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Kickstarter Highlight :: WANDRD HEXAD Duffel Bags
Crowdfunding is fast becoming the world’s go-to platform for new releases. But do you ever find it hard to cut through the noise and pin down the ones worth your hard-earned? Well, that’s where this new sponsored series comes in. We’re vetting carry Kickstarters for you, digging up the facts, and shedding light on the ones we think are worth a closer look.
This week’s selection: WANDRD and their HEXAD Duffel Bags.
Travel functionality with an adventurous spin.
Traditional duffel bags are the workhorses and gear haulers of the carry world. But they’re not without their problems, often lacking in functional organization and carry comfort. And a lot of travel bags work great for airport environments but can struggle to cope beyond. But the team behind WANDRD love a good carry challenge. So they created the HEXAD Duffels. With two different styles, these bags are designed to offer greater functionality and comfort than traditional duffels, while also offering more versatility than a dedicated travel bag.
The HEXAD Access Duffel
The HEXAD Access Duffel suits carry-on use with a 45L volume and a clamshell-style opening for handy packing and access to gear. Inside the duffel three compartments keep your gear organized. The two bottom compartments are compatible with WANDRD’s Camera Cubes, making it easy to convert the duffel into a rugged camera bag if desired. The duffel also provides two side-entry points, so you don’t need to rummage for quick-access items.
The HEXAD Carryall Duffel
The HEXAD Carryall Duffel comes in both a 40L carry-on and 60L option, with a wide U-shaped opening and one catch-all compartment. An internally expandable pocket keeps dirty laundry or shoes separate from the rest of your gear, or can be used for extra organization.
And speaking of organization, there’s no shortage of pockets including an RFID-blocking pocket, a spill-proof pocket for toiletries, a fleece-lined quick-access pocket, plus a range of additional mesh organizer pockets.
Toughness meets comfort
The duffels are constructed with rugged and weatherproof tarpaulin and Ballistic Nylon, complemented by weatherproof zippers and backed up with a lifetime warranty for peace of mind. A molded back panel, stowable backpack straps and a sternum strap help keep you comfortable on the move. And for added flexibility the backpack straps double as carry handles for tote-style carry. Plus with grab handles on all sides you can easily maneuver the duffels in tight or awkward spaces.
The duffels also feature a padded sleeve for a 15″ laptop, along with exterior attachment/compression straps when you need to cinch down the load or haul bulkier items like tripods.
Successfully bridging the gap
WANDRD’s HEXAD Duffels find that sweet spot between gear hauling functionality and useful organization. Whether you’re airport hopping, setting up camp in the great outdoors, or simply after a durable and practical bag for day-to-day use, these duffels are ready to step up and get the job done.
WANDRD have two successful carry Kickstarter campaigns under their belts, and they’re set to make it a hat trick. The HEXAD Duffel campaign has already well surpassed its funding goal, with plenty of time left to get in on the action before the campaign ends on 28 August 2017.
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