Compatible with or without any backpack, RIBZ redistributes weight for increased comfort.
The RIBZ front pack is made of 210d water resistant ripstop nylon. The ribs pack weighs approx. 11 oz. All components are water resistant and have proven durability in the most extreme of conditions. With an average storage capacity between 500 and 700 cubic inches, you can comfortably relocate your desired weight in the front packs. The use of a front pack repositions a portion of your weight forward which reduces your overall shoulder stress and increases comfort, mobility, and balance. A front pack also creates the illusion of carrying a lighter load. Though the RIBZ front pack was designed with ultralight backpacking intentions, any outdoor activity where easy access of equipment is critical is where it proves beneficial. RIBZ front pack can be used alone as a vest but is primarily designed to work with your existing backpack as increased functionality.
Access the gear you need when you need it. RIBZ gives you the ability to ditch your pack at base camp and keep your most important backpacking gear with you at all times. Simple access will save time and provides accessibility to all important items as quickly as possible. Keep the items you want close where you can get them.
Create a more comfortable pack configuration with RIBZ. For the same reason, a backpack provides more even weight distribution, a front pack helps in relocating a portion of the users' weight forward for a better balanced load. Better balance gives better posture and increases mobility.
Save time packing for every trip and eliminating constant retrieval from your backpack. Having your primary backpacking gear pre-packed within RIBZ keep you ready at a moment's notice. A quick day hike, extended overnight, or if the shit hits the fan. You’ve got your most critical gear ready for anything.