Man-Pack on Shark Tank
The Man Pack invented by Army Veteran Aaron Tweedie, is coming to the Shark Tank in this Special Veterans Episode 608 with a modernized version of packs themselves. It's not a man purse or even a backpack, its a Man Pack helping you stay organized and always "prepared for anything" in the modernized world. The more I keep learning about the packs design with a single quick-release strap, this could make one heck of a survival pack that looks a lot more comfortable carrying over long distances.
Aaron took his idea what a Real Man Pack should look like to Kickstarter in June 2013 with a $40,000.00 goal. The campaign successfully ended with over $47,000.00 in pledges from over 600 backers. Part of what made Tweedie's campaign successful and eventually landed him on the Shark Tank Show was a variety of Man Pack Video's professionally produced and very entertaining to watch. The big question is, what exactly does Aaron Tweedie carry in his Man-Pack?
Yes, no doubt about it, the Sharks are going to have their hands-full with this successful Kickstarter entrepreneur. Especially when they learn the Man Pack's had two successful rounds of crowd funding capital. Aaron went back to Kickstarter just a few months ago raising additional capital for the Man Pack Platinum made with premium leather. That crowd funding campaign also successfully closed raising an additional $25,000.00 out of a $10,000.00 goal.
The Man Pack website currently has For Sale the Man-Pack Classic, Classic 2.0 and the 2.0 XL available in three different colors. Among the several different sized compartments, is a concealed weapon for those legal to carry one in public. You can also buy Bulletproof Inserts and Clipboards for the Man Pack, which makes for a rather interesting accessory. If they only made a Camouflage Pack for the thousands of people who "already" carry survival or emergency packs, could potentially open up a huge untapped market with a few modifications. Maybe even a bright orange Man Pack for Hunters might be a good idea, especially the bulletproof insert part. :-)
Man Pack before Shark Tank UpdateI wasn't sure where this article was going when I first heard the name "Man Pack" and maybe had a few preconceived ideas of a new type of man purse appearing on the Shark Tank. But I have to admit, this is a clever new pack design giving you access to "everything" in your pack without needing to take it off. This alone solves the #1 problem with most pack designs, not to mention a much more comfortable way to carry everything in your pack.
It's interesting Aaron Tweedie also started a third Kickstarter campaign earlier this summer for the "Kid-Pack" with a similar design as the Man-Pack. The campaign was abruptly canceled, which was also when Shark Tank Season 6 auditions were taking place. Do the Sharks have other plans investing in the Kid Pack and roll them out on a national level? What about a "Woman's Pack" as I'm sure they'd also prefer this to a bulky unorganized purse.
See if the Man Pack gets a deal on the Shark Tank this Friday night, November 7th, in the Special Veteran's Episode #608.
Good Luck Aaron inside the Shark Tank, If you ever make a camouflage version, I'll be first in line!
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