Bergans of Norway

Bergans of Norway; outdoor equipment for pioneers and adventurers.

Bergans of Norway has been driven by dedicated and passionate outdoor enthusiasts for more than a century. We introduced and patented the backpack as we know it today, an invention that famous polar explorers such as Amundsen and Scott used on their expeditions. No other outdoor equipment manufacturer can match our experience in polar exploration – or our ambition to share this legacy with today's adventurers. Bergans was founded in 1908 and has played an important role in Norwegian outdoor life for more than a century.


Bergans aims to let people experience the outdoors; Now and in the future. To ensure that the next generation can also enjoy the outdoor life we ​​currently have, Bergans is committed to this with inspiring actions in our own activities and beyond.

Our responsibility covers everything from product development with design and material selection, production and transportation, to the user phase and even beyond when a product is repaired, resold, redesigned or recycled.

Read more about the different parts of a product's life cycle and what we do to take responsibility and extend the life of the product - as one of the most important measures to reduce the impact on the environment.

Product life cycle

Believe in tomorrow - discover today


Bergans of Norway works with a number of ambassadors. This is a group of people we are proud of as our friends and collaborators. They are down-to-earth and positive people who like to wander through nature, each in their own way and in different parts of the world.

Some distinguish themselves with their talent, their courage or their skills. Impress others with indomitable will and perseverance. Feedback from our team members leads to innovations and improvements. In addition, they are often directly involved in the design and development of our products.