Listen Now: Traveling Light: Backpack Promises 86% Impact Reduction
Can’t seem to pack light? Now you don’t have to.
Packing for a trip can be a challenge, especially if you’re going to be constantly on the move and need to bring your bag with you. Now there might be a high-tech solution you need to see to believe.
It’s called the HoverGlide backpack made by Lightning Packs, the makers of electricity-generating backpacks. The HoverGlide, their latest product, promises to reduce the impact on the person wearing it by eighty six percent.
It works with a patented double frame and pulley system that uses bungee cords to contract the movements of the person wearing it. According to Reuters, who tested the pack.
It stays at the same height from the ground whether you are walking or running. And the technology allows you to carry an extra twelve pounds of weight that you might not have been able to carry before.
The company says the pack was designed with the military or emergency workers in mind but would be great for anyone looking for an adventure; especially if you’re a fan of souvenirs.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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