Splendid Cycles Big Sale

Industry Ticker: BlaqPaks turns to Kickstarter for PDX Carpet bags

Posted by on July 21st, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Southeast Portland-based BlaqPaks — makers of fine backpacks, messenger bags, and more — want to offer a full line of products in the style of the iconic PDX Carpet. To do it, they’ve turned to Kickstarter.

For more info, read their press release below…

For immediate release:

BlaqPaks #PDXCarpet-Cordura bags, handmade in Portland and guaranteed for life.

We’re landing #PDXCarpet on our guaranteed-for-life, handmade-in-PDX BlaqPaks.

Help us bring this custom-printed Cordura to life!

BlaqPaks has been hand-making custom, waterproof backpacks, messenger bags and accessories for 8 years. We just launched our first KickStarter to bring PDX carpet to our Cordura bags and hopefully add a few new tools to our workshop. Everything is made in-house on Division St. in the Ford building. With this project we’re one step closer to bringing our goods into more stores in more places than ever before. Check out our website or Kickstarter for more info about us and our project.

— Industry Ticker is a regular feature where we highlight local bike companies. For consideration please email us your latest news.

Advertisement

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Also, if you comment frequently, please consider holding your thoughts so that others can step forward. Thank you — Jonathan

7
Leave a Reply

avatar
5 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
K'TeshLibrarianLCDwaine DibblyChris I Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Spiffy
Guest
Spiffy

as first I thought “why would I want wet carpet weighing me down” and then realized they reprinted it on their bag material, so it’s not actually PDX carpet…

Case
Guest

At first I thought Blaq Paks were a really cool, Portland grown and raised company. Now I realize they’re nothing but a bunch of carpetbaggers.

Chris I
Guest
Chris I

OMG. Just stop it with the carpet thing already.

Dwaine Dibbly
Guest
Dwaine Dibbly

No link to the Kickstarter? (Yeah, I know, but I’m lazy…)

LC
Guest
LC

There is however a link to the blaqpak website, which itself has a big front-and-center link to the kickstarter. You have to click two times, which is far less effort than clicking in the comments field here, typing out the above comment text, and clicking on the ‘post your comment’ button, only to likely click through to the website and subsequent kickstarter link anyway.

K'Tesh
Guest
K'Tesh

This isn’t something that you can just sweep under the rug… I like them!

PS. I may be moving to China before the end of August… If anybody want’s to help me out with some luggage, this would do nicely!