The Splitwing in action: the bag arrives folded as flat as possible, and the user then follows directions on the back of the wings, folding them out and into pockets anchored with velcro to create the necessary structure for the 100L Splitroller.
Initial shaping explored in PE foam in order to pull patterns for a first sample. I built several handles before landing on the final direction.
Absent an in-house testing lab, we took it on ourselves to test the durability of new wheel hardware, launching the bag from height loaded with paper catalogs!
The smaller sibling to the Splitroller continues the design language; purposeful and clean.
Dakine Splitroller

The challenge here was to take one of the best selling products at the company, and figure out how to make it collapsible.
Collapsibility was beneficial for the company in that more bags could fit in a shipping container from the factory, and a benefit to consumers because a 100 liter bag could now be stored under a bed or in a closet.
We also focused on durability, and chose (and tested) robust hardware, protected the zippers with covered panels, and reinforced the grab handles.

Freelance, Full-time, Moonlighting
Graeme Wagoner
Industrial Designer - Softgoods Seattle, WA