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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 2:57 PM UTC +00:00.

Impetro Gear: Mountain Sports Backpacks Redefined

A new versatile solution to perform to your maximum

Impetro Gear: Mountain Sports Backpacks Redefined

A new versatile solution to perform to your maximum

€44,068
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
183
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 2:57 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hey Kickstarter! We are Impetro Gear, a new outdoor gear company based in Salzburg, Austria.

We are mountain sports enthusiasts, who designed something completely new and we need your support to make it happen!

We always wanted a versatile, ergonomic and fully featured backpack for all our mountain sports. We finally developed our own concept because nothing on the market fulfilled our wishes.

KICKSTARTER? WHY? HOW?

To make it simple, we use this plateform to pre-sell the backpacks. Because launching production requires quite a bit of funds, we need your help to do it. So the support you give us now will get you the reward as soon as we have it produced. 

You order -> we launch the production -> you get the product


We are not bringing a backpack only, but a whole family! Our concept aims to avoid any compromises. To do that we had to design sport specific packs, therefore we created a complete ecosystem for mountain sports. 

The main components of our modular system are the X-Harness BASE_Unit and the Zip-On Packs: the BIKE, SKI & MOUNTAIN packs.


The common component for all your tours. Equipped with all the features you need to perform, the BASE_Unit will support you in every mountain activity you undertake.

 Anywhere you go, any sport you do, either clipped to go fast or open to fully breathe, our BASE_Unit will increase your performance.

We want to unlock your potential, so we developed a completely new carrying system: The X-HARNESS

Leverage the power of magnets. With our magnetic chest buckle, you can clip/open the X-Harness in a split-second, even with winter gloves. No more struggle!


Thanks to the position of the straps on our X-Harness, your shoulders are free of the backpack weight. It unlocks arms and shoulder motion in every direction. Feel free to move as you wish!


The chest centered design focuses most of the forces on your chest and perfectly balances the backpack on your body. No more need to tighten it to the extreme and stop breathing to have a stable backpack!


"We care about your safety too!"

Because we care about you, we believe in accident prevention and being ready for anything. So every BASE_UNIT integrates a really important safety feature:

Click to learn more about this great (always on) piece of technology integrated in our BASE_UNIT

The ultimate summer activity. What a nice feeling to hit the trails after a long work week. Single trails, short/long curves, jumps, dirt,... you name it!

 Climb longer and better, but of course... bomb the downs harder, faster, stronger!

Whether you call it ski touring, freeriding, free touring, etc... we all have the same goal: Enjoying the freshest snow!

The tougher the climb up, the more fun the ride down. Whichever direction you are travelling, our SKI_Pack will make the adventure more enjoyable!  

Whether you are planning on going for a hike, crossing a glacier or climbing a 4000m high summit, this pack is made for it!

Whether it is dirt, rocks or ice our MOUNTAIN_Pack has your back!

We are not telling you that our packs are better than other brands on the market - But we are telling you that we offer something unique! 

If you are looking for modularity as well as advanced features for mountain sports, our products are the right ones for you! And you would also help a small brand shake up the market.

Once you have selected your reward, you will be able to add one or both of those items:

  • Hydrapak Force 2L hydration reservoir for a special Kickstarter price of €30. This high-end reservoir is perfect to get your IMPETRO Gear setup to the next level.
  •  SAS-TEC back protector Level 1 for a special Kickstarter price of €10. This viscoelastic shield will harden on impact to protect your body during your agressive rides.

 You will be able to choose the exact pack combo you want as soon as the campaign ends. No need to worry about that now! All details like shipping preferences, add-ons specifics and set combo will be collected via survey late November. More information in the FAQ.





Just to let you know, we are currently developing two completely new packs: the URBAN_Pack and the PHOTO_Pack



This is the essence of our brand. We strive to develop the best product possible, because we want those products, and also want you to enjoy them. 

We started the whole project back in February 2017 during a long car drive. We started talking about backpacks... and here we are 33 months later, launching our first Kickstarter campaign. We went through hours upon hours of talking, trying, failing, but in the end, always with the same goal in mind ; we made it all the way here. 

We really hope you enjoy what we managed to build so far, and that you will help us going further by backing this project.

Thank you for your interest, and stay outdoors!

They all believe in the product and already helped us to get this far..... We thank them for their support and their trust.

It is now your turn to show they were right all along, and back this project.

EN /   Keep in mind that we have already answered the most common questions in the FAQ, but we remain available to answer your questions in the commentary section.

FR /   N'oubliez pas que nous avons déjà répondu aux questions les plus fréquentes dans la FAQ, mais que nous sommes également disponibles pour vous répondre dans les commentaires.

DE /   Beachten Sie, dass wir bereits die häufigste Frage in den FAQ beantwortet haben, aber wir stehen Ihnen im Kommentarbereich für Ihre Fragen zur Verfügung.

ES & IT /   We will try to do our best, but we might no be able to be as reactive as the other languages.

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Risks and challenges

IMPETRO Gear is a young company but we are confident that with your help, we will be able to live up to expectations for this product.

Most of the challenges we faced were addressed during the product development phase. We put a lot of thoughts, time and money in our designs. Many prototypes and samples have been produced and tested for months. Several things have been improved step by step and we are proud to say: our design is now ready for production.

The search for factories, skilled staff, as well as the language barrier with our suppliers and the time zone difference did not make our life easy. We have been sourcing, developing fabrics and hardware together with our suppliers and manufacturing partners intensively during the last 2 years. We know our manufacturing partner, have visited them a couple of times and manufactured final samples with them already.

Given the high cost of materials, manufacturing and minimum order quantities from the factory, finding the funds for production is our biggest challenge.

But each challenge remains an opportunity for us to acquire new knowledge and allows us to improve each of the entrepreneurial skills that the creation and development of a company requires. We face it with enthusiasm and see these challenges as the steps to take our business to the next level.

We also want to inform you that customs and taxes are not included in the price. Depending on your home country you might have to fill out a customs declaration and pay customs fees and taxes before you get your reward. We can't cover any compensation claims that arise due to your personal effort while handling these issues. Thank you for your understanding.

We will do our best to support you in every matter though, please contact us for any queries.

Your IMPETRO Gear Team

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