NITRO 21/22 Technical Snow Backpacks Preview
Retail Buyers Guide: Technical Backpacks FW21/22 Retail Buyer’s Guide
Interviewee: Florian Lang, Nitro USA
Which materials are you using? Any efforts in sustainability?
As in previous years, our fabrics are PFC free and blue sign approved, our factories BSCI audited.
What color palettes, prints or patterns are you working with?
For Winter 21, we offer 3 colorways (blackout, Forged Camo, Wine). 2 colors are carry forward, WINE colorway is the new addition to the technical line of bags for 2021.
Did lockdown affect the sell-through of your FW20/21 range?
Generally speaking, sales have been very positive and our bag business seems to benefit from the boost of interest in any type of outdoor activity during COVID.
How are you segmenting your technical backpack collection and what are the main price points in each segment?
Our technical range covers 3 models, while the entry pricepoint (ROVER 14 ) is an outdoor backpack for everyone and every type of activity from snowboarding to hiking or biking. The Slash pro 24 is a technical backcountry bag loaded with snowboarding specific features and a focus on carrying& riding. As a brand with 20+ years of experience in splitboarding, it came natural to design Nitro’s first ever splitboading specific backpack, the new Splitpack 30. The bag is rounds up our 21/22 backcountry program of Splitboards, touring boots & split bindings, skins & poles.
Please name and describe 3 highlight items from your FW 21/22 collection.
ROVER 14 (79,95€) is a multipurpose, year round backpack with a focus on snowboarding and hiking.
Volume 14 L / size 48 x 27 x 11 cm / weight ca.760g
Ergo comfort backpanel construction with CROSS_WINDS TM ventilation, hydration compatible, internal dry gear sleeve, fleece lined goggle pocket, backcountry gear pocket, board and ski carry system, external hiking pole stashing and gear loops, adjustable waist and chest straps, compression straps, prepared for KOROYD EOP 1.0 back protector
SLASH_pro 25 (139,95€) is a feature loaded snowboarding backpack with size adjustable backpanel & carry system.
Volume 25 L / size 53 x 31 x 15 cm / weight ca. 1200g
size adjustable carry system with CROSS_WINDS TM ventilation, hydration compatible, internal dry gear sleeve, fleece lined goggle pocket, backcountry gear pocket, board and ski carry system, external hiking pole stashing and gear loops, adjustable waist and chest straps, compression straps, prepared for KOROYD EOP 1.0 back protector
SPLITPACK_30 (129,95€) is a new and splitboarding specific model with variable size from 22 to 30 liters due to its roll-top closure, giving it the right size for larger daytrip or maybe even overnighter at a mountain hut. Designed for light weight and durability, clean and sleek on the outside, the large main compartment is accessible from the top and a large zip opening at the backpanel, giving you quick and easy access to the gear even if stuffed into the very bottom of your bag (available in BLACKOUT colorway only).
Volume 22-30 L / size 53 x 32 x 21 cm / weight ca. 900g
Specifically designed for Backcountry splitboarding, minimalist yet multi-functional and variable in size. The main compartment can be expanded from 22-30l by its roll-top closure. A large, double zipper backpanel access lets you quickly get to all your gear, even if stuffed at the very bottom of your bag. Additional features are avalanche safety gear pockets, an optional KOROYD EOP 1.0 back protector, goggle pocket and additional gear pockets, hydration compatible. External water bottle zip-pocket. Build in mesh helmet carry, hiking pole attachment system, ice-axe loops, board- and ski carry system and multiple gear loops, adjustable waist and chest straps, compression straps and weight lifters.