PHOTOHIKER 44
The PHOTOHIKER 44 is the first photo backpack featuring an uncompromising carrying system from the trekking sports, and is manufactured according to the highest environmental standards. Designed by COSYSPEED - Made by VAUDE - Community Developed
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PHOTOHIKER 44 - Preorder Special

€399,99€299,99


Incl. PHOTOCUBE XL
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PHOTOCUBE XL

59,99€


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PHOTOCUBE M

49,99€


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PRE-ORDER


The PHOTOHIKER 44 is available immediately for pre-order until September 30, 2020. By choosing the the limited promotion, you will save € 100 compared to the regular retail price.

DELIVERY


Delivery will take place in the second half of September if you choose the air freight option, or in November with standard shipping.

CORONA


The backpack is manufactured in the VAUDE factory in Vietnam. Operation continues normally according to the current information (as of May 15, 2020).


CAMPAIGN GOAL
We have already reached our goal to sell 250 PHOTOHIKER 44 during the pre-sale campaign. Production of the backpack will begin shortly. We will frequently keep you up to date on the progress. For several months now, many of you have been following the project and supported us with tips and motivating emails. The PHOTOHIKER 44 is a unique, fantastic backpack, and you have a huge part in it. THANKS A LOT :-)
PROGRESS 100%


CARRYING SYSTEM FROM THE TREKKING SPORTS
The carrying system of the PHOTOHIKER 44 is provided from VAUDE and is used in trekking backpacks. The result is uncompromising comfort that has never been seen in photo backpacks before.

A DIFFERENT APPROACH


Photo bag manufacturers think from the photo side when developing a backpack. With the PHOTOHIKER 44, we thought the other way round and first developed an uncompromising carrying system, before going on to the photo functionality.

The PHOTOHIKER 44 by COSYSPEED is a novelty in the field of photo backpacks, because its carrying system is normally used in trekking backpacks by outdoor specialist VAUDE. Nevertheless, the backpack with up to two removable photo compartments and a compartment for laptops up to 16 "large offers enough space for photographers' equipment. Its design is specifically designed for hybrid use. So the PHOTOHIKER 44 can either be used completely as a photo backpack, completely as a trekking backpack or half each. The carrying system has a very well ventilated Aeroflex 3D back system with an integrated metal frame. Comfortable ErgoShape straps and the adjustable back length enable comfortable carrying and uncomplicated adaptation to different body sizes even on long tours. It is made of robust NYLON materials and for heavy rain, the splash-proof backpack comes with a rain cover in the bottom.


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Stephan Wiesner

"Finally a photo backpack that is so comfortable that you don’t want to take it off!"

Stephan on Instagram

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Felix Röser

"For me, the Photohiker 44 is the ideal companion for long photo tours in the mountains. Comfort and functionality finally combined in one backpack! I've been waiting for this for a long time!"

Felix on Instagram

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Stefan Hefele

"With the PHOTOHIKER 44, I have a reliable partner at my side that can master small and large adventures with me - in any weather condition!"

Stefan on Instagram



THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS
The PHOTOHIKER 44 combines photo functionality and trekking comfort in a unique way. It can be used hybrid as a pure photo backpack, pure trekking backpack, or 50% photo / 50% trekking.

PHOTO EQUIPMENT WELL PROTECTED


The photo functionality of the PHOTOHIKER 44 is provided by the included PHOTO CUBE XL, which features robust wooden panels on the side. Expensive gear is protected well, and the sturdy side pockets hold your tripod with ease. It accommodates system cameras and medium-sized DSLR, as well as standard and telephoto lenses and accessories. Small accessories can be stowed in zippered pockets in its inner flap. The optionally available PHOTO CUBE M fits into the upper compartment of the PHOTOHIKER 44 and can thus increases the capacity for photo equipment.

There is a padded zippered compartment in the back which can hold a MacBook Pro 16 ". Side pockets and the bottom are rubberized on the inside and protect against sharp objects, as well as moisture. Its size of 44 liters is also perfect for taking it on board any aircraft as carry-on luggage according to IATA guidelines.




ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND FAIR
Like all COSYSPEED products, the PHOTOHIKER 44 is required to meet highest standards in environmentally friendly production fair and working conditions. Our production partner VAUDE meets these high demands.

READY FOR THE GREEN BUTTON


The PHOTOHIKER 44 is manufactured by VAUDE in compliance with high environmental standards. It fulfills the criteria for the state seal for environmentally friendly production and fair working conditions Green button (https://www.gruener-knopf.de), and will go into certification in spring 2020. Basically, COSYSPEED only works with partners who comply with high environmental and labor standards and have to be certified, e.g. SGS (www.sgs.com). COSYSPEED GmbH is also involved in development projects in Africa, for example the production of lens bags. VAUDE, with its high standards of quality, sustainability and fair treatment of partners and their employees, is the perfect production partner for the PHOTOHIKER 44.





PHOTOHIKER 44


Measurements and weight

  • Height 550 mm to 800 mm, depending on the filling of the upper compartment
  • Width 320 mm
  • Depth 200 mm
  • Laptop compartment: 380 mm (h) x 280 mm (w) x 25 mm (d)
  • Weight: 1,700 g (without photo cubes)

Materials

  • NYLON D800
  • NYLON D200

Colours

  • Black
  • Blue as a stretch goal

Special features

  • Aeroflex 3D back system with integrated metal frame
  • ErgoShape carrying system
  • Adjustable back
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Tripod pockets on both sides and rubberized bottom (from the inside) for waterproofing
  • Manufactured by VAUDE in compliance with high environmental and labor standards

Scope of delivery

  • PHOTOHIKER 44 Black
  • PHOTO CUBE XL

PHOTOCUBE XL


Measurements and weight

  • Length 360 mm
  • Depth 160 mm
  • Width 260 mm
  • Weight: 900 g

Materials

  • NYLON D200

Colours

  • Gray

Particularities

  • Zippered storage compartments in the inner lid
  • Wooden panels on long sides for stabilization and protection against mechanical impacts (tripods, etc.)
  • Suitable for the lower storage compartment of the PHOTOHIKER 44
  • Manufactured by VAUDE in compliance with high environmental and labor standards

Scope of delivery

  • PHOTO CUBE XL

PHOTOCUBE M


Measurements and weight

  • Length 260 mm
  • Depth 160 mm
  • Width 180 mm
  • Weight: 400 g

Materials

  • NYLON D200

Colours

  • Gray

Particularities

  • Suitable for the upper storage compartment of the PHOTOHIKER 44
  • Manufactured by VAUDE in compliance with high environmental and labor standards

Scope of delivery

  • PHOTO CUBE M


STRETCH GOAL


If we will sell more than 700 of the PHOTOHIKER 44 during the pre-sale, there will be another variant in blue. Anyone who has bought a black version then will have the option to switch to blue ;-)




THANK YOU



There is actually nothing in life that you can do alone. Certainly not such a lengthy and complex project as developing a new photo backpack. Therefore, many thanks to many who have committed themselves to our heartfelt thanks!

Stephan Wiesner, who was there right from the start, will definitely come first. The first visit to VAUDE in January 2018 took place together with Stephan. His thorough, direct, honest and critical participation in the project has always been a profound help. Let's reach the stretch goal, so Stephan can also get a blue variant :-)

Felix Röser and Stefan Hefele, both incredibly talented and successful landscape photographers, tested, criticized, motivated us. Their share in the project can't be praised enough.

Of course, the kind and innovative team from VAUDE played a big role so that we could develop such a great backpack. VAUDE is a great company with a corporate philosophy that simply machtes our Zeitgeist.

The COSYSPEED team worked many hours, days, minutes and seconds, then waited patiently again and finally pressed the button to start the PHOTOHIKER 44 pre-order campaign

Finally, our thanks goes to you, our loyal community! You helped us with the development, selected the name and motivated and encouraged us to continue with the project. Thanks a lot for this!!!!!!

You are all the BIGGEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!