Our passion is the freedom of movement
We are MASK Gear and we make backpacks
WE HAVE A DIRECTION
We go upstream and create unique backpacks that don’t fear movement. Their only limit is the limit of your possibilities. Our topic is the free movement.
WE CREATE INDEPENDENTLY
We started as a small Czech brand with one product and production located in Liberec. We aren’t the big players in the market; however, we have the desire to perceive movement naturally as a whole, freely and independently.
WE ARE BREAKING THE LIMITS
“Binder”, our first product, is a highly sporting thing. It’s neither a fanny pack nor a backpack; Binder connects the best of both.
The one who came up with it
We live by the desire for individuality, we want to be fast and efficient but also equipped. I’ve decided to realize this, and the effectiveness of movement has become my mission.
A NEW LOOK
The desire to combine the two words “equipment” and “freedom” has brought a new look at the luggage. We don’t live in the city only; we also want to experience the adventures of our lives anywhere else, to have everything necessary at hand, and not to be stopped by anything.
HOW I CREATE
I work with the idea that the luggage should never restrict the movement. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the back or anywhere else on the body. The goal is the unlimited momentum of the body. I produce in the Czech Republic from the Czech materials.
How it all started
It was the year of 2007 and I started to devote myself to the unusual “underground” motion movement, the parkour. The everyday problem while training was the constant effort to safely store the keys and the cell phone so that these things wouldn’t hinder anywhere on the body.
I didn’t hesitate even for a minute and signed up for the upcoming start-up competition organized by the Economic Faculty of the Technical University in Liberec. Binder won the first place in the competition and I decided to start my new business.
I established the MASK Gear brand. By the end of 2017, I placed two new backpack models on the market whose working title remained “Binder”. It was the Jogger model designed mainly for runners, and the Konger model tuned for traceurs – parkourists.
Martin Skalník 2007
Start-up winner 2016
Martin Skalník 2017
What we stick to and what we follow