Once we have looked recently at the Bobby backpack it’s worth to take a look at another, completely different backpack concept. While Bobby stands for the safety of your backpack contents, the makers of VERTEPAC have more the safety of you own back in focus.
Basically, backpacks have not really developed in the last 1000 years. Ok, eventually someone came up with the idea that a waist belt could be good for the comfort. Nevertheless, most of the load lasts usually still somehow on your shoulders. And even if you have your backpack properly adjusted and the weight is carried by the hip, it is still limitating the freedom of movement due to the two carriers.
I won’t mention how many backpacks come along with no or ridiculously thin waist belt here.
Here comes VERTEPAC into play. The idea of it is, that by equipping the backpack with its own spine, attached to the comfortable wide waist belt the weight is really held by your hips. On this substructure the actual bag is then placed. On the one hand the bag will get quite a high carrying flexibility and secondly you will be also able to quickly replace the actual bag.
So VERTEPAC is finally a true modular system that can be adapted to the current application. And yes, sometimes you don’t have to cross the Arctic but only wants to cycle to work.
The spine structure has incidentally also the advantage that in this way, at least theoretically, only a relatively small area of contact between back and backpack comes. Might be beneficial for the carrying-air and may avoid occasional drops of sweat.
So at first glance the backpack seems to me a very interesting idea. So if you thinks that too, you may check back tomorrow or take a look at Kickstarter. Then starts the campaign and I would not be surprised if you can shoot an interesting Early Bird.
A link to the campaign and one or two other details I will supply later here after the launch of the campaign.
Vertepac is now live and can be supported at kickstarter. One thing first: It is not cheap. So all “I just take the backpack to ride to the bakery” customers are out of the game. The target group are people who are traveling a lot with a backpack.
The following bags are to have:
- XTR.18 Sports Bag – Weight: 620 g • Volume: 18 L • Dimensions: 51 x 31 x 19 cm
• XTR.35 Sports Bag – Weight: 750 g • Volume: 35 L • Dimensions: 66 x 30 x 21 cm
• AQ.25 WATERPROOF Bag – Weight: 400 g • Volume: 25 L • Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 30 cm
• URB.30 URBAN Pac – Weight: 850 g • Volume: 30 L • Dimensions: 51 x 30 x 21 cm
The Early Bird for XTR.35 starts with about € 300 plus ship, taxes and so on. For the other prices it’s best if you look directly at kickstarter. While the price are some kind of high, they are completely justified. Just take a look at the construction and the effort to build up such kind of backpack.
In the long term there are also other backpacks planned. From 45L hiking backpack to Fototasche everything is conceivable.