The concept is simple: People want a durable high quality and stylish bag that provides comfort above and beyond what all traditional bags provide. But if it this was easy to achieve all the traditional bag makers would already be doing it. That fact didn’t stop the founder of paq bags, Matthew Jensen. To solve the problem he invented a buckle like you’ve never seen before.
The patented rotating buckle started out as a basic 3D printed proof of concept. After extensive testing and updates, it evolved into the design that it is today. The current rotating buckle is clean, and efficient. It provides the strength you need with ample rotation allowing your bag to move more freely with you. This allows the bag design to be sleek and strong. Each buckle can hold up to 300 lbs.
Paq bags primary focus is on providing excellent, functional design that excels in performing like a traditional bag, but we saw an opportunity to provide a bag that went beyond this. We wanted a bag that did more than carry your stuff. We created a bag that moves when you move, a bag that provides optimal comfort, and a bag that has a stylish look and feel to it.
Traditional backpacks are often created out of nylon or canvas material. This gives backpacks and carry-on bags their durability. The “paq one” goes a step further with all the durability a high-quality bag needs with a look and feel that you can appreciate. We scouted the world’s textile looms from North Carolina to Vietnam searching for the perfect fabric and what we came up with was a Melange Grey Polyurethane with TPU backing. This gives the bag the durability that urban travelers and hikers need, while offering comfort, lighter weight, and protection against the elements. Paq bags sleek design helps eliminate the cumbersome movement that you would typically associate with such a large and roomy bag. It’s just a carry-on, but you sure can fit a lot of stuff inside.
For us at paq, a traveling carry-on backpack is just the start. We also offer a line of bags ranging from a durable, high quality and great looking camera bag to an ultra lightweight day pack, and a mud/smell isolating shoe bag. Paq bags signature is the backpack that converts to a duffle bag, but no matter the application our bags are meticulously designed, tested, and redesigned to be the best they can be.
Don’t be ordinary. Be paq extraordinary.
July 29, 2011
Matthew sews his first bag.
November 25-29, 2011
The buckle is invented. A CAD drawing is created and the first 3D printed prototype is made.
March 01, 2013
A provisional patent is filed for the rotating buckle.
2012 - 2013
The buckle goes through iterations. Production experts are consulted. Jensen finishes his Master’s degree.
January 28, 2014
Break testing begins on buckle design for maximum strength.
October 11, 2014
The first canvas backpack using the buckle is sewn by Jensen.
April 21, 2015
USPTO grants utility patent.
July 14, 2015
Design breakthrough: Smooth “organic” styling results in stronger, more aesthetic buckle.
May - July, 2016
The 2nd carry-on bag prototype is tested with extended trip to Peru. Based on feedback, final design is created.
July 14, 2015
Cordura Nylon shell is replaced by “Melange Grey Polyurethane with a TPU backing”.
October 8, 2016
Final bag design is created with new features, geometry and fabric.
October 29, 2016
Jensen goes to Vietnam to work with a legitimate and established bag company. Four more prototypes are created.
January 27, 2017
Final prototype arrives from Vietnam.
March 19, 2017
The company name is decided and the website goes live.
May 24, 2017
First 1,000 instagram followers!
October 24, 2017
Kickstarter campaign is launched.
November 1, 2017
Factory receives first large order.
March 10, 2018
Amazon receives bags. Order fulfillment begins.