Our story

It never happened to you to not find exactly the product you wanted? Too much this, not enough that? It happened to me in 2019 when I was preparing my Pyrénées thruhike by the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne.  I wanted something light, comfortable, mixing minimaliste backpack and running vest pack.

Thus I drew and sewed my very first hiking backpack. It was not perfect, but enough durable and functional to cover the 700km/440miles 40 000mD+/130 000feet of cumulative elevation gain of the HRP in less than 15 days.

Following this experience, the desire to perfect my idea and to benefit the ultralight backpack community comes to me. After several months of sewing, drawing, prototyping, testing and back to 0, I finally find the ideal balance between a hiking backpack and a trail running pack : the Hybride was here.

Naturally the need to offer the Hybride in 20L, 30L and 40L was an evidence because we all have an different experience with the outdoor. You have the possibility to customize your own Hybride in order to have the perfect pack for you and your hiking style.

Finally, if you still can’t find what you want, you can contact us at contact@atelierlonguedistance.fr so we can discus about what we can do together.

Hybride40 tests

The workshop is also

+ 10 000 KM

of hiking


year of prototyping

+ 1 000 000

possibilities of backpack