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We changed the game by making an alternative to the traditional backpack.
It's the unique shape and suspension of our No Dancing Monkey™ (NDM) harness systems that make our packs 100% bounce free.
The construction allows you to snug the packs really tight to the body, without affecting your breathing capacity or body movement. It is almost like wearing no pack at all. To make this work in different sports/activities, we are offering three different NDM harness systems, designed to maximize the performance of the pack matched to the sport/activity.
Since the dawn of the traditional backpack, people all over the world have experienced the same uncomfortable sensation. Like there is a wild monkey pogo dancing inside the backpack. A monkey that makes the pack bounce up and down and swing from side to side.
For decades, the industry has tried to stop the monkeys but with very limited success. Of course, we are not talking about real life monkeys. But we think it’s the perfect way to explain the difference between a USWE pack and the traditional backpacks. That´s why we call our patented harness technology “No Dancing Monkey™".
Hey, by the way! We really like monkeys, but we try to keep them away from your back. That is our promise to you
The OG, compact & form fitting.
For packs between 1L - 16L
For larger packs on wheels and skis.
For packs between 16L - 30L
Maximizing front accessability
No Dancing Monkey™ (NDM) is our award winning, patented suspension harness technology that gives you the perfect fit, with zero bouncing on your back. The “edge” is the elastic 4-point straps that allow you to snug the pack really tight, without it affecting your breathing capacity or freedom to move.
Our NDM technology is developed for action sports. The technology works for both men and women in different sizes, but you need to add the action to feel the difference. The 4-point adjustment straps are there for you. It makes you adjust the perfect fit for your body.
Check out this simple guide on how to adjust the NDM1 harness:
Our packs are developed for Dirtbike, Mountainbike and Running. But hey! If you want to use them for other sports, that will work perfect as well!
This is the set up for the NDM2 snug me harness:
And the guide for NDM 2.1
A backpack, like a glove, is worn and not carried. It is not a one size fits all kind of thing. It has to be fitted to your body to give the ultimate performance. We set our own standards, based on our own real life – mud crawling testing and the input that we get from our awesome athletes. All this together, makes it possible for us to push our product development harder and more dedicated than any other brand.
Thermo Cell is equipped with a multilayer insulation cover that reflects the heat on the inside and shields from the cold and wind from the outside. By its design, the Thermo Cell closes tightly to the body and a thin mesh membrane permits maximum body heat to pass through. Used in this way the body heat feeds the Thermo Cell with thermal energy. Smart!
Thermo Cell encapsulates heat from physical activity in an insulating air pocket that protects the tube and bite valve from freezing even in the most extreme winter conditions. Therefore, we have chosen to provide both shoulder straps on the NORDIC, HAJKER and POW backpacks with Thermo Cell so that you get the option of choosing which side you want to have the tube in tube, or having tubes on both sides (double hydration bladders). Or optional, why not store gels and bars that you easily reach on-the-go in the pocket you don't use.