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Celebrate The Return Of The Start Menu With A Windows 95 Backpack

Microsoft fans around the world cheered when the company revealed the return of the Start Menu to Windows 10 yesterday, so why not mark the special occasion with a stylish backpack that celebrates the operating system where it all started: Windows 95.


Everywhere's A Bed With A Self-Inflating Backpack Pillow

Even when stuffed full of laptops, textbooks and other less-than-soft items, a backpack still makes for a great makeshift pillow. But imagine how comfy napping in the library would be with Ryan Frayne’s Windcatcher Air Pakk that unzips and automatically inflates like a tiny air mattress.


The Best Camera Bag Is One You Put Together Yourself

Out of all the camera bags I have either used or considered, none were comfortable and functional together. To hope for a the one bag you find to be stylish as well would be flat out impossible. Most companies try and sell a camera bag as a box with shoulder straps on it. Camera bags are designed by camera people, when what you really need is one designed by backpack people. Solution: Put together your own camera bag.


This Backpack Has An Emergency Raincoat That Deploys Like A Parachute

Designed for motorcycle riders and cyclists who quickly need to protect themselves from a sudden downpour, the Funnell backpack actually looks useful to anyone who commutes without a car. With a quick tug on a couple of straps, a full-on raincoat deploys from the top of the backpack, keeping both the wearer and the pack itself protected and dry.


A Hammock In A Backpack Is All You Really Need For Camping

When you think of everything you really need for a weekend of camping, what comes to mind? Food? A change of clothing? A guitar? Wrong, wrong, wrong. All you really need is a comfy place to nap away the hours. So Nick Scroggs and Fred Bane created the HackedPack, a backpack featuring the most important camping accessory already built-in: a hammock.


You're Always Guaranteed A Seat On The Train With This Backpack Chair

Catching the train at peak hour is often a well-orchestrated ballet as you and your fellow passengers jockey for position to snatch up seats as they become available. But why go through that struggle every night when you can just wear this folding backpack chair to work every day and guarantee yourself a place to sit during your commute?


The Gizmodo Outdoor Gear Guide

There’s never a better time to head outside and enjoy the outdoors before it becomes too damn cold. Some of the below products will require some international ordering, whereas some are available locally. Who else is amped to camp?


This Skiing Backpack Turns Parents Into Sled Dogs

Being a parent isn’t always a glamorous job — in fact, it rarely is. But you’ll do anything for your kids, including serving as a human sled dog when you’re out skiing and your spawn are too tired to forge through fresh powder, thanks to the Snowmule backpack.


Reusable Airbag Backpack Helps Keep You Alive In An Avalanche (Or Two)

A car’s airbags are designed to absorb impact and protect passengers during a crash — and need to inflate immediately on impact. But the airbags that skiers wear to avoid being buried in an avalanche don’t necessarily need to inflate as fast. So Black Diamond’s new JetForce backpack uses a fan instead of compressed air which means not only can you try it out and practice beforehand, it’s also cheap and easy to reset.


When The Storm Clears Up, This Raincoat Transforms Into A Backpack

The Boy Scouts advocate always being prepared, and that motto is a lot easier to put into practice with this transforming waterproof jacket from Vamoose. When it’s pouring it keeps you dry and protected from the rain, but when the storm passes the jacket transforms into a lightweight backpack so it’s easy to carry in case inclement weather returns.


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