The Anatomy of a Paxis Backpack

Mar 10, 2016 | Paxis Pack

New Paxis Backpack

Introducing the Innovative New Paxis Backpack

When our co-founder, Paul Vierthaler, first came up with the idea that would eventually become the Paxis backpack, he was simply trying to solve a problem. While many great innovators build out of a space that others can’t even imagine, others have the ability to re-imagine things that have already been created – and improve on them. 

“On our hikes, I continually needed to ask my wife to get my water, camera or gloves out of my backpack. Or, even worse, I would need to stop and take my backpack off just to get to those things. I felt it should be easier to access,” says Vierthaler. “I’m a problem solver, so I went into my shop and started cutting and welding until I came up with a prototype.”

There are four parts to a Paxis backpack that differentiate it from a regular backpack. 

The Shuttle Pod: Main Feature of the Paxis Backpack

The entire backpack is built around the idea of the Shuttle Pod – the bottom portion of a Paxis backpack can swing around to the front of your body. The Shuttle Pod can easily hold up to five pounds of weight and glides on an ARC Arm.

How the Paxis Backpack opens and closes
Paxis Backpack Arc Swing Technology

The Paxis ARC Swing Technology

The ARC, or Articulated Rotational Compartment, is made from lightweight aluminum and steel components. It is a hinge system with a sturdy mechanical locking mechanism. You can release it by pulling on the Release Handle.

The Release Handle 

The Release Handle is where all the magic begins. With a gentle pull the Shuttle Pod is released from the locking mechanism allowing it to swing around so you can access your stuff.

Paxis Backpack Release Handle

The Paxis backpack is made from NYLAR® – a hydrophobic coated ballistic nylon that can help protect your gear from the weather. Although it is not “waterproof” it is water resistant. For example, if you’re out in a light rain your backpack will be great – we would not, however, recommend throwing it into a body of water!

If you’ve already tried out one of our backpacks we’d love to her about your experience via social media. Post a photo on and tag us on Instagram (paxis_pax), Facebook, or Twitter.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Paxis backpack they are available on our website at and in select stores in the United States, Australia, Korea, Iceland. For information on becoming a distributor please contact



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