In the U.S. most of us are lucky enough to have never lived in a combat zone or area of extreme violence where our personal safety is always at risk. But this backpack was designed for that scenario. The Rhino Skin pack is made of Kevlar and is meant to protect vital organs against flying debris created by an explosion.
Created by Hila Raam, an industrial designer in Jerusalem, the bag has a special hood that flips up to protect a wearer’s head and neck, while other parts of the bag shield the back heart, liver and kidneys. It seems like Rhino Skin is only a prototype right now, but if it works it could really have potential. Safety first, but the fact that it’s good looking and functional is a definite bonus. [dezeen]