a compact, packrafting pack
Sewing straps/ belt
SOFT GOOD PROJECT
DISCIPLINE Industrial Design
DURATION 5 weeks
TEAM 3 people
To design a backpack's frame, harness, and container based on a chosen activity. The final product was an accessible and compact pack designed for packrafters that could be rolled up and stowed away when packrafting.
It's not ideal to carry multiple bags while traveling the outdoors. Especially for individuals who enjoy packrafting and day hiking.
Hiking backpacks and dry bags don't adapt to packrafting. Frame packs are too bulky and dry bags are inaccessible and uncomfortable.
How might we help those who enjoy packrafting manage their belongings more efficiently and effectively?
LET'S COMPARE CURRENT PACKS
Fit for packrafting
WHAT'S GOES IN THE PACK?
FOOD + WATER
SPECIFIC TO ACTIVITY
Material and design of the pack should be specific to the unique considerations of packrafting, making sure the pack is waterproof, comfortable, and considers the inventory.
Traditional dry bags don't offer the accessibility that typical daypacks hold. The design should consider easy access to items, while still maintaining a dry bag's waterproof nature.
The pack should be compact and easy to manage aboard a packraft with limited space.
We prototyped and explored
different methods of making frames, such as a folding (origami concept), a vacuum splint inspired concept,
a rolling sectioned concept.
We needed to consider feasibility of concepts, so we combined some of our ideas.
We tested different load-bearing methods with various materials to create a real scale model.
Our final choice was a rolling sectioned concept. We explored feasibility and ways to maximize compact features.
PAKKI is a backpack designed for individuals who packraft. Some key features are designated spaces for the packraft and paddles, quick access to items, and a rollable design.