The Coxa Story
The idea to create a backpack that neither limits nor, creates any deteriorating damage was born in 1968 when Claes Bergkvist, who at the time was a young scout on 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 in a basement, to later be developed 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.
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.
Coxa has today 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 the world class athletes, engaging the individual athlete or the whole team at early stages with prototypes. After this process, we redefine the proposals of the improvements and then we redesign and test again until all are 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 management team and a board with wide experience from startup innovation companies and from the consumer product category. We have a dedicated team around us which are being a part of the Coxa community. All of us has experienced the 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.