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Our Story

Cancha was founded by professional tennis player, Jack Oswald, after many years on the road and in the skies. While he loved the rush of competing on court, Jack was frustrated that he had to drag around so many different bags. Over the years, he acquired suitcases, carry ons, tennis bags and backpacks – and none of them lasted more than a few months.

Jack began to wonder: why isn’t there one bag that I can adapt for any trip or activity? One that isn’t just versatile, but durable enough to keep up with an active, travel-hungry lifestyle?

The Dream

Jack wanted an adaptable pack that could hold his racquets and that last minute pair of tennis shoes, but then he began to envision a product that would go beyond his own needs. A bag that would be compact enough for a day touring around a new city, but could expand to accommodate a week of roadtripping. One that was rugged enough to withstand being thrown around a luggage carousel a million times or join a thrill seeker on a mountain peak.

Jack imagined a bag which, through its uniquely adaptable and customizable design, would be totally personal to each user and act as the perfect tool to help them achieve their goals.

The Action

In order for Cancha backpacks to become the essential travel companion, we knew that they had to stand up to whatever was thrown at them. To get there, we drew from the most technologically advanced manufacturing processes, as well as developing our own unique modular attachment system, which far surpasses the competition in speed and ease of use.

In order for Cancha backpacks to become the essential travel companion, we knew that they had to stand up to whatever was thrown at them. To get there, we drew from the most technologically advanced manufacturing processes, as well as developing our own unique modular attachment system, which far surpasses the competition in speed and ease of use.

The Bag

 

We wanted our Cancha packs to stand out from the crowd, so we selected unique colour combinations and design elements that the industry had never seen before. Throughout our research and development, we went through countless prototypes to get our pack just right.

 

Each time we got a new version, Jack would trial the bag in the best way that he could: by taking it with him on tour around the world. With each journey and every match, he would test it to ensure that it could withstand the rigours of the professional tennis circuit.

We didn’t stop there, though – all along our design journey, we got independent testers to provide feedback, which we used to improve our products until we were all 100% happy. As a result, Cancha’s tried and tested packs are built to follow you to the ends of the earth…however you want to get there.

Our Environmental Commitment

We believe that it is the duty of startups to pave the way for a sustainable, environmentally friendly future and set an example to existing legacy brands. We take this on as a serious responsibility. 

 

  • We source our main fabric from Bluesign® accredited suppliers, so you know that your Cancha Bag is being manufactured in a sustainable manner. 
  • We are privileged members of 1% for The Planet: In doing so, we pledge to donate 1% of our revenue – gross revenue, not just profit – to a group of certified environmental non-profits.

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