Wolffepack Summit Quick Access Backpack
Carrying a backpack as your go-to EDC bag is a great way to go—until you need to retrieve your gear. Those two straps that keep your load comfortable and secure are the very things getting in the way of accessing it all. Unlike traditional backpacks, the Wolffepack Summit on Kickstarter can actually swing around to your front—functionality you'd normally only find on messengers and sling bags.
The Summit does it using its two-part design: a backplate with shoulder straps, and the bag itself, which stays connected using stronger-than-steel Dyneema cordage. Wolffepack dubbed this unique patented access system the “orbital trapeze,” but with how easy it is to use, you'll probably just call it “handy.”
When you need access to your gear, you pull on the strap to lower the bag. From there, you can swing it around to your front and snap it in place using magnetic Fidlock clip hardware. Another pull of the strap brings the bag back to the secure position behind you.
While Wolffepack has a pedigree built around alpinism and winter sports, the Summit's feature set and materials make it a capable bag for everyday use. For example, it's made out of water-resistant 420D nylon and diamond polyester to keep what you put inside dry and safe from the elements. Its 16L main compartment balances mobility with enough space for a 13” laptop and a zip mesh pocket for dumping smaller items. On the back, its padded section even conceals a hidden compartment for valuables (or a 2L hydration bladder).
Find the Summit at its fully funded Kickstarter campaign at the link below to check out its orbital trapeze system in action and to pledge for your own.