PROJECT 8020 WATERPROOF BACKPACK

$109 $149
Color: Carbon Black

Whatever your next adventure, we have designed the perfect roll-top backpack to hit the road with you. 

100% WATERPROOF 
If it comes to protecting your gear when mountain hiking, navigating river rapids, fishing, or surfing, you will be grateful to have our dry backpack at hand. 
The 8020 is fully submersible and gives you peace of mind because your items are always protected.

DURABLE
Waterproofing is achieved by radio frequency (RF) welding, a process that melts the layers of material together. A technology normally used in boats, which we used for our backpack.
The proprietary material used is also scratch and tear resistant even at low temperatures.

SUSTAINABLE
Designed with sustainable materials obtained from recycled plastic bottles, it is at the same time extremely lightweight, durable, and flexible thanks to the special TPU coating. 

VERSATILE
Its military-inspired minimal design, large inner pocket for laptop and accessories make it functional, suitable also for your daily urban activities, protecting your belongings in any weather conditions you may encounter.

Be among the first to get your hands on an 8020 by saving $40+ on retail price for a limited time.

 Specs

  • Dimensions: 47cm x 32cm x 17cm (18.5" x 12.5" x 6.7") rolled down
  • Weight: 950g
  • Material: AWPE™ 600 (All Weather Performance Ecofabric)
  • Capacity: 23L/28L (rolled down/rolled up)


Key Features

  • RF-welded seams for lasting integrity

  • Breathable, padded back panel for comfort 

  • Adjustable, padded shoulder straps with sternum strap

  • 1x Exterior zippered pocket with water-resistant TPU-coated fastening
  • 1x multi-compartment inner pocket for notebooks up to 16", mobile devices, and documents

  • Roll-top closure with side-cinch and center webbing straps

  • Side handle for comfortable hand carrying
  • 2x front Molle strips
  • We  ship worldwide with tracking number and dispatch your order in the next 24 hours if the product is in stock.

  • Expected delivery time:
    USA: 2-4 days 

    Rest of the World: 8-15 days

  • The shipping cost is $7.95.
    Shipping is free if your order exceeds $125.

  • ZERO RISK GUARANTEE: If you don't like the product, you have 15 days to return it for a full refund.
  • We also offer a one-year product warranty.
We offer you a one-year warranty.
If your product has any problem, we will help you fix it, send you replacement parts, or replace the product completely if necessary.

Field Testimonials

Switching to this waterproof backpack was the best decision ever. Now I don't worry and I know that my things are always dry.

Mike F.

The bag is perfect. It's so comfortable and very spacious. Definitely better than I expected. Easily the best I've owned.

Stefan N.

Been using it in all sorts of weather, and my stuff are dry.

Tony N.

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Customer Reviews

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Louis

I use this in the marine industry. If you're on deck, it's going to get wet. So far, not one problem with water intrusion. Salt spray, and rinse with hose, no problem. Built like a tank!

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Jonathan

These are perfect! Great for camera gear! But great for light travel gear too! Wonderful protection from the elements!

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Jonathan

Beautiful bags! Beyond well made! Very durable and can be used for many purposes.
Protecting your things while traveling and keeping them dry

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Joshua

Very light weight

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Will F.
Most useful bag there is

I have used mine on many occasions either when I’m riding my motorcycle in drizzle conditions or walking around my college campus when it’s pouring, and this bag has not disappointed.

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Why should I use a waterproof bag?

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Why should I use waterproof bags?

Each year, countless incidents of water damage to personal belongings are reported.

From electronic devices to important documents, water can wreak havoc and lead to costly repairs or irreparable loss.

By investing in a waterproof bag, you can experience worry-free adventures.

Our products significantly reduce the risk of water infiltration and protect your items from potential damage. 

8 Reasons To Support The Project

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Loved by Thousands

We launched Project 8020 with a successful pre-order crowdfunding campaign.

Now the backpacks can be yours without having to wait.

Thanks to the amount collected, we have been able to purchase stock and we now offer 24 hour dispatch.

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100% Waterproof Built

The special high frequency welding process makes the 8020 completely waterproof, not just water resistant like normal backpacks.

The 8020 is built to prevail over every outdoor obstacle to keep your valuables safe from accidents and give you peace of mind.

Whether for urban or outdoor activities, will be your best friend when it comes to keeping water out.

It is completely waterproof, even if you submerge it. You can even use it to carry water or ice, thanks to its inner coating.

Our backpack meets the international IPX-5 waterproof rating.

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Extremely Durable

We have developed a special material called AWPE 600® (All Weather Performance Ecofabric).
The mix of materials we use is resistant and safe in any scenario – even the most extreme situations.

Excellent flexibility at low temperatures – may be doubled up at -55°C without causing cracks.

Outstanding hydrolysis resistance, abrasion resistance, oil resistance, and aging resistance.

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Sustainable Materials

The body of the 8020 is made from RPET (recycled polyester), a material obtained from recycled plastic bottles, one of the most polluting products for the environment.

Every backpack is made recycling 25 plastic bottles.

Plastic bottles are turned into pellets and then into yarn and hyper-resistant fabric.

Additionally, the TPU coating of the backpack is biodegradable.

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Utilitarian Design

The 8020 is inspired by military dry backpacks and features the signature Expedition / Units print that defines its technical features.

The 8020 was born in the sign of functional minimalism. It is named after the famous 80/20 Pareto principle, according to which 20% of efforts produce 80% of results.

Therefore, we aimed to include the bare minimum features that would ensure maximum functionality and versatility..

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State-of-the-art Technology

Our backpack is built with the same technology used to make inflatable boats and sailing equipment that simply cannot fail in rough conditions.

Infrared welding is a process that merges the different layers of materials together, making them impenetrable.

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Plastic for Rice

With your purchase, you directly contribute to the collection and recycling of 4 kg of plastic and the distribution of 1 kg of rice to feed a person for 8 days.

We collaborate with the Plastic Exchange association which is committed to changing the ecology of the island of Bali with what they call "edu-action".

People are encouraged to collect plastic, which is then collected by the association and recycled. In return these people receive rice, which is purchased from local farmers, bringing a rescue to the whole ecosystem with a circular economy.

If you want to learn more about the association, watch this explanatory video

Thanks to this project, we have already contributed directly to recycling more than 8 tons of plastic and donating 2 tons of rice.

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Tropical Soul

The 8020 is designed for versatility and tested in Bali, in the heart of the tropical humid climate – the perfect place to test it in any kind of weather and type of activity.

From sea to mountains – ranging from an intense day of surfing to an adventure in the jungle during the rainy season.
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Frequently Asked Questions

To help with your order
  1. When will I receive the backpack?
    We process and ship your order within 24 hours after your payment if the product is in stock.

    We ship worldwide with tracking number.

    Expected delivery time:
    USA: 2-4 days 
    Rest of the World: 8-15 days

    Limited quantity available. Secure now your backpack to avoid it sold out.
  2. Why crowdfunding?
    This project was born thanks to corwdfunding with a community of outdoor enthusiasts.

    This allowed us  us to minimize risks and make the project sustainable while guaranteeing a competitive price.

    We think that many products on the market are overpriced.

    We aim to ensure premium quality at a competitive price, and crowdfunding allowed us to do so.

    We manufacture only what is required, without unnecessary waste of material.

    Additionally, the limited number of products increases their value for buyers and creates a community of patrons who share the same interests and passions.

    At the moment the crowdfunding campaign has ended with great success, this has allowed us to have more stock available but you can still buy with an early bird price.

    We will ship your order in the next 24 hours if the product is in stock.

  3. Why should I trust you?
    We have already launched two successful campaigns, raising over $500,000 and sending over 6,000 backpacks to outdoor and functional gear enthusiasts who believed in us.

    Now you too can be part of our community and projects without having to wait a long time to receive your backpack.

    We also offer you a zero risk guarantee.

    If you don't like the product and you have 14 days to return it (we actually just don't accept returns from Australia due to high shipping fee).

  4. What countries do you ship to?
    We ship worldwide with the best couriers and tracking number.

    Shipping is free if your order exceeds $125.
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A Few Words From The Founder

Why did I launch the Expedition / Units and why should you want to be part of this world?

There are 3 main reasons:

  1. Creating gear with an innovative and highly functional design for the most demanding outdoor activities, but at the same time perfect for use in the city and in everyday life.

  2. Empowering the community of people who see life as an adventure, daily growth and discovery.  Not shy to pursue their individual path in life, no matter how off-the-beaten-track.
    This is for all the adventurers, explorers, travelers and digital nomads.

  3. Reducing single-use plastic bottle pollution and bringing about real change in the world. By using recycled and environmentally sustainable materials and supporting the people who strive day after day to rid our planet of plastics and educate the younger generations to protect the environment. 

If the above resonates with you, consider giving our products a try and becoming part of our collective journey.

Matteo

FOUNDER OF EXPEDITION / UNITS