Our Family

Andreas Funkenhauser

CEO & Athlete

Dominik Donhauser

Project Management

Teresa Wimmer

Marketing & Controlling

Roman Setzmüller

IT & Web Development

Florian Ruhland

CEO Engineering

Christine Overbeck

Fabrics & Design

Felix Weinkauf

Industrial Engineering

Ludwig Standl


Our Story

As passionate mountain bikers, colleagues at AFR Engineering GmbH and as friends, we were more and more often faced with a problem which became unacceptable to us on our extensive mountain bike tours in the summer of 2016. The goal was to overcome carrying passages in an easier, more comfortable and, above all, safer way.

No more obstacles should be insuperable, no peaks unattainable.

Passion for sport meets technical innovation.

In the wake of this issue, we - Andreas Funkenhauser, Florian Ruhland and Dominik Donhauser - wanted to develop a solution, which allows us to do just that.

Due to our passion for the sport and our strong affinity for technology, after many long nights and untold overtime, we developed the first concepts and simple prototypes, which immediately inspired us and pushed us forward in the search for the perfect solution.

Modular system means sustainability!

It relatively quickly became clear that it should be a backpack, which offers the possibility to take a mountain bike quickly and safely and to carry it on the back, without having to compromise in the design or in the safety. A vision was born!

In our discussions during the development process, we learned about the need for a special backpack in a variety of sports areas. We expanded our vision into a modular backpack system. This approach was also in line with our basic value of sustainability: a backpack for all sporting preferences under the brand OUTENTIC!

We realized: We need reinforcement, the OUTENTIC family had to grow! We were able to inspire five motivated personalities among our friends, working in various professional disciplines, the fashion and product designer Christine Overbeck, the graphic designer Julia Ruhland, the business engineer Felix Weinkauf and the engineer Ludwig Standl. From this point onwards and with ambitious goals in mind, the undertaking "Mountain Bike Backpack" took off and increasingly became a heart project.

In association with experienced experts from the textile industry and marketing professionals, we have created a brand and a product that not only provides us, but also – and above all – our families, friends, and customers with real added value and new possibilities in tour planning.

In the entire development process, from the initial idea to the serial production, we have never lost sight of our values ​​for which we stand as OUTENTIC. We have always been aware of our responsibility towards the environment and our customers. Our products stand for the highest quality and safety down to the smallest detail. TOGETHER, we want to achieve great things, which is not only the claim to ourselves but also a promise, to all who support us on this way!