Ferrino R&D team together with the Comfort Lab at Città Studi of Biella and the Sport Technology Lab at the University of Bologna have renovated their triennial partnership to develop new technologies and improve the comfort and ergonomics of hiking backpacks.
This collaboration produced the new line of Ferrino HIKEMASTER backpacks with shoulder straps made of auxetic material. Using this material represents a real revolution in the world of backpacks, so much so that it led the company to file a patent application.
What exactly does “auxetic material” mean, though? It is a material that, unlike traditional materials, expands when subjected to stress. This provides a number of important benefits for those involved in outdoor activities.
In particular, the manufacture of the shoulder straps in the Hikemaster line in this material allows increasing breathability and thermal comfort. Thanks to its ability to expand under stress, it also allows load to be distributed more uniformly, reducing pressure on shoulder contact points.
However, the advantages don’t end this way: using an auxetic shoulder strap provides greater efficiency in expelling heat with 10 percent more evaporation than traditional shoulder straps. In summary, the choice of using an auxetic material for the shoulder straps in the new Hikemaster line represents a significant step forward in the world of hiking backpacks.
- Weight: 930 g (26 l)
- Dimensions: 48x29x19
- Fabrics: Nylon 210D Hexagonal
- Back: Back with “Dry Net System”: a carrier frame in flexible steel, which not only gua- rantees perfect load distribution but also serves to tension the mesh that separates the backpack from the wearer’s back for excellent breathability. Shoulder straps with auxetic padding to improve ventilation.
- Pockets: In top lid | Side pockets in mesh | On waist belt | Inside pocket in back.
- Accessories: 2 pole/ice axe holders | Side compression straps | Front gear loop (with additional removable straps) | Backpack cover included | Compatible with “Helmet Holder” | Compatible with H2 Bag hydration control system | Rear loop for safety light | Chest strap with whistle.