Our Story

The idea to create a backpack that neither limits your movement nor creates any negative damage to your body was born in 1968. Claes Bergkvist, who at the time was a young scout on a hike, suffered severe chafing with tired shoulders, due to his ill-fitting backpack.

The solution to the challenge at hand finally appeared during a mountain hike in Italy in 2008. Claes bought a sewing machine and the first prototypes were developed by him in a basement. From there, Claes developed this idea into its final form: a carrying system that shifts all the weight from shoulders to the hips and allows for full movability without any unnecessary chafing or pressure on the shoulders or back.

In 2012, the carrying system was patented and Coxa Carry AB was created, with the ambition to develop a world class backpack.

With a clear goal, Coxa early on initiated collaborations with thoroughly selected partners such as AB Germa, known for their G-costumes developed for JAS 39 Gripen, Duraflex and the industrial designer Jonas Blanking, known for his award-winning design of the Boblbee backpack.

Today Coxa has a full range of backpack products, both with included hydration bladders and a range of accessories, with a clear aim to improve the comfort and performance of the user of our products. We develop our products together with world class athletes, engaging the individual athlete or the whole team at early stages with prototypes. After this process, we redefine the products and then we redesign and test again until everyone is satisfied with the final result. Now we know that we have a world class product to offer the market.

The Coxa Carry company is managed by a team with a wide experience from startup innovation companies, consumer product experts and of course our athletes. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team around us that make up the Coxa community. All of us have experienced that wow moment when the Coxa is put on the back and the feeling of weightlessness is there. You just can’t believe the feeling – the feeling of freedom.

We hope you like it too! Enjoy the ride.

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