There’s no point in lugging along a bunch of survival gear into the wild when you can’t keep them dry. Sure, you can grab a waterproof backpack, or more primitively, sealed the contents in individual ziplock bags, but when the situation calls for you to take the dive into the water, can the contents, particularly electronic devices, survive? Maybe, but to be sure, you want the Helixot XO 6.2 Fully Submersible Backpack on your back. As the product suggests, this compact, camel pack-like backpack goes beyond just waterproof; it is completely submersible, which means you can dive into water with it without worrying about water ruining the contents within.
While compact and streamlined backpack offers you the freedom of movement without restraint, XO 6.2 is at the same time, comfort fit and wear – thanks to the ergonomic design with neoprene lumbar and abdominal padding, rigid support along the spine, padded abdominal belt with adjustable strap, adjustable pectoral strap with, wait for this… an integrated distress whistle. Pretty cool, eh? To keep the contents inside safe and dry, the backpack, which is crafted in France, is made of water-resistant nautical fabric with welded seams with a screw cap closing mechanism in place of traditional backpack closure for an airtight seal. The result is a backpack that’s IPX8 “compliant.” The cap comes with a leash, so you will not misplace this all-important component of the backpack.
The interior boasts a main compartment for big items and an internal mesh pocket to contain smaller EDC like your keys. There’s a pair of lateral mesh pockets on the outside good for stuff like water bottles and anything that’s not afraid of water. If Helixot XO 6.2 Fully Submersible Backpack sounds like awesome to you, then you may want to consider the young company’s endeavor on Kickstarter where you can pre-order one for €105-125 (about US$110-130).
As always, the fate of XO 6.2 depends very much on the funding outcome, i.e. it will only become a reality if it meets its set funding goal. See it in action in the video below.
Images courtesy of Helixot.
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