FR SKID (ISPO AWARD GOLD WINNER 2015/2016) January 28 2015, 0 Comments
we are very happy and proud to announce that we won another product award - the ISPO GOLD AWARD. Every year the jury of the sports business network ISPO evaluate hundreds of products. Attainabilities which are very unique or innovative win an award, the finest ones are honoured with the title 'GOLD WINNER'. This year our FR SKID convinced the jury completely. Let's have a closer look at our award winner!
FR SKID: SMALL PROTECTOR BACKPACK IN GREAT SHAPE
FR SKID Our first product for powder enthusiasts was a protector backpack, and initially this generated quite a few smirks. Today, protector backpacks have become indispensable in the backcountry. And EVOC is the pioneer in the market. The award-winning FR SKID is a newcomer to the collection, and EVOC’s smallest backpack with integrated back protector. This compact daypack in XS size is designed for shorter backs. Besides the popular EVOC features, our “shorty” impresses with 10 litres of capacity as well as attachment options for skis (diagonal position), snowboard and snowshoes. It accommodates hydration systems of up to 2 litres and has a special easy-to-access compartment for avalanche equipment on the front of the pack. Due to the short back length the shovel is fixed to the outside. Extra convenience comes with the integrated key clip.
SPECIFICATIONS FR SKID
Capacity: 10 l
Size: 22 x 45 x 11 cm
Weight: 940 g
Colours: Yellow/Sulphur/Petrol und Slate
EVOC Bike Travel Bag PRO (Outdoor Retailer) January 27 2015, 0 Comments
EVOC USA Outdoor Retailer 2015 in Salt Lake City. All new Bike Travel Bag Pro!
Evoc- Bike Travel Bag www.evocusa.com
The German based company Evoc really broke into the US market with their hugely popular Bike Travel Bag. It was an awesome option when you needed to travel with your bike. Evoc’s design allowed you to leave most the bike intact, and the travel bag offered solutions to many of the common problems with traveling with your bike.
Evoc has just released an updated version to their Bike Travel Bag and the changes are looking really awesome! The number one struggle for traveling with your bike is weight. Airlines are sticklers about over weight bags and this can really cost you a lot. The new Bike Travel Bag weights less and is more stable! There is now aluminum slide rails running the full length of the bottom of the bag which gives the bag a lot more stability when it is fully loaded. Pairing that with the Monocoque Wheel Chassis and aluminum front handle, moving your bike becomes much easier. Additionally you can clip on a front wheel to the aluminum handle, allowing for full rolling capabilities.
You couldn’t talk about the new Bike Travel Bag without pointing out some of the new protection features. The built in wheel slots now offer even more protection for your rotors, freeing up valuable breakdown and build up times. Another awesome change is the molded bottom case which use to be made from foam and was likely to have damage over time. For anyone that is planning to be traveling with their bike this year, I would highly recommend you take a look at this awesome travel bag!
DESIGN AND INNOVATION AWARD FOR THE STAGE 12L January 07 2015, 0 Comments
The STAGE 12l is part of our PERFORMANCE BACKPACK line. With its technical features and the unique design it persuades the international jury of the DI.A 2015 at the category Equipment & Technology. One highlight of the STAGE 12l is the BRACE LINK carrying system with flexible straps that automatically adapt to individual shoulder widths. Combined with the low net weight, neutral weight/load distribution and sophisticated ventilation system, the system provides superior carrying comfort and outstanding freedom of movement when riding a bike. In addition, it enables wearing a neck brace.
|These multifunctional, technical backpacks of our TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE BACKPACK line meet the highest demands when it comes to functionality, carrying comfort and low weight. One of the reasons for this is the sophisticated AIR FLOW CONTACT back system. It distributes the weight neutrally to the body’s centre of gravity while minimising the contact surface on the back and shoulders. We have also positioned the ventilation elements, such as channels and specially moulded, perforated EVA pads, behind a mesh fabric, in the form of “islands”, and as such, to the inside. This helps optimise air circulation without limiting carrying comfort and neutral load distribution. Warm air can escape to the top as well as to the sides.|
|The STAGE 12l also impresses with the unique, newly designed BRACE LINK carrying system. Whether you’re slim and petite or tall and muscular, the flexible straps adapt to any shoulder width and consequently make for optimised carrying comfort. It’s all in the BRACE LINK: This metal element connects the backpack and wearer in the most innovative way. Plus, it guarantees additional freedom of movement when riding a bike and enables you to wear a neck brace – hence the name.|
As is customary for EVOC, the STAGE 12l incorporate a wide range of sophisticated technical features. Both have a tool compartment with separate quick access. An embossed emergency plan provides emergency steps and the most important phone numbers. A separate compartment offers space for a hydration system of up to three litres in capacity. There is also space for your sunglasses/goggles and other small necessities. But that’s enough about pockets and compartments. The packs also offer individual attachment solutions for full-face and cross-country helmets as well as for protectors. Unobtrusive markings provide instructions. Convenient: The rain cover forms part of the features and can be pulled over the backpack in one simple step.
MBA FIELD TEST: EVOC Bike Travel Bag December 02 2014, 0 Comments
MBA gives the EVOC Bike Travel Bag a stellar 5 star review!
Your Bike belongs on vacation with you.
FOLLOW LINK BELOW.
Danny Macaskill: The Ridge / EVOC FR Lite pack October 06 2014, 0 Comments
MTBR Reviews the EVOC Bike Bag, Comes Away Impressed July 25 2013, 0 Comments
"I found my dream case – EVOC. I can pack my bike in 15 min or less. It...has padding and PVC in the right places to protect my bike."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Read the full review on MTBR.
How to Survive Flying With a Bike March 26 2013, 0 Comments
Tired of winter? Spring is on the way. One of the most important things you can do is to make sure that your gear is in order. With the EVOC Bike Travel Bag, your bikes will travel first class—whether by airplane, train or car. The Bike Travel Bag packs securely in just a few minutes and can be easily transported thanks to the large wheels on the bottom of the case. Here are a few tips that we thought we'd share with folks looking to fly with their bikes:
Check Prices Before You Arrive at the Airport
Prices and Baggage Allowance
Virtually all airlines have different prices for sports equipment and bulky luggage, which can range from $40 to $200 or more! If possible, you'll want to check with the airline before you begin your trip–and also to see what their baggage allowance is for domestic and international flights (they can be different).
If you've booked with an airline will allow you to check the bike as part of your luggage allowance, you might try and haggle with them to see if they'll waive the additional fees that they sometimes impose on bikes (if they allow passengers to check golf-clubs for free, this might be your ace-in-the-hole as the weights are very similar between a complete racing bike and a full set of golf clubs). Make sure you get as much information as you can for checking the bike on the return trip as well.
Travel and Bicycle Insurance
You'll definitely want to check with the airline to see what their maximum liability is for damage when it comes to bicycles specfically. Many times their liability caps at around $1000. Don't risk it! If there's any doubt, you may be able to contact your own insurance company to purchase additional coverage that will protect you from loss, theft or damage to your machine while traveling.
When booking rental cars and taxis as secondary transportation when you reach your destination, make sure that you specifiy that you need a larger vehicle to accommodate your luggage and your bike travel bag as well.
Packing the Bike
The sophisticated of EVOC's Bike Travel Bag mean that it's not necessary to disassemble the components of the bike to fit it in the case, or to cushion it for travel. Simply remove the wheels from your bicycle, release some air from your tires/tubes and stow them the specially-designed exterior wheel pockets. Unscrew the handlebar and attach it to the inside of the bag with the included hook-and-look straps. Remove the pedals remove and place them in the small internal pocket. Check the position of the frame in the bag, making sure that the rear derailleur swings freely. For extra protection, it is recommended that you place extra available cushions (included) to absorb shock and keep the handlebars separate from the frame. Depending on the geometry of the frame and the size of the wheels, the contact points of the individual components may be different.
Tip: In addition to shoes, helmet and bike clothing, the EVOC Bike Travel Bag has enough space to accommodate the tools that you'll need to reassemble your bicycle. Don't risk trying to carry on tools, the TSA agents may confiscate them when you're going through security.
We hope that this post has been helpful for those of you thinking about flying with your bike. If you have questions about the EVOC Bike Travel Bag, or any of our other products, we invite you to call us at (866) 391-0493.