Those familiar with backpacking understand how critical it is to manage not only weight, but also space. The solution favored by many hikers is the compression sack, a nifty contraption that condenses large and bulky essentials, such as sleeping bags, into small, travel-friendly packages. As a result, packs can be stuffed with everything you’d need for a multi-day adventure in the woods…including the outdoorsman’s version of a kitchen sink.
Efficient use of space is also behind the Smart fortwo, a two-passenger microcar that hit the U.S. market in 2008. Now, just a few years later, comes the fortwo electric drive, a version of the original that continues to offer urban drivers access to tiny parking spaces, yet does so while drawing energy from a household outlet and not the local gas station.
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