The outdoor backpack achieves a lot while doing a little, which is probably why it hasn't been redesigned in over 30 years. However, an American couple took this much needed update upon themselves and solved its design problem in accessibility.
The problem was that to access and utilize things in a backpack, it must be taken off entirely. The 'Paxis' solves this with its multiple compartments and swing-around arm. The top section is for things that won't be needed repeatedly, like lunch for instance. The bottom compartment is meant for things needed frequently or quickly, like gloves or multiple camera lenses.
To access this swing-around compartment, the user simply pulls on a metal tab that unlocks and swings the bottom section around to the person's front. Now the items are in view below, while still securely attached to the body. This outdoor backpack is great for campers, avid photographers or anyone who appreciates accessibility.