Motivation from the Jury:
For high-intensity winter activities such as running, skating, or cross-country skiing, the USWE Nordic 10 pack offers an innovative, easy-to-adjust carry and well-fitting unisex system that allows for a stable, bounce-free and non-restrictive fit. It also has smart features, including an insulated sleeve for the hose of a bladder that is heated up by the body, reflective points, and a durable, snag-free back panel.
Design: Jörgen Gustafsson
Buy product: USWE Nordic 10
Nordic 10 is a (real) winter backpack that’s using the body as the heat source, a thin permeable membrane and space suit technology. USWE® has with this solution solved both the insulation and the heat source to protect the hydration system from freezing. This technology is called Thermo Cell™. It has been successfully tested in -26 °C / -15 °F cold temperature, with a final result measured at +19 °C / +56 °F inside the Thermo Cell™ pocket where the hydration tube is stored.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
Thermo Cell™ is equipped with a multilayer insulation cover that reflects the heat on the inside and shields from the cold and wind from the outside. By its design, the Thermo Cell™ closes tightly to the body and a thin mesh membrane permits maximum body heat to pass through. Used in this way the body heat feeds the Thermo Cell™ with thermal energy.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
For endurance running, skiing and cycling during winter season.
Fabrics and products follow the REACH standards. USWE operate with the highest standards of quality to make the products last. They chose to heat the Thermo Cell with body heat instead of replaceable chemicals or batteries and electricity.
Product material: Polyester, REACH
Product weight: 399g
Available in stores: December 2019
Recommended retail price: €149