It looks like a cross between a drawstring bag and a small duffel – you know, the kind of bags you’ll bring to the gym to sneak in a quick workout. Except, the Flatpac is designed to make packing and unpacking a whole lot easier than any drawstring or duffel bag you have in the closet.
Unlike any duffel or drawstring bag we’ve seen, the darn thing lays completely flat once the zipper’s been opened and the cinches have been loosened, allowing you to organize your stuff with the same efficiency as a briefcase or a suitcase will allow. The same design makes unpacking a much simpler affair as you can simply lay everything in front of you by simply opening the bag.
The Flatpac achieves this by combining two-way zippers that run the entire length of the bag with drawstrings on the ends, giving it a truly unique hybrid design. Aside from collapsing flat, this combo allows you to access the bag’s contents either through the zippers or through the cinched ends, so you can get to what you need quickly, provided you know exactly where you placed it.
Features include a 16-liter capacity, eight interior pockets, a pouch layer for separating shoes and dirty clothes from the rest of your gear, and a packable design that allows it to fit in pants’ back pocket. Construction is a water- and dust-resistant 68D honeycomb polyester, so it will keep your gear dry regardless of the weather.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Flatpac. You can reserve a unit for pledges starting at $18.