FAQ

WHERE ARE ANVÄNDA PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED?

Our wallets are manufactured in Northern China. The travel kit & Bags are manufactured in southern China approx. 30 minutes north of Hong Kong.

WHAT IS PROPOSITION 65 AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO ANVÄNDA?

In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address growing concerns about exposure to certain chemicals, which requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in products. This warning appears on certain ANVÄNDA products in the form of the sticker or notice on the product for our California consumers.

HOW CAN I GET AN ANVÄNDA CATALOG?

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HOW CAN I GET A JOB AT ANVÄNDA?

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HOW CAN I WRITE A REVIEW ON ABOUT AN ANVÄNDA PRODUCT I PURCHASED?

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HOW DO I REQUEST AN ANVÄNDA STICKER?

We appreciate your interest in showing your ANVÄNDA pride. We ship stickers with all orders.

HOW DO I KNOW IF A WEBSITE IS SELLING LEGITIMATE ANVÄNDA PRODUCT?

Nobody is more passionate about making sure that your ANVÄNDA is the real deal than we are. Shop ANVÄNDA.com worry free or contact us here to get a list of ANVÄNDA authorized dealers.

I BOUGHT A COUNTERFEIT PRODUCT OR DID NOT GET ANY PRODUCT AFTER MY CARD WAS CHARGED, WHAT DO I DO?

We suggest starting with the company you purchased from, but in the event they're not willing to work with you, we suggest reporting all fraudulent charges to your bank as well as notifying the Better Business Bureau. For future ANVÄNDA purchases, shop ANVÄNDA.com or contact us for a list of authorized dealers.

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You can check your domestic order status and details by using our Order Status Form or by by logging in to your account.

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We attempt to process and ship your order as quickly as possible. Please contact us as quickly as soon as possible if you need to modify or cancel your order. We are unable to cancel or modify upon your behalf after the order has shipped.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY ORDER?

Please allow 1-5 business days for your order to be processed. Most shipments will take an additional 1-7 business days. See our Shipping Policy for more information.

WILL I BE CHARGED FOR A PRODUCT THAT DID NOT SHIP?

You will only be charged for a product once it has shipped.

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WHAT IS ANVÄNDA'S PRICE ADJUSTMENT POLICY?

We do not offer credits or refunds for price adjustments and will not price match competitors or dealers.

CAN I BUY A GIFT CARD?

ANVÄNDA currently does not offer gift cards.

WHY DO I SEE MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS ON MY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD FOR THE SAME ORDER?

ANVÄNDA will authorize your card at the time of purchase, but you won't be charged until your order ships. Multiple transactions may be a result of this initial authorization and will fall off automatically, however, if you continue to see that charge or funds are removed, contact us.

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Once you add your ANVÄNDA items to your shopping cart, you can enter your promo code under View Cart or on the Check Out page under the Payment section. Be sure your code has been applied before submitting your order.

HOW DO I PLACE A BULK ORDER?

For all orders over 100 units, please fill out our Corporate Sales contact form.

WHAT IS A A Great F*cking Bag AND WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

Most other bag straps are boring plastic buckles. Their little sh*tty plastic pieces break more often; they convey a cheap appearance, don’t feel good in the hand; and they are awkward and time consuming to interchange.

  • A Great F*cking Bag is made from the strongest and smartest materials:
  • High Quality Soft Italian Leather/ Vegetarian Leather (optional)
  • Heavy Duty Canvas outer
  • Silver Infused Antibacterial lining
  • Top-quality zippers
  • Unique multi-strap design
These are just some of the features, you didn’t think we were done did you?:

Nobody is more passionate about making sure that your ANVÄNDA is the real deal than we are. Shop ANVÄNDA.com worry free or contact us here.

  • A spacious interior compartment for Laptop up to 15” and other personal items
  • A bottom compartment for wet items — for example gym shorts
  • Key ring loop so you never have to go fishing for lost keys
  • Reflective Waterproof Cover - safety element stay safe in city/ biking/hiking
  • An easy access outer pocket for handy items
  • A stealth mode hidden interior pocket for hiding valuables.

But the main feature is a nice large pocket to put your sh*t in.

HOW BIG IS THE GFB?

Använda Large GFB has a 27 liter capacity. Normal size is 17 Liters.
You can find a detailed sketch and dimensions here.

HOW MUCH DOES AGFB BACKPACK WEIGH?

Good question, here are the specs:
Anvanda Large
These are the sizes for the great f*cking bags:
Anvanda Large
H50cm = 19.7in
W43cm = 16.9in
Weight is:
1 kg = 2.2 Lbs. Large: 1.2 kg = 2.6 Lbs.
Anvanda
Anvanda Standard
H38cm = 15in
W30cm = 12in

Is there a pocket for my water bottle?

Behind the leather section on the front of the bag is a pocket which can you can put Your water bottle, or growler, or whatever you choose.

IS THERE A LAPTOP SLEEVE IN THE BACKPACK?

Yes Använda normal bag has a 13” sleeve and the large has a 15” laptop sleeve.

Can I also use this for hiking or is it just a city bag?

My colleague is 6ft and he took it with his Girlf on the hike up to Machu Picchu (they didn’t take the bus), by the end of the trip they were fighting on who gets to use it. I have personally taken it to climb Ometepe the smaller of the two volcanoes in Nicaragua it was an 8 hour hike. The sole of my timbos fell apart, I got attacked by giant ants, but the bag came through with flying colors.
As for the straps the good thing about it is you can change on the fly to a messenger. So if you get tired of carrying it on both shoulders you can switch to sling. If you feel the need for padded straps we will offer our backers at the end of the campaign.
In the bottom of the bag is an extra compartment for reflective rain cover. Sometimes when hiking the weather suddenly turns, or perhaps ,as a safety concern, you need people to see you when it gets dark. I don’t believe there is a more versatile but at the same time simple bag on the market. So no it's good for hiking, it's f*cking great for hiking.

What is the difference between Leather and the Vegetarian Leather?

The trim and the square section on the right side. Both materials are durable. Some people prefer non leather for religious or other reasons. The vegetarian leather a.k.a. pleather looks similar to leather but feels different.
Most of us in the office prefer the luxury of soft leather but give you the option to decide.

Is the bag water resistant?

For most of us this is our everyday carry & we didn't want to use harsh chemicals. Instead of coating the bag, we designed a removable reflective rain cover in the bottom compartment.

How stain resistance is the bag?

I accidentally marked up my bag a few weeks ago, i was f*cking devastated. They only gave me one company issued bag, so you can imagine how i was feeling.
I left it on the sofa a few days and then went to the sink and took so soap and water…walla! It came out. With mild soap and water you will be fine.
For bag ♥'ers:
If you get the leather version , which I have, Dampen a lint-free cloth with cool water and wipe clean. Start from the top and wipe -- do not rub -- while moving downward. Refrain from saturating it; let everything air-dry. Buff with a lint-free cloth dampened with leather cleaner and conditioner.

Can use it as a camera bag?

Yes you sure can. Take the anvanda bag put a camera in it and BAM! - you have a great f*cking camera bag. If only it were that easy. We are some picture loving, backpack wearing, urban travel fanatics. The last thing we want to do is mess up our awesome dslr by not having the right gear.
We designed an Använda waterproof/shockproof camera bag insert for dslr and slr cameras, you know so you don't f*ck your camera up. For more info click here

Nice bag but it would be even better with a sternum/ cross strap.

Ok technically this is not a question but really?
"Nice bag"?
We don't make nice, we make f*cking great.
So you're one of those bike messengers, motorcyclist, or perhaps even a skateboarder? Reflective rain cover not enough for you, now you want sternum straps!?
Damn right we have a cross strap,
The strap snaps into the bottom hooks if you need uber stability.

IS THE GFB TSA-CERTIFIED TO CARRY ON?

The GFB is carry-on compatible for Almost airlines. Each airline has their own policy so please check before traveling with your GFB*. NOTE we have traveled with over 30 different airlines and never had a problem.

*ANVÄNDA is not responsible for damage caused by airlines.

WHAT IS AN ANVÄNDA® TRAVEL KIT & WHY SHOULD I GET ONE?

Because it looks cool and you can organize your sh*t when traveling , something I wish Tim would do more of.

WHAT ARE THE FEATURES?

I thought you would ever ask:
- Signature antibacterial liner (because how else are you going to kill bacteria creepin' onto your toothbrush?)
- Airplane carry-on approved
- internal mesh storage sleeve
- waterproof zipper
- detailed main compartment
- good Capacity and Nice Shape - helps organize shaving cream, knives, bottles, toothbrush, floss, tie clips and other small items.
- unisex, perfect for students to use as pen/pencil stationery Pouch Bag
- front zippered pocket with leather pull.

HOW DURABLE IS IT?

Our travel kits have a limited lifetime guarantee. We have tested our products in the harshest of conditions and guarantee against manufacturing defects.

WHAT IS THE SIZE?

No matter your trip Använda® Travel Kit has you covered.
Product Dimensions:
6"(H) x 9.5"(W) x 4.5"(D), 5 LITERS
15.24 X 24 X 11.5 CM

WHAT IS AN ANVÄNDA CAMERA INSERT?

It’s for people who want to have a camera bag but don’t want it to be obvious they are carrying expensive equipment.
It’s for people who love their GFB and want to transport their camera as well.
It’s for people.

WHAT ARE THE FEATURES?

Fits perfectly into the bottom of both Large and Normal Använda Bag.
Or you can carry it solo by the handle or by purchasing a long strap.
Bottom is extra thick to protect your camera from shock.
- 7 Pockets
BODIES: Compact DSLR Mirrorless
LENSES: Holds 2-3
MATERIAL: Waterproof nylon

WHAT ARE THE SPECS?

Product Dimensions:
Exterior:
10 x 7.5 x 5 in
25 x 19 x 12 cm

WHY DO I NEED THE SHOULDER PADS?

You don’t, unless you regularly carry heavy loads or have sensitive shoulders.
The pads are specifically dimensioned for Använda GFB.

WHICH COLOR SHOULD I CHOOSE?

We recommend getting brown shoulder pads with brown leather bags and black
Shoulder pads with black leather bags but feel free to choose.

WHAT KIND OF LEATHER IS IT?

Italian crazyhorse leather

DO THEY CARDS SLIDE OUT?

Yes there is a lever at the bottom of the wallet for easy control.

HOW MANY CARDS DOES IT HOLD?

In the beginning 5 cards hold in the RFID protector and 2 on each side.
Like all good leathers, once you break the sides in you will be able to hold 4 Instead of 2 in each side.

WHAT ARE THE SPECS?

Product Dimensions:
3.8 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches
101x 66 x 22 mm
Weight: 70g 2.4 ounces

CHEST STRAP

Q. How do I put it on?

A. The chest strap attaches to the piping on the shoulder pads. Make sure you attach from the top of shoulder pads and push towards the bottom.

To use the chest straps and see how they look once attached,check this video link:

Chest Strap Installation Video:

Troubleshoot Chest Strap Installation:

use a phillips head and twist slowly to create a wider gap:

 


Strap/Buckle

How do I wear the bag

A:Hey there ,

 

 

Here are 4 ways to use straps, but there are no fucking rules. You can come up with many more different ways to use the straps, we will allow it.

STRAP COMFORT

If you are having discomfort just adjust the individual straps. If you wish, you can also wear it as a sling/messenger bag.

We have a lot of feedback from backers saying they love the shoulder pads but if you have any particular color wishes please put them here

What is the difference between Leather and Vegetarian Leather?

The trim and the square section on the right side. Both materials are durable. Some people prefer non leather for religious or other reasons. The vegetarian leather a.k.a. pleather looks similar to leather but feels different.
Most of us in the office prefer the luxury of soft leather but give you the option to decide.

Is it water resistant?

For most of us this is our everyday carry & we didn’t want to use harsh chemicals. Instead of coating the bag, we designed a removable reflective rain cover in the bottom compartment

Can I use this as a camera bag?

Yes you sure can. Take the anvanda bag put a camera in it and BAM! - you have a great f*cking camera bag. If only it were that easy. We are some picture loving, backpack wearing, urban travel fanatics. The last thing we want to do is mess up our awesome dslr by not having the right gear, so we created an anvanda waterproof/shockproof camera bag insert for dslr and slr cameras, you know so you don't f*ck your camera up.

I am Vegan, are you vegan?

Well, schucks. If you mean "you" as in me writing this. No I am not vegan, my colleague is though, which is what lead to us making a vegan version of the bag. ☮

How stain resistant is this great f*cking bag?

i accidentally marked up my bag a few weeks ago, i was f*cking devastated. They only gave me one company issued bag, so you can imagine how i was feeling.
I left it on the sofa a few days and then went to the sink and took so soap and water…walla! It came out. With mild soap and water you will be fine.

For bag ♥'ers:

If you get the leather version , which I have, Dampen a lint-free cloth with cool water and wipe clean. Start from the top and wipe -- do not rub -- while moving downward. Refrain from saturating it; let everything air-dry. Buff with a lint-free cloth dampened with leather cleaner and conditioner.

I want a large quantity of bags (10+) can you provide us with any discounts?

We generally do not discount our bags but just shoot us a message with the following details and we will get back to you on pricing and details.

1. What style of bags do you want to order ?

2. How many orders in EACH style ?

3. Will they all be shipped to the same address ?

Can you make this bag in <fill your color option here> color?

We are still evaluating adding more colors, if we do decide we will let our backers know. Please drop us a suggestion

IDEA SUBMISSION

LEGAL SH*T

UNSOLICITED SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

You got a great f*cking idea? Then let us know about it. Here is some things our lawyers made us write. The undersigned is submitting information to ANVÄNDA including, but not limited to text, writings, suggestions, photographs, graphics, images, videos, inventions, discoveries, ideas, slogans, copyrighted materials, trademarked materials, trade dress, data, prototypes, and/or the like (collectively "Information") relating to

It is understood and agreed that by submitting a submission you are presenting all Information to ANVANDA on a strictly non-confidential basis. No express or implied confidential relationship is or will be established by ANVANDA's consideration or use of the Information. Except to the extent that the Information is protected by applicable patent laws, there are no restrictions whatsoever placed on ANVANDA's rights to use, disclose, modify or copy the Information in any manner. The undersigned does not grant ANVANDA, or any of its related or affiliated companies, any rights under any patent which has been obtained or may be obtained in the future on the Information. The undersigned will make no claim against and hereby releases all claims against ANVANDA and/or any of its related or affiliated companies with respect to any Information, including but not limited to, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret or confidential information infringement and/or misappropriation, except for infringement of any valid patent held by the undersigned and of which ANVANDA has actual written notice.
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The foregoing may not be changed or waived except in writing signed by an officer of ANVANDA and shall apply to any additional information presented subsequent to the original information. ANVANDA is under no obligation whatsoever to return any material submitted by the undersigned.
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Care Instructions

( Note all bags come with Care Tags outside of the bag & care instructions inside the bag)

Clean the leather with a damp (but not wet) cloth /Occasional Leather conditioner for bags

Clean the artificial leather with a damp (but not wet) cloth /Occasional Leather conditioner for bags

Follow the directions on the bottle when using any leather impregnating sprays

We strongly recommend to take AGFB to a professional leather cleaner if needed.

The canvas can be cleaned with soap and water. Do not put AGFB in the washing machine.