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HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack
HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack

HoverGlide: World’s First Floating Backpack

Regular price $148.85 USD Sale price $79.85 USD
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As a biology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and expert in muscle function and biomechanics, Dr. Lawrence Rome, the inventor of HoverGlide was asked by the Office of Naval Research to try to reduce the large loads Special Operation Forces have to carry. The solution was his patented Suspended Load Technology (SLT), which allows the carried load to seamlessly move up and down with respect to the person walking or running. This keeps the load at a constant height with respect to the ground. It looks like magic or computer generated imagery, but it’s science.

How does it work?

While standing still, a 50 lb load in your backpack exerts 50 lbs of force (static weight). This changes when you walk or run, where the peak force exerted on you can be up to 3x the weight you are carrying.  Suddenly a 50lb pack can put as much force on the body and joints as if it weighed 150 lbs. With the movement of SLT, this additional force over and above the static weight can be reduced by as much as 86%! For more details, watch the video above. 

For more info on the packs and how they work, check out the video below.

 

 

 For those who need more space so they can carry more. This pack is on a larger 24” frame. 

 

The “Trekker” is our largest model and holds a capacity of up to a whopping 55 liters. Rugged, tough, and ready for the challenge of carrying your gear, this pack is primed and ready for backcountry adventures and  securely holds enough equipment and food for two to three-day trips. Featuring a sleeve that works as a hydration reservoir, as well as thoughtfully designed pockets and zippers, your gear and travel essentials will not only be secure, they will be easy to access no matter where you may roam.

  • Permits you to suspend up to 50 lbs (more weight can be carried but the pack must be locked)
  • Hipbelt pockets keep digital devices, snacks, and maps secure and easy to locate
  • Pockets in the lid keep an insulation layer and other light item organized and accessible
  • Internal sleeve holds a two-liter reservoir for hydration on the move
  • Dedicated bottom compartment holds and protects sleeping bag
  • Harness and hip belt are constructed of closed cell foam covered in  a 3D breathable "air mesh" to wick water away  
  • Nylon ripstop pack material combines durability and lightweight
  • DWR (durable water repellent) finish protects contents from light rain and moisture
  • Empty pack weighs only about 9 lbs  

 

The HoverGlide “Commuter,” “Hiker,” and “Tactical” Backpacks all fit onto the same size frame and can be switched out depending on your needs.

              **Please note that The Trekker is only offered on a 24” frame and will not fit onto the 20” frame. There are plans for future bags that will fit on the 24” frame.**  

The “Tactical” means business! Ideal for first responders, military personnel and anyone tackling long training runs, the primary purpose of this pack is to lesson the impact on your body even when the stakes are high.  The “Tactical” pack makes heavy supplies easier to carry, especially under more stressful situations that require running, climbing stairs, or other activities that cause heightened physical exertion.

  • 30L capacity sized 
  • Permits you to suspend up to 25 lbs (more weight can be carried but the pack must be locked)
  • Main compartment carries clothing layers, bivy gear, first aid, and off-trail work materials
  • Easy-access secondary pocket stores lunch and layers
  • Internal organization holds smartphones, GPS units, pens, documents, and maps secure and easy to locate
  • External stash pocket keeps emergency clothing layers instantly accessible
  • Harness and detachable padded hip belt are constructed of closed cell foam covered in  a 3D breathable "air mesh" to wick water away 
  • Internal sleeve holds a two-liter reservoir for hydration on the move
  • Webbing grid on back panel accepts MOLLE units to expand capacity and organize essential gear
  • Exceptionally durable 1000D Cordura pack material resists tears and abrasion and holds weights.
  • DWR (durable water repellent) finish protects contents from light rain and moisture   

Ready for a day on the trails? The “Hiker” was made just for you. With enough room to hold your gear, hydration, and other essentials, this pack is your go-to for shorter trips. Featuring an external stash pocket, you’ll have easy access to an extra change of clothes, snacks, or whatever else you need to get to in a hurry. But, don’t worry, your wallet and keys will be safe and sound in the security pocket built for your more sensitive items.

  • 30L capacity holds gear, food, and clothing for a day on the trail 
  • Permits you to suspend up to 25 lbs (more weight can be carried but the pack must be locked)
  • Internal sleeve holds a two-liter reservoir for hydration on the move
  • Easy-access secondary pocket stores and organizes digital devices, maps, guidebooks, and trail necessities
  • Internal zippered security pocket holds your keys and wallet 
  • Low-profile zippered external pocket is great for sunscreen, camera, or sunglasses
  • External stash pocket keeps emergency clothing layers instantly accessible
  • Harness and detachable padded hip belt are constructed of closed cell foam covered in  a 3D breathable "air mesh" to wick water away 
  • Compression straps secure your gear and minimize pack sway
  • Haul loop at top makes grab-and-go a breeze 
  • 200D pack material is lightweight, resists tears and abrasion
  • DWR (durable water repellent) finish protects contents from light rain and moisture 

The “Commuter” features a patented 20” modular frame design that allows users to easily switch out other of our smaller bag types, including the “Hiker” and the “Tactical” packs. With an eye towards comfort and holding up to 30 liters, this pack is your go-to for  daily commuting, day hikes, cross-training, and as the perfect pack for a first responder. 

  • 28L capacity
  • Permits you to suspend up to 25 lbs (more weight can be carried but the pack must be locked)
  • Perfect for work and commuting
  • Easy-access secondary pocket stores and organizes digital devices, documents, and work tools
  • Low-profile top pocket is great for keys, wallet, and transit passes
  • Two side pockets hold water bottles, a travel umbrella, or a light shell jacket
  • Harnesses are constructed of closed cell foam covered in a 3D breathable "air mesh" to wick water away. 
  • Compression straps secure your gear and minimize pack sway
  • External webbing loops accept bicycle safety lights
  • Haul loop at top makes grab-and-go a breeze 
  • Canvas-look 300D pack material resists tears and abrasion
  • DWR (durable water repellent) finish protects contents from light rain and moisture   

The HoverGlide has gone through scientific and durability testing to ensure it's incredibly effective while also tough enough to withstand the needs of the United States military, 

DURABILITY TESTING   

 Smash Test

Throw Test

ROAD TESTED

Our operational consultant, former Force Recon Marine Sgt. Shawn Carmody decided to put HoverGlide to the test by running in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC while wearing a prototype of the tactical pack filled with 20lbs.  He likes to say he ran his fastest marathon while wearing the HoverGlide, and he did, although, to be fair it was his first and only Marathon. 

 

 

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