This ergonomic urban-friendly backpack was co-designed with chiropractors to support your spine




Remember the 9 out of 10 dentists that recommend Oral-B’s toothbrushes? This is like that… but instead, it’s a backpack that’s recommended for your back.

Meet the Symmetry S1, a backpack that was designed slightly differently than you’d normally expect. Most backpacks are designed to fulfill a certain purpose… A functional purpose, a scenario purpose, an aesthetic purpose. The Symmetry S1, however, was made to also be a bag your back loved carrying. Designed with inputs from chiropractors, the S1 is a stylish, functional backpack that you can wear forever without feeling the fatigue. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it the orthopedic shoes of the backpack world, but the S1 wasn’t just designed to suit your lifestyle, it was designed to also suit your body.

Designer: Taylor Sitton of Symmetry Backpacks

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The Symmetry S1 comes with a versatile-looking aesthetic that works in both formal as well as informal settings. As its name suggests, it sports a symmetrical design that’s ambidextrous and pleasing to look at, and comes made from high-quality materials including a twill nylon body, a ballistic nylon base, full-grain leather accents on the straps and handles, and memory-foam cushioning inside the straps and the lumbar support. The memory foam lining within the straps takes loads of pressure off your shoulders and back, and the form-fitting design of the backpack clings to you as you walk, improving your posture and preventing you from slouching or your spine from feeling the weight of the bag with each step.

The makers behind the Symmetry S1 backpack realized that while everyone was focusing on purpose-built bags that either were modular, filled with tech, lined with solar panels, or just designed to go from the office to the gym to the airport, not many backpack makers were actually considering the human-centric aspect of the product’s design. Sure, you could slap a breathable 3D mesh on the back panel to prevent the wearer’s back from sweating, but aside from that feature, none of the bags were actually designed to be ergonomic. The Symmetry S1 aims at ticking that box, along with a bunch of other, thanks to a versatile design that works wherever you take the S1.

The S1 comes with well-organized interiors with dedicated storage areas, mesh-lined pockets, and removable nodes/modules to give all your belongings their rightful place. The S1’s front flap opens a full 180° to reveal its insides, A dedicated laptop sleeve comes padded and can store up to a 16-inch MacBook, while pockets on the front panel let you store a tablet, a notepad, stationery, and a variety of other EDC and accessories. The bag even sports collapsible side pockets for your water bottle or umbrella, a quick-access slot on the top for your keys, and a concealed back pocket for more precious valuables like your wallet or passport.

Lastly (and this might be the most underrated feature on a backpack ever), the S1’s flat ballistic nylon base actually allows it to stand upright without tipping over, giving you the ability to easily place the backpack on the ground wherever you are – at work, at home, at the airport, on the subway, or at a local café.

Ultimately, the S1 focuses on the wearer as much as the stuff inside the backpack. Its body-hugging design keeps your spine in the right shape, promoting good posture while the memory foam straps help distribute the load so you don’t feel the weight of the bag on your shoulders. The S1 sports adjustable straps, fitting a wide range of body types, and comes in 3 color variants – an all-black variant, a gray variant with brown leather accents, and a blue variant with brown leather accents. All the bags are outfitted with waterproof YKK zippers, a rugged, abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon base, and 4 metal feet on the bottom to allow the backpack to stand upright. The bags cost $300 but are up for grabs on Kickstarter at an early bird discount for $209. Each S1 comes with 3 removable nodes/modules, and free shipping.

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This London-based sustainability start-up is building urban backpacks out of ocean waste… and bananas




Call it irony or simply a funny coincidence, but the lab.inc backpacks (which are designed to hold your stuff) are made from the stuff you throw away! The bag explores an entirely sustainable approach to fashion with fabric that’s made from recycled ocean plastic as well as vegan leather made from banana plants. It simultaneously reduces planetary clutter thanks to its sustainable materials, while organizing the clutter in your life by giving you a dapper backpack to carry stuff in!

Designer: Min Kim

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Upcycling ocean-bound plastic.

lab.inc’s backpack combines an approach to designing a backpack for an urban city-dweller, along with a focus on ensuring it’s not ‘just another bag’ made with more virgin materials. To execute their vision, lab.inc partnered with #tide Ocean SA, an Award-winning Swiss upcycling company that turns ocean-bound plastic trash into reusable raw materials. The result is a backpack that’s made almost entirely out of recycled plastic, from its waterproof outer fabric, to even the straps and robust plastic clasps.

On purely an aesthetic front, the lab.inc backpack is every bit an urban classic. Its design is simple yet sophisticated, and tries to blend in while standing out. The bag boasts of an all-black exterior that’s punctuated by a strap that vertically cuts through its volume. Designed to help the bag and the wearer stand out, the strap comes with a replaceable design that can be swapped out based on your mood or need. You can choose a bright vibrant-colored vegan leather strap to provide visual contrast against the black backpack or a reflective strap that’s perfect for biking or trekking in the dark. lab.inc also offers a third strap variant made from Bananatex® – a durable, waterproof, sustainable fabric made entirely from the banana plant.

The backpack stores up to 21L, giving you enough space to carry your work + life with you on your daily commute. It comes with padded interiors and designated areas for your laptop, tech accessories, stationery, EDC, and anything you might need to carry around during your daily travel to work, the gym, the supermarket, a friend’s place, and back home. Even the clasps, buttons, buckles, and zippers are sustainably designed out of recyclable materials that can be repurposed using the same techniques used by #tide to turn ocean waste back into raw materials.

Ultimately, the broad appeal of the lab.inc backpack lies in its modern design and use of modern, high-performance, sustainable materials. The fabric developed by #tide is rugged enough to take on the fast-paced hustle-bustle city life, while being waterproof so your bag can withstand rainy outdoors, and also having a reduced carbon impact because of all the recycled plastic. The interchangeable overlying strap (which forms the lab.inc backpack’s most visually defining feature) gives you the unique ability to customize your bag based on your mood and need… and the folks at lab.inc are building out an ecosystem of different strap designs that offer even more functionality – from straps that let you hang sports equipment like your basketball or skateboard, and even solar-panel straps that let you harness solar energy to charge your gadgets inside the bag!

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This expandable backpack somehow manages to fit an entire closet inside it… no, seriously.




Clearly, we’ve been looking at backpacks all wrong. Just 10 seconds into the video above, my sufficiently fancy laptop bag suddenly feels about as well-designed as a burlap sack. The way the Nest backpack by Tropicfeel behaves and unfolds, it rethinks bags completely. Instead of being a container to organize and store all your belongings, The Nest somehow lets you pack your life with you. Its individual compartments come apart, expand, and exist outside the bag, turning it into a detachable, modular, and expandable wardrobe/closet that unfolds when you unpack.

Designer: Lúcid Design

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The Nest’s expanding design isn’t just about creatively using the space inside the bag, it’s also about creatively attaching modules onto the existing bag to give it more meaning. The Nest’s design is centered around 3 elements of living – Daily, Hobbies, and Adventure, and it comes with purpose-built accessories and add-ons that go with the bag’s design. At its very heart, the Nest is a 16L bag with all the frills you’d expect: storage for your laptop, compartments and pockets for your belongings and tech accessories, and an overall design that blends comfort with function and style. However, its relatively benign 16L design can expand by almost double, storing 30L when expanded. The base comes with a kangaroo pocket that’s perfect for storing bulky items you’d otherwise never put in your bag (shoes, for instance), and a spider net panel on the back provides even more storage, giving you extra room for extra belongings.

What transforms the Nest into a full-blown wardrobe are its cleverly designed add-on bags. The add-ons plug right into the Nest when you need to carry them around, but when you’re unpacking, they plug right out and become individual entities. The organizer ‘cube’ can be hung on hooks, expanding into a criss-cross of pockets to store your belongings, while the smart packing cube literally folds out into a slim makeshift wardrobe for all your organized belongings. In fact, the smart packing cube itself accounts for an extra 10L of storage – giving you dedicated soft ‘shelves’ for shirts, pants, undergarments, and other belongings. A hook on the top lets the smart packing cube be hung from anywhere too, like a mini vertical wardrobe. There’s a camera ‘cube’ too, specially designed to hold your camera and all its lenses and accessories. These cubes either go inside the bag, or attach onto them like modules, allowing you to store and carry more without really making the bag bulky or cluttered. On unpacking, they simply separate into their own elements, turning a seemingly small 16L bag into a veritable closet of all your belongings.

Another extremely clever design detail on the Nest is its ‘secret compartment’ which exists almost like a trapdoor inside the backpack. It stays flat when you don’t need it, but flips open into a sturdy compartment when you want to store something precious. This secret compartment is accessible through a concealed opening that’s literally impossible for thieves to access when you’re wearing the bag. The Nest is littered with other such functional details, like a sunglasses-holder, a special secret pocket for your smartphone, lateral straps to hold onto a tripod, metal clasps to hold everything together, and a pass-through panel to let you slide your backpack onto a wheeled suitcase.

The Nest comes from the folks at Tropicfeel, an innovation-driven team of 36 operating out of Barcelona responsible for creating two of the most funded outdoor shoes on Kickstarter in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The Nest is their sophomore bag, following the wildly successful Shell backpack, which raised over $2 million from nearly 8000 backers just last year. Building on the success of last year’s backpack design, the Nest is an everyday backpack that’s also purpose-built for your next adventure, and is designed to be more compact yet more accommodating. It comes in a single cabin-friendly 16L size that expands to 20L with the kangaroo pouch, while giving you an extra removable 10L storage thanks to the smart packing cube. Just the bag itself costs $128 on Kickstarter (or $200 retail) going up to $228 if you go for the backpack with all the accessories. Like every one of Tropicfeel’s products, it’s built to last, ships internationally, and comes backed by a robust lifetime warranty.

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This backpack has its own surveillance camera, tracking device, and solar panel




The Seeon 180° backpack is easily the most advanced bag I’ve ever seen… and I’ve been writing about innovative bags for 6 years now. The fact that it carries your luggage from point A to point B is an incredibly small part of what the Seeon 180° backpack does, but an incredibly important one too. You could be a businessman carrying important documents, a woman with her valuables, or just someone unluckily venturing through a shady neighborhood. Seeon 180° has its own surveillance system to keep an eye on people approaching you from behind, a motion sensor that can detect objects or people moving towards you, an alarm system that activates in emergency situations during altercations, assaults, or muggings, and a GPS tracking device that can send your location (or your bag’s location) to an emergency contact list in case of an emergency. The bag even has solar panels and a built-in power bank to allow these features to operate, as well as to charge your gadgets… and if that wasn’t enough, the bag has its own light-strip that automatically illuminates in the dark, allowing cyclists and other pedestrians spot and avoid you while you’re walking on the pavement or crossing roads.

Designer: Saros Lab

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I often find myself referring to Seeon 180° as ‘more than a backpack’, and I keep checking myself when I say so… because truth be told, it isn’t really a backpack to begin with. It’s a secure safe you can wear on your back. Designed for a modern age where protecting yourself and your belongings should really be at the forefront, Seeon 180° uses technology to create a secure, portable storage solution. It merely looks like a backpack, but it’s too advanced to really put it in the same category as your simplistic canvas or leather bag.





Perhaps Seeon 180°’s most intriguing and defining feature is its 1080p surveillance camera built into the bag’s back. Engineered to be your third eye as you walk forward, Seeon 180° keeps a lookout for you by constantly scanning what’s happening behind you. It comes coupled with a motion sensor that can even gauge the speed of objects approaching you, letting you be aware of what’s happening behind you so you don’t have to constantly look back to make sure you’re safe. The camera sits discreetly within the bag, is virtually impossible to notice, and sends alerts to your phone. This portable surveillance system is powered by an ARM computer built right into Seeon 180°. Along with being able to ‘see’ what’s behind you, Seeon 180° can sense its own location too.





The backpack (and I use that term out of convenience here) even comes with its own GPS that actively tracks the bag and wearer’s location, serving two broad purposes. In the event of an altercation, the bag can send an SOS alert to an emergency contact, or if the bag gets stolen, it can be tracked in real-time. Among other features, the bag comes with its own ‘taillight’ too, which self-illuminates in the dark. Designed to make it easy to spot at night (so cars, bikes, and pedestrians can avoid you), the LEDs can be controlled via your smartphone too, allowing you to switch them on or off depending on your need.

All of Seeon 180°’s features draw power from its built-in 20,000 mAh power bank, which you can also use to charge your own devices too. The power bank is supplemented by a series of solar panels on the back of Seeon 180°, which means you don’t really need to recharge the backpack too often! A wireless module enables Seeon 180° to connect to your smartphone, and Seeon 180°’s app lets you create custom alerts based on emergencies like assault, theft, or collision. Even if you aren’t staring at your phone’s screen, the backpack’s discreet alarm system can send you vibrations when it senses danger, prompting you to look back and evaluate the situation. In the event that the situation gets out of hand or your bag gets stolen, you can share the bag’s location from within the app too, making it easier to track your backpack as well as your stuff.

Those features, however, tend to distract from Seeon 180°’s most fundamental job of being able to carry your belongings! The Seeon 180° backpack (can we just call it a backsafe?) has a main compartment that’s large enough to securely store your laptop and tablet and some more, while pockets on both the inside as well as outside give you ample organized storage for all your belongings. For a backpack that’s as advanced as Seeon 180°, it’s incredibly stylish too. The entire exterior is crafted from high-quality calfskin leather, with hammered straps, padded back-panel, and even waterproof zippers. One could say that’s kind of to its detriment, because the bag’s stylish appeal may actually attract people instead of let you stealthily move around without anyone noticing or following you! I’m kidding, obviously… Seeon 180° actually ushers in a rather new era for bags, where being able to stay safe and track your belongings are of paramount importance. Having launched just a month after Apple announced its AirTags that let you track your keys, wallet, and belongings, the Seeon 180° backpack definitely seems to have its finger on the pulse. And like one of the backers on the Kickstarter page rather perfectly said, “It’s only missing a katana”…

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This backpack is designed for stylish millennials who want to add a pop of colour to office outfit!

It’s no secret that today’s younger generations look at work differently. Just because ‘adulting’ was once equated with a 9-5 office job, it doesn’t mean it still is or that we ever have to lose our own sense of style while working one. Today’s younger generations are geared towards more casual, remote working anyway, workplaces have implemented more transparent and inclusive business models, and employers are steadily recognizing the value in each of their employee’s unique personalities and perspectives. Named after the German word for “young,” the Jung Business Backpack designed by Nicole Nassif was created for the young (or old) professional who wants to show off their personal style inside and outside of the office.

Nassif set out to build a backpack that’s conventional in function, yet unconventional in appearance. The Jung Business Backpack takes care of all the practical needs as your standard business bag. Inside, a padded laptop sleeve protects your personal computer from any potential damage following a fall or drop. Then, an outer sleeve wraps over the backpack’s main zipper, offering an extra buffer against any potential damage and a place to tie any items or carabiners to the outside of your backpack. Nassif stitched accessory pockets to the exterior of the Jung Business Backpack, providing spaces for you to keep your smartphone, stationery, and car keys. Each leather pocket is also given a primary color, answering Nassif’s whimsical blueprint. Plastic bubbles were also sewn into Jung’s outer sleeve to provide an added layer of protection against the elements and theft, keeping your accessories safe inside their bubbles.

Maintaining the backpack’s traditional silhouette, Nassif gave the Jung Business Backpack a rectangular shape, rounding its corners to give it a less rigid form and echo its young personality. Combining playful colors with heavy-duty materials and an overall minimalist personality, Nassif built the Jung Business Backpack to remind us all that work doesn’t have to be so serious all the time.

Designer: Nicole Nassif

Nicole Nassif set out to design a backpack that’s conventional in function and unconventional in appearance.

Nassif’s final prototype envisions plastic bubbles to cover leather accessory pockets.

Named after the German word for “young,” Jung Backpack is whimsical in appearance but gets the job done in the office.

Accessory pockets line the outside of Jung, while a padded laptop pocket fills up a quarter of its interior space. The backpack’s outer sleeve wraps around Jung’s exterior with plastic buckles that leave room to tie any items or carabiners.

Nassif aimed to create a minimalist backpack, adding whimsical accents like primary color pockets.

This hip-bag can seamlessly expand into a full-size backpack in under 10 seconds




It’s safe to say that the DUPLEX bags bring a rather new definition to the term ‘expansion packs’! With their unique shape-shifting design, DUPLEX’s bags can go from compact to spacious in roughly 5 seconds, covering a wide variety of use-cases. Maybe on some days you need a tiny shoulder-sling, on other days you need a backpack, and on some special days, you could use a duffle bag. Well, DUPLEX’s design was made to cover just that, with the way it’s built. The bags are designed in a way that they tuck into themselves, transforming into a new type of bag altogether. This essentially means you’ve got two types of bags in one single design, and that no matter what your needs are, the DUPLEX’s versatile build has you covered.

The DUPLEX series of bags come in two variants that transform into a total of four bags. You’ve got the DUPLEX ASCENT, which goes from a hip bag (or a fanny pack) into a full-size backpack, and the DUPLEX ROAM, which starts off as a compact cross-body bag but can expand up to 4 times in size into a large duffle bag for all your belongings. Designed for the spontaneous, versatile, and active traveler, the bags accommodate everything from the specifics for certain activities, to broad categories of luggage for longer trips. Even though both the bags are designed on the same philosophy of expansion, they’re suited to different traveler niches. The DUPLEX ASCENT starts off as a hip bag that’s perfect for EDC and regular commutes. Spacious enough for most of your essentials, the pack can be worn around the waist, slung on a shoulder, or strapped across for comfort. It comes with 5L of storage and has both internal as well as external compartments, along with an adjustable belt. One of those compartments conceals the ASCENT’s fold-out backpack, which when opened, takes its overall storage to a whopping 23.5L. The backpack is large enough to store your 13″ laptop among other belongings, and comes with all the trims and accessories, including two water-bottle pockets, multiple zippered compartments, adjustable shoulder-straps, breathable padded mesh, and a nice loop to hang your sunglasses.

The DUPLEX ROAM, on the other hand, is purpose-built for travel, working out, and training or playing on the court or at the field. In its small avatar, it exists as a nifty cross-body bag with 3L of storage that’s perfect for your sunglasses, headphones, and other EDC. However, a singular zipper helps the bag expand 5x into a duffle with 15L of storage. While the cross-body bag comes with a single adjustable shoulder-strap, the duffle sports a strap along with two easy-to-carry handles. Perfect for the gym or the courts, the duffle has multiple compartments on the side as well as a large compartment in the center for your gear, shoes, etc. A four-way stretchable mesh pocket is perfect for airing out any clothes you may have worn, and the bag even sports a pass-through handle to secure it to a travel case just in case you’re hitting the roads.

The secret sauce of both the DUPLEX ASCENT and ROAM lies in two things, the way they’re constructed, and the materials they use. Their ingenious foldable/flexible designs are definitely what make them such clever backpack designs, but that ingenuity is championed by their use of incredibly flexible and lightweight materials, notably the black 200D ripstop nylon outer clad, and the bright, high-visibility 68D ripstop nylon interiors. The benefit of the nylon fabric, aside from its flexibility and light weight, is also in its sheer durability and its water-resistant nature. The bags also come with bright orange interiors, making finding your gear easy in low-light settings, 3D warp-knit geometric meshes for breathability, adjustable padded straps for comfort, and two-way zippers with silicone zipper pulls.

The shapeshifting bags come from the clever folks at Afar & Away, a Portland-based outdoor brand aiming to make bags as versatile as the people carrying them. By existing in one of two avatars, DUPLEX’s bags have something for everyone, and if you ever feel like you’re running out of space, the bags expand nearly 5-fold to give you all the organized storage you ever wanted. The DUPLEX ASCENT is available at a Kickstarter early-bird price of $60, while the smaller DUPLEX ROAM is early-bird priced at just $40. The campaign ends in less than a week, so you may want to go ahead and ‘bag’ this while you can!

Designer: Cole Gerst | Afar & Away

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Duplex – Adaptable, Minimal & Versatile Bags

Designed for the modern traveler, outdoor enthusiast and urban explorer, the Duplex series are bags that transform in seconds.

The DUPLEX ASCENT hip pack can be worn around the waist or as a sling. It has a large storage compartment with organizational pockets, a key clip and a front zippered pocket. It converts into a full-size backpack in a matter of seconds, quadrupling in size and carrying capacity. While in backpack mode, you still have access to all the hip pack storage as well.

The DUPLEX ROAM crossbody bag has 2 outside quick access pockets and a large zippered interior storage compartment. The dual-adjustable shoulder strap is padded and has a breathable mesh for comfort. Access a hidden zipper on the bottom of the bag and transform this bag into a duffle bag in seconds. You now have over 5 times the storage capacity.

Duplex Ascent Features

The DUPLEX ASCENT is lightweight, roomy and gives you multiple ways to carry.

Converting the DUPLEX ASCENT from a hip pack to a backpack is quick and easy.

The DUPLEX ASCENT bag converts quickly to hold a ton of gear.

In hip pack mode, you have quick access to organized storage.

The hip pack compartment is ample and provides divided organization when in backpack mode. The quick attachment loop is perfect for a bike light.

The belt is dual adjustable for maximum comfort. The hip pack belt can be neatly tucked away when not in use. The hip pack belt can be used to help offload weight from your shoulders when in backpack mode.

Multiple external 4-way stretch pockets for extra carrying capability. The large backpack compartment has a divider that can hold up to a 13″ laptop. Dual 4-way stretch water bottle pockets with cinch straps hold large and small bottles securely.

DUPLEX ROAM Features

Lightweight, durable and versatile. Carry small and go big when you need it.

The DUPLEX ROAM in crossbody mode is compact, but holds all your daily essentials and more. Be spontaneous, the DUPLEX ROAM bag is ready to adapt on the go.

This little bag holds all this gear!

A front drop pocket provides quick, secure access. The primary crossbody storage compartment can hold larger items such as full-sized headphones.

A dual zippered top panel gives you access to the main crossbody organized storage. A 4-way stretch pocket with a cinch strap keeps water bottles in place.

The duffle compartment is accessed by a large zippered top opening. You still have access to the crossbody storage for divided organization. A zippered side pocket on the duffle provides more storage for items you need quickly. Attach the ROAM crossbody to the ASCENT backpack using the cinch straps for even more carrying capability.

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Harber London’s leather folio gives you a dapper way to store all your work accessories and tech!

As functional as your laptop backpack, but infinitely classier, Harber London’s NOMAD is a nifty leather folio that’s perfect for storing all your work belongings in one, well-organized place. It comes tailor-made to fit the iPad Pro 11″ (and any of the smaller sizes too), and has dedicated spaces for your Apple Pencil, iPhone, charging cables, earphones, and other EDC accessories you’d need to carry around with you.

Handmade by expert craftsmen in Spain, the NOMAD comes fabricated from full-grain vegetable-tanned cowhide. It condenses your backpack into a smaller, sleeker sleeve you can either carry under your arm, around your shoulder, or even strung on your back as a backpack. The leather exterior extends to the interiors too, while the pockets for your iPad and phone come with a woolen inner lining to prevent them from getting scratched or damaged over time. Pouches, rings, zippered pockets, and tabs allow you to organize all your other stuff, from tech, to stationery, to EDC. Everything fits in its own compartment, allowing you to carry all your belongings with you while looking incredibly dapper! The NOMAD comes in 4 color variants (which promise to patina beautifully with time) and you can customize its size to fit your iPad perfectly!

Designer: Harber London

This entire backpack is a high-visibility reflective panel!

What if your backpack did more than just protect your belongings? What if it protected YOU too? Roughly a thousand cyclists die each year in the USA alone due to accidents, and nearly 70% of those accidents are due to reduced visibility at night… a statistic that the LetMeLight backpack is hoping to change by increasing visibility and saving lives.

Unlike most backpacks which either come with a small reflective patch or nothing at all, the LetMeLight is designed to be completely retro-reflective. Under low-light conditions, the entire backpack begins glowing, increasing the chances of it being noticed by cars or bikes driving behind you. The bag features a robust Cordura construction, which makes it rugged, tear-proof, and water-resistant, although its innovation lies in the proprietary retro-reflective coating that each backpack receives. This coating is applied to the entire backpack, and looks completely transparent during the day. However, dim the lights and the LetMeLight quite literally shines through, with a bright consistent shimmer that’s up to 13 times brighter than off-the-shelf reflective panels and stickers. Call it peacocking (the act of fashionably standing out) or just a safety feature, this revolutionary fabric + coating, codenamed Fusiontex, is what sets the LetMeLight backpack apart from the rest.

Its most stand-out feature aside, the LetMeLight was designed to efficiently store and protect your belongings too! It comes in two variants, a sling bag that’s perfect for carrying smaller items like notebooks, clothes and other EDC, and a standard-sized backpack that has a dedicated sleeve to fit a 13-inch laptop, tablet, and much more. The backpack and sling bag both sport extra quick-access pockets for storing belongings, secured by tough, durable nylon zippers, and comfortable nylon-mesh padding on the back as well as the straps.

The LetMeLight’s patented retro-reflective coating technology can withstand water as well as regular wear-and-tear, ensuring your backpack remains entirely reflective even after years of use. In fact, the coating is so versatile, it can even be applied to clothes, shoes, vehicles too! The coating remains transparent during the day, which gives you the option of playing with colored fabrics (unlike those boring grey reflective panels), and at night, it shines bright, allowing you to be seen and be safe!

Designer: INNO10

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LetMeLight: Retro-Reflective Backpack for Style & Safety

Created entirely from retro-reflective fabric, the LetMeLight is a backpack built to reflect light even in the darkest times.

The backpack appear as regular backpacks during the day, but they transform and illuminate its reflection during night.

Unlike many reflective backpacks that have a tape or film sewed on, the whole backpack is reflective–approximately 13 times more reflective.

The high visibility ensures safety for riders, delivery drivers, and anyone who could be difficult to see in the dark.

The retro-reflective has premium air permeability for comfort, something that normal reflective tape does not have.

What is Retro-reflection

Retro-reflection is the reflection that reflects light back to its source with a minimum of scattering. By using a special printing technology, INNO10 was able to coat the glass beads directly on top of the fabric and film to create retro-reflectivity. Unlike most other reflective fabrics, INNO10’s unique printing technology coats the glass beads directly on top of the fabric–something that no other company can do. Thanks to this technology, INNO10’s retro-reflective fabric is highly breathable and can be used in apparel products as well.

The mirrored side of the countless glass beads inserted into the fiber tissue reflects it directly as a light source.

Reflective Vs Retro-reflective

Most reflective fabric uses a reflective tape (3M) or film and it is applied to the garment or backpack. During the day, the tape can be visibly seen, and it can be visually unappealing.

On the other hand, retro-reflective fabric by INNO10 can function as a completely normal appearing during the day, then transform into a highly reflective at night. Their retro-reflective fabric can also be produced in many different colors and still exhibit the same level of retro reflection.

Reflective vs. Retro-Reflective Direct Comparison

LetMeLight Features

You can fit up to a 13 inch laptop and seal it shut with the velcro seal to ensure maximum protection.

Extra pockets in each area of the backpack to ensure the most optimal space for the wearers.

Created with Cordura Fabric

LetMeLight was created with the highest quality Cordura fabric. They are the world’s first and only backpack to use Cordura fabric and make it retro-reflective.

Benefits of Cordura Fabric:

– Ten times more durable than cotton fabric
– Three times more durable than polyester fabric
– Two times more durable than nylon fabric
– Cordura fabric is 25% lighter than polyester fabric
– Cordura fabric is water-resistant and does not change colors
– Cordura is a synthetic material, so it’s built to last with its high tensile strength fibers and will withstand long term wear

LetMeLight Sling Bag

LetMeLight sling bag will carry all the same technology – just in a miniature version!

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This NASA Flight Suit Backpack Is out of this World

This officially-licensed backpack is inspired by the design of NASA astronauts’ classic orange flight suits, complete with mission patches. You’ll look like a member of the flight crew walking around with one of these – especially if you wear it with a helmet and some moon boots. Heck, why not go for the complete spacesuit?

It’s guaranteed not to provide an oxygen supply in the event of a spacewalk. Still, it does have room for a 15-inch laptop inside, as well as multiple exterior pockets and a roll-top for maximum packing efficiency. In addition to its classic NASA logo patch, it’s got embroidered patches from the Space Shuttle, Apollo/Soyuz, ISS missions, and a US flag too.

The backpacks are currently sold out at Fun.com, but you can find them at Otaku’s Shop for $69.99. If you’re looking for something less showy than orange, Bioworld also makes a blue and grey NASA backpack.

 

 

These customizable backpack grid organizers are every stationery lover’s best travel partners

We all have our own personal checklists while stuffing our backpacks before leaving the house. I know I can’t leave without the paperback I’m currently reading, my writing pad, wallet, point-and-shoot, hand sanitizer, chapstick, keys, cell phone. And that’s just for my walk to the grocery store. I mostly rely on those free tote bags you get with magazine subscriptions – they get the job done, but by the time I get home, digging for my keys buried underneath everything else gets tiring. Fritsch-Durisotti, a creative studio based in Paris, launched their line of backpacks and companion organizers, Fil & Fog so that we can bring our own “little universe of personal items” with us anywhere we go, leaving the hassles of clutter and disorganization at home.

The designers behind Fil & Fog set out to construct a backpack built to last and accompanying organizers that can keep up with our passions, no matter where they might take us. For Fritsch-Durisotti’s Fil & Fog, passion is found in its construction. TPU coating is applied to every backpack and organizer, which enhances both products’ impermeability factors and also allows room for untraditional, but effective textile assembly methods. High-frequency welding, for instance, a plastic welding process that relies on high-frequency electric fields, gives Fil & Fog’s backpack and organizers their high resistance threshold and water-tightness. Elastic bands come with each organizer so that they are completely customizable for each user’s needs – just weave the elastic bands through the laser-cut grids found inside each organizer and store all your items.

Once every organizer is finalized, they easily slip into a Fil & Fog backpack’s bottom compartment, which has enough room to store multiple different sized organizers at once. The backpack itself is manufactured using polyester for the bag’s fabric and recycled nylon for its lining, giving the backpack an entirely waterproof edge. An expandable top compartment can also be joined with the backpack’s lower compartment, giving the backpack an overall, generous volume of 24 liters. Like a Russian doll, the backpack holds so much more than meets the eye. Whether you’re gearing up for that solo camping trip you’ve been looking forward to all quarantine or just hitting up a local beach to spend the day, Fil & Fog is designed to make the act of carrying our passions feel a lot lighter – “Fil & Fog offers agile solutions to organize, pack, and carry the stuff we need and the stuff we love. A timeless companion that invites us to go back to what is important to us.”

Designer: Fritsch-Durisotti for Fil & Fog

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