Well, the Travel System modular backpack from Slicks has been well received because it has smashed through its Kickstarter funding goal just 72 hours after we announced it last week.
The company was looking for 80,000 CHF, but with 39 days still remaining on the campaign, it’s up to 97,388 CHF. That’s about £55,000.
As a quick reminder, the Slicks Travel System aims to the a complete solution, and a very flexible and adaptable one at that, for lugging stuff around, whether it’s on the bike, train, plane or walking.
The bag is modular. You can buy just the backpack if that’s all you need. You can add extra modules, including one that acts as a mobile wardrobe and another that keeps your suit crisp and crease-free.
The Backpack is constructed from a water-resistant 600D PU-coated Nylon material. The pack comes with a lightweight rain cover which packs away in a small side pocket. There are generous reflective details on the backpack and the rain cover, and the main central zipper is reflective. There are pockets that can be accessed from the side and a laptop compartment inside.
The shoulder straps are adjustable and can be stowed away when not needed, and there’s a carry handle on the side of the bag. A chest strap and hip belt are both adjustable. The back panel is padded with channels to allow airflow to avoid a sweaty back when cycling.
The Kickstarter campaign is still running, and you can pledge your support for the Slicks backpack here. You can still get a super early bird offer if you’re quick, which gets you a backpack for £111. Delivery is expected in September 2016.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.