scooter backpack by gustavo brenck scooter backpack by gustavo brenck
jan 17, 2012

scooter backpack by gustavo brenck

‘gig pack’ backpack scooter by gustavo brenck

‘gig pack’, the work of brazil-based designer gustavo brenck, is a convertible scooter backpack for everyday use. the aluminum device is attached to a nylon backpack, complete with notebook compartment. when not in use for travel, the scooter’s rear segment is folded inside the backpack, nonetheless retaining space for other items. for riding, a user simply zips apart the backpack, fastens the front and back wheels, and secures all bag straps to prevent them from getting caught on the ground.

as a scooter, ‘gig pack’ sustains a weight of up to 90 kilograms. its large rubber wheels offer increased durability.

‘since when folded its size is of a regular backpack,‘ brenck reflects, ‘now there are no more excuses not to use alternative transportation and avoid traffic.‘

wearing the gig pack

assembling the telescopic handlebars and unzipping the back

unzipped and assembling the rear end

the gig pack’s scooter form fully assembled

view of scooter’s rear end and base

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  • Do EVERYTHING within your power to make this a reality. I swear I will buy at least 4 if this becomes available.

    Jerry says:
  • what a cool backpack!
    Good job 😀

    TLM says:
  • Good start…needs more work due to the extra width created by the back pack.this seems to reduce the ability to bank over when riding the scooter which would be a pain. This could lifted higher to prevent this? If this is sorted would defo have one and spend many hours in the park with me boy…keep going top idea.

    Derek door says:
  • it will be heavy with all those scooter stuff. so it is a cool design but will be heavy to carry it around with that small wheel, and it avoids it to be a real fun. that mitigates the backpack role of the design Id it functions 90% as scooter and 10 as backpack.

    Majid says:
  • Pretty similar to this design from micro scooters and samsonite: http://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/product/micro-samsonite-scooter/
    I like that the bag is behind the steering column on this one, might give better balance. Being a backpack instead of a suitcase is nice too.

    micro says:
  • I think the main idea is to ride everywhere and pack it up once you’ve arrived at your destination.

    Jem says:
  • I hoppe that brake will be present!

    david says:
  • Esse é Designer. Muito bom meu jovem. Quanto custa e onde acho pra comprar?

    Fabrício Marotta says:
  • give it 2 wheels on the front – so it can also be used as a ‘doll-trolley’?

    ach says:
  • Get this on to Kickstarter.com – NOW!

    Mark says:
  • Wouldn’t it be easier, and probably a lot lighter, to design a back-pack that can strap/hold a Razor schooter? Like how Incase made a messenger bag that holds skate-boards???…. Just sayin’ not hatin’. Seems like a lot of work to set up, rather then unstrap a razor, bam!, ready to go. looks like a fun project though

    Kat says:
  • If this is suitable for light off-road (gravel road), it is bought. All solutions which are available disturb me in running or are not comfortable for longer down hills. One big wish beside the light off-road capability would be that the backpack don’t lies against the back, because of the sweat.

    Stefan says:
  • i think it would be good for people who have to walk to their house.And it could be useful when trying to get to a certain place without any transportation available you could use the scooter.

    jonathan says:
  • i think it would be good for people who have to walk to their house.And it could be useful when trying to get to a certain place without any transportation available you could use the scooter.

    jonathan says:
  • this is a much cheaper, lighter and available “Scooter Backpack” http://www.glydegear.com
    The GIG Pack will have problems in production as its infringing on existing patents etc.

    Mike says:
  • Interesting concept, but like Kat said; would be better to just make a backpack with a scooter “holster” for a Razor or something. If you’re really using this to scoot somewhere, it would be easier to just wear your backpack.

    Looks like it’s trying to solve a problem that doens’t exist.

    Farty says:
  • i want to buy this product but it’s imposibble to find it in istanbul.

    oz says:
  • This would be a good idea if the back pack had a battery pack and an electric motor to drive the scooter. The aluminum frame is bulky and overkill for just a gliding scooter, I think one could do with just the plywood deck. If you look at skate boards they just have a plywood deck. Otherwise I agree with the other posters, just strap a razor scooter to your current pack.

    Mchiael says:
  • This is a very nice design and it\’s interesting to see how many other version of the scooter backpack are out there, I\’ve just been made aware of 3 that are currently on the market and wouldn\’t be suprised to find that there are more.

    [url=http://blog.riotsquad.tv/2012/01/scooter-backpack-life-imitates-animation/]Scooter backpacks.. life imitates animation[/url]

    Is this a recent phenomenon?

    RSTV says:
  • Can anyone let me know if this has gone from design to production? I have been looking at scooter backpacks for my 9 yr old son for a Christmas present but nothing on the market comes close to this … any store suggestions (other than Amazon, Walmart, Target, Toys R U, Dicks Sporting Goods, Big 5 Sporting Goods etc welcome.
    At this point I’d even buy a prototype from the designer!!

    Marc-Allen says:
  • I want one…….

    Titilopemi Akinuli says:
  • Hola, En México, donde o cuando se pueden conseguir?

    elisa says:

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