A man claims to have solved the first-world problem of having to take your rucksack off to get at something inside it, inventing a removable system that attaches and detaches with a cord and swings the main cargo pod around to the front. Making sitting down a bit easier, too.
It's called the Wolffepack and is up on Kickstarter, where a pledge of £85 or more gets you one of the clever things. It comes in Metro and Escape variants, which fiddle with the zip and pocket placings for urban or outdoors use. It'll be ready by May 2015, should enough people want to fund the next generation of lugging stuff. [Kickstarter]