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Boundary Prima Modular Backpack
Designed at the base of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City, Utah, Boundary’s Prima System modular backpack is here to transform the way we pack our bags for work and travel. Founded on the intention that functional products should last a lifetime, Boundary has developed a thoughtfulness behind all of its merchandise that keeps both the consumer and the environment at the forefront of its objective.
Boundary makes products for the subway-riding office-goer, the international business person, the adventuring photographer, and everyone in-between. The company collaborates with factories that meet global bluesign requirements, which means the chemical suppliers, textile and trim manufacturers eliminate harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process, setting controls standards for environmentally friendly and safe production.
The Prima System is defined by an integrated arrangement of three dynamic pieces: the Prima Pack, the Verge Case and the Fieldspace. Since launching its Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns for these products in May 2017, the brand has raised an explosive $801,159—1174% of the original $60,000 goal. Holy fundraiser, Batman!
The Prima Pack itself is the foundation of Boundary’s integrated system, providing 25 liters of storage (expandable up to 30 liters), with the use of a center zipper for duffel bag style stowage and access. Intricate details such as easy latching magnetic buckles, an accessible eyeglass pocket lined with super soft microfiber, U-shaped ergonomic side pockets, a padded laptop compartment, YKK Stormguard zippers and waterproof outer fabric make the Prima Pack resilient, comfortable and effortless to use as an airplane carry-on or weekend companion.
The next step is to integrate the Verge Case, designed for photographers on-the-go. This piece has the capacity to store my Nikon DSLR body, two lenses and utilizes outer straps to hold a tripod. Need more room? Just unzip the bottom of the Verge Case to increase storage space by ten liters, leaving enough space for a telephoto lens or loads of extra film—because film is making a comeback, just like vinyl. The Verge Case also fits seamlessly into the side of the Prima Pack, making accessibility a no-brainer. I’ve found the Verge Case to be the ideal commuter bag that holds my lunch, a small notebook, headphones, and other odds-and-ends on my daily trek to the office.
The Fieldspace completes Boundary’s integrated packing system by providing a specific place for your work-related needs. Designed to hold a 13 inch laptop, iPad, issues of FREESKIER Magazine (and other important documents), writing utensils, wires and charging devices, this is a storage clipboard on steroids. The best part is it magnetically locks into the water resistant laptop pocket on the inside of the Prima Pack.
Offered with a lifetime warrantee and an on-call repair shop located in Salt Lake City, Boundary is focused on making products that seamlessly adapt to the active lives of its consumers. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness of the modular pieces in the Prima System answer questions before they are asked, allowing me to worry less, hit the road and see more.