About this project
Imagine a backpack not limited by gravity. One built with a weight-dispersion mechanism based on the suspension systems found in contemporary racecars, delivering a travel experience unaffected by bumps and vibrations — isolated from external irregularities to deliver a smooth and weightless trip.
World's First Backpack with 4-Point Independent Suspension
Introducing Project Zero-G: The ultimate backpack. With the world's first 4-point independent suspension - a dynamic system that maximizes comfort by minimizing weight – Zero-G offers the most comfortable and responsive wearable experience in the world.
The problem with today’s backpacks is their static design, making them both unresponsive to changes in motion and uncomfortable to wear. This issue negatively affects your movement, exaggerating weight and straining your back. Backpacks shouldn’t be a burden — they should make your life easier.
As modern adventurers, we found that we needed a backpack that would both lighten our load and adapt more flexibly to our constantly changing environment. That’s why we launched Project Zero-G. After over 18 months of meticulously considering all of the existing limitations of traditional backpacks and obsessing over every functional and aesthetic detail, we finally designed the backpack of our dreams, developing original wearable technology in the process.
Unlike conventional backpacks — which have stiff straps that stress the back while traveling over uneven terrain— Project Zero-G is equipped with a 4-point suspension system, allowing each strap to move independently in reaction to kinetic forces. This elastic transfer of weight absorbs shocks and reduces the effect of gravity, counterbalancing impact energy for a superior user experience. By developing this innovative suspension system, and paying a great deal of attention to aesthetic refinement, we’ve been able to create an aerodynamic backpack that minimizes load, enhances posture, and not only looks fast, but feels it.
Let our suspension take the weight, not your shoulders.
Project Zero-G distinguishes itself from every other backpack on the market through both its design and its unique suspension system. Each of our backpack’s straps has both an upper and lower suspension — independent shock-absorbing points that reduce stress by distributing impact. The tops of each strap are connected with durable bellows — springy and permanently attached — while the bottoms are interchangeable, letting you fine-tune your Zero-G’s suspension to match your load and activity. Just like a vehicle’s suspension is adjusted to its cargo (with harder springs used for heavier loads), Project Zero-G can be calibrated to compensate for any additional weight. From hard to soft, the included suspension sets offer 3 spring rates: heavy-duty, normal, and light.
Regardless of the intensity of your adventure, Zero-G technology will unburden your shoulders and smooth out your ride, delivering an unparalleled, gravity-negating backpack experience.
Even though the back constitutes one of the strongest muscle groups in the human body, it is extremely susceptible to injury. Consistent stress on the shoulders from carrying a heavy load can result in chronic lower back pain and spinal trauma that affects flexibility, mobility, and athleticism. The main goal of the Zero-G project was to create a system that protects the back by reducing the amount of pressure levied on your shoulders while you’re in motion; we were successful. Thanks to our proprietary suspension system, the effective force transferred to your shoulders while you walk, jog, or run is substantially reduced, and the faster you move, the greater the reduction in force. Students, travelers, and athletes will appreciate a 25% reduction in stress as they rush to class, through a terminal, or up a mountainside.
Innovative, elegant, and functional — with 12 individual storage compartments, an ultra-matte, scratch-proof PU leather exterior, and an interior covered in a 3D polyester matrix design — Project Zero-G is the next-generation backpack from KP’s ever-evolving line of groundbreaking products.
- Exterior: High quality scratch proof PU
- Interior: Matrix-3D Polyester
- Zero-G 4-point independent suspension
- Interchangeable lower suspension strap
- EVA water/shock resistant base
- 100% Water-resistant
- Water-resistant zippers
- Magnetic locking hardware
- 12 Unique storage compartments
- Laptop compartment: Zero-G 15 fits up to 15” laptops, Zero-G 13 fits up to 13” laptops
- Padded iPad compartment (Fits iPad & iPad mini)
- Detachable iPhone sized pockets (Fits iPhone 6 & 6 Plus)
- Utility hatch (Designed for electronic accessories & essentials)
- Pen slots & key ring
- Concealed wallet pocket
- Padded shoulder strap for extra comfort
- Zero-G 15": 13.5W x 19L x 5.75D (Inches) / 34W x 48L x 15D (CM) • 3lb / 1.4kg
- Zero-G 13": 12.75W x 17.5L x 5.25D (Inches) / 32W x 45L x 13D (CM) • 2.4lb / 1.1kg
Modern sophisticated cars are equipped with adjustable suspension for ride comfort and performance on different road conditions.
The Zero-G system allows you to fine-tune your backpack's suspension to match the load and the activity.
The new KP Utility Hook II is convenient, sleek and durable. It can be attached to the key ring of the Zero-G backpack. Perfect for your keys or pocket tools. It also has a built-in bottle opener and LED flashlight.
Made of wear-resistance zinc alloy. Weight: 1.2 oz / 34 g
Dimensions: 3.3”L x 1.3”W x 0.3”D (Inches) / 85L x 33W x 8D (MM)
KP is all about good design that makes your life easier. Our new MultiPen combines a ballpoint pen, tablet stylus, laser pointer and flashlight; all the essential tools in one elegantly designed pen. With the KP MultiPen you'll never need to fumble around for the tool that you need.
- A durable rubber tip that won’t scratch the screen of your device and allows the user to type accurately
- Black ink rollerball pen for smooth, crisp & clear writing
- A laser pointer that projects up to 500 yd / 457 m
- Ultra bright LED flashlight
- Body made of solid copper with matte finishing
- Weighted and balanced for a smooth and delicate feel
KP> KEEP PURSUING is a small design start-up based in Los Angeles, CA. Our team is comprised of members who have different talents and skills, but who all work towards the same goal: to blend art, function and innovation - harmoniously - with design.
Thank you for believing in us. We can't wait to have you experience the amazing Zero-G backpack.
Thanks to all the people who helped put this project together. DP: Powell Robinson, Gaffer: Eitan Almagor, Cam Op: Adam Morely, Drone Op: Brian Bloss, Actor: Evan Gomez, Omar Ting, Sound Score: Kyle Hnedak, Voice Over: Jon Drew, Copy Writer: Dominik Sklarzyk, Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson: Scott Kellerman, Candy Shipley. Pattern maker: Tang Liang, Coordinator: Wang Sheng-Jian. Special thanks to Stone Yeh. We couldn't have done it without your support!
Risks and challenges
If the KP Zero-G backpack is successfully funded we are extremely confident we will be able to produce the bag and have it to backers by December 2016. All parties involved from material wholesalers, manufacturing company, etc. are ready to go. The funds raised are going directly into the production/manufacturing of the bag. Though we do not see any direct risks, there is always unforeseen circumstances that may present themselves during production. However it is our #1 goal to get you a quality bag you are excited about, and we will do all in our power to make that happen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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