Here we are

In today’s update we will describe two segments of development we were working on last month. Solving the “last product bugs” (longer OLAF Business handle and a new OLAF Urban backpack) but mostly production related issues.

Business case – in production

We added a few more interior pockets (there are never enough pockets within your office compartment).

In general there are two major, with zipper separated, compartments: personal and office. In the personal section you will be able to neatly pack your belongings for a few days trip. In the office compartment there is a big padded slot for your computer. In addition to prototypes, we added additional pockets accessible from inside and a few from outside (passport, wallet, tablet…). There is also a water compartment (0,5 l bottle). You will be able to lock all the outside zippers.

Water bottle pocket & exterior quick access pocket for your tablet.

Water bottle pocket & exterior quick access pocket for your tablet.

With zipper separated personal and office compartment (in the office compartment there is a padded pocket for your laptop/tablet).

With zipper separated personal and office compartment (in the office compartment there is a padded pocket for your laptop/tablet).

There are never enough pockets – no more excuses for mess in your portable office.

There are never enough pockets – no more excuses for mess in your portable office.

Handle extension

This has been the most common comment we have heard in the last year of testing, especially from taller test riders. It is never easy but we have made it. We succeeded in adding more than 3 inches (8 cm) to existing length.

Production

– IN house plastic

Majority of the parts are in production or in an assembly stage. Since we are not just development geeks we also manufacture items ourselves. All plastic parts are made in-house.

We love green (handles, segments of telescopic system).

We love green (handles, segments of telescopic system).

– Wheels in the house –

Wheels and bearings are ones of the rare things we buy – they are in the assembly line already.

Green again (front wheels for both OLAF Business and Urban are green, rear wheels for OLAF Business are black and green for OLAF Urban).

Green again (front wheels for both OLAF Business and Urban are green, rear wheels for OLAF Business are black and green for OLAF Urban).

– How it’s made

Did you know that only a few particles of green plastic make part completely green?

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Welded chassis weight limitation

Some of you have been asking about weight limitation. We tested last design that is in production at the moment – we faced it with more than 150 kg (330 lbs) at durability test (3000 load cycles).  And the result? There are no problems.

OLAF Urban

Our last update was about OLAF Urban backpack modifications – we were not really satisfied with its backside and bottom; in the last update you could see renders, now we would like to show you pictures of the final prototype that just went into the production.

First images of redesigned backpack (new backside and bottom) – still hot – in testing procedure.

First images of redesigned backpack (new backside and bottom) – still hot – in testing procedure.

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