Everyone’s favorite nasty little mammal is still kicking, this time as a pannier/backpack combo. Slingfin’s Honey Badger Backpack is designed to be a hardcore multi-use pack. They claim it’ll take all the abuse you can give it – you know, cobra bites and bee stings – and be modified and repaired with conventional supplies from any hardware store if necessary.
The pack consists of a hard/durable outer shell with a 23 liter dry bag inside. It has straps for use as a backpack and can quickly convert to a pannier bag system. MSRP will be $225, $235 if you want the one that converts into a pannier.
Now on Kickstarter, Slingfin’s goal of
$125,000 $175,000 is steep, but this company – made up of former Mountain Hardware designers and employees – has high aspirations: Kickstarter keeps them away from large investors who spoil the focus of the company – which they say is on the end-user, not on some big-box retailer’s marketing demands.
Pledge $175 now and you can get the $225 pack as a thank you. Click the link above for more info. More pics and their Kickstarter video after the break.
Thanks to Juan for the tip.