FAQ: Använda. A Great F*cking Bag.
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Can I also use this for hiking or is it just a city bag? - which is also ok

My colleague is 6ft and he took it with his Girlf on the hike up to Machu Picchu (they didn’t take the bus), by the end of the trip they were fighting on who gets to use it. I have personally taken it to climb Ometepe the smaller of the two volcanoes in Nicaragua it was an 8 hour hike. The sole of my timbos fell apart, I got attacked by giant ants, but the bag came through with flying colors.

As for the straps the good thing about it is you can change on the fly to a messenger. So if you get tired of carrying it on both shoulders you can switch to sling. If you feel the need for padded straps we will offer our backers at the end of the campaign.

In the bottom of the bag is an extra compartment for reflective rain cover. Sometimes when hiking the weather suddenly turns, or perhaps ,as a safety concern, you need people to see you when it gets dark. I don’t believe there is a more versatile but at the same time simple bag on the market. So no it's good for hiking, it's f*cking great for hiking.

Last updated: January 26, 2018 06:56

What is the difference between Leather and Vegetarian Leather?

The trim and the square section on the right side. Both materials are durable. Some people prefer non leather for religious or other reasons. The vegetarian leather a.k.a. pleather looks similar to leather but feels different.

Most of us in the office prefer the luxury of soft leather but give you the option to decide.

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

Is it water resistant?

For most of us this is our everyday carry & we didnt want to use harsh chemicals. Instead of coating the bag, we designed a removeable reflective rain cover in the bottom compartment

Last updated: February 13, 2018 05:55

How do I order Använda bags?

The only way to get one is through our Kickstarter page here! People who back the project on Kickstarter get to have their very own Använda bags earlier and save a bunch over the future retail prices ranging from $119-$159. Here is how it works: 1. You have to pledge for a reward you want. You will not be charged until the campaign ends. 2. To pledge for a rewards click the "Back this project" button on the right side of the project page. 3. Select the rewards you want in return for your pledge. Select the country you want it shipped to and finish the pledge. That’s it! 4. Once the campaign has ended will send you a survey for your size, color and trim options for the Använda bags. 5. You will then wait till June for the bags to be shipped to you. =)

Last updated: February 23, 2018 00:43

What are the dimensions & weight of the wallet? Bag?

Anvanda Large H50cm = 19.7in W35cm = 13.8in

Weight is

Large: 1.2 kg = 2.6 Lbs. 1 kg = 2.2 Lbs.

Anvanda H40cm = 15.7in W30cm = 11.8in


6.6cm x10.1cm x 2.2 cm weighs 2.4 ounces 2.6x4x.8 inches weighs 70 grams.

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

Can I use this as a camera bag?

Yes you sure can. Take the anvanda bag put a camera in it and BAM! - you have a great f*cking camera bag. If only it were that easy. We are some picture loving, backpack wearing, urban travel fanatics. The last thing we want to do is mess up our awesome dslr by not having the right gear.

At the end of the campaign we will give our backers the option of purchasing an anvanda waterproof/shockproof camera bag insert for dslr and slr cameras, you know so you don't f*ck your camera up.

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

I don't want pleather can I change my pledge to leather?

At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey so you can pick whichever add-ons you would like to receive.

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

Nice Bag but it would be even better with a sternum/cross strap

Ok technically this is not a question but really?

"Nice bag"?

We don't make nice, we make f*cking great.

So you're one of those bike messengers, motorcyclist, or perhaps even a skateboarder? Reflective rain cover not enough for you, now you want sternum straps!?

Damn right we have a cross strap, The strap snaps into the bottom hooks if you need uber stability. These will be available to our backers after the campaign.

Last updated: February 13, 2018 05:55

I am Vegan, are you vegan?

Well, schucks. If you mean "you" as in me writing this. No I am not vegan, my colleague is though, which is what lead to us making a vegan version of the bag. ☮

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

I want a f*cking awesome Wallet, can I add this to my pledge?

yes, we already have this option. If you are buying more than 2 bags we intend on offering the wallet after the Kickstarter campaign is over, and promise to do our best efforts to have it's price offered to our backers to be as similar as possible to the Kickstarter price.

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

How do I specify my address?

We'll be reaching out to all our backers after the campaign ends to collect shipping address in a survey.

Last updated: February 07, 2018 09:36

How stain resistant is this great f*cking bag?

i accidentally marked up my bag a few weeks ago, i was f*cking devastated. They only gave me one company issued bag, so you can imagine how i was feeling.

I left it on the sofa a few days and then went to the sink and took so soap and water…walla! It came out. With mild soap and water you will be fine.

For bag ♥'ers: If you get the leather version , which I have, Dampen a lint-free cloth with cool water and wipe clean. Start from the top and wipe -- do not rub -- while moving downward. Refrain from saturating it; let everything air-dry. Buff with a lint-free cloth dampened with leather cleaner and conditioner.

Last updated: February 15, 2018 14:36

I want a large quantity of bags can you provide us with any discounts?

Of course we will! Just shoot us a message with the following details and we will get back to you on our discounted pricing and details on how to pledge. 1. What style of bags do you want to order ? 2. How many orders in EACH style ? 3. Will they all be shipped to the same address ?

Last updated: February 15, 2018 14:36

Can you make this bag in <fill your color option here> color?

We are still evaluating adding more colors, if we do decide we will let our backers know.

Last updated: February 15, 2018 14:36

I'm being asked to pay a $10 or $20 upgrade fee in my survey — why?

If your pledge level on Kickstarter was not specifically for a Leather bag, then selecting Leather in your survey will require a $10 upgrade fee.

Additionally, if your original pledge was for a regular sized bag, you can upgrade to a Large in your survey for $10 as well. If you opt for both upgrades, they'll stack up to a $20 upgrade cost.

Last updated: May 07, 2018 11:26

Does the bag come with Straps?

Yep — each bag will include two long shoulder straps (the same as the "Använda Long Strap" shown in the add-ons section).

Last updated: May 07, 2018 11:28

What are the measurements of all the straps?

Använda Straps (also referred to as Shoulder Straps or Long Straps) Min. 22 - Max. 38 in Min. 57 - Max. 96 cm

Använda Top Strap Min. 14’ - 20’ in Max. 36 - 52 cm

Använda Chest strap Min. 4 - Max. 10 in Min. 11 - Max. 26 cm

Last updated: May 09, 2018 14:41

Where are my items shipping from?

As of right now we have fulfillment centers in Europe, US, Asia, Canada & Australia.

Last updated: July 12, 2018 14:55

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