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EVOC Sports, the world’s leading manufacturer of back protector backpacks, is presenting the world’s first backpack with integrated airbag technology, aiming to lower the risk of injury for commuters. The new EVOC COMMUTING Capsule Collection, the first specialized EVOC range focused on the future-oriented segment of bicycle commuting in urban settings, is led by the COMMUTE A.I.R. PRO 18. The products in this category include novel approaches to bike safety in traffic as well as well-thought-out, modern transportation solutions.

  • First bike backpack with airbag and back protector
  • New EVOC-COMMUTING range from 2023
  • Concept presentation at the iAA Mobility (07.-12.09.21) in Munich

Mobility is rapidly changing, particularly in metropolitan settings. Congestion of city motor vehicle infrastructure, rising environmental consciousness, and a massive trend toward a healthy lifestyle are all driving forces behind this transformation. One of the biggest barriers to bicycle traffic is the fear of accidents and the resulting injuries, which is fueled by poor bicycle infrastructure. This is what prompted EVOC to develop the COMMUTING series of products in 2023 to make bike commuting safer and more comfortable.

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World’s first backpack with integrated airbag technology

In the urban bike jungle, safety comes first with the COMMUTE A.I.R. PRO 18 backpack, which combines the innovatively integrated airbag technology with the integrated LITESHIELD-PLUS back protector. This gives the best possible protection for the neck, shoulders, collarbones, and chest. The airbag system was created in partnership with Minerva-AS GmbH for use in bike bags for commuting to work, school, or recreational activities.

A sensor-controlled, 18-liter inflatable airbag protector is at the heart of the device. It works by opening and closing an electric, magnetic buckle on the chest strap to activate and deactivate it. Up to 1,100 times per second, the USB-charged sensory device analyses the location of the backpack. The airbag inflates in 0.2 seconds and unfolds its protective effect whenever the defined deployment requirements are satisfied, such as in a crash. This minimizes the cyclist’s impact forces and braking acceleration by up to 80% (HIC – head injury criterion).

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A laptop compartment with lateral quick access, organizer compartments, pockets for glasses and smartphones, an elastic lateral pocket, a height-adjustable hip belt for perfect fit made of AIRO-FLEX, and seamless shoulder straps are just a few of the features that the backpack, made of recycled Polyester, has to offer on daily trips to work or leisure activities. After a crash, if the removable back protector shows visible evidence of damage, it will be replaced according to the FREE PROTECTOR CRASH REPLACEMENT policy. (RRP: 900 €; expected to be released in Spring 2022).

COMMUTE PRO 22

With its light, integrated LITESHIELD-PLUS back protector, the COMMUTE PRO 22 backpack covers significant areas of the spine and back and is the appropriate companion as well as the right transport solution for inner-city traffic. The clever compartment management, which includes a separate laptop compartment, keeps your daily life organized while on the go, while reflective patterns increase safety and visibility. Even on the hottest summer rides, the optimum ventilation keeps you cool and dry. A separate compartment for glasses and multi-functional attachment straps, in addition to the smartphone and laptop compartments with lateral quick access, provide optimal organization at all times.

The backpack made of 100 % recycled Polyester includes FREE PROTECTOR CRASH REPLACEMENT. (RRP: 230 €, available from Summer 2022).

COMMUTE 22

The spacious COMMUTE 22 is the appropriate mode of transportation for regular commutes through the city, thanks to its basic design. The main section of the backpack, which holds 22 liters, features a broad opening that allows easy access to all of its contents. The 3D-moulded back part allows for maximum ventilation and comfort. Special prints reflect automobile headlights, ensuring the necessary traffic safety. It has a 15-inch laptop compartment, a smartphone compartment with lateral access, a glasses compartment, and multi-functional attachment straps. (RRP: 170 €; expected to be released in Summer 2022).

The 16 and 26-liter DUFFLE BACKPACKS, which are also available in the EVOC TRAVEL line, round up the EVOC COMMUTING line. They come with useful extras such as a rain cover, a smartphone pocket, and a bottle. The water-resistant backpack, made of PVC-free outer material, can survive any shower, and the adjustable aluminum buckle on the lid allows you to customize the size to the contents. Everything is always within reach thanks to strategically placed pockets and easy-to-reach lateral sections for a laptop, smartphone, and keys in the back area. (RRP: 140 €; expected to be available in Autumn 2021).

EVOC Sports GmbH is a Munich-based, family-owned firm that specializes in the design and manufacture of functional sports backpacks with protective elements as well as sports travel gear. Bernd Stucke and Holger Feist have been managing directors since the company’s inception. There are presently 20 individuals working at the headquarters in the fields of sales, marketing, and product design.

EVOC is now the world’s leading manufacturer of backpacks with back protection, mostly for adventurous mountain biking and winter sports, as well as bike travel bags. A network of distributors in 32 countries sells well over 100 product models available in the sectors of BIKE, SNOW, TRAVEL, and PHOTO. COMMUTING goods will be added to this portfolio in the future.

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