I just launched bagcuration.com. A while back I was looking for a new backpack, and was actually browsing for weeks to come up with a decent shortlist. There’s just so much out there. Bag Curation was built to help people find the best bag for them.
It’s still very much an MVP, only containing black backpacks for now. Next steps will be to add more colors and different back types (travel bags, totes, etc.). Beyond that I haven’t given it that much thought, so any input you have here is much appreciated!
There is no business model behind it for now. I just thought this was something that should exist. I won’t be doing affiliate links for the foreseeable future. Since I really want this to be an independent platform, as opposed to advertisements disguised as "The 10 best backpacks of 2019" and friends.
Some technical background for those interested:
I started out collecting data in Airtable (https://airtable.com), which I then pulled into Gatsby (https://gatsbyjs.org). This setup actually works really well and was a joy to develop with. Hosting and form handling is covered by Netlify (https://netlify.com), which works together with Gatsby seamlessly.
All the tools mentioned above are really well documented. So whenever I ran into an issue, there was usually a Github issue or community article to help me out. The other upside is that you can run the above stack totally for free, which is amazing.
Anyway, thanks for reading! Happy to answer any product- or technical questions you might have, and would love to hear any feedback of what you would like to see next 👏