TODAY’S PATENT – PACK VEST
The PACK VEST was invented by Richard A. Swanson (Seattle, WA) on the 2nd of June 1987, bearing patent number US4669127A.
This present invention generally relates to the art of garments, especially coats and vests and, more particularly, is concerned with a vest structure having features of a pack, and further having weight distribution features to permit the wearer to carry a substantial load without undue discomfort.
The pack vest is constructed of a pliable flexible sheet material which can be sewn, such as rip stop nylon; heavy canvas or the like. The typical pack or backpack, sometimes called a knapsack or rucksack, is a fabric bag or case designed for carrying equipment or supplies on the back. It usually contains one or more fabric compartments and may or may not be associated with a metal frame with straps designed to hold the pack upon the back of the user.An objective of the following invention is to provide a vest with cargo carrying features having a waist level belt and buckle means in order to keep the vest from creeping and to constrain the weight close to the body.