JOEY is a backpack that gives your body a break. Unlike ordinary backpacks that pull the weight away from you, the JOEY lays right against your back and brings the weight towards your hips. A contoured hip pad absorbs the weight and reduces horizontal movement when walking or running. Load lifter straps and stowable hip and sternum straps provide maximum comfort. Multi-directional air flow tunnels provide pleasant ventilation and keep you back dry. The JOEY has a pair of easy to use side pockets. Actually, they feel like additional pants pockets because they are so accessible. You can take out your smartphone, wallet, or keys, on the go, and stow them safely to have the hands free again. It also features a one-handed access to full length side mesh pockets that can carry larger things such as a water bottle. Koala-Gear partnered up with Fidlock®, a German fastener manufacturer to have an anti-pickpocket design. The Fidlock® fastener has strong magnets which makes it easy to close but the secure snap functionality ensures a continuously high locking force. You don’t have to worry about your valuables anymore, because they are safe! Another cool feature is that there is a dedicated pocket just for your passport. There’s a hidden pocket facing towards your back, which can be accessed without taking off the JOEY.
Check out the JOEY on Kickstarter here!