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Protect yourself from extreme weather with this innovative solar rucksack. Designers Kim Jangwoon, Lee Youngmin, Jung Soonho and Namgung Mina have invented a backpack that harnesses solar energy to keep you warm. A creative solution for adventure enthusiasts and those who enjoy hiking or traveling in harsh, and potentially dangerous, weather conditions. Created with mountaineers in mind, the backpack comes equipped with solar panels. The outer surface bearing the solar panels collects solar energy and converts it into heat. The user wears a circular patch on their clothing that is directly connected to the backpack with a small pipe. The backpack’s efficient design allows the heat to flow evenly across the body, allowing the user to endure icy conditions. Suitable for any polar adventure, the Solar Rucksack bagged the Red Dot Design Award in 2009. Currently the backpack is only a design concept, but it is easy to see how this technology has life-saving potential for those who brave even the most extreme elements.