We challenged ourselves to create the perfect 24/7 bag, and we wanted to test the product directly to real customers – so we launched the #LiveFree Backpack on Kickstarter.

We can’t say thank you enough to those early adopter backers who pledged in advance, and helped us reach our funding goal in just 44 hours.

After fulfilling the Kickstarter orders – we’re very proud to introduce the #LiveFree Backpack to the wider world; meet the ultimate Knomo.

The #LiveFree Backpack is a culmination of our focus on the ‘new normal’ mobile lifestyles, and the thousands of reviews and comments we have received from customers on the move.

Smart enough for meetings, durable enough to take away on weekends and packed with cutting-edge technology.

The #LiveFree Backpack is the ultimate companion for work, travel and play.

#LiveFree_ Kickstarter_Knomo_Backpack_Laptop_Bag_Best_Design_technology The #LiveFree Backpack, now available at www.knomo.com


Made from British Millerain canvas:

Most backpacks are simply not designed to cope with everyday use. We wanted the #LiveFree Backpack to stand up to the worst weather conditions, so we’ve collaborated with British Millerain, based in Yorkshire, creators of the original water-repellent waxed canvas: patented in 1893 to be used for ship sails.

Our fabric – 'Chera 12oz' – is a British-made, heavy-duty cotton canvas that undergoes a bespoke waxing process to repel driving rain. With tried and tested protection like this, your belongings will always remain dry, safe inside the #LiveFree Backpack.

#LiveFree_ Kickstarter_Knomo_Backpack_Laptop_Bag_Best_Leather_Waterproof Water-repellent, British Millerain canvas


Never lose track of your bag with Chipolo:

When you’re on the move, your bag becomes your most valued possession. With the #LiveFree Backpack you’ll never worry about losing your belongings again.

We’ve partnered with Chipolo, who make the world’s loudest Bluetooth tracker. Each backpack comes with a free Chipolo tracker disc, that pairs with a free app so that you can always see the last place you had your bag. If you’ve lost your bag nearby, you can ring it to emit a loud sound or simply look on the in-app map.

You can also take advantage of the Chipolo community and have your tracker talk to other nearby users and automatically notify you of the last known location of your bag.

To find out how to use your Chipolo in full detail - read our guide here.

#LiveFree_ Kickstarter_Knomo_Backpack_Laptop_Bag_Best_Bluetooth The #LiveFree Backpack with Chipolo tracking disc inside


What did the Press say?

“The #LiveFree contains compartments designed for pretty much every daily item you can think to carry.” Carryology

“The techy bag we’ve always wanted.” Gizmodo

“For a daily commuter bag, it seems just about perfect.” CNET

“Knomo’s bag of dreams has wireless charging, location tracking, is waterproof and more.” The Memo

“The best tech bag we’ve seen yet.” Chip Chick

“Knomo seem to have thought of pretty much everything to ease the day of remote workers and frequent travellers.” T3


#LiveFree_ Kickstarter_Knomo_Backpack_Laptop_Bag_Best_Leather_Comfortable The #LiveFree Backpack, natural vegetable tan leather grab handle

#LiveFree Backpack features deep dive:

15.6” laptop compartment: Keep your laptop separate from the main body of the bag, so it's safe and easy to access, especially at airport security. The laptop compartment is packed with springy EVA foam, with an extra layer of padded spacer mesh, to protect your device from bumps and scratches. This compartment also incorporates a secondary padded slip pocket, designed to hold a 10" tablet or e-reader.

Cable management: Specially designed elastic straps are built into the main compartment to keep cables tidy and tangle free. There are also two additional mesh zip pockets found on the main flap and front organiser panel, perfect for storing headphones or loose cables.

Padded shoulder straps: Ergonomically designed with a refined style to look after your back and shoulders. Constructed from hard-wearing, herringbone weave nylon and filled with springy EVA foam, the shoulder straps are comfortable without looking bulky, and are perfectly placed to distribute weight evenly.

Quick release buckles: We created custom-made quick release buckles, intuitively designed to adjust to your frame.

Secure fast closure G-clips: Bespoke G-shaped hardware keeps the main flap closed tight. Held in place through the leather loops, the hooks can be easily released for quick access to the main compartment.

Side pockets: One side pocket is designed to perfectly fit the DropGo charging system, and the other side pocket to attach your keys and carry a 500ml water bottle.

Air-flow back panel: A two-part system to provide the most comfortable wear and allow a constant flow of air between the #LiveFree Backpack and your body.

Ergonomic grab handle: Bespoke Knomo design that’s been refined over time to give the most comfortable grip possible, crafted from a single piece of vegetable tan leather.

Pocket with RFID blocking: Essential for storing contactless bank cards and passports so that you won't have to worry about identity theft.

Dimensions: Height: 410mm, Width: 330mm, Depth: 210mm

Capacity: 19.5 litres

Weight: 1.36kg

Materials: ‘Millerain’ waxed cotton canvas with natural, vegetable tan leather details.


The #LiveFree Backpack is available in Black or Navy canvas for £249.00 / €269.00 / $269.00

See the #LiveFree Backpack in full detail here.

#LiveFree_ Kickstarter_Knomo_Backpack_Laptop_Bag_Best_Design_Style The #LiveFree Backpack