21 December 2006

Getting your own back, back

What every backpack needs, it seems, is bungees. Carefully springing a backpack reduces the vertical travel (as percieved by your body) to about one-fifth the directly-connected values. Puts a spring into your step, that does.

For example, a person able to carry 48 pounds in a static backpack can carry 60 pounds in a bungee backpack, and can also run more comfortably.

Lightning Packs LLC is now working on reducing the total weight of the backpack, & developing a light-weight “daypack” version.

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