Its first bike backpacks with integrated multi-impact protector. All three models bear the VAUDE Green Shape label and are equipped with the PFC-free Eco Finish. This also pleases VAUDE partner and extreme biker Axel Kreuter: "The Moab Pro has my back protected - and the environment!"

One never wants to think about it and you assume that any worst-case scenario won’t actually ever happen to you – but there’s no absolute security on any tour. Good is when you can minimize the risk of injury. For example, by protecting your backbone with a protector backpack. Axel Kreuter of the Innsbruck Vertriders loves nothing more than riding on steep, mountain terrain and is familiar with the dangers of biking. He worked closely with the developers at VAUDE to create his own personal favorite backpack. "In my hometown Innsbruck I do everything by bike. I'm faster and more flexible. Cycling is good for me and the environment. The Moab Pro is the perfect companion. In its manufacturing careful attention is paid to reducing the environmental impact, and thanks to the integrated back protector it helps reduce impacts on me as well."

VAUDE offers the Moab Pro Backpack in three different versions. The two versions for men come with either 20 or 22 liters carrying capacity and in different torso lengths. The women's model offers 18 liters of volume. An ergonomically designed body-contact suspension system is in all models and comes equipped with a lightweight, multi-impact central back protector from the southern German manufacturer Ortema. Ortema is an absolute specialist in orthopaedic technology, medical fitness and sports protection, and has many years of experience working with top athletes from various disciplines. The TÜV/GS seal for tested quality of the protector is given.

In cooperation with VAUDE, Ortema has developed a protector that is integrated into the backpack. The pack hugs up close to your back to protect your spine, and has an adjustable hipbelt that lets you fine-tune the pack to fit your body size. The protector consists of several layers of breathable, visco-elastic foam for maximum protection in a crash. It is mulit-impact, which means that it returns to its initial shape after an impact, and does not need to be replaced. The shoulder straps and the wide hipbelt of this all-in-all very lightweight backpack are made of air permeable, flexible material. Like a glove, the backpack can be worn close to your body and fits securely on rough and uneven terrain. Organizer pockets in the main and front compartments as well as side mesh pockets provide for Teutonic organisation on tour. At the bottom of the backpack is a tool compartment with subdivisions for a multi-tool, repair kit and replacement materials. A cable tie has been added as a small special accessory for emergency repairs, at the special request of Vertrider Axel Kreuter. If necessary, the tool compartment can be removed completely. Other extras include a helmet holder for different helmet sizes, reflective elements and a port for a hydration system.

Environmental protection in the bag

VAUDE as a pioneer in sustainability has set itself the goal of producing increasingly more products in accordance with the stringent specifications of its own Green Shape label. So the new protector backpacks also bear this VAUDE guarantee for environmentally friendly products. The primary material is bluesign® system certified. The bluesign® system sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly and resource-conserving production of textiles. To ensure eco-friendly water repellency for the backpack, VAUDE uses Eco Finish, a PFC-free treatment for which no harmful fluorocarbons are required. If continous rain conditions are expected, the built-in rain cover can be quickly pulled over for increased water protection. In this aspect as well, VAUDE has gone to great lengths to research and develop together with its suppliers to be able to switch to PFC-free alternatives of waterproofing materials.