So I have been planning my next backpack, which will probably be a simple silnylon, roughly 30 Liters pack, when I got a crazy idea. Has anyone tried an upsidedown pack?
When I pack my backpack, I put my sleeping bag, tarp, and jackets all at the bottom and the stuff I need throughout the day while I'm hiking, food and water at the top, near the opening. However, this leads to an imbalanced pack with improper weight distribution. I thought, if the pack was upside down, so that the opening is at the bottom, it would correct this, making the light stuff on top and the heavy stuff at the bottom of the pack (when you're wearing it).
Other than the problem of stuff falling out of the pack (which seems easily corrected with a tight closure system) does anyone see any problems with this design? Obviously I don't want to commit to making a crappy pack.
Thanks for the input.