New product : New for SS13, Millet introduces the Axpel backpack, featuring new design technologies.

ANNECY LE VIEUX, France—New for SS13, Millet introduces the Axpel backpack, featuring new design technologies that are said to greatly improve load distribution, the Mobility Back System (MBS) and Load Directed Construction.

The company put a strong R&D focus on this season’s collection of packs. Before adding a pivot back option into the collection, Millet’s product development team spent two years researching its construction. Partnering with Chamonix doctor and mountain guide, Emmanuel Cauchy, multiple tests were performed on several variations of their own designs along with competitors’ before determining the design that resulted in the most comfortable fit. Test results clearly showed that placing the pivot point higher on the back (rather than on the waist belt) provided greater pack stability and less strain on the back.

Another innovation in the Axpel is the Load Directed Construction, a new technology that is also featured in other packs in Millet’s SS13 collection. “We know that the back’s most efficient places to hold weight are at the hips and on the shoulders, depending on what type of mountain activity you’re engaged in,” said Product Manager, Antoine Lafoux. The “X” structure that is visible on the outside of the pack is constructed of a strong, dense fabric, attached to the side compression straps, and is designed to compress the weight down or up, where it’s carried best. Along the same lines, the bottom of the pack isn’t flat—it angles up to distribute the weight at the hips rather than pulling down.

(Source AOB éditor / actionoutdoorbike.com ) 

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