How many times have you been out on the trail and couldn’t be bothered to take a photo or grab a drink of water because you didn’t want to stop and remove your pack? Now you don’t need to. The Wolffepack enables you to get inside your pack without ever taking it off.

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The Wolffepack Swinging Backpack

Wolffepack

How many times have you been out on the trail and couldn’t be bothered to take a photo or grab a drink of water because you didn’t want to stop and remove your pack? Now you don’t need to. The Wolffepack enables you to get inside your pack without ever taking it off.

Invented by David Wolffe, the unique Wolffepack design connects the bag part of the pack to the straps on your shoulders using cords. These cords can be released to allow the pack to separate from the straps and then revolve around to the front of your body and back again. A locking and releasing system on the right shoulder strap enables you to swing the bag where and when you like. Just think–no more having to fully remove your pack when you get on the ski lift.

The system uses three Dyneema cords anchored at separate points on the pack bag to keep it stable and securely held to your back when raised, without any swinging. The cords can pull a load of over 300 kg (661 lb), more than enough for a typical backpack. You can check out the Wolffepack in action below.

At launch, the Wolffepack will be available in two models–the sleek Metro for more urban situations and the lighter Escape for outdoor use. The capacity of the Metro is approximately 22 L and the Escape is approximately 18 L. Both packs feature a padded laptop and tablet sleeve, organizer pockets, and key hooks. The Escape adds reflective details, compression straps, and daisy chain webbing for external attachment points.

The planned retail price is £125, but for a pledge £85 on Kickstarter, you can pre-order your Wolffepack now. Delivery is expected in May 2015.

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