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7 Brilliant Inventions That Changed How We Travel

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April 21, 2017

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“The backpack allows the user to travel hands-free, comfortable, to carry a ton and access a lot—the best way to travel for sure,” said Jamie Cormack, co-founder of the hip Herschel Supply Company. “In the 60s and 70s climbing became more progressive—the way people climbed, the way they used gear, safety harnesses, whether it was military or mountaineering, to be lighter with better efficiency.” The leather diamond-shaped lash tab on their Heritage packs references the era, when climbers looped a piece of webbing through the two slits to hold various gear, including ice picks.

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