This is a handy way to lift with minimal equipment, but definitely bulkier than using dumbbells or kettlebells, so some movements require minor adjustments. My only issue is it's tough to get all 4 reservoirs inside, and when they are I can only fold the top 2 times (instead of 3), so then the top flares out a bit and it feels uneven. I haven't used it yet as a backpack. I love the colors (I got lava)!
Would love to review it...but it hasn’t arrived yet. But I have no doubt it’s fantastic!!!
This is a well built pack. It's tough, I like roll top, the pockets, the different handles to lift it in different positions. This will be a great travel pack. I would probably have bought it just for that use. To able to work out with it's even better. Unfortunately I haven't gotten any workout plan with it. I thought I would also receive exercises to go with it. But easy enough to make up my own I guess.
I was so tired of sand pouring over my face when working out. Enter the EmPack and no more leaks, a beautiful and durable bag/workout bag and a beautiful backpack!! So excited to keep using this bag!!
Love the em pack! It’s so useful to get up and just do a home style workout that’s weighted without having to go to the gym and fighting a crowd when you’re in a hurry.
Customize your weight and your workout
Filled with water: 13-14 pounds
Filled with sand: 21 pounds
Unfilled, 21" long and 1/2" thick, 5 ounces
How much weight does each reservoir add?
15 pounds when filled with water and up to 20 filled with sand. Remember that water is an unstable weight and will automatically feel heavier than your general static weight that you use in the gym. It adds a new element of stability training and proprioception (teaching your body to adapt to new surroundings) that will challenge your body in a whole new way.
How many reservoirs does a pack hold?
OG Empack - 4 (comes with 2)
Wander - 2
Nomad - 1 + a hydration pack
You can always buy extra reservoirs!
Is there a workout guide that comes with my pack?
We want you to use this baby! With every purchase we send a WORKOUT PDF GUIDE that you can use right away. We also have weekly workouts sent on our newsletter. Looking for more? We offer a 6 Week Get Strong Program on the website that was written specifically for the EmPack. It is great for traveling, in-home workouts and making the world your gym.
How durable are the packs?
The Empack uses the highest quality military grade 1000D, water-resistant Cordura with double backed bindings, straps, and handles to make this pack long lasting and fit for all your needs.
How do you transition the EmPack from a backpack to a training pack?
The transition is simple: take off the shoulder straps (unless using as a weighted vest) and tighten the front area by pulling the straps snug. Hold onto the pack's handles and use it like dumbbells or a kettlebell.
What are the best ways to use my Empack?
The packs are super versatile! Use it for work or travel and easily transition it to a weightlifting tool for strength training. The smallest pack (the Nomad) is also a great sized pack for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking.
Are there any how-to videos?