“We are proud to present RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 – a product that is undeniably worthy of representing our first 100 years. Achieving our lofty goals has been a true challenge, but it is with no doubt in my mind that I can say we have achieved nothing less than a masterpiece,” says Håkan Nyström, head of the Hardware business area.
RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 is advanced in its simplicity and packed with technical finesses – but mainly it is made to go the distance, and the intention is for it to be passed on to future generations. There is a label on the inside of the lid and the idea is that each owner will write his/her name and the years he/she used the pack. This will make it possible to follow the backpack’s journey across the generations – maybe even for 100 years.
RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 is produced by SACCI in Dalarna – the company that Wiktor Haglöfs’ sons, Rolf and Hans Haglöf, started in the mid-1970s after they sold Haglöfs Ryggsäcksfabrik AB. They continued to work with the production of backpacks and support systems for the military, health care and forestry industry, and they were even at one time a temporary manufacturer of backpacks for Haglöfs. By collaborating with the Haglöf family, the company has not only come full circle but it has also had the opportunity to produce RYGGGSÄCK N:o 1 not far from the place in Dalarna where everything started all those years ago.
“Working solely with Swedish suppliers and materials produced in Sweden is a big deal. And to draw the backpack to a close in the way that we did by having the possibility of working with the Haglöf family – and knowing that Wiktor Haglöfs’ son, Hans Haglöf, at the age of 84 has been involved in the production of every backpack, is nothing more than unique,” concludes Håkan Nyström.