap keepers, which tuck away any loose hanging straps. Is this something that you can explore?
- What about a pocket with RFID protection for your wallet or credit cards? Or a hidden pocket for passport or wallet? Looking forward to the final product 🙂 Thanks,
Varun
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, I’ve sent you a DM. Thanks a lot! :)
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
To all our wonderful backers! We greatly appreciate all the feedback and insight on our bag thus far. We would ask that if you have a specific question in regards to the bag / ideas you send us a direct message so we can further discussion there! Best,
Mitch
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
@Corinna: I asked this question a while ago. I’ll copy and paste it for you.. How much does the bag weigh? It is very lightweight. Roughly 1,020 grams or 35 oz. Hope that helps :)
Corinna Chau
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Please advise the weight of the backpack
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Mitch,
I've thought of another way to add the airflow channel ventilation system to the bag without compromising the tuck away strap system (I'm not giving up on it! haha). How about you keep the mesh design as it is, but stitch the "EVA foam splitted in blocks", that @Luis mentioned, ON TOP of the mesh back. This way the straps can still be tucked away as they do with the current design. Using the upside down 'Y' configuration that I discussed with you, you could add two blocks over the shoulder blades and one block in the middle of the lower lumbar/sacrum region. This way you can tuck away the straps and have the airflow channels too! Would that work? Sorry for all the messages, but I've become very passionate about this bag! ;) Cheers, Flip
Joyce
Review from Kickstarter
Agreed with @Flip. I think having three straps might be excessive. I'd actually prefer to just stick with just the two compression straps if the criss cross strap idea is too difficult to do.
I just figured that having the crossing straps might even make it a little cheaper to produce since you'd be using just one clip instead of two!
As for the coloring, I like the idea of having a survey to see which color backers prefer.
Flip
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I’ll just chime in once more about the clothes compression straps. If you add a third strap it means we have three straps to clip and unclip every time we need an article of clothing. That is time consuming and annoying. Plus those straps have extra loose ends when you tighten them. As previously mentioned I don’t like strap loose ends! A cross compression strap has no extra loose ends and clips on with only one connection, which is very simple, fast and easy to use! I think this is a no brainer! ;)
Flip
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@Luis: I like your ideas. I’ve already asked about your #2 suggestion. The difficulty is that they have a tuck away system for the shoulder straps. I’ve discussed this with Mitch and it looks like it might be too difficult to incorporate the airflow channels. If you have any ideas to get around this design challenge, please share.
Luis Trindade
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Hi! Great backpack! Also a supporter for the cross elastic compression + different color/pattern inside (even using some contrast color for seaming like orange). Some suggestions: 1. Adding an elastic band in the back, so if I’m using a carry-on, I can put it securely in top of it, without risking to fall. Many other smaller backpacks are doing this and is simple and cheap. 2. The back does really allow air to flow when we use the backpack for long walks? Some backpacks have EVA foam splitted in blocks, so it helps to avoid sweaty backs. 3. Possibility to tuck away the side handles or make them more “less visible or extended”.
Flip
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Hi, yes a survey with a interior options would be appreciated. Keep black as an option as backers might still prefer it. I thought of another important point to consider. It’s great how you can tuck away the straps, but what about when the straps are attached. Once you’ve tightened the straps to your comfort level, then the extra loose ends hang down. No one likes how these straps hang down. Not only are they annoying, but they can sometimes be dangerous. I’ve seen them get caught in car doors and even train doors as they shut. Also I find when you’re bag’s on the ground at the airport or on a bus someone always seems to be standing on one of them when you want to pick up your bag! I’ve seen other bags have some kind of strap keepers, which tuck away any loose hanging tails. Can you please investigate this, and incorporate it onto the shoulder strap design. Thanks, Flip
Marion Campagna
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For interior colour, I agree with others that it adds extra dimension. IMO the grey/grey patterned tones adds a classier look to the bag.
Just a thought, a very bright colour would stand out if zips are inadvertently a bit open and possibly decrease security somewhat.
@Flip’s suggestion to survey backers is a great idea.
Perhaps: Preferred colour and 2nd colour they’d be happy with?
Mitch Casey
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@Joyce I think @Flip nailed it. It's so dependent on how light you pack. I know for me I have gone on multiple 5-7 day trips and have been able to pack in the Warrior comfortably. So, it really comes down to how many outfits / items of clothing you typically require. @Flip thanks for the response. @Joyce, in regards to the compression straps. We think adding a third strap in the middle is a good idea so we will work with our designed to see how we can incorporate this. As for the interior color, would a orange or lighter blue color be desirable?
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
@Kajornpong We are working on the dimensions of the laptop and tablet sleeve at this time. We do have some room to work with so it's highly likely we can increase the size of the sleeves. What is the dimensions of your laptop in CM?
Mitch Casey
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@Marion, We will look further into this and see what we can find!
Joyce
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@Flip You're right about how it's dependent on how I pack and what season I am packing for. Thanks for the answer! On another note I also want to +1 with having some compression strapping in the middle as well and having a different colored inside is also a good idea!
Flip
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@Joyce: That might be a difficult question to answer because everyone packs differently. It also depends on the season, temperature, how much you like to pack, whether you include coats, shoes, hats etc. For example, I've traveled for a year in a bag smaller than this one (but then I'm a guy who packs light and efficiently). From my judgment on the bag's dimensions, and considering my wife, I think she'd be able to fit around 3 days of clothes in a bag of this size (possibly up to 5-7 days if she packed light). Hope that helps.
Joyce
Review from Kickstarter
How many days of clothes would this bag be able to hold? Just 1-3 days worth of more? Thanks!
Kajornpong Srichai
Review from Kickstarter
Hi I love the idea of this bag, but I have just one question my laptop is a Alienware 15 R3 with dimension of ( height x width x depth ) 25.4 x 389 x 305 mm. And i can see from the bag’s outer dimension that this bag can support my laptop. But what about the sleeve can it be adjust to accommodate my laptop? If so, I wouldn’t hesitate to back this project. FYI, I have been trying to fine a bag for my laptop for a year with no luck so I may be very picky for this.
Anyway Keep innovating
Marion Campagna
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, totally understand that the Criss-cross ones (@Flip yep that’s what I meant) may not be possible at this point. If not, perhaps the straps that are there, could be positioned a little closer toward the middle and each other to provide a bit more coverage of clothing.
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Flip, We will look into the brighter interior colors. We had just done quite a bit of market research prior to the development of this bag and a resounding response was to have the interior of the bag the same color as the rest of the bag. We will look further into this and see what options we have. Best,
Mitch
Mitch Casey
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Marion, Good to hear! As for the compression straps, we will look into this for sure, but it might be a change that we won't be able to make at this point.
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, I like Luka's idea about a brighter interior colour. I thought of two options. 1) A shade of grey. Either a cool grey or a warm grey depending on what backers prefer, or 2) If you want to be a little more interesting you could choose a patterned design. Ask backers for suggestions or maybe think of something that relates to where you're from in UT. Something related to nature would be nice. You could put out a survey to ask backer's their thoughts. I also like Marion's idea to have diagonal criss-cross straps to hold things down. My suitcase has this type of straps and they seem to work well. @Marion: Do you mean elastic straps that adjoin with a plastic hook that you slide and clip on?
Marion Campagna
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, thanks for your reply. Yay my phone will fit 👍🏻😊
With regard to the compression straps shown at 4:45 on the detailed video - they are at either end of the bigger lifestyle area, anything in the middle would not get much compression/support. Ideally, diagonal criss-cross straps could be more effective in helping hold everything down?
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Marion, Would an iPhone 8+ fit in the phone compartment in the tech side? Yes, it most definitely should. Is there a reason the compression straps are either side of the lifestyle section rather than more centred for likely max. effectiveness? Not sure what you are meaning here. Please elaborate.
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Luka, Thanks for your feedback and comment. I'll do my best to respond accordingly here. 1. As for the laptop sleeve and tablet sleeve, yes, we would agree that there is adequate space to increase the size. We are currently looking into this to see what we can do design wise. 2. Not sure what you are referring to here. Please elaborate. 3. Yes, I would agree with this. Did you have a color in mind?
Marion Campagna
Review from Kickstarter
Forgot to add, I’d love to see the design fit the 12” iPad too 👍🏻
Marion Campagna
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, this looks like an amazing bag. 😊👍🏻
Have a couple of questions please ...
Would an iPhone 8+ fit in the phone compartment in the tech side?
Is there a reason the compression straps are either side of the lifestyle section rather than more centred for likely max. effectiveness?
Luka Skulic
Review from Kickstarter
Hi I love what you guys did with the bag, it fits my needs almost perfectly.
I have a few suggestions that could improve it and that I'd love to see, although I already can't wait for the product! 1. It seems like there's more then enough space to make the laptop and tablet pockets a little larger. Like the somebody commented before, fitting a 12 inch iPad pro would be excellent. I also personally have a 17 inch laptop that's 16.7 in x 11.7 in. Would that fit if I put it in there in a relatively small sleeve otherwise? 2. While on the those pockets would it be possible to cover them with a smoother fabric so dust doesn't show and get easily stuck on it. So whatever you're using inside the bag anyway basically. 3. This is a quality of life thing - making the interior brighter. It makes it so much easier to see and find stuff if everything isn't black. Even if it's just grey to keep it neutral. If you've just sat down somewhere and want to grab your cables or headphones or anything else for that matter you're not gonna open the bag the whole way but just as much as you need to grab things out, so having more light reflect on the inside makes it much easier to see and grab stuff quickly. Thanks for listening and for making an excellent bag!
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Flip, Thanks so much for the support and feedback. It is truly appreciated. I love the insight. Would you mind messaging us privately and sending an example of what you are referring to? I think I know, but I just want to make sure. We will then look into it to see if it is feasible on our end. Best,
Mitch
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, thanks! I saw the stretch goals announced. They look great! I just thought of another idea to improve the bag. Could you please consider a ventilation system on the back of the bag? I know that the bag currently has a breathable mesh back, however I think this could be improved with one that has ventilated channels to allow airflow between the bag and your back. I've travelled quite a lot and usually in the warmer months, and there's nothing worse than carrying your backpack for a while and finding your back is drenched in sweat! No one likes that feeling especially when you're travelling or hiking and you're trying to conserve your t-shirts for as long as possible. I like the RFID protection and a shoulder strap, however I think this airflow ventilation would be the most important feature to add to really make this the best bag on the market! Thanks so much for taking onboard all our considerations! :)
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Emily, Thanks for the feedback and support. To answer your question, unfortunately we will not be able to incorporate a hydration pack to this bag. It would require quite an extensive change to the current design because we have maxed out the space we have available with the size of the bag. During development, we attempted to incorporate a hydration pack but we were not able to find an adequate space to accommodate it. Hope this helps and you can understand!
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Flip, Currently, the pockets do not have any RFID protection. But, that is definitely something we could consider if we are able to reach certain stretch goals!
Emily
Review from Kickstarter
Hello!
I’ve been scouting for the perfect bag for a long time, and I'm happy to say your bag is a contender of my list. I'd offer a suggestion: -hydration pack compartment. It's a necessity for any proper hike, as a water bottle does not hold enough water. I understand it might a fairly demanding design change, but perhaps the additional funds/stretch goal would allow for this? And thank you for the video, it really helps us see the bag better!
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, I have another question. Do any of the pockets have RFID protection? Particularly the hidden hip pocket and the easy access top pocket. If not, would you consider adding that? Thanks
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Paul, Thanks for the question. The laptop sleeve dimensions are as follows: 39 cm tall x 27.5 cm wide
or
15.35 in tall x 10.82 in wide Let me know if you have any other questions!
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Flip, Not a problem at all! Thanks so much for your support!
Syed Raza
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Ty so much for the video ! :)
Paul Motsuk
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How big of a laptop will the laptop pocket hold?
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, thanks for answering my questions. Much appreciated! Also thanks for putting up the extra video, it helps to view the bag in much more detail!
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Syed, Here is the link to the more in depth video of the bag and each of its features. Hope this helps. https://goo.gl/FqGkPE
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
John, Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, it will NOT be able to fit a 12 inch iPad Pro. However, it can be very easy to alter the size of that pocket when the bag goes into final production. We can look into creating that tablet pocket to accommodate an iPad Pro 12 inch.
john fong
Review from Kickstarter
Hi,
Wild shot, will the tablet pouch be able to hold a 12 inch iPad Pro? Hoping, hoping, hoping, it would be really nice not to put pc and tablet in the same pocket, like other packs.
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Flip, Thanks for your questions. Let me respond to those here. 1) What is the outer material made from?
The outer material is made from 1200 GALAXY FMM coated
with DWR. 2) How much does the bag weigh?
It is very lightweight. Roughly 1,020 grams or 35 oz.

3) Are any of the zippers lockable?
The final product zippers will be YKK zippers. These zippers will have a large enough hole
in the pull tab that yes, you could place a small lock through the two pull tabs. Thanks for your feedback and insight on the shoulder strap. We will definitely look into this and work with our designed to see what solutions we can come up with. Thank you
Flip
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Mitch, I have three questions. 1) What is the outer material made from?
2) How much does the bag weigh?
3) Are any of the zippers lockable? I also wanted to agree with @SK. I think a shoulder strap is a good idea. I think you would need to put the straps on the same side as the water bottle, so when you put the bag down on its side it doesn't squash the bottle against the ground. You'd need to put one strap at the top and the other one at the bottom just in front of the water bottle (work out where it's well balanced). Thank you
Mitch Casey
Review from Kickstarter
Syed, Yes, I will send you a link to a video that is a little longer and more in depth than the Kickstarter video.