ikon 80 · ant-zen · backpack (edition 3) · backpack

the third ant-zen backpack, appropriate for carrying smaller loads conveniently and safely. the all-around-upholstering guarantees protection for sensitive freights like laptops, and the extra pockets are suitable for essentials like wallets and passports.

specification: colour: black w/ silver ant-print
measurements: 10 / 15 x 42 x 29 cm = 4 / 6 x 17 x 11 inches
material: polyester 600d high density

- all around upholstered
- main pocket with notebook carrier
- velcro-fastenend upper front pocket
- zippered lower front pocket
- 2 zippered side pockets
- adjustable, upholstered shoulder straps

a backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack, pack, haversack, or bergen) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be exceptions. there are many ways to carry backpacks. one way is to carry it in one hand (like a briefcase).

backpacks are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads, because the shoulders are better suited for bearing heavy weights for long periods of time than the hands. large backpacks, used to carry loads over 10 kg, usually offload the largest part (up to about 90%) of their weight onto padded hip belts, leaving the shoulder straps mainly for stabilising the load. this improves the potential to carry heavy loads, as the hips are stronger than the shoulders, and also increases agility and balance, since the load rides nearer the person's own center of mass.

originally in ancient times, the backpack was used as a means to carry the hunter's larger game and other types of prey as a way of easier transport. in the cases of larger hunts, the hunters would dismember their prey and distribute the pieces of the animal around each one packing the meat into many wrappings and then into a bag which they place on to their back. the bag itself was made up of different animal hide and skin (depending on what sorts of animals were in the area) and sown together by the intestines of said animals, which were woven together tightly to make a sturdy thread-like material.

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