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WHY: Take action against ocean plastic. We’re adding 17 billion lbs a year, 30,000 lbs per minute… At this rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.
Meet Lifepack, the solar-powered, anti-theft backpack with Solarbank Boombox, a solar-powered USB power bank and bluetooth speaker. Designed to fit your on-the-go lifestyle – whether you’re a digital nomad, weekend warrior, or everyday adventurer, you’ll also help protect our oceans, one backpack at a time. Made entirely from Shore-Tex™, a textile made from upcycled ocean-bound plastic, this bag will have you compartmentalizing like a pro.
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Never worry about a dead phone again. Easily charge your devices anytime via the integrated USB port. Simply connect to your Solarbank Boombox.
Use the patented, anti-theft lock to keep your items safe, whether you’re working at a cafe, or meeting up with friends at a busy venue, and enjoy four secret pockets to secure your passport and cards.
Compartmentalize like a pro. Access daily essentials while keeping your life and work organized with two main storage areas. Rest easy knowing a sock won’t fly out of your bag in a meeting as you grab your laptop.
Why Solgaard made it
Life on the road means a work/life integration – true balance is tough. Solgaard wanted a bag that could excel at both, and it was nowhere to be found. So they made it.
We’re constantly in motion, and Solgaard wanted a bag that stayed charged, organized, and productive while on-the-go.
Whether you’re a road warrior, working remotely or a busy entrepreneur, this bag ensures you’re ready for anything.
• Patented anti-theft lock with coil design
• Includes Solarbank Boombox – a powerbank, bluetooth speaker and solar charger
• Integrated USB port for easy charging
• Deluxe drop-proof laptop storage
• Bag stands upright on its own
• Suitcase mounting strap aka ‘Suitcase seatbelt’
• 4 secret passport + card pockets
• Plush shoulder straps + back support
• Water resistant bottom
• Workzone and Lifezone compartments
Bag + Features
Q: What size of Laptop can fit in Lifepack?
A: The bag is designed to fit anything up to a 15″ Laptop. In some cases, 17″ laptops can also fit as long as the width is not more than 11.4L x 15.4W inches (29.5cm L /39cm W).
Q: What is the capacity of the bag in litres?
A: The bag’s capacity in litres is a little under 18 Litres. This is spread between the main workzone and lifezone, with the lifezone having 30% more space than the workzone.
Q: Can Lifepack fit a water bottle?
A: A water bottle can easily fit into the side pocket or be hooked onto the secure mounting point on the side of the bag.
Q: Is Lifepack and the Solarbank able to go through TSA?
A: We have traveled with this bag many times without any problems in the airport. TSA regulations allow for battery powered items to be carried with you in your carry on. All certifications will be passed to allow for safe travel and transport.
Q: How do I set the lock for the backpack?
A: The lock comes preset as 0-0-0, insert a pen or pin into the bottom part with the correct code and adjust the numbers to the code of your preference.(new version of Lifepack 2.0, Solgaard lock with hexagon shape)
Press and hold the lock when the correct code is entered, then reset while holding in the lock arm. When you release the lock with the new code that will become your new code. Automatically the lock is preset to 000.(old version of lock, Lifepack logo on lock)
Does this include a rainproof cover for the bag?
No it does not.
Q: What are the dimensions of the Lifepack?
A: 11.6 x 18.5 x 7 in (29.5 x 47 x 17.8 cm)
Q: What are the dimensions of the Solarbank Boombox?
A: 6.2 x 3.5 x 2 in (16 x 9 x 5cm)
Solgaard’s goal is to be the leader in sustainable luxury goods. They enhance life on-the-go through intentionally designed products, while making a positive impact on the planet. Their goal is to pull 1 million pounds of plastic from the ocean by the end of 2020. For every item sold, Solgaard pulls five pounds of plastic from the ocean. They have partnered with The Plastic Bank, who works with teams in the Philippines creating jobs for locals to pull plastic out of the ocean and upcycle that plastic into useful goods.
Solgaard has removed all single use plastics from its products, and they upcycle ocean waste into useful goods.
How they work, features, and compatibility.
Q: How do I charge my devices with the powerbank?
A: Fully charge via a Micro USB cable by plugging into wall outlet with USB charging capacity. 2amp will charge in approximately six hours, 1amp will take over 10 hours. Press (1) Power button to check battery level. 5 LEDs = full battery. 1 = time to charge up! The upper large USB port will charge at 1a output, the lower USB port will charge at high speed 2.4a output.
Q: How long does it take to charge the powerbank?
A: Two hours of sunlight per day and a 50% top up to your phone means you’ll never need to plug your solarbank into a wall! One hour of sunlight = 25% charge for your smartphone
Q: How does the Solar power work?
A: The solar power generates power in sunlight best. However it can also generate power in daylight with non-direct sunlight. In ideal sunlight it will generate approximately 450mAh per hour. This means that 1 hour = 25% charge for your smartphone. Four hours will give the powerbank enough to give you a full charge on your phone. The solar panel function is meant to keep your powerbank topped up while you are on the go. The main charging function is by USB, and then the solar power keeps the level full depending how often you use it. With two hours of good light per day, and a 50% top up of your phone per day you won’t need to think about plugging it in very often at all.
Q: How many times will the powerbank charge my phone?
A: Five (5) full charges for your smartphone using zero solar power. Every four hours of sunlight means one extra charge for your phone.
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