HoverGlide lightens the backpacker load

PHOTO: Lightning Packs

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TravelWire Asia is reporting that the new HoverGlide by Lightning Packs is being hailed as the “world’s first floating backpack.” They say it’s the perfect back-pack solution for hiking, running, commuting or just strolling around town. But it’s not floating in the traditional sense of the word.

And it’s not weightless, although users describe that it feel ‘weightless’ as they walk.

The backpack works through Suspended Load Technology (SLT) and is attached to a sliding rail and pulley suspension system, allowing the back-pack to move up and down as you walk.

The bounce of the backpack reduces impact forces on the wearer by up to 86 percent while running and 82 percent when walking.

The HoverGlide is also going to save you money on future physiotherapy bills as it reduces stress on your back, decreases the potential risk for injury; and Lightning Packs guarantees your neck and knees will feel the benefit too.

See the HoverGlide at work in the clip and read more about it HERE.

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