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Ultimatum Bag

Kickstarter moguls return with the last bag you'll need.

Disclaimer: All reviews contain subjective opinions of the NANZA team.

 [Funding Status

Pledges: $422,723 (as of Jan 18, 2023)

Live until: Jan 27, 2023

@ 10:00 AM (PST)

 [Reward Price] 

Super Early Bird: $265

(40% off retail) * Shipping fee not included

 [Estimated Shipping Time] 

Apr 2023

 NANZA Tl;dr 

VERY compartmentalized & ergonomic. Looks like it’ll last you a lifetime. But how much can it really fit as an all-purpose bag? 🤔



  • Length - 43 cm / 16.9 inch 

  • Width - 31 cm / 12.2 inch

  • Depth - 10.5 cm / 4.2 inch

  • Depth Expanded - 17 cm / 7.1 inch


Normally 14L but up to 22.6L when expanded. The average carry-on bag’s capacity is about 30-50L.


Color options

Black & olive, Rum, or Black. Now an add-on of the Vintage Saffiano (dark brown leather) available.


Rum and Black: 1.4kg / 3.08 lbs

Black & olive: 1.2kg / 2.65 lbs


As stated in their FAQ: "premium full-grain cowhide leather with with a semi-aniline finish."

Modular Add-on Bags (each +$45)

  • Smart Organizer: a mini-briefcase for your laptop and smaller essentials

  • Compression Cube: a compact option to fit more clothes

  • Camera / Food Cube: quick pocket-like access for on the go

Reward Price

The best deal puts the Ultimatum Bag at $265, which is 40% off retail price of $445.



Shipping rates are said to be calculated after the campaign ends. But they shared estimates to start from $15 for the US, $18 for the EU, and $21 for the rest of the world.

 What We Love 

1. Versatility At its Finest

Thanks to its versatile and flexible design, it works as a backpack, messenger, or a briefcase, depending on how you hold it. Truly the best of all worlds.

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It’s also expandable, which is a big plus.

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2. A Place for Everything.

It has any type of pocket you can think of (maybe except for a water bottle). But I’m not complaining. In this age of “work from anywhere,” the more compartments, the better!

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 What We Don't 

1. Opens Like a Suitcase.

With the way that it's designed, it requires you to lay your bag flat on the floor before opening up the flap wide, like a suitcase, as opposed to just unzipping the top half. This isn't the best scenario for when you're looking for something in the middle of the streets.

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2. A Jack of All Trades or Master of None?

The bag seems extremely versatile at first glance. But it's also one of those situations where mayhaps it's not perfect for any occasion at the same time? For example, as a prime hoarder, it's a little too small for our personal liking.

 Is it Worth it? 

It’s not for everyone. If you work from home all the time, or you plan to use this as a one-stop solution for your travels. We'll save you the trouble – don't get it. 

But if you're a self-claimed minimalist who likes staying uber-organized, or you're on short business trips often, this may be it. At the end of the day, a bag must serve its functional purpose.

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