A Japanese company is currently trending for making a backpack big enough to contain a human being.
The backpack was created by a Japanese design studio, CWF. The studio created the “Backpacker’s Closet”, a backpack so large it can even contain an adult.
The Backpacker’s Closet measures 100 cm in length by 68 cm in width. It features a maximum holding capacity of 180 liters (48 gallons), making it ideal for carrying a young adult.
To prevent the shoulder straps from snapping under the weight, the backpack is not only designed to withstand the advertised maximum weight, but also features padding and an extra middle strap to reduce stress on the wearer’s back and shoulders.
On online retailer Plywood’s website, the Backpacker’s Closet is described as “indispensable for outdoors, carrying heavy gears and bringing in a large number of ingredients to the camp site.” However, as shown in one of the promotional photos, the giant backpack can also used indoors, as an actual closet.
The guys at SoraNews24 actually put it to the test by having one of their writers climb inside and another hoist him up on his back and give him a ride around the office. The Backpacker’s Closet reportedly held up surprisingly well.
The oversized backpack is obviously considerably pricier than most standard backpacks, selling for around 26,000 yen ($230) plus shipping. Nevertheless, they’ve been selling like hotcakes, with the ‘sandal beige’ variant already being sold out.