January 17, 2013

15 Mind-Blowing Designs of Backpacks

A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one’s back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions. Lightweight types of backpacks are sometimes worn on only one shoulder strap.Backpacks in general fall into one of four categories: frameless, external frame, internal frame, and bodypack. A pack frame, when present, serves to support the pack and distribute the weight of its contents across the body more appropriately, by transferring much of the weight to the hips and legs. Most of the weight is therefore taken off the shoulders, reducing the chance of injury from shoulder strap pressure, as well as being less restrictive of the upper body range of motion. Most backpacks are capable of being closed with either a buckle mechanism, a zipper, or a dry-bag type closure though a few models use a drawstring fitted with a cord lock for the main compartment.

1. Hooded Backpack (Puma) by Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan’s hot new backpack for Puma’s high-end Black Label brilliantly blends urban fashion and function. This stylish bag is equipped with not only a hood for protection from the elements but has numerous padded pockets for your phone and laptop. Unfortunately it isn’t available everywhere so hit up PUMA’s luxurious Black Label website to find a dealer near you.

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2. Cycling backpack shows turn signals by Lee Myung Su

SEIL backpack by Lee Myung Su uses LED lights to display traffic signals. Simply by controlling the detachable wireless controller, the user can show directional and emergency signals on the back of the backpack.

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3. Pratesi guitar backpack with built in speaker

Ideal for music lovers everywhere this unique guitar bag by Pratesi in vegetable-dyed calf leather features a built in a mini speaker and outlet for your MP3 player. Inner slit and zip pockets along with adjustable shoulder strap complete the look. Two AA batteries and signature dust bag included, Made in Italy.

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4. Red Bull – Backpacks

These outstanding Red Bull backpacks are designed by Willy Lemes.

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5. Simond backpack 30 and 40 L

These outstanding backpacks are designed by Thomas Fourt.

He says : “I worked on this project in october 2009 when I was in internship at Simond offices. We created a backpack for climbers, keeping in mind what climbers need in terms of gear, items… in order to have a good afternoon on the cliffs.”
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6. Weedwhacker chemical backpack sprayer

An ergonomic chemical backpack sprayer designed to take as much stress off of the lower back and shoulders as possible.  The backpack is equipped with shoulder straps, a chest strap, and a waist belt, along with removable shoulder blade pads and a lumbar support pad.  As for the shell, the white areas are a hard plastic, while the blue-tinted areas are supposed to be a tinted, transluscent plastic, allowing the user to see how full the tank is.  The model was CNC milled out of wood, after an extra 20 pounds of weight was added.  The straps, belt, and pads were hand sown.  This was a collaborative project.  The project was featured on the Savannah College of Art and Design web page.

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7. The charger for IPhone: SOLAR BACKPACK

  • Removable Solar Charging Pouch with multiple adapters for phone/mp3
  • Ballistic Nylon Construction
  • All Over Screen Print with Embroidery
  • Padded Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Padded Adjustable Waist Belt
  • Padded Back with Hidden Gun Pouch
  • Side Compression Straps, Useful to Attached Harness, Goggles, etc.
  • 1900 Cubic Inches of storage
  • Two Large Main Compartments
  • Mid-Size Back Pouch
  • Top Back Pouch with Optional Solar
  • Laptop Pouch

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8. Pelican U140 Elite Tablet Backpack

We found this incredible backpack on (profil studioFar).

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9. Slappa Kampus Pack

KAMPUS is a lightweight, rugged and protective backpack offering tons of storage space and a padded laptop compartment. Great for the college student, gamers and DJs. The “flip-top” cover and drawstring cinch string makes it easy to access the inner bag. The laptop section features .25″ of super-cush padding and two hard plastic underbelly runners provide additional protection for your laptop. On the outside of the backpack are 5 large “seamless” storage pockets ideal for TONS of small gadgets and accessories including phones, GPS, Serato Box, phone chargers, pens, money, keys, passport, boarding passes and bottled water.

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10. Golf Backpack for Nike

We found this amazing backpack on the

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11. Chewbacca Backpack

And there are two extra features the Chewbacca Backpack has to offer. First, his bandoleer bag can hold some smaller accessories such as cables, business cards, or Ewok jerky. And second, there can be no bigger thrill than asking someone if they want to pet your Wookiee.


  • Chewie Height: approx 30″ (from foot to top of head)
  • Main Pocket Depth: approx. 12″
  • Chewie’s Pocket Depth: approx. 4″

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12. Hands-Free Umbrella

The hands-free umbrella fits in a pack strapped to the back and protects the user from the rain and sun.

COSTS: $39.95


13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Headband Shell Backpack

If you’re a Ninja Turtle fan, I’m sure you’ll want this turtle shell shaped backpack.


14. Boombox Backpack by Joonas Saaranen

Designer Joonas Saaranen must have been inspired by some hard partying because his B.A. degree work resulted in the Reppo II – an urban hardshell backpack with built-in speakers. Nevermind that boomboxes are the bane of public spaces. Let’s just focus on how cool this is. No matter where you go, music’s got your back.

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15. Yoda Plush Backpack

Yoda Plush Backpack  

  • Yoda Height: 25″ (from foot to top of head)
  • Pocket Depth: 13.4″

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