We get exposed to a lot of Kickstarter campaigns here at TVG, however few have peaked our interest as much as the Excursion Co. Pack by local Australian designer Ben Juzwin. Born from a frustration in the lack of everyday outdoor packs on the market Ben felt the need for something that was as practical as your hardcore adventure pack, but balanced with great style and craftsmanship.
“Working Monday to Friday in an office, I found myself looking for ways to escape the city and get my outdoor fix on the weekend.” Juzwin said. “I want to make products that will help people do the same, and make their weekend excursions more awesome. I like the idea that enjoying the outdoors doesn’t have to require hardcore adventure gear or months of planning.”
Launching on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter on 9 November 2016, The Ultimate Picnic Backpack is an all inclusive pack that’s ready to be taken on an outdoor excursion at a moment’s notice. A stylish backpack in its own right, it’s not until you unzip the pack that you’ll discover the 18L insulated cold storage compartment designed to keep your cold meats, cheeses and drinks cool.
The Excursion Co. Pack’s exterior is made from water-resistant waxed canvas with leather strapping and durable metal buckles. Inside the hand-dipped enamel plates, cutlery and wooden serving board are housed in convenient machine washable sleeves. The Ultimate Picnic Backpack is available in two colour ways, navy and camel, each with their own rug design, for the earlybird price of $239 AUD/$180 USD (limited to first 200 packs).