Slim Pack Soft Shell

The SlimFold™ Slim Pack is a weatherproof commuter backpack that’s lighter and stronger than traditional backpacks, yet more useful due to its modular design.

As with our wallets, the Slim Pack came out of an initial need of mine for a new backpack. I wondered why our devices had become smaller and lighter… but bags hadn’t kept up? A backpack would be a huge endeavor so I didn’t design any new wallets for two years and focused my design efforts on the Slim Pack, producing over 100 prototypes in the process.

I initially didn’t think it would be possible to use the same Soft Shell material as we use for our ultra durable wallets because it’s so expensive, but when I made a full-scale prototype with it, I got chills. Seeing the large surfaces of this technical material makes the bag just radiate quality.

Weighing in at just 1.5 lbs including the removable padding or 1lb without it, it's 1/3 the weight of a traditional messenger bag or backpack. Achieve the weight savings of switching from a MacBook Pro to a MacBook Air by switching backpacks instead!

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*Production is catching up! Pre-orders now ship in only 1-2 weeks.

 

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    The SlimFold™ Slim Pack is a weatherproof commuter backpack that’s lighter and stronger than traditional backpacks, yet more useful due to its modular design.

    As with our wallets, the Slim Pack came out of an initial need of mine for a new backpack. I wondered why our devices had become smaller and lighter… but bags hadn’t kept up? A backpack would be a huge endeavor so I didn’t design any new wallets for two years and focused my design efforts on the Slim Pack, producing over 100 prototypes in the process.

    I initially didn’t think it would be possible to use the same Soft Shell material as we use for our ultra durable wallets because it’s so expensive, but when I made a full-scale prototype with it, I got chills. Seeing the large surfaces of this technical material makes the bag just radiate quality.

    Weighing in at just 1.5 lbs including the removable padding or 1lb without it, it's 1/3 the weight of a traditional messenger bag or backpack. Achieve the weight savings of switching from a MacBook Pro to a MacBook Air by switching backpacks instead!

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    *Production is catching up! Pre-orders now ship in only 1-2 weeks.

     

      WEATHERPROOF

      You’ve probably never seen this exact zipper in person before. It’s from YKK’s highest line of zippers lab tested for water performance rather than their lower end glossy collections meant only for a waterproof look.

      Based on my testing so far, I estimate the bag's rating to be at least Waterproof Class 2 on the WSRS™ rating system That means it’ll keep stuff dry in almost any rain conditions without an additional cover.

      MINIMAL

      The Slim Pack's main compartment is designed around the footprint of a 15” laptop with a rectangular footprint of 14.5" x 10.25" x 1.25" (37cm x 26cm x 3cm) or less. This includes almost all 15" laptops, including any generation 15" MacBook Pro.

      Inspired by professional camera bags, the laptop divider can be completely removed and the interior can be configured exactly according to what you carry. And it opens wide for easy access

      PERFECT FOR TRAVEL

      The front and back padding of the Slim Pack is removable, allowing it to pack flat.

      At only 1lb in this configuration, it makes a great bag to put in the bottom of your suitcase or keep with you in your seat on an airplane as a “personal item”.

      STERNUM STRAP

      Want some added stability? The optional sternum strap can be added using the integrated Minimal MOLLE™ system.

      REVIEWS

      "Just wanted to send a quick thanks/kudos for the slimpack…. the air pressure from the plane popped open the person's water bottle…n Everything inside the other bag (nothing important fortunately) was also soaked. Slimpack contents though, including my laptop, were bone dry. So, thanks! Sure glad it arrived before my trip. :)"

      - Nathan (Canada)

      "This backpack feels like the last backpack i'll ever own. Its attractive and understated, and i get compliments from people regularly, only to wax "and it's totally waterproof!” Anyway, i just feel like this is an incredibly functional object that makes essentially no compromises. Its the perfect backpack for me. Thank you so much!!"

      - Greg W (Brooklyn, NY)

      "My wife and I both love our backpacks! Mine works great when on my motorcycle, too. Love the fact that it rides high, not down on my waistline. Whatever difficulties you had in producing this project, just keep it up. This is the best minimalist backpack on the market, by a long ways!!"

      - John M (Hixton, TX)

      Hi Dave: I don't like my bag. I absolutely LOVE it. It's so incredibly thoughtful in its design. Minimalist in appearance, but so functional, so light. Beautifully designed with function at the forefront, and yet so robust in its material and construction. You've done a marvelous job. I'm so impressed. This thing is beautiful. I was at the Airport earlier today, and I had 5 different people walk up to me and ask me about your bag. I unwittingly became a Slim Pack evangelist.

      - Pablo (Durham, NC)

      Hello! I took my backpack to our Canada Day Celebration in Ottawa and it poured rain all weekend. Everything in the backpack stayed dry as promised!

      - Evelyn (Canada)
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