Outdoor-Rucksäcke von HALFAR®®

Outdoor is in!

Holidays in Europe and especially in Germany are very popular with many people due to the situation this year. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) and its partners have also recognised this and are promoting the 2020 theme with a major campaign.

In addition to traditional destinations such as the North and Baltic Sea, more and more people are being drawn to the mountains. The fresh air, beautiful scenery and no mass tourism are probably the most convincing arguments. The ecological and thus sustainable aspects of such trips also convince many. But these are by far not the only reasons for a holiday in the mountains. In addition to the aspects already mentioned, many people are attracted to the mountainous regions to go hiking and do sports. What should not be missing is the right equipment. This includes suitable clothing as well as a suitable backpack. In this article we present you our outdoor favourites.

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Outdoor-Rucksäcke von HALFAR®®

 

“Halfar goes Hollywood” – or how our backpack got movie credit

Our first candidate is the backpack TRAIL. He has already made it onto the big film stage. Because the TRAIL not only pleases from the outside, it can also convince with its inner values. Its many compartments and nets offer enough space for a water bottle, flat sleeping bag and much more. A small opening on the side even allows the hose of the MOVE drinking system to be pushed through, which can be added as an option. Alternatively, the opening can be used for the cable of headphones. And should it rain, a rain cover for your favourite backpack is included. Of course, this HALFAR® backpack also offers space for possible decorations like embroidery or a screen print.

 

You are thrilled and want to see how much TRAIL fits into your backpack? Our video will amaze you:

A backpack for those who like to go further

If it should become a somewhat longer trip, then this specialist is used. With a capacity of 35 litres, the trekking backpack MOUNTAIN is one of our largest. Nevertheless, we have taken care to make the rucksack as light as possible so that it does not impose any strain when hiking. We could present all the features to you now, but that would definitely go beyond the scope of this rucksack. Just to name a few, the backpack has a padded and ergonomically shaped back, length and height adjustable straps, outlets for headphones or hydration systems and of course lots of compartments.

And for those who want to customize the backpack with your logo, the front of the backpack offers enough space for a screen print or embroidery.

Light and full of favourite compartments – the ideal companion for day trips

With a volume of 22 litres, it is slightly smaller than its two conspecifics, but no less full of useful features. The STEP L backpack offers a large and spacious main compartment that can easily accommodate the required equipment. In order to increase the carrying comfort, we have also paid attention to a padded back section and padded carrying straps in this backpack. If you want to charge your Smartphone while hiking, the backpack easily holds a power bank, which can be connected to the Smartphone through an opening in the backpack. The STEP L backpack is also characterised by its compactness, making it the perfect companion for day trips.

For all those who don’t hike alone, the STEP L backpack and its smaller counterpart the STEP M backpack offer togetherness and a perfect fit for every fellow hiker. The well thought-out size and colour concept makes it possible.

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HALFAR®– backpacks for winners

But not only we are convinced. The enthusiasm for travelling with HALFAR® outdoor backpacks goes beyond the borders of Germany. Already last year Samuel & Lorenzo from @Alpinbags sent us some pictures of some members of their community on the road with our backpacks.

This year Alpinbags even wants to make a contest out of it and has asked us to sponsor the contest with our backpacks as prizes. With so much enthusiasm for our backpacks we are of course happy to support this! Accordingly the backpacks mentioned in this article will be awarded as prizes for the best pictures. We are already very excited about the pictures of the participants. Of course we will keep you up to date!

With HALFAR® towards summer

It’s that time of year again – summer is coming and we are drawn outside, because the sun has a positive effect on our well-being and our spirit of enterprise. So we get our bikes out of the cellar, go on hiking tours in new regions and see the first intrepid people having a picnic in the park.

HALFAR® bags are suitable for the most diverse activities of your customers. For example, they can thank their employees for their good work during the difficult time and put them in a positive mood for the summer.

So that you don’t have to search long for suitable bags for the summer, we present our favourites below. Due to the current situation, some customers’ budgets are certainly tight at the moment, so we have focused on especially inexpensive bags.

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Freedom of movement with backpack and shoulder bag

Whether on the bike, on inline skates or on foot – backpacks or shoulder bags are particularly suitable for the many outdoor sporting activities that we pursue in summer. This way we have our hands free for everything else and can move safely. At the same time, everything necessary for travelling is stowed away.

One of the classics here is the event bag EASY in its many bright colours and the practical A4 size. But the popular cross bags are also ideal for storing mobile phone, keys and co. safely and quickly accessible. The cross bag FLOW, for example, is a real bargain on the one hand and on the other hand the many colours match numerous customer logos. This makes it ideal for adding a logo or motivational slogan, and despite its compact size it is an eye-catcher. If you prefer something more discreet, you can choose the COUNTRY made of heavy cotton or the ELEGANCE.

As far as backpacks are concerned, light drawstring bags are particularly suitable for the summer. The colour palette also ranges from light to dark, from bright to muted. And the best thing is: they are inexpensive, can be refined over a large area and can be used again and again. The new CARE drawstring bag made of rPET is also sustainable and meets the spirit of the times.

Stay cool – even on the road

What makes a good picnic? Of course the delicacies that you can enjoy outdoors. To keep them at the right temperature for as long as possible, our cooler bags are ideal. Not only do they keep you cold, the thermo-insulating material also keeps hot food warm. At the forefront in this category are the lunch bag SOLUTION and the thermo bag FLOW. The handy size is ideal for smaller picnics or for the next bike tour. Both ensure a good mood with their colours and can also be refined very well.

Adventurers beware!

Every summer, many people go to the water to cool off or do an adventure sport such as rafting or canoeing. In order to protect at least your belongings from the water, the drybag SPLASH is a must for us. Its tarpaulin material in combination with the ingenious closure system protects the contents from splashing water. In addition, the bag offers a lot of space for large-area screen printing.

Drybag SPLASH - HALFAR®

City trips, for sure!

Despite the current situation, many will certainly take a city trip this year, especially in their home country. To be on the safe side with your smartphone and wallet, we recommend bags like our monostrap or one-shoulder bag TREND. Both can be carried on the back as well as in front of the body, making it almost impossible for thieves to steal anything. Belt bags such as the BREEZE or SOLUTION also keep personal items safe.

Sustainable shopping

Also shopping and strolling through the shops is possible again. Many have been waiting for this. To ensure that the topic of sustainability is not forgotten at the same time, shoppers made of (organic) cotton or recycled materials, for example, can be an appropriate advertising gift. This way your customers can place their logo here on the one hand and on the other hand encourage their employees and customers to adopt a sustainable lifestyle. Another practical feature is that the shoppers made of lightweight materials can always be taken along. Just put them in your handbag or rucksack and take them out when needed and stow your purchases.

Don’t have the right one yet?

Besides the summer bags presented here, you will find a lot of other bags in our online shop, which are just waiting to make the summer a little bit more colourful with their colours. If you have any questions or suggestions the promotional bags team will be happy to help you!

Pflegekraft

Assemble Survival Packs with HALFAR® Bags

HALFAR® mouth and nose mask

In our blog post for the special campaign “Support for everyday heroes” we have already presented a bag model that is suitable as packaging for hygiene sets. Because when we are on the road more often these days, it is practical to always have the necessary aids, such as masks, gloves and disinfectants with you.

Making these items available already as a set can make a positive contribution. In some places, protective glasses or a “goodie” may also be a motivating part of such a set – the advertising trade certainly has the right set for every target group.

When soon more people are on the road again, on public transport, in shops or during necessary visits, we need aids to protect each other from infection, such as masks, gloves and disinfectants. Making these items available as a set can make a positive contribution. In some places, protective glasses or a “goodie” may also be a motivating part of such a set – the advertising trade certainly has a good solution proposal for every target group.

In the following we have therefore put together some additional model ideas from the HALFAR® range that are suitable for employee, starter or customer sets. Because HALFAR® bags stand for functional mobility and offer solutions for all purposes, so that the right equipment can always be included. We would be happy to advise you personally on our models, protective masks or the ideal advertising application.

As a support we have compiled PDFs for you to use for communication with your customers.

 

If you need more arguments, or would like to know which products are particularly suitable for which application, read on here.

Hands free and mobile in use – practical for nursing staff

By car from patient to patient. Good, if nothing can be forgotten and you can still keep your hands free. Because protective masks, disposable gloves and disinfectants protect the old and sick who need daily care and support. Belt pouches or monostraps can be a good solution for such purposes. They offer the necessary storage space, can be worn all day and are always with you without restricting the necessary freedom of movement.

HALFAR® offers a variety of belt bags: from waterproof to fashionable, from affordable to professional. In our range you will find the right model for every application, every budget and every brand message. In addition, good news, the name of the carer or the carer’s name can be placed prominently on the model with an individual print or embroidery.

If it may be a little larger because mobile devices are needed to record data, the so-called monostrap backpacks are a good choice. This pocket shape also guarantees freedom of movement and the comfort of having everything at hand.

Safely on the move: sets for travellers and people who want to be safe on the move

Shopping with a mouth and nose mask

But not only people in care are on the move, either professionally or privately. Even in public transport, on the train or elsewhere, such as in the supermarket, the distance rules cannot necessarily be observed. All the better if the necessary protective equipment is always at hand.

In addition to the belt pouches and monostraps already mentioned above, (small) zipper pouches, which keep everything handy together, can be an ideal solution for this target group. Depending on the intended use, different models are available. For example the SOLUTION, which takes on the necessary utensils for a longer journey, as well as the zipper bag COLLECT, which ensures that everything is ready to hand in the backpack or shoulder bag. But also the stylish RETRO, the well-organised TRAVEL with two zipped compartments and the SWITCH, which looks like a small suitcase, offer the best organisational talent at an attractive price.

Small and practical bags from HALFAR® - ideal for the use of survival packs

Small bags that are suitable for different purposes.

Starter sets for teachers: How besides chalk also hygiene products can be on site

Speaking of talent: The first returnees are also expected in the schools. It is therefore all the more important that the necessary hygiene utensils are also included here.

Whether with the case ORGANIC, which can stand on the table during the lesson, and then closed with the drawstring and held at the handle to go to the next class. Or with the zipper bag ORGANIC, which is available in 3 different sizes. The HALFAR® assortment offers some possibilities. In addition to these cotton models produced according to GOTS, the drawstring bag PLANET, made of cotton production cuttings, and the PVC-free case ELEGANCE, by their very nature, encourage us not to lose sight of the important issue of sustainability in these times. The students will be grateful.

Welcome back to Office: Welcome the employees back to the office

Support for employees who come back from homeoffice

Last but not least, we should not forget the many employees who will be returning to work in the coming months from their home offices or from short-time working. Welcoming them warmly and providing opportunities for the protection of employees is a sign of appreciation and can make an important contribution to their health both within the company and beyond. After all, the materials provided can also be used during leisure time. For example during a bicycle tour or an evening walk. This is how companies and employees stay healthy.

HALFAR® backpacks - ideal for the use of survival packs

Natural Easter egg painting

Dyeing Easter eggs? Naturally!

Easter is just around the corner. Even if this year everything is a little different than usual, many are already looking forward to the traditional egg dyeing. Here, children and parents come together and can give free rein to their creativity in dyeing and decorating. But why always buy the finished Easter egg dye from the supermarket, if there is another way?

We have a creative solution for the holidays: Natural egg dyeing with food and plants. This is exactly what we have always wanted to try. And since unusual times can also be an occasion to get to know “new things”, we want to introduce you to the most popular sustainable alternatives and encourage you to experiment.

Natural Easter egg dyeing - HALFAR®

The colours of nature

On the right we have prepared an overview of the most common “natural colorants”. Below we explain what you have to consider in order to achieve the desired colour shades. Before cooking it is recommended to clean the eggs with vinegar water. This will help them to take on the desired colour better afterwards.

The following descriptions refer to the hot dyeing method. Following the described procedures, the colour solution can be filtered before the eggs are hard boiled in it.

All colour variations can be achieved not only in a hot brew, but also in a cooled one that has drawn enough before. So even the little ones do not burn their fingers. For this purpose, the eggs are precooked as usual before dyeing them, and then left in the dye until the desired colour is achieved.

Golden yellow with turmeric

Anyone who has ever used (fresh) turmeric knows how difficult it is to remove the coloured stains everywhere afterwards. This is exactly the reason why it is ideal for dyeing Easter eggs golden yellow. To do this, cut fresh, peeled turmeric into pieces and boil it for about 1-2 hours in plenty of hot water. If you can’t find fresh turmeric, you can also try the powder, which also colours well.

Red to brown with onion skins and coffee

Probably the best known dyeing technique is the use of onion skins. These were used long before the use of artificially produced egg dye. To do this, let about 2 handfuls of onion skins soak in 1-2 litres of boiling water for a few minutes. Coffee can also be used for brown tones. Take about 50 g of ground coffee and boil it for max. 30 minutes.

Intense red with beetroot

Beetroot has a similar colouring effect on all kinds of rootstocks as turmeric. Barely touched, the red colour does not get off your fingers as quickly. Ideal for dyeing eggs! Here too, the red root is precooked in just under 1 litre of water for about 15 minutes.

Green tones with parsley, spinach and nettle

Theoretically, all green, non-toxic plants can produce a wide variety of shades of green. However, not every plant achieves the same colour intensity. Parsley, spinach and stinging nettle are particularly popular for egg dyeing. To do this, cook a bunch of the desired plant in 1 litre of hot water for about 30 minutes.

Blue tones with red cabbage and blueberries

Since there are many different shades of blue, there are also several ways to achieve a blue tone. Popular ingredients are red cabbage and blueberries, e.g. from the freezer. Take about 1 cup of each and boil them in 1-2 litres of water for up to an hour, depending on the desired shade.

Of course you can also experiment with other foods and (non-toxic!) plants yourself and possibly get new shades. There are no limits to your creativity!

Decorate naturally beautiful? No problem!

You don’t have any stickers or glitter pens in the house to put the finishing touches to your Easter eggs? No problem – there are also numerous sustainable ideas.

How about discreet leaf motifs, for example? You can get these if, for example, parsley is placed on the eggs. Then the eggs can be safely positioned in a nylon stocking or a thin net and boiled or dyed as described above.

Decoration for natural Easter eggs

Another possibility is the rice method. For this you can put the egg for example in an old washed-out yoghurt cup, add a few grains of rice and a little of the colour you made yourself. Close the lid, shake well – and you have a nice speckled pattern.

In addition to these two suggestions, there are many more ideas on how to decorate your Easter eggs.

And now have fun trying it out!

Now we wish you a lot of fun while experimenting. If you like, you can send us a picture of your artwork to social@halfar.com. We are looking forward to your ideas and wish you a wonderful Easter already now!

P.S.: If you are still looking for a card for your Easter greetings, we have also prepared something in DIY style. Have a look now and send greetings!

Easter Greetings from HALFAR®

Homemade Easter greetings from HALFAR®

The time has come again: Easter is just around the corner. Usually the family comes to visit and the little ones are looking for Easter eggs, but this year is different. The current situation around the Covid-19 makes sure that many families will not see each other. In order to give their loved ones a present anyway, creativity is now required. Therefore, we at HALFAR® have designed an Easter present for you.

What do you actually give?

In addition to colourfully painted eggs and the popular chocolate bunnies, there are other gifts that always go down well. These absolute classics among the gifts include personal, handwritten greeting cards. And not for nothing. Whether as a gift or as a separate card, everyone is happy about personal greetings or congratulations.

Therefore, we have designed greeting cards for you, which you can easily download and print. Two of the cards can also be colored according to your own taste. Simply add your wishes, send them to your loved ones and give them joy.

Homemade Easter greetings from HALFAR®

Homemade Easter greetings from HALFAR®

Homemade Easter greetings from HALFAR®

Click on the button below to download the all three cards and print them in the right size!

We wish you happy Easter holidays!

If you like, you can send us pictures of your artwork via social@halfar.com. We are happy to receive your mail! Because of course we are still here for you, so you can be there for your customers.

By the way: In our section “HAL_FAR” we keep you up to date. Here you can also find, for example, the “Greetings from colleagues in the Home Office“. And, of course, we are also happy about greetings from you.

 

HALFR® - FRAME notebook shopper

Ideas by the dozen – HALFAR® presents 12 new products

Many of you have probably spotted them already: our summer innovations 2019!

Halfway through the year, we have launched 12 new bags and backpacks and a totally new decoration method for you. Below we have put together some of the special features of the new products.

FRAME – the series with the perfect frame

The stylish new FRAME series offers six bag models that are sure to be the centre of attention. These eye-catchers are both urban and respectable. With streamlined cuts and geometric quilted seams that direct the eyes reliably to the promotional message, they are the perfect carrier for any customer logo. The effect is further reinforced by their innovative decoration process: the new HALFAR FAST LANE® method.

But that is not the only thing that defines the FRAME bags. The high-quality textile material, the ingenious features and the comfortable padding that keeps any laptop and smartphone safe make the bags ideal everyday companions.

HALFAR® - FRAME notebook shopper

HALFAR®’s new FRAME series

Simple for everyday – New products for events, promotions and many occasions

Bright colours, practical cuts and versatile options for use – all characteristics of these innovations. These three bags are made for anyone who wants to tread their own path – without a lot of luggage.

The ORGANIC reusable bag, the bag with mesh and strong base, is a real all-round talent. It is the sustainable alternative to plastic when buying vegetables or bread. It is the transparent organisation assistant in the household. It is the ventilated bag for laundry while travelling. And above all, it is a versatile promotional item made of 100% organic cotton and produced in accordance with GOTS. With decoration on the front and back too, of course.

HALFAR® - reusable bag ORGANIC

HALFAR®’s reusable bag ORGANIC is made from 100% organic cotton and produced in accordance with GOTS.

We have also added two new models to the popular FLOW series:

Be free. Be on the go. At festivals. Travelling. In town. To uni. On a bike. To the office. With friends… The cross bag FLOW provides the bag to match this feeling. Simple, lightweight, designed and made for everything that counts. Extremely good value and in seven bright colours, too. Feel free!

HALFAR® - cross bag FLOW

HALFAR® – cross bag FLOW: ideal for festivals

A cool bag can be sexy, too – we provide the evidence with the FLOW thermo bag. A sandwich for breakfast or a salad for lunch easily fit inside. Whether for a big appetite or little snack – the bag adapts with its various closure options, and looks exceptionally appetising with its fresh colours.

HALFAR® - thermo bag FLOW

HALFAR® – thermo bag FLOW: the small cool bag while on the move

 

Growth in premium bags

We have developed successful series in the premium bag sector, too.

The monostrap HASHTAG is the small, flexible version of the popular laptop backpack. Only one strap? Of course! That makes the HASHTAG monostrap a casual and very flexible companion. Comfortable to wear on your back when cycling or on your front in a crowd. This compact bag may have only one strap, but its design and features are all the more complex. Just a few more key words: integrated USB charging port and cables for the powerbank, rubber loop for glasses on the shoulder strap, bike light attachment, zip tag in six colours…

HALFAR® - monostrap HASHTAG - the functional backpack alternative

HALFAR® – monostrap HASHTAG – the functional backpack alternative

Some people are backpack fans, others prefer shoulder bags. Luckily, we can please them all with the LOFT series. The new backpack completes the series and offers everything that was so exciting about the shoulder bag: the characteristic fastening that can be attached in a choice of two lengths. The luxurious padding on back and straps. The shimmering modern material. It all makes sure that everyone is one thing: a LOFT fan. And with the new LOFT laptop backpack, laptops etc. can be carried very comfortably on the back.

HALFAR® - notebook backpack LOFT

HALFAR® – notebook backpack LOFT

And the COMMUNITY laptop backpack is the ideal addition to the models in this elegant series. It is back: the classic-cut backpack. A rounded top, a generous superimposed front pocket and a handle. A favourite piece for every occasion – especially when it is made from such supply PU artificial leather as our COMMUNITY laptop backpack. Needless to say, with padded laptop pocket.

HALFAR® - notebook backpack COMMUNITY

HALFAR® – notebook backpack COMMUNITY: classic and elegant

Curious? You can find out more about the colours, functions and decoration options of our new models in our promotional bag shop.

 

Experience the new products live at TREND 2019

If you can’t get enough of our new products and want to see the individual bags for yourself, you are warmly invited to TREND 2019 on September 27. Come along to the HALFAR® booth, experience the bags live and find information and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you!

GWW TREND 2019

The HALFAR® catalogue – anytime, anywhere!

Our online bag catalogue gives you inspiration when on the go and talking to customers. Be it the annual catalogue or new products, our online catalogues are available anytime, anywhere. Just click on the corresponding button below.

 

If you have any further questions, requests or suggestions related to our new products, your contact for promotional bags will be happy to help.

Rucksack DIAMOND von HALFAR®

HAPTICA® live with the Promotional Gift Award 2019

The time had come again, and the HAPTICA® live opened its doors on 19th and 20th March 2019. The motto of this year’s event was “Look & Feel” and accordingly, there was plenty to see and touch. 198 exhibitors at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) presented innovations, bestsellers and highlights from their programs, impressing the 1,840 visitors to the event. A large number of visitors from marketing, purchasing, agencies and the promotional products trade were fascinated by the possibilities and a further in the quality of haptic advertising material.

This was also helped by the fact that, for the first time, the 44 winners of the Promotional Gift Award 2019, the Oscar amongst advertising prizes, were not presented in showcases but in an open presentation form.

17 years of award tradition

193 advertising media submissions in 7 categories

7 qualified jury members

44 winners

This form of presentation enabled visitors not only to look at the winning products, but to try them out and to grasp them in the truest sense of the word. In this way, they were able to get a full idea of what had encouraged the jury to choose the product and the extraordinary things about haptic advertising.

The DIAMOND backpack by HALFAR® was also able to capture both the jury and the audience this year.

DIAMOND – impresses across the board

The innovative shape of the drawstring bag impresses with lightness and dynamism, is PVC-free and offers a huge range of possibilities for one or more individual decorations. Its shape makes it possible to carry the backpack on both sides, so that both the front and the back have space for an advertising message.

As a stock item, it displays cutting-edge diamond decor, which can be customised with screen printing, embroidery, metal emblem and transfer printing, amongst others.

The DIAMOND's material is PVC free.

HALFAR®’s backpack DIAMOND isn’t only stylish, but also satisfies with its PVC free material.

 

Individual custom-made products can be realised as a unique bag with an all-over decor. The generosity of the available space makes these designs particularly effective.

In this way, the backpack can be designed completely individually, with or without diamond decor.

With its functional features, it offers a high usage and identification value for the user, making it a real alternative to plastic bags & co.

HALFAR®'s backpack DIAMOND

Theresa says: “My DIAMOND is always with me. Whether at festivals, while shopping or on a city trip. Everything fits inside and it looks stylish.”

The DIAMOND’s special characteristics

capacity of 12 litres

suitable for A4 documents and catalogues

large, lenght-adjustable straps

separate zipper pouch

soft, foldable, robuts, durable and PVC free material

Sustainably produced?

With all the advantages, the question remains: How was the product made? The DIAMOND backpacks, just like all other HALFAR® bags, are all manufactured in compliance with the ILO core labour standard. This ensures that production is assured from a social point of view. The agreement includes the exclusion of child labour and forced labour for example, and gives workers the right to undertake collective bargaining; a guarantee of adequate wages. The fact that the agreements are not only valid on paper, but also complied with, i.e. that the working conditions and quality of the product are right, is guaranteed by HALFAR® via local employees, audits and regular inspections.

The constituent parts also impress. The material of the DIAMOND is durable, marketable and safe to use and does not require the use of PVC and the associated plasticizers. The constituent parts of the materials used are tested by independent institutes; something we guarantee through our “tested materials” label.

Are you interested in our way of doing business sustainably? Then read more in our Sustainability report.

Stay cool with cool bags by HALFAR®

“Stay cool!” – Cool bags by HALFAR®

Stay cool with cool bags by HALFAR®

The cold season says goodbye and summer is coming. Soon we will again hear the sentence: “Let’s eat outside today, the weather is so great!” At HALFAR®, we have developed exactly the right cool bag for any situation. Our aim was and is to perfectly combine design and functionality. The following article will tell you what it is that makes HALFAR® cool bags so special.

A design, that is never boring

At HALFAR® we know that in today’s world, design is just as important as innovation and functionality. Our designers have managed to pack the cool bag functions so appealingly that no one thinks of promotional bags at first glance. High quality materials, such as aluminium for example, but also hardwearing substances such as polyester, give the bags a sophisticated look. Intelligently attached side pockets also ensure that nothing will be lost – guaranteed!

Cool basket by HALFAR®

 

Advertising success guaranteed!

As our bags serve promotional purposes, advertising must not be neglected. Therefore, all cool bags offer lots of space for all kinds of logos and allow fantastic colour co-ordinations, meaning there is no limit to creativity. Various options for decoration also contribute – such as screen-printing or embroidery. Or maybe you will choose a high-quality metal emblem? One thing is for sure, however: advertising is always at the forefront and makes each bag an individual piece! Attention is pre-programmed.

A clear conscience is free!

One of our most important principles is the sustainability of our products. This aspect is particularly important for products that come in contact with food. For this reason, more than half of our cool bags can adorn themselves with the “PVC free” seal. However, a sustainable product must also be durable and hardwearing. Our bags easily last many years due to their tough materials. Of course, food can also be stored in our cool bags without any worries. The “food grade” certification provides the confirmation. Each of our cool bags is equipped with a cold insulating coating inside, which makes sure that the contents stay cool and fresh for a long time. Nothing can stop you now from spending a long day outdoors!

 

The perfect companion

Each of our cool bags is special in its own way. But there is one thing they all have in common: their functionality. Whether you’re out shopping for frozen pizzas or on your bike with a six-pack of cold drinks, we always have the right design!

Stay cool with HALFAR®'s cool bag FAMILY XL

The HALFAR® team at the PSI 2019

PSI 2019 – Review and preview for the new year

The PSI is over – it’s a good opportunity to look at what the new year has in store for our HALFAR® bag fans, and to look at the impressions made at the trade fair.

This is what it sounds like in numbers:

17,602 distributors of promotional materials, agencies and industry customers were at the exhibition halls in Düsseldorf for three days, checking out the new products on the promotional materials market at this year’s PSI. Over 1,000 exhibitors presented their innovations and top items. More than half of the exhibitors came from abroad. A total of 38 nations were represented.

One of the highlights again this year: the hourly fashion shows. The models also presented HALFAR® bags, fashion from James & Nicholson® and caps from MyrtleBeach®. The strong assortment was impressive, displaying its full effect through the interplay of articles, while offering customers a range of possibilities for the presentation of their brands.

Visitors  could also take a close look and get a feel for what profession and passion for “in product” promotional materials looks like at the CHOICE sisters Daiber, FARE®, mbw®, SND and HALFAR® stands (Karlowsky® was not represented at the trade fair this year). “Connecting passion” was the motto that brought together what belongs together, once again with the opportunity to “come together” this year in the CHOICE lounge.

The CHOICE Lounge at the PSI 2019

Visitors at the PSI get a tasty snack in the comfortable atmosphere of the CHOICE lounge while talking about new products with their customer advisors.

Innovation, function, trend and product series: these were the four major HALFAR® themes this year at the PSI 2019 in Düsseldorf.

There was quite a lot to admire: In addition to the 12 new products that were released in Summer 2018, 28 new bags were also introduced. There is definitely something for everyone!

In addition, a HUGE highlight skilfully complemented the trade fair impression.

Oversized backpack STEP at the PSI 2019

HALFAR®‘s HUGE surprise at the PSI 2019: visitors were fascinated by the oversized STEP backpack with Polaroids from our “HALFAR® around the world” category.

New products and bestsellers

PSI visitors admired HALFAR® promotional bags on 13 shelves, which gave them a great overview. In addition to the 40 new models, there were also numerous bestsellers on display, including bags from the Business, Outdoors and Sustainable categories. Each one is embellished individually with a logo.

This way the trade visitors once again were assured that HALFAR® promotional bags not only look great with functional design, they are also perfectly geared towards customer needs.

The possibilities and services revolving around promotional labelling were also examined closely on site on the living object and discussed with colleagues.

Innovations

“Innovations are in our blood” and “good solutions, too”. The reactions to our new items proved that these aren’t just empty phrases. With its qualities, the DIAMOND backpack was the first to impress the jury of the Promotional Gift Awards, thereby causing a stir amongst customers. A real eye-catcher with its distinct diamond design, this custom-made answer to the needs of promotional material distributors has a young and modern appearance.

Backpack DIAMOND by HALFAR®

The DIAMOND backpack is a real winner. Not only did it impress the jury of the Promotional Gift Award 2019, but the trade fair visitors as well.

The HASHTAG notebook backpack also made eyes sparkle with the “I want that too effect”. Technologically-adept customers in particular were thrilled by the many functions and innovative appearance. Equipped with lots of (hidden) pockets for laptop and tablet, it also provides enough space for all the other items. A special highlight: a built-in cable that can be used to connect a powerbank to a mobile phone. A colour matching zipper is the finishing touch that skilfully complements this innovation!

Notebook backpack HASHTAG by HALFAR®

Technology-enthusiasts were thrilled by the notebook backpack HASHTAG made by HALFAR®.

The BASKET cool-shopper, developed from our reliable BASKET shopper, fascinates with its new cooling function and optimised features. It makes shopping really fun!

Cool shopper BASKET by HALFAR®

The BASKET shopper makes shopping even more fun.

Functions

Everyone knows that a bag can’t just look good – it also has to serve its purpose. And when this purpose is something special, the bag has to match that too. That’s why we added the TEAM, BREEZE and SKY series, as well as the WORK writing case to our portfolio. These bags impress with their absolute functionality  – and look absolutely stylish.

See what visitors were excited about:

 

Trend

Those with a good sense for new trends and an eye for good design, were thrilled by our six new items in the Trend category. Any trendsetter is happy to be seen with the new COMMUNITY PU-series, the colourful backpack series FLOW and FRESH, plus the trendy LOFT shoulder bag and new cotton items.

 

 

Additions to the family

Good things can keep growing and win points as a collection. Our URBAN, JOURNEY, ELEGANCE and BEACH series now all have additional family members. A warm welcome to the 2019 assortment of bags:

 

Personal and in colour

Every year at the PSI, it is exciting to meet your telephone contact partner in person or to meet them again after a long time. That’s why our employees are there on site, to offer consulting and present our new items and bestsellers. Exciting conversations are had, contacts are made, while knowledge and experiences are exchanged. We were excited about everyone who made their way to our stand at the PSI again this year.

We will be at the PSI again next year, to introduce our newest bags.

In the following slideshow you can have a look at some more impressions from the fair:

Everyone out! Outdoors is in.

All about the newly discovered wanderlust and love of the outdoors

“Kids, the weather is so great, go outside!” Those, like me, who grew up listening to this sentence, often have a double-edged relationship with a blue sky. Naturally, as a child I would sometimes also have rather spent more time indoors or in front of the television than was good for me. When I had to go outdoors, however, I really could take pleasure in being outside.

No one is left out with the outdoors

The word outdoors had not been invented when I used to meet with friends outside; rolling down North German dikes, stomping in rubber boots in fish ponds, collecting conkers, and it did not exist when I went camping, cycling and made fires as teenager. And yet always noticed again and again: Outdoors is more than just the fresh air my mother wanted me to experience. Outdoors is, in the best sense of the word, is the feeling of being “untroubled”, being free.

Outdoors in the city

Hotspots for urban fresh air fanatics:

  • Beer garden
  • Swimming lake
  • Park
  • Allotment garden

The essential outdoors

Today outdoors is a megatrend and a lifestyle. Here are just a few examples for what people like to do outside today:

  • Eating outdoors is in. Ever larger barbeques and completely furnished garden kitchens prove this impressively.
  • Drinking outdoors is in. Beer gardens blossom even in the north of the republic and quite often innkeepers extend the season into the winter with blankets and heaters.
  • Working outdoors is in. Urban gardening is the trend, such as growing vegetables – even in the city. On balconies, in front gardens or in rediscovered allotment gardens people are raking, sowing and harvesting to their heart’s content. And office workers too stick their laptops under their arm and work in the park.
  • Holidaying outdoors is in. Increasingly luxurious camping sites are shooting up with more and more gigantic motor homes arriving by the minute. They turn ordinary camping into glamorous “glamping”.
  • And naturally, being active outdoors is in. In the past, strolling, cycling and hiking tours weren’t something, which you could boast about to your friends. But today, you can.

Tip: Hiking in the west

3 exciting routes in NRW:

Above all: Hiking! Since Hape Kerkeling’s book “I’m off then” at the latest, a real stampede has headed towards pilgrim and hiking routes. Today, even hipsters from the city lace up their hiking boots at the weekend and setting off. Sauerland, Harz and Teutoburger Forest are no longer synonymous with a bourgeois way of life but are hot new destinations for weekend trips.

Not without my backpack

The best HALFAR® outdoor companions:

  • Trekking backpack MOUNTAIN
  • Backpack ADVENTURE
  • Backpack TRAIL
  • Backpack TOUR
HALFAR Outdoor backpacks

Our four outdoor backpacks are ready to go!

This is how you truly experience nature and with all your senses: Seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting, hearing… and fitness, which focuses on the forest ground instead of the treadmill.

And perhaps this is the best thing about outdoor pleasures such as hiking: It really does not need much. OK, a little protection from wind and weather wouldn’t go amiss depending on the region. A pair of good boots is obviously a must when hiking. And a sensible backpack can lighten up a day outdoors in the truest sense of the word. Otherwise minimalism is recommended. You won’t find any WIFI on hiking routes either. Thank goodness! Give it a try!