Adidas's Low-Profile Vest Backpack is Better Than Batman's Utility Belt

By Andrew Liszewski on at

When you’re out exploring the city on a warm summer’s day you need something to carry all your stuff, but a heavy backpack hanging off your shoulders isn’t ideal. Adidas’s Yohji Yamamoto-designed Y-3 Sport Backpack wants to fix that by securely wrapping around you like a vest so it feels almost weightless. Fair warning — you’ll have to cough up $410/£286 for the pleasure.

Adidas' Low-Profile Vest Backpack Is Better Than Batman's Utility Belt

You won’t be carrying around a 15-inch laptop inside it, but you can easily squeeze an extra pair of shoes in there, and it has an integrated hanging system for a Camelbak so you can stay hydrated.

Reflective fabrics, waterproof zippers, and ventilated back padding means the Y-3 Sport Backpack is also a viable option for runners or cyclists who need to carry a few essentials like a phone and a wallet that won’t end up banging around in their pockets. It’s not a cheap alternative to a messenger bag, but isn’t it time you upgraded that bag you’ve been carrying since school? [Adidas Y-3 via Werd]