For changing the way we access gear on the fly

The designers at The North Face set out to mechanically rethink the traditional backpack so that it had easy access with one hand or even one finger. The inspiration for the quick-release main-compartment on the Access Pack came from the old-school cassette-tape eject button that snapped open with a quick, audible element to it. Inside, dedicated fleece-lined media pockets feature built-in ejector tabs for swift access to devices. An external laptop pocket with water resistant zippers features a pull handle that lifts a laptop up and out for easy removal.

SGB Magazine Fall Innovators Issue celebrates the ideas changing the way we run, hike or play the game. For the full story please click here.

Lead photo courtesy The North Face