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Kickstarter Highlight: Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack
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: Attitude Supply and their ATD1 Backpack.
Finding that special balance
Adaptable, flexible volume. Minimalist aesthetics. Versatile access. Useful organization. And rock-solid durability. All great things to have in a backpack. But not an easy mix to achieve well.
So Attitude Supply took their time, bringing together years of design experience and product testing to shape their answer to finding this tricky balance. And they’ve called it the ATD1 Backpack.
Building a solid foundation
Attitude Supply know that a trusty foundation is key for a versatile bag designed to adapt to work and play. So they focused in on quality construction from the start. Rugged and water-resistant, the bag features a 500D PU-coated Cordura exterior with a DWR treatment. And for added protection from the elements, there’s also a semi-floating water-resistant liner. Designed and made in Italy, the pack is backed by a lifetime warranty so you don’t need to worry about putting it to demanding use – it can handle it like a pro.
The ATD1 Backpack has the durability to embrace a host of travel and everyday carry needs, but how about comfort? Attitude Supply take a multi-layered approach. First up, a removable Armordon frame sheet that provides load support while keeping carry weight down. There’s also a removable ambidextrous sternum strap for added comfort and stability on the move. And finally, the tapered design itself which maximizes interior space while keeping the load close to the back. Plus, added attention to detail with hidden or clean-finished stitching helps protect your skin against friction while also reducing wear on the thread.
Adaptable access for life on the go
Constantly on the move? Carry needs changing daily? You don’t have time to waste worrying about access to your gear. So the ATD1 Backpack gives you options to help you quick adapt on the go.
The pack’s rolltop closure offers multiple benefits. Enhanced weather protection. Expandability from 20L to 55L to cater to a variety of loads. And added peace of mind in crowded spaces, with no front or side zipper access to the main compartment. But the pack takes things a step further with a U-shaped zipper on the back panel. This enables easy top and side access when the pack is off your back, and provides a clamshell opening for convenient packing and retrieval of your gear.
And with added features such as top, side and bottom handles, this carry-on sized pack keeps you adaptable in portability and maneuverability too. Always useful.
Ordered, not over the top
Having organization options on hand makes a big difference to keeping your gear tidy and quickly accessible. But too many options can make you forget where individual items are stored, while cluttering up the feel of your bag. Again, Attitude Supply focuses in on finding a suitable balance, with versatile organization that still maintains a clutter-free feel.
Interior stretch pockets provide suspended storage for up to 15″ laptops, books, work supplies or even a hydration bladder. Water bottles and compact umbrellas can be stashed within easy reach in the side pockets.
Additionally, the front compartment provides its own volume for added storage and is great for quick-access items. It features a key leash, pen slots and two pockets that function vertically and horizontally for convenient access while the bag is on your body. The compression straps not only help to adapt the bag’s volume as required, but also provide secure exterior storage for larger items. And for further flexibility, the pack offers webbing on the shoulder straps and near the base, handy for attaching pouches, bike lights and more.
Carry with the right attitude
The ATD1 Backpack approaches life’s carry needs with a trusty mix of durability, adaptable access and considered organization. All in a pared-back style that flows from work to the weekend, and urban streets to outdoor trails. Versatile, tough and ready for whatever the day or night brings, the Attitude Supply ATD1 Backpack is available now through their Kickstarter campaign.
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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.