Contrary to popular belief, head loading is one of the most efficient means of transporting objects using only the body, as it forces the weight carried directly down the centre of the spine. Considering this, Halo was designed to distribute weight across not only the head but shoulders as well. It reduces pressure on cervical vertebrae (of the upper spine at the neck) and spreads the load pressure evenly across the upper body. It’s also useful for novice porters who are more likely to suffer injury due to poor posture by making the balancing element much easier as well as forcing an upright posture.
Designer: Richard Benc