The Monowalker Helps You Hike With Heavy Loads

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Pay no attention to the brawny, soul-patched woodsman in this picture! Instead look behind him to the Monowalker, a sort of reverse wheelbarrow that lets you pull 100 pounds of gear with relative ease.

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Sure, it costs $1,000, but it's a sturdily built trailer that makes it feel like your load is halved. You can also, in inopportune terrain, wear it as a backpack. And if you're the type who goes on very long walks with loads of equipment—photographers, hunters, wrongly accused felons escaping from the long until you can rightly prove your innocence—it may very well be worth it. [Monowalker via Uncrate]

DISCUSSION

It costs a thousand dollars because the guy built it using randomly fabbed (largely bicycle sourced, from what I can see in the photos) parts. It's kind of an inverted Bob brand cargo trailer with custom tubing and an inexplicable downtube shifter lever. I guess it actuates the mechanical disc brake on the back wheel.