FAQ

Following you find frequently asked questions divided into different topics. If you can't find an answer to your question you can contact us directly.

BACKPACKS AND ZIP-ONs

How do I adjust my backpack to my body size?

Good carrying comfort is dependent on the size and back length of the pack, and on the correct adjustment of the carry system to suit the individual physical dimensions of the carrier. The aim is to ease the weight on the shoulders so that most of the load rests on the pelvic bones, which then distributes the load over as large a contact surface as possible.

The following diagrams and descriptions will help you adjust your pack correctly.

backpack-fitting11) Place backpack on shoulders with loosened straps. Place hip strap on pelvic bone and tighten strap. --> Load transition = weight on the hips!backpack-fitting22) Tighten shoulder straps so that the padded back section is vertically and horizontally centred across the back. backpack-fitting33) Tighten chest strap so that it fits closely.

What are the differences between men's and women's backpacks?

Our women's backpacks are identical to the unisex models when it comes to features and technical details. The difference is in the shape of the shoulder straps and hip belt, which are designed to fit the female anatomy, in the women's packs.

What is the correct backpack size for me?

When selecting your backpack size there are two important criteria to consider – capacity and back length.

If you want to buy an EVOC PROTECTOR BACKPACK:
Back length is critical for ensuring optimal protection. When calculating your own torso length, measure from the top of your hip to your shoulder.


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If your measurement is at the upper or lower limit of a size category we recommend that you try the pack at a store to decide if the larger or smaller size fits best for you. The overview shows the sizes of our EVOC PROTECTOR BACKPACKS and the corresponding torso length.

SizeTorso length AHIP BELT AMOUNT
XS 27 - 38 cm up to 94 cm (flex. to 100 cm)
S 38 - 43 cm up to 99 cm (flex. to 105 cm)
M/L 44 - 50 cm up to 109 cm (flex. to 115 cm)
XL 51 - 56 cm up to 111 cm (flex. to 117 cm)
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If you want to buy an EVOC PERFORMANCE BACKPACK:
On all EVOC backpack models, the greater the back length the larger the capacity of the main compartment. Before purchasing a backpack you should definitely think about what you want to use it for. While those looking for a pack for summer and mountain hut use will require less volume, the solo traveller out and about in extreme weather conditions will need correspondingly more volume to pack his rainwear.

Have the EVOC PROTECTOR BACKPACKS products been tested?

Yes, the materials and protective function of our EVOC PROTECTOR BACKPACKS have been CE tested and certified according to EU Standard 89/686/EWG for personal protective equipment (PSA), category 2.

Can I use my EVOC BIKE / SNOW backpack for winter and summer sports?

Yes, our backpacks are designed in such a way that you can use them in summer and in winter. If you want to use your backpacks in both seasons, you will not be able to benefit from sport-specific features though, like the protector holder or the fastening option for skis.

Can I use my EVOC PROTECTION BACKPACK for other types of sport as well?

No, EVOC back protectors are exclusively certified for use with cycles and winter sports activities.

Are EVOC PROTECTOR BACKPACKS neck brace compatible?

No, when using a neck brace, the neck extension of the neck brace and the EVOC protector would lie on top of each other, which may impact on the EVOC protector's function.

Can I continue to use my EVOC PROTECTOR BACKPACK after a fall?

After a fall, you must examine your protector closely. Should you notice permanent deformations, damage or pressure points, replace the protector.

If you need to replace your LITESHIELD BACK PROTECTOR or if your not sure you can use our FREE LITESHIELD PROTECTOR REPLACEMENT

Where can I find a replacement LITESHIELD PROTECTOR?

If you need to replace your LITESHIELD BACK PROTECTOR or if your not sure you can use our FREE LITESHIELD PROTECTOR REPLACEMENT

What is the difference between the BLACKLINE, TEAM and UNLIMITED version?

Our BLACKLINE Edition PROTECTOR BACKPACKS have a different back system, which contributes to enhanced ventilation of the back. In addition, the hip belt is made of our AIRO FLEX material, which is extremely permeable to air and flexible.
You can find all info on the BLACKLINE TECHNOLOGY here or on these product pages:
FR TRAIL BLACKLINE
FR ENDURO BLACKLINE

Our TEAM and UNLIMITED Editions are products developed in collaboration with our team riders. Part of the purchase price therefore also goes to supporting our athletes.

Can EVOC stuff bags and back sections be freely combined?

No, the stuff bags and back sections of our EVOC backpacks cannot be freely and variably combined. The reason for this is the zip, which connects the back section with the stuff bag. During production, the zip is stretched, which means that after the manufacturing process every zip is unique. Freely combining stuff bags and back sections can therefore result in problems regarding the fit, and consequently also the load distribution.

Is my EVOC ZIP-ON ABS compatible with other back sections for EVOC backpacks?

No, for the EVOC ZIP-ON ABS we use a special zip that links the EVOC ZIP-ON to the Vario Base of ABS. This zip is not used in any other EVOC backpack.

To ensure that you can also use your EVOC ZIP-ON ABS in summer, we have developed the BASE UNIT.

BIKE TRAVEL BAGS

Will my bike fit into the EVOC BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO or BIKE TRAVEL BAG?

To establish whether your bike can be transported in the EVOC BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO), you need to measure the wheel base of your bike and compare this with the internal dimensions of the BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO). You can "shorten" your bike by dismantling the derailleur, if necessary.

BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO Internal dimensions: 130 x 27 x 78 cm (max. wheel base: 124 cm)

BIKE TRAVEL BAG Internal dimensions: 128 x 27 x 78 cm (max. wheel base: 122 cm)

How do I measure the wheel base?
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What is the maximum chain ring size that will fit into the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

We need to make a distinction here as to which bike you are transporting. A mountainbike with a chain ring size up to 56 fits well into our BIKE TRAVEL BAGs.

If you are travelling with your racing bike or triathlon bike, we recommend using the ROAD BIKE ALUMINIUM STAND, as there are no limitations to the chain ring size.

How high is the integrated block in the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

The block in the BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO and in the BIKE TRAVEL BAG is 10 cm high.

Will a roadbike with fixed seat post fit into the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

If you use our BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO or the BIKE TRAVEL BAG with the ROAD BIKE ADAPTER and the block, the distance between the bottom bracket and the upper edge of the saddle may not exceed 70 cm.

If you use our ROAD BIKE ALUMINIUM STAND, the distance between the lower edge of the ROAD BIKE ALUMINIUM STAND and the upper edge of your saddle may not exceed 80 cm.

Will my fatbike fit into the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

Our BIKE TRAVEL BAGs are not designed for fatbikes, which is why we don't provide packing recommendations for fatbikes.

Will my e-bike fit into the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

To establish whether your bike can be transported in the EVOC BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO), you need to measure the wheel base of your bike and compare this with the internal dimensions of the BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO). You can "shorten" your bike by dismantling the derailleur, if necessary.

BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO) internal dimensions:

BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO Internal dimensions: 130 x 27 x 78 cm (max. wheel base: 124 cm)

BIKE TRAVEL BAG Internal dimensions: 128 x 27 x 78 cm (max. wheel base: 122 cm)

How do I measure the wheel base?
wheel-base

Will my double crown fork fit into the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

Yes

Will my "LEFTY"-fork fit into the BIKE TRAVEL BAGs?

Yes

Will my wheels fit into the wheel bags of the BIKE TRAVEL BAG?

Over time, we've adapted our BIKE TRAVEL BAGs to market developments. The following wheel sizes can be transported in our BAGs.

BIKE TRAVEL BAG (year of manufacture 2008 - 2012)
- max. 26'' x 2,5  
- Axle width max. 150 mm

BIKE TRAVEL BAG (year of manufacture 2013)
- max. 29'' x 2,2
- Axle width max. 150 mm

BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO
- max. 29'' x 2,4
- Axle width. 150 mm

What’s the difference between the BIKE TRAVEL BAG and the BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO?

The BIKE TRAVEL BAG PRO represents the next level of our bike travel expertise packed into a unique pro model. Our challenge was to make something good even better. We achieved this by making the following major changes:

  • Reduction in the overall weight to 8000 g (+ 140 g Clip-On Wheel + 250 g Road Bike Adapter)
  • Completely new base construction with aluminium rails, moulded parts and an aluminium main handle, making the BTB Pro sturdier, more warp-resistant and yet lighter.
  • Monocoque wheel chassis for more stability
  • Smoother, more quiet-running wheels for extra comfort when covering long distances
  • Tougher outer material with 4x4 check to minimise wear and tear
  • Clip-On Wheel: additional detachable wheel for even easier handling at airports
  • Road Bike Adapter included - a must for all race bikers
  • Disc Protection Case for improved brake disc protection
  • Optimised handling: straps, velcro and clip fittings are red and easy to see against the black background
  • Larger wheel base: 124 cm
  • Stronger and lighter bike block: deep-drawn plastic

My bike / BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO) was damaged during the flight; who is liable for this?

Damage during a flight/transit does not constitute a warranty case. As a rule, your airline is liable for damages incurred during a flight or during transit. Please note the following reference in this regard.

Regulations according to the Montreal Convention

On international flights and domestic flights within Germany, liability for damage, destruction, loss or partial loss and for late delivery of baggage is limited to a cumulative 1,131 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) per journey and traveller. SDR is the accounting unit of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); 1,131 SDR currently corresponds to about €1,213 (please note that this amount is subject to currency fluctuations and may therefore vary).

Notification deadlines.
You should report loss of or damage to your baggage directly at the airport. You can also report loss or damage in writing at a later stage, within the stipulated deadlines. In any event, you as the traveller are responsible for proving that the irregularity occurred during the flight.

Please observe the following deadlines.
Damage and partial loss: Within seven days of baggage acceptance
Total loss: Within two years
Replacement purchases in the case of delayed baggage delivery: Within 21 days of baggage acceptance
The postmark or automatic date of receipt in the case of a fax or e-mail notification is decisive for the observance of the deadlines.

The deadlines for destruction and partial loss of baggage are really tight, so please act quickly!

PHOTO

Which camera types fit into the EVOC PHOTO packs?

Our PHOTO packs have been developed in collaboration with professional sports photographers. The concept of individual partitioning in the main compartment allows for endless variations. This means that the PHOTO packs provide space for the body of the camera and a number of lenses. The amount of equipment required to be carried along depends on the type and size of the camera body and lenses. You can find the internal dimensions of our PHOTO products on our product pages, as an orientation. Please refer to our CP product page to check the internal dimensions of your backpack.

Are EVOC PHOTO packs waterproof?

No, all our backpacks are water-resistant but not waterproof. Our outer material is double-coated with PU on both sides, and the outer side has been treated with a water-resistant coating, which makes the material water-resistant. After a longer period of heavy rainfall, water may however ingress through the seams or zip. For this reason, all our PHOTO packs have been equipped with a rain cover, which should be used to cover the pack during longer periods of rainfall.

What is the "quick side access" referred to in the EVOC catalogue and on the website?

The quick side access is part of the design of some EVOC PHOTO packs. It allows photographers easy and quick access to their equipment without having to remove the pack. This is really beneficial when quick reaction times are required. Refer to the relevant product pages to see which of our PHOTO packs feature the "quick side access".

PROTECTION WEAR

Have the EVOC PROTECTION products been tested?

Yes, the materials and protective function of our EVOC PROTECTION WEAR have been CE tested and certified according to EU Standard 89/686/EWG for personal protective equipment (PSA), category 2.

Can I use my EVOC PROTECTION WEAR for other types of sport as well?

No, EVOC back protectors are exclusively certified for use with cycles and winter sports activities.

How do I choose the right size of back protector for me?

Torso length is critical for ensuring optimal protection. When calculating your own torso length, measure from the top of your hip to your shoulder. 

If your measurement is at the upper or lower limit of a size category we recommend that you try the pack at a store to decide if the larger or smaller size fits best for you. The overview shows the sizes of our EVOC PROTECTION WEAR and the corresponding torso length.

MEN

SizeTORSO LENGTH ACHEST AMOUNT BHIP AMOUNT C
S 44/46 38 - 43 cm 87 - 93 cm 92 - 97 cm
M 48/50 44 - 47 cm 96 - 102 cm 98 - 104 cm
L 52/54 47 - 50 cm 101 - 109 cm 106 - 111 cm
XL 56/58 51 - 56 cm 110 - 118 cm 112 - 120 cm

WOMEN

SizeTORSO LENGTH ACHEST AMOUNT BHIP AMOUNT C
S 34/36 38 - 40 cm 84 - 88 cm 85 - 96 cm
M 38/40 40 - 43 cm 87 - 95 cm 96 - 102 cm
L 42/44 44 - 50 cm 95 - 102 cm 102 - 109 cm

KIDS

SizeTorso length ABODY HEIGHT
JS 27 - 32 cm 122 - 130 cm
JM 31 - 37 cm 130 - 143 cm
JL 38 - 43 cm 143 - 164 cm

Is EVOC PROTECTOR WEAR neck brace compatible?

No, when using a neck brace, the neck extension of the neck brace and the EVOC protector would lie on top of each other, which impacts on the EVOC protector's function.

Can I continue to use the EVOC PROTECTOR after a fall?

After a fall, you must examine your protector closely. Should you notice permanent deformations, damage or pressure points, replace the protector.  

In case of doubt, contact a specialist dealer for advice or send an e-mail plus a photo of the deformation/damage to service@evocsports.com

When must I replace my EVOC protector?

Our EVOC protector elements are extremely flexible so as to ensure optimal wearing comfort. After a fall, you must examine your protector closely. Should you notice permanent deformations, damage or pressure points, replace the protector. 

If you need to replace your LITESHIELD BACK PROTECTOR or if your not sure you can use our FREE LITESHIELD PROTECTOR REPLACEMENT

CUSTOMER SERVICE

How can I clean and care for EVOC products?

BACKPACKS / CITY & TRAVEL

We recommend cleaning our backpacks and bags with a sponge and a mild, soap-based detergent. Avoid using stain removers or washing your backpack or bag in a washing machine, as both could cause damage to the material or coating.  After cleaning, the backpack must dry completely in air; don't use a drier or any other source of heat.

To prevent the formation of mildew and mould, ensure that the backpack or bag is completely dry before packing and storing. It is essential that your backpack or bag is stored in a dry, cool and dark location. Whether it is stored flat or upright makes no difference.

The ball bearings in the wheels of your travel bag will benefit from a drop of oil from time to time to keep them running smoothly.

PROTECTION WEAR
All protectors must be removed before washing PROTECTION WEAR. The products can be washed in a machine at 30°. After washing, VEST and CRASH PANTS must dry in air.

How must I proceed in a warranty case? How do I claim warranty?

EVOC warrants that the products are free of any defect in workmanship and material. The warranty period for all products shall be 24 months. The warranty shall not cover any parts subject to normal wear and tear.

In the case of a claim please visit your EVOC specialist dealer with the cleaned product and your purchase receipt.

 

//1 Clean product / have invoice available

//2 Take product to specialist dealer or return to online shop

//3 From dealer to EVOC

//4 EVOC processes the claim

//5 Back to specialist dealer or online shop

//6 Back to you / available for collection

 

Should this procedure not meet your expectations, you can also contact us directly. In order to further improve our customer service, kindly provide us with brief feedback on the procedure. Please also send us photos of the problem and your purchase receipt to:

service@evocsports.com

Are replacement parts for EVOC available and where can I buy them (e.g. buckles, straps etc.)?

As a rule, all our distribution agents have an EVOC SPARE PART BOX that contains the most common replacement parts. You can find all EVOC distributors here.

Where can I get a new mouthpiece for my hydration bladder?

You can find a matching mouthpiece at a well-stocked specialist retailer.

Does EVOC offer a product repair service?

No.

GENERAL

What does EVOC mean?

We chose the name EVOC, meaning "Evolution Concept", as we felt it reflected the idea behind our product and design expertise.

How can I get in contact with EVOC?

Please send an e-mail to one of the addresses below, depending on the topic:

service@evocsports.com (warranty, service or guarantee matters)

sponsoring@evocsports.com (sponsorship requests)

info@evocsports.com (all other topics)

How can I get some EVOC stickers?

Please send us a mail with your complete address (First name, sur name, street, house number, ZIP, City, Country) info@evocsports.com

Why haven't I received a reply to my message yet?

Give us a chance! We go through each e-mail personally in order to be able to reply to your requests and ideas appropriately. The downside is that this takes time. We'd normally expect to get back to you within a couple of days but it sometimes takes longer. If you've had no response within 12 days then remind us because something has gone wrong. Thanks for your patience!

Where can I find a retailer that sells EVOC products?

To find an authorised EVOC retailer in your area use our Shop Locator.

If you do not find an EVOC retailer close to you, please get in contact with the EVOC Distributor of your country.

Can I purchase EVOC products directly from you?

No, we only distribute our products to wholesalers. Please contact your local EVOC shop.

Who do I contact to become an EVOC dealer?

Please contact the EVOC distributor for your country directly in this regard. All contact data can be found here.