Best Backpack Ever? The Whipsnake 37 Trillion

May 19, 2015

Four years ago, two innovative gear pioneers created a backpack unlike any other. It is without doubt the most mesmerizing and creative backpack I have ever seen. But is it the Whipsnake 37 Trillion for you?
No other pack in the world is as intimidating as the Whipsnake 37 Trillion.

Consider these key questions:

Do you prefer to carry your 15-foot-long tent poles snapped together for convenience, so you don’t have to waste 10 seconds putting them together and then disassembling them every time you set up and break camp?

Do you ever need to carry an extreme amount of gear, but can’t find a pack tall enough to handle it all?

Would you prefer to have a pack with an internal capacity closer to 37,000,000,000,000 cubic inches than any other (spoiler alert: actual capacity is slightly less than advertised).

Do you hike in environments with lots of wide open spaces—such as desert and tundra—where potentially inconvenient branches don’t grow overhead? (I regret this pack may not be ideally suited for most Northeast trails….)

Do you want to experience the proprietary space-age responso-flex construction developed by NASA scientists exclusively for this pack?

Have you always admired, even idolized, the mythical super-hiker Steve Climber, a.k.a. the “outdoor’s ultimate enthusiast”?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Whipsnake 37 Trillion may be just what you need.

But don’t take my word for it. See it in action below and decide for yourself.

Now the bad news. Despite creating this magnificent pack four years ago, the comedy duo Rhodes and Roads still have yet to announce when it will become widely available for purchase, or at what price.

Until then you’ll just have to intimidate your surroundings the old-fashioned way.

Equipped is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Matt Heid

Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.