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Kezar Design Process and Kickstarter Launch / January 20, 2015

It's the New Year and you know what that means - new adventures, new you's, new me's, new workouts, new inspiration...

We are here to bring you some inspiration with a behind-the-scenes look at the process of designing one of our most coveted bags, the Kezar.  This 30-liter technical daypack is built tough for any adventure and is compatible with our modular Bootlegger system.  With hidden daisy chains placed strategically so you can use MOLLE attachments, this pack will take you from your daily commute to life on the open road. 

Read on to learn more about the research, design and development that went into the making of the Kezar.

DESIGN PROCESS

With the success of the Bootlegger we wanted to create additional packs that allowed our users to integrate into their system.  The Kezar was one of the first packs to be added to the Bootlegger three-pack system.  We wanted to make the style a bit different than our current pack line.  To do that we decided to combine current tactical pack functionality with Boreas aesthetic and DNA.  What was once full daisy chain compression around the entire pack are now converted to our hidden daisy chains.  We explored having extreme angled and horizontal daisy chains, but decided that horizontal would fit best to enable the pack to be compatible with MOLLE attachment pouches.  For materials we use our 420D Nylon which is used on the bottom portion of most of our packs, but in this instance we used it all around for increased durability.  By taking the pack through rounds of sketch sessions and prototypes we bring you our tactically inspired Kezar. 

The photos below explore the sketch and prototype process we go through before a pack comes to life...

 

Don't miss our new Kickstarter project!

Introducing the Aperture Pack - A rugged camera pack built off the Bootlegger suspension.  This 35-liter pack is equipped with the Bootlegger Modular Suspension, a packable rain cover and a removable camera insert, which enables the shell to be used as a camera pack or daypack.  Check it out on our Kickstarter page and help fund the exciting new project!