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Stylishly Functional Backpacks

The Nomad Backpack Effortlessly Blends Style & Functionality

— October 27, 2014 — Art & Design
The Nomad backpack is a product that aims to revolutionize the ubiquitous backpack by turning it into a fashion accessory that nevertheless doesn't compromise on functionality and ease of use.

The Nomad backpack addresses the awkwardness of carrying around a backpack that's either too big for the few items you want to carry, or too small given the amount of stuff you want to lug around. It can be expanded for travel or other situations where you find yourself carrying a lot of stuff. Its sides can be folded to provide a sleeker silhouette.

One particularly awesome but remarkably simple feature of this backpack is the fact that you don't have to take it off to access its contents -- simply swing it off one shoulder and unzip the side to access the main compartment!

The backpack also offers innovative pocket straps that give you easy access to smaller items that require constant access, such as your transit pass, cash, photo ID, sunglasses and of course your phone.

The Nomad backpack is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign; a pledge of only $59 will get you a backpack in your choice of six tasteful colorways.
Trend Themes
1. Fashionable Luggage - Incorporate style and practicality into products traditionally seen as purely functional, such as luggage, to attract the modern consumer.
2. Quick-access Design - Increase convenience and accessibility by incorporating design features for quick, easy access to frequently-used items.
3. Versatile and Adaptable Products - Create products that offer versatility and adaptability, catering to a wide range of needs and situations to appeal to modern, on-the-go consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - The fashion industry can benefit from incorporating functionality into their designs, such as creating functional backpacks that appeal to both fashion-forward and practical consumers.
2. Travel and Tourism - The travel industry can benefit from developing versatile and adaptable luggage and travel gear designs that cater to the increasingly diverse and fluctuating needs of modern consumers.
3. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can benefit from incorporating quick-access design features, such as incorporating phone pockets or other device slots into backpacks to improve ease of access for tech-savvy users.
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