Hydrophobic Rucksack. Designed for the TInnGO project by Ronald Jurianto

Topic DesignSafety and securityWomen needs in transport

As part of a larger series of ideas tackling belonging management issues on buses, this rucksack builds on top of the hydrophobic umbrella. Equipped with six push-studs on flaps, the bag is made to work with the hexagon tessellation within the bus, allowing users to secure their backpack by simply pushing in the push studs onto available hexagons. Being water-repellant means the content of the bag remains dry even during torrential rain, and more importantly, a bag that could be easily dried out does not limit its users to keep it away from its users and other passengers.

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3 years ago

I find all ideas related to water-repellent utensils great. That makes it much easier to use public transport. 
The hexagonal pattern is nice to look at for the passengers and could have a nice marketing effect for the transport companies if all give-aways and merch products are matched to it.
The pattern could reflect the colours of the respective providers.

Just a question for clarification - is the design about a water-repellent backpack or a water-repellent cover for a backpack?

One disadvantage that could occur with the backpacks is that if several identical backpacks are stowed at these hexagons, this could lead to confusion.

With the sleeves, you might still be able to recognise your backpack by the straps or if the sleeves were made semi-transparent, the problem would be solved anyway.

The TInnGO project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 824349.
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