At Boreas, we are aim to have consistently strong and beautiful products. We want you, our customers and friends, to feel confident, happy, and ready to take on the world with our pack on your back.
For such a young company, Boreas has had superior recognition for the quality, design, innovation, and functionality our backpacks possess. While we do out best to kick some tail Boreas—as every young company—still has leaps and bounds to grow.
A few months ago, we received some input from one of our early adapters in Oregon, Adam. Hi Adam! He had a suggestion for improvement of our Repack 15 and this is what he said:
“Hey all. I was an early adopter of the Repack 15. Overall I like the pack, but have some ideas for improvement. The biggest problem I have is that there is no real substance to the pack. Unless totally stuffed, the top compartment sags into the bag and makes it wear and look awkward. On the hip belt pockets, there is a semi rigid material that keeps the hip belt pockets bowed out a little. How about adding a ring of the same material to the top zipper to prevent this unsightly sagging? Just a thought. Keep on keeping on.”
University of Oregon
Adam spoke, we listened. One of our head developers and master magic maker (not to mention a pretty great camp cook, but we’ll hear more on that later), Alexei “Lyosha” Tcherepanov, was ecstatic to be able to collaborate with our users. He decided that if we added a bit of material to the opening of the bag, this problem could be easily fixed.
Notice how a not so full bag slags a bit. It happens, but we gave it a little more structure below.
We did some minor revamping to the Repack 15 and sent it on back to Adam to get his feedback. Here’s what he said:
“I got the pack last week. Thanks for sending me out the new version! It’s exactly what I had in mind with the rigid ring around the top zipper. I had imagined another ring of the material further “down” the pack to keep the shape even more, but I realize that when in use, the existing compression straps would cause this material to warp and bend awkwardly. So good job- pretty much just what I had envisioned the pack to look like… still super comfortable and it’s great for cycling!”
University of Oregon
Thanks for the great feedback, Adam! Just another happy Borean getting to be as active as he possibly can with our bag on his back keeping him calm, cool, and comfortable along the way.
Do you have any bright ideas to make our great gear even greater? Give us a shout at email@example.com or a ring at 415-684-7514. We are here to listen, knock around ideas, and make the great products to get you going and keep you out there.