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The Hook-Up System

ADD MORE WEIGHT, CARRY LESS

The Hook-Up System


The Hook-Up System

Following the success of our groundbreaking ski bags, we’ve strived to continuously redefine travel gear. Zigging. Zagging. Tinkering. One of our award-winning innovations is the patented hook-up system, which lifts weight off human shoulders by placing it over the wheels. Like magic, quick attachment G-buckles on our backpacks let you easily connect them to all of our wheeled luggage, making travel a breeze.


The Hook-Up System

Following the success of our groundbreaking ski bags, we’ve strived to continuously redefine travel gear. Zigging. Zagging. Tinkering. One of our award-winning innovations is the patented hook-up system, which lifts weight off human shoulders by placing it over the wheels. Like magic, quick attachment G-buckles on our backpacks let you easily connect them to all of our wheeled luggage, making travel a breeze.

How it works

Designing Db products begins with our core communities — skiers, snowboarders, surfers, cyclists and creatives. We learn their travel challenges and try to solve them. In this case, these groups all travel with a ton of gear, and hauling multiple bags can be a hassle. Maybe you’ve experienced this, too? To ease the pain, hook the backpack’s G-buckles to the daisy chains on our wheeled luggage so you have a hand free to use your phone, drink your coffee, or wave to your many admirers.

"When you are on the road 300 days per year your bags are your home. So when we set out to design the Db bags we wanted to make travel as smart and easy as possible."


- Jon Olsson, Co-Founder


How it works

Designing Db products begins with our core communities — skiers, snowboarders, surfers, cyclists and creatives. We learn their travel challenges and try to solve them. In this case, these groups all travel with a ton of gear, and hauling multiple bags can be a hassle. Maybe you’ve experienced this, too? To ease the pain, hook the backpack’s G-buckles to the daisy chains on our wheeled luggage so you have a hand free to use your phone, drink your coffee, or wave to your many admirers.

"When you are on the road 300 days per year your bags are your home. So when we set out to design the Db bags we wanted to make travel as smart and easy as possible."


- Jon Olsson, Co-Founder




The Hook 1.0

At a glance it might look like a normal G-hook, but the blood, sweat and 3D-printed tears that have gone into the first two iterations of these hooks is borderline ridiculous. The first hook worked wonderfully, but with a co-founder like Jon Olsson, things are never finished. The question is always...

“How can I make this better?”


The Hook 1.0

At a glance it might look like a normal G-hook, but the blood, sweat and 3D-printed tears that have gone into the first two iterations of these hooks is borderline ridiculous. The first hook worked wonderfully, but with a co-founder like Jon Olsson, things are never finished. The question is always...


“How can I make this better?”

Good is not enough

As soon as the first buckle was done, Jon began sketching on a new one. It started with back of the napkin type stuff, imagining the buckle in two parts instead of just one, and then came the more advanced engineering, which Jon handed over to Truls to take across the finish line with the Db team.

Dream team

Jon has always been a driving force into pushing the limits and trying out new designs. Together with Truls background within product development they have become a great match.


“Many extremely tiny changes will make a huge difference for the user.”

"Many extremely tiny changes will make a huge difference for the user.”

The Hook 2.0

Truls had many 3D prototypes made. Then, armed with his passion for product design and engineering, he sat with the development team obsessing over the minutiae of the feature. The thing they spent the most time on, tweaking ever so slightly with each iteration? The angles. The goal was to make the webbing slide with the exact right resistance, and make the G-hook even easier to connect. Everything had to be just right to ensure ease of use and optimal functionality.


The Hook 2.0

Truls had many 3D prototypes made. Then, armed with his passion for product design and engineering, he sat with the development team obsessing over the minutiae of the feature. The thing they spent the most time on, tweaking ever so slightly with each iteration? The angles. The goal was to make the webbing slide with the exact right resistance, and make the G-hook even easier to connect. Everything had to be just right to ensure ease of use and optimal functionality.

Improved spring geometry, making it easier to hook in and out, but harder to fall off

Gatelock for the douchebag handle

Better length adjustment features for all backpacks

Improved spring geometry, making it easier to hook in and out, but harder to fall off

Gatelock for the douchebag handle

Better length adjustment features for all backpacks


Voilà

Once they got it, everything just snapped into place (sorry, we had to). Materials were refined. The new buckle was created. And this week, the new buckle makes its debut on The White Out Edition, and will be featured on subsequent products from now until...well, until Jon and the design department starts sketching again.


Voilà

Once they got it, everything just snapped into place (sorry, we had to). Materials were refined. The new buckle was created. And this week, the new buckle makes its debut on The White Out Edition, and will be featured on subsequent products from now until...well, until Jon and the design department starts sketching again.


Fully compatible

All of our bags are equipped with the hook-up system and will save you from sore and sweaty backs.

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Technology and Innovation

In Db’s infancy we were often asked, “How much can you really change luggage?” We loved this question. It was a difficult but worthy challenge and today we’re proud to have a definitive answer. “Turns out, you can change it a lot.”

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Better journeys through smarter travel gear.

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Better journeys through smarter travel gear.


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