It’s been a while since our last post. Last week I skipped our Friday meet-up because we still didn’t have the new prototype. But we do now!
I’m loving the new version because most of the details are finally how they are supposed to be. Let’s take a look.
That was the number one problem for the first prototype. The final version looks narrower. We reduced the side flap size, which made a dramatic improvement. It’s nicer to look at, don’t you agree? It’s amazing how small changes like that can make such a major overall impact.
The current size of the bag is 52x34x20cm (~33L) when expanded, and 52x34x14 (~24L) when contracted. Big enough to fit a lot of stuff, and small enough for wandering around the city. Exactly what we were looking for.
Instead of cutting off 2/3 down the bag (where the bottom compartment starts) it now goes across the entire length of the bag! It’s freakin’ great. A lot more space and much more useful. As a bonus, you won’t need to worry about adding something protruding and having it make the bag look “lumpy”.
We padded the entire front, which will help protect the things inside this compartment.
A lot of people suggested an inner pocket with some depth, which you shall get. If you take a closer look at the picture, it’s the one with the +2 UNO card sticking out.
That being said, the inner organizational pockets are not final yet. We got preoccupied with everything else and forgot about them. We will obviously make them bigger.
The bottom compartment is still there, and it’s a great place to keep your chargers or other cables. Of course, you are free to use it for whatever you like.
We also made the small quick access pocket for your phone wider.
The laptop compartment and main compartment were left the same, not much you can or would want to add there. Although, we plan on removing one mesh pocket from the main lid opening and replacing with a different one. But apart from that, we're done! Well, with the design part anyways.
A huge thanks for each and everyone who were part of this project. We couldn't have done it without you! And it's true, you were the one's who gave us this idea in the first place. Great work! I honestly can't wait to use this bag on my next trip. No more compromising between space and bringing a second bag for me!
As mentioned in a previous post, we plan on launching a Kickstarter campaign on the 6th of November. It will be your chance to get the bag you helped make at a special price.
There’s not a lot of time left, so we will try to finalize the front pocket during the campaign. During the upcoming two weeks we will work on getting the Kickstarter page ready (pictures, video, etc.). Next week we should have most of that stuff done.
Before we launch, I would like you to give us some feedback on the campaign itself - what’s missing, what should we add and so on. That would help us with getting the campaign funded and this bag a reality. I will likely post a preview link of our Kickstarter campaign next week. We started designing this bag together, now let’s finish it!