Bergans has always been based on innovation, something that has characterised its history throughout the century. An abundant and quality-oriented product range is proof that Bergans never had any plans to stand on one leg. Yes Bergans may mean rucksack, but the company produced much more, including, skis, tents, sleeping bags, canoes, ski bindings, ski boots and clothes for the outdoors – summer and winter – at home and abroad. Many of these products are still produced today – being continously developed and improved. Bergans, during its first century, became a small part of Norway’s cultural heritage. In 2011 Bergans is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the development of advanced outdoor equipment and functional clothing. The co-operation with the ordinary hiker and extreme user plays an important part in the development of Bergans products.