'floating' backpack bounces up-and-down to reduce stress on your back
 

'floating' backpack bounces up-and-down to reduce stress on your back

hoverglide has been dubbed the world’s first ‘floating’ backpack, and has been military-tested to reduce impact forces up to 86%. the backpack —  whose features and functions are best explained through the video above — is equipped with suspended load technology that significantly minimizes the stress of weight on the wearer’s back, neck, knees, and ankles as they walk or run.

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for those who hike, travel, commute or train athletically, hoverglide by lightning packs promises to decrease the potential for injury through its patented double-frame and pulley system design. essentially, the ‘pack’ part of the bag sits on rails that slowly and ergonomically glide it up-and-down as the wearer walks or runs. this suspended load design and technology is currently undergoing operational testing by the US army and marine corps. 4 styles — ranging in weight load capability from 28 liters to 55 liters — offer a variety of functions for the casual or athletic user. stay tuned, as hoverglide plans to launch on kickstarter soon.

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  • What sort of goofball does Jumping Jacks with a pack? …’another problem not needing to be solved.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • I do not know about the jumping jack thing JimCan…but a lot of potential users come to mind who could use less strain on their backs. Military, Kids late for school, elderly, trail Runners/ Adventure Racers, Forest service/ Trail Crews/ Hunters hauling game/ forest fire crews. Ergonomic design is in a lot of products….and it can be adapted in a lot of ways. Whats the big deal?

    JoshOly says:
  • Those goofballs are serving their country, Jim. Have you ever thrown a 40lb ruck on and went for a run up and down hills? Well, rest assured their are soldiers doing it every day. Try throwing that ruck on, loading it with 60lbs and grab yourself a sledge hammer to carry with you. Now plot a course over a hilly road for at least 12km. Now ask yourself if you could use a product like this and tell us again how it’s a problem that doesnt need solving.

    DanStarr says:
  • Love it! Great job
    Those movements can also generate elecricity.
    Bet your working on that now !!!!
    The jumping jacks really show how comfortable the backpack can be 😉

    leedog says:

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