Jumpack Transforms From Backpack To Dirt Jump In Just 10 Seconds!

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If you’re a registered user you may have read our trail tool article from earlier on in the week (if you haven’t read it, register for FREE and check it out now!). In that article Antony tested a bunch of tools to tidy up your local trails and keep them flowing, but what if you wanted to spice up those trails without resorting to naughty methods like building berms and digging jumps?

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Jumpack folds away into a backpack and weighs only 6kg.

Last week we came across this, the Jumpack, a folding kicker ramp that is contained in its own backpack for easy transportation to and from the trail, car park, or for simply using in your back garden.

The Jumpack can fold out into a 3 piece kicker or can be pulled apart to construct smaller ramps for beginners. On the other hand, if you have more than one ramp they can be snapped together to make even larger trail obstacles.

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Folds out in just 10 seconds for those “Must Jump” moments.

Fold-out legs get rubber feet to prevent the ramp slipping or moving while catching air, and gas struts automatically flick the legs in to position for super fast set up. Jumpack reckons you can set the ramp up in under 10 seconds.

Included are some rather natty features. A built-in GoPro mount allows you to film the action from behind the ramp, and a simple toolkit attaches to the ramp allowing the individual sections of ramp to be removed or reattached as and when needed.

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Each of the three sections can be removed to shorten the ramp.

The complete kit and backpack weighs in at just 6kg and costs £199.99 which isn’t exactly super affordable to us.  That doesn’t seem to have put off customers though, and Jumpack claims that customer demand has created a 4-week waiting time for new ramps. Here’s a video of the Jumpack in action:

If nearly £200 is a little too rich for your pocket, but you still like the idea of a portable kicker then what about a homemade portable ramp? In the video below Haibike brand ambassador, Sam Pilgrim shows us how to construct a simple ramp that fits into your backpack. He also shows you the best ways to get into trouble using it.

Which will you go for? The £199.99 Jumpack or the Sam Pilgrim Special DIY ramp?

Andi is a gadget guru and mountain biker who has lived and ridden bikes in China and Spain before settling down in the Peak District to become Singletrack's social media expert. He is definitely more big travel fun than XC sufferer but his bike collection does include some rare hardtails - He's a collector and curator as well as a rider. Theory and practice in perfect balance with his inner chi, or something. As well as living life based on what he last read in a fortune cookie Andi likes nothing better than riding big travel bikes.

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