Man-Pack on Shark Tank
Man Pack Backpacks - Episode 608 - 11-7-2014
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 crowdfunding capital. Aaron went back to Kickstarter just a few months ago raising additional capital for the Man Pack Platinum made with premium leather. That crowdfunding 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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