In recent years they have traveled to more than 40 countries with their mountain bikes or snowboards, in search of the best trails and the most beautiful powder slopes - for magazines, photo shoots with professional photographers.
After an avalanche accident while filming a snowboard video in 1999, former freeride pro Holger Feist came up with the idea of a backpack with an integrated back protector. The incident did not involve burial and had no serious consequences. Holger, however, injured his back from the avalanche shovel in his backpack when he crashed into a canal. The concept of a back protector seemed to make sense for mountain biking too, particularly because the ergonomics of bike backpacks at the time left a lot to be desired. So they began tinkering, sewing and experimenting, until the first working backpack prototype was finally launched in 2003, on the trails of La Paz. But in Bolivia a completely different problem emerged, for which a sensible solution was not yet available on the market: the bike, carefully packed in a box, came out of the luggage belt at La Paz airport in tattered packaging and in all its individual parts. This was obviously a reason to develop a sophisticated bike travel bag as well. From the beginning, the focus was on maximum functionality and quality to ensure that the concern for equipment became a thing of the past once and for all. Both products were initially only produced for their travels and friends. Until one day they received a call from a longtime friend and travel companion, Bernd Stucke from Hong Kong. He had taken his bicycle for service at the legendary "Flying Ball" bicycle shop in one of the very first bike bags. Bike creator and shop owner Mr. Lee was so impressed with this bike travel bag that he immediately ordered 50 bags. And that had to be their first "real" customer. So in 2008 they founded the EVOC brand.