With a modular design, Wibe is designed to be a complete portable gym

One problem fitness buffs who are also frequent travelers face is finding the equipment where they can keep doing their routine. A startup proposes a highly-viable solution: a small backpack called Wibe that carries over 150 workout ‘machines.' Using a system of elastic bands and modular velcro parts, the Wibe packs in an ultra-compact form factor.

When in use, the backpack can increase resistance in workout moves like pushups and squats. When worn as a backpack, the bands can function as weights for arm strength training. Putting an elastic system to full use, the user can increase the amount of effort required for each repetition.

The Wibe is also built for the outdoors. When used beside a tree or a lamppost, it becomes even more useful, creating an external source of resistance. This can be useful for leg raises, chest exercises and tricep workouts.

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The elastic straps, which can be ordered in different strength levels, also function as the bag straps. Instead of going the traditional route of bags having a giant pouch, the Wibe uses velcro strips. The components attach to the bag through the reusable sticky material, giving the backpack a killer aesthetic. Unto the optional Wibe base, users can stick water bottles, pouches where small things can be put into and other possible attachments. Over this base is an X-shaped module which protects the items. For minimalists, the X-shaped module and the elastics are enough for the workouts.

The Slovenian company has high hopes for their idea. On their vision board are smart sensors for physical activity that will seamlessly integrate into the Wibe system. This chip will communicate to a future proprietary app that will not only feature stats but a whole gallery of workouts. The app will also become a network for users to share their workouts.

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The use of elastics versus the more cumbersome weights has been on the rise. For people who love working out outdoors or who are on the go, it’s the next best option to a gym membership. With the unique form factor, Wibe is an attractive option. Designed for off-road travel and sports, it’s a great system for people who just can’t miss a good workout session.

The starter Wibe X pack can be nabbed by early birds for $39. A complete set, including the velcro compartments, go for $59 for a limited time.

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One problem fitness buffs who are also frequent travelers face is finding the equipment where they can keep doing their routine. A startup proposes a highly-viable solution: a small backpack called Wibe that carries over 150 workout ‘machines.' Using a system of elastic bands and modular velcro parts, the Wibe packs in an ultra-compact form factor.

When in use, the backpack can increase resistance in workout moves like pushups and squats. When worn as a backpack, the bands can function as weights for arm strength training. Putting an elastic system to full use, the user can increase the amount of effort required for each repetition.