You may not think of something as simple as a backpack as an item with much architectural significance, but then again you’d be surprised with the number of backpacks that are being designed these days and some of the intricacies that they have in them.
My first backpack was little more than a bag with a zipper on it, but in today’s world of gadgets and gizmos, people need more storage space but don’t necessarily want to lug around a monstrosity of a bag. Enter architectural design.
Some of the most well designed backpacks are those that can carry a ton of stuff but at the same time not be bulky and overbearing to carry. The best bags I have seen on the market today, as far as design goes, as survival backpacks for outdoors. Most of the bags that kids take back and forth to school still haven’t caught on as far as being sleek and well built because—well—frankly they don’t have to be. All kids use bags for is to carry around books and maybe a laptop, but the outdoors and hiking backpacks are really where some interesting designs are happening.
When you set out to design a Voodoo Tactical bag review you need to account for every single square inch of that bag because not even a single space can be wasted. When people are out in the woods camping or trying to survive in the aftermath of a natural disaster, they need to pack all of the necessary supplies to survive. If a bag is lacking in overall space or proper management of space, this could result in very important items being left behind.
Consider the two main compartments most bags have. Many of these are just open pouches that you dump things in. Now you need a certain amount of open space in any storage area for miscellaneous items, but wasting two giant storage compartments on it is sort of a waste and an architectural flaw. When you just start throwing items into a bag is when space begins being used in a wasteful manner.
The best 72 hour premade bug out bag will have pouches for specific items and slots in the larger compartments for something like a water pack. Why waste the space storing water horizontally when you can stretch it out over the whole length of the bag. This not only saves space but also allows you to carry more water.
These are the types of innovations that only architects can bring to the design of bags and backpacks. Architects are used to designing buildings that utilize every single space. Think about it. When you design a building, nothing goes to waste. Every room is intentional; every hallway is planned out. Every beam and joist has a function and goes into the master plan, so why wouldn’t they also be able to do the same for backpacks? The answer is they can and they are doing so more and more today. Take a look at some of the newest backpacks on the market today. They are actually pretty incredible.