A new year means new fashion trends, and Japan has already kicked things off in a direction no one was expecting!
The Japanese design studio CWF has begun retailing a backpack which they call "The Backpacker's Closet." What makes this pack unique? It's HUGE.
Despite a hefty price tag of £180 ($229), the "sand beige" version of the bag quickly sold out at online retailer Plywood, where the bag is described as "indispensable for outdoors, carrying heavy gears and bringing in a large number of ingredients to the camp site."
Why else might you need a backpack large enough to hold a human being? Plywood offers another great idea:
"If you live in a house with a small number of closets and you are having trouble with storage, you can also hide the things you do not want to show."
The bag's retailers do have some warnings about it, however, with The Daily Mail reporting it "should be kept in the shade and away from direct sunlight."
@OfficialFGTNews Imagine jumping on the @TLRailUK rush hour train at Catford carrying one of these bad boys. Mr Popular, you won’t be.— föxintheböx2001 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 (@föxintheböx2001 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜)1546462476.0
To reduce stress on the "shoulders and back" the bag features a middle strap as well as extra padding according to The Sun. Though CWF says the pack is big enough to replace your wardrobe, they wanted to be sure you can actually carry it around if so you choose.
@ELLEmagazine @oureric My husband just literally kicked me out of bed for laughing too hard while he’s trying to sleep.— Bella Desai (@Bella Desai)1546492546.0
It seems this prank video is very close to becoming reality...
Giant Backpack Prank! youtu.be
@sarahhalzack you have made my evening— Tadd Wilson (@Tadd Wilson)1546563314.0
Twitter was incredulous at the idea of carrying around this monster of a pack!
@kron4news Who the hell wants to carry that around. 😱🤣— Derek Harris (@Derek Harris)1546629280.0
@kron4news Can’t wait to see someone use this as their “carry on” luggage on my next flight. 😂👍— Todd (@Todd)1546620636.0
@kron4news Nooooo. Just can't. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/XAtU4CfkLx— Nickee Rozzay (@Nickee Rozzay)1546621581.0
With a bag this big, you'd never have to go home!
@kron4news Awesome! Now I can bring all of my camping equipment to school🙄 ..... i wonder what else I can fit in this 'backpack'🤔— LeBronze_Goddess (@LeBronze_Goddess)1546620325.0
@kron4news And major back problems!— Marin (Manny) Rodriguez III (@Marin (Manny) Rodriguez III)1546624150.0
One can only imagine how tiring carrying around a full backpack of this size would be...
@sarahhalzack added bonus: sewn inside is contact info for a chiropractor— brian kelly (@brian kelly)1546543980.0
hard no, bless @sangeetaskurtz https://t.co/3VFBztfASN (but maybe yes I want to be the person in that giant backpack)— Leah Fessler (@Leah Fessler)1546631455.0
Though the packs are currently sold out at Plywood, they are set to be restocked! Prepare to grab one for yourself by deciding which color is the right pick for you: beige, olive or black. This is the year our fashion finally *works!*