Newly launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter is a modular, ‘transformable’ backpack called VENQUE Transformer A. The team behind the product describes Transformer A as an ‘advanced backpack’ that can be transformed into various types of bags, including a camera backpack, a messenger bag, and a ‘travel pro’ bag. Among the backpack’s many features is an expandable camera bag that is separate from the main component.
VENQUE designed the Transformer A to meet a variety of needs in different situations and environments, and the end result is a bag with built-in USB charging, a hidden compartment for expensive electronics like laptops, a dedicated compartment for a tripod or water bottle, straps to hold a yoga mat, as well as anti-theft features, a secure buckle, YKK zippers, and an RFID security pocket.
The expandable camera bag can be used as part of the main backpack or separately as a smaller, lighter day pack. Transformer A measures 47 x 34 x 16.5cm (18.5 x 13.4 x 6.5in) and weighs 0.7kg (1.5lbs), while the camera bag measures 25 x 23 x 7.6cm (10 x 9 x 3in) and weighs 0.3kg (0.7lbs). VENQUE doesn’t estimate how much camera gear the expandable bag can accommodate, though one image shows it with a Sony a7 body, one lens, and a couple camera accessories.
The company is currently offering the Transformer A backpack as a reward to backers who pledge at least $239 CAD / $177 USD for the campaign. Shipping to backers is estimated to start this August.