Jacket-Backpack Combo Quickly Morphs for Handy Storage
The dual-use item can be adapted on the go by zipping, flipping and clipping
RuckJack is a convertible jacket and backpack combination designed for active people on the go. It is easy to use and can be adapted with just a “zip, flip, clip and go.” Using the zipper on the back, you can zip all the way around, adjust the sleeves and clip into the pockets to transform the jacket into a backpack.
There are four extra pockets and a cargo bag to carry the items stored in the backpack when it becomes a jacket. It also features a hood with draw-cord adjuster and adjustable sleeves and waist. RuckJack is an all-weather jacket that is waterproof, windproof and lightweight. It can hold up to 35 pounds and has a 30-liter volume.
The combination would be useful for a number of situations including climbing, hiking, festivals, picnics or romantic outings. It could be worn as a jacket while cycling and then converted into a backpack to carry a helmet after you park your bike. For those heading to the beach, the backpack could hold towels and suntan lotion, and then be turned into a jacket if it becomes chilly later in the day. Useful for carrying extra food and clothing, it can go from day to night and help with dramatic temperature changes.
The idea for RuckJack was conceived during a hiking trip in Yellowstone National Park, with the group deciding it was a pain to carry a backpack, jacket and their supplies. RuckJack founder Ramtin Sadeghi said:
“RuckJack is designed for the millions of people who lead active lifestyles and want to enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, biking, spending a day on the beach or commuting and doing your daily routine, RuckJack is designed to make things easier. It’s great for extreme outdoor enthusiasts as well, such as rock climbers. It can be used to carry food and water and then wear for protection from the rain, wind and cold when weather conditions change.”
RuckJack is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, with the company pledging to plant a tree for every purchase. You can check out the jacket/backpack combo in the video below: