Based on our previously patented dog backpacks for animals up to 30 kg, we tested and developed new prototypes.
Our test showed a noticeable relief in the neck and shoulder area compared to regular backpacks.
This is achieved by a new carrying system, in which uses four shoulder straps instead of the regular two shoulder straps.
The straps are placed pairwise on top of each other. When carrying heavier weights, they can be adjusted into their respective relief positions. To optimally regulate pressure, the straps can also be aligned individually.
This idea was inspired by a tour through the Austrian Kaiserklamm, where I found a beautiful stone weighing 22 kg. I knew the stone would be perfect as a decoration for my patio, and so I carried it home. But even in my ergonomic backpack, the stone was a heavy burden on my shoulders.
During the 45-minute hike back, I tried to relieve the pressure by alternating my shoulder straps from their regular position on my shoulder and neck area to my outer shoulders – even though I am quite fit and regularly work out my shoulder area!
I soon realized that carrying a heavy backpack would be far easier if the weight was distributed with four and not, as usual, two shoulder straps. Two of the straps would be placed normally on the neck and shoulder area, while two additional straps along the outer shoulders would help to evenly distribute the weight. Logically speaking, this would reduce shoulder pain immensely!
Inspired by my own experience, we have created this four-shoulder strap system. For light and moderate weights, the backpack can be carried with the two main shoulder straps. For heavier weights, two additional straps can be worn over the outer shoulder area and relief pressure.
The additional shoulder straps are attached to the main straps with a Velcro strip. If needed, the Velcro can be easily opened, and the straps can be placed on the outer shoulder area.
Each one of the four overall straps can be adjusted via a cord on the bottom. Pulling or easing the cord can tighten or slacken the strap. Therefore, the backpack can be individually positioned. This grants an optimal relief of pressure and avoids shoulder pain.
The regular price of the backpack is €159. The early bird offer is open until 20.04.2022. The backpacks will be delivered until end of June 2022 at the latest.