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New crowdsourced product developments as we go along......

Discussion in 'Alpha One Niner (bags & gear)' started by HELM, Jun 21, 2014.

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  1. Tixx

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    Any way to do Paypal to you @HELM?
     
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  2. HELM
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    Tixx, please PM me what you need and your PayPal ID and I will sort it out. Thanks.
     
  3. Chris C

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    I sent you a PM about this as well. Thank you.


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    I'd like to publicly thank HELM for stepping up and volunteering an alternate solution during Jon's unavoidable "downtime." You're a good person HELM (don't get a big head :)). Thank you!
     
  5. Tixx

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    He did an awesome job putting this together and having supply ready. Thank you!
     
  6. MTFatboy
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    Yes, thanks HELM for going through with this project. It's been a great experience so far; and I'm super-excited about the incoming pack!
     
  7. HELM
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    Thanks guys. I do really appreciate the opportunity and you guys have a been one heck of a cool bunch to work with.
     
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    D'oh! Inappropriate semicolon use--and I'm an English teacher!




    Yes, I know this also wasn't a correct sentence.
     
  9. ninja.medic

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    I was actually so excited that I wasn't paying attention to his whole post. I just re-read it and feel really dumb now :-/ but I feel much better knowing that even if I am dumb I'll soon have a cool backpack too.
     
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    I'd also like to thank HELM for refunding the shipping fee for me! I didnt ask and I was willing to pay the fee because I made the mistake. But, thank you HELM! Above and beyond excellent customer service!
     
  11. T.H.Cone

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    I didn't mean to suggest anything about your intelligence, so please do't take it that way. I was just trying to help and get a laugh.
     
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    Hi Helm,

    First, thank you for putting this all together. I have had TAD, Mystery Ranch, Kifaru, Tom Bihn and many many others and have said so many times, if I could just build a bag from the ground up using top tier material, I would never have to buy another bag again. This project is so great because it not only did just that, but utilized the opinions/expertise/experience of so many other EDC fanatics so that the the final product incorporated so many great ideas. I just have three questions and I apologize if they have been asked and answered:

    - Once the customer places the order, when do they ship and where do they ship from (of course I am already counting the minutes until mine arrives)?
    - Do you have a final number as far as capacity (CI)?
    - This may be a difficult question to answer, but how do you think these packs compare from a fit/finish/construction standpoint vs. the aforementioned bag companies (TAD, MR, Kifaru, Tom Bihn, etc)? I know very little about the manufacturing processes but of course I have seen significant differences in quality between certain companies . Maybe an unfair question, but I was just curious as to where you feel these bags fall on the spectrum.

    Again, thanks for this. I am VERY excited to receive mine and I am already thinking that this time next year we should do a Version 2 once you compile feedback from everyone.

    **Also posted this in the other EVADE Thread**
     
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    HELM, I PMed you with a question, sir.
     
  15. Chris C

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    Same here, hopefully their will be a Version 2 as I already have some ideas/recommendations. But for now can't wait to get my hands on my Evades and put them to use. I am due for an EDC bag replacement.


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    Ditto. Can't wait to put the Evade through it's paces on my trip to Cali at the end of the month.
     
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  17. HELM
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    Man, you guys are already head of yourselves talking about Version 2.0 !!!

    Anyway, answered BeantownJ's questions in the other thread but thought I'd post it here to:

    "Highway9 - here's a better breakdown in terms of dimensions and volume:

    Pack itself, uncompressed is 18" H x 11" W x 5.625" D​
    Main compartment - 18" H x 11" W x 4.5" D = 891 cu in = 14.6L​
    Laptop/notebook compartment - 18" H x 11" W x 1.5" D = 297 cu in = 4.9L​
    Front pocket/organizer - 17" H x 11" W x 1.5" D = 280.5 cu in = 4.6L​

    So the 3 main compartments total 24.1 L using the above but we do lose a tad bit 'cos the top is tapered some. All the internal zippered & sleeve pockets are within these 3 compartments so you can't exactly factor those. Hope this answers your Q.​

    BeantownJ - those are all great bag companies, ones that I hold the highest respect for. I personally have own all but TAD. I can only hope that one day, our name can mention along the others. With any bag company there are pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses but the good ones are always there because they exceed expectations. And that's what we work hard to do, exceed your expectation of what our bags would be like.

    So how do we stack against them? Well I am certain we are holding our own. I've had Japanese clients come to us because they think we have better construction than one of those brands you've mentioned and on the opposite end of the spectrum, we're producing gear for the very same end user that one of the other brands is also supplying to. In our design and production studio our bible is 'Poynter's Parachute Manual' which sets the standard for milspec sewing and we live by that. You add quality material to this and it all comes down to design. As you've mentioned the Evade was a result of everyone here chipping in with their ideas. Granted we could not utilize all of it but boy did we squeeze in a lot! Ultimately if the fabric/material used and sewing construction is on par with other tier one companies, what is left is the Design. I'm quite confident I don't see anything similar to the Evade being offered by the other companies.

    On the subject of delivery, I just checked the shipment and it is due into our warehouse on Thursday. I was hoping Tuesday and it appears that we're gonna see a tad late. As such, that first shipment of Evades will be shipped out before this weekend.

    As far as capacity is concern, please see my answer to Highway's Q above. Hope this answers your Qs."
     
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    HELM, I PMed you with a question, sir. Thank you.
     
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    HELM
    Would it help if I locked this thread so you could just respond in the "Reserve your EVADE Pack here" thread?

    I ask because I know it must be annoying to repond to both threads by Copy & Paste...as it is to read it ;) :rofl:

    Please tag or quote me to let me know. Just trying to make it easier on you. (I can post a link to the other thread in the last post before locking it, thereby diverting everyone to the one thread)

    Actully, just let me know if this is alright for you...if not I'll undo it.


    *****EDITED TO ADD*******

    Yeah...We've all "went along to develope" this so....;)

    Please see here >>>-> Reserve your EVADE backpacks here!


    Thread locked but remains for your viewing pleasure :D
     
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