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Weekender


About this project

 

Introducing the Breton Weekender!

Keeping true to our brand, we designed the Breton Weekender to travel comfortably and organize all of your gear, while still looking like a high-end bag. The Breton Weekender is a modern travel bag, combining the vintage look of waxed cotton and the premium feel of Italian leather. Perfect for your next weekend getaway.

The Perfect Companion to the Modern Day Briefcase
The Perfect Companion to the Modern Day Briefcase

 

Weekender Features

The Breton Weekender was designed to look and feel like the Modern Day Briefcase. Like the Modern Day Briefcase, the Weekender comes in three different colors: blue, black, and grey. This bag is designed with Italian leather handles, an adjustable leather shoulder strap, a padded laptop sleeve, and 10 additional pockets to store everything you need for your next trip.

The Bag Comes in Three Color Options: Blue, Black, and Grey
The Bag Comes in Three Color Options: Blue, Black, and Grey

 

Durable Leather Handles
Durable Leather Handles

 

Durable Leather Shoulder Strap
Durable Leather Shoulder Strap

 

Adjustable Leather Strap
Adjustable Leather Strap

 

Enough Pockets to Store Your Travel Essentials
Enough Pockets to Store Your Travel Essentials

 

 

Internal Pockets Include a Padded Laptop Sleeve With an Additional Pocket to Hold Cords, Chargers, or other Travel Essentials
Internal Pockets Include a Padded Laptop Sleeve With an Additional Pocket to Hold Cords, Chargers, or other Travel Essentials

 

There are Three Additional Pockets Inside
There are Three Additional Pockets Inside

 

 

Packing System Features

The bag can be purcahsed with the Weekender Packing System. This set includes four bags to keep your clothes, shoes, socks, and toiletries organized.

The Duffle Can be Purcahsed with the Weekender Packing System
The Duffle Can be Purcahsed with the Weekender Packing System

 

The Packing System Comes with Four Bags to Keep Everything Organized
The Packing System Comes with Four Bags to Keep Everything Organized

 

A Garment Bag to Keep Your Clothing Together and Folded
A Garment Bag to Keep Your Clothing Together and Folded

 

The Garment Bag is Made With Durable Leather Straps for Easy Storage
The Garment Bag is Made With Durable Leather Straps for Easy Storage

 

A Shoe Bag to Keep Your Shoes Separate From the Rest of Your Stuff
A Shoe Bag to Keep Your Shoes Separate From the Rest of Your Stuff

 

With Enough Room To Carry Even Large Boots
With Enough Room To Carry Even Large Boots

 

A Dopp Kit For Your Bathroom Traveling Essentials
A Dopp Kit For Your Bathroom Traveling Essentials

 

The Dopp Kit Comes With Leather Snaps For Easy Storage During Use
The Dopp Kit Comes With Leather Snaps For Easy Storage During Use

 

 

Materials

To make sure that the Weekender will get better with age, we started with the best materials.

We source our leather from La Bretagna, one of the oldest tanneries in Italy. This leather is rich and durable, and will gain character with each additional use.

For the exterior of the bag, we chose a 10 oz. waxed cotton to make the bag water-resistant and durable. In addition, we used the most reliable YKK zippers on the market to ensure the bag's reliability.

Italian Leather
Italian Leather

 

 

The Waxed Cotton Will Age and Gain a Beautiful Patina with Use
The Waxed Cotton Will Age and Gain a Beautiful Patina with Use

 

Water-Resistant Waxed Cotton
Water-Resistant Waxed Cotton

 

The Inserts Are Made From Durable Canvas
The Inserts Are Made From Durable Canvas

 

YKK Zippers Designed to Last
YKK Zippers Designed to Last

 

 

Design

We took a lot of inspiration from our first bag, the Modern Day Briefcase. We wanted a bag that would take you from the work-week to the weekend.

 

 

 

Product Specifications

 

 

 

 

Production

This is our second Kickstarter. During the process of fulfilling our first Kickstarter, we found manufacturers, suppliers, and shipping partners to help us fulfill the orders from our first campagin. We trust them and we learned how to work with them to achieve the best results. Below, please review our Production Schedule.

 

Past Project

We have finished shipping out the Modern Day Briefcases from our first campagin. And below you can see what our customers are saying about our bags.

About Me

I am a recovering attorney who has worked for enough people to last a lifetime. After realizing how much I disliked attorney life, I worked for a startup as the director of operations for awhile, before I decided to risk it all, and become an entrepreneur full-time.

This company was jump-started by Mark Cuban. Really, no joke! When I was considering whether or not to start working on this bag, I came across the following quote by Mark Cuban:

"[E]very entrepreneur's job is to invent the future. I also call it ‘kicking your own [butt].” Someone is out there who thinks they have a better idea than you have. A better solution than you have. A better or more efficient product than you have...it's part of your job as the owner of the company to stay ahead of them."

After reading this quote, I decided I was not going to be the guy who stood on the sidelines saying, “I came up with that idea first, but I was too busy.” From that day on, I started waking up at 4 am, so that I could work on the project for three hours before I went to work. Now two years later, after funding our first project, we are launching our second bag on Kickstarter.

I have a bunch of kids (4) and a beautiful wife who keeps me on my toes. If I'm not in the office, I'm probably road biking.

Thank you

Thank you to all of my friends, family, and backers who have supported and encouraged me throughout this whole process. I could not have done this without you! I would especially like to thank my wife who has supported and encouraged me along the way. Also, I would like to thank the following people who have helped me throughout my campaign:

Industrial and Graphic Design: Samuel Whitworth

Video: Big Door Network

Photography: Weston Colton & Jorge Tenorio

Models: Chelsie and Chase Starley

Cheerleader Squad: Jacob Carter & Chris Padilla

 

Risks and challenges

I have firsthand, professional experience with product development and manufacturing. In preparation for this campaign, I have already setup partnerships with skilled tradesmen for materials and manufacturing. I want to make sure I avoid any potential risks and delays in delivering the Breton Weekender.

With that said, there are inherent risks of delay during the production process that may be beyond my control. In any case, I will keep backers updated throughout the campaign and manufacturing phase to ensure that I stay as true as possible to the proposed delivery schedule.

Thank you for joining my story and helping make the Breton Weekender a reality!