155 Rue George Stephenson,
59300 Famars, France
Official opening of the online store the November 01, 2021
FAQs on ERODE in general
Where does ERODE come from?
Our products are designed and developed in France. Its head office is located in Famars within the Technopôle Transalley, specializing in the innovation of urban mobility.
Our industrial partners:
CDF PLAST (Douai) - specialist in plastic injection in automotive, aerospace, rail, etc. DOURDIN (Lille) - specialist in decorative and protective films in automobiles and 2WD. NIDAPLAST (Valenciennes) - specialist in the production of polymer plates for motorcycle and sports equipment. They make our honeycomb backplate, already used by the greatest motorcycle GP riders. JAVAUX (Chartres) - company specializing in the industrialization of technical absorbent foams. It makes our back plate in nitrile (NBR), the material of which has also been used in motorcycle racing at the professional level. FIDLOCK (Germany) - specialist in the system of magnetic hooks and fasteners for luggage.
Who designs ERODE products?
Julien Guéry, biker for more than 10 years, is the founder of ERODE. Julien is surrounded by almost exclusively French partners, with various trades: design offices, designers, manufacturers, laboratories and research institutes in ergonomics, ... ERODE products are the result of collaborative work over several years in co-construction with the best experts in their field.
Our business partners & support:
WTF (Lille) - our communication agency, to whom we entrust the production of films and photographs around the brand and the products. Motoblouz (Carvin) - N ° 1 distributor in France for the sale of motorcycle equipment on the internet. The team supported us in our final development phase, and is now supporting us in the commercial launch phase.
What does the ERODE logo mean?
The Erode logo embodies our three watchwords: safety, with its shield shape. Ergonomics, by its geometry which recalls the symmetry of the human trunk and the structure of the spine. And minimalism, with its sleek design, because our protective backpack is a timeless model that you will never get tired of.
Has ERODE received any prizes and awards?
When the company was created, the founder was elected: 2018 Laureate of the Réseau Entreprendre Hainaut. ERODE also received the First Prize in the Start Up in Motion competition in 2018.
Does ERODE hold the patents for its products?
Yes, the concept of the ERODE protective backpack is protected by a patent, for its technical innovation in terms of safety and ergonomics.
BLACKOUT Protective Backpack FAQ
What’s behind the price of the ERODE backpack?
Behind the price of our backpack lay several elements: Four years of research and development; dozens of morphological and anatomical studies were conducted with back specialists (osteopaths, physiotherapists, traumatologists and various scientists) and engineers.
Our tight collaboration with fifty French partners and suppliers: this took a lot of time and energy, but that’s the price we were willing to pay in order to partner with the best.
We put an emphasis on perfect upstream planning in order to secure a smooth production and provide you with the highest-quality backpack. The choice of composite materials with remarkable performances, used by the best experts in the military and aeronautical industries.
A complex textile production that is unique in the world. Over fifty prototypes, thousands of working hours and dozens of people were necessary to implement production processes that provide you with the most secure, water-resistant, functional and stylish backpack in the world.
Today, we are proud to state that the mission is accomplished.
What did the impact and absorption tests show? Has the back protector integrated into the bag proven its worth?
The ERODE protective backpack has been entrusted to the TÜV testing laboratory, world renowned for the certification of FR EN1621-2 back protectors.
The results of the first mechanical tests revealed unmatched performance in terms of absorption, abrasion, puncture resistance and energy diffusion.
We measured an average absorption level of less than 2kN of residual force upon impact. The current Level 1 standard imposes results below 18kN, and 9kN for level 2.
Scientific studies also reveal a maximum fracture threshold for a 4kN vertebra.
How does the ERODE backpack differ from conventional and shell backpacks known on the market?
The ERODE backpack differs on several points:
- We chose materials known for their strength and mechanical properties.
- The shell of our backpack serves as a shield and the back shock absorber plates. Together, it protects the back from obstacles encountered during the fall as well as the contents transported.
- Assembly set back from the back plates - using STANLEY® rivets - it never comes into direct contact with the user's back (biker, scooter riders, cyclists, scooters, etc.).
- This design makes it possible to provide a level of safety higher than the requirements of the standard concerned.
I already have a motorcycle back protector, what is the difference with an ERODE protective backpack?
The ERODE® backpack is composed of optimized back protection, more efficient than any other sold on the market.
ERODE offers you the opportunity to finally leave with your backpack as you have always done, but this time with peace of mind, that is to say without the dangers or ergonomic constraints usually known with non-protective backpacks, which can aggravate bodily traumastisms during even an innocuous slip.
What other protective gear may I use when carrying the backpack?
If your jacket has an integrated shell, it is compatible with the ERODE backpack as it is with any other backpack.
If you use an external shell in addition to the jacket, we do not recommend wearing it with the ERODE backpack. It could indeed prevent the bag from being properly placed on your back and it could alter your comfort.
If you wear an inflatable vest, it is incompatible with any backpack including the ERODE one. The French Road Safety Council states: “It is strongly recommended not to wear a backpack with this technology: in case of inflation, the backpack would prevent the system from correctly inflating and the protection would be ineffective”.
In case of a fall while on a motorcycle, how does the backpack protect me? Does it protect me from the content of the bag too?
The combination of the protective panel and the lumbar pads allow the bag to limit the transmission of the impact force to the spine in case of a fall. It also protects the spine from the content of the bag. Because the hard shell is mounted on the two protective back panels, it never actually touches your back, even in case of a fall.
Is the content of the bag protected?
In case of a fall, the content of your Blackout bag will be protected thanks to the bag’s shock absorption capacities. It will also be protected from the weather as our bag is completely water-resistant.
Is the ERODE bag compatible with duo travelling?
It will depend on the dimensions of the motorcycle. Our bag is only 19-cm deep, which is equivalent to the average depth of most backpacks.