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A Backpack With A Fold-Out Chair is the Traveller’s Best Friend

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If you’re going to the trouble of putting stuff in a backpack, it’s because you’ll be going somewhere relatively far and need to bring your things with you. It seems obvious, but thinking about it that way lets you realize that if you’re going somewhere far, on foot (hence the backpack and not a suitcase), there may then be times when you want to rest. Well, thanks to the Foldable Chair Backpack from Brando, you can do that comfortably just about anywhere: just fold the integrated chair our and sit. Boarding area is full and your flight is still one hour away? Just sit! Out hiking and realize your feet need a breather? Sit! The 47L capacity bag can fit a laptop up to 16 inches across, and will support a weight up to 220 lbs! The bag itself is fairly lightweight at roughly 3 lbs, and costs all of $75. The only weird thing seems to be the printed “I am play-king” slapped on the front; why this was done is anyone’s guess.

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This Backpack Is An Aquarium

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Kids carry books in their backpacks, or at least we think they still do… are school books even still made from dead trees? Anyway, they certainly won’t be carrying any of those in this $500 Aquarium Backpack from Etsy seller ‘uvproductionhouse’. It’s, well, exactly what the name suggests: an aquarium in the shape of a backpack. There’s precious little information on it, and we’re sort of doubting it’s even real. Wouldn’t the weight of the water distort what appears to be a clear plastic shell? Perhaps it’s just shaped to look like a backpack, when it’s in fact glass. That would make more sense and match the asking price. It’s claimed to be self-cleaning, and comes with goldfish, rocks, snails, and plants. Yeah… we’re totally calling shenanigans on this, but we won’t spend $500 to find out if we’re right.

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The Paxis Backpack Features A Handy Swingarm

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The Paxis Backpack is likely to appeal to any serious outdoors enthusiast. Its main claim to fame is that the lower third of the bag detaches from the upper portion and swings around to the front so you can access its contents without taking the whole thing off. Whether it’s your fishing lures, your first aid kit, or any other item that you’ll be needing on a more regular basis, having the option to access it without going through the trouble of removing everything, well, that’s just great.

– Interior tablet / hydration pocket
– 2 interior zippered pockets for small items
– Soft interior pocket for fragile item
– High visibility lining
– Exterior pocket for tripod/ski poles/ walking poles
– Exterior accessory pocketHighly water resistant fabric
– Waterproof zippers
– Free standing design
– Waterproof bottom

Of course we’re talking about a serious backpack, which comes with a pretty serious price tag at $236. Considering the features though, we figure this is reasonable.

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Pink Bulletproof Backpack Exists

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Do you have a terrible fear that your child might one day get shot in the back? It’s an awful thought, but it’s apparently one that occurred to a backpack manufacturer, who then decided to make a pink bulletproof backpack. It’s actually called Guard Dog Security ProShield Bulletproof Backpack and comes in both black and pink. It’s been tested against 9mm and .44 Magnum caliber rounds, and features a high-quality, lightweight Aramid construction. Weighing in at just 20 ounces, it’s not much heavier than a regular backpack, but will provide your child with protection in the section of their body containing their vital organs. At $152, it’s not exorbitantly priced.

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The SkySaver Backpack Is Your Lifeline Out Of A Burning Building

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We can’t imagine too many people think daily about what they’ll do if they ever have the misfortune of being caught in a burning building. It’s a terrifying thought, and we understandably don’t spend our waking hours thinking about all the horrible things that could happen to us. Still, if you’ve ever experienced this nightmare, or worry about it more than others, know that there may now be a product that can save you in such situations. The SkySaver backpack contains everything one would need to rappel down a building, in the scary case that the fire department is unable to get to you. There’s a body harness, a window anchor bolt (which needs to be pre-installed), and a special winch that will lower you no faster than 6.5 feet per second. It’s still fast, but not terribly so; you’re going to want to get out of Dodge quickly anyway, so don’t fret. Backpacks come in 80, 160, and 260 feet lengths, so you’ll want to get one that’s appropriate for the floor you live/work on. Costing $750, $800, and $850 respectively, they’ll be “available soon.”

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Wearable Ultra Slim Laptop Sleeve/Backpack

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We’re being unimaginative and are having trouble coming up with scenarios where you might need a product like this, but we suppose they exist. It’s a laptop sleeve you wear on your back. This Laptop Sleeve Backpack is made from neoprene and a breathable air mesh back panel, and fits computers in sizes 10″ to 15″. It’ll sit flush against your back, and is slim enough to fit under a jacket. There’s a tiny bit more storage to accommodate other things, like the laptop’s charger we suppose. The exterior is water resistant, which means don’t stick it under water but it’ll withstand some rain without soaking up your delicate electronics.

It’s $25.

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Movpack Is The World’s First Backpack Electric Vehicle

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Walking is for chumps. Ok, no, not really. Walking is great, but it’s nice to have options. If you need to commute, are traveling, or otherwise have the desire to carry some clothes and a laptop, while simultaneously not wanting to get too tired walking, Movpack is for you. It’s a backpack that carries an electric skateboard, which uses a hand-held remote for control. You get a 9 mile range at speeds up to 15mph, and once the battery is depleted, you can charge it back up in 2 hours. The wheels remain on the outside so that even if you’re out of power you can still roll it around on the ground if you don’t feel like keeping the weight on your shoulders. It’s not a whole lot of weight, incidentally, with the whole thing clocking in at 17lbs.

Convenience and mobility, however, don’t come cheap. The Super Early Bird pledge is $999, with expected retail to be at $2,000!

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OhGizmo! Review: The OGIO No Drag Mach 3 Motorcycling Backpack

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Riding around town on two wheels is an amazing experience, but it’s also one that inevitably causes you to compromise on many fronts. There’s no storage space on a motorcycle if you don’t have saddle bags, for instance, yet you might still want to bring stuff with you on your rides. Regular backpacks flop around in the wind at higher speeds and tend to become annoying after a while. We were looking for something designed specifically for riding; after some research, we settled on the above. We’ve spent the last few weeks testing the OGIO No Drag Mach 3 Backpack, and we’d like to spend the next few lines telling you about it. If you’re not in the mood for reading, out here we can tell you this much: it’s fantastic and well worth the money.

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Funnell Backpack Stores Easily Retractable Rain Jacket

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When you’re out for an extended period of time, you’re always running the risk of being caught in the rain. You’re not made of sugar, boy, so it ain’t so bad, right? But why get wet if you don’t have to? The Funnell backpack looks like any old regular bag, but it features a built-in waterproof jacket that you can pull out in seconds. The jacket covers both you and the backpack so you’re completely protected from that pesky rain.

Made primarily with motorcycle riders in mind, the Funnell is still perfect for the trekker, the cyclist or any outdoors enthusiast. It features several storage compartments, and is made from high quality materials. There’s a back protection panel, and a dedicated laptop compartment, as well as a a drainage tube that allows you to store your wet jacket back in the bag without worrying that it will get smelly.

It’s a $188 pledge to get yours, assuming the Kickstarter completes its funding goals.

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