The Story of Windit
From a cardboard model to a new generation of products for backpacks.
The Initial Idea
Windit is a result of too many trips to university, where we arrived with a wet back from our backpacks.
During a late-spring afternoon, Peter desperately tried to lift his backpack from his back in order to get wind to cool him off and that is how the idea to create a backpack spacer was born!
The 1st Prototype
Nicknamed 'The Spinestabber', our first prototype was less comfortable than ideal but it got the job done. Although it was not pleasant to wear or look at, we learned that it is possible to avoid sweat stains simply by creating a gap between the backpack and the wearer.
The 2nd Prototype
With a keen focus on maintaining the functionality, our 2nd prototype aimed to make Windit more comfortable to wear. Handmade with help from friends and family, our 2nd prototype certainly was not aesthetically appealing - but it was functional & comfortable to wear!
Many Pivots Later
In the attempts to make Windit more aesthetically pleasing, while maintaining the functionality and comfort we had achieved the Windit you see today. It is designed to match the size of a daily backpack while the curvature stays well aligned along your back.