The story behind VORN Equipment
The origin of
Vorn’s story starts in 2009 in Trondheim, Norway, when Vorn’s founder, Eirik Andersen, studied mechanical engineering during the weekdays, and took the bus up into the mountains to go hunting in the weekends.
The idea behind Vorns patented QRR system was formed on one of these hunts. Andersen had been looking for an alternative to carrying his rifle in a sling, but none of the rifle backpacks on the market offered the level of rifle protection combined with easy access he required. So one day, after being outsmarted by the elusive wood grouse while trying to handle his rifle and ski poles at the same time, Andersen decided to make his own rifle carrying system.
With his background in mechanical engineering the first prototype was quickly created. The parts for the first backpack frame were machined in aluminium and welded together at his University machine shop. Combined with a release mechanism made of bicycle parts and a crudely stitched bag the first Vorn backpack was born.
Our product philosophy
A lot has happened since the first prototype was made, but the principles of mechanical engineering have remained the foundation for Vorns approach to developing backpacks.
It all depends on understanding the transfer of forces through every material and component we place between you, your rifle and your gear. Whether you are pulling on the release handle, tightening a compression strap or filling the backpack to the brim – our objective is the same. Efficiently transfer the force created to where it should be absorbed by using as few parts and as little material as possible to achieve the desired functionality. When done correctly weight reduction, reliability and the general feeling of quality will follow naturally.
Regardless of what part, material or stitch you examine on our products, we promise you that we have evaluated all possible options we could come up with, and we hope that you agree with the choices we have made.
We are proud to say that there are now more than 50.000 hunters in the world who owns a Vorn, and that our backpacks are available in local hunting stores in over 30 countries.
Vorn has become one of the largest brands in Europe within our segment., and we believe the reason is our focus on product development in combination with the fact the majority of our team are dedicated hunters. We also know that many of our customers have been introduced to our backpacks by a friend, so thank you to everyone who is helping us spread the word and achieving our ultimate goal that all hunters should own a Vorn backpack.
The people at Vorn
Everyone who works at Vorn is passionate about hunting or the outdoor life, and has an intrinsic understanding of the importance of first-rate equipment. The fact that most of the employees themselves are hunters means that we have a healthy understanding of the hunter’s needs, and in addition to professional product development knowledge, they can draw on their own experience as a basis for their decisions. Everything we do is done thoroughly, with the belief that decisions should be made on a well-founded basis and that precision is the key to achieving the best possible results.
Vorn currently has 6 employees, all of whom are delighted to be working with a product they have great faith in and which can make the hunting experience better for so many people all over the world.
Our core values
Vorn is committed to high quality being the overriding characteristic of all aspects of the company.
Vorn is committed to innovative thinking, seeking out new angles and constantly striving for changes for the better.
Vorn must be reliable, and perceived as such, towards our customers, dealers and partners.