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Multiple Backpack Projects Currently Funding on Kickstarter

We’ve noticed recently that more projects are appearing on crowdfunding website, Kickstarter, for new backpack ideas. New designs & constructions, lighter packs, anti-theft backpacks, convertible backpacks, recycled-from-other-materials backpacks, even solar powerbank packs!

Here’s just a few, but you can check out all the options on the Kickstarter website.

  • The Wanderlust Travel Backpack: “A fully integrated travel system intelligently designed to simplify backpack travelling by providing all the gear you need in one set.”
  • BrevitÄ“: “The Worlds Best Travel Backpack. Lightweight. Compact. Functional. Weatherproof.”
  • Flextech Energy Solar Powerbank Backup Backpack: “Solar Backup Backpack with a 10.000 milliamper Powerbank as a Backup System in the Solar Backpack charged with a 6.5 Watt Solar Panel.”
  • SHIELD: “The anti cut, anti stab, theft proof backpack, with secure locking, side pocket waterbottle holder, phone charging and more.”
  • The Rosa Pak: “A Backpack Designed for the Modern Woman”

 

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SCORKL – New Device Let’s You Breathe Underwater

Scorkl is a new device from an Australian designer: a lightweight, portable apparatus, refillable via a hand pump and gives you up to 10 minutes breathing time underwater. It is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter and has already funded many times over its original target. Not surprising as it’s an impressive and exciting piece of equipment.

Their Kickstarter campaign page explains “The Scorkl regulator is an always-on, breathe-on-demand, balanced single stage regulator and uses the same time proven technology found in regulators used by SCUBA divers around the world. Each Scorkl comes with a pressure gauge which tells you how much air is left at any time.”

The Scorkl is only intended for shallow water use (and comes with safety warnings explaining all the risks).

It might not quite let us be Sean Connery in Thunderball, but it’s pretty close!