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ITR One Backpack: Kickstarter Highlight
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 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: ITR and their One Backpack.
Doing more with less
One bag that can fulfil all your carry needs? An elusive creature that enthusiasts have spent years seeking. And unless their carry needs were fairly limited, a beast that has continued to elude many. But compared to most bags out there, the One Backpack is a different kind of animal. One bag that effectively integrates modular components to fulfil a diverse and ever-changing range of carry needs.
Photography. Travel. Gym. Work. Everyday. This pack does it all.
Making smarter carry a snap
The key to the One Backpack’s carry flexibility? Five thoughtfully designed modules featuring rugged and easy-to-use Fidlock magnetic hardware. With the Suit Carry Module, Sling Module, Camera Module, Sport Module and Pouch Module at the ready you can easily adapt to a variety of loads and environments. Add in the magnetic strap system to carry a water bottle, tripod and more and you’ve got even greater adaptability on hand.
The Camera module features interior dividers and a cover that can roll up and secure in place for easy access in the pack when on the go. Additionally you can use the module as a standalone camera bag, converting the backpack’s waist strap into a shoulder strap for the module.
The Sport module features a washable and removable shoe compartment, along with a main compartment for storing clothes separately and pockets for toiletries. Use it with the pack or independently when you have a smaller load.
The Pouch module works as a Dopp kit or doubles as convenient storage for smaller essentials.
Ideal for EDC essentials, the Sling module can be used independently or with the pack when you need extra carrying capacity.
Want to carry clothes wrinkle-free in the pack? The Suit Carry module has you covered. The exterior can also accommodate the shoe compartment, sling module or pouch module for further organization.
Not only does the modular design enable great flexibility, but it also allows weight to be distributed more evenly and shifts the center of gravity closer to the body for improved carry comfort.
Burly in build, sleek in form
The One Backpack features a durable and weatherproof build that will embrace years of reliable use. Leather detailing and riveted shoulder straps provide reinforcement in areas of high stress, while the stylish and clean aesthetics ensure this pack moves smoothly from work to play and back again.
Maximized access for maximum adaptability
The pack’s full perimeter zipper allows easy packing and access, so you can quickly swap out modules and get to gear in a jiffy. And with a quick-access front opening you can reach gear without taking the bag off.
Want extra organization? You’ve got it, with a 15″ laptop sleeve and a choice of interior and quick-access pockets for organizing frequently used items. There’s even a detachable magnetic keychain for added convenience.
A win-win all round
The One Backpack offers a refined take on versatile carry, easily adapting to changing needs and settings with simple efficiency. But the benefits go beyond its modularity. Less money needs to be spent on multiple bags. Less space needs to be taken up by bags you rarely use. And getting more use out of gear helps in its own way to keep waste down and reduce environmental impact. If you’re keen to embrace a more adaptable carry system, check out the One Backpack Kickstarter campaign which runs until 6 June 2018.
Note: this is a sponsored series, but only the best candidates are given this feature placement.
Above are the facts, but there’s always a little risk when backing a crowdfunder, so keep that in mind before you decide to back/purchase.