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11 Bizarre Backpacks That Go Beyond the Basics

8. The Backpack Bicycle: Everglide

Ever wish you had a backpack that can become a cycle and alsostore your valuables? Well, it is possible. Everglide designed by Frag Woodall of the University of Technology, Sydney is ‘an integrated solution for short distance travel and personal effects management.'

Everglide has an active based device with three key functional attributes: it has the ability to be wheeled, backpacked or cycled. The design houses a shaft drive mechanism which is light weight, clean and compact. Hand held devices such as phones and ipod's are able to be plugged in and regeneratively charged via frictionless magnetic dynamo technology.

More details on it are here .


















7. The Itsy Bitsy Super Compact Backpack

The Go Anywhere Bags fold into a convenient self-contained pouch. Really tiny, it fits into the smallest of places (like your hands) and stores easily for instant use! One can conveniently put it in your pocket and and carry it around until you need to instantly have a full size, feather-light backpack, bag or duffel bag with ample room. Source here .

6. The Hooded Backpack

Eleonore de Ruuk is known for her hoods. In fact her motto is ‘Never without a hood.' The Dutch designer makes it the centerpiece for her fashion line and integrates hoods in every thinkable item...even a backpack. The special item that is blends both function and fashion is unique, stylish and even comfortable. Just try the hooded backpack and maybe you'll discover how much you needed a hooded backpack. Her varied collection of hoods is here .

5. The Wear Your Seat Backpack

Ever gone to a party where there was no place to sit except the floor? Next time, why don't you bring your own chair or maybe even plan on wearing your own chair. You read that right, wearing your chair is possible with this backpack.

It's called Wear Your Seat and is molded to fit your back. So now, wherever you go, you can carry your chair with you on your back. The idea is great, but the bulkiness of the contraption scares me. I think it will make my butt look bigger, don't you? More here.

Oct 1, 2008
by Toby
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These are all cool!

Who would have thought there were so many things that could work in a backpack environment! Super finds!

Oct 2, 2008
by Anonymous


strange and some good. There might be out there also a thing like a backpack but just the "floor" and for the arms and another for to hold the handles of plasticbags across the back with two straps down from the one across the back to hold the handles of the plasticbags. Trying to find such but probably uber expensive. Already asked a backpack maker to see if there is such a thing but haven't had any response. Probably also only good sometimes for those who have to push a wheelchair and cant hold the bags at the same time and cant have the wheelchairbags for one reason or another. So probably very small market for those.